Liverpool World Cup Watch: Matchday 2

Liverpool World Cup Watch: Matchday 2

Time flies by. Each team in Qatar has already played two matches, and some fates have already been decided. Qatar and Canada crashed out early while England and Brazil are now guaranteed a spot in the knockout stages. Ghana bested South Korea in a Match of the Tournament contender, while the US held England to a dreadfully boring stalemate. 7 Liverpool players remain in Qatar, and all of them thankfully remain fully fit and healthy. During Matchday 2, 5 of …
Could Frenkie de Jong be Liverpool's midfield saviour?

Could Frenkie de Jong be Liverpool's midfield saviour?

There have been endless reasons for Liverpool's struggles this season, but their midfield has stood out as a major problem from the moment the campaign got underway. For a long time, the middle of the park was the Reds' most solid and underrated area of the pitch, with the headlines invariably made by everyone else in the team. In Fabinho, Jordan Henderson and Gini Wijnaldum, Jurgen Klopp built a midfield that did its job to perfection, providing dynamism, discipline and …
World Cup Matchday 1: Liverpool Roundup

World Cup Matchday 1: Liverpool Roundup

The first 5 days of the World Cup are now complete, and there's been no lack of excitement. We've seen Qatar embarrassed in their opening match, both members of the 2014 final beaten by Asian teams, and a Keylor Navas performance so bad that Alvaro Morata couldn't make him look good. Drama has been aplenty, with the Qatar government being under constant scrutiny for decisions involving beer sales, "One Love" armbands, and more. Hidden among the chaos have been 7 …
Brazil vs Serbia betting preview – Liverpool duo to get off to winning start

Brazil vs Serbia betting preview – Liverpool duo to get off to winning start

Favourites Brazil get their 2022 World Cup campaign underway when they take on Serbia at the Lusail Stadium on Thursday night. The Brazilians head into the tournament in superb form having come off the back of a record-breaking CONMEBOL qualifying campaign. They amassed 45 points after winning 14 and drawing three of their 17 qualification games to finish six points clear of second-placed Argentina. It maintained Brazil’s record of qualifying for every World Cup finals since 1930 and they are unbeaten …
Tony Evans: The Pantspissers Have Been Squealing

Tony Evans: The Pantspissers Have Been Squealing

The football authorities have developed this unhappy knack of taking something special and ruining it. Generally, it’s in pursuit of money. The World Cup is a perfect example. Switching focus from the domestic season to a tournament and back again in a six-week period doesn’t work. In a World Cup summer, the season ends, there’s space to readjust before international competition begins and a similar process happens between the final and the new league campaign. There’s a sense of completion …
What To Expect From Our World Cup Reds

What To Expect From Our World Cup Reds

Sunday afternoon sees the 2022 World Cup kick off, with Qatar due to face Ecuador in the tournament opener. With this unprecedented mid-season break now fully underway, it gives a moment to look at the Liverpool players who will be participating in the most controversial of competitions. Below I’ll be detailing the players with their affiliated countries, as well as some key notes to be aware of. Brazil Alisson Becker - 57 caps / 0 goals (yet) There seems to …
Brazil WC Squad Released: Bobby misses out.

Brazil WC Squad Released: Bobby misses out.

Brazil released their squad for the World Cup in Qatar on Monday evening. The big news for Liverpool was that Roberto Firmino missed out, as Pedro, Richarlison, and Gabriel Jesus were chosen over the Reds' frontman. Fabinho did find his way into the squad, expected to compete for minutes with the Manchester United duo of Casemiro and Fred. Alisson also was unsurprisingly selected for the Seleção, and he is expected to start over Man City keeper Ederson and Palmeiras netminder …
Ibrahima Konate: The Present and Future of Liverpool's Defence

Ibrahima Konate: The Present and Future of Liverpool's Defence

Sometimes, all you need is one individual to make a huge difference in a struggling season. When it comes to selecting Liverpool's best and most important player, the same four or five names will always be bandied around. Alisson leads from the back and is unrivalled in his position in the world, the same applies to Virgil van Dijk despite an iffy campaign to date, while Mo Salah could now be one of the Reds' three greatest players of all …
Tony Evans: Stop Cryarsing! Football Has Changed

Tony Evans: Stop Cryarsing! Football Has Changed

Here’s what you can expect as a Liverpool fan in the 2020s: life will be a roller-coaster. Here’s what you can’t expect: to win the title more than once in a – and I use the phrase consciously – blue moon. It’s no use cryarsing about every defeat and every missed transfer target. The words ‘the game has changed’ are thrown around too flippantly in football. But the truth is the game has changed. The sovereign-wealth fund clubs are skewing …
The Long Term Fabinho Replacement

The Long Term Fabinho Replacement

Since Fabinho arrived at Anfield in 2018, he’s been able to cement himself as one of the top 5 defensive midfielders in world football. Even if you were to look at him just a few months back, you wouldn’t doubt his long term ability to anchor a midfield to an elite level, until perhaps now. This season has seen many Liverpool players' performances dip below their usual level, but with Fabinho closing in on his 30th birthday, it may be …
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