Why can't you play like that every week, Dejan?

Why can't you play like that every week, Dejan?

I'm sure I wasn't the only one who grimaced, groaned, groaned and flailed when I heard that Dejan Lovren was starting on Saturday. Not only because... Well, he's Dejan Lovren, but because he was to come up against a striker in Jamie Vardy that has a brilliant goal scoring record against the Reds and has also given Lovren many torrid times over recent years. "Why not Joe Gomez?", I cried at the radio as I made my way towards Anfield. …
Liverpool's Full Backs Add New Attacking Dimension

Liverpool's Full Backs Add New Attacking Dimension

A prominent and recurring feature of Pep Guardiola's trophy-laden spell as manager of Manchester City has been the Catalan's utilisation of his expensively assembled full backs as ostensible centre midfielders. The positioning of his full backs has provided his City side with numerous advantages. Firstly, it allows for effective triangle shapes to be created between the full back, winger and attacking midfielders. This adds layers to the Etihad sides' attack and allows the likes of De Bruyne and the Silva's, …
Eredivisie wonderkid is the perfect forward for Liverpool

Eredivisie wonderkid is the perfect forward for Liverpool

Ajax lit up the Champions League last season, dismantling the very best before crashing out dramatically in the semi-final. They managed to keep hold of the majority of that team, only losing Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt when many thought they'd be gutted. Yet despite this, they're already old news with all eyes firmly fixed on rivals PSV Eindhoven. Mark Van Bommel's side are joint-top of the Eredivisie alongside Ajax on 17 points after seven matches this term. …
How Klopp can maintain Reds winning run

How Klopp can maintain Reds winning run

7 league wins on the bounce, 16 league wins out of 16 in the league spanning this season and last. In many respects, it feels scarcely believable that Liverpool are this good after so many years of disappointment. But Jurgen Klopp's current crop are the finest Liverpool side seen in any Premier league era; one of the Premier League's finest ever teams, in fact. Notwithstanding the reality that the league title has proven elusive, in no small part, due to …
Four Years Of Jürgen Klopp - Part 1 Belief & Unity

Four Years Of Jürgen Klopp - Part 1 Belief & Unity

Next week will mark four years since Jürgen Klopp took charge at Anfield and began the process of transforming the Reds from Premier League also-rans into one of the dominant teams in world football. Over the next few days I’ll be reminiscing about some of the crucial games and moments that have stood out along that incredible journey. We begin with this: Liverpool 2-2 West Bromwich Albion - 13 December 2015 Liverpool XI: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Skrtel, Moreno, Henderson, Can, …
Liverpool's Great Weakness Has Become their Strength

Liverpool's Great Weakness Has Become their Strength

It’s an interesting thing, the human brain. Driven by logic and reason, capable of assessing situations and providing a thoughtful and rational response. Yet subject it to serious trauma, and suddenly that rationality gets chipped away, slowly but surely, until the horrors of what once was, murk what actually is. Case in point. Sheffield United and Liverpool were at a stalemate. Liverpool were lacklustre, and the chances they did have were being spurned. It was, to put it colloquially, “one …
Liverpool should return to sign La Liga starlet

Liverpool should return to sign La Liga starlet

In football, rejection often closes that particular chapter. Clubs won't continue to their pursuit if a player has made it clear they aren't keen on the move. Sometimes it's to do with pride. Other times it's because the world of football moves fast and teams can't wait around on the off chance a mind is changed. Liverpool, however, are one of the few teams who seem to leave the door slightly ajar if a move doesn't materialise first-time around. Countless …
Erling Haaland - Red Bull Salzburg's MVP

Erling Haaland - Red Bull Salzburg's MVP

Not since The Big Show emerged from underneath the ring at St. Valentine's Day Massacre pay-per-view show in 1999 has a big man had such an impact on his debut. Erling Braut Haaland made his Champions League debut for Red Bull Salzburg against Genk with all eyes on him after bossing the Austrian Bundesliga.  He walked off 72 minutes later having delivered a message to all of Europe.  The 19-year-old netted a first-half treble as the Austrians ran out 6-2 …
Liverpool v Red Bull Salzburg Preview - European football returns to Anfield

Liverpool v Red Bull Salzburg Preview - European football returns to Anfield

The Details   Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Andreas Ekberg (SWE) Date & Time - Wednesday, October 2nd 2019 @ 20:00 Current Odds - Liverpool 1/4, Draw 11/2, RB Salzburg 9/1 _______________________________________________________________________ This is where Liverpool start winning, isn't it? Champions League group games at Anfield under Jurgen Klopp have resulted in five victories for The Reds from six matches so far. Sevilla were the only team not to be defeated on Merseyside, coming away with a 2-2 draw in the 2017/18 …
What makes English wonderkid so special?

What makes English wonderkid so special?

There have been countless false dawns at Liverpool. Players tipped for greatness who ultimately fail to live up to the hype and fade into obscurity. Even those who do carve out a successful career in football regularly reach the heights promised. Suso is turning out for AC Milan, he’s been linked with Spurs and Barcelona but moves failed to materialise and he still calls the San Siro home. The Italian side are European royalty but they’re in decline.  Krisztián Németh …
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