Remembering Liverpool 4-1 Leicester in 2016, amid injury chaos in 2020

Remembering Liverpool 4-1 Leicester in 2016, amid injury chaos in 2020

Hallelujah, the final international break of 2020 is coming to a close. Whilst manager's will understandably be worried about injuries from the though schedules ahead, football fans can at least look forward to a plethora of club action leading into the new year. Despite that, there has been a fair bit of doom and gloom this week for Liverpool supporters. With the upsetting passing of Ray Clemence coming in the midst of another national lockdown, Reds fans have had their …
Why Lallana Role Could Offer Thiago Encouragement

Why Lallana Role Could Offer Thiago Encouragement

Jurgen Klopp sprang a surprise in the pre-season of 2018/2019 by using Adam Lallana as the deepest midfielder. Despite the fact the Reds manager hinted at it in the press, Liverpool fans had to pick their jaws off the floor when they saw Lallana -- an attacking midfielder for all his career to date -- lining up against Lyon as the deepest midfielder in a midfield three. Many saw it as a quirk of pre-season, as Klopp mirroring Rafael Benitez …
Is James Milner better than Gary McAllister?

Is James Milner better than Gary McAllister?

James Milner is a Liverpool legend.  A few months into his career at Anfield, it appeared as though he might’ve been more Joe Cole than he was Gary McAllister. For a period of time, it felt as though a Milner performance was a 6/10 and a yellow card was guaranteed. In his defence, though, this was during the final few months of Brendan Rodgers’ time on Merseyside and most, if not all, players failed to really impress.  But then he …
Willian Could Be Liverpool's Second Milner

Willian Could Be Liverpool's Second Milner

With the global COVID-19 pandemic already having a major impact on football finances, the free transfer and loan markets could be used extensively as clubs look to strengthen their squads from a place of diminished monetary power. Liverpool, who will lose on out on both matchday revenue -- with fans, like in every other stadium, unable to attend Anfield for the rest of the season, in the name of virus quelling social distancing -- and TV money -- with all …
What should Liverpool do with Naby Keita?

What should Liverpool do with Naby Keita?

When Liverpool beat FC Barcelona, FC Bayern and a host of Europe’s elite to secure the signature of Naby Keita it was heralded as a coup. The Guinean captain was a whirlwind in the middle third for RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga and appeared to be the definition of a box-to-box midfielder. He scored goals. He made assists. He racked up tackles and interceptions at an alarming rate (4.81 during his final season in Germany), and his dribbling figures were …
Liverpool's Candidates To Replace Lallana

Liverpool's Candidates To Replace Lallana

Adam Lallana's Liverpool career appears to be in it's final throes. Signed in the ill fated summer of 2014, the 31 year old's Anfield career -- despite being a favourite of both the coaches he's worked with, Brendan Rodgers and Jurgen Klopp -- has been hampered by a spate of injuries. And now, with the attacking midfielder's contract dwindling down, it appears likely that his time with the Reds is coming to an end. According to the well connected David …
Reasons why Liverpool can sign Werner, Sancho and Havertz

Reasons why Liverpool can sign Werner, Sancho and Havertz

It feels as though Liverpool are the only top team not allowed to have more than eleven good players. Whenever there’s a link to a top player, the media and countless pundits pipe up to claim they’d struggle to break into Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI so they shouldn’t be signed.  It’s happened recently with Timo Werner. He’s been linked with a move to Merseyside for the best part of three years now but reports claiming he’s set to leave RB …
Liverpool 1-0 Everton: Observations as Jones piles misery on Blues

Liverpool 1-0 Everton: Observations as Jones piles misery on Blues

Every victory over Everton is immensely satisfying, but this was particularly memorable. For once, Liverpool were underdogs, but with the burden of pressure instead falling upon Blue shoulders, they buckled, and Curtis Jones made them pay in dazzling style. Rarely has football seen a hoodoo on the scale of the Toffees at Anfield. More than twenty years have passed since their last victory in enemy territory, and even against a team cheaper than Gylfi Sigurdsson they could not banish their …
Player Ratings as the baby Reds defeat Everton

Player Ratings as the baby Reds defeat Everton

Arguably the most fun I've had watching Liverpool all season, there. The absolute state of Everton Football Club. Appoint one of the greatest managers the game has ever seen, rock up at Anfield to play against Adam Lallana's Nursery XI and STILL come away with a defeat. They might be awful on the pitch, but their commitment to banter is up there with the best in the world. Curtis Jones with the only goal of the game and what a …
Young Liverpool Dump Everton Out of FA Cup

Young Liverpool Dump Everton Out of FA Cup

Liverpool advanced to the fourth round of the FA Cup at the expense of their neighbours Everton with a 1-0 Merseyside Derby win at Anfield. A superb goal from Curtis Jones gave the much changed Reds the victory over their fully loaded local rivals, condemning recently hired manager Carlo Ancelotti to his first defeat in charge. Coming in the midst of a busy run of fixtures, manager Jurgen Klopp elected to make a raft of personnel changes, with only James …
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