Silence isn’t golden

Silence isn’t golden

We’re a few weeks into this football falseness. We’ve won the league for the first time in 30 years and it felt incredible. But for me, only for a few hours. Then a form of depression set in; sadness that the trophy - that ugly silver premier league totem with an awfully grotesque lion atop - when lifted by a recently-lame Jordan Henderson will be done so not to cheers to the Kop rafters but in a shell-like Anfield. It’s …
Why Thiago to Liverpool would be odd

Why Thiago to Liverpool would be odd

Thiago Alcantara is the latest big name player to be (heavily) linked with Liverpool this summer. And he is the business. Thiago is an absolutely elite central midfielder, who would improve most central midfields in the entire world. If we’re being honest, he would improve Liverpool’s and would certainly be an exceptional option to have kicking about. My point is that when I say this transfer is very odd and not at all what I would expect Liverpool to do, …
Henderson and his Legacy

Henderson and his Legacy

Key stats as hungover Liverpool routed by Man City

Key stats as hungover Liverpool routed by Man City

Liverpool’s Premier League title-winning hangover kicked off as they were resoundingly beaten 4-0 by a dominant Manchester City side at the Etihad Stadium. What are the key stats from the first game since the Reds lifted their first title in 30 years? Pep’s Revenge This was Liverpool’s heaviest Premier League defeat in almost three years – since their 5-0 defeat to City on 9th September 2017. Whilst the Reds have suffered that five goal hammering, and a number of three …
Time for Liverpool to kick on

Time for Liverpool to kick on

The very best teams don’t sit on their laurels. The very best teams don’t let winning slow them down. This Liverpool team have already demonstrated that to an extent. They took the valour of winning last year’s Champions League trophy and used that to push them on to an unprecedented Premier League performance, securing the title with a record seven games to go, and the promise of more records remains. How Liverpool respond in the next seven games is in …
Reflecting on August's error of judgement

Reflecting on August's error of judgement

"Part of me can't help but think that the side that beat us to win the league by a point have strengthened while we've stood still." That's what I tweeted on 7 August 2019. Manchester City had just broken the bank for a big-name full-back again, this time Juventus' Joao Cancelo. Earlier in the summer, they had brought in Rodri, a coveted 23-year-old who seemed set for a seamless transition into Pep Guardiola's purring midfield. On 27 July, I had …
Cavani Liverpool's Werner Alternative?

Cavani Liverpool's Werner Alternative?

The ongoing global pandemic has already had a big impact on football finances. With games returning behind closed doors, clubs have been deprived of matchday revenues, in terms of hospitality, ticket sales, and other streams of income, such as club shop sales. Additionally, and more impactfully, television rebates — even given the fact they have been pushed out for another year — will hamstring many teams’ abilities to flex their financial muscles in the transfer market. Liverpool have already felt …
Built on Emotion, Yet Ruthlessly Executed

Built on Emotion, Yet Ruthlessly Executed

Somehow, it was inevitable that it ended this way. Not with a roar that had been pent up for thirty years, not with a glorious cavalcade, not even in front of any fans. In fact, there weren’t even any red shirts on the pitch at the end of the ninety minutes that confirmed Liverpool as champions. Liverpool’s title celebrations were a long, long time coming. Tragedy had become ingrained into the club’s fabric, yet the close-calls and traumatic experiences – …
Title-Winning Liverpool the Best for Decades

Title-Winning Liverpool the Best for Decades

Well they did it. It’s over. Liverpool were officially labelled Premier League Champions as Man City slipped up at Chelsea, losing 2-1 and giving Liverpool a 23 point lead with seven games to go. This is the first time in my lifetime I’ve seen Liverpool win the title and for many of you it’s likely either the first of your life or the first one you’re old enough to remember. And for me, this Liverpool team is unquestionably the best …
Liverpool's Wait Is Over

Liverpool's Wait Is Over

Finally, after what felt like an interminable wait, Liverpool Football Club are Champions of England once again. The Reds' 19th crown -- their first in the Premier League era -- is all the more impressive, given the club's recent boom and bust history; where a title challenge would inevitably be followed a season later by a calamitous collapse. The title tilt of 2001/2002 was followed by a meek 5th placed finish in 2002/2003, again owing to poor transfer market manoeuvring, …
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