Liverpool must sign a Gini Wijnaldum replacement

Liverpool must sign a Gini Wijnaldum replacement

So here we are, in a post-Gini Wijnaldum Liverpool world. The Dutchman was a wonderful servant for the Reds during five hugely successful seasons and will forever go down as a modern-day legend at Anfield. Much like Ronnie Whelan in the 1980s, he rarely made the headlines - both had a penchant for scoring big goals, though - but he was vital to everything Liverpool did. He knitted the midfield together beautifully, did endless unsung off-the-ball work and was a …
End of the road for Naby and Ox at Liverpool?

End of the road for Naby and Ox at Liverpool?

Well that's that for another season. Liverpool managed to salvage their campaign in impressive fashion, producing an unlikely 10-game unbeaten streak and somehow finishing third in the Premier League. From looking like Europa League football was a guarantee next season, and a return to bleak Thursday nights, Jurgen Klopp's side showed their monstrous mentality, standing tall and displaying great resilience. While positivity is now in the air, Liverpool cannot afford to rest on their laurels, with another important summer transfer …
Marcel Sabitzer: A Potentially Shrewd Liverpool Signing

Marcel Sabitzer: A Potentially Shrewd Liverpool Signing

Liverpool have been consistently linked with RB Leipzig's French central defender Ibrahima Konate in recent weeks. The impressive 21-year-old would certainly help in fixing the defensive crisis that has enveloped the Reds this season. All of the Anfield club's first-choice centre halves -- Virgil van Dijk, Joe and Gomez and Joel Matip -- have been unavailable since January through injury. While Nat Phillips, Ozan Kabak and Rhys Williams -- midfielder Fabinho, who has moonlighted in the heart of the defence, …
Why Liverpool shouldn't sign Rodrigo De Paul

Why Liverpool shouldn't sign Rodrigo De Paul

Liverpool’s leading scorer from midfield this season is Gini Wijnaldum and he’s found the back of the net just twice in the Premier League.  The lack of goals from those in the middle third is the primary reason so many fans want the Reds to add an attacking midfielder to their ranks this summer. Houssem Aouar has been perpetually linked with a move to Anfield, though multiple reports have also named him as a target for half of Europe.  Despite …
Jurgen Klopp and His Naby Keita Conundrum

Jurgen Klopp and His Naby Keita Conundrum

Naby Keita joined Liverpool with much fanfare in the summer of 2018. The Reds pursued the Guinean for the entirety of the summer of 2017, but with his club Red Bull Leipzig, reluctant to sell, a compromise was reached that the English club would pay a £10M premium and sign the midfielder the following summer. Given Keita's imperious two-season stint in the Bundesliga -- he also played Champions League football in his second season in Saxony -- it was easy …
Analysis: Liverpool's midfield conundrum

Analysis: Liverpool's midfield conundrum

For a while now, it has felt as though Liverpool have been assembling what could best be described as a Swiss Army midfield.  Jurgen Klopp has referenced it recently. Firstly, against Chelsea, he implied that James Milner got the nod ahead of Naby Keita for his leadership qualities and not for footballing reasons.  Then, ahead of the first-leg tie against Real Madrid, Klopp explained the reasoning behind Keita’s inclusion in the starting XI: "Real [Madrid] kind of man-mark, so you …
Can Naby Keita help save Liverpool's season?

Can Naby Keita help save Liverpool's season?

It's fair to say Naby Keita hasn't set the world alight at Liverpool. Few players have joined with greater expectations on their shoulders than the Guinean when he arrived at Anfield in 2018, following a superb spell at RB Leipzig. The fact that Liverpool fans had to wait a whole year to see Keita in the squad only added to the excitement surrounding him, with each month edging closer to finally watching him in a Reds shirt. The 26-year-old is …
Klopp's update on James Milner's injury

Klopp's update on James Milner's injury

Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp confirmed that James Milner's injury could be a lengthy one following The Reds' 3-1 defeat at Leicester on Saturday. A crazy seven-minute spell late in the game at the King Power Stadium turned Liverpool's 1-0 lead into a 3-1 deficit. Mohamed Salah had put Klopp's men in front with a well-taken finish after some sublime play from Roberto Firmino to provide the assist. Leicester bounced back to win through goals from James Maddison, Jamie Vardy and …
The importance of shot variance

The importance of shot variance

It feels like an eternity ago now, but it hasn’t even been a month since Liverpool hit seven past Crystal Palace. The Premier League champions looked rampant at Selhurst Park. Previously, the Reds have racked up a 3-0 lead and taken their foot off the pedal, but against Roy Hodgson’s side, it was different. Everyone seemed to have a point to prove. Everyone wanted to make some sort of statement.  Since then, however, Liverpool haven’t looked themselves. They’ve either struggled …
LFC Midweek News Roundup

LFC Midweek News Roundup

As Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool continue their preparations for two big games over the next four days, we take a quick look at all the LFC news this week. Liverpool had to settle for a 0-0 draw with Manchester United at Anfield last Sunday in their Premier League clash. The Reds are now four league games without a win and three matches without a goal. They have the chance to change their form on Thursday night when Sean Dyche's Burnley men …
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