Liverpool FC and their treatment of youth players

Liverpool FC and their treatment of youth players

The way that Liverpool treat their young players is interesting to me. They seem to fall into two groups under Klopp, and it’s curious to see how Klopp treats, and has treated, both young players and the loan system that they fit into. Take for example, Trent Alexander-Arnold. His meteoric rise may have been accelerated because of an injury to Nathaniel Clyne before the start of the 17/18 season, but it was always clear that Jürgen Klopp intended for Trent …
Liverpool v Bournemouth Preview - Can Liverpool stop their dip in form this Saturday?

Liverpool v Bournemouth Preview - Can Liverpool stop their dip in form this Saturday?

The Details Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Anthony Taylor Date & Time - Saturday, February 9th @ 15:00 Current Odds - Liverpool 1/5, Draw 6/1, Bournemouth 11/1 Form Liverpool Form Okay, so now is the time to get behind The Reds. It's easy to 'support' a team through a winning run or the kind of incredible record-breaking form - 62 points from a possible 75, a 76% Premier League win-rate - but when a dip in form comes about we need to be …
Wolves v Liverpool FA Cup Preview - With The Reds' focus elsewhere, will Wolves pounce?

Wolves v Liverpool FA Cup Preview - With The Reds' focus elsewhere, will Wolves pounce?

The Details Venue - Molineux, Wolverhampton Referee - Paul Tierney Date & Time - Monday, January 7th @ 19:45 Current Odds - Wolves 29/10, Draw 27/10, Liverpool 1/1 Form Wolves Form Nuno Espirito Santo's side have shown some real inconsistency in recent months. Wolves currently sit 9th in the Premier League table though so they would have to be very happy with that upon their return to English football's top division. They had a fantastic 3-1 win at Spur in their final game of …
Bournemouth v Liverpool Preview - Can Reds pick Cherries off on Saturday?

Bournemouth v Liverpool Preview - Can Reds pick Cherries off on Saturday?

The Details Venue - Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth Referee - Lee Mason Date & Time - Saturday, December 8th @ 12:30 Current Odds - Bournemouth 15/4, Draw 3/1, Liverpool 4/6 Form Bournemouth Form Bournemouth beat Huddersfield Town 2-1 on Tuesday night to end a run of four consecutive defeats. They had made a fantastic start to the season before that and are still in a very respectable 7th position, ahead of Manchester United on goal difference. Bournemouth did face Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City …
Liverpool v Chelsea Preview - A Night for Rotation at Anfield

Liverpool v Chelsea Preview - A Night for Rotation at Anfield

The Details Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Date & Time - Wednesday, September 26th @ 19:45 Current Odds - Liverpool 19/20, Draw 3/1, Chelsea 14/5 Form Liverpool Form The Reds go marching on, it seems. Seven wins on the bounce to start this season. Jurgen Klopp's Mighty Reds are yet to even step up their game and these are the results they are giving us. It has been a fantastic start for anyone supporting Liverpool and long may it continue. However, these next couple …
Dominic Solanke - The Forgotten Cause

Dominic Solanke - The Forgotten Cause

Dom Solanke is yet to even be named in the matchday squad this season. Having not played a game of football since pre-season, in which he did not particularly impress, this is only going to hinder the progress of the former Chelsea player. In his debut season he managed to score one goal in 21 appearances, albeit most of them were coming on from the bench. In a way, the expectations placed on his head to come into games late …
An Uncertain Future for Dominic Solanke

An Uncertain Future for Dominic Solanke

Joining back in the summer of 2017, a lot of fans didn’t know quite what to make of Dominic Solanke’s arrival. Yes, he had the potential having earned plaudits from Chelsea’s former youth coach, Adi Viveash, but arriving at a time when Liverpool had just finished inside the top-four, fans wanted a bigger name ahead of a Champions League campaign, hence the underlining scepticism. Last season showed signs of why he’s so highly thought of; scoring in friendlies against Crystal …
Should Liverpool Persist with Injury-prone Players?

Should Liverpool Persist with Injury-prone Players?

It's a debate that rumbles on every summer surrounding Daniel Sturridge and whether his injury record can see him as a reliable squad member - and the question has once again reared its ugly head this week. Injuries to both Adam Lallana and Joel Matip saw them head home to miss Liverpool's final part of pre-season, leaving us asking as to whether both can be trusted members of the unit Klopp takes into the season. As I've just mentioned, this …
Div or Dom, it's time to move on

Div or Dom, it's time to move on

Pre-season is a time for players to either pick up where they left off the previous campaign or gain a fresh start, putting a turbulent season behind them and trying to stake a claim in the first-team. Dominic Solanke and Divock Origi fall into that category, facing a crucial summer in their Liverpool careers after a mixed time of it in the Premier League and Bundesliga respectively. A year ago, it was Solanke who won the battle between the two, …
The Good and the Bad of Liverpool's Pre-Season

The Good and the Bad of Liverpool's Pre-Season

This summer was an important one for many Liverpool players vying for their futures at the club; Divock Origi had returned from a sub-par loan at Wolfsburg while Dominic Solanke's tally of one goal left him in a precarious position. Then there's the perennially injured Adam Lallana whose gone from guaranteed starter to a player left in the lurch with Liverpool progressing immensely in an attacking sense via a scintillating trio of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino. With …
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