There will be no fairytale return to Anfield for former Liverpool star

There will be no fairytale return to Anfield for former Liverpool star

Liverpool will not be providing Philippe Coutinho with a route back to Anfield in the next transfer window according to David Maddock. Coutinho has spent the last six months of his dwindling career on loan at Bundesliga giants FC Bayern. However, Bayern have all but confirmed that they will not be taking up the option to buy Coutinho permanently for €120 million after the loan deal expires. Maddock wrote in his piece in the Mirror about the possibility of Coutinho …
Put Coutinho talk to bed, Liverpool's money is better spent elsewhere

Put Coutinho talk to bed, Liverpool's money is better spent elsewhere

Every time a transfer window has rolled around in the last two years, there a certain buzzwords that just keep cropping up. It's like Groundhog Day to an extent, with the same reoccurring themes. Some are more exciting than others, like Liverpool reportedly seeking out the services of Timo Werner, Jadon Sancho and possibly Julian Mbappe. But then some topics make it feel more like a reoccurring nightmare; namely the mention of the name of former number 10, Philippe Coutinho. …
Why Liverpool Should Resist Any Coutinho Reunion

Why Liverpool Should Resist Any Coutinho Reunion

Liverpool should resist the temptation to sign Phillipe Coutinho next summer. According to reports in Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona will look to cut their losses on Coutinho in the next transfer window. Since the Brazilian's acrimonious £142M departure from Liverpool in January 2018, the 27 year old's switch to Barcelona has been nothing short of an unmitigated disaster. Struggling to fit into the tactical blueprint of the Nou Camp sides former manager, Ernesto Valverde, the attacking midfielder struggled to the …
Liverpool Make World-Class Stars

Liverpool Make World-Class Stars

Jamie Carragher is right, Liverpool don’t tend to buy superstars. Speaking after the 1-0 win over Spurs, the former Reds centre-back heaped praise on Jurgen Klopp and the recruitment team at Anfield.  "It's not that Liverpool are just buying players with this special ability that nobody else sees these players," Carragher told Sky Sports. "[Andy] Robertson came from Hull City, [Gini] Wijnaldum was relegated with Newcastle United, Mohamed Salah had been at Chelsea, Sadio Mane had been in the Premier …
What If...Henderson wasn't sent-off against Man City?

What If...Henderson wasn't sent-off against Man City?

In the latest in our 'What If?' series, Jordan Henderson's damaging red card against Manchester City is bemoaned by Henry Jackson. Anyone who reads my work or has to suffer through my endless tweets will know that I am a big admirer of Henderson. A player who has been almost ridiculously maligned by some down the years, he has now forged quite a career at Liverpool, captaining the Reds to Champions League glory. Next May, he will hopefully become Liverpool's …
Why Gini Being Let Out Of His Bottle Would Boost Liverpool

Why Gini Being Let Out Of His Bottle Would Boost Liverpool

It wouldn't be an international break in the last year or so without two things happening. One, Liverpool fans worrying about any of their stars being injured in a meaningless friendly on the other side of the globe; or two, the timelines of Reds fans being festooned with clips of Georginio Wijnaldum plundering goals for the Dutch national team. The Netherlands manager, Ronald Koeman invariably plays Wijnaldum as the most advanced midfielder, ahead of Frenkie De Jong and Marten de …
Four Years of Jürgen Klopp - Part 3: The Klopp Game

Four Years of Jürgen Klopp - Part 3: The Klopp Game

As we celebrate the four-year anniversary of Jürgen Klopp’s arrival at Anfield this month, I’ll be reminiscing about some of the crucial games and moments that have stood out over that period. You can read the first two parts of this series here and here Now it’s time for Part 3: Liverpool 4-3 Borussia Dortmund - 14 April 2016 Liverpool XI: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Sakho, Moreno, Milner, Can, Lallana, Firmino, Coutinho, Origi  Subs: Sturridge, Leiva, Allen, Skrtel, Smith, Ward, Ojo …
Four Years of Jurgen Klopp Part II - The Future is Bobby

Four Years of Jurgen Klopp Part II - The Future is Bobby

As we celebrate the four year anniversary of Jürgen Klopp’s arrival at Anfield this week, I’ll be reminiscing about some of the crucial games and moments that have stood out over that period. You can read the first part of this series here. Now it’s time for Part II: Manchester City 1-4 Liverpool 21 November - 2015 Liverpool XI: Mignolet, Clyne, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno, Lucas, Can, Milner, Coutinho, Lallana, Firmino Subs: Toure, Benteke, Sturridge, Allen, Ibe, Bogdan, Randall Goal Scorers: …
Finding the perfect forward to add to the Liverpool squad

Finding the perfect forward to add to the Liverpool squad

Liverpool went into the summer transfer window looking to add attacking reinforcements. Fans wanted it to happen. Journalists mentioned the need for a fourth attacker.  French media linked the Reds with Nicolas Pepe, German press claimed Timo Werner was a target for the European champions while reports in Spain said Philippe Coutinho was set for a return to Merseyside. Yet when the window closed, Jurgen Klopp hadn’t added any attacking reinforcements.  It’s still early days, but the decision not to …
Liverpool's transfer conundrum is their biggest strength

Liverpool's transfer conundrum is their biggest strength

People will have you believe that Liverpool find themselves in a tricky situation in the transfer market. With Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah all guaranteed starters for the Reds, finding adequate back-ups for the trio is a task. Not an impossible one but very much a difficult one.  Gary Neville made the point recently that the attacking trident is too good and it’s because of this that players will be reluctant to sign for the European champions.  To …
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