Why Alisson is still the best goalkeeper in the world

Why Alisson is still the best goalkeeper in the world

Twitter can be a strange place. Manuel Veth, freelance football writers for a number of outlets, is of the belief that Manuel Neuer has been better than Alisson Becker this season. When asked to explain his thought process behind this shout, he refused and told me to write an article on why he’s wrong. So here it is. Liverpool’s No.1 has been unlucky with injuries this season. The 27-year-old has started just 20 times in the Premier League and five …
A Football Club is About More than Just Football

A Football Club is About More than Just Football

There have been so many yearnings for what we no longer have. A platitude of moral dilemmas trying to figure out how much we’re allowed to miss football whilst also framing every such pining with “we know football’s not important in the grand scheme of things.” But, it is, isn’t it? If anything’s been proven over the last week, it’s that football is both immeasurably important and of no consequence whatsoever. It’s allowed to be both of those things at …
Why is Virgil Van Dijk so underrated?

Why is Virgil Van Dijk so underrated?

When does a player become too good that people start to underrate their performances? In Virgil van Dijk’s case, it was almost immediately after he moved to Liverpool. Though he went on to claim the PFA Player of the Year in his first full season at Anfield, many put that down to the hype surrounding him. The fact he was the world’s most expensive defender for a period of time meant all eyes were on him and, to the annoyance …
Why Villa away is Liverpool's biggest win of 2019/20

Why Villa away is Liverpool's biggest win of 2019/20

When Liverpool do eventually win this Premier League title, there will always be moments looked back upon as the most pivotal during the season. For me, the game that stands out more than any other is the trip to Aston Villa in November. This was long before the Reds started building an unfathomable lead over Man City at the top of the table - a time when many still viewed Pep Guardiola's all-conquering side at favourites. On November 2nd, Liverpool …
David Alaba The Swiss Army Knife Liverpool Need

David Alaba The Swiss Army Knife Liverpool Need

This upcoming transfer window — whenever that will be in the coronavirus paused footballing world — could well be Dejan Lovren’s last at Liverpool. The Croat defender has proved a divisive player amongst the Reds fans since his £20M switch from Southampton in the summer of 2014 and his Anfield stint almost came to an end last summer as a move to Roma was apparently close. However, the Giallorossi failed to agree a fee with Liverpool and Lovren — who …
Best games of 2019/20: Leicester 0 - 4 Liverpool

Best games of 2019/20: Leicester 0 - 4 Liverpool

The current authority-imposed hiatus from football due to the ever-saddening Coronavirus outbreak gives us all time to reflect on a plethora of subjects. Inevitably, for those obsessed with football and the thought of Liverpool finally claiming that Premier League title, thoughts turn to some of the Reds' stand-out performances of what has been a marvellous season. There have been so many moments of magic and significance that it's impossible to say one moment trumps all others, but for me (and …
Liverpool will be crowned Premier League champions

Liverpool will be crowned Premier League champions

Dread it. Run from it. Destiny arrives all the same. For the past week, in footballing circles, talk has centred around whether or not the 2019/20 campaign would be finished. Common sense would suggest a season not yet underway couldn’t take precedence over one that is very near completion. But there’s not much common sense in football.  Rival fans, desperate to ensure Liverpool aren’t crowned champions, have latched onto the idea that this season should be expunged from the history …
Coronavirus: A selfish-but-logical Liverpool perspective

Coronavirus: A selfish-but-logical Liverpool perspective

Liverpool were never going to win the Premier League in mundane fashion - it simply isn't their style. Even when the Reds are 25 points clear at the top of the table, when it's a matter of time until title glory is sealed, something gets in the way. The threat of World War III has loomed ominously, as have reports of an asteroid heading towards earth, but the coronavirus has emerged as the standout issue standing in between Liverpool and …
Old problems keep coming back to haunt Liverpool

Old problems keep coming back to haunt Liverpool

It was a night that not many Liverpool fans will want to think about for too much longer. It was a humbling and rare defeat at the hands of Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid that perhaps prematurely ended the Red's defence of their much adored European Cup. While the performance in the first leg in Spain left a lot to be desired in terms of pace and attacking threat, Klopp's men certainly dialled this up to 11 at Anfield and almost …
Impending title is only the beginning for Liverpool

Impending title is only the beginning for Liverpool

Liverpool’s march towards their first Premier League crown is inevitable. It’s a matter of not if but when Jurgen Klopp’s men will end their 30-year drought without the top-flight title. Klopp and his team saw their hopes of remaining unbeaten throughout the campaign ended in a 3-0 defeat to Watford at Vicarage Road, denying them the opportunity to match Arsenal's Invincibles of the 2003/04 season However, winning the crown is still a major achievement for the club. The Reds are all but …
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