Rating Liverpool's Transfer Window

Rating Liverpool's Transfer Window

The new Premier League season is finally upon us, and after last season's changes, the transfer window slamming shut comes with it. Liverpool were the biggest spenders in England this summer, and fans and pundits alike are touting Klopp's men for a big season. But just how good was their transfer window? In: Following the Champions League final on the 26th May Reds fans weren't in the highest spirits. Salah's injury coupled with Karius' blunders (no matter what caused them), …
Liverpool FC Summers: Four Meaningful Trips

Liverpool FC Summers: Four Meaningful Trips

Being a Liverpool FC supporter living in America is a different kind of commitment. You have to be an early riser to catch matches on weekend morning, you have to block out your work calendars for Champions League afternoons, and most of all you must seize any opportunity offered to you to see the Reds play if they are ever anywhere near you. Such has been the case for me since 2012 when LFC began their regular pilgrimages to North …
Two Beaches, One Red Bum? LFC's World Cup Summers

Two Beaches, One Red Bum? LFC's World Cup Summers

Four weeks remain until the transfer window slams shut and Liverpool have added one senior player. One. Is it time to panic or is this just business as usual during a World Cup summer? The only logical thing to do, painful as it may be, is to get in the way-back machine turn the dial back to the summer of 2014. By this point in that summer, the Reds were ahead of the pace, having already raided Southampton twice and …
Summer Outgoings: Is the Grass Greener on Another Side?

Summer Outgoings: Is the Grass Greener on Another Side?

With the summer transfer window now in full swing, albeit inhibited by the ongoing and increasingly exhilarating World Cup, there could be change afoot for some Liverpool players. Fabinho and Naby Keita have now officially joined the club, marking a new era as far as Jurgen Klopp's midfield is concerned. Meanwhile, a move for Lyon's Nabil Fekir was stopped dead in it's tracks despite a medical and possible interview taking place. Thus, much of the fanbase are fixated on who …
Liverpool FC - Getting Smarter

Liverpool FC - Getting Smarter

Liverpool football club is not at the top of the transfer food chain. It's an unpleasant fact but we need to accept it. There are clubs that are richer, stronger and can offer guarantees that LFC just can't. So it's natural that some players will use the famous red jersey as a stepping stone to get to supposedly better clubs. This has been happening for years. Even Steven Gerrard considered it at on point. Just in the past 10 years, …
Liverpool's Old Guard Barely Hanging On

Liverpool's Old Guard Barely Hanging On

For Liverpool supporters, transfers can never come fast enough. We always want to push that revolving door a little faster until we find a combination of players that starts filling up the trophy cabinet again. However, glance at the squad from 2013/14 season, just four years ago and you’ll notice that only a few faces remain. The crocked club captain; Jordan Henderson. The want-away striker; Daniel Sturridge. The freshly sentenced right back; Jon Flanagan. And the benched ‘keeper; Simon Mignolet. …
Liverpool's Transfer Committees, Sporting Directors and the need to Step Up

Liverpool's Transfer Committees, Sporting Directors and the need to Step Up

Since FSG have come into the club, transfers have been a mixed bag. There have been some resounding successes in the likes of Sturridge, Coutinho, Mane and Salah. There have also been some real flops like Lovren, Lambert, Balotelli and others. Michael Edwards has had to play a big role in all of this. Edwards arrived as Head of Performance and Analysis and, more recently, worked with Brendan Rodgers as part of the now infamous Transfer Committee. This was one …
So Much More To Come From Mo Salah

So Much More To Come From Mo Salah

Moving to a club of Liverpool’s size, even if you have plied your trade at equally giant footballing institutions in the past, can be a very tough thing to adjust to. Your every move is scrutinised, both on and off the pitch, and if you don’t hit the ground running, it doesn’t take too long for the rumblings of discontent to start. Liverpool have had many players to have suffered in this respect down the years, many of whom never …
Why Liverpool are proving me wrong this summer

Why Liverpool are proving me wrong this summer

As Liverpool swept Middlesbrough aside on the final day of the season, I was filled with optimism. Let the fun begin, I thought We had Klopp, Champions League football and reportedly a rather large pot of gold to splurge on some much-needed transfers. Most importantly, we'd experienced sensible - logical - progression. We'd moved from a season containing cup runs and an eighth placed finish to a season where the league mattered most, and we moved up to fourth. We …
Liverpool's Two Ways To Build A Squad

Liverpool's Two Ways To Build A Squad

Transfers in football often seem reasonably straightforward. Building a squad is easy - you just isolate areas in your squad where you need another player, either because you’re a player short or because your strongest player in that area is a weak link in the squad. Then... you buy a suitable player. But over the last few years, building a genuine squad has proved problematic for Liverpool. Partly because they’ve bought poorly, partly because there was a lot of deadwood …
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