Liverpool 1 - 1 Crystal Palace - Man Of The Match

Liverpool 1 - 1 Crystal Palace - Man Of The Match

Harvey Elliott The teenager started, and was the bright spark of very few positives for the Reds. His youthful enthusiasm means he is currently a must in the first eleven, and hopefully with some Naby shaped control in the middle (and 11 men on the pitch), he can continue his good form against Man United in a weeks time. His willingness to bring Mo & Trent into play was evident, and his decision making on point when possession was needed. …
Liverpool 1 - 1 Crystal Palace - The Player Ratings

Liverpool 1 - 1 Crystal Palace - The Player Ratings

Liverpool 1 - 1 Crystal Palace - The Player Ratings Alisson Becker - 6.5 Came in for some flak last week. He could do nothing for the opening goal, and was superb in denying Zaha shortly thereafter in a one on one. Had little to do, in another frustration filled game. Trent Alexander-Arnold - 6.5 A rare poor outing versus Fulham, he looked to redeem himself immediately. He was eager in trying to unleash those ahead, and probably should have …
Will Logic Prevail For Liverpool In This Window…

Will Logic Prevail For Liverpool In This Window…

One of the saddest moments for any football supporter, is when their teams summer transfer business is prematurely complete. Now and and again, I’ll type in the name of a player we’ve been linked to, and read only the twitter threads that state a signing is imminent. Anything that offers bad news (often logic) is dismissed, and I start to envisage what could be. A deep dive to uncover some background on the player might come next, with a thorough …
What If It Is Harvey…

What If It Is Harvey…

The likelihood that Liverpool sign Jude Bellingham this summer is pretty remote. Players have left, and important regeneration players have come in. This window (and last) must still be deemed successful, and will help reshape the team going forward. If a deal were financially viable, Bellingham would be targeted without doubt. But the fact that Erling Haaland left this summer (for Manchester City), means Borussia Dortmund may stand their ground with Jude. At the start of last season (some 13 …
New Kids On The Block

New Kids On The Block

I often try to avoid most pundits nowadays, as I struggle to make sense of the drivel spouted. I do sometimes enjoy the bluntness of Roy Keane and Graeme Souness, and the banter between Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville was initially entertaining. BT Sport is currently employing the worst group of analysts going, and their only contender for poor punditry is those on the BBC. I think Danny Murphy still kicks about talking nonsense, alongside a few others I just …
Harvey Elliott - The Right Stuff

Harvey Elliott - The Right Stuff

Last week we saw Dele Alli sign for Everton, in a move for a player once seen as England’s next great midfielder. When Dele Alli was emerging through the ranks at Milton Keynes Dons, he was heavily linked to Liverpool. Brendan Rodgers was desperate for ideas in a post Luis Suarez world, yet the deal never materialised. The Liverpool transfer committee botched that deal, and he went on to have a spectacular few years at Spurs, much to our annoyance. Whether …
Liverpool 3 - 1 Cardiff - The Player Ratings

Liverpool 3 - 1 Cardiff - The Player Ratings

Caoimhin Kelleher - 6.5 Possibly lucky with the yellow card incident, and moments of rashness needs to be parked. No fault for the goal, and Milner should be pinned for the blame there. Trent Alexander Arnold - 7.0 Another assist, in an ordinary performance against another low block side. The thought of this man being joined by Elliott and Mo once more is tantalising. Kostas Tsimikas - 7.0 Crossed, crossed and crossed some more. A willing outlet and good deputy …
Why Curtis Jones could be Thiago's backup for Liverpool

Why Curtis Jones could be Thiago's backup for Liverpool

Curtis Jones has gone under the radar this season. Harvey Elliott’s exploits early on coupled with his injury issues has meant people have kind of forgotten about the 20-year-old after an impressive 2020/21 campaign.  He’s back now, but what role can he play for the Reds moving forward? Liverpool find themselves in limbo in the middle third. They have the numbers and you could argue that they have the quality if you’re looking at players on an individual basis, but …
Curtis Jones, his development and his future for Liverpool

Curtis Jones, his development and his future for Liverpool

Curtis Jones has been a bit of an afterthought this season.  Injured in pre-season, he missed the start of the campaign and then had to settle for a watching brief as Harvey Elliott claimed a midfield position for his own.  He’s made just one start this term and that arrived in the Carabao Cup. For the first half, he was operating as the deepest midfielder with Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain flanking him. It was a new role for him …
Klopp’s Campaign Management

Klopp’s Campaign Management

Stubbornness, single mindedness, arrogance and an absolute inability to adjust one's methods, can be the downfall of even the best managers in modern football. In recent years we have seen the likes of Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho, unable to adapt to the modern needs of Premier League football, with both departing the division at relative low points. The signs are often evident, the fall off from brilliance usually gradual, but the reason for the decline always consistent. Football changes, …
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