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; …
Where did it all go wrong for Liverpool?

Where did it all go wrong for Liverpool?

In the space of a month, Liverpool’s season seems to have fallen apart. They’re out of the FA Cup and the possibility of a top four finish looks slim, although there is still hope. Liverpool currently sit in fifth place, on 57 points, seven points off Manchester City who are in the running for the final Champions League spot. The Reds have got a game in hand but with away ties to both Chelsea and Stoke still to play; it …
Liverpool FC Recruitment Analysis: Watching the Watchmen

Liverpool FC Recruitment Analysis: Watching the Watchmen

After an exciting summer spending money on shiny new players, Liverpool FC set fans' pulses racing with the promise of defensive leadership, pace up front, guile in midfield, and those full-backs we’ve been looking for since the days of Stig Inge Bjørnebye and Rob Jones… Over a hundred million pounds were spent replacing Suarez, but not replacing him, as his only true replacement in terms of player profile (hard working, skillful, South American, high profile, tries crazy stuff) went to …
Divock Origi | Liverpool Transfer Target Stats Report

Divock Origi | Liverpool Transfer Target Stats Report

Liverpool have this week been linked with a £6 million move for LOSC Lille and Belgian striker Divock Origi following he exploits at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil having come of the bench to impress in all 3 of Belgium’s group games helping them to 3 wins even scoring the winner himself in the 88th minute vs Russia. What he has shown is his short stints at the World Cup is that he is a young player with …
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