Assessing Liverpool's Joel Matip conundrum

Assessing Liverpool's Joel Matip conundrum

Over the weekend, and very much out of the blue, Joel Matip was linked with a Liverpool exit this summer. Reports in Africa claimed that Paris Saint-Germain are eyeing up a £50 million move for the 28-year-old, seeing him as an ideal long-term replacement for Thiago Silva. It was a story that got Liverpool supporters in something of a frenzy, with some turning their noses up at the idea of Matip leaving and others seeing sense in it. What is …
Farewell Dejan Lovren - A Tribute

Farewell Dejan Lovren - A Tribute

Dejan Lovren's six years at Liverpool FC are over, as Zenit St.Petersburg signed the defender for £10.9 million on Monday. There are many reasons as to why Reds should look back on the controversial defender, with fondness. Dejan Lovren debuted for Liverpool against Jurgen Klopp's Borussia Dortmund, in the pre-season of 2014/15. Brendan Rodgers' Reds thrashed the iconic German team by four goals to nil. The Croatian impressed, due to his aggression in the challenge, composure in possession and potency …
Key Stats As Liverpool See Off Newcastle To Hit 99

Key Stats As Liverpool See Off Newcastle To Hit 99

Liverpool secured their record-levelling 32nd league win of the season to move to 99 points with a lacklustre but well-earned 3-1 win over Newcastle at St James’ Park. But what were the key stats from the game? Clinical Reds Finish With a Flourish Having scored five goals from two big chances against Chelsea, Liverpool scored three goals without creating a big chance against Newcastle. Outstanding finishes from Divock Origi and Sadio Mané completed the comeback after Virgil Van Dijk’s headed …
Time for Brewster to Oust Ineffective Origi

Time for Brewster to Oust Ineffective Origi

On Thursday night, two Liverpool strikers suffered very different fortunes. It was an evening to forget for the Reds, whose lack of intensity and focus was plain to see in a rather insipid defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates. As a last throw of the dice in the second half, Jurgen Klopp turned to Divock Origi as one of his substitutes, looking for another moment of inspiration from the Belgian. What occurred was a cameo that has become far too …
Liverpool and Man City - Who needs a busy summer?

Liverpool and Man City - Who needs a busy summer?

With the summer transfer window rapidly approaching, speculation is already growing about which teams will be active, which teams won’t, and who will be coming in. As usual, Liverpool fans are excited by the prospect of shiny new toys and annoyed that it doesn’t look like the club intend to spend big money. Meanwhile, Man City, fresh off the back of surviving their encounter with UEFA and CAS, are set to spend big again this summer, bringing in four or …
Key Stats as Liverpool lose at the Emirates

Key Stats as Liverpool lose at the Emirates

Two big first half errors from the usually reliable Alisson Becker and Virgil Van Dijk meant that Liverpool slipped to a 2-1 defeat at the Emirates Stadium. This was Liverpool’s first defeat to Arsenal in over five years, having not lost to the Gunners under Klopp, and it means that Liverpool will be unable to break City’s 100 point record. But what were the key stats from the game? Misfiring Reds Unlucky or Complacent? Liverpool’s record before lockdown: 27 wins, …
Liverpool must finish as winners, not with a whimper

Liverpool must finish as winners, not with a whimper

Liverpool are Premier League champions. Sorry, I just had to say it again. It sounds too good not to! The long and arduous wait for that illusive first title in 30 years is over, yet in recent fixtures, I can't help but feel a little frustrated with how the team has been performing. It was far more business as usual in the 1-3 win over Brighton, but the performances preceding this were lacking somewhat in a number of areas. We …
Iconic Moments From A Season To Remember

Iconic Moments From A Season To Remember

Premier League Champions. Only we know how as a collective fanbase we've longed to hear those beautiful words. Everything about the manner in which the title was finally secured spells out poetic. Six years ago our title hopes were obliterated with a disappointing draw at Palace and a loss to Chelsea at home. Willian hammered in the final nail in the coffin with his goal thus handing the visitors a 2-0 victory and the Premier League title to City. Fast …
Liverpool's Wait Is Over

Liverpool's Wait Is Over

Finally, after what felt like an interminable wait, Liverpool Football Club are Champions of England once again. The Reds' 19th crown -- their first in the Premier League era -- is all the more impressive, given the club's recent boom and bust history; where a title challenge would inevitably be followed a season later by a calamitous collapse. The title tilt of 2001/2002 was followed by a meek 5th placed finish in 2002/2003, again owing to poor transfer market manoeuvring, …
Liverpool Aren't Lucky

Liverpool Aren't Lucky

There’s a strange narrative appearing online. Not only are Liverpool lucky to be in the position they find themselves in, but they’re also boring.  Firstly, we’ll address the latter. Fans aren’t used to seeing the level of control shown by the Reds this season. Even the Centurions didn’t have as many points as Liverpool do at this stage of the campaign. Jurgen Klopp’s men haven’t been thrashing teams like Man City did during the 2017/18 season but it feels as …
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