Where does Salah rank among the all-time Liverpool greats?

Where does Salah rank among the all-time Liverpool greats?

Even in a season where Liverpool capitulated at times, Mo Salah was still largely exceptional. Granted, there were occasions when the Reds' No.11 wasn't at his stellar best, but he was comfortably his side's Player of the Year and helped inspire them to an unlikely third-place finish. While Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino floundered, Salah scored 31 goals in all competitions, and without him, it is hard to imagine Liverpool's campaign being anything other than a disaster. It is now …
Michael Edwards - The Regeneration

Michael Edwards - The Regeneration

For years, the director of football was a nuisance, an obstacle and a hinderance to most managers throughout the Premier League. The mere thought that any old school manager would need either help, guidance or another body to aid the club football was sneered upon, and often dismissed. FSG have had their failings, that is not in doubt , yet it is the overall process from their tenure that should be applauded. They have learned, progressed, installed a working structure …
Gini Wijnaldum's legacy at Liverpool

Gini Wijnaldum's legacy at Liverpool

Gini Wijnaldum and Sadio Mane kickstarted the Jurgen Klopp era at Liverpool. They were the two big signings during the German’s first summer at Anfield.  Both played a significant part in getting the club into the top four during the 2016/17 campaign. The pair had a key role in the Reds reaching the 2017/18 Champions League final. They repeated the feat the year after, with Liverpool claiming their sixth European Cup in Madrid. A year later, the duo helped the …
Is Donyell Malen the answer?

Is Donyell Malen the answer?

Liverpool have already addressed a key deficiency in their squad depth with the signing of Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig. But their next priority, even ahead of a replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum, must be recruiting a quality, versatile forward. With the Africa Cup of Nations set to begin on 9 January 2022, the Reds could be without Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane for a full month of the season. Liverpool can't hope to simply 'survive' that period by assembling a …
Burnley 0-3 Liverpool: Observations as Reds close in on commendable salvage job

Burnley 0-3 Liverpool: Observations as Reds close in on commendable salvage job

Tuesday night's undesirable scoreline at Stamford Bridge raised the prospect of goal difference proving decisive, yet that seemed like a problem for Sunday. For this fixture - a midweek trip to Burnley, whose reputation as feather-ruffling traditionalists precedes them and who were sure to be buoyed by the return of spectators - the assignment was to win by any means. I joked in the build-up that Nat Phillips might have to channel the energy of Ragnar Klavan and come up …
Trent Alexander-Arnold's influence on this Liverpool team

Trent Alexander-Arnold's influence on this Liverpool team

Trent Alexander-Arnold has made eight appearances for Liverpool since he was dropped from the England squad. He’s been my Man-of-the-Match in half of them. With the Reds needing big performances, the right-back has stepped up. The 22-year-old isn’t getting the plaudits he deserves and it is partly because he’s the victim of his own success.  What he does is just taken for granted.  It is easy to understand why. Not only does he make everything look ridiculously easy, he does …
Liverpool Keep Champions League Hopes Alive With Old Trafford Win

Liverpool Keep Champions League Hopes Alive With Old Trafford Win

Liverpool kept their Champions League qualification hopes alive with a 4-2 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford. Chelsea losing at home to Arsenal last night boosted the Reds' chances of a top-four finish, provided they kept their good form alive and they duly obliged with a superb performance. A brace from Roberto Firmino and further goals from Diogo Jota and Mohamed Salah sealed the win, a margin which could have been bigger if it wasn't for more VAR controversy. …
Mo Salah - What Next...?

Mo Salah - What Next...?

Mohamed Salah, a player with two stints to his name within the Premier League, stands as a genuine world class player in the modern game. His personal goal record is phenomenal, his under-appreciation outside of Anfield equally so. A player brought in to add firepower to the reds, with pace and goals from wide, delivered from the second he arrived. With a power shift of Christiano Ronaldo & Lionel Messi afoot, there are few players of Salah’s level on the …
Assessing Thiago's debut season with Liverpool

Assessing Thiago's debut season with Liverpool

There’s no guide out there on how to use stats in football. Maybe there should be. After all, a stat without context is just a number. Mainstream media has been forced into embracing this part of the sport over recent seasons. They initially resisted, but it quickly became a case of adapt or perish.  As a result, you now regularly see questionable usage of stats in articles written by old-school journalists who have very little experience with numbers.  There’s nothing …
Ample Positives For Liverpool To Take Despite European Exit

Ample Positives For Liverpool To Take Despite European Exit

Liverpool bowed out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage after a 0-0 draw with Real Madrid at Anfield on Wednesday night. Trailing 3-1 from the first leg, the Reds -- despite creating ample chances -- were unable to prize open the stubborn defence of the visitors and, for the second year running, they were eliminated from Europe by a Spanish team. The defeat is obviously disappointing for Jurgen Klopp, the players and the fans alike, especially because it …
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