A New Hope: Liverpool's Resurgence

A New Hope: Liverpool's Resurgence

“This time we’ll be destroyed for sure. This is madness.” – C3PO.
A long time ago, in the annals of English football, there was a club... But this was no ordinary club. 18 League Titles, 5 European Cups and dozens of alternative trophies had launched Liverpool into the status of Global Superpower. Having fought against common enemies and emerged victorious, a new threat emerged. Internal divisions and bitterness over its nostalgic past had removed the club’s collective identity. …
Jürgen Klopp's Defensive Dilemma

Jürgen Klopp's Defensive Dilemma

What a difference a weekend makes. I was all set to have a piece done on why I thought Mamadou Sakho should he the man to partner Dejan Lovren in the heart of the Liverpool defence this weekend against Watford, only for Craig Gardener to recklessly injure him. Now Liverpool fans are stuck with the thoughts of a Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho centre-back pairing. This pairing for me is the stuff of nightmares because of the weak link in …
Jürgen Klopp - Mind Over Money

Jürgen Klopp - Mind Over Money

Football is a 21st century sport, a game dominated by its financial wealth, in particular the affluent English Premier League. Liverpool are the eighth richest club in Europe, yet for as long as I can remember, we've been known as a club unable to financially compete with the elite clubs. In reality, that's not been the case; it's precisely where we've squandered the funds available, on both management and personnel that has negated our impact on the pitch. I, like …
Klopp's First Miracle? Transforming Liverpool's Defence

Klopp's First Miracle? Transforming Liverpool's Defence

Liverpool secured their third win of the week against Swansea, and in doing so extended their time without conceding a goal to 226 minutes. The clean sheet highlights perhaps the most surprising aspect of change since Klopp’s arrival - the sudden sturdiness of Liverpool’s defence. Whilst there have been strong attacking performances, particularly against Manchester City and Chelsea, it has been far more impressive how Liverpool conceded only two goals across three away fixtures against City, Chelsea and Tottenham. The …
Liverpool's Rearguard - Who Should Play Over The Busy Period?

Liverpool's Rearguard - Who Should Play Over The Busy Period?

Fourteen league matches into the season, fifteen goals conceded, the largely criticised defence has improved over the last few weeks, but we still see individual errors. But come January, Jon Flanagan and Mamadou Sakho should be fit enough to return to the playing field.  This article looks at the best defensive lineup Liverpool can put out on the football pitch when they both return. I do not have a crystal ball and rumours persist about Liverpool being in the market …
The Brilliance Of Emre Can

The Brilliance Of Emre Can

Emre Can, what can I say about him? He's one of the brightest stars currently in the Liverpool team. His ability to play a number of positions, whether it be wasted in defence, ala the Brendan Rodgers era or in his more natural midfield position makes him an invaluable member of the LiverpooI set up. This was shown last season, when Brendan Rodgers utilised him as a centre back to give Martin Skrtel and Dejan Lovren a dig out and …
Home vs away form? A real concern or an imaginary problem

Home vs away form? A real concern or an imaginary problem

On Saturday, Jürgen Klopp’s blitzkrieg offence claimed its latest high-profile away victim in Manchester City. After battering an already-broken Chelsea 3-1 a few weeks back, Liverpool could approach the far more difficult proposition of an Etihad away day with renewed hope, a hope that was certainly not misplaced. By the end of the game, City’s defence was left a rabble, after a brutal demolition job from the trifecta of Coutinho, Firmino and Lallana. The 4-1 victory over City was better than …
Man City Win Has Brought Back the Feelgood Factor

Man City Win Has Brought Back the Feelgood Factor

It was a day that started with talk of Sergio Aguero’s return and of Raheem Sterling’s first encounter with Liverpool since his much protracted summer move. It ended with Kolo Toure enjoying a three-minute cameo as a central-midfielder / right-winger hybrid with the Reds 4-1 up. What a time to be alive indeed.
How To Get The Best Out Of: Dejan Lovren

How To Get The Best Out Of: Dejan Lovren

Anger, bitterness, sadness. Just three emotions that greeted the majority of fans when it was announced that our beloved Mamadou Sakho would be out for around eight weeks, ruling the Frenchman out until the new year. However, these were only mild emotions, when compared to those when the fanbase realised who will most likely be stepping in for Sakho during his absence - Dejan Lovren. "No, no... there's got to be someone else?" That seems like a realistic reaction for …
Alberto Moreno - Revitalised and Reborn

Alberto Moreno - Revitalised and Reborn

Alberto Moreno or 'Albie' as he's lovingly known, is fast becoming a fan favourite at Liverpool football club. A player who in his own words started the season with an "inner rage", due to not being given a fair opportunity to play; has taken his chance with both hands and is flourishing under Jürgen Klopp's new management. He arrived in the summer of 2014 with a great sense of hope. An expectation that we may finally have cured our left-back …
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