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 …
Jurgen Klopp and His Naby Keita Conundrum

Jurgen Klopp and His Naby Keita Conundrum

Naby Keita joined Liverpool with much fanfare in the summer of 2018. The Reds pursued the Guinean for the entirety of the summer of 2017, but with his club Red Bull Leipzig, reluctant to sell, a compromise was reached that the English club would pay a £10M premium and sign the midfielder the following summer. Given Keita's imperious two-season stint in the Bundesliga -- he also played Champions League football in his second season in Saxony -- it was easy …
Liverpool's midfield vs Chelsea: A selection headache at long last

Liverpool's midfield vs Chelsea: A selection headache at long last

There was much to admire about Liverpool's 2-0 victory over Sheffield United, as the Reds made a welcome return to winning ways. Adrian, Nat Phillips and Ozan Kabak largely did well against a physical Blades attack, while Trent Alexander-Arnold looked somewhere close to his best again. Gini Wijnaldum and Thiago purred in midfield, the front-three looked more vibrant as a unit, and of course, Curtis Jones was the star of the show. One of the most heartwarming aspects was the …
Can Naby Keita help save Liverpool's season?

Can Naby Keita help save Liverpool's season?

It's fair to say Naby Keita hasn't set the world alight at Liverpool. Few players have joined with greater expectations on their shoulders than the Guinean when he arrived at Anfield in 2018, following a superb spell at RB Leipzig. The fact that Liverpool fans had to wait a whole year to see Keita in the squad only added to the excitement surrounding him, with each month edging closer to finally watching him in a Reds shirt. The 26-year-old is …
Why Thiago Could Be Liverpool's Robin van Persie

Why Thiago Could Be Liverpool's Robin van Persie

After losing the 2011-2012 Premier League title on goal difference to Manchester City, Manchester United looked to improve their firepower by signing Arsenal forward Robin van Persie. The acquisition of the Dutchman -- who arrived at Old Trafford for a fee of £22,500,000 -- proved to be inspired with the Red Devils romping home to the title the next season, scoring the most goals and finishing eleven points over their Manchester neighbours. Van Persie, who was 29 upon his arrival …
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