Gomez still requires patience from Liverpool supporters

Gomez still requires patience from Liverpool supporters

Who else saw that coming last weekend then? Liverpool played out a Premier League classic against newly-promoted Leeds, getting their title defence off to an entertaining-but-unconvincing start at Anfield. Having not been able to watch the game first time around, I can confirm that following it on Twitter, while fellow supporters lost their minds, was not an experience to treasure. Don't ever do it. On a defensively-sloppy evening for the Reds, the one man who seemed to come in for …
Is There Something In The Ajer For Liverpool?

Is There Something In The Ajer For Liverpool?

Dejan Lovren brought down the curtain on his six-year stint with Liverpool when he joined Zenit St Petersburg last month. Despite not being universally popular among the Reds fanbase, the Croatian international was nonetheless a player Jurgen Klopp regularly turned to -- be it as a regular starter or as a rotational player -- and he will need to be replaced ahead of the upcoming season. Several players -- including, Brighton's Ben White, Schalke's Ozan Kabak and Sevilla's Diego Carlos …
Kabak vs White - Who should Liverpool sign?

Kabak vs White - Who should Liverpool sign?

Dejan Lovren’s departure left a void in the Liverpool squad. He may have only been the fourth-choice centre-back for the Reds but given Joel Matip and Joe Gomez are prone to the odd injury, it’s an important role at Anfield. Fabinho can, and has, played there but losing him as the deepest midfielder of a sustained period of time because he’s having to fill in at centre-back just seems like a waste.  The Premier League champions have been linked with …
Why Liverpool Must Resist Matip Offers

Why Liverpool Must Resist Matip Offers

Rumours emanating from Cameroon suggest that Paris Saint Germain would be interested in signing Liverpool centre half Joel Matip. According to kick442, the Parisians coach, Thomas Tuchel, and their sporting director, Leonardo, would like Matip, 28, to replace the outgoing Thiago Silva who will leave the club on a free transfer this summer. However, despite injury meaning the former Cameroon international only clocked up 13 appearances last season, the Reds should rebuff all approaches for their number 32, even if -- as …
Assessing Liverpool's Joel Matip conundrum

Assessing Liverpool's Joel Matip conundrum

Over the weekend, and very much out of the blue, Joel Matip was linked with a Liverpool exit this summer. Reports in Africa claimed that Paris Saint-Germain are eyeing up a £50 million move for the 28-year-old, seeing him as an ideal long-term replacement for Thiago Silva. It was a story that got Liverpool supporters in something of a frenzy, with some turning their noses up at the idea of Matip leaving and others seeing sense in it. What is …
Reflecting on August's error of judgement

Reflecting on August's error of judgement

"Part of me can't help but think that the side that beat us to win the league by a point have strengthened while we've stood still." That's what I tweeted on 7 August 2019. Manchester City had just broken the bank for a big-name full-back again, this time Juventus' Joao Cancelo. Earlier in the summer, they had brought in Rodri, a coveted 23-year-old who seemed set for a seamless transition into Pep Guardiola's purring midfield. On 27 July, I had …
Title-Winning Liverpool the Best for Decades

Title-Winning Liverpool the Best for Decades

Well they did it. It’s over. Liverpool were officially labelled Premier League Champions as Man City slipped up at Chelsea, losing 2-1 and giving Liverpool a 23 point lead with seven games to go. This is the first time in my lifetime I’ve seen Liverpool win the title and for many of you it’s likely either the first of your life or the first one you’re old enough to remember. And for me, this Liverpool team is unquestionably the best …
Key Stats from another goalless derby at Goodison

Key Stats from another goalless derby at Goodison

Liverpool were back in Premier League action for the first time in over three months and it was an absolutely rubbish game of football. A 0-0 draw at Goodison Park feels like a story we’ve heard before, and sadly Liverpool’s wait for the title will now extend beyond their home game against Crystal Palace on Wednesday as they dropped points for just the third time all season. The Lovren Effect Dejan Lovren replaced the injured Joël Matip with fifteen minutes …
Player ratings as Liverpool complete annual Goodison draw

Player ratings as Liverpool complete annual Goodison draw

The Premier League is well and truly back. Excitement at seeing Keita in the team, Milner picking up a needless yellow and Liverpool drawing 0-0 at Goodison Park. Almost like we never stopped, right? Admittedly not the best game ever for the neutral, Everton should have won truth be told. Still, we have an actual game of football to analyse, so let's get going with the ratings. Alisson dazzles Alisson Becker (8): If this game is played similarly three months ago, …
Lacklustre derby should reinvigorate lethargic Liverpool

Lacklustre derby should reinvigorate lethargic Liverpool

After waiting eagerly for 106 days for Liverpool to get back into action, the Merseyside derby was in all honesty quite a languid affair. The hype far outweighed the action, as Liverpool toiled but rarely troubled Everton, who had the better chances at Goodison Park, but the spoils were shared as Merseyside welcomed back Premier League football. There were positives to take on the short trip back to Anfield; Naby Keita looked incredibly sharp and was easily Liverpool's stand-out man. …
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