Why Keita could be key to Liverpool becoming English Kings

Why Keita could be key to Liverpool becoming English Kings

In the context of a football match, a midfielder receiving the ball, dawdling on it, eating a few seconds of time before laterally recycling it is no big deal. It happens umpteen times in the course of every game. In the case of Naby Keita’s Liverpool career, however, it could be symbolic of the Guinean fully acclimating to both Jurgen Klopp’s tactical demands and the pressure’s associated with playing for a worldwide footballing institution such as the Reds. In a …
Selecting the perfect 2019/20 Liverpool squad

Selecting the perfect 2019/20 Liverpool squad

After a tiring but ultimately thrilling season, Liverpool are almost ready to go again. A number of players will return to Melwood for pre-season training next week, as preparations for another huge campaign begin for Jurgen Klopp and his staff. It's been a relatively silent summer on the transfer front so far, barring the addition of exciting centre-back Sepp van den Berg, but a few more incomings will surely arrive in the coming weeks, despite what some are reporting. Several …
Liverpool FC: From 4-1 Humiliation To Champions Of Europe

Liverpool FC: From 4-1 Humiliation To Champions Of Europe

Define ignominious: Liverpool's 4-1 defeat away to Tottenham in October 2017. That dank autumn afternoon was Jurgen Klopp's nadir as Reds manager, at a time when the first few doubts were creeping on about this most charismatic of men. While he wasn't under the kind of pressure many managers find themselves under at low points, frustration was clear and the German was in a rare fragile position. The loss at Wembley left Liverpool sitting ninth in the Premier League, with …
The key areas Klopp will strengthen in the transfer window

The key areas Klopp will strengthen in the transfer window

Alas, it's here: silly season. The transfer rumour mill is in full swing and the window hasn't even been open for a week. It will undoubtedly be another crucial window for Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool, as they look to cement their place as contenders to Manchester City's Premier League throne. Rumours are already rife about who will and won't be joining the Reds over the coming weeks, and whether it will or won't be a busy window again this year. …
Liverpool's Fullback Creativity and Recruitment Targets – Part 1

Liverpool's Fullback Creativity and Recruitment Targets – Part 1

Liverpool’s Fullback Creativity and Recruitment Targets – Part 1 An analytical deep dive to profile Liverpool's fullback creativity and answer the question - is it sustainable? This season, Liverpool consistently lacked a midfield set-up that tasked a player to be a high performing creator and goal threat. That meant the absence of a midfielder to carry the ball past defensive lines, complete creative passes into the box and take dangerous shots from inside the box, all at a high level. …
Liverpool vs Barcelona - Potential Key Battles

Liverpool vs Barcelona - Potential Key Battles

Liverpool take a break from the breathless scrap of the Premier League to face possibly the best team in Europe – Barcelona and Lionel Messi – in the Champions League semi-finals. The first leg is at the Nou Camp, where Liverpool remain the only English team to win, including on their last trip in 2007. But, what will be some of the potential key battles from a game that could define Liverpool’s season? Andy Robertson vs Lionel Messi Yeah, there’s …
Naby Keita Ensures Liverpool At Their Best

Naby Keita Ensures Liverpool At Their Best

Naby Keita. Look, I’ve been on board the Naby train since Day One. I maintain that he’s the most complete midfielder that this club has had since… well you know. He’s the best two-way midfielder in the Premier League and possibly in Europe, and he’s an absolutely incredible athlete. I’m getting all the superlatives out of the way in the first paragraph because I don’t want to be accused of being biased or having an agenda later on. Yes, I’m …
Liverpool v Huddersfield Town Preview - No time for complacency in title race

Liverpool v Huddersfield Town Preview - No time for complacency in title race

The Details Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Kevin Friend Date & Time - Friday, April 26th @ 20:00 Current Odds - Liverpool 1/14, Draw 10/1, Huddersfield Town 25/1 Form Liverpool Form Liverpool have now won their last 9 games in all competitions. Form is not a problem. Playing an already relegated Huddersfield Town team, Liverpool should be looking at all three points come 10pm on Friday. Three clean sheets in their last four games, makes for good reading for the …
Title rollercoaster that may just bring silverware back to Anfield

Title rollercoaster that may just bring silverware back to Anfield

I’ve got to be honest. After the Everton draw I was devastated. It wasn’t so much that there weren’t enough games left to continue our title bid. It wasn’t the fact we lacked the quality in the squad. A Stale Approach For me, it was the flatness of the performance following a similarly uninspired performance against the Red Devils a week earlier. Two draws following two similarly poor performances just a few weeks earlier against Leicester and West Ham. Eight …
Out of Contract Porto Stars Would Energise Liverpool Midfield

Out of Contract Porto Stars Would Energise Liverpool Midfield

Liverpool take on Porto next week in their Champions League second leg encounter at the Estádio do Dragão, but the match offers an extra degree of interest. Porto midfielders, Yacine Brahimi and Héctor Herrera, are both out of contract this summer and could possibly be destined for Anfield next season. Liverpool have missed the attacking midfield flair of Philippe Coutinho this season and have yet to replace the iconic playmaker. Goals have been hard to come by from midfield as …
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