Sadio Mane at RB Salzburg: A Reflection of the Future?

Sadio Mane at RB Salzburg: A Reflection of the Future?

Liverpool have signed Sadio Mane this week, continuing the trend of shopping on the South Coast. The reported fee has ranged between 30 million pounds to 36 million pounds depending on whom you would want to believe. It is a valid question whether the question is of great significance in that if you have stumped up 30 million, 2 or 4 million more should not be the point of focus. What should be the point of focus is the role …
Divock Origi | Time to Shine

Divock Origi | Time to Shine

The transfer period is a funny and fickle time; it’s now become almost bigger than league games, where fans spend all summer concentrating on refreshing twitter feeds and reading gossip columns. There are constant debates about whomever signs the biggest and best players must be the best team, and opposition fans ridicule the teams that have not been active. With the excitement (or anger) surrounding the new addition of Sadio Mane, the fans have been talking about him, his inclusion …
Klopp's first pre-season is vital to a good League start

Klopp's first pre-season is vital to a good League start

Liverpool's preseason preparations under Klopp will be a stark contrast to the ones experienced under Brendan Rodgers. The 2015/16 preseason preparations felt a little too nice. It's all about conditioning for the season ahead and there's a reason Klopp was reportedly disappointed with squads fitness levels when he took over in October. Fans expecting to see a vengeful Liverpool side after the humiliation of the season prior were left feeling a little underwhelmed as the friendlies unfolded. The team had …
Sadio Mane - The man to balance the Liverpool attack

Sadio Mane - The man to balance the Liverpool attack

Sadio Mane has been the topic of much debate amongst Liverpool fans since news that the Reds were yet again set to raid Southampton became public knowledge. For all the positives surrounding the player and what he'd offer to the side fans, myself included, couldn't overlook two things; he's a Southampton player and the reported fee is £30 million. We've been here before, twice, and both times have scarred Liverpool fans. Why put your hand back in the fire for …
DoF Fantasy Series Part 4: Premier League Restricted

DoF Fantasy Series Part 4: Premier League Restricted

We’ve all been screaming, sighing, boiling, enraged, agonized, infuriated, and outraged at the thought of buying Premier League proven players rather than vying for the rising talents of Europe, and rightly so, because there’s not such thing as Premier League proven players when statistically there’s been no difference between the performance of a player that arrives from a different country as to players who’ve had experience in English football. But to be the devil’s advocate, I’m going to try and …
Sadio Mane: Already Labelled

Sadio Mane: Already Labelled

Okay. I’ve almost succumbed to the fact that we’re going in for another Southampton player in Sadio Mane. Which would make him the fifth player Liverpool has signed from the south west club in 3 years, costing us another hefty £30m, which would coincidentally make him Liverpool Football Club’s third most expensive signing, with Roberto Firmino moving down the billboard, leaving Christian Benteke and Andy Carroll standing firm in top spot. Seems as if we should just buy shares at Southampton …
Trust Klopp to Sign the Right Players

Trust Klopp to Sign the Right Players

We're all bad liars. No matter how much we say "we trust Klopp" as things stand we don't, not wholeheartedly anyway, and repeating it won't make it any more truthful. The sad thing is it's through no fault of his own. The enigmatic German hasn't even had a summer transfer window in charge of Liverpool yet but the scars from previous regimes are too ugly to ignore. Upon his arrival, Klopp talked about turning doubters into believers and for the …
Lallana in Limbo?

Lallana in Limbo?

One of the key reasons Nivea linked up with Liverpool. Maybe. An integral part of the #Handsomepool movement the club is currently in the clutches of. Interview extraordinaire. Since signing in the Summer of 2014 Adam Lallana has managed to establish a cult like following amongst the fan base more due to his off the field work as opposed to his on the field performances. He joined the club with a £25 million price tag placed firmly on his shoulders. …
Sadio Mane - The Stat Padder?

Sadio Mane - The Stat Padder?

Stats changed how people viewed football completely. People no longer solely trust their eyes, they now need the added security of stats when trying to get across an opinion or an argument. You often see people on Twitter throwing around numbers in the middle of a debate to justify their opinion. It's often seen as a finishing move. The checkmate to the debate. Surely you can't argue with cold hard facts? Well, you can. Stats without context are just numbers. …
Options a-plenty for Klopp in search for wide-man

Options a-plenty for Klopp in search for wide-man

Jurgen Klopp wants to buy a goal-scoring winger. He hasn't told me this personally, nor has he said it publicly, but based on his targeting of Leroy Sane, Ousmane Dembele and possibly Mario Gotze and Sadio Mane, it seems a certainty that Klopp wants to add more goals into the trio who play behind his lone striker. Sane was the first player linked with the Reds after Klopp took over but very quickly, and rather strangely, his supposed asking price sky-rocketed …
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