He Didn't Kostas Much - August 2020, The Month That Was

He Didn't Kostas Much - August 2020, The Month That Was

August began with Liverpool unveiling their new kit, the first one released under their new deal with Nike. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Virgil Van Dijk and the boys unboxed the kit and their enthusiasm for the kit was quite striking. Fire! Swoosh! Flamey! Robbo, pay your bills man! Liverpool did a signing!! Rejoice! The Reds landed Kostas Tsimikas for a fee in the region of £11.5mil, which looks like a bargain for an international left back with Champions League pedigree. Especially when …
Could Suarez be Liverpool's modern-day Litmanen?

Could Suarez be Liverpool's modern-day Litmanen?

Life comes at you fast as a footballer, with your reputation never too far from taking a battering. One minute you can be the flavour of the month, earning an infinite amount of praise, and the next you can be a washed-up has-been who has little else to offer. Luis Suarez finds himself in that very position, having experienced a tough season at Barcelona that ultimately looks like sealing his exit from the club. Only six years ago he was …
What makes Sadio Mane so special?

What makes Sadio Mane so special?

Sadio Mane is often overlooked. It’s not purposefully done and there’s nothing malicious in it, it’s just one of the downsides of playing in the best team in the world. Mohamed Salah’s ridiculous goal return sees him take centre stage more often than not. Virgil van Dijk is Virgil van Dijk. Alisson makes a monumental difference to the team so is regularly singled out while Jordan Henderson is now getting plenty of plaudits having lifted four trophies over a 12 …
Who truly is Liverpool’s most important player?

Who truly is Liverpool’s most important player?

Will Ismaila Sarr be Liverpool's Next Coup?

Will Ismaila Sarr be Liverpool's Next Coup?

Sadio Mane stood in the Anfield tunnel with his compatriot, Ismaila Sarr. Liverpool had just beaten Sarr's Watford 2-0 in the December chill, and the two Senegalese attackers were deep in conversation. Troy Deeney approaches, to pass on seasons greetings. Cheerfully, Mane turns to the iconic Watford skipper and exclaims: 'take care of my boy, yeah?' Sarr shuffles sheepishly as Sadio continues, like a concerned Father at parent's evening, 'he's a shy boy, shy boy'. Sadio Mane knows the talent …
Key Stats as Liverpool lose at the Emirates

Key Stats as Liverpool lose at the Emirates

Two big first half errors from the usually reliable Alisson Becker and Virgil Van Dijk meant that Liverpool slipped to a 2-1 defeat at the Emirates Stadium. This was Liverpool’s first defeat to Arsenal in over five years, having not lost to the Gunners under Klopp, and it means that Liverpool will be unable to break City’s 100 point record. But what were the key stats from the game? Misfiring Reds Unlucky or Complacent? Liverpool’s record before lockdown: 27 wins, …
In Defence Of Bobby Firmino

In Defence Of Bobby Firmino

Admittedly, Roberto Firmino ought to score more goals. But you know who else falls into that category? Every footballer who has ever laced a pair of boots up. Much has been made of the Brazilian's recent domestic goal drought at Anfield -- which, at the time of writing, extends to 18 Premier League games -- and much of it, weirdly, has come from Liverpool fans who should know better. Jurgen Klopp, pundits and ex-players -- with Thierry Henry always effusive …
Why Liverpool Should Avoid Traore Transfer

Why Liverpool Should Avoid Traore Transfer

The transfer rumour mill has been working overtime in recent weeks, and Liverpool have had their fair share of players linked with them. One of the most persistent rumours has been Wolves powerhouse Spanish winger Adama Traore being mentioned as a potential transfer target for the reigning English champions. Terrifyingly direct, with a combination of raw power and almost balletic balance, the former Barcelona academy graduate has browned the defences of Europe and England this season with his trademark dribbling …
Iconic Moments From A Season To Remember

Iconic Moments From A Season To Remember

Premier League Champions. Only we know how as a collective fanbase we've longed to hear those beautiful words. Everything about the manner in which the title was finally secured spells out poetic. Six years ago our title hopes were obliterated with a disappointing draw at Palace and a loss to Chelsea at home. Willian hammered in the final nail in the coffin with his goal thus handing the visitors a 2-0 victory and the Premier League title to City. Fast …
Liverpool Bounce Back With Unconvincing Win

Liverpool Bounce Back With Unconvincing Win

Liverpool continued their 100% winning streak in the Premier League this season with a hard fought 2-0 win over Aston Villa at Anfield. Goals from Sadio Mane and Curtis Jones gave the Reds a perhaps flattering win after a stodgy performance against their relegation-threatened visitors. After their drubbing at Manchester City, there was an expectation of a backlash but the Reds’ performance was the antithesis of that. Slow, plodding — littered with poor touches and worse passes — and playing …
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