European Away Daze

European Away Daze

Friday 18th March The draw. This is where it really starts. The fabled legend who you can’t quite recall doing something remarkable alongside the official from UEFA reminding you of something from the Eurovision Song Contest. There won’t be any “dooze pwaan” for anyone here, just fate… and possible destiny. By the time the sixth team is drawn, we can easily deduce a trip to Dortmund is on the cards but home or away first remains a question. Once answered …
Dortmund vs Liverpool - Europa League Preview

Dortmund vs Liverpool - Europa League Preview

Liverpool travel to Germany to face Borussia Dortmund on Thursday night in the first leg of the quarter finals of the Europa League. Thursday's game promises to be quite the spectacle with a return to Germany for Jurgen Klopp making all the headlines in the build up to the crucial tie. Both sides will be looking to take an early advantage over the two legs and enhance their chances of progressing into the semi final and getting the sought after …
Top Four Is On For Liverpool, People

Top Four Is On For Liverpool, People

For those of you who took the time to click on an article so shamelessly titled in such an abhorrent manner, fear not: I am not deluded. Though many have mused that very possibility, and while there have been times when that may have been the case, this is not one of those times. While schedule congestion will work against the Reds in their attempt to seal a top 4 spot by season’s end, a combination of simple mathematics, a …
Liverpool v Dortmund: A Dream Draw

Liverpool v Dortmund: A Dream Draw

It was written in the stars, with an almost certain inevitability to it, that Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund would be drawn together in the Europa League quarter-finals. For Jürgen Klopp and everyone associated with Dortmund it is a very emotional tie; you only have to look back at his final game at the Westfalenstadion to see just the depth of that. I defy anyone to watch those scenes and not have a tear in their eye. “Echte liebe” is Dortmund’s …
Can Origi be Liverpool's Lewandowski?

Can Origi be Liverpool's Lewandowski?

When Jurgen Klopp was appointed as Liverpool manager at the beginning of October many fans took to social media to give their thoughts on how the current squad could replicate how the mentalist German set up his successful Dortmund side. One of the favourite comparisons was that £32.5 million man Christian Benteke would be Liverpool's answer to Robert Lewandowski. There's an obvious comparison to make between the two with both being goalscoring no.9's but for many fans that's where the …
Henderson and Can – Struggling in a '2'?

Henderson and Can – Struggling in a '2'?

Amidst mediocre performances against the likes of Augsburg in the Europa League and Manchester City in the Capital One Cup finals, the midfield (or lack of) has been the biggest topic when it comes to pinpointing the flaws of the Klopp-influenced Liverpool side. A high-calibre midfield sets the tone for the rest of the team given that it is indeed the position that serves as the balancing act between the defensive duties of the side as well as the supporting …
Who Could Liverpool Draw in the Europa League?

Who Could Liverpool Draw in the Europa League?

The Reds made hard work of it but they're through to the last 16 of the Europa League. The English media often treat this competition with disdain as though it's the European equivalent of the League Cup. Their ignorance is astounding as this year's final 16 rivals anything the Champions League could offer.  Excluding the two English sides, United and Spurs, these are the potential sides Liverpool could face. Fenerbache The Turks are currently second in the Turkish Premier League, …
Klopp wants Heavy Metal Football but has he Inherited Spinal Tap?

Klopp wants Heavy Metal Football but has he Inherited Spinal Tap?

When it comes to Liverpool Football Club, I’m forever the optimist. A glass half full sort of person clinging to an undying faith that the football powerhouse we once were, we will be again. One day. Hopefully. Okay, I’m mostly the optimist. But there are times when it’s necessary to take a step back, drop the rose tinted’s and survey the current landscape for what it is. Times when being a realist offers a bigger, and unfortunately at this moment …
What is Liverpool's best centre-back pairing when everyone is fit?

What is Liverpool's best centre-back pairing when everyone is fit?

Injuries have blitzed the Liverpool squad since Jurgen Klopp was appointed as manager in October. Within his first week as manager he'd lost Joe Gomez for the season with an ACL Injury. Immediately he was down to just four first team centre-backs. Four centre-backs for practically an entire season and of those four two of them, Mamadou Sakho and Dejan Lovren, have a habit of picking up injuries. It's not exactly the ideal scenario for a new manager. Fast forward …
What would signing Mario Gotze mean for Coutinho?

What would signing Mario Gotze mean for Coutinho?

Early last week German tabloids started to report that Bayern Munich weren't in contract negotiations with Mario Gotze to have him commit his future to the club. That's not to say he won't be offered a new contract but by all accounts Bayern tend to get their contract sorted before Christmas. With less than 18 months remaining on his current Bayern deal could the little German be on the move this summer, and would a reunion with Klopp be something …
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