Why Excitement and Patience Need to be balanced with Rhian Brewster

Why Excitement and Patience Need to be balanced with Rhian Brewster

As if Liverpool fans weren't already licking their lips at the prospect of Rhian Brewster playing a part in Jürgen Klopp's plans for the upcoming season already, they certainly are now after the teenager striker bagged a brace in the Reds' first pre-season friendly against Tranmere this week. While many will be quick to point out that yes, it's only pre-season and yes, it was only Tranmere Liverpool were up against; there's no denying that Brewster looked sharp, dangerous and …
No Need to Sign a Striker This Summer

No Need to Sign a Striker This Summer

After enjoying a goal-laden season Liverpool are apparently in the market for a new striker, after losing Daniel Sturridge at the end of his contract with the club. The club, despite scoring 115 goals in all competitions last season, are believed by some to be short at the front end of the pitch. With Sadio Mane, Mohammed Salah and Roberto Firmino leading the line it's safe to say goals will not be a problem next season. In-depth strength is a …
Brilliant Brewster Destined for the Top at Liverpool

Brilliant Brewster Destined for the Top at Liverpool

Some sportsmen and sportswomen just have it, whatever 'it' is . From the moment you lay eyes on them you can see a sprinkling of stardust - an element of genius that separates them from their peers. Tiger Woods had it when he burst onto the scene, so did Roger Federer and Serena Williams, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Closer to home, it was clear within minutes of first seeing Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen that Liverpool had something special …
Where Do Liverpool Most Need Strengthening?

Where Do Liverpool Most Need Strengthening?

Has there ever been a sensible Liverpool transfer window? No. Well, there’s that sorted, do remember to follow me on Twitter, and stay tuned to any further luminary bits. But that’s not enough, is it? Why, for example, if Liverpool have just won a Champions League final, and have already reported back to pre-season for a day or two, aren’t they already three signings into an emboldened, balls-to-the-wall transfer window? Well, possibly because to catch their only direct competitors, they …
Barcelona youngster perfect for Liverpool

Barcelona youngster perfect for Liverpool

Liverpool are in the market for a versatile forward who won’t break the bank. A budget of around the £20million mark has been mentioned but that could well be purely to keep expectation low as well as to help negotiations if clubs know they can’t rinse the European champions.  It does narrow the market but it doesn’t make it an impossible brief. There are plenty of young attackers out there who can play a variety of roles, with the potential …
Top Of The Pile Liverpool Must Start Again

Top Of The Pile Liverpool Must Start Again

Liverpool are Champions of Europe. I still enjoy saying that. But even if it feels as though the dust has barely settled on a terrific and historic 18/19 campaign, the quest to match last season or even have a better one, in 19/20 has already begun. Even though it’s still a month until the Premier League begins in earnest, pre-season is already underway. The hard work has to start again, and nothing means anything. When the new season starts, everyone …
How Milner Continues to be Liverpool's Ultimate Role Model

How Milner Continues to be Liverpool's Ultimate Role Model

Who else remembers James Milner's arrival at Liverpool four summers ago? It's easy to forget it, in truth. When Brendan Rodgers took him to Anfield on a free transfer ahead of the 2015/16 season, it wasn't a signing that felt game-changing, exciting or fashionable. At 29, there was an argument that the midfielder's best days were behind him, following a stint at Man City in which he proved to be an invaluable utility man. Liverpool signing him almost epitomised that …
Clarity The Key for Origi

Clarity The Key for Origi

After weeks of conjecture, Divock Origi recently penned a contract that will see the Belgian remain at Anfield for the foreseeable future. Origi, who scored twice in Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final victory over Barcelona and the sealing goal in the Reds’ Champions League final victory over Spurs, had been linked with, among others, Real Betis. The former Lille academy product began the season well off the first team, barely even making matchday squads ahead of the likes of Daniel Sturridge. …
Liverpool’s Search For The Second Shaqiri

Liverpool’s Search For The Second Shaqiri

Eyebrows were raised when Liverpool opted to trigger the £13.5m relegation release clause in Xherdan Shaqiri’s Stoke City contract in July 2018. The Swiss winger had long been linked with Liverpool, from his Basel days throughout his stints at Bayern Munich and Inter Milan, so the Reds’ interest in the player may not have been surprising. The question posed by many, however, was whether Shaqiri, the man, would have the correct character and attitude to play second fiddle to Liverpool’s …
Debating the best Liverpool centre back pairings of all-time

Debating the best Liverpool centre back pairings of all-time

Ah, what could have been last season, at least on the domestic front. If you’d backed the reds to win the title you would have been mortified to see them get so close only to be pipped by City but let’s not get too down about things, what happened just a few weeks later will live long in the memory and if you do want to have another punt at Liverpool claiming the title this year, use a free oddsmonkey …
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