Why LFC need Naby Keïta more than Van Dijk

Why LFC need Naby Keïta more than Van Dijk

Liverpool FC, since the departure of Rafael Benitez, has struggled defensively. Indeed, the last time the team conceded less than 40 goals in a league season was in the 2009/10 season, in which Liverpool conceded 35 goals. Since then, Liverpool have conceded 44 (2010/11), 40 (2011/12), 43 (2012/13), 50 (2013/14), 48 (2014/15), 50 (2015/16) and 42 (2016/17). In that period, Liverpool has had Carragher, Agger, Skrtel, Kelly, Coates, Toure, Lovren, Matip, Klavan and others who have all played at centre-back. …
FSG In, FSG Out, but what about Jurgen Klopp?

FSG In, FSG Out, but what about Jurgen Klopp?

In what has been a turbulent summer for Liverpool fans up until this point, one thing remains reasonably consistent: speculation about FSG. FSG this, FSG that. FSG in, FSG out. FSG are to blame if we don’t sign Van Dijk and Keita, FSG don’t want us to sign Van Dijk and Keita, FSG will have proven themselves, it’s time for FSG to step up. And amongst all of this, it’s not clear who FSG is actually supposed to mean. Is …
Coutinho, Van Dijk, Keita and hypocrisy

Coutinho, Van Dijk, Keita and hypocrisy

Are Leipzig a bigger club than Liverpool? How can they reject a 70 million euro bid from one of the most decorated clubs in the world? Cue the next bit of Liverpool ranting on Twitter. Are Leipzig Barcelona a bigger club than Liverpool? Why should Liverpool accept a 70 million euro bid from one of the most decorated clubs in the world? What does that reek of? There is only one word, hypocrisy. Over the past couple of weeks, Liverpool fans …
Assessing Liverpool's Midfield For The Impending Season

Assessing Liverpool's Midfield For The Impending Season

Much has been made of Liverpool’s potential business this summer, particularly in the midfield department. While Jurgen Klopp has plenty of quality options to choose from, with his side achieving a top-four finish and subsequent return to the Champions League, a much busier fixture list will bring heavier demands. That will put more pressure on his midfield options and could well see some additions over the next few months as a result. Should that be the case, what is it …
Does Andy Robertson join as Liverpool's starting left-back?

Does Andy Robertson join as Liverpool's starting left-back?

As Liverpool confirmed the signing of Andy Robertson from Hull City on Friday afternoon, there was widespread relief amongst the fan-base. Given the Scot's impressive form for Hull and potential to grow, the feeling is there that Liverpool may have finally found the solution to their left-back issue. We've seen the likes of Dossena, Konchesky, Flanagan and Moreno all unsuccessfully occupy the starting position at the club, to the extent that we've ended up using midfielder James Milner there. Surely …
Liverpool keen on Naby Keita

Liverpool keen on Naby Keita

With the Premier League season less than a month away, preparations are in full swing. There has already been a number of big money moves and many more are likely to be on the horizon. One move we may see is Naby Keita heading to Anfield, however, Jurgen Klopp faces a tough fight for the midfielder. RB Leipzig have issued a hands-off warning to Liverpool, though that is unlikely to deter Klopp too much. The Reds remain 2/5 with the …
Naby Keïta: A Statistical Analysis

Naby Keïta: A Statistical Analysis

In my first profile of Naby Keïta, I looked at his personal qualities, attributes, and statistics, and then compared him to Gini Wijnaldum, the player who Keita would likely replace in the starting XI, should Liverpool persist with the staggered 4-3-3 system that was broadly successful during the 16-17 season. In this piece, however, I'll be looking at Naby Keïta's statistics in comparison to the rest of Liverpool's midfielders, in respect to some other Premier League box-to-box, or key midfielders, as …
What Has Happened To Liverpool's Fanbase?

What Has Happened To Liverpool's Fanbase?

Liverpool supporters pride themselves on being one of, if not the best, fan base in the world. It is something that has been associated with the Reds throughout history, and while a certain level of bias will always be involved, I have often thought no set of fans are quite as passionate, intelligent and proud of their team. Anfield creates European nights like no other, supporters come together tremendously in moments of adversity and managers and players across the globe …
FSG Out!

FSG Out!

Maybe you read the headline to this article and got all giddy with excitement. Clicked the link with the eagerness of a 10-year-old on Christmas morning, hoping to unwrap all the compelling reasons why FSG should be chased out of town. Or, maybe you read the headline and was utterly outraged. Incredulous, you clicked on the link with the same eagerness as described above, ready to speed read through all the absurdities before telling me how much of a cretin …
Why Liverpool Fans Do In Fact Need A Reality Check

Why Liverpool Fans Do In Fact Need A Reality Check

I don’t write columns very often. A combination of being too busy with work and not really being arsed make this the first thing I’ve written in a year. I normally prefer to just spew my thoughts en masse onto my Twitter account and leave you to figure out what I’m trying to say. But you’ve driven me to this. The following is YOUR fault. You know who you are. If you don’t, maybe you relate to one of these. …
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