Anfield's magic showcased again as Liverpool find another way to win

Anfield's magic showcased again as Liverpool find another way to win

What a night. We've had a few of those now, haven't we? Maybe none like this though. Liverpool 1-0 Shrewsbury Town in an FA Cup fourth round replay isn't exactly a headline score when taken out of context, but oh the context involved in this one is quite something. A Liverpool team where the oldest player was 22, with 19-year-old Curtis Jones the youngest captain in Liverpool's history. Against a League One side full of grown men, looking to seize …
Limp Liverpool struggle to Shrewsbury Stalemate

Limp Liverpool struggle to Shrewsbury Stalemate

Shrewsbury Town 2-2 Liverpool - Player Ratings as sloppy Reds are punished and taken to replay

Shrewsbury Town 2-2 Liverpool - Player Ratings as sloppy Reds are punished and taken to replay

In the end, Liverpool were probably lucky they didn't lose the game on the day. Jurgen Klopp will be annoyed at the prospect of having to play a replay against Shrewsbury as well, but this was the least that the hosts deserved, as the lax Reds were pegged back from 2-0 up, as the game finished 2-2. Curtis Jones opened the scoring in the first half, and the Reds were 2-0 up 30 seconds after the restart, with Donald Love's …
Youngsters Pose Food for Thought for Klopp After Derby Masterclass

Youngsters Pose Food for Thought for Klopp After Derby Masterclass

We all knew that widespread changes were likely for Liverpool's FA Cup tie with Everton, and that's exactly what we got. Mass hysteria greeted Klopp's team selection ahead of kick-off at Anfield, with many on social media questioning why more senior players hadn't been included alongside the likes of Curtis Jones, Neco Williams, Harvey Elliott, Nat Phillips and Pedro Chirivella. However, they need not have worried. After a scrappy first half, Liverpool's young guns came out firing on all cylinders …
Do these loan players have a future with the Reds?

Do these loan players have a future with the Reds?

There are a number of notable players currently enjoying spells away from Anfield, but with only three months left of the season, will they be welcomed back into the squad come the summer or will they be shipped out again, temporarily or permanently? There are currently 13 senior players out on loan; ranging from former PSG captain Mamadou Sakho at Crystal Palace to 22-year-old striker Jack Dunn at Tranmere Rovers. Some of them are quality players who just needed game …
Liverpool FC: The Need for a Balanced Midfield

Liverpool FC: The Need for a Balanced Midfield

Jurgen Klopp's favoured formation appears to be 4-2-3-1, so with this attacking format the two central midfielders have a huge role to play in respect of providing cover for the defence. This piece looks at if currently Liverpool have the players to provide that balance and if not, what do they require, to try to provide Liverpool with a ballast against the attacking flair that is evident within the side, to propel the side up the league this upcoming season. …
Kirkby vs The World: The Battle Ahead for Liverpool's Starlets

Kirkby vs The World: The Battle Ahead for Liverpool's Starlets

Liverpool Football Club are abundant (to say the least) in talented players over at Kirkby. Toni Gomes, Bobby Adekanye, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ben Woodburn, and Adam Philipps are just a few of the boys shining in the academy. But leaping to Melwood isn’t a walk in the park for these players. Since 2013, Liverpool have brought in the likes of Marko Grujic (18), Divock Origi (20), Lazar Markovic (20), Philippe Coutinho (20), Joe Gomez (18), Emre Can (21), and Daniel Sturridge …
The Liverpool Kids - The Future or No Future?

The Liverpool Kids - The Future or No Future?

As seasons go, this one has been something of a bonus for those Liverpool players looking to make the break through proper into fully fledged first team players. The arrival of Jurgen Klopp offered a fresh start, and the run in the FA Cup a platform on which to grasp that opportunity and show the boss why they warranted more than just a spot in the shadows going forward. But now as we enter the twilight of a season that …
Jürgen Klopp - Mind Over Money

Jürgen Klopp - Mind Over Money

Football is a 21st century sport, a game dominated by its financial wealth, in particular the affluent English Premier League. Liverpool are the eighth richest club in Europe, yet for as long as I can remember, we've been known as a club unable to financially compete with the elite clubs. In reality, that's not been the case; it's precisely where we've squandered the funds available, on both management and personnel that has negated our impact on the pitch. I, like …
Liverpool's Midfield - The Heart of the Team, in Need of a Defibrillator!

Liverpool's Midfield - The Heart of the Team, in Need of a Defibrillator!

Editor's note: This article was written prior to Liverpool's win against Manchester City at Etihad on Saturday I've always believed that the competitive games are won and lost, by the battle in midfield. It's the area of a team so influential to the style, tempo, control and competitiveness of a team. A good midfield will win you games no doubt, but a truly great one wins titles and tournaments. Attacking players will always command the highest transfer fees in world …