How Will Klopp & Ole Approach Sunday’s Game

How Will Klopp & Ole Approach Sunday’s Game

Whether or not Sunday’s game versus Manchester United is still viewed as Liverpool’s biggest game can be debated. Manchester City, from across the way, are now light years away (of United) in terms of the football, and it is Pep’s side which must now be overcome in order to mount a valid title challenge. There used to be a time when finishing above United all but guaranteed Premier League success, however the period after Sir Alex has been turbulent at …
Fabinho & the Need For A World Class Structure

Fabinho & the Need For A World Class Structure

The weekend's game (versus Watford) was a joy to behold. The build up was excellent, the patterns of play varying, the overloading on point, and one performance in particular was breath taking. Games against Watford (and teams that are deemed vulnerable), are a superb means for players to find rhythm, for forwards to regain ruthless efficiency, and the defence to accrue another clean sheet. All Liverpool fans (myself included) were somewhat relieved to see players like Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita …
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 …
How would Raphinha have fitted in at Liverpool?

How would Raphinha have fitted in at Liverpool?

There’s been a lot of Raphinha talk recently. Fabinho mentioned him in a press conference last week during the international break, saying he hoped Liverpool would move for his compatriot last summer. Then you had Deco - the Leeds United winger’s agent - claiming that lots of clubs, including the Reds, had an interest in the fleet-footed winger.  He’s back on the radar, with people now theorising how he might’ve fitted in at Anfield and how he might fit into …
Atletico Madrid v Liverpool - Player Ratings

Atletico Madrid v Liverpool - Player Ratings

Alisson Becker - 8.0 Where Caoimhin Kelleher did nothing wrong, Alisson is a world class asset & his authority showed tonight. He brought assurance and dominance into a big match, and that showed. Some crucial saves kept Liverpool in the game on the first half. His ability to smother on coming forwards is the best in world football. Trent Alexander Arnold - 6.0 Defensive awareness mostly on point despite some incisive Madrid attacks, but somewhat limited going forward. Was often …
Is Mohamed Salah the best player in world football?

Is Mohamed Salah the best player in world football?

For the best part of 20 years, Lionel Messi has been the best player in the world. The likes of Luis Suarez, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Robert Lewandowski and even Gareth Bale have all been in contention for the second-best player in the world title at various times, but they’ve never eclipsed the Argentine maestro, not in my opinion anyway. A few have gotten close, but I can’t recall any of them surpassing the legendary Barcelona forward over an entire 12 …
Bobby & The Altered Dynamic

Bobby & The Altered Dynamic

For the past six seasons Roberto Firmino has been able to make the false nice position his own. His understanding of the position, its intricacies and work rate requirements have made the role very specific, and his off ball work has always been commended. His value has a goal threat has not always been as desired, but the superb goal getting of others made this a non issue. Up until the start of last season, Bobby had been able to …
Watford v Liverpool - Player Ratings

Watford v Liverpool - Player Ratings

A New Recruitment Strategy

A New Recruitment Strategy

As Liverpool close in on another painful transfer window, Michael Edwards must soon decide how he is to engage in what could be his final dealings as Liverpool’s Sporting Director. Since FSG installed Michael Edwards into his role, he has had a near faultless record in being able to recruit undervalued players, thus allowing Jürgen Klopp to turn such players into bonafide superstars. The ability to engineer certain deals was always based upon club sales, and given the market is …
Should Liverpool move for Ousmane Dembele on a free transfer?

Should Liverpool move for Ousmane Dembele on a free transfer?

Ousmane Dembele might soon join the likes of Arda Turan and Simao as players forever linked with Liverpool who never actually made the move to Merseyside. The French winger is yet again being linked with a move to Anfield with his Barcelona deal set to expire at the end of the season.  The 24-year-old was named as a Liverpool transfer target during Jurgen Klopp’s first summer with the club and if you believe reports, he was actually ahead of Sadio …
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