Xherdan Shaqiri: A Multi-Faceted Low Risk, High Reward Buy

Xherdan Shaqiri: A Multi-Faceted Low Risk, High Reward Buy

With England now out of the World Cup and the impending realisation that football will in fact not be coming home, attentions will return to the summer transfer window with fans desperate for further incomings. Naby Keita and Fabinho drew widespread optimism amongst Liverpool fans, enhancing belief that Klopp can secure his first piece of silverware and mount a real challenge on the Premier League title. Shaqiri meanwhile, seems to have polarised opinions; a mixture of buoyancy and despondency, the …
Why Not Shaqiri?

Why Not Shaqiri?

Ever since Liverpool were first linked with Xherdan Shaqiri, I have found myself one of a large portion of Liverpool fans who were at once disappointed with and confused by the prospective signing of the Swiss international. Six years ago this would have been an exciting signing, with Shaqiri the prospect in high demand across Europe. Indeed, if the Liverpool of six years ago was here today, this might still be an exciting signing.  But it’s not summer 2012 and …
The FSG Spending Myth

The FSG Spending Myth

With Liverpool in the middle of a critically important transfer window (aren’t they always?), it seems like a perfect time to revisit a recurring myth amongst the Liverpool fanbase: FSG refuse to spend the money to compete for trophies. As an American Liverpool fan, I scoff at the notion that Fenway Sports Group is a bunch of cheapskates who do not like to put money into their teams. This is because FSG also just happens to own the Boston Red …
A Long and Red-Empty Summer

A Long and Red-Empty Summer

It’s only been four weeks since Liverpool lost the Champions League final, and yet I miss football. I miss Mo Salah and Sadio Mané and Bobby Firmino all playing together and not trudging through games for their international sides. I miss big Virgil bossing the defence. I miss the Scottish Roberto Carlos. I miss Liverpool. At first, you almost feel relieved. A weekend off. A chance to breathe. A few weeks of being able to plan your social life – …
The Case for Xherdan Shaqiri

The Case for Xherdan Shaqiri

Following an impressive start to their summer with the signing of Fabinho and the impending arrival of Naby Keita, Liverpool have looked to bolster what was their most glaring weakness of the season, shining brightly in the eyes of every fan who watched their side go down to Real Madrid in Kiev. A lack of depth. Xherdan Shaqiri, having been relegated with Stoke this season, has emerged as the cut-price option to bolster the Reds’ attacking unit. Should they bring …
Alternative Fekirs: Where should Liverpool turn to next?

Alternative Fekirs: Where should Liverpool turn to next?

It was definitely going to be Thursday, then absolutely Friday, then without question Saturday… but at 8pm Saturday night, the Nabil Fekir saga came to an abrupt halt. Depending on which party you believe, Liverpool had reservations once they had the opportunity to review the details of Fekir’s knee reconstructions from two years prior or Liverpool were simply using the knee as an excuse to try and renegotiate a lower fee at the last minute. Regardless of who you believe, …
Liverpool v Stoke City Preview - Closing in on Top Four

Liverpool v Stoke City Preview - Closing in on Top Four

The Details Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Andre Marriner Date & Time - Saturday, April 28th @ 12:30 GMT Current Odds - Liverpool 1/4, Draw 5/1, Stoke 9/1 Form Liverpool Form Liverpool's crazy season continues. Roma were put to the sword on Tuesday night at Anfield and if not for a lapse in concentration during the final ten minutes then we would be all but through to another Champions League final. Still, we should be, as Roma will struggle to keep Liverpool out …
Stoke City 0 - 3 Liverpool: Reds win well at Stoke

Stoke City 0 - 3 Liverpool: Reds win well at Stoke

The Details Date: 29/11/2017 Venue: bet365 Stadium, Stoke Background The hectic Festive schedule is upon us. Stoke City were hoping to cut Liverpool down to size, as they so love doing to the bigger clubs. Liverpool were looking to overtake Spurs by claiming all three points. Solanke made his first Premier League start for the Reds while Emre Can and Dejan Lovren also returned to the starting eleven. Oxlade-Chamberlain held onto his starting berth from the Chelsea game at the weekend. Salah …
Stoke City v Liverpool - Match Preview

Stoke City v Liverpool - Match Preview

The Details Venue - bet365 Stadium, Stoke Referee - Martin Atkinson Date & Time - Wednesday, November 29th @ 20:00 BST Current Odds - Stoke 5/1, Draw 7/2, Liverpool 4/7 Form Stoke Form Stoke will be looking for their first win in November on Wednesday night. Hughes' men are 15th in the Premier League, ten points behind Liverpool. It has been very hard to predict any Stoke results this season as the only constant has been their inconsistency. Crystal Palace managed to …
Observations from Liverpool's fight back to beat Stoke

Observations from Liverpool's fight back to beat Stoke

Liverpool's starting eleven was indicative of a side battling several injuries to key players, with Ben Woodburn and Trent Alexander-Arnold replacing Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho in the side. The Brazilian pair have both been struggling of late with fitness and illness issues respectively. It was always going to be a tough game for the Reds but the lineup hardly filled fans with optimism going into a must-win game in the battle for a top four spot. That fear was …
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