Gomez: LFC’s most cashable asset?

Gomez: LFC’s most cashable asset?

Ain’t nobody like Joe Gomez…It’s certainly been a challenging campaign for the 25 year old defender. Numerous lows have been punctuated with the occasional high, as Gomez has found himself the focus for many in a struggling Liverpool side. History has counted for the player somewhat with many, but what has been shown on the pitch recently has looked woefully short of what’s needed. As Liverpool head into the January window and with summer plans to consider, there’s understandable question …
How well are Liverpool finishing?

How well are Liverpool finishing?

One of the most well-known bits of folk wisdom in football is that if you want to win anything, you must take your chances. Being able to finish well is the mark of an elite goalscorer, and fans groan in frustration when an enthusiastic midfielder shanks a panicked volley miles wide. Although the rise of analytics has somewhat dampened the notion that finishing is the most important part of goalscoring, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have value. Let’s examine every …
Imagine If We'd Renewed Gini’s Contract

Imagine If We'd Renewed Gini’s Contract

Apparently it annoys some people to mention certain former players, especially those which could (and should) have been retained by the club. In the case of one former red, Gini Wijnaldum, it seems that only one of him or Jordan Henderson were ever going to get improved terms on a new longer term contracts, with the other allowed to leave. The captain eventually got the contract both desired, and Gini  Wijnaldum was allowed to leave for PSG on a Bosman …
Ibrahima Konate: The Present and Future of Liverpool's Defence

Ibrahima Konate: The Present and Future of Liverpool's Defence

Sometimes, all you need is one individual to make a huge difference in a struggling season. When it comes to selecting Liverpool's best and most important player, the same four or five names will always be bandied around. Alisson leads from the back and is unrivalled in his position in the world, the same applies to Virgil van Dijk despite an iffy campaign to date, while Mo Salah could now be one of the Reds' three greatest players of all …
Lessons Learned in the Reds' Victory Over Spurs

Lessons Learned in the Reds' Victory Over Spurs

A vital three points was obtained at the Spurs stadium, as Liverpool breathed some new life into a faltering league campaign. All the headlines were naturally grabbed by Mo Salah, as a ninth goal in eight games ensured the Reds at least kept the top 4 within their sites. There were a few other standouts from the game that it was impossible to ignore as the penultimate league match before the World Cup saw all three points return to Anfield. …
Tottenham 1 - 2 Liverpool - The Postmortem

Tottenham 1 - 2 Liverpool - The Postmortem

Liverpool ended the week on relatively big high, in defeating one of their direct competitors for this year's Premier League top 4. Both teams had key pieces missing though injury, and despite the world class credentials of both opposing managers, you get the sense that neither had a particular efficient day. Jurgen Klopp won the three points, but he most certainly dragged his feet in getting there. In terms of Liverpool’s starting eleven, it was pretty much as expected. Kostas …
The Ibrahima Konate Effect

The Ibrahima Konate Effect

The summer before last saw Liverpool pay £34m for Ibrahima Konate, securing his services from German outfit RB Leipzig. The season prior had seen Liverpool‘s central defence end the season with Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams in the first team, as they scrambled for Champions League qualification. That season had seen Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip, all succumb to long-term injuries. This also came after the sale of Dejan Lovren. Lovren was not replaced that summer, and …
Tony Evans: Stop Cryarsing! Football Has Changed

Tony Evans: Stop Cryarsing! Football Has Changed

Here’s what you can expect as a Liverpool fan in the 2020s: life will be a roller-coaster. Here’s what you can’t expect: to win the title more than once in a – and I use the phrase consciously – blue moon. It’s no use cryarsing about every defeat and every missed transfer target. The words ‘the game has changed’ are thrown around too flippantly in football. But the truth is the game has changed. The sovereign-wealth fund clubs are skewing …
Succession

Succession

Effective succession planning is the key to sustained growth and success for organisations of all types - and football clubs are no different. For Liverpool, I feel a disjointed approach to succession planning has led to the club's recent on-field woes.  The model FSG had developed and put in place at Liverpool was inspired by the 'moneyball' concept - in addition to using data to find value-for-money incomings, using data to know when to move players on and replenish the …
The Liverpool Crisis: We've Been Here Before

The Liverpool Crisis: We've Been Here Before

It's no secret that the Reds have been on a bit of a dreary start to the 2022-23 campaign. The Premier League season started with 2 points from 3 games, and it hasn't really been much better since than. Liverpool currently sits 9th in the Premier League, with 16 points from 12 games, and 8 points back from the top 4. Although tonight's win against Napoli was a high point in the Champions League, consecutive losses to Leeds and Nottingham …
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