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 …
Former Everton and Manchester United star admits Liverpool

Former Everton and Manchester United star admits Liverpool "deserve this title"

Former Manchester United star Wayne Rooney believes Liverpool deserve the Premier League title and that the right decision has been made with regards to completing the current domestic league season at some date in the future. Writing in his column in The Times, Rooney had high praise for the achievements of Jürgen Klopp's Reds and the standard they have set this season.
“Liverpool will win the Premier League. Now, as you can imagine, I have Everton fans phoning me up saying: ‘The …
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 …
What should Liverpool do with Naby Keita?

What should Liverpool do with Naby Keita?

When Liverpool beat FC Barcelona, FC Bayern and a host of Europe’s elite to secure the signature of Naby Keita it was heralded as a coup. The Guinean captain was a whirlwind in the middle third for RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga and appeared to be the definition of a box-to-box midfielder. He scored goals. He made assists. He racked up tackles and interceptions at an alarming rate (4.81 during his final season in Germany), and his dribbling figures were …
FA, Premier League and EFL confirm intentions to complete 2019/20 domestic season

FA, Premier League and EFL confirm intentions to complete 2019/20 domestic season

The 2019/20 English football season will hopefully be completed at the earliest possible opportunity, according to the FA, the Premier League and the EFL. Liverpool - 25 points clear at the top of the Premier League table - need just six more points to clinch the club's 19th league title and their first for 30 years. However, the players and fans have had their inevitable celebrations put on hold due to the global Coronavirus pandemic. Yesterday, it was reported in …
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 …
Pepijn Lijnders shares some insights into being part of the LFC backroom team

Pepijn Lijnders shares some insights into being part of the LFC backroom team

Liverpool assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders recently spoke to the club's official site about working with Jürgen Klopp and what it's like to be a part of The Reds' backroom staff. Lijnders described the club as being "blessed" to have such a talented and informed group with "ambition and passion" working behind the scenes for Klopp. Klopp and his staff have taken Liverpool to two consecutive Champions League finals, lifting the club's sixth European Cup last June in Madrid. Then, this …
Gini Wijnaldum discusses changes to his game due to Klopp and his coaching staff

Gini Wijnaldum discusses changes to his game due to Klopp and his coaching staff

Liverpool's Gini Wijnaldum says he has become more of an all-round midfielder since joining The Reds in 2016. Wijnaldum was signed by Jürgen Klopp back in the summer of 2016 and has become one of Liverpool's most regular starters in the years since. Speaking in an interview with UEFA, Wijnaldum said:
“My development since I came to Liverpool has been good. “I have become more of an all-round player. “I was used to playing in a very attacking role and …
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 …
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