Who should partner Van Dijk?

Who should partner Van Dijk?

With the record £75 million signing of Dutch international defender Virgil Van Dijk, Liverpool have taken major steps towards addressing the defensive frailties that have plagued Jurgen Klopp’s side throughout his tenure. Whilst having a world record defender is great, Liverpool can’t expect Van Dijk to solve the team’s defensive problems alone. Almost every team in history that has had a solid defensive record has built their foundations upon a centre back pairing that remains almost ever-present throughout the season. …
Is Mohamed Salah's start to the season being underplayed?

Is Mohamed Salah's start to the season being underplayed?

When Liverpool signed Mohamed Salah for £36.9m on 22nd June 2017 it wasn’t to the kind of fanfare one would expect for a club record signing. Sure, many Liverpool supporters were made up with the transfer, but it didn’t feel huge in its magnitude. It didn’t reverberate around the league. Certainly when you consider what was to follow. By the end of the transfer window, Mo Salah would prove to be only the 10th most expensive signing of the summer. …
Fantasy Premier League Insight - Season so far (Part 1)

Fantasy Premier League Insight - Season so far (Part 1)

Season so far (Part 1) With the Premier League season 7 games in and yet another international break in progress (meh)...Let's have a look at the season so far and Fantasy assets who have brought #FPL managers joy or misery thus far. GW1 GW2 GW3 GW4 GW5 GW6 GW7 Arsenal W L L W D W W   Arsenal have done well to steady the ship after a fairly poor start. After consecutive losses versus Stoke and Liverpool, fans were calling …
Liverpool 2 Leicester City 1 - Match Report

Liverpool 2 Leicester City 1 - Match Report

Liverpool v Leicester City July 22nd, 2017 Hong Kong Stadium Premier League Asia Trophy Final Liverpool lineup - Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Lovren, Milner, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Coutinho, Salah, Firmino, Origi Subs: Mignolet, Gomez, Henderson, Sturridge, Grujic, Klavan, Moreno, Solanke, Flanagan, Kent, Woodburn Hong Kong Stadium was the venue for today’s pre-season ‘tournament’ decider. Klopp started with a very attacking side - from the lineup, it looked like Wijnaldum would be the designated holding midfielder, with Lallana and Coutinho just ahead of him. …
Liverpool Must Build on Season of Progress

Liverpool Must Build on Season of Progress

It's been a season of progress at Liverpool Football Club. Having ended the 2015/16 campaign in a disappointing 8th place, the consensus was that Jurgen Klopp had done a good job at recycling such a limited squad inherited by his predecessor, Brendan Rodgers - leading Liverpool to both the League Cup & Europa League final respectively in the space of seven months. The real challenge for Klopp was to transform a distinctly unimpressive side into top 4, and possibly, title …
Liverpool v Arsenal Preview - Key Battles

Liverpool v Arsenal Preview - Key Battles

After a humbling defeat at Leicester on Monday, Liverpool are back with a huge Premier League game at Anfield on Saturday. Arsenal are the visitors and Jurgen Klopp's men will hope that their wonderful form against the top-six this season continues. It will be a challenge though. The Reds are once again expected to be without Jordan Henderson and Dejan Lovren's fitness is still uncertain. The captain, in particular, was missed against Leicester, as the midfield was easily overrun by …
Yes, Klopp Is To Blame. Now What?

Yes, Klopp Is To Blame. Now What?

"Consistency is to do what you have to do always. We’ve brought ourselves into a situation where everyone can doubt our attitude. That’s really our fault, our mistake and nobody else’s." Jürgen Klopp
If you're bothering to read anything associated with Liverpool FC this morning then you are either calm enough to put football into some kind of perspective or frenzied enough to actively search for something to rail against and deride. Either way, you are welcome here. There will …
Liverpool Must Create A Shakespearean Tragedy

Liverpool Must Create A Shakespearean Tragedy

You all know the predictable narrative for Monday night. Your world-weary mates and naysaying Twitter gurus have already told you what will happen. Leicester City, following their remarkably cynical decision to axe Claudio Ranieri, will benefit from the 'new boss bounce,' or at least some sort of 'caretaker convalescence,' as the delightfully monikered Craig Shakespeare takes temporary control of first team affairs. Liverpool, needing desperately to build upon the foundations of the win against Tottenham, will come immediately unstuck against …
Liverpool 4 - 1 Leicester City - Tactical Analysis

Liverpool 4 - 1 Leicester City - Tactical Analysis

The start of the 2016/17 season has been largely underwhelming for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and indeed for the clubs fans. A high octane start in the win at Arsenal was followed by a largely ineffectual performance against newly promoted Burnley. The last game before the international break saw Liverpool somewhat unfortunate to come away from a trip to Tottenham with only a 1-1 draw. Finally after the league has paused to catch its breath after the international break we …
Kop Still Silent For Daniel Sturridge

Kop Still Silent For Daniel Sturridge

Liverpool fans can be called as biased as others wish to. But Daniel Sturridge is the best English striker at the moment, probably in the past decade. Any fan, neutral or supports another club who are reading this can throw Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy’s goals & assists tally at me any day you want, but that will never change my opinion. So here’s why you should change yours. Sturridge has been a phenomenon since he’s signed for Liverpool in …
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