Which Liverpool Players Should Enter Into The Next Phase

Which Liverpool Players Should Enter Into The Next Phase

It’s international week, and unless it’s a major summer competition, I rarely pay any attention to the results and performances. The games usually revolve around occasions of no consequence, uneven match ups, silly qualification games, and a raft of ever-changing line ups. I checked on Monday to see whether the international break was over, only to learn it hadn’t even started. Liverpool's premature halt in their season has meant a prolonged stop, and it feels longer than the entirety of …
Liverpool's Disjointed Attack

Liverpool's Disjointed Attack

The game against Bournemouth was the first time this season that Liverpool had been able to get Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah involved properly.   Prior to that, the wide forward pairing had struggled to influence proceedings on a consistent basis. Diaz, for example, had taken seven shots in his three Premier League appearances. Across matches against Fulham and Crystal Palace, he had an Expected Goals average of just 0.21.  Granted, the sample size isn’t the largest but it was a …
Do Liverpool need an attacker?

Do Liverpool need an attacker?

All of the focus has been on whether or not Liverpool need midfield reinforcements over recent weeks. The attack has been somewhat neglected.  It is one of those areas for the Reds that, on paper, looks well stocked. In reality, though, it is a little light. At surface level, Jurgen Klopp has five senior attackers at his disposal in Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz, Roberto Firmino and Darwn Nunez. He also possesses Fabio Carvalho and Harvey Elliott could play …
Manchester United v Liverpool - Klopp Needs To Up His Own Game

Manchester United v Liverpool - Klopp Needs To Up His Own Game

If you had the chance to listen to the latest edition of ‘Rate, Don’t Hate’ podcast on the Anfield Index, you’ll know that I’m all for some form of shake-up within this current Liverpool team. As it stands, the injury crisis is alarming, and will make certain decisions a necessity when the times comes to picking the eleven for next Monday evening. What we do know is that Darwin will be joining that injury list for the next few weeks, …
Liverpool v Crystal Palace - Time For Darwin To Explode

Liverpool v Crystal Palace - Time For Darwin To Explode

No Liverpool fan is happy with how the Reds' opening game against Fulham went, and it really is a question as to who starts this game. Injuries are an issue, but there is still more than enough to collect all three points. The balance of the team needs to be addressed and certain games simply require certain players to be starting. We know Thiago Alcantara is out, joining both Curtis Jones and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the midfield injured list. With …
Fulham 2 - 2 Liverpool: The Post Mortem

Fulham 2 - 2 Liverpool: The Post Mortem

Jurgen Klopp is world class in every sense. His personality, his coaching style, his ability to evolve, his adoration of the wonderful support, and his affection towards his players. It is this last part which can often cause the odd mishap in his spectacular Liverpool reign. His loyalty to certain players is applauded by many, and there is obviously great pride in how he treats his players. Players that have felt the warm embrace of the big German would run …
Darwin - Return Of The Number 9

Darwin - Return Of The Number 9

I wrote just prior to the RB Leipzig friendly how patience was required for all new players. I was keen to state how pre season is nothing more than the warm up to the season, and how we had to trust the process of integrating new arrivals. The match score (and more to the point, the scorers against RBL), surely ratify some of those thoughts, and it hasn’t take long for the negative comments to swing round to pure jubilation. …
Au Revoir To The Three Musketeers

Au Revoir To The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers are notoriously a trio of sword wielding heroes, who use their different personas to swashbuckle themselves to victory. The idea is that their mantra of ‘all for one, and one for all’, is enough to see them overcome the most insurmountable of odds. This Sunday in France could well be a fitting finale to another group of three, as the Reds begin their final preparations to Saturday’s match against Real Madrid. In a Jurgen Klopp reign that …
Firmino fully deserving of Liverpool century duty

Firmino fully deserving of Liverpool century duty

Roberto Firmino has, throughout his time at Liverpool, proved to be a perfect sidekick for other superheroes dressed in red. The Brazilian has never complained at having to play the role of Robin as the likes of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane have set about performing their best Batman impressions. For a man from South America, standing in the shadows can be as rewarding as one under the brightest of spotlights, with their plaudits to be found even when others …
Bobby & The Etihad Corral

Bobby & The Etihad Corral

The gunfight at the O.K Corral is an historical moment that has been retold many times over, throughout various western movies. Depending on your age, movies that still seem fairly modern to me will probably be deemed ancient by the generations born after me. Tombstone was a brilliant film that had every scene stolen by Val Kilmer, as the notorious gunslinger, Doc Holiday. This man was a peculiar man, that had a charming manner and bespoke ability in particular situations. …
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