Klopp and The Kop

Klopp and The Kop

Today Jurgen Klopp officially began his tenure as Liverpool manager and Anfield has quiet understandably lost it's mind, overcome with joy and expectation. Fans have been craving the appointment of a top-class coach since the departure of Rafael Benitez. Since Benitez's exit in 2010 it has been a succession of almost managers: Brendan Rodgers, Kenny Dalglish (in his second stint) and Roy Hodgson represent a far inferior pedigree to that of Klopp. The possibilities are potentially endless for Liverpool with …
Everton v Liverpool: 3 Things To Think About

Everton v Liverpool: 3 Things To Think About

Ahead of the Merseyside derby this Sunday, Liverpool head into the historic tie under immense pressure. Unlike previous encounters, the Reds aren't the favourites. Brendan Rodgers has led the squad through a hail of poor performances and is only just holding onto his job, Daniel Sturridge has the weight of a club on his dodgy ankles and a loss could be the catalyst for drastic change at England's most successful, and currently most suffering, club. Here are three things to …
The Importance of Winning the Derby

The Importance of Winning the Derby

Twitter is the breeding ground for bad ideas and I've seen plenty on there lately. From the petition to sign Marco Reus, the "let's all dress as Jurgen Klopp" for the Villa game movement that made the press to the recent "I hope we lose so Brendan Rodgers is sacked" gang that's starting to get some traction. I've seen tweets along the lines of "yeah a loss to Everton definitely means the end for Rodgers." Obviously I've improved the grammar …
Best and Worst of Recent Merseyside Derbies

Best and Worst of Recent Merseyside Derbies

Derby day is around the corner. The time of the season when the city of Liverpool unites in an amalgamation of red and blue. Little red children walk hand in hand with little blue children. The elderly Toffee fan gazes longingly into the eyes of the of the recently retired Liverbird wondering if she would join him for a late dinner after the game. Rival fans join each other for a harmonious, banter-filled pre-match luncheon whilst others chat cordially about …
The Merseyside Derby - A Family Feud

The Merseyside Derby - A Family Feud

In the late months of 2000, my aunt and Godmother died. That’s the same person, by the way. It was a bad time but not a double tragedy. My aunty Pat was my Dad’s sister. She was very glamorous with a mop of blonde hair, had a hearty laugh and called me ‘soft lad’. I absolutely adored her. She lived near Tuebrook, Liverpool with my cousin Lisa and I always regret not knowing her better. For some reason I was …
Clean Sheets Don't Hide The Dirt in Defence for Liverpool

Clean Sheets Don't Hide The Dirt in Defence for Liverpool

"Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed" - Irene Peter.
Defensive frailties have been at the forefront of Brendan Rodgers' reign as Liverpool manager so far. The goals of last season papered over last season's cracks and despite the improvement since Christmas 2014, Liverpool are only 4 goals better off defensively than they were at this point last season. The main difference from this season to last is that the attack isn't rescuing the defence, …
Rodgers Has 99 Problems and Big Games Are One!

Rodgers Has 99 Problems and Big Games Are One!

Nearing the end of a forgetful season it's easy to do one of two things; either remind yourself of the poor start of the season or at every given opportunity brag about the unbeaten streak we had at the start of 2015. In isolation both tell a completely different story but the season should be judged as a whole and it's interesting to see that in the big games for The Reds they've not matched expectation or performed as expected. …
Brendan Rodgers' Identity Thief

Brendan Rodgers' Identity Thief

So, does anybody know what happened to Brendan Rodgers? You know the one I mean, right? The one that had the dossier that impressed FSG so much they broke the structure they had in mind to appoint him. The one that had an ethos that the Liverpool fans got behind straight away, the whole death by football idea. The man with the supposed plan.
"You can take a swing at my ego, you can make a run at my …
Everton v Liverpool | Merseyside Derby Special

Everton v Liverpool | Merseyside Derby Special

Derby day.  What more could we ask for at this point?  Liverpool haven’t lost in 2015, and Everton won their first game since mid-December this past weekend. True, it was Crystal Palace, but a resurgent Palace nonetheless (insert sarcastic smirk here). Last time out, both sides were in a poor run of form and drew 1-1. I’ll bet the house on a vastly different scoreline after 90 minutes on Saturday evening. What Do They Think? So, this is my first …
Value For Money Signings - Premier League Infographic

Value For Money Signings - Premier League Infographic

Is it possible to buy success in the Premier League? TonyBet has collected the data from each transfer window over the past five seasons - only including ever-present clubs - trying to find the team with the best (and worst) value for money, by comparing the average net spend with their average finishing position in the table. The results of the team analysis, especially the bottom three clubs in the table below, will come as a shock to many Liverpool fans. …
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