Michael Edwards - The Regeneration

Michael Edwards - The Regeneration

For years, the director of football was a nuisance, an obstacle and a hinderance to most managers throughout the Premier League. The mere thought that any old school manager would need either help, guidance or another body to aid the club football was sneered upon, and often dismissed. FSG have had their failings, that is not in doubt , yet it is the overall process from their tenure that should be applauded. They have learned, progressed, installed a working structure …
Second Season Tsimikas To Enjoy Further Responsibility

Second Season Tsimikas To Enjoy Further Responsibility

On the surface, the signing of Kostas Tsimikas really hasn't worked out for Liverpool. Signed from Olympiacos in the summer of 2020, the Greek left-back -- whose acquisition was aimed at giving Andy Robertson the opportunity to rest -- only made seven appearances in all competitions in his first season on Merseyside. Meanwhile, Robertson played in every single Premier League fixture, clocking up an energy-sapping 3,368 minutes in the process of the most condensed season of all time. The Scotland …
Should Nat Phillips be a long-term option for Liverpool?

Should Nat Phillips be a long-term option for Liverpool?

For an emergency centre-half, Nat Phillips has become surprisingly divisive. At least that's the impression I get from my Twitter feed. There are those who believe he's performed well enough in a time of crisis to merit a place in Liverpool's centre-back rotation moving forward. And then there are those who acknowledge the contribution he's made but argue that he's ultimately too limited a defender to figure long-term. Liverpool should be back up to a full complement of centre-halves next …
Ibrahima Konate - The Lowdown

Ibrahima Konate - The Lowdown

At 22 years old, and 6 feet 4 inches tall, the towering French centre back comprises much of what Jurgen Klopp looks for in a central defender. His potential signing could offer some much needed assurance next season. If reports are to be believed. Since Jurgen Koop took over at Liverpool, he has signed two starting central defenders in his tenure. Joel Matip was signed on a Bosman free from Schalke, and Virgil Van Dijk for a record fee from …
Love Nat Phillips, but don't overrate him

Love Nat Phillips, but don't overrate him

One of the hardest things as a football supporter is finding a fair middle ground. We're all guilty of going overboard one way or the other. If a player you love plays well, it's the greatest performance you've ever seen. If a player you don't rate is slightly off the boil, he's a complete waste of space. Finding balance seems increasingly difficult. From a Liverpool perspective, one of the main focal points at the moment is Nat Phillips, who has …
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 …
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