Analysing the Benefits of Liverpool Not Being in Europe

Analysing the Benefits of Liverpool Not Being in Europe

Suffering from the mid-week hump? Had it up to your oven-mitts with Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood? Stuck for something to do after work? Wonder no more football fans, for we have been blessed with the return of the greatest and most corporate competitions of them all, the UEFA Champions League and Europa League. You know what that means for Liverpool fans though, don’t you? That’s right – some free time watch Bake Off and catch up on Andrew’s rocking …
Klopp or not - Liverpool forever inconsistent

Klopp or not - Liverpool forever inconsistent

Set the scene. Liverpool are  clear at the top of the Premier League table, Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge are on course to become the league's top goal-scorers and Steven Gerrard has had statistically one of his strongest seasons in a Liverpool shirt. It was all going so well for the Reds in the 2013-14 season. There were poor performances though against Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion where Liverpool were kept to a draw but then all of a …
2016/2017 - The Season of Sturridge?

2016/2017 - The Season of Sturridge?

Love him or loathe him we as Liverpool fans have to accept that Daniel Sturridge's Liverpool career has been a bit of an unsolved mystery. The mystery revolves around whether the year Liverpool finished as runners up in the Premier League and Sturridge hit over 20 goals was an anomaly. As bizarre as it sounds people do loathe Sturridge. They resent the fact we've been so reliant on him and he hasn't been there to shoulder the burden. To them …
Liverpool - No European Football, A Blessing In Disguise?

Liverpool - No European Football, A Blessing In Disguise?

The Europa League campaign has been the shining light, in what was a season of mixed fortune. Many supporters claim it's been a failure, well I for one certainly don't. As bitter a pill losing a final to Sevilla was, just a year former the club had been embarrassed 6-1 by the hands of Stoke, with the dismal European campaign long over. Not only that, but the players looked dejected, with no signs of hope, progression or success on the …
Liverpool Supporters: Pessimistically Optimistic

Liverpool Supporters: Pessimistically Optimistic

Liverpool Football Club is a massive club, to say the least. The supporters are those who know it better than anyone. After all, we’re the ones who have witnessed the highs and lows over decades and decades. Players, managers, and staff come and go. But it’s us fans, who are the constant in the equation. A little over seven months ago, Jurgen Klopp has replaced Brendan Rodgers, who was in the drivers seat for three and a half seasons, and …
Liverpool still haven't mastered the PR game

Liverpool still haven't mastered the PR game

"I'm looking forward to the new season with Bayern."
- Mario Gotze, 23/05/2016 Liverpool aren't allowed nice things. Their potentially quixotic end to the season now a distant memory as Mario Gotze seemed to end all the rumours by committing his future, short-term at least, to current club Bayern. This news comes less than a week after the Reds capitulated in the second half of the Europa League final to not just miss out on the Champions League …
Not wanting Europa League Football is a mistake

Not wanting Europa League Football is a mistake

There’s a train of thought currently steaming along that suggests not competing in Europe next season is actually a blessing for Liverpool and Klopp. That it was a Champions League or bust situation, and bust was worth more than a spot in the Europa League. It’s a train of thought that I won’t be boarding, and have never truly understood. In both the run up to, and the wake of our two cup final appearances, and ultimately failures, this season, …
Victory in Defeat for Liverpool

Victory in Defeat for Liverpool

Our second half capitulation against Sevilla in Basel was very painful viewing. Almost 24 hours on from the loss and our heads still replaying the Sturridge worldy and how different it could have been if not for that offside interaction and penalty claim. Then Moreno’s inability to make a tackle and thus, breath-taking destruction of our European dream. We all woke up with that feeling of complete and utter loss for the second time this year. Some have still not …
The Uniqueness of European Finals

The Uniqueness of European Finals

The 1984 European Cup final was the first I can recall watching Liverpool in; I was only 8 years old at the time and staying at my Grandparents' house. I vaguely remember throwing a tantrum because I was sent to bed during the second half, despite my protestations that Liverpool were my favourite team and I simply had to watch them play on the telly. Unfortunately, my family were not as into football as I was, even at such a …
Home Comforts & The Anfield Factor

Home Comforts & The Anfield Factor

A few months ago, Liverpool had lost the League Cup final to Manchester City, on penalties, then a few days later they exacted a bittersweet 3-0 revenge upon Manchester City at Anfield. Arguably this illustrated Klopp's impressive ability to motivate his players, but when you consider that Liverpool played a weaker side in the latter of the Manchester City fixtures, and were utterly dominant, against a City team that still harboured beliefs of winning the title, only then do you …
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