Why Judging Mané and Firmino By Goals Scored is Foolish

Why Judging Mané and Firmino By Goals Scored is Foolish

While Mohamed Salah once again stole all of the headlines in Liverpool's latest win over Brighton at the Amex Stadium at the weekend, it can be quite easy for criticism to be drawn to his attacking colleagues as to their contributions to goals this season. Jürgen Klopp's revered front three draw plaudits the world over last season for their dazzling displays both domestically and in Europe, as the Reds plundered goals for fun and amassed 47 goals in the Champions …
Commander Klopp

Commander Klopp

A mild wind blows through the open roof, seagulls squawking high above as the distant sea air fills the nostrils. Sprinklers twist and turn, sending water spritzing in dancing circles. Neatly trimmed grass clipped and groomed to perfection. The netting rustling as it is tightened on opposite ends. A pristine field. The perfect place for battle. One hundred and one meters long by 68 meters wide. An arena for gladiators to showcase their best; to reach for the stars and etch …
Should Liverpool keep Daniel Sturridge?

Should Liverpool keep Daniel Sturridge?

The striker’s contract is due to expire in the summer. Many fans are divided on whether to offer Daniel Sturridge a new contract or let him go for free. So, what shall it be? The England international has been at Liverpool for six years this month since January 2013. Yes, he has been injury prone, but he has also had some fine moments for the club. If you cast your mind back to his debut for Liverpool in the FA …
Conservative Reds Show Substance Over Style

Conservative Reds Show Substance Over Style

There was a moment in the first half of Liverpool’s 1-0 win over Brighton where Gini Wijnaldum picked the ball up 20/25 yards from goal, assessed his options, passed the ball sideways to Jordan Henderson, who promptly gave the ball back to Wijnaldum, only for Gini to turn around and pass the ball 40 yards backwards to Fabinho. My groan was audible. It was that sort of game. This article isn’t necessarily going to be a defence of that moment, …
Liverpool And The Coutinho Dilemma

Liverpool And The Coutinho Dilemma

I don’t like people messing about with Liverpool Football Club. In the same way others think that ancient scriptures should not be tampered with and that the word of the deities to which they sing should be unbendable, I am of the mind that no one should meddle with the central ethos of the club to further their own means. Of course, this is the textbook definition of zealotry and though I find it bitterly distasteful in others, my own …
Liverpool's Important Goals And Who's Scoring Them

Liverpool's Important Goals And Who's Scoring Them

Liverpool have played 21 league games so far. In those games, they have scored 49 goals, at 2.33 goals per game. Of those 21 goals, Liverpool have scored 23 goals when they’ve been losing or drawing, taking the lead in 18 games and equalising in two of the other three. The Reds have scored the first goal 16 times and gone on to win 15 times, 14 times without ever being pegged back – only Arsenal and Manchester United have …
Ajax Pair Could Help Liverpool’s Title Bid

Ajax Pair Could Help Liverpool’s Title Bid

The January transfer window is now open. After Liverpool’s first defeat of the Premier League season to rivals Manchester City, it is possible that manager Jurgen Klopp could be tempted to dip into the transfer market. Liverpool still hold a four-point lead at the top of the Premiership and whilst the current squad may have Klopp’s backing, it may be wise for the club to strengthen this month. Having won all their December fixtures and enjoying a successful festive period, …
Can Liverpool Win the Title?

Can Liverpool Win the Title?

Although January started with a loss the race for the title is still on, with Liverpool and Manchester City locked in a battle for the top slot. The current champions are not going to back down lightly, if not only to hold their gloat over United and maintain their 'bigger team' ranking within Manchester itself. However, with over 28 years since their last premier league win, Liverpool is in serious reaching distance, and Jürgen Klopp is pushing to get his …
City Display Demonstrates Reds Are Ready To Deliver

City Display Demonstrates Reds Are Ready To Deliver

Liverpool suffered their first Premier League defeat of the season at the hands of Manchester City, in a hard-fought, gripping match that ended 2-1 to the Citizens. But whilst in many respects this game felt like a title-decider, the reality is that it is anything but. Whilst it was a must-win for City, and a game that ultimately they were able to win to keep themselves bang in the title hunt, Liverpool still maintain a four-point lead at the top …
Liverpool 2018: The Coppack Awards

Liverpool 2018: The Coppack Awards

Look, this is a bit of a cheat. I’ll admit that. You see, your Anfield Index writers tend to pore over pages of data, argument and counter-argument before committing words to page or screen. That’s not to say that I don’t do the same, but the end of a year allows us to do something else—something which isn’t based on evidence but opinion. Spouting, if you will. Columnist friends tell me that you get one freebie like this every couple …
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