Ragnar Klavan: The Stop Gap

Ragnar Klavan: The Stop Gap

Liverpool Football Club is in dire need of a central defender, but that’s been the case for a few years now. A few months ago, I was originally satisfied with our current depth. We had Sakho, Lovren, new boy Joel Matip, then there’s Joe Gomez who’d make his return after a long spell out last season, and maybe even Tiago Ilori as our options, which I thought would be more than enough for this season. But that changed a few …
Kolo Toure - There Goes My Hero, Watch Him As He Goes

Kolo Toure - There Goes My Hero, Watch Him As He Goes

The words 'Mamadou Sakho' and 'drugs test' must resonate with all Liverpool supporters as a moment where they feared for our subsequent defensive collapse as the season came to an end. The imperious French international had finally won round any remaining doubters and was being lauded as a future captain. When the news broke, I personally didn't want to believe or accept it. However I should have feared not, one man had other ideas and has considerably helped to soften …
The Blame Game - A Tactical look at the Villarreal loss

The Blame Game - A Tactical look at the Villarreal loss

The blame game is funny. Liverpool lose and it's almost like some fans go out of their way to criticise a player they dislike even if their only at 10% fault for the goal that lost the Reds the match. Narrow minded doesn't do it justice. Like a bull locked on to a red flag, they'll carry on after it no matter what or how many obstacles you put in their path. It's a bit of a self destructive trait. …
A Requiem for Doubt: The Rebirth of Liverpool Football Club

A Requiem for Doubt: The Rebirth of Liverpool Football Club

As Yaya shot, the nylon net swished, and the dream was dashed for good. Heaps of red clad players sat silently, some lurched over in exhausted pools, others stared blankly into space as if they were too tired or dismayed to process what had just happened. This can’t be how it ends, can it? After all the build-up, all the hope, all the vitality in the run up to the shootout, after all the Mignolet saves and thwarted attacks, our …
8 Memorable Bosman Signings for Liverpool

8 Memorable Bosman Signings for Liverpool

With confirmation of Joel Matip arriving in the summer on a free transfer earlier this week it got me thinking about previous Bosman transfers at Liverpool. It's almost instinctive to hear the words 'free transfer' and picture Joe Cole and Milan Jovanovic as a Liverpool fan but the club's history with Bosman deals isn't that bad, it's actually pretty good. It may be controversial, you may not agree, but below are the top 8 most memorable Bosman deals Liverpool have …
Kolo Touré Cult Hero

Kolo Touré Cult Hero

Kolo, Kolo Kolo, Kolo Kolo, Kolo Kolo Touré, who can forget the whole Liverpool team singing and dancing to this on an escalator in Dubai at the end of last season. Seeing the players singing, smiling and dancing while showing their appreciation for Touré shows how much of a cult hero Kolo Touré has become in his short time at Liverpool, to not only the Liverpool fans but also the Liverpool players. He is one of those players who came …
See Us Home, Kolo Lad

See Us Home, Kolo Lad

What’s your favourite funny sight in football? For me, it always used to be the keeper getting sent off. There’s the hilarity of an outfield player having to go in goal and we are treated to the joy of the massively oversized shirt, the big flapping gloves and, if the footballing Gods are smiling upon us, watching a stand-in keeper trying to organise a defensive wall. Somehow, an outfield player ending up in goal instantly transforms professional football into a …
One Flew Over the Kolo's Nest

One Flew Over the Kolo's Nest

"No no, no no nono, no no nono, no no nono Toure" Admittedly, that was poor. But then again, it appears Liverpool's resident Ivorian has been playing in a similar run of form leading many Liverpool fans to sit wincing at their television as Kolo Toure runs  rings around himself, looking as though he is clenching something between his butt-cheeks for ninety minutes a weekend. He radiates nervousness,  uncertainty, and calamity. But this was not the Kolo Toure fans had …