Red Rant - Klopp's Gomez Error To Cost Liverpool?

Red Rant - Klopp's Gomez Error To Cost Liverpool?

Through these frigid few days, even pessimistic Liverpool supporters were reluctantly cosying up to the idea that The Reds, 5 points ahead with 14 matches to go, are the presumptive favourites to win their first title in the Premier League era. Turns out. We can’t have nice things. After beginning the season with what looked on paper to be something called squad depth. A term that Liverpool has been unfamiliar with for a generation. Previous key starters like Clyne, Moreno, …
Why Liverpool Were Wrong To Loan Nathaniel Clyne

Why Liverpool Were Wrong To Loan Nathaniel Clyne

Today, it was announced that Liverpool had agreed a deal with Bournemouth to loan out Nathaniel Clyne until the end of the season. The deal will not come with an option to buy for the south coast club – with the deal merely understood to be put in place for the 27-year-old to play more first-team football. Clyne joined Liverpool in July 2015, who were then managed by Brendan Rodgers. Joining from Southampton for a fee worth £12.5million, many Reds …
Liverpool 2018: The Coppack Awards

Liverpool 2018: The Coppack Awards

Look, this is a bit of a cheat. I’ll admit that. You see, your Anfield Index writers tend to pore over pages of data, argument and counter-argument before committing words to page or screen. That’s not to say that I don’t do the same, but the end of a year allows us to do something else—something which isn’t based on evidence but opinion. Spouting, if you will. Columnist friends tell me that you get one freebie like this every couple …
Gomez Injured as Reds Bounce Burnley

Gomez Injured as Reds Bounce Burnley

I know this is the Burnley match report, but do we really have to stop talking about the derby? Pickford... Origi... man, that was great. Klopp was forced into two changes for mid-week and made a five more just for the hell of it. Moreno and Origi started due to injury worries for Robertson and Mané respectively. Henderson and Milner started because Brexit means Brexit. And finally, Keita, Shaqiri and Sturridge started because… this is Burnley away and Klopp is …
Player Ratings As Much Changed Liverpool Fight Back In Style

Player Ratings As Much Changed Liverpool Fight Back In Style

Jurgen Klopp made an array of changes for Liverpool's midweek trip to Burnley, with Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino all out of the starting eleven while Divock Origi was rewarded for his last-gasp winner against Everton at the weekend. Cork's opening goal for the home side put the Reds on the back foot, from which it looked incredibly hard to fight back and earn three points to keep up pressure on Manchester City. However, a mixture of sheer …
Appreciating Liverpool's Future Captain

Appreciating Liverpool's Future Captain

Remember when people said that £75 million was an exorbitant fee? Liverpool have gone from a notoriously shaky defence, one which is able to instil fear into even the most resilient of Liverpool fans when they conceded a corner, to one which instils fear into event the sharpest of strikers. And a lot of Liverpool’s surge to European force is down to the arrival of the most expensive defender in world football. It wasn’t typically Liverpool’s way to fork out …
Liverpool and the International Break: A Diary Of Nothing

Liverpool and the International Break: A Diary Of Nothing

Two weeks without a Liverpool game. Two whole weeks. It’s Day 8 and I’m really struggling. International breaks can be a necessary evil—you have to qualify for the World Cup or European Championship after all and those games have to be played at some point—but do we really have to have so many? What are we meant to do with our weekends when the other lads are off wearing someone else’s kit? I can barely countenance the idea of having …
How Fabinho Set the Template for Liverpool's Midfield

How Fabinho Set the Template for Liverpool's Midfield

Liverpool’s 4-1 victory over Cardiff has sparked cause for optimism among its fanbase, not just because it’s the first time Liverpool have put four past an opposition this season – a feat that becomes something of a hobby for Klopp’s team last term. No, it was also momentous for the full Premier League debut of Fabinho, who arrived from Monaco in the summer for around £40 million and has been noticeable in his absence during the opening months of the …
Huddersfield 0-1 Liverpool - Can The Real Liverpool Please Stand Up?

Huddersfield 0-1 Liverpool - Can The Real Liverpool Please Stand Up?

P.H.E.W. That was painful, even infuriating at times, but in the end, Liverpool came away with a 1-0 win against Huddersfield at the John Smith's Stadium to stay joint-top of the Premier League. Mo Salah's 24th-minute goal, set up by Xherdan Shaqiri, was enough for Klopp's men to win on an evening where their opponents were industrious, but often just not good enough to break open what was a rather fragile rearguard. Klopp surprised everyone from the off, as both …
Player ratings as Liverpool limp past Huddersfield

Player ratings as Liverpool limp past Huddersfield

Mohamed Salah's first half strike didn't stop it being a Saturday to forget, but did ensure Liverpool claimed all three points in Yorkshire. Without a win this season, Huddersfield came determined to spring an upset and will feel they deserved at least a point as they often worried a Liverpool side devoid of organisation and rhythm. Jonathan Hogg struck the woodwork with a 25-yard rocket shortly after Salah had scored to go closest for Huddersfield, who were shut out by …
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