Steve Nicol tells ESPN he would be in favour of Philippe Coutinho return

Steve Nicol tells ESPN he would be in favour of Philippe Coutinho return

Former Liverpool and Scotland defender Steve Nicol has told ESPN that it would be "ideal" for Philippe Coutinho to return to Anfield. Nicol stated that on the back of a successful 2018/19 season, The Reds "don't have a huge need [for many new players]". However, he did say that his transfer "wishlist" would include another centre-back, namely Matthijs De Ligt, and a midfielder like James Maddison who can win the ball back for his team but also "pick a pass …
Why Liverpool Don't Need An Attacking Midfielder

Why Liverpool Don't Need An Attacking Midfielder

Ever since the departure of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in January 2018, one principal question has lingered on Merseyside during transfer periods: how will Liverpool replace him? On the surface, it makes sense, but look deeper and it doesn't really hold water. Since January 2018, a Countinho-less Liverpool have been to two Champions League finals, tallied a club-record points haul in the Premier League and lifted "old big-ears" for the sixth time. So while headlines abound as the Reds are …
Philippe Coutinho admits Barcelona struggles since leaving Liverpool

Philippe Coutinho admits Barcelona struggles since leaving Liverpool

Former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho has admitted that his time at Barcelona has been far from ideal since his move to the Catalan club in January 2018. As reported in Marca, Coutinho was in a frank and honest mood when interviewed on Brazilian international duty in recent days. When asked about his season at Barcelona, Coutinho said:
"I have not had a good season. "My performances have been a lot worse than I expected they would. "The only way to …
Liverpool v Barcelona Match Preview - Mission impossible?

Liverpool v Barcelona Match Preview - Mission impossible?

The Details   Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Cuneyt Cakir (Tur) Date & Time - Tuesday, May 7th 2019 @ 20:00 Current Odds - Liverpool 6/4, Draw 11/4, Barcelona 9/5 Form Liverpool Form Liverpool got straight back to winning ways with their hard-fought victory over Newcastle United on Saturday night. Unfortunately, the game saw Mohamed Salah suffer a bad head injury after a clash with Newcastle goalkeeper, Martin Dubravka, late in the game. Last week's defeat at Camp Nou was Liverpool's first …
Barcelona v Liverpool Preview - Reds need to tame Messi to get anything from Camp Nou

Barcelona v Liverpool Preview - Reds need to tame Messi to get anything from Camp Nou

The Details   Venue - Camp Nou, Barcelona Date & Time - Tuesday, May 1st 2019 @ 20:00 Current Odds - Barcelona 8/11, Draw 3/1, Liverpool 10/3 Form Barcelona Form Barcelona clinched the LaLiga title on Saturday with a 1-0 win at home to Levante. Fittingly, it was the incredible Lionel Messi who scored the winner to give them their second league championship in a row. Ernesto Valverde's men have won their last four matches and conceded just one goal in their …
Team of the Year Crystallises Liverpool's Progress

Team of the Year Crystallises Liverpool's Progress

So Paul Pogba eh? What a huge shock and weird selection to the PFA Team of the Year that was! In this essay, I will… Just kidding. Whilst I do think it’s strange he’s been selected despite an inconsistent season, I could see how getting shoehorned into a 4-3-3 formation with a clear lack of individual central midfield candidates could end up with Pogba potentially getting in the team, maybe even with less votes than both Hazard and Salah, both …
Out of Contract Porto Stars Would Energise Liverpool Midfield

Out of Contract Porto Stars Would Energise Liverpool Midfield

Liverpool take on Porto next week in their Champions League second leg encounter at the Estádio do Dragão, but the match offers an extra degree of interest. Porto midfielders, Yacine Brahimi and Héctor Herrera, are both out of contract this summer and could possibly be destined for Anfield next season. Liverpool have missed the attacking midfield flair of Philippe Coutinho this season and have yet to replace the iconic playmaker. Goals have been hard to come by from midfield as …
Danny Murphy believes that Philippe Coutinho

Danny Murphy believes that Philippe Coutinho "would never be welcomed back" at Anfield

Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy doesn't think there is any way that Philippe Coutinho could ever move back to Anfield. Speaking with sportingbet.com, Murphy said that he didn't think Coutinho left in the right way and that as a result he has now "made his bed" and needs to deal with the consequences of how his career has seemingly derailed. When asked if he felt Liverpool fans would ever welcome Coutinho back, Murphy said:
"Coutinho would never be welcomed …
Liverpool And The Coutinho Dilemma

Liverpool And The Coutinho Dilemma

I don’t like people messing about with Liverpool Football Club. In the same way others think that ancient scriptures should not be tampered with and that the word of the deities to which they sing should be unbendable, I am of the mind that no one should meddle with the central ethos of the club to further their own means. Of course, this is the textbook definition of zealotry and though I find it bitterly distasteful in others, my own …
Shaqiri can emulate past 'risks' Sturridge and Coutinho

Shaqiri can emulate past 'risks' Sturridge and Coutinho

On current form, Xherdan Shaqiri is Liverpool's most in-form attacking player. The Swiss is yet to put a foot wrong for the Reds despite struggling to earn regular playing time, while his performances for Switzerland have been outstanding. He produced a match-winning display in his country's shock 5-2 win over Belgium on Sunday night, and has now scored two goals and registered five assists in his last eight appearances domestically and internationally. The current signs are immensely positive from a …
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