Ben Davies: The Latest Example Of Liverpool Market Strategy

Ben Davies: The Latest Example Of Liverpool Market Strategy

Unless you're an ex Liverpool player, the likelihood is that you and I have played the same number of minutes for the Reds as Ben Davies: zero. The centre half arrived at the injury-depleted defending champions in January from Championship side Preston North End and was expected to plug the considerable gap left in Liverpool's defence by the injuries to Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip. Almost five months later, the 25-year-old is still waiting to make his …
Liverpool Need To Address Lack of Height In Summer Window

Liverpool Need To Address Lack of Height In Summer Window

With so many defensive injuries, Liverpool's season has really suffered. It'll take no level of footballing comprehension to know that without Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, and Joel Matip for most of the season the Reds have suffered in a defensive sense. But so many absences in their back-line has hurt the Anfield club elsewhere. Trent Alexander Arnold and Andrew Robertson -- the team's creative hubs -- have had to cut their attacking wings and play in a more reserved …
Joe Gomez enters defining period of his Liverpool career

Joe Gomez enters defining period of his Liverpool career

Joe Gomez has now been a Liverpool player for almost six years, which doesn't seem possible. In fact, he is now the fourth-longest-serving player at Anfield, behind Jordan Henderson, Divock Origi and James Milner, yet is still only 23 years of age. Gomez's Liverpool career has been a curious one, with endless moments of promise, exceptional runs in the team, but also a worrying list of injury layoffs. His early performances for the Reds in those first few weeks of …
Virgil & The Reds' System

Virgil & The Reds' System

Virgil, Joe Gomez & Joel Matip represent a core defensive unit of players that have for the most part been unavailable this season. The ramifications of not signing a Dejan Lovren replacement, in the form of Wesley Fofana or an earlier acquisition of Kabak to add required depth now looks foolish. The system, the counter press, the personnel stripped from midfield to assist the back line and the utter disruption have left the reds often toothless since mid December. A …
Why Ozan Kabak Looks Likely To Earn Full Time Liverpool Move

Why Ozan Kabak Looks Likely To Earn Full Time Liverpool Move

At 20 years old, footballers are going to have peaks and valleys in their form. Nowhere is this truer than in the case of defenders. Since joining Liverpool on loan from Schalke 04 on the January transfer deadline day, Ozan Kabak has had his ups and downs in red. High profile errors against Leicester on debut and some nervy moments against Everton in the Anfield derby have been counterbalanced with assured performances against Leipzig (x2) in Europe and away to …
No Champions League football could be blessing in disguise

No Champions League football could be blessing in disguise

It feels ridiculous even contemplating starting this article in all honesty. The reigning champions left licking their wounds as they limp through what has been nothing short of a horror show. Now, instead of what we all thought would be a season where Liverpool would make a stern defence of the trophy that had alluded them for 30 years. Instead, it's turned into a battle against the tide and the odds to even secure a top four finish. Things just …
Set Piece Toothlessness Hindering Liverpool After Defensive Injury Nightmare

Set Piece Toothlessness Hindering Liverpool After Defensive Injury Nightmare

Liverpool's defensive injury crisis has hindered them in so many ways this season. Losing Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, and Joel Matip has obviously hamstrung the defending champions in defence, not that you would necessarily know it from the goals conceded column. The break glass in case of emergency defenders -- Fabinho and Jordan Henderson -- have coped admirably with their new tasks and Liverpool, on the whole, have been solid at the back. The 7-2 evisceration at Villa Park, …
Can we really criticise freakishly unlucky Liverpool?

Can we really criticise freakishly unlucky Liverpool?

Sour grapes. That's what any rival supporter will tell you. But it's not, is it? Liverpool started the season as reigning Premier League and world champions, as well as recently dethroned Champions League winners, looking primed for another dominant campaign. No key players departed, those below them in the table didn't look remotely scary and silverware appeared likely for the Reds again, whether it be domestically or in Europe. What has materialised in the last five months, however, has been …
The end of the line for Joel Matip?

The end of the line for Joel Matip?

Since Jurgen Klopp stepped in as Liverpool boss the sparkle that often surrounded deadline day has disappeared, and for the main part this is a good thing. This season has been one like no other, the squad has been hugely depleted in every position. Particularly at centre back where Fabinho and Jordan Henderson have been forced to deputise on occasion due to the amount of injuries the Reds have suffered. This caused a crazy deadline day to ensue with multiple …
Liverpool End Goal Drought With Tottenham Thumping

Liverpool End Goal Drought With Tottenham Thumping

Liverpool scored their first Premier League goals in over a month in their 3-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Goals from Roberto Firmino, Trent Alexander Arnold, and Sadio Mane wrapped up a deserved win for the Reds and saw them move to fourth place, four points off the leader's Manchester City. From the outset, it was clear that the defending champions were in the mood to attack and they ought to have opened the scoring after …
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