Observations: Against Benfica, the real Naby Keita stood up

Observations: Against Benfica, the real Naby Keita stood up

In a recent interview, Naby Keita said 'I don't believe we've seen the real Naby Keita just yet. I've had quite a few injuries & I'm trying to get back to full form & fitness. Recently I've felt 100%. It's my aim to try and establish myself and be seen in the world of football either this season or the next.' Well Naby lad, if you wanted to be seen, then tonight you did everything right to make it happen. …
Should Liverpool be interested in Youri Tielemans?

Should Liverpool be interested in Youri Tielemans?

Youri Tielemans is on the move this summer. According to reports, the midfield maestro is set to be available for as little as £25million due to his contract situation. The 24-year-old, once touted as a £60million-rated midfielder, has just 12 months left on his deal and Leicester do not want to lose him on a free.  The Foxes reportedly paid £32million to make his loan move from Monaco a permanent one. If that is accurate, they’re going to be making …
A Timely Reboot

A Timely Reboot

Liverpool finally lost a game at Anfield this week, with their second leg tie against Inter ending in defeat. In a period where Jürgen Klopp has had no choice but to rotate his stellar cast of performers, it was inevitable that a slight bump in the road would occur. It reminded me of a time where Blackburn Rovers once lost to Liverpool, before immediately celebrating their Premier League title win. No Rovers fan cared about the loss that day, and …
Burnley 0-1 Liverpool: Player ratings from a stereotypical Turf Moor triumph

Burnley 0-1 Liverpool: Player ratings from a stereotypical Turf Moor triumph

Torrential rain, galeforce wind - the conditions and the arena almost demanded an ugly win, and that's what Liverpool provided. Fabinho Nazario bundled in from a corner shortly before half-time and it proved to be the winner, securing three points that keep the Reds' title hopes alive. Burnley may be bottom of the Premier League but coming into this game, they'd only suffered eight defeats - as many as fourth-place West Ham - and conceded 29 goals, fewer than Manchester …
Why James Milner started against Chelsea

Why James Milner started against Chelsea

There is a misconception that if a player starts ahead of someone else, they are the better one. In reality, they are usually just viewed as the better fit for that game by the manager. Football these days is not a one size fits all sort of thing. It really is a squad game and that is why so many teams spend ridiculous amounts of money adding depth.  This has been a topic of debate on Liverpool Twitter following the …
What should Liverpool do with Naby Keita?

What should Liverpool do with Naby Keita?

Naby Keita was supposed to be a game-changer for Liverpool. Courted by many of Europe’s elite after an eye-catching debut campaign with RB Leipzig, it was viewed as a coup when the Reds managed to strike a deal with the Bundesliga side to secure his signature. The agreement saw the midfield dynamo remain in Germany for another year. It was a necessary evil to ensure the club beat out interest from Bayern Munich and Barcelona.  However, that extra year in …
A Must Win Midfield

A Must Win Midfield

Manchester City will inevitably win this season's Premier League title, but Liverpool and Chelsea will certainly look to push as long and hard as they can, in the hope of an Etihad slip. This weekend represents the biggest game of Liverpool’s season, and one after such a disappointing midweek showing. The away loss to Leicester was just about the most frustrating game imaginable, with an opportunity to gain momentum into the new year, simply lost. The reds appeared overconfident, and …
The Reds' Midfield Going Forward

The Reds' Midfield Going Forward

Standards have now become so high that any dropped points can lead to dismay within the Liverpool fanbase. After a draw at home to Brighton, and a loss to West Ham, Liverpool head into this weekend with a clear need to improve. The international window has (as always) brought back an array of injury concerns. The provisional team will almost pick itself, yet the indications of the starting line up are still encouraging. As Andy Robertson joins the injury list, …
Can Keita Finally Be That Creative Genius We Thought He'd Be All Along?

Can Keita Finally Be That Creative Genius We Thought He'd Be All Along?

Expectations were high when Naby Keita turned up at Anfield. But can he be the kind of system player Jurgen Klopp expects him to be? The year-long gap between Keita becoming the Reds’ most expensive signing ever and becoming a part of the team created a lot of anticipation. Fans may be finally ready to bet on the player, as well as Liverpool having a successful season overall. After all, it was only last year when they last lifted the …
End of the road for Naby and Ox at Liverpool?

End of the road for Naby and Ox at Liverpool?

Well that's that for another season. Liverpool managed to salvage their campaign in impressive fashion, producing an unlikely 10-game unbeaten streak and somehow finishing third in the Premier League. From looking like Europa League football was a guarantee next season, and a return to bleak Thursday nights, Jurgen Klopp's side showed their monstrous mentality, standing tall and displaying great resilience. While positivity is now in the air, Liverpool cannot afford to rest on their laurels, with another important summer transfer …
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