Daniel Sturridge: Liverpool’s Potentially World-Class Wildcard

Daniel Sturridge: Liverpool’s Potentially World-Class Wildcard

There were a couple of moments at the end of last season that seemed to save Daniel Sturridge’s Liverpool career. By the time the crucial trip to West Ham rolled around on May 14th, the general consensus was that Sturridge’s continued fitness woes had left him surplus to requirements, with a move elsewhere likely this summer. Then the vital 4-0 win at the London Stadium happened. Moment number one for Sturridge was, unsurprisingly, his expertly-taken goal that gave Liverpool a …
Liverpool's Two Ways To Build A Squad

Liverpool's Two Ways To Build A Squad

Transfers in football often seem reasonably straightforward. Building a squad is easy - you just isolate areas in your squad where you need another player, either because you’re a player short or because your strongest player in that area is a weak link in the squad. Then... you buy a suitable player. But over the last few years, building a genuine squad has proved problematic for Liverpool. Partly because they’ve bought poorly, partly because there was a lot of deadwood …
It's Time To See A More Ruthless Roberto Firmino

It's Time To See A More Ruthless Roberto Firmino

There was a moment last season that made you realise Roberto Firmino was a notch down from the very best finishers in the business. Sent clean-through in a tight contest at Southampton in November, the Brazilian’s attempt at an outside-of-the-foot finish went horribly wrong. He may have only missed the target narrowly, but it was a chance that had to be taken, especially when it comes to title aspirations. Liverpool drew 0-0, and two priceless points were dropped. Similar scenarios …
Positivity Around Anfield: How Do We Cope?

Positivity Around Anfield: How Do We Cope?

What with the revelations about plans for further expansion of Anfield, the decision to dedicate an entire stand to Kenny Dalglish, the proposed state-of-the-art training facility in Kirkby and a rumoured bumper transfer spend in the summer, one could be forgiven for thinking that things were looking reasonably positive for Liverpool Football Club. This is a truly novel concept for a lot of supporters, but when you add to the mix the heady combination of a clutch of rivals dropping …
Kirkby Development Will Be Good For Liverpool

Kirkby Development Will Be Good For Liverpool

In a move that is guaranteed to cause more groans and whines of petulant exasperation than gasps of excited wonder, Liverpool Football Club today revealed images detailing the projected appearance of the planned state-of-the-art training complex in Kirkby. The plans for the £50m campus, which will house the extant Academy along with the first team, will be viewed by local residents and businesses today, as the proposed redevelopment enters into the public consultation phase. The theory is that Jürgen Klopp's defending Champions …
Sad Firmino Misses Europe

Sad Firmino Misses Europe

Sometimes this thing just writes itself. After an evening spent sipping wine and solo-chomping through what some buffoon decided to call a 'sharing bag' of salt n' vinegar crisps, Latest News was sufficiently emboldened to return to the often unsettling world of Twitter in the hope of finding suitable topics to discuss here this morning. As ever, that melting pot of horror and delight rose to the challenge, with quotes galore and terrible opinions aplenty. You see, until late yesterday …
Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur - Key Battles

Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur - Key Battles

That dreaded 10-game spell is a thing of the past. Liverpool played a game every Tuesday or Wednesday in January and for the first time since mid-December, they have got a full week to prepare for Tottenham's visit to Anfield on Saturday. It was a week that Jurgen Klopp started with giving the players a two-day break before training began again, and it was a break that a lot of the players could have done with. Liverpool are now on …
Is Origi pushing Sturridge out the team?

Is Origi pushing Sturridge out the team?

Is Origi finally pushing Sturridge out the team? Recent goals throw the Belgian up the pecking order. 2013/14 was an exciting season for us Reds, as we all recall. The finest talent to wear the shirt in Suarez, some ruthless, entertaining football from the entire team and a born finisher – Daniel Sturridge – brought us close to the trophy that seems eternally unobtainable. The English forward was a huge part of that near-success with 21 goals and displayed his …
Daniel Sturridge and Media Manipulation

Daniel Sturridge and Media Manipulation

Daniel Sturridge is one of the elite forwards in Europe. That's not an opinion, that's an actual fact. Yet if you were to scan social media or turn on one of the sports channels people go on as if it's beyond belief he's getting into the England XI ahead of the likes of Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy and Marcus Rashford. If all four were firing then maybe, just maybe, there would be something to talk about as in who fits the …
Spurs v Liverpool: Key Battles

Spurs v Liverpool: Key Battles

The demons of the Burnley defeat are still around, but Liverpool did well in avoiding a potential banana skin in the EFL Cup against Burton with a resounding win. It gets a lot tougher for the Reds over the weekend, with a visit to White Hart Lane, a ground on which we've seen some crazy highs and crushing lows. Spurs have made a sluggish start to the season, opening with a draw against Everton and an unconvincing win against Palace, where …
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