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, …
The Harvey Elliott injury

The Harvey Elliott injury

Why is it the people who regularly criticise referees for poor decisions are now using the fact Craig Pawson didn’t blow for a foul as a way to back up their beliefs that Pascal Strujik should not have been sent off?  Likewise, those who regularly mock the likes of Danny Murphy, Gabriel Agbonlahor and most ex-pros who now work as pundits are now using Harvey Elliott’s opinion as a way to justify to others that their opinion is right and …
Leeds 0-3 Liverpool: Observations as Elliott injury mars excellent victory

Leeds 0-3 Liverpool: Observations as Elliott injury mars excellent victory

When Liverpool fans say that playing Leeds 'should suit us', this is why. Having been shut down by the low block of 10-man Chelsea prior to the international break, the Reds must have relished the space and the freedom they were afforded here. That's not to say Leeds are a push-over. Some would point to today and their opening day thrashing at Old Trafford and argue that they're an ideal opponent for top sides. On the other hand, though, this …
Harvey Elliott - Definitely, Maybe

Harvey Elliott - Definitely, Maybe

The amount of young hopefuls to pass through the Liverpool factory is almost unlimited. Every fan will one day come across a name or a face as they watch some obscure early stage FA cup match, and see a senior pro still playing lower league football, that was was destined for the top. I can recall certain players like Adam Morgan, Samed Yeşil, Martin Kelly, Jordan Rossiter and Dani Pacheco that I believed would break into the first team, and …
Liverpool Make It Two Premier League Wins From Two With Burnley Victory

Liverpool Make It Two Premier League Wins From Two With Burnley Victory

Liverpool continued their 100% winning start to the Premier League season with a 2-0 win over Burnley at Anfield. Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane scored the goals in front of full Anfield house as the Reds, after a slow start, deservedly swept to victory against Sean Dyche's visitors. Burnley, who were undefeated away to Liverpool for two seasons, started well and they tested Alisson early when Dwight McNeil -- comfortably their best player on the day -- let rip with …
Why Harvey Elliott might be a better fit in midfield

Why Harvey Elliott might be a better fit in midfield

Everyone just assumed Harvey Elliott would be the long-term replacement for Mohamed Salah. I imagine it is because both are left-footed and both are better when they’re allowed to cut inside from the right.  However, Elliott impressed in midfield during a pre-season friendly, with Salah deployed in his usual right-wing role. Klopp praised the youngster afterwards when speaking to LFCTV: “I don't think Harvey had ever played that position for us, but he looked good.” What if Elliott is the …
Squad role for Harvey Elliott at Liverpool next season?

Squad role for Harvey Elliott at Liverpool next season?

Many football fans are guilty of getting carried away about young players, particularly English individuals who play for their own team. It's only natural, in fairness, with the thought of a young homegrown talent eventually becoming a superstar one of the most appealing stories in the game. We have seen it firsthand with Steven Gerrard and Trent Alexander-Arnold, but they are still in the huge minority, with so many not making the grade. Liverpool supporters have been guilty of over-hyping …
LFC Midweek News Roundup

LFC Midweek News Roundup

As Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool continue their preparations for two big games over the next four days, we take a quick look at all the LFC news this week. Liverpool had to settle for a 0-0 draw with Manchester United at Anfield last Sunday in their Premier League clash. The Reds are now four league games without a win and three matches without a goal. They have the chance to change their form on Thursday night when Sean Dyche's Burnley men …
Harvey Elliott Future Proofing Liverpool's Midfield

Harvey Elliott Future Proofing Liverpool's Midfield

Liverpool's young players have won much acclaim this season. Curtis Jones, Caoimhin Kelleher, Neco Williams, and Rhys Williams have all played a big part in the Reds' campaign -- probably owing to the injury crisis that has engulfed the first team and the opportunities it has given them to play -- so far and have done themselves proud with some strong performances. Another Liverpool youngster -- albeit one who is out on loan -- is excelling this season is Blackburn …
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