Klopp's Full-Back Conundrum

Klopp's Full-Back Conundrum

Liverpool’s season is almost over, with only the Champions League final left. That, coupled with the fact that the Premier League transfer window is already open, means that transfer speculation and target hunting is the order of the day. Now, most of the speculation regarding Liverpool seems to be that the Reds aren’t planning to spend lots of money this summer, but are merely planning to replace players who leave and touch up the squad. This makes sense, given that …
Julian Brandt - The missing link for Liverpool?

Julian Brandt - The missing link for Liverpool?

It was clear last summer that Liverpool were in search of a creative midfielder. Nabil Fekir was identified as the man to fulfil that role but, as we all know, that deal fell through. Despite having a much-improved defence and showing signs of increased maturity to their play, a lack of creativity from the Liverpool midfield has been all too apparent at various times this season and the answer to that problem could well be Bayer Leverkusen’s, Julian Brandt. Born …
To the Left, to the Left, All of LFC's Money in a Box to the Left

To the Left, to the Left, All of LFC's Money in a Box to the Left

It was obvious to close observers last summer, even before all of the pieces were moved around Jurgen Klopp's chess board, that Liverpool were short an attacker. More specifically, the Reds could have done with a left-sided forward in order to complete the ultimate rotation. When Liverpool can assemble their preferred starting eleven, it's an imposing, potent force. However, when one of the attacking players had to be rested the Reds brought back 80's childhood memories of being one Decepticon …
Scouting Julian Brandt - Leverkusen's Blazing Starlet

Scouting Julian Brandt - Leverkusen's Blazing Starlet

It’s been a rather torrid season for Bayer Leverkusen. Through it all, there was a blonde-haired 21 year-old plying his tricky, flashy trade in the attack, creating where Leverkusen struggled to finish. Now, Julian Brandt is a prime target ripe for the taking. He’s attracted interest from clubs with notable reputations: Liverpool and Bayern Munich – a signal of his ability if ever there was one. A report that he’d already agreed to a deal with Bayern was quelled by …
Brandt or Pulisic? Which Young Gun Fits Best?

Brandt or Pulisic? Which Young Gun Fits Best?

There’s certainly been no hiding Klopp’s fancies. Reliable information is at a premium in this day and age, but two pieces of information all have gotten behind in recent times are Liverpool’s pursuits of two of the Bundesliga’s most captivating young attackers. It’s more than justified as well; Sadio Mané’s absence from Liverpool has been detrimental to the way the once mesmeric attack functions, and has brought up the lack of depth Klopp has in his attack. A young, dynamic, …
Will Transfer Inactivity Cost Liverpool?

Will Transfer Inactivity Cost Liverpool?

As we've all uneasily borne witness to the declining form and results of the Reds, the inclination of many has been to engage in the inevitable search for blame. People love to blame, don't they? It's an ugly trait but a common one. The aftermath of Saturday's embarrassing defeat was a veritable jamboree of blame-mongering. Klopp's faith in Lovren is ridiculous! The bloody Yanks are refusing to spend! Place was like a morgue - support your team! Henderson's had it, …
Sadio Mané's Absence and Liverpool FC's Options

Sadio Mané's Absence and Liverpool FC's Options

Sadio Mané has been a surprise blessing for many Liverpool fans. Despite his inconsistencies from past seasons still being seen in shades thus far, the Senegalese wide-player has been a great addition to Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool side. Needless to say, he’s gone beyond proving himself to the Anfield faithful, many of whom had doubts of varying degrees with consideration to his price tag and especially given that he’s yet another Southampton recruit. In the next couple of weeks, Mane heads …
Can Sturridge Replace Mane During AFCON or Does Klopp Need to Buy?

Can Sturridge Replace Mane During AFCON or Does Klopp Need to Buy?

Saido Mane signed for Liverpool over five months ago in a £34 million deal from last Saturday's opponents Southampton. The Senegalese international has played in eleven of the Reds' twelve league games so far, interestingly the one game that he didn't appear in was the one game we have lost this season - the away trip to Burnley on the second weekend of the season. Mane has played a key role so far in the Reds' ascension to the upper …
DoF Fantasy Series Part 6 - How I'd Spend £100m at Liverpool

DoF Fantasy Series Part 6 - How I'd Spend £100m at Liverpool

With a move for Sadio Mane all but confirmed, I put my Director of Football hat on to consider what next for Liverpool in the summer transfer window. Loris Karius, Marko Grujic and Joel Matip already confirmed to join Liverpool ahead of the new season; Sadio Mane represents a change in direction. The aforementioned three were signed for significantly small amounts, whilst Mane will cost £30million or more. How much money Jurgen Klopp was given to invest in his Liverpool …
DoF Fantasy Series Part 3: How I'd spend £100m at Liverpool

DoF Fantasy Series Part 3: How I'd spend £100m at Liverpool

Today I came across an idea - or rather stole it from the AnfieldIndex guys, in particular it was an article written by @SamMcGuire90 which you can read here. Basically he was told to think like a Director of Football or Sports Director - or whatever name you want to use for that exact position - and concentrate only on the transfer aspect of it, leaving all the boring organisational stuff behind. He was also told to work with a budget of £100m but …
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