Finding the perfect forward to add to the Liverpool squad

Finding the perfect forward to add to the Liverpool squad

Liverpool went into the summer transfer window looking to add attacking reinforcements. Fans wanted it to happen. Journalists mentioned the need for a fourth attacker.  French media linked the Reds with Nicolas Pepe, German press claimed Timo Werner was a target for the European champions while reports in Spain said Philippe Coutinho was set for a return to Merseyside. Yet when the window closed, Jurgen Klopp hadn’t added any attacking reinforcements.  It’s still early days, but the decision not to …
Werner vs Pepe - who is the better fit for Liverpool?

Werner vs Pepe - who is the better fit for Liverpool?

Not long ago now, Timo Werner was the man the entire Liverpool fanbase wanted the Reds to sign. However, with interest from Bayern Munich well publicised and RB Leipzig seemingly not keen on selling the German international on the cheap despite his contract situation, interest in him waned and a new player replaced him as desirable number one.  Reports in France claimed Jurgen Klopp and the recruitment team at Anfield liked Lille’s Nicolas Pepe. His 22 goal in Ligue 1 …
Where Do Liverpool Most Need Strengthening?

Where Do Liverpool Most Need Strengthening?

Has there ever been a sensible Liverpool transfer window? No. Well, there’s that sorted, do remember to follow me on Twitter, and stay tuned to any further luminary bits. But that’s not enough, is it? Why, for example, if Liverpool have just won a Champions League final, and have already reported back to pre-season for a day or two, aren’t they already three signings into an emboldened, balls-to-the-wall transfer window? Well, possibly because to catch their only direct competitors, they …
Why Signing Depay Rather Than Werner Makes More Sense

Why Signing Depay Rather Than Werner Makes More Sense

The transfer window has barely opened and rumours are already going into overdrive. Those rumours surrounding potential incomings at Liverpool seem to surround a number of attacking players, namely Memphis Depay of Lyon and Timo Werner of Red Bull Leipzig. There's no doubt that both would be solid additions to Liverpool's already deadly striking options, but both would add different dimensions as their styles of play are so different. And it's for this reason that, I would argue, one is …
Klopp's Full-Back Conundrum

Klopp's Full-Back Conundrum

Liverpool’s season is almost over, with only the Champions League final left. That, coupled with the fact that the Premier League transfer window is already open, means that transfer speculation and target hunting is the order of the day. Now, most of the speculation regarding Liverpool seems to be that the Reds aren’t planning to spend lots of money this summer, but are merely planning to replace players who leave and touch up the squad. This makes sense, given that …
Liverpool ITK Chaos As Window Opens

Liverpool ITK Chaos As Window Opens

In seasons past the summer window represented a rare source of hope, a lottery ticket of sorts for Liverpool to vault into European and even domestic relevance. The speculation, the rumour, the plane tracking, and yes… even the Sprinter van stalking, it’s all part of the transfer window magic. This year it isn’t as critical. The Reds are back. The squad is young, accomplished and reinforcements are already either coming back from loans or moving up from the youth ranks. …
Quiet Transfer Window Shows Reds' Growth

Quiet Transfer Window Shows Reds' Growth

I hate transfer windows. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. A solid third of the year – and that’s just when it’s open – dedicated to incessant droning about every player under the sun, consistent links and, worst of all, complaining about things that haven’t even happened yet. “Why on earth haven’t Liverpool signed any players yet?” bemoans Steve, 14, from Huddersfield, on 1st July (this is a random example so apologies if your name is Steve, …
Five Strikers That Would Suit Liverpool

Five Strikers That Would Suit Liverpool

It seems clear that Jürgen Klopp has a plan. In the last six to twelve months, Liverpool have toyed with a 4-2-3-1 system – the kind that the German used at Dortmund regularly. With the midfield stagnating in the 4-3-3 and Liverpool’s dazzling forwards looking starved of creativity, it makes sense to withdraw Roberto Firmino to his favoured role as the #10 and look to play with a more traditional, clinical striker. This striker would have to be able to …
Don't you dare doubt Dom Solanke

Don't you dare doubt Dom Solanke

Twenty-year-old Dom Solanke was signed last summer in a heist from Chelsea. The forward subsequently went on to take the U20 World Cup by storm, taking home the Golden Ball for the tournament’s most outstanding player. A PRESEASON OF PROMISE After showing flashes throughout Liverpool’s preseason schedule, there was a serious buzz around Solanke as it looked like the Reds had pulled one over on the Plastics once again. Daniel Sturridge had been brought in from Chelsea four years earlier …
Do Liverpool Need a Timo Werner?

Do Liverpool Need a Timo Werner?

It shouldn’t be news to anyone who’s watched either the Premier League or Champions League this season or has paid attention to Jürgen Klopp’s tenure at Liverpool, but Liverpool are very good at scoring goals. Liverpool have scored three or more goals in twenty-one matches this season. In the Premier League, they’ve scored 73 goals, just five less than they managed last season, meaning they average 2.35 goals per game. The incredible trio of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio …
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