Player ratings as Reds fall again in Naples

Player ratings as Reds fall again in Naples

VAR. Going great, isn’t it? I honestly didn’t think we’d do particularly well tonight but I thought we’d at least have the VAR on our side after Saturday’s debacle.  Never mind. Chelsea on Saturday etc, we move on. Just one more thing before the ratings - Peter Walton is a big weirdo.  Adriannnnn, like Rocky! Adrian (8): That’s an amazing save, you know the one I mean. Genuinely, Roy of the Rovers stuff. Does his best with the penalty.  TAA …
The Story Behind Liverpool's 'Worst Performance of the Season' and Why it Must Not be Repeated

The Story Behind Liverpool's 'Worst Performance of the Season' and Why it Must Not be Repeated

It's that special time of year again. The European champions are back in action and they will finally be laying their first defence of the crown that sets them apart from the rest. Liverpool travel to southern Italy to begin their European title defence against Napoli on Tuesday evening. It will be the first time the Reds will be in Champions League action since Jordan Henderson raised Ole Big Ears to the heavens following that magical night in Madrid back …
Havertz Little Patience

Havertz Little Patience

Yes, this is a piece condoning, and perhaps even encouraging, a lack of Liverpool signings this summer. But if anyone’s angered by that, they’re hanging onto a reality that’s long passed them by. After all, Liverpool fans have had it broadcasted on repeat that Klopp and co. aren’t planning any significant investment this summer. Of course, the need for an able backup attacker is still as imperative as it was a month ago, as is detailed by this author’s piece …
Liverpool reportedly up interest in Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly

Liverpool reportedly up interest in Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly

Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp have reportedly upped their interest in Napoli's Senegalese centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly. The 27-year-old joined the Serie A side for just under €8 million in the summer of 2014. He has since developed into one of the best central defenders in the Italian league over the last five years. It seems there are rumours about Koulibaly's future every summer and this year it's no different as Manchester United, Juventus, Manchester City and PSG are all reported to …
Why Liverpool Fans Are Underrating Mo Salah

Why Liverpool Fans Are Underrating Mo Salah

I happened to glance upon a Twitter poll last week asking who Liverpool’s best signing had been during Jurgen Klopp's tenure. I answered with my gut feeling, and along with approximately 60 per cent of the voters, opted for Virgil van Dijk, who led the way comfortably. I saw Mo Salah’s name loud and clear in front of me but didn’t once consider picking him ahead of the towering Dutchman. The last week has shown how ridiculous it is that …
Klopp's Liverpool FC - Poetry in NO-tion

Klopp's Liverpool FC - Poetry in NO-tion

As the final whistle sounded away at Watford on the opening day of the season, Liverpool had come away with a point, having conceded three away goals. “Oh well, we still have a couple of weeks left to sign a defender” we said. “Van Dijk will be signed soon enough” we said. How wrong we were. Liverpool failed to place a singled bid for the Dutchman or any other defender. Instead, we signed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who has made one start …
No van Dijk? No Replacement? Equals Failed Transfer Window

No van Dijk? No Replacement? Equals Failed Transfer Window

In the last three seasons the Reds have conceded 140 goals in the Premier league, that is an average of 46.7 goals a season. Simply not good enough. There's nothing better than seeing an attacking Liverpool side at their fluid, dynamic best causing havoc to opposition defences, but for the previous five years, possibly longer,  we've seen our defence capitulate all too often. 4 against Bournemouth, 3 against Leicester, 3 against Watford, 2 against a dire Sunderland side. These are …