Bring Me Ivan Toney

Bring Me Ivan Toney

Now and again an opposing side can cause such a stir it has the manager (on the receiving end) look deeply into said team, and more importantly their players. I wrote about the RB Salzburg tie from a few years back and how the intelligence, elegance and work rate of a certain Takumi Minamino, prompted Liverpool to make move for the gifted attacker. Whereas this deal hasn’t worked out from a first team point of view, the low fee paid …
Diogo Jota: Liverpool's future No9

Diogo Jota: Liverpool's future No9

It’s no secret that Liverpool would benefit from a reliable centre-forward. Roberto Firmino is good for double digits in the Premier League and he brings more to the team than just goals. But it is becoming increasingly difficult to overlook the fact a ruthless No9 would make a difference.  Now, the dream signing for most would be Erling Haaland. The 21-year-old has 42 goals in 45 Bundesliga appearances for Borussia Dortmund following his move from Red Bull Salzburg in January …
Diogo Jota: Is he ready to replace Roberto Firmino?

Diogo Jota: Is he ready to replace Roberto Firmino?

Diogo Jota has a bit of a knack for not particularly playing that well but managing to find the back of the net. It is a handy trait to have.  He did just that against Norwich City in Liverpool’s season opener, scoring the first as the Reds romped to what was a relatively straightforward 3-0 win.  The 24-year-old scored with what was an instinctive finish after Mohamed Salah’s touch fell kindly into his path. It was a finish that fans …
Why Liverpool need to sell Xherdan Shaqiri

Why Liverpool need to sell Xherdan Shaqiri

  Liverpool now need to sell Xherdan Shaqiri. Previously, it felt as though this was more of a want. Well, not even that. It was more along the line of the club not being against cashing in on the Swizterland international if a decent enough bid was received.  There’d be a report every summer claiming £20million would be enough to tempt the Reds into selling. He was linked with a host of clubs but ultimately remained at Anfield and it …
How should Liverpool line-up in attack this season?

How should Liverpool line-up in attack this season?

Neil Jones got a lot of Liverpool fans talking recently when he wrote that 'next summer is already being talked up as a big one by sources close to the club'. I chose, based on past experience, not to read into that. Instead, it was another line in his piece that stood out to me. "Wonderful as they are, this will be the fifth season that those three [Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, of course] have made up …
Raphinha & The Need For More Options

Raphinha & The Need For More Options

Who should be Roberto Firmino's understudy?

Who should be Roberto Firmino's understudy?

Heading into this transfer window, there was hope Liverpool would bring in a traditional centre-forward. Someone who could not only fill in for Roberto Firmino but maybe also play alongside him. A player who might’ve been able to give the Reds a bit more of a Plan B. Maybe even someone who might be the one to kickstart the next evolution of this team.  The window is still open for a while, but there are no suggestions that this is …
Time for a central role for Mohamed Salah?

Time for a central role for Mohamed Salah?

Liverpool are back, looking healthy and refreshed after a much-needed post-season break. The 2020/21 campaign was an intense one for the Reds, both mentally and physically, and both Jurgen Klopp and his players looked drained by the time they sealed Champions League football back in May. If one player carried this team more than anyone in 2020/21 it was Salah, who enjoyed another outstanding season while others around him struggled. Liverpool's No.11 scored 31 goals in all competitions, standing tall …
Michael Edwards - The Regeneration

Michael Edwards - The Regeneration

For years, the director of football was a nuisance, an obstacle and a hinderance to most managers throughout the Premier League. The mere thought that any old school manager would need either help, guidance or another body to aid the club football was sneered upon, and often dismissed. FSG have had their failings, that is not in doubt , yet it is the overall process from their tenure that should be applauded. They have learned, progressed, installed a working structure …
Why might Liverpool want Raphinha

Why might Liverpool want Raphinha

There’s been a lot of talk recently linking Liverpool with a move for Raphinha. Italian journalist Gianluigi Longari recently claimed the Reds were ‘leading the race’ ahead of Manchester United and Manchester City.  A lot of people have taken that with a pinch of salt. Why wouldn’t you? After all, why would an Italian journalist have inside information on a Brazilian potentially moving from one Premier League club to another?  However, Longari was one of the first to tweet about …
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