Could Suarez be Liverpool's modern-day Litmanen?

Could Suarez be Liverpool's modern-day Litmanen?

Life comes at you fast as a footballer, with your reputation never too far from taking a battering. One minute you can be the flavour of the month, earning an infinite amount of praise, and the next you can be a washed-up has-been who has little else to offer. Luis Suarez finds himself in that very position, having experienced a tough season at Barcelona that ultimately looks like sealing his exit from the club. Only six years ago he was …
What makes Sadio Mane so special?

What makes Sadio Mane so special?

Sadio Mane is often overlooked. It’s not purposefully done and there’s nothing malicious in it, it’s just one of the downsides of playing in the best team in the world. Mohamed Salah’s ridiculous goal return sees him take centre stage more often than not. Virgil van Dijk is Virgil van Dijk. Alisson makes a monumental difference to the team so is regularly singled out while Jordan Henderson is now getting plenty of plaudits having lifted four trophies over a 12 …
Who truly is Liverpool’s most important player?

Who truly is Liverpool’s most important player?

Why Clutch Mane Deserves Player Of The Year Award

Why Clutch Mane Deserves Player Of The Year Award

There is a school of thought that suggests that Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne is a shoo-in for the P.F.A player of the year award. And there's definitely merit to that argument with the Belgian linchpin laying on a record-equalling 20 Premier League assists, tying with Thierry Henry as statistically the best wing-man in a singular league campaign, as well as scoring 13 goals. However, when you weigh up all the candidates' arguments for the award, Sadio Mane emerges as …
Why Liverpool had to sell Danny Ings

Why Liverpool had to sell Danny Ings

Danny Ings is doing exceptionally well for Southampton this season and because of this people want to rewrite history. He scored 22 goals for the season and just missed out on the golden boot. The 28-year-old has scored or assisted in 57% of the matches he’s featured in. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say his goals have helped Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side stay in the Premier League. They could finish as high as 11th, a remarkable achievement for a team …
Will Ismaila Sarr be Liverpool's Next Coup?

Will Ismaila Sarr be Liverpool's Next Coup?

Sadio Mane stood in the Anfield tunnel with his compatriot, Ismaila Sarr. Liverpool had just beaten Sarr's Watford 2-0 in the December chill, and the two Senegalese attackers were deep in conversation. Troy Deeney approaches, to pass on seasons greetings. Cheerfully, Mane turns to the iconic Watford skipper and exclaims: 'take care of my boy, yeah?' Sarr shuffles sheepishly as Sadio continues, like a concerned Father at parent's evening, 'he's a shy boy, shy boy'. Sadio Mane knows the talent …
Key Stats as Liverpool lose at the Emirates

Key Stats as Liverpool lose at the Emirates

Two big first half errors from the usually reliable Alisson Becker and Virgil Van Dijk meant that Liverpool slipped to a 2-1 defeat at the Emirates Stadium. This was Liverpool’s first defeat to Arsenal in over five years, having not lost to the Gunners under Klopp, and it means that Liverpool will be unable to break City’s 100 point record. But what were the key stats from the game? Misfiring Reds Unlucky or Complacent? Liverpool’s record before lockdown: 27 wins, …
In Defence Of Bobby Firmino

In Defence Of Bobby Firmino

Admittedly, Roberto Firmino ought to score more goals. But you know who else falls into that category? Every footballer who has ever laced a pair of boots up. Much has been made of the Brazilian's recent domestic goal drought at Anfield -- which, at the time of writing, extends to 18 Premier League games -- and much of it, weirdly, has come from Liverpool fans who should know better. Jurgen Klopp, pundits and ex-players -- with Thierry Henry always effusive …
Why Liverpool Should Avoid Traore Transfer

Why Liverpool Should Avoid Traore Transfer

The transfer rumour mill has been working overtime in recent weeks, and Liverpool have had their fair share of players linked with them. One of the most persistent rumours has been Wolves powerhouse Spanish winger Adama Traore being mentioned as a potential transfer target for the reigning English champions. Terrifyingly direct, with a combination of raw power and almost balletic balance, the former Barcelona academy graduate has browned the defences of Europe and England this season with his trademark dribbling …
Liverpool Bounce Back With Unconvincing Win

Liverpool Bounce Back With Unconvincing Win

Liverpool continued their 100% winning streak in the Premier League this season with a hard fought 2-0 win over Aston Villa at Anfield. Goals from Sadio Mane and Curtis Jones gave the Reds a perhaps flattering win after a stodgy performance against their relegation-threatened visitors. After their drubbing at Manchester City, there was an expectation of a backlash but the Reds’ performance was the antithesis of that. Slow, plodding — littered with poor touches and worse passes — and playing …
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