Klopp’s Campaign Management

Klopp’s Campaign Management

Stubbornness, single mindedness, arrogance and an absolute inability to adjust one's methods, can be the downfall of even the best managers in modern football. In recent years we have seen the likes of Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho, unable to adapt to the modern needs of Premier League football, with both departing the division at relative low points. The signs are often evident, the fall off from brilliance usually gradual, but the reason for the decline always consistent. Football changes, …
Liverpool 3-2 Milan: Player ratings as Reds wrestle back three points

Liverpool 3-2 Milan: Player ratings as Reds wrestle back three points

When Liverpool win their opening Champions League group game 3-2 at Anfield, it tends to be good omen. This was a game that got the juices flowing in a similar vein to that victory over Paris Saint-Germain three years ago, except this time the scoreline gave it the illusion of a contest. Thanks to a Jordan Henderson winner that will universally be called Steven Gerrard-esque, Liverpool can bask in what was, on the whole, a supremely dominant display. Here's how …
Leeds 0-3 Liverpool: Observations as Elliott injury mars excellent victory

Leeds 0-3 Liverpool: Observations as Elliott injury mars excellent victory

When Liverpool fans say that playing Leeds 'should suit us', this is why. Having been shut down by the low block of 10-man Chelsea prior to the international break, the Reds must have relished the space and the freedom they were afforded here. That's not to say Leeds are a push-over. Some would point to today and their opening day thrashing at Old Trafford and argue that they're an ideal opponent for top sides. On the other hand, though, this …
Fabinho - A World Class Extension

Fabinho - A World Class Extension

Extending contracts within a transfer window can be underwhelming for many fans. The need to see a marquee signing arrive can become obsessive, to the point of panic. The new shiny toy can be marvelled at, but we must never forget those who got Liverpool to where they are, and where they strive to be. When world class teams achieve great things, the most important task is to ensure the squad is not torn down. In Liverpool’s case, they have …
Fabinho Renews Reds Contract and Aims to Lead Club to More Success

Fabinho Renews Reds Contract and Aims to Lead Club to More Success

Liverpool midfielder Fabinho signed a new contract extension with the club that should keep him at Anfield until at least 2026. Fabinho was unveiled as a surprise signing back in May 2018, just 48 hours after The Reds lost to Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Kyiv. Yesterday, Liverpool announced that the Brazil international has put pen to paper on a new deal with the club until 2026. Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, a clearly upbeat Fabinho described his happiness …
Huge chance for Naby Keita to prove his worth at Liverpool

Huge chance for Naby Keita to prove his worth at Liverpool

It's fair to say Naby Keita's Liverpool career has been a disappointing one. There have been sporadic good moments thrown in, whether it be eye-catching performances, silky dribbles or relentless presses, but he hasn't come close to reaching the heights expected of him. When Keita sealed a move to Liverpool from RB Leipzig in 2017, the excitement was palpable, and those 12 months prior to him actually playing for the Reds seemed to make expectations even greater. After a vibrant …
Curtis Jones - The Next Step

Curtis Jones - The Next Step

There have been many young Liverpool players that were primed to make it to the top, however the list of players that actually make it is rather short. Liverpool cannot simply blood youth and maintain levels, thus the domestic cups and throwaway Champions League games are used to give minutes to certain players. Trent Alexander Arnold represents the current academy graduate that has fully established himself in the first team. His rise through the Liverpool system is a sign that …
Naby Keïta - Last Chance Saloon

Naby Keïta - Last Chance Saloon

Liverpool must sign a Gini Wijnaldum replacement

Liverpool must sign a Gini Wijnaldum replacement

So here we are, in a post-Gini Wijnaldum Liverpool world. The Dutchman was a wonderful servant for the Reds during five hugely successful seasons and will forever go down as a modern-day legend at Anfield. Much like Ronnie Whelan in the 1980s, he rarely made the headlines - both had a penchant for scoring big goals, though - but he was vital to everything Liverpool did. He knitted the midfield together beautifully, did endless unsung off-the-ball work and was a …
Ozan Kabak Future Tied Into Ligue 1 TV Strife

Ozan Kabak Future Tied Into Ligue 1 TV Strife

Ozan Kabak joined Liverpool on a loan deal on transfer deadline day in January in order to provide an injury-depleted squad with natural defensive nous and experience. Fabinho and, to a lesser extent, Jordan Henderson had been operating in the heart of the Reds' defence and this -- along with Henderson's inability, through no fault of his own, to play in the role -- had destabilised the defence as well as the midfield. Without these two options in his engine …
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