Liverpool's Shrewsbury Assignment Ideal Preparation For Minamino

Liverpool's Shrewsbury Assignment Ideal Preparation For Minamino

Liverpool's reward for defeating Everton in the last round of the F.A. Cup is a trip away to Shrewsbury Town on January 26th. The League One side qualified for their fourth round glamour tie against the European champions after defeating Championship Bristol City 1-0 this past midweek in a replay; the initial tie finished 1-1 away at Ashton Gate. Judging from his previous selections in the cup, Jurgen Klopp will, in all certainty, select a team composed mainly of young …
Liverpool are Un-Upgradeable

Liverpool are Un-Upgradeable

Do Liverpool have a single area of their team that requires an upgrade? No. Well, that’s that then. However, just imagine thinking that at the beginning of the previous decade. Liverpool go into 2020 as not only the best team in England, but the most feared side in world football. Many discussions have been had as to how that exactly has come about: spending money in certain problem areas and then building around that core, innovating the fullback position so …
Takumi Minamino - Analysis of Debut

Takumi Minamino - Analysis of Debut

When Liverpool announced the signing of Takumi Minamino from RB Salzburg many fans were wondering what position he would play. Is he a centre midfielder? A number 10? A versatile attacker? Yesterday's game should put some of those questions to rest as Klopp deployed Minamino as the false nine, the Roberto Firmino role. Despite his debut being with an abundance of youngsters and fringe players where rustiness was expected, Minamino's first performance not only showed technical ability and skill but …
Liverpool 1-0 Everton: Who Was Boy of the Match?

Liverpool 1-0 Everton: Who Was Boy of the Match?

Even against a Liverpool team with an average age of 8 years old, Everton still could not find a way to win at Anfield. That old Shankly quote about the Liverpool reserves being the second best team on Merseyside has never been more relevant than it is today. The Reds move into the 4th round of the FA Cup, despite Klopp’s best efforts, and continue their incredible run of form at home. In goal, Adrian had a lot more to …
Player Ratings as the baby Reds defeat Everton

Player Ratings as the baby Reds defeat Everton

Arguably the most fun I've had watching Liverpool all season, there. The absolute state of Everton Football Club. Appoint one of the greatest managers the game has ever seen, rock up at Anfield to play against Adam Lallana's Nursery XI and STILL come away with a defeat. They might be awful on the pitch, but their commitment to banter is up there with the best in the world. Curtis Jones with the only goal of the game and what a …
Young Liverpool Dump Everton Out of FA Cup

Young Liverpool Dump Everton Out of FA Cup

Liverpool advanced to the fourth round of the FA Cup at the expense of their neighbours Everton with a 1-0 Merseyside Derby win at Anfield. A superb goal from Curtis Jones gave the much changed Reds the victory over their fully loaded local rivals, condemning recently hired manager Carlo Ancelotti to his first defeat in charge. Coming in the midst of a busy run of fixtures, manager Jurgen Klopp elected to make a raft of personnel changes, with only James …
The Ideal Next Step for Curtis Jones

The Ideal Next Step for Curtis Jones

It’s that time of the year once again where attention turns to the transfer market. The January transfer window is one that Jürgen Klopp tends to shy away from where possible, but Virgil Van Dijk and Takumi Minamino are examples of him willing to use it in exceptional circumstances. However, whilst any further purchases in January are unlikely, it is possible that a couple of the clubs promising youngsters will go out on loan.  Rhian Brewster has already been touted …
Minamino Signing Means New Liverpool Transfer Strategy

Minamino Signing Means New Liverpool Transfer Strategy

Pending a successful medical, Liverpool will sign Japan international Takumi Minamino from RB Salzburg in January. After impressing twice against the Reds in this season's Champions League group stage, the 24 year old will join £7.25M after the European Champions elected to trigger his paltry release clause. Capable of playing across the front three, off the striker or even as the most advanced central midfielder in a three, Minamino could well prove to be another shrewd piece of transfer business …
Why Liverpool want Takumi Minamino

Why Liverpool want Takumi Minamino

Liverpool have been linked with countless players over recent months. Timo Werner’s name has reemerged again, Jadon Sancho reportedly tops the club’s wishlist, Ryan Fraser got a mention a couple of weeks back and the French press even claimed the Reds wanted to sign Neymar. And what is without thinking about Kylian #Mbappe2020. The prices varied but it was clear the Premier League leaders would have to part with a substantial amount of money to reinforce their attacking options. That …