Barcelona v Liverpool Preview - Reds need to tame Messi to get anything from Camp Nou

Barcelona v Liverpool Preview - Reds need to tame Messi to get anything from Camp Nou

The Details   Venue - Camp Nou, Barcelona Date & Time - Tuesday, May 1st 2019 @ 20:00 Current Odds - Barcelona 8/11, Draw 3/1, Liverpool 10/3 Form Barcelona Form Barcelona clinched the LaLiga title on Saturday with a 1-0 win at home to Levante. Fittingly, it was the incredible Lionel Messi who scored the winner to give them their second league championship in a row. Ernesto Valverde's men have won their last four matches and conceded just one goal in their …
Time For Forgotten Man Keita To Excel

Time For Forgotten Man Keita To Excel

It's hard to think of a Liverpool signing in the last decade that brought as much delight as the capture of Naby Keita. Luis Suarez is a name that instantly springs to mind, but when he traded Amsterdam for Anfield he wasn’t the world-beater he would go on to become. Mo Salah and Sadio Mane both arrived to mixed reactions, while the likes of Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino only became global stars once they moved to the Reds, like …
The FSG Spending Myth

The FSG Spending Myth

With Liverpool in the middle of a critically important transfer window (aren’t they always?), it seems like a perfect time to revisit a recurring myth amongst the Liverpool fanbase: FSG refuse to spend the money to compete for trophies. As an American Liverpool fan, I scoff at the notion that Fenway Sports Group is a bunch of cheapskates who do not like to put money into their teams. This is because FSG also just happens to own the Boston Red …
Mohamed Salah: Liverpool’s Biggest Bargain in The Premier League Era?

Mohamed Salah: Liverpool’s Biggest Bargain in The Premier League Era?

Where Does The Egyptian Rank Among Liverpool’s Best Premier League Signings? The sensational Mohamed Salah has been a revelation for Liverpool this season, but where does he rank among Liverpool’s best value signings in the Premier League era? There are a number of contenders in the running for 2017/18’s various player of the year awards, and Mohamed Salah certainly stands among them. However, if there was an award given out each year for the best signing of the season, Salah …
Liverpool's Attack: From Down Right Disaster To Destructive In Just Three Years

Liverpool's Attack: From Down Right Disaster To Destructive In Just Three Years

Cast your minds back to the gloomy 2014/15 season in which Liverpool parted ways with the talismanic figure of Luis Suarez, replacing him with Rickie Lambert and the ever egotistical Mario Balotelli. From goals galore in 2013/14 to a troublesome goal drought the following season, Brendan Rodgers' side went from a team that could do no wrong to one devoid of attacking verve. The £16million move for Balotelli was a gamble that never paid off, with the forward scoring his …
Liverpool Football Club has a new identity

Liverpool Football Club has a new identity

Fast, high energy, counter-attacking football - Liverpool Football Club has a new identity. When Jurgen Klopp was appointed manager back in October 2015, Liverpool Football Club was a team that lacked any sort of identity, yes we were a historic club who once use to grace & conquer Europe on a regular basis but ask any supporter what a Liverpool side looked liked following Rodgers' dismissal and they'd find it hard to tell you. They might point you in the …
Liverpool FC - If You Build It, They Will Stay

Liverpool FC - If You Build It, They Will Stay

Nothing great ever happens in team sports without the supporting cast playing some role on many different levels. Being in the background is usually no longer enough. The supporting cast now needs to contribute more than just hang around waiting to be dragged to titles. Countless times in recent history we have seen the Most Valuable Player in a season miss out on the grand prize despite their stellar performances. In a world were loyalty is now the exception rather …
Why Liverpool Will Always Be Bigger Than Any One Player

Why Liverpool Will Always Be Bigger Than Any One Player

It took all of eight minutes to remind Anfield of one very special fact. Liverpool Football Club is bigger than any player. Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain’s driving run, emphatic finish and impassioned celebration perfectly emblemised the oft-romanticised ‘Liverpool spirit’ – the idea that you don’t buy a great player, rather a player becomes great in the cauldron that is Anfield. Like a gladiatorial pit in Rome; Anfield’s coliseum atmosphere is what decides the fate of its competitors, not their previous reputation or …
The Ramifications Of Philippe Coutinho's Transfer To Barcelona

The Ramifications Of Philippe Coutinho's Transfer To Barcelona

On Saturday, the news Liverpool fans had long been dreading and Barcelona fans had been dreaming of was finally announced. Philippe Coutinho was officially made a Barcelona player, becoming the third most expensive player in the world - behind fellow countryman Neymar and Kylian Mbappe at €142million. The only solace that Reds fans can take from this is that the saga surrounding the Brazilian's future is finally over. From the transfer request Coutinho handed in the summer to the personalised Nike …
Learning From Mistakes - Why Klopp's Rotation Has Been Vindicated

Learning From Mistakes - Why Klopp's Rotation Has Been Vindicated

An emphatic statement saw Liverpool return to the top four at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday, and with it came some satisfaction for Jürgen Klopp, in the face of criticism for a maligned “rotation policy”. The sentimentality that clouded fans’ perception of the 1-1 draw against Everton and the subsequent misfiring at Anfield a few days later against West Bromwich Albion lead many to bemoan Klopp’s decision to “over-rotate” – disregarding the importance of games in some sort of sheer …
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