Emre Can - A Player With Potential

Emre Can - A Player With Potential

Potential is a funny word. It’s a word that can often be used as a backhanded compliment or an excuse for poor performance – well he’s got potential. It can be a word that ignites the feeling of general excitement – he’s got potential. It can be a word to slot in when you’re genuinely not sure on your judgement of someone – he’s got potential. Now potential seems to be tied to a large extent with age, which is …
Woeful Finishing Costs Liverpool Yet Again

Woeful Finishing Costs Liverpool Yet Again

There was a moment in the final stages of Liverpool’s 1-1 draw at Spartak Moscow when you could virtually feel Reds supporters all over the world lose their heads in unison. Roberto Firmino, off the pace all night, was picked out by a lovely Alberto Moreno pass, and needed to just play a simply pass across the box for Mo Salah or Daniel Sturridge to tap in. As was in-keeping with the night as a whole, however, the Brazilian’s lazy …
Return Of Under-Appreciated Lallana Key For Liverpool

Return Of Under-Appreciated Lallana Key For Liverpool

The brilliance of this Liverpool team is its attack, with Jurgen Klopp a naturally positive manager who thrives off his players performing with fluency and freedom. The Reds’ defending may have left plenty to be desired under the charismatic German, but his side have produced some truly great attacking performances in the two years since he took charge. One man who has often been a catalyst in these displays, and everything good about Liverpool’s relentless style, is Adam Lallana. The …
The Salah Cream of the Crop

The Salah Cream of the Crop

Seven games into the season and Liverpool's new number 11, Mo Salah, is already the team's top scorer. Also, he has just earned the UEFA Champions League player of the week award. With this in mind, and his fantastic and consistent displays, just how good is Mo Salah, and how much better can he become? https://twitter.com/Squawka/status/908636197932630021 Salah's figures are remarkable - once the deal was announced, Dan Kennett from AI's Under Pressure team released the image seen below. When considering …
After a Summer of Turbulence, Liverpool Must Now Reintegrate Coutinho

After a Summer of Turbulence, Liverpool Must Now Reintegrate Coutinho

It's been a torrid few weeks for Liverpool fans regarding Philippe Coutinho. We've had continuous rumours, a fake back injury and a transfer request as the Brazilian looked to force through a dream move to Barcelona this summer. The Spaniards were desperate to land the playmaker and believed they had every chance in doing so despite FSG's "definitive" statement that he was not for sale. Yet after all the toing and froing, Coutinho will remain on Merseyside for the 2017/18 campaign. His actions have …
Liverpool's Summer Window: Through the Looking Glass

Liverpool's Summer Window: Through the Looking Glass

The transfer window is not like any other window. When you open most windows, you know what you will be getting. If it’s a wet day, raindrops will slant their way into the room. If it’s a breezy day, you know the curtains will rustle but the room will feel much fresher. But given that Liverpool qualified for the Champions League last season for only the second time during the reign of current owners Fenway Sports Group, did the Americans, …
Liverpool's Transfer Window: A Missed Opportunity

Liverpool's Transfer Window: A Missed Opportunity

What a curious transfer window; after snapping up Robertson, attempting to convince Virgil Van Dijk to join, and registering an interest in Naby Keïta, the Liverpool transfer front went silent. Then, suddenly after trouncing Arsenal, Michael Edwards and his team sprung into life, wrapping up a seemingly dead deal in securing the services of Naby Keïta for the coming season, on a bargain transfer, before moving onto Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain shortly afterward. With a day to go, expectations of Lemar and …
So Much More To Come From Mo Salah

So Much More To Come From Mo Salah

Moving to a club of Liverpool’s size, even if you have plied your trade at equally giant footballing institutions in the past, can be a very tough thing to adjust to. Your every move is scrutinised, both on and off the pitch, and if you don’t hit the ground running, it doesn’t take too long for the rumblings of discontent to start. Liverpool have had many players to have suffered in this respect down the years, many of whom never …
Naby Keita is a Red - Take a Bow, Michael Edwards

Naby Keita is a Red - Take a Bow, Michael Edwards

So Naby Keita is a Red. In sensational style, it was announced on Monday and confirmed on Tuesday morning by the club, that a deal had been struck to bring main summer target Naby Keita to the club next summer in a deal worth his £48m release clause plus a premium for signing him early, believed to be between £3m and £7m. And what a deal. Now I’m not here to wax lyrical about Keita. Plenty of other people have …
Why bigger challenges than Hoffenheim lie ahead for Emre Can

Why bigger challenges than Hoffenheim lie ahead for Emre Can

Okay, first things first. Liverpool Football Club have got to tie Emre Can down with a new deal ASAP. There is no two ways about that. From the potential that Can has shown, it is clear that he has it in him to become a superstar midfielder. The man has the ability to do everything you need from a midfielder, be it as a no. 6 or as a box-to-box midfieder. Against Hoffenheim, the third goal encapsulated what Can is …
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