A Fickle Fanbase & the van Dijk Repercussions

A Fickle Fanbase & the van Dijk Repercussions

For too long, Liverpool have placed far too much emphasis on talking about transfers, and have subsequently lacked the dynamism in the market to back that talk up with meaningful actions. Liverpool over the years have consequently developed an extensive list of missed targets that the club widely reported our interest in. Such an approach has left the Liverpool fan-base disappointed and embarrassed on countless occasions, as we’ve expected to sign a player, and embraced the hype surrounding that player, …
No Van Dijk: What Next?

No Van Dijk: What Next?

Only a few days ago I, like many Liverpool fans, was both happy and assured knowing that next season Virgil Van Dijk would be lining up alongside Joel Matip for Liverpool in the Champions League. How wrong we were. The approach was too good to believe. Liverpool had stumped up £50 million, for a centre-back? Utter madness. But pleasing madness nonetheless. A little haranguing over the contract had concerns bubbling, but that tension was soon eased when reports came in that …
Fresh Stint Of Swell Ayre

Fresh Stint Of Swell Ayre

After ten years at the club, Ian Ayre, the oft-maligned face of Liverpool's commercial and financial departments, is to leave the club, with the glowing tributes of John W Henry and FSG ringing in his ears. The Liverpudlian will take a position with TSV 1860 Munich on an unconfirmed date in the near future and will ride his Harley-Davidson serenely out of Anfield for the final time at the end of February. After playing what the official website has called a …
Klopp and Liverpool: The greatest challenge in world football?

Klopp and Liverpool: The greatest challenge in world football?

When Jürgen Klopp was appointed in October of 2015 he promised to deliver a league title within four years. Yet the prospect of winning a league title & achieving consistent success over the upcoming three seasons looks a far fetched one, especially with both Manchester clubs strengthening at an alarming rate, and building upon strong foundations, whilst Liverpool still do not have a squad that has the capability to permanently challenge at the highest level. Those who point out that …
FSG Have Failed to Deliver

FSG Have Failed to Deliver

If ever there was a headline to cause debate this is it. No doubt many will read the title of this piece and either strongly agree or disagree without reading the bloody article. In the last few years I have strongly defended FSG and also given them heavy criticism. There are things they have done very well and things they have done very poorly. Let’s begin with the positives. On 15th October 2010, much to all our relief, FSG, then …
A Comprehensive Analysis of Ian Ayre's Liverpool Legacy

A Comprehensive Analysis of Ian Ayre's Liverpool Legacy

On Monday, Ian Ayre announced that he will step down as Liverpool’s CEO at the end of the 2016/17 season. The reaction amongst Liverpool fans was understandably uncertain: Ian Ayre manages to simultaneously give off the aura of a childish buffoon and a competent professional. Given the announcement and the emotional ambiguity felt towards it, now seems like as good a moment as any to start to excavate and examine the legacy of Ian Ayre at Liverpool. An embarrassing start …
Three Bosman's Liverpool Should Absolutely Sign This Summer

Three Bosman's Liverpool Should Absolutely Sign This Summer

It's no secret that Liverpool aren't a financial superpower on the same level as Manchester City and Manchester United. The Mancunian club is an Arab Kingdom of an organisation with a country bankrolling them to major honour after major honour. Meanwhile, the Salford club are a legitimate self-created powerhouse with sponsorship deals and worldwide appeal which outstrip just about every other club in the world.  On the other hand, Liverpool are a well placed in eighth on the table which …