Jürgen Klopp - Mind Over Money

Jürgen Klopp - Mind Over Money

Football is a 21st century sport, a game dominated by its financial wealth, in particular the affluent English Premier League. Liverpool are the eighth richest club in Europe, yet for as long as I can remember, we've been known as a club unable to financially compete with the elite clubs. In reality, that's not been the case; it's precisely where we've squandered the funds available, on both management and personnel that has negated our impact on the pitch. I, like …
Which Loaned Out Players Will Thrive Under Jurgen Klopp?

Which Loaned Out Players Will Thrive Under Jurgen Klopp?

Jürgen Klopp is a manager that can really get the best out of a player. The German’s ferocious manner and attitude can act as the catalyst for big performances as his charges take the lead from their manager and play at the same tempo Jürgen prowls at the touchline. This is probably his biggest attribute as a manager, and there have been a few instances in which players have shone under Klopp and then failed to live up to expectations …
The Committee Has Done Some Good at Liverpool

The Committee Has Done Some Good at Liverpool

For the sympathisers of Rodgers in the media Liverpool’s problems owed more to the much vilified transfer committee than the Northern Irishman. It is the mitigating factor in Rodgers’ performance at Liverpool and it is spread as a blanket over his own failings. Rather than facilitate the work of a promising young British manager, the transfer committee shackled the Brendan Rodgers, his supporters argue. That does not stand the truth test. The “defence team” have repetitively demonized the structure and …
A New Era - A Chance For Forgotten Liverpool Players

A New Era - A Chance For Forgotten Liverpool Players

Jürgen Klopp. Wow, a breath of fresh air has been breathed into our recently stale club. The ideas and excitement of the possibilities. The belief that this charismatic German will give the club another chance at success. To wake up the sleeping giants. But does that account solely for the club and fans? No. When Monday morning comes there will be a different atmosphere within Melwood (Liverpool’s training facilities), there may be doubts from some players, there may be excitement …
Lazar Markovic - Gone But Not Forgotten

Lazar Markovic - Gone But Not Forgotten

Rarely has a player split the fanbase, as Lazar Markovic did last season. Arriving for a sum of £20 million from Benfica, the expectations were high for the fleet-footed Serbian. Supporters hoped with the departing Luis Suarez, that he would fill a creative void in the Liverpool side. In truth he perhaps wasn't ready for the move, nor was he able to deal with the pressure. That said, it's the manager's job to handle those expectations and to give the …
Divock Origi - It's Time To Give Him A Chance

Divock Origi - It's Time To Give Him A Chance

Five Games in to the season and there are already calls for Rodgers head. 3 goals from 5 games is poor, however when you see that Liverpool have scored 2 or more goals in only 6 league games since January 2015, there is a deeper problem. The lack of creativity and general naivety from the manager is part of the reason for the poor form and fans want a change. The change many fans want is a new manager, however …
Emre Can, Young Foreign Players and the Blame Game

Emre Can, Young Foreign Players and the Blame Game

On September 4, 2015 Emre Can made his debut for the German national team. It is not often you have a young Liverpool player make his debut for the World Champions. So the rarity that this is calls for celebrations by all fans. Instead I found myself reflecting on a tweet of some days earlier. It was in the wake of Liverpool's horrible defeat to West Ham. The tweet was from the @AnfieldHQ account and read: Emre Can needs to …
Liverpool's 2014 Summer Signings – One Year On

Liverpool's 2014 Summer Signings – One Year On

Believe it or not, quite a few Liverpool fans were pretty content with the club’s business as the transfer window closed a year ago. Yes, we were all still mourning the departure of Luis Suarez, but Liverpool showed plenty of intent by spending £117m on nine new players as they looked to build a title-challenging side. The rest, as they say, is history. Twelve months on, all the excitement surrounding the newcomers has dissipated. Kristian Johnson takes a look at …
What Does Markovic's Loan Move Tell Us?

What Does Markovic's Loan Move Tell Us?

So Lazar to Fenerbache is done. The move irks anyone who believes the Serb has talent that should have been managed to blossom for Liverpool’s benefits. But to see him being paraded as the evidence of failure of last summer’s recruitment by some journalists is preposterous. He may have cost a fortune but his talent is undoubted and even 12 months of frustration at Merseyside cannot erode that talent. He came to Anfield as one of the top U-21 players …
Did Jordon Ibe Need a Loan Move More Than Markovic?

Did Jordon Ibe Need a Loan Move More Than Markovic?

Realism and fantasy are often blurred when casting judgement over a player that plays for your club. In a quixotic world Jordon Ibe would be a starter, he'd be single handedly winning games and we as fans would be laughing at the fact Manchester City paid £49 million for an inferior player. In the realistic world though that isn't the case. Raheem Sterling seems to be at home on the Manchester City left whereas Jordon Ibe lost his starting place …
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