How To Approach The Transfer Window

How To Approach The Transfer Window

Liverpool's Joe Gomez conundrum

Liverpool's Joe Gomez conundrum

The centre-back situation  Last season, Liverpool had no centre-backs. Now, the Reds allegedly have too many.  According to a report, albeit not the most reliable ones, Joe Gomez isn’t happy with his situation at Anfield. The 24-year-old is yet to start in the Premier League this term and the majority of his minutes have arrived in weakened teams in Carabao Cup matches.  It wasn’t that long ago he was the first choice right-sided centre-back beside Virgil Van Dijk. Injuries and …
Liverpool's handling of Ibrahima Konate

Liverpool's handling of Ibrahima Konate

Ibrahima Konate has made just two starts for Liverpool following his £36million transfer from RB Leipzig this summer.  The first arrived in the 3-0 win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League and then he was included in the starting XI for the 3-0 Carabao Cup victory over Norwich City. It has now been close to a month since he last featured for the Reds and I’ve seen complaints from some fans.  With injuries stacking up elsewhere, people are starting …
The Rearguard Solution

The Rearguard Solution

Centre-back partnerships can offer sublime foundations and turn teams into serial winners. Alessandro Costacurta and Franco Baresi jump to the front of that formidable list, as a partnership that allowed the rest of the side to dominate literally everyone. In the modern game (especially within the Premier League), the ferocity of play and sheer culmination of games has now enforced adjustment to Liverpool and Jürgen Klopp’s thinking. The reds have started the season in an impressive manner, and the four …
Joel Matip - Elite When Fit

Joel Matip - Elite When Fit

Saúl Ñíguez - The Lowdown

Saúl Ñíguez - The Lowdown

Konate expected to kick-start Klopp’s summer rebuild

Konate expected to kick-start Klopp’s summer rebuild

The 2020/21 English Premier League campaign was a bittersweet one for those loyal to the Anfield club. Supporters were unable to attend last summer’s trophy presentation, missing out on a piece of history. They were then locked out of games for most of the year as their team battled to defend their title from the challenge of Manchester City. The Reds lead the title race in winter, but several injuries to crucial positions caused Liverpool’s collapse. The strain of pushing …
Liverpool Need To Address Lack of Height In Summer Window

Liverpool Need To Address Lack of Height In Summer Window

With so many defensive injuries, Liverpool's season has really suffered. It'll take no level of footballing comprehension to know that without Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, and Joel Matip for most of the season the Reds have suffered in a defensive sense. But so many absences in their back-line has hurt the Anfield club elsewhere. Trent Alexander Arnold and Andrew Robertson -- the team's creative hubs -- have had to cut their attacking wings and play in a more reserved …
Potential Ibrahima Konate Purchase Shows Liverpool's Pulling Power

Potential Ibrahima Konate Purchase Shows Liverpool's Pulling Power

Liverpool will trigger Red Bull Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate's €40M release clause before signing the Frenchman in the summer, according to reports from The Athletic. The 22-year-old centre half is one of Europe's foremost young central defenders and any move for the 6'4" stopper will represent a coup for the Reds, even if Konate has had his fair share of injuries in the recent past. Should the transfer come to fruition -- and, according to the report in the Athletic, …
Why Liverpool need Konate and Kabak

Why Liverpool need Konate and Kabak

Liverpool went from having no centre-backs to potentially having an abundance of them. Per The Athletic, the Reds are in advanced negotiations to sign Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig. If all goes to plan, he’ll be the eighth senior centre-back within the squad.   Granted, injuries have deprived Jurgen Klopp of his first-choice centre-back options this season, Liverpool do have Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, Ozan Kabak, Ben Davies, Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams on their books. Fabinho also …