Why Alisson is still the best goalkeeper in the world

Why Alisson is still the best goalkeeper in the world

Twitter can be a strange place. Manuel Veth, freelance football writers for a number of outlets, is of the belief that Manuel Neuer has been better than Alisson Becker this season. When asked to explain his thought process behind this shout, he refused and told me to write an article on why he’s wrong. So here it is. Liverpool’s No.1 has been unlucky with injuries this season. The 27-year-old has started just 20 times in the Premier League and five …
Goals change narratives

Goals change narratives

There was never going to be an ideal time to pause football but doing so after a loss was always going to be torturous. Liverpool’s last outing was a 3-2 loss to Atletico Madrid. There’s no shame in losing to a team managed by Diego Simeone, even if they aren’t in the best form. The Argentine tactician has masterminded some famous victories during his time with Atleti. It isn’t necessarily the prettiest football but it is successful, sort of.  However, …
Imagining A Post Apocalyptic Anfield

Imagining A Post Apocalyptic Anfield

A small drone whizzes down a deserted street. Two mangy dogs face off over possession of a discarded can. The tin echos as it bounces across pavement and concrete. The camera pans up, past the shuddered businesses and grey landscape as a shimmering, modern stadium comes into focus. Post apocalyptic Anfield. Because, no matter what happens to society, football will live on. Right? That is the assumption we're going on at least because if we can't assume Liverpool are coming back to …
A Football Club is About More than Just Football

A Football Club is About More than Just Football

There have been so many yearnings for what we no longer have. A platitude of moral dilemmas trying to figure out how much we’re allowed to miss football whilst also framing every such pining with “we know football’s not important in the grand scheme of things.” But, it is, isn’t it? If anything’s been proven over the last week, it’s that football is both immeasurably important and of no consequence whatsoever. It’s allowed to be both of those things at …
Why is Virgil Van Dijk so underrated?

Why is Virgil Van Dijk so underrated?

When does a player become too good that people start to underrate their performances? In Virgil van Dijk’s case, it was almost immediately after he moved to Liverpool. Though he went on to claim the PFA Player of the Year in his first full season at Anfield, many put that down to the hype surrounding him. The fact he was the world’s most expensive defender for a period of time meant all eyes were on him and, to the annoyance …
Why Villa away is Liverpool's biggest win of 2019/20

Why Villa away is Liverpool's biggest win of 2019/20

When Liverpool do eventually win this Premier League title, there will always be moments looked back upon as the most pivotal during the season. For me, the game that stands out more than any other is the trip to Aston Villa in November. This was long before the Reds started building an unfathomable lead over Man City at the top of the table - a time when many still viewed Pep Guardiola's all-conquering side at favourites. On November 2nd, Liverpool …
David Alaba The Swiss Army Knife Liverpool Need

David Alaba The Swiss Army Knife Liverpool Need

This upcoming transfer window — whenever that will be in the coronavirus paused footballing world — could well be Dejan Lovren’s last at Liverpool. The Croat defender has proved a divisive player amongst the Reds fans since his £20M switch from Southampton in the summer of 2014 and his Anfield stint almost came to an end last summer as a move to Roma was apparently close. However, the Giallorossi failed to agree a fee with Liverpool and Lovren — who …
Best games of 2019/20: Leicester 0 - 4 Liverpool

Best games of 2019/20: Leicester 0 - 4 Liverpool

The current authority-imposed hiatus from football due to the ever-saddening Coronavirus outbreak gives us all time to reflect on a plethora of subjects. Inevitably, for those obsessed with football and the thought of Liverpool finally claiming that Premier League title, thoughts turn to some of the Reds' stand-out performances of what has been a marvellous season. There have been so many moments of magic and significance that it's impossible to say one moment trumps all others, but for me (and …
What should Liverpool do with Naby Keita?

What should Liverpool do with Naby Keita?

When Liverpool beat FC Barcelona, FC Bayern and a host of Europe’s elite to secure the signature of Naby Keita it was heralded as a coup. The Guinean captain was a whirlwind in the middle third for RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga and appeared to be the definition of a box-to-box midfielder. He scored goals. He made assists. He racked up tackles and interceptions at an alarming rate (4.81 during his final season in Germany), and his dribbling figures were …
Salah v TAA – Who is Liverpool’s TRUE ‘MVP’ of 2019/20?

Salah v TAA – Who is Liverpool’s TRUE ‘MVP’ of 2019/20?

In real terms, the only ‘contest’ involving Liverpool now is an internal one—namely, the identity of who becomes the club’s latest Player of the Season. But who deserves it more? We highlight two main candidates, with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Mohammed Salah as the prime outfield contenders. ‘TAA’ – Already up there with Gerrard? Underdog stories within sport come in many forms, with the legendary Champions League final comeback of 2005 and last year’s two-legged fightback versus Barcelona being Liverpool’s standout contributions this …
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