Is Jurgen Klopp the Enemy of the Football League? Or it's Defender?

Is Jurgen Klopp the Enemy of the Football League? Or it's Defender?

Whether you’re a Liverpool supporter or not, you’ll almost certainly have an opinion on Jurgen Klopp’s comments after (some) of his world champions drew 2-2 against a battling Shrewsbury at New Meadow Stadium. The main talking point from the game was the upcoming replay the Shrews had just valiantly earned themselves in fighting from 2-0 down. Klopp immediately dampened the tone stating, "We will not be there". This was the most cutting line he delivered post-match as he used the …
Liverpool FC - Financial Analysis

Liverpool FC - Financial Analysis

Amidst the furore of the January transfer window, the UEFA European Club Footballing Landscape report was published, a report which UEFA assert is 'like no other publication of its kind'. In terms of scope and depth though, it supersedes the analysis of the oft-quoted Deloitte Money League, which I broke down with respect to Liverpool FC here. That being said, I would recommend you read that first, as an introductory piece, to provide some context to the following discussion. For …
Farewell to Liverpool's Lesser Bearded Dragon - Joe Allen

Farewell to Liverpool's Lesser Bearded Dragon - Joe Allen

It’s never truly worked out for Joe Allen at Liverpool, has it? Hailed as the man to translate Brendan Rodgers’ ‘Death by Football’ philosophy onto the pitch, the wee man battled a shoulder injury throughout his first campaign with the club and has struggled to nail down a first-team spot ever since. But then came the beard. Allen’s cult status with the Reds took a meteoric rise when the first pictures emerged of the previously baby-faced midfielder sporting stubble. It …
Mamadou Sakho: President of the Liverpool Country

Mamadou Sakho: President of the Liverpool Country

As things stand, Mamadou Sakho is without a doubt, the most loved player of Liverpool Football Club. Since arriving from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2013, he has stolen the hearts of Liverpool fans with his amusing, humble personality. I remember once he hopped into a stand filled with Liverpool fans, and acted like a ridiculous fan boy, screaming at Skrtel, Lucas, and Adam Lallana for an autograph until the latter finally made his way to him and signed …
Victory in Defeat for Liverpool

Victory in Defeat for Liverpool

Our second half capitulation against Sevilla in Basel was very painful viewing. Almost 24 hours on from the loss and our heads still replaying the Sturridge worldy and how different it could have been if not for that offside interaction and penalty claim. Then Moreno’s inability to make a tackle and thus, breath-taking destruction of our European dream. We all woke up with that feeling of complete and utter loss for the second time this year. Some have still not …
How the Europa League run has educated young Kopites

How the Europa League run has educated young Kopites

Liverpool FC, European Elite. That’s one of many banners that hang amongst the Kop on European nights, and one of the easiest to understand. We are Liverpool. Whether rival fans like it or not, we are a club known for its European exploits. Five European Cup’s, three UEFA Cup’s and three Super Cup’s do little to dispute that statement. European Elite, indeed. The big positive is that everyone knows it, and all Liverpool fans understand it. Or at least, I …
Liverpool and Sakho Prepare for UEFA's Decision

Liverpool and Sakho Prepare for UEFA's Decision

Sidelined defender Mamadou Sakho is facing a nervous 24 hours after UEFA gave Liverpool notification on Friday that the central defender had tested positive for a banned substance after the Europa League fixture versus Manchester United on March 17th. A decision, by Europe’s governing body, is set to be announced on Tuesday (April 26th). Whilst the exact details are still unknown, Sakho is understood to have taken a dietary supplement that he bought to primarily burn excess fat. Liverpool FC guidelines state that …
Sturridge and Origi provide a striking difference

Sturridge and Origi provide a striking difference

I don’t need to explain to anyone with a modicum of football knowledge just how big a Liverpool versus Manchester United game is and emotions usually run very high for these encounters. However, the overriding emotion for me from the Premier League meetings between the two sides both this season and last has been one of frustration. Whether that be frustration at the insipid nature of the 3-1 defeat at Old Trafford in September and soulless performances against them last …
Can Liverpool Afford A World Class Forward?

Can Liverpool Afford A World Class Forward?

This Summer Liverpool has been spending money like it’s going out of fashion. With the unfortunate sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona, increased TV broadcasting revenue, new commercial deals and champion’s league money the club seems to have more purchasing power than ever before. As we stand, a week before the Premier League kicks off, Liverpool has added 6 players to their ranks and by all accounts are soon to add their seventh with the signing of Moreno. Despite all …