Liverpool In Transition... Again

Liverpool In Transition... Again

It seems to be the constant posture Liverpool Football Club has found itself in since circa 1992.  We are always “in transition”, always going through changes, always waiting for players to be bedded in, always looking for the deadwood to be shipped out. After our 2013/14 season, where we so nearly brought the title home, there was a feeling that maybe one (two at most) more signings would be enough to push on in the following term.  Then, of course, …
Tactical Autopsy of the loss to Southampton

Tactical Autopsy of the loss to Southampton

Liverpool's disappointing loss to Southampton was the definition of a game of two halves. The first half was a Jurgen Klopp masterclass. The Reds were like a Duracell bunny in the first half; first to second balls, pressing Southampton before they reached the Liverpool half and devastating when transitioning defence into attack. The second half couldn't have been more different. Southampton gained control of the midfield and in turn gained control of the match. The Southampton substitutions, along with Martin …
The Case for Alberto Moreno

The Case for Alberto Moreno

It wasn’t too long ago that Alberto Moreno was plying his trade in his native homeland, winning battles on Sevilla’s left flank as they stormed their way to a Europa League championship. Highly regarded during season 2013/14, Brendan Rodgers’ most prominent, and important season at the helm of a Luis Suarez-less Liverpool FC would see Moreno arrive for approximately £16m from his native club in Sevilla, to the rumblings of a committee signing. Indeed, the promising young Spaniard held all …
Liverpool Squad Analysis, Part 2: The Midfield

Liverpool Squad Analysis, Part 2: The Midfield

Following the League Cup final defeat to Manchester City, various reports were made of a potential clear-out at Liverpool FC this summer and invariably the possibility of a whole roster of incoming new signings, prompting this three part mini-series looking at the Liverpool squad; specifically, who is anticipated to remain in the squad, and also who deserves to stay. If you've missed the the first part regarding the defence and goalkeeper, and want to check it out, there's a link here, if …
Liverpool Squad Analysis, Part 1: The Defence

Liverpool Squad Analysis, Part 1: The Defence

Following the failure in the League Cup final, Jürgen Klopp revealed in an interview that,
“We have to change a lot of things to be successful... we can't be successful just because of the history of the club or the name of the manager or the names of the players.”
Not only this, but the club owners recently admitted that they had,
"Underestimated how poor the playing squad was."
Implying heavily that there may be large scale changes potentially underway at …
Matip, Grujic, and Building The Way Forward

Matip, Grujic, and Building The Way Forward

The road has been fraught with minor altercations, progress has been patchy and the highlights; the glimpses into what could be a golden era of our once great football club, have been equated by the speed-bumps that have us looking to the future. But those glimpses, though sparing, have been wonderful. From Roberto Firmino’s masterclasses to Phil Coutinho’s brilliance, to a Divock Origi hattrick in a six goal hammering of our supposed equals and a six goal hammering of a …
Is No Business Good Business? Liverpool's January Window

Is No Business Good Business? Liverpool's January Window

"These are our new signings" - Jurgen Klopp as he prepares to welcome back Martin Skrtel, Daniel Sturridge, Philippe Coutinho and Divock Origi back to training this week. Frustration was rife on social media as it dawned on Liverpool fans that there wouldn't be a surprise last minute signing. No, Alex Teixeira wasn't going to be leaning on signs all around Melwood in a Liverpool shirt. You guessed it, Saido Berahino wasn't going to be talking about where he watched …
What is Liverpool's best centre-back pairing when everyone is fit?

What is Liverpool's best centre-back pairing when everyone is fit?

Injuries have blitzed the Liverpool squad since Jurgen Klopp was appointed as manager in October. Within his first week as manager he'd lost Joe Gomez for the season with an ACL Injury. Immediately he was down to just four first team centre-backs. Four centre-backs for practically an entire season and of those four two of them, Mamadou Sakho and Dejan Lovren, have a habit of picking up injuries. It's not exactly the ideal scenario for a new manager. Fast forward …
Where are Liverpool's Leaders?

Where are Liverpool's Leaders?

According to the dictonary a leader is the person who leads or commands a group, organisation, or country. Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher, Javier Mascherano, Sami Hyppia, these were all players who were natural born leaders and Liverpool fans have been lucky enough to see these players grace the hallowed Anfield turf and Liverpool fans have been lucky enough to see exactly how much of a leader these players were on their day. For examples of how important a leader on …
Liverpool Hamstrung by Injuries

Liverpool Hamstrung by Injuries

Another day goes by and another player is struck down with an injury.  This time it is Jordan Ibe, and surprise surprise, yet another hamstring injury.  Latest timescale for Ibe is a month on the sidelines. Liverpool currently have 13 first team players on the sidelines, seven of those with hamstring-related injuries, Jurgen Klopp has stated to the media that he may need to tone down the current training demands to try to eradicate some of these injuries, but should …
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