Klopp’s Campaign Management

Klopp’s Campaign Management

Stubbornness, single mindedness, arrogance and an absolute inability to adjust one's methods, can be the downfall of even the best managers in modern football. In recent years we have seen the likes of Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho, unable to adapt to the modern needs of Premier League football, with both departing the division at relative low points. The signs are often evident, the fall off from brilliance usually gradual, but the reason for the decline always consistent. Football changes, …
Leeds 0-3 Liverpool: Observations as Elliott injury mars excellent victory

Leeds 0-3 Liverpool: Observations as Elliott injury mars excellent victory

When Liverpool fans say that playing Leeds 'should suit us', this is why. Having been shut down by the low block of 10-man Chelsea prior to the international break, the Reds must have relished the space and the freedom they were afforded here. That's not to say Leeds are a push-over. Some would point to today and their opening day thrashing at Old Trafford and argue that they're an ideal opponent for top sides. On the other hand, though, this …
How Liverpool’s Left Wing Evolved

How Liverpool’s Left Wing Evolved

A few weeks ago, Burnley rolled into Anfield with a certain and pleasing team sheet on view. As the starting line ups were confirmed, something became evident, which was the squad numbers rolling out of the Burnley roster. To see numbers 1 through 11 was a lovely sight, especially if you’re a particular age that grew up with this logical numbering system. Eleven players, eleven shirts, and each number usually assigned to a certain position. To see Burnley line up …
Liverpool Make It Two Premier League Wins From Two With Burnley Victory

Liverpool Make It Two Premier League Wins From Two With Burnley Victory

Liverpool continued their 100% winning start to the Premier League season with a 2-0 win over Burnley at Anfield. Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane scored the goals in front of full Anfield house as the Reds, after a slow start, deservedly swept to victory against Sean Dyche's visitors. Burnley, who were undefeated away to Liverpool for two seasons, started well and they tested Alisson early when Dwight McNeil -- comfortably their best player on the day -- let rip with …
When Is The Right Time To Sign a Forward

When Is The Right Time To Sign a Forward

Fabinho - A World Class Extension

Fabinho - A World Class Extension

Extending contracts within a transfer window can be underwhelming for many fans. The need to see a marquee signing arrive can become obsessive, to the point of panic. The new shiny toy can be marvelled at, but we must never forget those who got Liverpool to where they are, and where they strive to be. When world class teams achieve great things, the most important task is to ensure the squad is not torn down. In Liverpool’s case, they have …
How should Liverpool line-up in attack this season?

How should Liverpool line-up in attack this season?

Neil Jones got a lot of Liverpool fans talking recently when he wrote that 'next summer is already being talked up as a big one by sources close to the club'. I chose, based on past experience, not to read into that. Instead, it was another line in his piece that stood out to me. "Wonderful as they are, this will be the fifth season that those three [Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, of course] have made up …
Raphinha & The Need For More Options

Raphinha & The Need For More Options

Sadio Mané Insists He Is

Sadio Mané Insists He Is "More Ready" Than Ever After Summer Break

Liverpool forward Sadio Mané believes he is reaping the benefit of a full summer break this year and feels "more ready" for the new season. This year, Mané enjoyed his first proper summer rest since 2018. He believes this will be hugely beneficial for the season ahead. Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com about how he's feeling at the club's Austrian training camp, Mane said:
“I think it’s always important as a player to have a break because I can say since I …
Time for a central role for Mohamed Salah?

Time for a central role for Mohamed Salah?

Liverpool are back, looking healthy and refreshed after a much-needed post-season break. The 2020/21 campaign was an intense one for the Reds, both mentally and physically, and both Jurgen Klopp and his players looked drained by the time they sealed Champions League football back in May. If one player carried this team more than anyone in 2020/21 it was Salah, who enjoyed another outstanding season while others around him struggled. Liverpool's No.11 scored 31 goals in all competitions, standing tall …
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