Time for a winning mentality to return at Liverpool

Time for a winning mentality to return at Liverpool

When you look at Liverpool’s most successful teams of the 21st century, they all had one thing in common: a winning mentality. They often never knew when they were beaten, and they would overcome moments of adversity thanks to sheer quality and an outstanding team spirit. Both Gerard Houllier’s treble-winning side and Rafa Benitez’s team of the late 2000s had it in abundance, even if a Premier League title did elude both. They became genuine forces in Europe, winning the …
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What is "Success" for Liverpool FC?

Back to the Future As the dust settles on another domestic season we get an opportunity to assess where our great club is at, and the journey we can reasonably expect it to bring us on in the season to come.  As discussed on the LFC Daytrippers pod last week, some fans are happy to just enjoy watching their team play an exciting brand of football.  Any success achieved along the way is treated as a bonus.  The big deal …
Not wanting Europa League Football is a mistake

Not wanting Europa League Football is a mistake

There’s a train of thought currently steaming along that suggests not competing in Europe next season is actually a blessing for Liverpool and Klopp. That it was a Champions League or bust situation, and bust was worth more than a spot in the Europa League. It’s a train of thought that I won’t be boarding, and have never truly understood. In both the run up to, and the wake of our two cup final appearances, and ultimately failures, this season, …
Liverpool - A Home Away from Home

Liverpool - A Home Away from Home

For The Love of the Club In September 1999 I made my first trip to the city of Liverpool.  We were playing United at Anfield and I just had to get there.  I was 19, and accompanied by two of my best mates.  Dinny, was a fellow Reds fan, but Eddie was a United supporter.  He still wanted to come for the weekend and enjoy the sights while maybe sampling what some of the local bars had to offer. The …
2001's Liverpool vs the current side - Is It Possible?

2001's Liverpool vs the current side - Is It Possible?

Gerard Houllier's Liverpool achieved legendary status with their treble winning season. Can Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool manage the same feat? Is it even possible? Simon Brundish and I analyse the squads with stats for the 2001  team and the current side and try to see whether or not this current Liverpool team can achieve greatness. They compare the quality of the squad, look at the average age, the number of games played and goals scored as of January 28th in both …
Final Boarding for Liverpool Flight 15-16 to Europa League

Final Boarding for Liverpool Flight 15-16 to Europa League

“Thursday nights on Channel 5, Thursday nights on Channel 5” a song that has rung around English grounds for years mocking those clubs who partake in Europe’s secondary competition. First of all, it’s on ITV now but more importantly why is the competition so frowned upon by English football fans? The format? The clubs involved? Or the Thursday nights at 8:05pm? There have been many gripes since the change from the UEFA Cup but how different is the Europa League …
A Manager's Balancing Act | Liverpool FC

A Manager's Balancing Act | Liverpool FC

Is there a perfect Liverpool Manager? There have been twenty two people fortunate enough to manage Liverpool Football Club. Some successful, a few who failed to live up to the high expectations of the great club, and one, to my recollection, that was disastrous.  There has been a trend amongst them all since the 1990’s though: they’ve all not delivered the title. Whilst the club's expectations may differ from the glory days, the fans still seem in the mindset of …
Another False Dawn for Liverpool FC? Not This Time!

Another False Dawn for Liverpool FC? Not This Time!

Those tinges of heartbreak from seeing Manchester City winning the league, and not the Reds, were instantaneously replaced by the euphoria of actually being in a title race until the very last day of the season. Universally, nobody would dare say this was a failure of a season in anyway. Not even the judgmental mainstream media. History will ultimately judge Rodgers’ team, built in his image of flair, confidence, guile, steel, and of vulnerability, that it will grow on to …
Liverpool FC's 24 Years in the Wilderness

Liverpool FC's 24 Years in the Wilderness

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