Enjoying a Different Type of Liverpool

Enjoying a Different Type of Liverpool

Well, this is bizarre. Not since the days of Rafa Benitez has Liverpool’s fanbase, as a collective, been able to relax. No, not when Martin Skrtel and Dejan Lovren compounded previously inflicted wounds, very visible wounds that kept on bleeding. Calling the 2014/15-era Glen Johnson a liability would be a compliment, Lucas Leiva’s personal hobby of giving away dangerous fouls on the edge of the box was conducive to heart problems and Kolo Toure (hero that he was) conceded one …
Liverpool Football Club has a new identity

Liverpool Football Club has a new identity

Fast, high energy, counter-attacking football - Liverpool Football Club has a new identity. When Jurgen Klopp was appointed manager back in October 2015, Liverpool Football Club was a team that lacked any sort of identity, yes we were a historic club who once use to grace & conquer Europe on a regular basis but ask any supporter what a Liverpool side looked liked following Rodgers' dismissal and they'd find it hard to tell you. They might point you in the …
Red Rant: We Don't Need No VVD

Red Rant: We Don't Need No VVD

I’m all for the unsubstantiated transfer rumour. Football itself and certainly Twitter wouldn’t be the same without them. The incremental steps, when Liverpool is rumoured to be monitoring a player, continuing to monitor, then comes the inquiring, then considering a bid, then surprise competition comes in from a rival club, and on and on… it’s all part of the romance, right? But for clubs at the level of Liverpool the rule has to be that the romance period can only …
Liverpool vs Manchester United: Coutinho must shine in Mane’s absence

Liverpool vs Manchester United: Coutinho must shine in Mane’s absence

Watch Liverpool take on Manchester United today with NOW TV - AnfieldIndex readers get a special 15% discount! Liverpool against Manchester United is one of English football’s biggest rivalries, with these age-old enemies set to resume battle at Anfield this afternoon. For the Reds, it will be an early season acid test to see if Jurgen Klopp’s men can keep pace with one of the Premier League’s form teams, while injuries to key men will make the task tougher. Sadio …
A Liverpool Problem, Not a Klopp Problem

A Liverpool Problem, Not a Klopp Problem

A lot has been said recently with regards to Liverpool’s latest slump in form, that saw the Reds lose three home games in a row, go from the red arrows to paper planes and relinquish their chance in two very good cup competitions. Probably for the first time in his tenure, fans are (and rightly so) asking questions of manager Jurgen Klopp, and this is well within anyone’s rights to do so. That being said, I do have to disagree with …
How Gerrard Made Me a Liverpool Fan

How Gerrard Made Me a Liverpool Fan

This article is going to be a lot different than what I normally write up or tweet. It’s not going to be an analysis, it’s not going to be a tactical discussion, it’s not going to be a player profile, and it’s not going to be an opinionated piece that gets people to churn their thoughts. In light of Steven Gerrard’s retirement from football as a professional player, I felt it was only right to honour the incredible journey of …
10 out of 15 points, why is it so important to me?

10 out of 15 points, why is it so important to me?

For anyone who follows my Twitter account, (@mrmarksimpson) or coming across me on the EPL podcast, you will have heard me banging on about how important it is for Liverpool to break the season down into 5-game blocks, aiming for 10 points every block. A lot of the time, replies I get are, “Why? What’s the point?” Well, I think it is time to put it down in writing and explain the methodology behind this. Firstly, the math: 10 points …
The League Cup Is Still Important

The League Cup Is Still Important

The League Cup is irrelevant. The Champions League, despite bearing little resemblance to its previous incarnation, is the main pot to win and while the F.A Cup will always be the main domestic cup competition, the – God help us – EFL Trophy has been relegated to the lowest of tournaments. It’s an embarrassment to the footballing calendar. No one is remotely arsed about it. Jesus, even Birmingham City won it a few years back. League Cup Schmeague Cup. However, …
Can the Attack Fire Liverpool into the Top 4?

Can the Attack Fire Liverpool into the Top 4?

The Liverpool Echo, more specifically James Pearce, recently published an article informing Liverpool fans that Jurgen Klopp no longer had an interest in Bayern Munich's Mario Gotze and he was happy with his attacking options moving forward into the new season. Given the Reds were looking to bring in Monaco's Kylian Mbappe and Rennes' Ousmane Dembele it does strike me as odd that after only one attacking signing coming in so far this Summer in Sadio Mane, and with Jordon …
Forget the past, Forget the future - It's time to embrace the here and now

Forget the past, Forget the future - It's time to embrace the here and now

Liverpool Football Club stands at a crossroads. A club blessed with the most illustrious of histories, struggling to find success in the modern game. For too long our supporters have focused on the clubs past achievements, past players and past managers. A fanbase living in the splendour or the squalor, of years long past. I've always found it important to embrace the past, as it moulds and shapes the club we've become, the supporters we now are. But we need …
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