Jon Flanagan: Does He Deserve A Chance?

Jon Flanagan: Does He Deserve A Chance?

All fans have their favourites and also those players they feel are not up to the playing standards to play for the club they support passionately. One of those players who divides opinion amongst fans is Liverpool born full-back Jon Flanagan. Flanagan, 23, has only recently returned to playing following an injury to his left knee which sidelined the player for 18 months.  Even when he returned to playing in January 2016 in an FA Cup match against Exeter City, …
Why Liverpool should bin Jon Flanagan

Why Liverpool should bin Jon Flanagan

After nearly two seasons out with injury, Jon Flanagan made a much awaited comeback from his injury in February. But, things haven't exactly gone to plan for the young Scouser. Expectations were no doubt high from Flanagan, given what he had achieved before he got injured at the end of the 2013-2014 season. In a squad that looked very strong, the left back position was the one that needed able hands to be in, and Flanagan stepped in wonderfully, relegating the more experienced José Enrique …
Is It a Bird? Is It a Plane? No, It's Super-Flan!

Is It a Bird? Is It a Plane? No, It's Super-Flan!

As another round of transfer window madness sets in, the rumour mill is already in overdrive. Seriously, I used to be okay with the window, but that was pre-Twitter when we lived in much quieter less bullshit-riddled times. Of course every hushed tone player rumour, once kept to the smoky backroom of the local, now booms onto Twitter via some in-the-know who usually knows sweet FA, and triggers a ripple of retweets that quickly grows into a tidal wave before …
Oddities and Aggression Reignite Liverpool's Season

Oddities and Aggression Reignite Liverpool's Season

From its opening shots back in Summer 2015, this season has been one of the most unpredictable ever seen. Even now, as we roll through March, nothing is certain. Oh, unless you’re a Villa fan that is. As a supporter I’ve never experienced anything like it. I mean we’ve all seen blips in the usually predictable landscape over the years. I remember Norwich City having a spell in the sun, Blackburn Rovers as champions, Newcastle United and their Keegan influenced …
Jon Flanagan - Liverpool's Tony Hibbert?

Jon Flanagan - Liverpool's Tony Hibbert?

No. Wait a minute. Lay down your pitchforks and stop digging that hole to put a stake in. A comparison to Everton cult hero Tony Hibbert isn't an insult. Well, not entirely. Momentarily put aside your preconceptions of the player and look at the bigger picture. The full-back was reliable; he always gave his all for the shirt, he was sensible; if his team was defending a lead you would be hard pressed to find any footage of him doing …
Liverpool Don't Need A Big Change; Liverpool Need a Refresh

Liverpool Don't Need A Big Change; Liverpool Need a Refresh

It's been the debate that has raged on since for some time under FSG ownership, is this Liverpool squad good enough to compete with the best the world has to offer? Quite frankly not according to the likes of Souness, who has labelled Klopp's current crop as average with fans agreeing that there needs to be a clear out in the summer. But Klopp sees things in a different way, stating that quick fixes will not solve much and that he …
Why Jon Flanagan is the Most Important Piece of Klopp's Liverpool Jigsaw

Why Jon Flanagan is the Most Important Piece of Klopp's Liverpool Jigsaw

When Stoke were welcomed to Anfield for the League Cup second leg clash last week the resulting game from a Liverpool perspective could only be described as drab and disjointed. The performance of the team lacked any of the fluid, free flowing football that rears its head every so often but seems to have become an ever more rare sight when the reds take to the pitch of late. Instead, the lads had to grind out what resulted in a …
Are The Full-Backs at Liverpool Good Enough?

Are The Full-Backs at Liverpool Good Enough?

The full-back position has been a problem area for Liverpool since the days of Alvaro Arbeloa/Steven Finnan and Fabio Aurelio. Some may call it bad luck, others may say it's a cursed position, whatever the case Liverpool full-backs seem to have faults. Fans have witnessed the likes of Glen Johnson, Javi Manquillo, Jose Enrique, John Flanagan and recently Alberto Moreno and Nathaniel Clyne all fill the two jinxed positions with varying success. Glen Johnson's decline as a footballer happened quicker …
Sinclair and Co - Contracts Costing Liverpool Yet Again

Sinclair and Co - Contracts Costing Liverpool Yet Again

From the moment Jean-Marc Bosman won his case which allowed players to move to clubs in different countries football has been ruled by the players. Players and agents collude with one another looking for that one big payday and it often means their current clubs either lose the player on a free transfer, have to sell the player for a knockdown price or alternatively give in to their demands and pay them what they want to keep them at the …
Merry Klopp-mas and a Quiet New Year?

Merry Klopp-mas and a Quiet New Year?

The countdown is on and the big day is nearly upon us. Excited boys and girls are writing their lists, checking them twice (at least!) and hoping that when the time comes, they’ll be screeching with excitement over the presents that they have been dreaming about for months, delivered by the jolly red man on his trusted vehicle of dreams. I am, of course, talking about the opening of the January transfer window and Ian Ayres moped exploits en route to closing …