Full Throttle Football - A 25 Minute Snapshot

Full Throttle Football - A 25 Minute Snapshot

The Klopp effect, the Gen-Gen Pressing machine, the German Maestro’s organised mayhem. Hyperbole had been thrown around for a week in preparation for the enigmatic German’s arrival, and much had been made of Klopp’s tactics in the lead-up to the away trip to White Hart Lane. “A wild one” was the phrase that stirred already excitable fans to the extreme levels of animation. After years of limbo; of being directed to unexciting, stagnant football curtailed by a lack of direction …
Divock Origi: To Be Saved By The Boss?

Divock Origi: To Be Saved By The Boss?

The arrival of Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool has kick-started a sense of euphoria surrounding the club and it's hard not to understand why. The German boss seems to have all the answers to Liverpool’s on-field problems and there's a sense of hope returning to the forgotten fortress of Anfield. Under Brendan Rodgers, there was often some lost players in the squad; players who were always over-looked, utilised ineffectively or simply disliked by Rodgers. Divock Origi, the young forward, was signed …
Divock Origi - It's Time To Give Him A Chance

Divock Origi - It's Time To Give Him A Chance

Five Games in to the season and there are already calls for Rodgers head. 3 goals from 5 games is poor, however when you see that Liverpool have scored 2 or more goals in only 6 league games since January 2015, there is a deeper problem. The lack of creativity and general naivety from the manager is part of the reason for the poor form and fans want a change. The change many fans want is a new manager, however …
Are Liverpool still too reliant on Daniel Sturridge?

Are Liverpool still too reliant on Daniel Sturridge?

Eight new signings, near £90 million spent and it took a mere 4 games before it all started, yet again. "When Daniel Sturridge returns we'll start smashing teams." "We're just lacking Sturridge now, then we'll be putting teams away." Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Scrolling through Twitter I felt like I'd seen all of this before. I spoke about this last week, how the start of this season felt very familiar. Liverpool not being able to find a way …
Liverpool's 2014 Summer Signings – One Year On

Liverpool's 2014 Summer Signings – One Year On

Believe it or not, quite a few Liverpool fans were pretty content with the club’s business as the transfer window closed a year ago. Yes, we were all still mourning the departure of Luis Suarez, but Liverpool showed plenty of intent by spending £117m on nine new players as they looked to build a title-challenging side. The rest, as they say, is history. Twelve months on, all the excitement surrounding the newcomers has dissipated. Kristian Johnson takes a look at …
Ranking Liverpool's Summer Transfer Business

Ranking Liverpool's Summer Transfer Business

Well, the international break is sadly upon us and Liverpool, alongside the rest of the Premier League, are four games deep into their long season. Four games sounds like a reasonable time to take stock so the international break will probably be welcomed by many managers who are completing last minute checks on their squads. Of course, Liverpool have known their squad for the 2015/2016 season for some time with business wrapped up over a month before the season began. …
Season Preview: Liverpool 2015/16

Season Preview: Liverpool 2015/16

The summer break often has mystical powers when it comes to football fans. Any disappointments from the previous season become fading memories and the positives can be somewhat embellished; a few new signings and the magical optimism returns. The excitement builds as your team travels to the four corners of the world to play either a Premier League team for a strange looking trophy, an all-star pub team or one of the European giants for some other kind of tournament. …
HJK Helsinki 0 Liverpool 2 | Tactics & Player Review

HJK Helsinki 0 Liverpool 2 | Tactics & Player Review

Liverpool goals - Origi 72', Coutinho 77' There are no player ratings as it's pre-season, but here's a look at the tactics and player performances from Liverpool's pre-season game against HJK Helsinki. All pre-season caveats apply. Simon Mignolet Didn't have much to do. Came out for a corner early on and got nowhere near it. Made a routine save in the second half. Nathaniel Clyne Got forward well in support of Ibe. Martin Skrtel Carried the ball out well on the …
Have Liverpool Bought the Goals they need with Benteke?

Have Liverpool Bought the Goals they need with Benteke?

News broke on Thursday afternoon that Liverpool were going to meet the release clause for Christian Benteke. The prayers of many had been answered. Liverpool are buying 'goals'. That basic narrative had been pushed for a while now. "If Liverpool had a striker last season that scored we'd have finished top 4." Football isn't that basic but on paper if Liverpool had a player that scored over 15 goals last season they probably would've scraped into the top 4 and …
The Wildcard - Divock Origi

The Wildcard - Divock Origi

Amidst a congregation of voices and accumulation of opinions regarding the way in which Liverpool tackle the upcoming 2015/16 season; one which looks increasingly difficult with every rival reinforcement, much disputation has been given to the area up the front of the pitch, the one where Liverpool fans have both been spoiled and agitated in the likes of Luis Suarez, Fernando Torres, Andy Carroll and Andriy Voronin. The reader can assimilate the names to either the former or the latter; …
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