Curtis Jones, his development and his future for Liverpool

Curtis Jones, his development and his future for Liverpool

Curtis Jones has been a bit of an afterthought this season.  Injured in pre-season, he missed the start of the campaign and then had to settle for a watching brief as Harvey Elliott claimed a midfield position for his own.  He’s made just one start this term and that arrived in the Carabao Cup. For the first half, he was operating as the deepest midfielder with Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain flanking him. It was a new role for him …
Curtis Jones - An Unfortunate Opportunity

Curtis Jones - An Unfortunate Opportunity

Opportunity can be a key instance in any elite form of sport. To be able to take advantage of certain scenarios (in order to achieve personal gain), can make a career in top level football. Patience, readiness, desire and a single-minded determination to succeed can carry one through to greatness, and within this moment, you have to be ready. When Gini Wijnaldum departed this summer, there was an overwhelming sense of loss, given his enormous impact. Names were thrown about, …
Who is Liverpool transfer target Karim Adeyemi?

Who is Liverpool transfer target Karim Adeyemi?

It is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore the noise around Karim Adeyemi.  The 19-year-old was named as a Liverpool target by Transfermarkt recently and it is believed Red Bull Salzburg are willing to cash in on the recently capped Germany international if they receive a bid of €30million.  At first glance, that price tag seems to be a little steep. However, the more you watch him, the quicker you realise you rarely get such a talent for that sort of …
Jude Bellingham - All The Right Moves

Jude Bellingham - All The Right Moves

There’s been so many different players that have threatened excellence, yet their eventual path has seen them achieve so little. Careers have been mapped out before their teenage years are complete, only for stalled progression, indifferent form and unlucky injuries to tarnish what could have been, and often times, what should have been. The emergence of talent in this country carries unrealistic expectations, pressure and only limited chances by which to fully evolve. As England continue their road to next …
How Liverpool’s Left Wing Evolved

How Liverpool’s Left Wing Evolved

A few weeks ago, Burnley rolled into Anfield with a certain and pleasing team sheet on view. As the starting line ups were confirmed, something became evident, which was the squad numbers rolling out of the Burnley roster. To see numbers 1 through 11 was a lovely sight, especially if you’re a particular age that grew up with this logical numbering system. Eleven players, eleven shirts, and each number usually assigned to a certain position. To see Burnley line up …
Diogo Jota: Liverpool's future No9

Diogo Jota: Liverpool's future No9

It’s no secret that Liverpool would benefit from a reliable centre-forward. Roberto Firmino is good for double digits in the Premier League and he brings more to the team than just goals. But it is becoming increasingly difficult to overlook the fact a ruthless No9 would make a difference.  Now, the dream signing for most would be Erling Haaland. The 21-year-old has 42 goals in 45 Bundesliga appearances for Borussia Dortmund following his move from Red Bull Salzburg in January …
Harvey Elliott - Definitely, Maybe

Harvey Elliott - Definitely, Maybe

The amount of young hopefuls to pass through the Liverpool factory is almost unlimited. Every fan will one day come across a name or a face as they watch some obscure early stage FA cup match, and see a senior pro still playing lower league football, that was was destined for the top. I can recall certain players like Adam Morgan, Samed Yeşil, Martin Kelly, Jordan Rossiter and Dani Pacheco that I believed would break into the first team, and …
Jordan Henderson - The Final Contract

Jordan Henderson - The Final Contract

Every machine requires certain parts to work efficiently, some are the more intricate components, whereas some are simply the much needed pieces that help push the machine to where it needs to be. Over the years Liverpool Football Club has had some truly magnificent midfielders that have held the captain's armband, helping to push their red machine to greatness within their own era. Graeme Souness, Ronnie Whelan & Steven Gerrard are just some of the iconic names that sit as …
Thiago - It’s a Kinda Magic

Thiago - It’s a Kinda Magic

Football can be pure joy to the eye, with wonderful technicians (thanks Brendan) scattering the past and present of the game. I grew up watching the gliding destruction of John Barnes, mesmerised by his abilities. Later I would sit pitch side, enthralled by the elegance of Steve McManaman as chalk dusted his boots, and I now shuffle forward in my seat every time a certain Spaniard receives the ball. When rock and roll football announced its arrival at Anfield, it …
Diogo Jota: Is he ready to replace Roberto Firmino?

Diogo Jota: Is he ready to replace Roberto Firmino?

Diogo Jota has a bit of a knack for not particularly playing that well but managing to find the back of the net. It is a handy trait to have.  He did just that against Norwich City in Liverpool’s season opener, scoring the first as the Reds romped to what was a relatively straightforward 3-0 win.  The 24-year-old scored with what was an instinctive finish after Mohamed Salah’s touch fell kindly into his path. It was a finish that fans …
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