Post-Match RAW: Into The FA Cup Last Four & How to Judge Jota

Post-Match RAW: Into The FA Cup Last Four & How to Judge Jota

Cup rotation took place at the weekend, and not just in the Liverpool team to face Nottingham Forest as Guy Drinkel replaced Trevor Downey as host of Post-Match RAW, and Lisa-Marie Hanahan plus Dave Horrocks joined stalwart Dave Hendrick to look back at the narrow victory in the FA Cup quarter-final.  Because of the many changes in the Reds' team it led to plenty of debate about the futures of some of these players on the fringes of Klopp's …
Nottingham Forest 0 - 1 Liverpool - Man Of The Match

Nottingham Forest 0 - 1 Liverpool - Man Of The Match

Joe Gomez A brilliant defender, that is simply part of an elite group of defenders. His versatility allowed him a rare start, and he gave his very best throughout. A clearly different version to Trent’s world class level, but Joe was intent on making a strong impression. Some strong running and smart passing was even dent throughout, and he far outshone Kostas at left. Showed great willingness to give width, tremendous energy throughout, and covered his centre backs with a …
Liverpool's Joe Gomez conundrum

Liverpool's Joe Gomez conundrum

The centre-back situation  Last season, Liverpool had no centre-backs. Now, the Reds allegedly have too many.  According to a report, albeit not the most reliable ones, Joe Gomez isn’t happy with his situation at Anfield. The 24-year-old is yet to start in the Premier League this term and the majority of his minutes have arrived in weakened teams in Carabao Cup matches.  It wasn’t that long ago he was the first choice right-sided centre-back beside Virgil Van Dijk. Injuries and …
Joe Gomez - Patience Is A Virtue

Joe Gomez - Patience Is A Virtue

The Liverpool Players In Their Final Days

The Liverpool Players In Their Final Days

The final few embers of the Brendan Rodgers regime still remain, with Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Joe Gomez and Divock Origi now rotation pieces of varying quality, within Jürgen Klopp’s squad. As part of any management era, there is always incoming failures that have a shelf life. Under the Brendan stewardship, the hits were few, and the misses often spectacular. This past summer saw a few more players moved on, in what is commonly a summer of attempting to release …
The Rearguard Solution

The Rearguard Solution

Centre-back partnerships can offer sublime foundations and turn teams into serial winners. Alessandro Costacurta and Franco Baresi jump to the front of that formidable list, as a partnership that allowed the rest of the side to dominate literally everyone. In the modern game (especially within the Premier League), the ferocity of play and sheer culmination of games has now enforced adjustment to Liverpool and Jürgen Klopp’s thinking. The reds have started the season in an impressive manner, and the four …
Joel Matip - Elite When Fit

Joel Matip - Elite When Fit

Second Season Tsimikas To Enjoy Further Responsibility

Second Season Tsimikas To Enjoy Further Responsibility

On the surface, the signing of Kostas Tsimikas really hasn't worked out for Liverpool. Signed from Olympiacos in the summer of 2020, the Greek left-back -- whose acquisition was aimed at giving Andy Robertson the opportunity to rest -- only made seven appearances in all competitions in his first season on Merseyside. Meanwhile, Robertson played in every single Premier League fixture, clocking up an energy-sapping 3,368 minutes in the process of the most condensed season of all time. The Scotland …
Should Nat Phillips be a long-term option for Liverpool?

Should Nat Phillips be a long-term option for Liverpool?

For an emergency centre-half, Nat Phillips has become surprisingly divisive. At least that's the impression I get from my Twitter feed. There are those who believe he's performed well enough in a time of crisis to merit a place in Liverpool's centre-back rotation moving forward. And then there are those who acknowledge the contribution he's made but argue that he's ultimately too limited a defender to figure long-term. Liverpool should be back up to a full complement of centre-halves next …
Ibrahima Konate - The Lowdown

Ibrahima Konate - The Lowdown

At 22 years old, and 6 feet 4 inches tall, the towering French centre back comprises much of what Jurgen Klopp looks for in a central defender. His potential signing could offer some much needed assurance next season. If reports are to be believed. Since Jurgen Koop took over at Liverpool, he has signed two starting central defenders in his tenure. Joel Matip was signed on a Bosman free from Schalke, and Virgil Van Dijk for a record fee from …
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