Lucas Leiva and the Anfield Cull

Lucas Leiva and the Anfield Cull

We all knew when Klopp arrived at Liverpool Football Club, we had unanimous agreement that a massive clearout of players was in order. There was the likes of Jose Enrique and Martin Skrtel that needed to be moved on from the club. Today, even without any European competition this season, the manager has found his Liverpool squad too crowded for a team that would play fifty-odd games this season, at most. As things stand, there are already a number of …
Premier League Proven isn't always a negative

Premier League Proven isn't always a negative

The Transfer Window has been officially open for nearly a month now and Liverpool's two biggest signings have been players from within the Premier League. Both Sadio Mane and Gini Wijnaldum arrived at Anfield for a combined £55 Million. Most Reds fans must have a strong feeling of deja-vu about such deals. Since Fenway Sports Group bought the club Liverpool have spent over £200 Million on Premier League proven players with varied success. Despite the questionable success of this tactic …
Farewell to Liverpool's Lesser Bearded Dragon - Joe Allen

Farewell to Liverpool's Lesser Bearded Dragon - Joe Allen

It’s never truly worked out for Joe Allen at Liverpool, has it? Hailed as the man to translate Brendan Rodgers’ ‘Death by Football’ philosophy onto the pitch, the wee man battled a shoulder injury throughout his first campaign with the club and has struggled to nail down a first-team spot ever since. But then came the beard. Allen’s cult status with the Reds took a meteoric rise when the first pictures emerged of the previously baby-faced midfielder sporting stubble. It …
Liverpool FC: The Need for a Balanced Midfield

Liverpool FC: The Need for a Balanced Midfield

Jurgen Klopp's favoured formation appears to be 4-2-3-1, so with this attacking format the two central midfielders have a huge role to play in respect of providing cover for the defence. This piece looks at if currently Liverpool have the players to provide that balance and if not, what do they require, to try to provide Liverpool with a ballast against the attacking flair that is evident within the side, to propel the side up the league this upcoming season. …
If I had £100 million to spend at Liverpool FC

If I had £100 million to spend at Liverpool FC

"Write an article about who you would sign if you had £100 million to spend at Liverpool." AnfieldIndex overlord Gags and editor of the site Dan Rhodes tempted me with this topic. I've not replaced Jurgen Klopp as Reds boss, this isn't Football Manager, Instead I've decided to head up the much fabled transfer committee; I've appointed myself as the Director of Football. I have £100 million to spend plus whatever I raise from sales to bring in players I …
The Beautiful Game - The Lookers of Liverpool FC

The Beautiful Game - The Lookers of Liverpool FC

After Liverpool announced the signing of Loris Karius my wife, who has a fleeting interest in football at best, asked if he was a footballer or model which left me thinking what would be the club's best looking team? From the ‘90s Spice Boys to the face cream team in the Nivea adverts here’s a look back at past and present Liverpool players who arguably make the best looking team of all time. The Manager: Jurgen Klopp There’s only one candidate …
Criticising Klopp's Debut season is Lazy

Criticising Klopp's Debut season is Lazy

It's bewildering to me but there are some fans who are dissatisfied with how Jurgen Klopp's first season as Reds boss panned out. A run to the Europa League final littered with memorable moments and a League Cup final wasn't enough to appease an impatient, Premier League deprived bunch of fans. Those who seem offended at the God like status Klopp already has with the Anfield faithful. Tony Evans recently wrote a piece for ESPN about Klopp's debut season in …
The Short-Term Alternatives to Mamadou Sakho

The Short-Term Alternatives to Mamadou Sakho

The events of the last three days have scarred the entire club and the entire fan base. Mamadou Sakho was well on his way to attaining cult status on the Kop. On Saturday, when it emerged that he had failed a drugs test in the aftermath of the Europa League game at Old Trafford, that was well and truly a shock. But, as Jurgen Klopp has said on multiple occasions, when one door closes, another one opens. In this case, …
Does Joe Allen Deserve Redemption?

Does Joe Allen Deserve Redemption?

Joe “Jesus” Allen has been a figure of some controversy since joining Liverpool in the summer of 2012 for a figure of £15 million from Swansea. The then 22-year-old impressed in his first Premier League season and the fan base was excited, at least, more excited than the transfer of Fabio Borini. Since then Allen has played a bit part role at Anfield and left many believing that the arrival of Jurgen Klopp meant the end of his time at …
Player Comparison: Joe Allen vs Jordan Henderson

Player Comparison: Joe Allen vs Jordan Henderson

Two of the most pertinent issues surrounding the Liverpool squad at this moment in time involve the Welsh midfielder Joe Allen. The diminutive Welsh international has found his role in the squad somewhat limited at times under new manager Jürgen Klopp whilst, puzzlingly, still finding himself at the centre of some good talking points amongst the Liverpool fan base. The first issue that everyone has an opinion on is whether or not Liverpool should keep Allen. He’s not a proper …
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