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 …
Victory in Defeat for Liverpool

Victory in Defeat for Liverpool

Our second half capitulation against Sevilla in Basel was very painful viewing. Almost 24 hours on from the loss and our heads still replaying the Sturridge worldy and how different it could have been if not for that offside interaction and penalty claim. Then Moreno’s inability to make a tackle and thus, breath-taking destruction of our European dream. We all woke up with that feeling of complete and utter loss for the second time this year. Some have still not …
Europa League Final Preview: Liverpool vs Sevilla

Europa League Final Preview: Liverpool vs Sevilla

Liverpool face Sevilla in the Europa League final in Basel on Wednesday night, with a place in the Champions League next season the prize for the winners. Since arriving at the club, Jurgen Klopp has placed great importance on the competition, due in part to a disappointing Premier League performance this year. The Reds finished eighth in the table, their lowest position since 2012 and thus they will miss out on European football altogether unless they win against Sevilla, the …
Home Comforts & The Anfield Factor

Home Comforts & The Anfield Factor

A few months ago, Liverpool had lost the League Cup final to Manchester City, on penalties, then a few days later they exacted a bittersweet 3-0 revenge upon Manchester City at Anfield. Arguably this illustrated Klopp's impressive ability to motivate his players, but when you consider that Liverpool played a weaker side in the latter of the Manchester City fixtures, and were utterly dominant, against a City team that still harboured beliefs of winning the title, only then do you …
Relive Liverpool's route to the Europa League Final

Relive Liverpool's route to the Europa League Final

Liverpool 0-1 Grazer AK – 28th September, 2000. Liverpool 0-0 Rapid Bucharest – 24th August, 2004. Remember them? Nope, me neither. Rarely do European campaigns begin with barnstorming victories and scintillating football. The two aforementioned results won’t live long in the memory, but the Reds ended each season with European silverware to their name. The same could be true if we overcome the Europa League specialists Sevilla on Wednesday, but it’s only in recent months that Reds all over the …
The Case for Alberto Moreno

The Case for Alberto Moreno

It wasn’t too long ago that Alberto Moreno was plying his trade in his native homeland, winning battles on Sevilla’s left flank as they stormed their way to a Europa League championship. Highly regarded during season 2013/14, Brendan Rodgers’ most prominent, and important season at the helm of a Luis Suarez-less Liverpool FC would see Moreno arrive for approximately £16m from his native club in Sevilla, to the rumblings of a committee signing. Indeed, the promising young Spaniard held all …
Who Could Liverpool Draw in the Europa League?

Who Could Liverpool Draw in the Europa League?

The Reds made hard work of it but they're through to the last 16 of the Europa League. The English media often treat this competition with disdain as though it's the European equivalent of the League Cup. Their ignorance is astounding as this year's final 16 rivals anything the Champions League could offer.  Excluding the two English sides, United and Spurs, these are the potential sides Liverpool could face. Fenerbache The Turks are currently second in the Turkish Premier League, …
Liverpool Needs Its Own X-Factor To Progress

Liverpool Needs Its Own X-Factor To Progress

The Oxford Dictionary defines x-factor as “a variable in a given situation that could have the most significant impact on the outcome”. X-factors tend to be the difference between teams that win trophies, those who fail to make top 4 and those that end up being relegated. An x-factor of some sort is therefore a prerequisite for success for any football team. When Chelsea won the league last season they did so with a world class manager (Mourinho), world class …
Final Boarding for Liverpool Flight 15-16 to Europa League

Final Boarding for Liverpool Flight 15-16 to Europa League

“Thursday nights on Channel 5, Thursday nights on Channel 5” a song that has rung around English grounds for years mocking those clubs who partake in Europe’s secondary competition. First of all, it’s on ITV now but more importantly why is the competition so frowned upon by English football fans? The format? The clubs involved? Or the Thursday nights at 8:05pm? There have been many gripes since the change from the UEFA Cup but how different is the Europa League …
Patience, Perseverance and Alberto Moreno

Patience, Perseverance and Alberto Moreno

Only just introduced from subs' bench, Andros Townsend looked on as the player who’d dispossessed him faded into the distance and fired a well placed shot past Hugo Lloris. Whilst the sight of a pacey left-back gliding down the wing to score at White Hart Lane may have stirred some fond memories amongst Spurs' fans, this time it was a Liverpool player announcing his arrival: Alberto Moreno was here. The Spaniard’s goal was the highpoint of an excellent team performance …
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