John Aldridge doesn't believe Naby Keita or Adam Lallana are good enough for Liverpool FC

John Aldridge doesn't believe Naby Keita or Adam Lallana are good enough for Liverpool FC

Liverpool's former striker John Aldridge believes that neither Naby Keita or Adam Lallana are up to the required standard to make any relevant contribution at Liverpool. Writing in his column for the independent.ie, Aldridge commented that the Liverpool team has lacked balance in recent weeks and the front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mané are not getting the service they require from the midfield. Aldridge went on to specify where he thought the main issues have been, …
The Team That Was - Liverpool 1989/90

The Team That Was - Liverpool 1989/90

I was lucky enough to grow up in an era where Liverpool won an array of trophies on a regular basis. If we didn’t win the league one season, you could bank on us winning it the next; such was our dominance. Sadly, these trophies dried up to largely become few and far between. In the case of the league title, it completely evaporated. As rival fans like to shove down our throats, Liverpool have never won the Premier League …
Liverpool's Best Transfer Window: 1987 or 1999?

Liverpool's Best Transfer Window: 1987 or 1999?

If, like me, you are somewhat fatigued by the daily transfer window saga being played out across all platforms of media and need to take a step back from it all, here's something I hope will help. To escape the whole shenanigans and rollercoaster of arguments, discussions and debate as to whether or not Liverpool will have a successful summer of transfer business, I've took a step back in time to two of Liverpool’s best ever transfer windows. And yes, …
Adam Lallana and The Wrongs of Being Right

Adam Lallana and The Wrongs of Being Right

One of the best things about following, supporting and sharing any views on football is the unerring ability to be wrong. Seriously. Being wrong is great. It’s an incredibly underrated skill. Imagine a scenario where the opposite is the case. You go to the match or a pub or to someone’s house and you call everything with 100% accuracy. ‘He’s no good.   He’s brilliant. He can’t play there. He’ll come good in exactly 48 games and that lad will be …
Alexander-Arnold Looking Very Much At Home

Alexander-Arnold Looking Very Much At Home

James Baldwin once wrote that "perhaps home is not a place but an irrevocable condition." People, by nature, attach a massive significance to the concept of where we belong. We struggle all our lives with trying to reconcile the spectrum of emotions that our native place can evoke in us. Indifference, hatred, fierce pride - we feel them all if we live long enough. If you're a foreign fan of Liverpool FC, you'll have encountered both the warmth of the …
Is Liverpool's La Manga Break A Good Thing?

Is Liverpool's La Manga Break A Good Thing?

You know it's a slow news day when the official website is running an article which is essentially John Aldridge saying that holidays are great and trips away help with team bonding and morale. The ex-Red goal-poacher reckons the training camp in La Manga is "a really good idea" and the time can be used for working "some finer things that maybe we've fallen short of, especially in the last month or two, some fresh ideas," or training, as it's …
Liverpool - Hold Your Head Up High

Liverpool - Hold Your Head Up High

It’s not a great time to be a Liverpool supporter right now. The league campaign – what, for many, gives the season it’s real wings – is in danger of spiralling into a damage limitation exercise. It can be grim watching the Reds; a chronic lack of pace, a blunt object seemingly incapable of finding the net and giving us goals, the currency of joy and a huge reason we go to a game. It’s grim, make no mistake. January …
Aidy Ward and Sterling Expose Liverpool's Arrogance

Aidy Ward and Sterling Expose Liverpool's Arrogance

Raheem Sterling had burnt just about every bridge between Liverpool and Manchester when he finally got his £49m transfer in the Summer. It was galling for many Liverpool fans to see a him leave in such disrespectful circumstances: Sterling was our wonderkid, our future football superstar and current Nivea skincare star, who we had trained and given a chance to shine; but, come the first hurdle in his Liverpool career he decides to leave via the most acrimonious means possible. …
Memorable Merseyside Derbies

Memorable Merseyside Derbies

This weekend’s Merseyside derby is arguably the biggest in years and certainly its outcome could carry particular significance for Brendan Rodgers and his future as Liverpool manager. So, in a break from all the pressure and speculation surrounding the current position of the club, I decided to take a nostalgic look back some of my personal favourite Merseyside derbies. FA Cup Final 1986, Wembley This will always be a special game to me for many reasons, not only was it …
The Top 16 ex-Liverpool Players in the Media

The Top 16 ex-Liverpool Players in the Media

I have ranked the top 16 ex-Liverpool players in the media. In fact, I could only think of 16, so it could also be considered a list of the worst - there is quite a range of quality! Ex-players are eligible if they are - or will be - employed at some point in the media in the 2015/16 season. Therefore this excludes people like Alan Hansen and Kevin Keegan from this list. These pundits, commentators and writers have been ranked on …
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