The Clash Of Personalities In Liverpool's Defence

The Clash Of Personalities In Liverpool's Defence

Liverpool’s back four has been an issue that most Liverpool fans are aware of, and was the biggest reason as to why we were not able to lift the Premier League trophy 3 years ago. Our defence has leaked 191 goals in the league for the past four seasons, averaging about 47.7 per season.   That by any means is not acceptable for a team looking to challenge for the title, let alone a regular top four position for consistent Champions …
Joel Matip - What Will He Bring?

Joel Matip - What Will He Bring?

As of 1st July 2016, Joel Matip was officially a Liverpool player. The Cameroon international will join the reds on a reported 4-year deal after agreeing a pre-contract in January to become a member of Jurgen Klopp’s renaissance. At 6”3 Matip is a real presence in the air, he won an impressive 75% of his aerial duels last season (much higher compared to Sakho 61% and Skrtel 67%, slightly beaten by Lovren with 78%) and all 3 of his goals in …
Martin Skrtel: Thank you and Goodbye

Martin Skrtel: Thank you and Goodbye

From the past to the present, there are players we adore, there are players we appreciate, there are players we are content with, there are players we are disappointed in, and then there’s Martin Skrtel. The fan base are quite divided in opinion as to how they should bid farewell to the Slovakian who spent eight years of his career with Liverpool Football Club, who arrived from Zenit Saint Petersburg prior to. The last four years of his service to …
DoF Fantasy Series Part 6 - How I'd Spend £100m at Liverpool

DoF Fantasy Series Part 6 - How I'd Spend £100m at Liverpool

With a move for Sadio Mane all but confirmed, I put my Director of Football hat on to consider what next for Liverpool in the summer transfer window. Loris Karius, Marko Grujic and Joel Matip already confirmed to join Liverpool ahead of the new season; Sadio Mane represents a change in direction. The aforementioned three were signed for significantly small amounts, whilst Mane will cost £30million or more. How much money Jurgen Klopp was given to invest in his Liverpool …
DoF Fantasy Series Part 5: How I’d spend £100m at Liverpool

DoF Fantasy Series Part 5: How I’d spend £100m at Liverpool

Liverpool’s ridiculously named “transfer committee” has been a hot topic in recent years. Some think they epitomise everything that’s wrong with the club’s transfer strategy, but maybe their detractors are yet to realise that the spine of Klopp’s new-look side is made up of “committee” signings. Emre Can, Roberto Firmino, Divock Origi, and Mamadou Sakho were all first choice under the German once the squad had settled following a spate of injuries. Can and Firmino were the club’s best players …
If I had £100 million to spend at Liverpool FC

If I had £100 million to spend at Liverpool FC

"Write an article about who you would sign if you had £100 million to spend at Liverpool." AnfieldIndex overlord Gags and editor of the site Dan Rhodes tempted me with this topic. I've not replaced Jurgen Klopp as Reds boss, this isn't Football Manager, Instead I've decided to head up the much fabled transfer committee; I've appointed myself as the Director of Football. I have £100 million to spend plus whatever I raise from sales to bring in players I …
Bottlers Inc. - The Liverpool Backbone

Bottlers Inc. - The Liverpool Backbone

The Famous “Spine” Every successful team needs one.   In the ‘80s Liverpool had Grobbelaar, Hansen, Whelan and Rush.  United’s dominance of the ‘90s was largely down to their leaders through the middle - Schmeichel, Bruce, Keane and Cantona.   Wenger’s Invincibles had Lehmann, Campbell, Viera and Henry and Chelsea's successes during the last 12 years or so had the solid foundation of Cech, Terry, Lampard and Drogba.   The common traits of most, or all, of these players are …
Mignolet's Time as First Choice Liverpool Goalkeeper is Over

Mignolet's Time as First Choice Liverpool Goalkeeper is Over

Liverpool Twitter is hardly ever united. There is always an argument or a disagreement which seems to fracture the fan base, even with Jurgen Klopp in charge. Yet on Tuesday 24th May 2016 the fan base was unequivocally unified as Liverpool announced that they'd signed Mainz 'keeper Loris Karius. The unity wasn't because Karius is a world class 'keeper, he isn't, but because this spelled the end for current goalkeeping incumbent Simon Mignolet. The much maligned Belgian has been the …
5 Defining Moments From the Reds' 2015/16 Premier League Season

5 Defining Moments From the Reds' 2015/16 Premier League Season

Yet another season of the Premier League has just ended with a new champion being crowned (how rare is that!) and Liverpool ending in 8th place (not so rare!). Once Liverpool changed their manager in October, it was always known that this season would not be where we would be competing at the top table and hence anything achieved would be a bonus. Like any other season there were lot of good moments and an equal share of bad moments. …
Why Liverpool Need to Keep Dejan Lovren Next Season

Why Liverpool Need to Keep Dejan Lovren Next Season

Dejan Lovren started the season as one of the most maligned players and in the eyes of the fans, the fifth choice centre back, behind Martin Skrtel, Mamadou Sakho, Kolo Toure and harshly even Joe Gomez (Gomez came as a centre-back even though he can operate on the flanks and started the season as first choice left-back till an unfortunate injury ruled him out for the rest of the season). While Liverpool got rid of Lambert, Lovren and Lallana were …
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