How Will Liverpool Survive Early Fixture Congestion?

How Will Liverpool Survive Early Fixture Congestion?

Now that Liverpool’s Champions League qualification opponent has been drawn the club know they will have two matches against Hoffenheim slotted between their opening three Premier League weekends.  The Reds will have very little time to prepare, recover or to sign players before the international break on August 28th. Saturday, August 12th - Away - Watford Tuesday, August 15th - Away - Hoffenheim Saturday, August 19th - Home - Crystal Palace Wednesday, August 23rd - Home - Hoffenheim Sunday, August 27th - Home - Arsenal August 28th …
Virgil van Dijk is Worth £70m to Liverpool

Virgil van Dijk is Worth £70m to Liverpool

Nonsense governs the football transfer market. Trying to find sense in the machinations of hyper rich football clubs and the pursuit of their transfer targets is puerile. There is no universal rule that applies to all clubs when it comes to valuing players; rather it is subjective and depends on the context of the club willing to spend money on a said player. This bring us to Virgil van Dijk and his proposed and so far turbulent transfer to Liverpool. …
A Fickle Fanbase & the van Dijk Repercussions

A Fickle Fanbase & the van Dijk Repercussions

For too long, Liverpool have placed far too much emphasis on talking about transfers, and have subsequently lacked the dynamism in the market to back that talk up with meaningful actions. Liverpool over the years have consequently developed an extensive list of missed targets that the club widely reported our interest in. Such an approach has left the Liverpool fan-base disappointed and embarrassed on countless occasions, as we’ve expected to sign a player, and embraced the hype surrounding that player, …
Hull City vs Liverpool Preview: Silva Looking to Outdo Reds

Hull City vs Liverpool Preview: Silva Looking to Outdo Reds

It's a new month and a fresh set of fixtures for Liverpool as they face Hull City on Saturday afternoon, as the Reds bid to put a disappointing January behind them. THE DETAILS Match: Hull City vs Liverpool Venue: KCOM Stadium Referee: Lee Mason Date: Saturday 4th February Time: 15:00 BST FORM Liverpool remain in the top four despite their poor January, one in which the Reds took just three points from four Premier League games. The winless run started at Sunderland, a 2-2 …
Liverpool vs Manchester City Preview: Fireworks expected in NYE battle

Liverpool vs Manchester City Preview: Fireworks expected in NYE battle

Liverpool close a record breaking year out with a mouthwatering clash against Manchester City on New Year's Eve, one which could go a long way to decide who gives Chelsea the biggest challenge at the top of the Premier League table. Jürgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola, previous rivals in the Bundesliga, will meet each other in England for the first time, with a clash of playing style and personality likely to prove entertaining. THE DETAILS Match: Liverpool vs Manchester City Venue: Anfield …
Coutinho stats compared to Iniesta, Ozil, Silva at 23 years old

Coutinho stats compared to Iniesta, Ozil, Silva at 23 years old

Another season another big name at Liverpool Football Club linked to leave. This time it's the Brazilian, baby faced assassin, Philippe Coutinho! Liverpool's player of the year really put himself in the shop window on Wednesday night with a hat trick in the Copa America however rumours of some of Europe's elite sniffing around him were coming to the fore earlier in the week. On the latest Anfield Index podcast Simon Brundish and I discussed Coutinho's performances this season at …
James Milner: Divisive, but increasingly brilliant

James Milner: Divisive, but increasingly brilliant

I have spent the whole of James Milner’s long and illustrious career trying to decide how good he is at football. He has forever baffled me. He was tipped as England’s new wonderkid when he burst onto the scene for Leeds United back in the early 2000s, but barring a few glimpses of class, I remained unconvinced. His spells at Newcastle and Aston Villa seemed to pass me by a little - I was too busy obsessing about how good …
Sturridge, Coutinho and Firmino - It can't come soon enough

Sturridge, Coutinho and Firmino - It can't come soon enough

It's been a bit of a rollercoaster season for Liverpool fans already and we're only just in January. From the lows of seeing a Brendan Rodgers Liverpool side humbled at home to West Ham to the highs of Jurgen Klopp's Redmen thumping Manchester City 4-1 at the Etihad we're now finding some middle grounding. Excitement about taking a 1-0 lead in a semi-final back to Anfield but despair at the contagious hamstringitis bug that's currently struck down about 76 of …
Wide Box to Box Midfielder | Crucial To Liverpool

Wide Box to Box Midfielder | Crucial To Liverpool

The term box to box is used to describe a midfielder who has no specialist role, they're primarily an engine tasked with helping both sides of the teams' game. They're also more commonly found in the centre of the pitch, but could the change of formation to the 3421 formation mean Liverpool could deploy wide box to box midfielders? Midfielders to arrive late but instead of overlapping they'd 'underlap' and take up a position inside of the box that Pablo …
Selling Liverpool's Potential

Selling Liverpool's Potential

Selling the Project Project. A term that's being overly used these days by players, managers, owners, the media and even fans when discussing football.  Some clubs are able to just 'sell' the club to potential signings, but other teams who, let's just say don't have the deepest of pockets now have to sell the 'project' to potential incomings. This isn't in isolation to players either, some clubs need to sell their project to managers.
"I like the idea of developing …