Why We Have to Resist the Urge to Push Trent into Central Midfield 

Why We Have to Resist the Urge to Push Trent into Central Midfield 

On several occasions, I have considered the idea of Trent Alexander-Arnold in a midfield three. I was even asked by a fellow supporter recently why this was not happening, and I immediately found myself defending the logic in keeping him there, despite writing articles pointing out the plus points and why it could be the case. There seems to be so many reasons to try him in a different position, yet I always come back to the same conclusion. Jurgen …
Absent Luis Diaz an underrated reason for Liverpool's struggles

Absent Luis Diaz an underrated reason for Liverpool's struggles

A year ago, almost to the day, Liverpool were completing the signing of Luis Diaz, giving their 2021/22 season a much-needed injection of quality and fresh legs. History may look back on that campaign differently, as the Reds lay on the cusp of an unprecedented quadruple at one point, but it was a grind at times. When Diaz arrived, Liverpool were well adrift of Man City in the Premier League title race and their performances were often unconvincing. Who else …
Why I Believe We Will Sign Moisés Caicedo, Just Not Yet…

Why I Believe We Will Sign Moisés Caicedo, Just Not Yet…

With the January transfer window now officially open, the country’s football supporting fraternity waits for their respective teams to spend their money. Sports journalism will be rife for the next month, with rumour, speculation, and a willingness to write about anything that may happen. That is exactly what I’m going to be doing right now, on behalf of all Liverpool fans that are craving their own central midfield addition. Whilst our German manager has previously stated the volume of midfield …
Liverpool v Leicester - The Premier League Preview

Liverpool v Leicester - The Premier League Preview

With one game won and two to go, the Christmas Premier League fixture list has started very well for the Reds. After a successful Boxing Day trip to Villa Park, Jurgen Klopp will now be hoping to heap further misery on former Liverpool manager, Brendan Rodgers, as Friday will see his Leicester side travel to Anfield for a game under those famous lights. Leicester’s last game saw them taken apart at home to big spending Newcastle United, with a 0-3 …
Luis Diaz Injury: January Transfer Rethink?

Luis Diaz Injury: January Transfer Rethink?

Amidst all the Friday drama in the footballing world, there was only one thing that really devastated and worried Liverpool fans. It hasn’t yet been confirmed by the club, but Pipe Sierra’s tweet that fellow countryman Luis Diaz requires surgery and is likely to be out until March felt like a proverbial kick in the guts. Sierra was the journalist who first broke the former Porto forwards move to Anfield and only a blind hope rails against this being accurate. …
How To Take On The Domestic Cups This Year

How To Take On The Domestic Cups This Year

Liverpool's first game back after the World Cup is in not the Premier League, but the 4th round EFL tie against Manchester City. This game will represent the ideal tune up to the Reds' Boxing Day visit to Villa Park, and getting Pep Guardiola’s side in the last 16 is the perfect draw for Jurgen Klopp. Apart from Erling Haaland and a few squad players, most of the Etihad roster is spending this next month at the World Cup. The …
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly From Arsenal vs Liverpool

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly From Arsenal vs Liverpool

There's not point in even pretending that performance was acceptable. Even with a couple of days to process and rewatch the game, it doesn't become easier to digest The Good Darwin Nunez Jurgen Klopp placed a lot of faith in Darwin Nunez when he decided to spend what could become a club record fee to sign the Uruguayan striker from Benfica this summer. Early signs were promising, especially his cameo against Manchester City in the Community Shield and his game …
Liverpool 2 - 0 Rangers - CL Player Ratings

Liverpool 2 - 0 Rangers - CL Player Ratings

Alisson Becker - 7.0 The weekends man of the (reds) match. He was made to deal with some tricky back-passes early on, but did enough to make sure he wasn’t caught out. Had a busier spell late on, but was determined to keep them at bay. Trent Alexander-Arnold - 8.0 Kept his place despite some poor form, and rewarded his manager with a brilliant early strike. It was a wonderful free kick, and you could see the confidence flow as …
Liverpool's Disjointed Attack

Liverpool's Disjointed Attack

The game against Bournemouth was the first time this season that Liverpool had been able to get Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah involved properly.   Prior to that, the wide forward pairing had struggled to influence proceedings on a consistent basis. Diaz, for example, had taken seven shots in his three Premier League appearances. Across matches against Fulham and Crystal Palace, he had an Expected Goals average of just 0.21.  Granted, the sample size isn’t the largest but it was a …
Liverpool FC 9 - 0 Bournemouth - The Player Ratings

Liverpool FC 9 - 0 Bournemouth - The Player Ratings

The Starters: Alisson Becker – 7 Well positioned to clear or gather any slightly overhit long ball, which came in useful once or twice. Didn't have much to do, but did it well. Trent Alexander-Arnold – 8 What a strike! Trent looks like he's got something back after an underwhelming start to the season, but today he looked ready to win, and comfortably. Not every pass comes off as envisioned, but he gets enough of the hard ones right, putting …
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