Pre Season Selections Give Hints To Pecking Order

Pre Season Selections Give Hints To Pecking Order

Liverpool continued their lacklustre pre-season with a 3-0 defeat to Napoli at the home of Scottish Rugby, Murrayfield, yesterday. The performance, as had been the case in the previous three games on the summer tour of the United States -- against Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla and Sporting CP -- was poor, as the Reds looked disjointed in both attack and defence. The European Champions depart for Evian, France for a training camp this Monday, and manager Jurgen Klopp has promised that …
Why A Left Wing Stint Could Be The Making of Brewster

Why A Left Wing Stint Could Be The Making of Brewster

Rhian Brewster’s encouraging pre-season continued last Sunday as the forward scored for the second consecutive game in Liverpool’s 3-1 victory over Bradford City.  Following on from his brace against Tranmere Rovers, the 19-year-old has now registered three goals in his first two senior outings for Liverpool.  The level of opposition must be taken into consideration when appraising Brewster’s performances, with Tranmere -- recently promoted to England’s third tier -- and Bradford, a League Two club, clearly not providing the most …
Brilliant Brewster Destined for the Top at Liverpool

Brilliant Brewster Destined for the Top at Liverpool

Some sportsmen and sportswomen just have it, whatever 'it' is . From the moment you lay eyes on them you can see a sprinkling of stardust - an element of genius that separates them from their peers. Tiger Woods had it when he burst onto the scene, so did Roger Federer and Serena Williams, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Closer to home, it was clear within minutes of first seeing Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen that Liverpool had something special …
Some of the Liverpool Players Who Are Expected To Impress In Pre-Season

Some of the Liverpool Players Who Are Expected To Impress In Pre-Season

SOME OF THE LIVERPOOL PLAYERS WHO ARE EXPECTED TO IMPRESS IN PRE-SEASON The pre-season this summer will be an interesting one for the Reds as Jurgen Klopp will be making some major decisions in respect to loaning off some of its players. Prepare for fierce games as there will be lots of thought-provoking verdicts from Liverpool FC when this season finally kicks off. What sports event did you miss out on? You can follow up all the latest updates about …
Pre-Season - What we've learned about Liverpool so far

Pre-Season - What we've learned about Liverpool so far

With Liverpool's early group of pre-season matches drawing to a close, now is a good time to assess what we've seen from Jurgen Klopp's men so far. Although it's still early days, the first couple of weeks can go a long way to setting the tone for the forthcoming season. Uncertainty Remains Regarding the Number One Spot  In spite of the inevitable speculation linking the Reds to several goalkeepers, Loris Karius will have been hoping to make a smooth start …
Observations from Pre-Season so far

Observations from Pre-Season so far

Liverpool's pre-season is well under way now and after four consecutive clean sheets to go alongside four straight wins the mood around the squad seems buoyant. Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has used these matches to try out different formations, tweaked line-ups and contrasting tactics. After the emphatic 5-0 win against Fleetwood Town he said results aren't important and it's about familiarising the team with how he wants them to play in the new season. Now, normally you take everything from …
Understanding eating habits in pre-season training for Liverpool stars

Understanding eating habits in pre-season training for Liverpool stars

The Liverpool players returned to training this week ahead of their pre-season tour of Australia and South East Asia. The pre season is now an opportunity for the clubs to gain exposure in a new market and increase their global fan base, but its also one of the most important parts of the year as players aim to get in top condition so they can get their campaigns off to a good start. We know this will involve lengthy fitness …
Time For a Transfer Renaissance?

Time For a Transfer Renaissance?

Recently a question came about in a group conversation as to whether players should be put through a more rigorous screening process prior to being signed on permanently or even for loans. Suggestions that came up as part of the ensuing discussion included a trial period where players can get used to training regimes and the atmosphere of the squad. As well as this a more thorough interview and medical procedure might be something worth implementing in order to better …
The Guinness International Champions Cup - What’s It All About?

The Guinness International Champions Cup - What’s It All About?

With the Liverpool squad currently touring the United States, I thought it would be a good idea to look into the Guinness International Champions Cup. This prestigious (if a pre-season kick-about can that) tournament is currently in just its second year after replacing the World Football Challenge twelve months ago, when Real Madrid won. The cup itself consists of eight high-end teams from Europe competing in 13 different venues (the old World Football Challenge had a more even split between …