Liverpool supporters - Be Careful what you wish for

Liverpool supporters - Be Careful what you wish for

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius, having presided over 3-0, 5-1 and 2-1 wins in his opening three competitive games for Liverpool, could probably be forgiven if a part of him has spent the international break wondering what he has done so wrong. Having recovered from the broken hand which caused him to miss Liverpool’s first five League games of the season, the man who was voted by his peers as second only to Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer amongst Bundesliga goalkeepers last …
How do Liverpool compare to previous 2nd place finishes?

How do Liverpool compare to previous 2nd place finishes?

Liverpool’s form has picked up, the team seem to be gelling, and there’s a lot of belief among the Anfield faithful that something very special could be upon us and our beloved Reds. This I expect. What I didn’t expect, however, was for neutrals and bookies to be quite so on board as well. Last I checked, we ranked at 5/1 for the title, second only to Manchester City and at around half the odds of Arsenal and Man Utd. …
Liverpool's Recent History With The Opening Weekend

Liverpool's Recent History With The Opening Weekend

This weekend, Liverpool get back into the swing of competitive action with their ‘opening day’ fixture against Arsenal. Of course, it’s not the opening day, as the Reds meet the Gunners on Sunday afternoon, making it more of an ‘opening weekend’ game. Still, the excitement and buzz will be there to see as Premier League football returns once more. There’s something special about the opening weekend though, in the sense that results are harder to predict than any other time …
Philippe Coutinho and His Uncertain Future at Liverpool

Philippe Coutinho and His Uncertain Future at Liverpool

Silly season is upon us and as tradition dictates one of Liverpool's star players is linked with a move away from Anfield. The player in question this time is the little Brazilian magician, Philippe Coutinho. The Liverpool number 10 is rumoured to be interesting both Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona. Can Liverpool break tradition and make it through the summer without losing one of their key players? Or will it be a similar story to the sales of Luis Suarez and …
The Beautiful Game - The Lookers of Liverpool FC

The Beautiful Game - The Lookers of Liverpool FC

After Liverpool announced the signing of Loris Karius my wife, who has a fleeting interest in football at best, asked if he was a footballer or model which left me thinking what would be the club's best looking team? From the ‘90s Spice Boys to the face cream team in the Nivea adverts here’s a look back at past and present Liverpool players who arguably make the best looking team of all time. The Manager: Jurgen Klopp There’s only one candidate …
Danny Ward - Future Liverpool FC Goalkeeper?

Danny Ward - Future Liverpool FC Goalkeeper?

A turbulent festive season has seen many youngsters recalled, with Jürgen Klopp recently stating that the most important area’s he was looking into being Centre Back (Tiago Ilori) and Offensive Winger (Sheyi Ojo). However, after the recent game versus Exeter City, a new position became highlighted to Klopp, Goalkeeper, Adam Bogdan, who after an impressive display versus Bournemouth, was getting all the plaudits with many calling for him to take the #1 spot off of Simon Mignolet. Since that game …
Manchester United vs Liverpool: The Autopsy

Manchester United vs Liverpool: The Autopsy

At the start of the season I thought I'd do a weekly tactical piece on the previous game. Primarily looking at the attack and how Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino were bedding in with their new teammates. The United game was horrific to watch and although I tried I couldn't really find anything tactically to be positive about. Instead, my notes happened to be filled with negatives and I hate it because usually I find a few things that I …
Where has Liverpool's fight gone?

Where has Liverpool's fight gone?

May, 2005, 49 minutes past 11 was the first time in my life I cried at a game of football on television. Being 7 years old, it was the first time I was of conscious mind when my beloved Liverpool got their hands on some silverware, and better yet, the 5th European Cup. Doesn’t get much better for your first time! More to my point, I also remember how cold I was in my grandmother’s sitting room, sipping on a …
Are Liverpool in a Perpetual State of Transition?

Are Liverpool in a Perpetual State of Transition?

Evolution is inevitable. In football and in everyday life you change to adapt. So what's the difference between transition as a club and evolving? Why are some teams praised for adapting whilst others use being in transition as an excuse? Since Brendan Rodgers took the helm of Liverpool FC it feels like 'Liverpool are in transition' is one of the most overused sentences for fans and pundits alike. Many pin this on Brendan Rodgers, others like to associate the blame …
Goalkeepers: Mignolet, Mixes, and the Future (Part 2)

Goalkeepers: Mignolet, Mixes, and the Future (Part 2)

Read Part 1: ‘What Makes a Goalkeeper a Keeper?” here. The One Who Currently Rules with Velvet Gloves – Simon Mignolet If there ever was a player who exhibited traits of Jekyll and Hyde so clearly over a season, it has to be Liverpool’s goalkeeper Simon Mignolet. It’s fair to say that Mignolet would be the first one to put his hand up and say that the first half of the last season was downright abject. He suffered a crisis …