Do Liverpool need a Christmas Caulker?

Do Liverpool need a Christmas Caulker?

To a casual observer, Steven Caulker's six-month loan move to Liverpool in January 2016 represented the most bizarre of transfers. It's very rare that top-six Premier League teams actually bring players in on loan, rather than sending them away, especially from a team - Queens Park Rangers in this case - floundering in the Championship. However, the deal made some sort of sense when the context was added. Caulker, a phoenix from the ashes With Martin Skrtel and Dejan Lovren …
Naby Keita is Showing Exactly Why Klopp Waited so Patiently for Him

Naby Keita is Showing Exactly Why Klopp Waited so Patiently for Him

Jurgen Klopp's first game in charge back in October 2015 saw Adam Bogdan, Kolo Toure, Connor Randall, Joao Texeira, Joe Allen, Jerome Sinclair and Jordon Ibe feature on the bench - none of whom are still at the club. In contrast, the bench against West Ham on the opening game of the 2018/19 Premier League season contained Fabinho, Henderson, Lallana, Shaqiri and Sturridge - five players capable of changing the outcome of the contest. Key to such a strenuous rebuild …
How Ragnar Klavan has become Liverpool’s new cult hero

How Ragnar Klavan has become Liverpool’s new cult hero

Who else thinks Ragnar Klavan’s last-minute winner at Burnley has made it into their favourite 10 Reds goals of all time? That may be both short-termist and an overreaction, but there was something special about it. It was a goal that leaves you on top of the world for hours afterwards, feeling invincible. I could have knocked out Mike Tyson between approximately 4:50pm and 10pm, or cruised to victory over Mo Farah in the 10,000 metres. There were probably a …
Lucas Leiva: The Intangible Benefits of Liverpool's Most Experienced Player

Lucas Leiva: The Intangible Benefits of Liverpool's Most Experienced Player

I’m pleased it was Lucas. For all the talk of Jurgen’s ambitious new shavers coming in to kick start the FA Cup campaign, it took the oldest head in red to beat his man at the near post and thunder in from close range. A goal from the other end of the Woodburn/Leeds scale. Old man comes in and saves the day rather than a new buck makes a good start for Liverpool. As a man of advanced years I …
Liverpool's Late Winners

Liverpool's Late Winners

Learning to Love the Fat Lady’s Tune When Sadio Mané reacted fastest to the rebound, breaking Everton hearts on Monday night, he unleashed the most primal act in all of us. If you weren’t at Goodison, then, like me, you were up off the couch, fists clenched with the most guttural of roars leaving your throat. Relief, coupled with mild disbelief, takes over. You watch the players celebrate, dreading the linesman’s flag, then you hear Mike Dean’s whistle during the …
Damien Comolli and his Liverpool Flops

Damien Comolli and his Liverpool Flops

Damien Comolli decided to piggyback on the recent success of Jordan Henderson to once again get his name in the headlines. The ex-Director of Football at Liverpool has claimed the club's owners fired him after telling him that £16million man Jordan Henderson was a waste of money.  In quotes taken from a report in the Daily Mirror the Frenchman went on to say:
“The day I got sacked they [Liverpool’s owners] told me I had made a big mistake …
Attack, Liverpool's best form of defence

Attack, Liverpool's best form of defence

Three games into the new Premier League campaign, Liverpool have conceded six goals, whilst scoring just five. Experiments with players operating in new positions, no clear preferred back five, or defined midfield protection, result understandably in questions being asked, even at this early stage. The mistakes and uncertainty will fail to alleviate fans fears, that the defensive frailties of seasons past, have once more not been addressed this summer. When Jürgen Klopp arrived, the area I thought he'd address first …
Liverpool 2016/17 - Season Preview and Predictions

Liverpool 2016/17 - Season Preview and Predictions

Going from “we’re going to win the league” after beating Barcelona 4-0, to the outlook being doom and gloom within just 24 hours after losing to Mainz by the same scoreline is precisely why I try not to read too much into pre-season friendlies. They are essentially just for fitness, integrating new players and coaches trying out things from the training pitch in a match situation. Some things can be taken from pre-season, good and bad, but the opening Premier …
Are Liverpool Dark Horses for the Title?

Are Liverpool Dark Horses for the Title?

It's a new dawn in the Premier League. Not just in terms of more money than ever being pumped into the league effectively evening the playing field somewhat, but more importantly, never before have people been able to find a collection of the most influential managers in world football today within the same league at the same time. It's a who's who of managers as Antonio Conte and Pep Guardiola join Jurgen Klopp, Jose Mourinho, Arsene Wenger, Mauricio Pochettino, Slaven …
Dejan Lovren: Jury Still In Deliberation

Dejan Lovren: Jury Still In Deliberation

Much has been said about Dejan Lovren since his big money move to Liverpool Football Club in the summer of 2014. The expectation of becoming the leader of Liverpool’s defense had quickly faded and also coincided with fans slamming the gavel on him as a failed piece of business. Error after error was also the cause of fans fuming over social media, some even directly at him regarding his poor form. And even so, former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers stuck …
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