How Liverpool Have Evolved In A Year

How Liverpool Have Evolved In A Year

In the days leading to last seasons opening games, every single pundit had either Chelsea or Manchester City winning the Premier League. The general feeling was that the return of Cristiano Ronaldo would also propel Manchester United into contention, and Liverpool would be eased down the table. In hindsight, the uneducated views of nearly all the experts who disregarded Liverpool now seem very foolish. Liverpool had just experienced their most injury-ravished season in history, and had relied on the defensive …
Darwin - Return Of The Number 9

Darwin - Return Of The Number 9

I wrote just prior to the RB Leipzig friendly how patience was required for all new players. I was keen to state how pre season is nothing more than the warm up to the season, and how we had to trust the process of integrating new arrivals. The match score (and more to the point, the scorers against RBL), surely ratify some of those thoughts, and it hasn’t take long for the negative comments to swing round to pure jubilation. …
My First Liverpool Idols

My First Liverpool Idols

I was born 12th November, 1981. My very first array of visible LFC memories probably started in the early 90’s. There are a few snippets here and there prior to that, but the problematic period between Graham Souness leaving & Roy Evans taking over, is probably my first absolute batch of memories. I recall my brother and I had a 1992/93 squad photo in our room, the one with the manager front and centre. The most notable players (to me …
Life After Sadio Mane - A Liverpool Legend, An Inevitable Exit

Life After Sadio Mane - A Liverpool Legend, An Inevitable Exit

Sadio Mane was the foundational piece of a puzzle that culminated in the greatest Liverpool team I have ever seen; I never thought Kenny's 1988 side would be bettered, it has, and with interest on top! The sustainable model FSG use with LFC means they are to some extent cheating the system, whilst cumulatively the wage bill is on a par with our rivals; this is merely to have a squad with the depth needed to compete; we simply cannot …
Liverpool Without Mane: How Do the Reds Replace a Legend?

Liverpool Without Mane: How Do the Reds Replace a Legend?

Since Sadio Mane’s £34 million transfer to Liverpool from Southampton in 2016, Liverpool ticket prices have been a hotly debated topic. In the 2017-2018 season, Liverpool made it to the Champions League final. However, their success has not come without its consequences. Ticket prices for the semi-final and the final matches were raised to £77 and £513, respectively. This substantial increase in ticket prices caused a lot of backlash from Liverpool fans. Some people argue that the high ticket prices …
Attacking Through the Middle

Attacking Through the Middle

Throughout nearly the entirety of Liverpool’s recent domestic and European campaign, Jürgen Klopp’s team was faced with the low-block reality presented by opposition sides. I’ve written before about how elite sides such as Liverpool and Manchester City need to adapt their style of play in order to combat the all too common low-block. Weaker sides have mastered this strategy, and I spoke about how it was a challenge for innovative coaches to overcome. Manchester City drew first blood this summer …
Mentality Monsters

Mentality Monsters

Despite ending the footballing season on a very low note, the celebrated parade at least brought about some solace and joy for both fans and clubmen. The energy and optimism that went into last season was emphatic, and to walk away with the League & FA Cup must be seen as a good return. Disappointment shows just how far along we have traveled under Klopp, and that ride is far from over. Liverpool now have a decisive summer ahead, with …
Au Revoir To The Three Musketeers

Au Revoir To The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers are notoriously a trio of sword wielding heroes, who use their different personas to swashbuckle themselves to victory. The idea is that their mantra of ‘all for one, and one for all’, is enough to see them overcome the most insurmountable of odds. This Sunday in France could well be a fitting finale to another group of three, as the Reds begin their final preparations to Saturday’s match against Real Madrid. In a Jurgen Klopp reign that …
Observations: Against Benfica, the real Naby Keita stood up

Observations: Against Benfica, the real Naby Keita stood up

In a recent interview, Naby Keita said 'I don't believe we've seen the real Naby Keita just yet. I've had quite a few injuries & I'm trying to get back to full form & fitness. Recently I've felt 100%. It's my aim to try and establish myself and be seen in the world of football either this season or the next.' Well Naby lad, if you wanted to be seen, then tonight you did everything right to make it happen. …
Post-Match RAW: Nervy Win Over Impressive West Ham

Post-Match RAW: Nervy Win Over Impressive West Ham

David Moyes taken a lot of criticism from Liverpool fans over the years - most of it absolutely justified because of his absurdly bad record against the Reds. That has started to change though, and once again, probably with valid reasons because he has done an excellent job at West Ham since returning as manager. And, on Saturday evening, his team once again caused Klopp's Liverpool a number of problems, thankfully, they managed to solve them and finish with the …
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