Michael Edwards - The Regeneration

Michael Edwards - The Regeneration

For years, the director of football was a nuisance, an obstacle and a hinderance to most managers throughout the Premier League. The mere thought that any old school manager would need either help, guidance or another body to aid the club football was sneered upon, and often dismissed. FSG have had their failings, that is not in doubt , yet it is the overall process from their tenure that should be applauded. They have learned, progressed, installed a working structure …
Should Nat Phillips be a long-term option for Liverpool?

Should Nat Phillips be a long-term option for Liverpool?

For an emergency centre-half, Nat Phillips has become surprisingly divisive. At least that's the impression I get from my Twitter feed. There are those who believe he's performed well enough in a time of crisis to merit a place in Liverpool's centre-back rotation moving forward. And then there are those who acknowledge the contribution he's made but argue that he's ultimately too limited a defender to figure long-term. Liverpool should be back up to a full complement of centre-halves next …
Liverpool And Their Calculated Defensive Gamble

Liverpool And Their Calculated Defensive Gamble

Gambling, by its very nature, doesn't always come off. There can be no debate that Liverpool -- after the sale of Dejan Lovren to Zenit St Petersburg -- gambled when they didn't sign a centre half last summer. Instead, the Reds pushed the boat out to sign Thiago Alcantara from FC Bayern and planned on using Fabinho as their fourth choice centre half. Now, with long term injuries to both Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez that strategy looks shortsighted, …
Ajax 0-1 Liverpool: Who Was Man of the Match?

Ajax 0-1 Liverpool: Who Was Man of the Match?

Liverpool made a solid start to their 2020/21 Champions League campaign with a 1-0 victory over Ajax at the Johan Cruyff Arena. It wasn’t the most convincing of wins, with the Reds requiring a strange own-goal from Nicolas Tagliafico to win them the game. Nevertheless, after a couple of scary moments at the back, Liverpool defended quite well and came away with a much-needed clean sheet.   In goal, he was at it again. Adrian made one good save to deny Quincy Promes …
He Didn't Kostas Much - August 2020, The Month That Was

He Didn't Kostas Much - August 2020, The Month That Was

August began with Liverpool unveiling their new kit, the first one released under their new deal with Nike. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Virgil Van Dijk and the boys unboxed the kit and their enthusiasm for the kit was quite striking. Fire! Swoosh! Flamey! Robbo, pay your bills man! Liverpool did a signing!! Rejoice! The Reds landed Kostas Tsimikas for a fee in the region of £11.5mil, which looks like a bargain for an international left back with Champions League pedigree. Especially when …
What Liverpool Need In Their Next CB

What Liverpool Need In Their Next CB

After the sale of Dejan Lovren to Zenit St Petersburg, Liverpool have been linked with several defenders to replace the Croat in their squad. Aissa Mandi, Ben White and Ozan Kabak have all been suggested as potential targets for the Anfield club with the expectation that the Reds will fill the Lovren, back up centre half void in the transfer market and not by promoting youth and letting Nat Phillips, Ki-Jana Hoever and Sepp Van Den Berg cut their teeth. …
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 …
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 …
Thiago Could Provide Silva Lining for Lovren-Less Liverpool

Thiago Could Provide Silva Lining for Lovren-Less Liverpool

The ongoing global pandemic has already had a big impact on football finances. With games returning behind closed doors, clubs have been deprived of matchday revenues, in terms of hospitality, ticket sales, and other streams of income, such as club shop sales. Additionally, and more impactfully, television rebates -- even given the fact they have been pushed out for another year -- will hamstring many teams' abilities to flex their financial muscles in the transfer market. Liverpool have already felt …
Jan Vertonghen: Liverpool's Deluxe Klavan

Jan Vertonghen: Liverpool's Deluxe Klavan

Despite football -- like the vast majority of society -- being in a COVID19 pause, the transfer rumour mill continues to grind. Uncertainty regarding when football will return and what the post-coronavirus state of play will play hasn't stopped players talking about what their futures might hold and fanning the flames of transfer speculation. One such player is Tottenham Hotspurs' Jan Vertonghen. Speaking to Belgian publication Play Sports, the defender admitted his future could lie away from north London. "I want …
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