Liverpool And Their Calculated Defensive Gamble

Liverpool And Their Calculated Defensive Gamble

Gambling, by its very nature, doesn't always come off. There can be no debate that Liverpool -- after the sale of Dejan Lovren to Zenit St Petersburg -- gambled when they didn't sign a centre half last summer. Instead, the Reds pushed the boat out to sign Thiago Alcantara from FC Bayern and planned on using Fabinho as their fourth choice centre half. Now, with long term injuries to both Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez that strategy looks shortsighted, …
Priceless Matip faces career-defining period at Liverpool

Priceless Matip faces career-defining period at Liverpool

When it rains, it pours. Or in Liverpool's case, when it rains, a monsoon arrives. The Reds find themselves in one of the most bleak, unfortunate injury situations in their recent history, following an awful period in the fitness department. When Virgil van Dijk was ruled out for the season with cruciate ligament damage it felt bad enough, but in the weeks since, things have got even worse for Jurgen Klopp. Having to make do without the likes of Thiago, …
Understated Robertson continues superb start to the season

Understated Robertson continues superb start to the season

In years and decades to come, Liverpool supporters will look back at this phenomenal team and pick out the poster boys from it, lavishing them with love and praise. Whereas some great teams only have two or three iconic figures to bore future generations to death about, there are endless contenders in this Liverpool side. Virgil van Dijk is a defensive colossus who completely transformed the team when he arrived, with the unrivalled Alisson not too far behind in that …
Thiago Return Could Help With Liverpool's Adrian Woes

Thiago Return Could Help With Liverpool's Adrian Woes

Let's face it, with the exceptions of Diogo Jota and Mohamed Salah, no one came out of Liverpool's 7-2 mauling by Aston Villa with their reputations enhanced. Most of the social media scorn, however, has been directed at Adrian. The accident-prone Spanish goalkeeper played an unfortunate role in the first of Villa's avalanche of goals. Although Joe Gomez's positioning and communication could have been better, Adrian sold his team-mate down the river with an under-hit pass to the defender in …
Player ratings as Liverpool succumb to Villa Park embarrassment

Player ratings as Liverpool succumb to Villa Park embarrassment

Where to start with that one? Aston Villa 7-2 Liverpool. That's *SEVEN* goals for the team that escaped relegation last season due to a goal line technology error, against the Champions of England. Not sure if this puts my #ProperRed status at risk, but I laughed through that. A lot. Listen, losing big games is horrible. Losing games you deserve to win, games against rivals, close games. All rubbish stuff. Getting spanked by Aston Villa, courtesy of a hat-trick of …
Liverpool, the High Line and Perception

Liverpool, the High Line and Perception

Like it or not, perception is often more important than reality, at least in the world of football. For example, scoring a goal can see a player’s match rating jump from a 6/10 to an 8/10 and a misplaced pass that results in a big chance basically undoes all the prior good work. Liverpool are currently dealing with an unfounded narrative. The champions may have a 100% record in the Premier League but there’s a feeling they’ve been fortunate in …
Tsimikas Can Become A Shrewd Liverpool Signing, Says Greek Expert

Tsimikas Can Become A Shrewd Liverpool Signing, Says Greek Expert

Greek football expert Stel Stylianou believes that Kostas Tsimikas has the ideal mentality to succeed at Liverpool.  The 24-year-old left-back has joined the Reds from Olympiacos after the English champions agreed a fee in the region of £11,000,000 with the Greek giants.  With Andrew Robertson the only recognized senior left-back at the club, Liverpool -- who, among other options such as Sevilla's Sergio Reguilon, were said to be interested in Norwich’s Northern Ireland international Jamal Lewis -- made the signing …
A Look At Lewis For Liverpool

A Look At Lewis For Liverpool

Liverpool are notoriously tight-lipped when it comes to their intentions in the transfer market. After the debacle of the Reds' first attempt to sign Virgil van Dijk from Southampton, which drew the ire of the Saints over the leaking of the Dutchman's intent to only join Liverpool, the club has since kept schtum when it comes to transfer rumours. Fabinho and Takumi Minamino joined the club almost out of the blue, without months of speculation prior to them signing the …
Trent & Robbo display greatness on memorable night for Liverpool

Trent & Robbo display greatness on memorable night for Liverpool

You're winning 4-3 late in the day in a match that ultimately doesn't mean too much, having already clinched the Premier League title. You could be forgiven for not quite giving your all, right? Not this Liverpool team, though, who have been drilled to perfection by Jurgen Klopp, and who have continued to show their incredible desire after their title win, despite the odd poor result. Chelsea earned a late free-kick on Wednesday night, as they looked to complete an …
Liverpool 5-3 Chelsea: Who Was Man of the Match?

Liverpool 5-3 Chelsea: Who Was Man of the Match?

Liverpool played their final home game of the season and served up an eight-goal-thriller in a 5-3 victory over Chelsea at Anfield. With the stage literally set for the trophy lift in the Kop, the Reds had to put all celebration thoughts aside for 90 minutes to ensure going the entire league season unbeaten at home. It got pretty hairy at times, but we came through it and bagged all three points. In goal, despite conceding three, Alisson had a …
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