How Will Klopp & Ole Approach Sunday’s Game

How Will Klopp & Ole Approach Sunday’s Game

Whether or not Sunday’s game versus Manchester United is still viewed as Liverpool’s biggest game can be debated. Manchester City, from across the way, are now light years away (of United) in terms of the football, and it is Pep’s side which must now be overcome in order to mount a valid title challenge. There used to be a time when finishing above United all but guaranteed Premier League success, however the period after Sir Alex has been turbulent at …
Fabinho & the Need For A World Class Structure

Fabinho & the Need For A World Class Structure

The weekend's game (versus Watford) was a joy to behold. The build up was excellent, the patterns of play varying, the overloading on point, and one performance in particular was breath taking. Games against Watford (and teams that are deemed vulnerable), are a superb means for players to find rhythm, for forwards to regain ruthless efficiency, and the defence to accrue another clean sheet. All Liverpool fans (myself included) were somewhat relieved to see players like Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita …
Bobby & The Altered Dynamic

Bobby & The Altered Dynamic

For the past six seasons Roberto Firmino has been able to make the false nice position his own. His understanding of the position, its intricacies and work rate requirements have made the role very specific, and his off ball work has always been commended. His value has a goal threat has not always been as desired, but the superb goal getting of others made this a non issue. Up until the start of last season, Bobby had been able to …
A New Recruitment Strategy

A New Recruitment Strategy

As Liverpool close in on another painful transfer window, Michael Edwards must soon decide how he is to engage in what could be his final dealings as Liverpool’s Sporting Director. Since FSG installed Michael Edwards into his role, he has had a near faultless record in being able to recruit undervalued players, thus allowing Jürgen Klopp to turn such players into bonafide superstars. The ability to engineer certain deals was always based upon club sales, and given the market is …
Should Liverpool move for Ousmane Dembele on a free transfer?

Should Liverpool move for Ousmane Dembele on a free transfer?

Ousmane Dembele might soon join the likes of Arda Turan and Simao as players forever linked with Liverpool who never actually made the move to Merseyside. The French winger is yet again being linked with a move to Anfield with his Barcelona deal set to expire at the end of the season.  The 24-year-old was named as a Liverpool transfer target during Jurgen Klopp’s first summer with the club and if you believe reports, he was actually ahead of Sadio …
Following in Klopp’s Footsteps

Following in Klopp’s Footsteps

I wrote some words a few weeks back about how Liverpool could replace Jürgen Klopp, and I mentioned the likes of Marco Rose, Julian Nagelsmann and even Mauricio Pochettino as possible appointments. There was one name that I considered, but dismissed due to his current employment status. However upon brief reflection (and due to his current employer being prone to swapping out managers), I am going to look how how the fit could enable continued success beyond the era of …
Alisson Becker - The World's Greatest

Alisson Becker - The World's Greatest

Since Pepe Reina best days as Liverpool’s stopper, the goalkeeping situation at Anfield has been inconsistent at best. The signing of Simon Mignolet (as Reina’s replacement), wasn’t entirely dissimilar to Arsenal’s recent acquisition of Aaron Ramsdale. Very busy keepers will always have highlight moments due to the pressure their team is put under, and these moments of perceived talent can often hide the true worth of a goalkeeper. Mignolet was a good shot stopper (much like Jordan Pickford for instance), …
What is Takumi Minamino's best role for Liverpool?

What is Takumi Minamino's best role for Liverpool?

Takumi Minamino, like so many Liverpool players, is a bit of an enigma.  He caught the eye for Red Bull Salzburg in their 4-3 loss at Anfield, with even some players reportedly singling him out for praise afterwards. When it was revealed he had a £7.25million release clause, a move for the Japan international felt like a no-brainer.  It appeared as though he was the perfect fit for the Reds’ frontline. Some even called him Firminamino due to his knack …
How To Approach Manchester City

How To Approach Manchester City

This Champions League week is now at an end, and the approaching weekend games offer huge excitement for one of its match day 7 fixtures. Manchester City pay a visit to Anfield this week, in what will be a titanic match-up between the top two sides in England of recent times. How Liverpool will cope after drubbing Porto in the week is a question with varying answers. City lost a huge FFP linked tie to fellow big spenders Paris Saint …
The Liverpool Players In Their Final Days

The Liverpool Players In Their Final Days

The final few embers of the Brendan Rodgers regime still remain, with Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Joe Gomez and Divock Origi now rotation pieces of varying quality, within Jürgen Klopp’s squad. As part of any management era, there is always incoming failures that have a shelf life. Under the Brendan stewardship, the hits were few, and the misses often spectacular. This past summer saw a few more players moved on, in what is commonly a summer of attempting to release …
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