Can Klopp Bring LFC Back To The Future?

Can Klopp Bring LFC Back To The Future?

As an English literature teacher, it can be a challenge to keep creating engaging writing tasks to present my students with. I've been doing the job for two decades, you see, but I try to be original in as many aspects of my life as possible and so the natural inclination is to eschew clichéd ideas and predictable decisions. This is basically why none of the young men who've graced my classroom over those years have ever been asked to …
Van Dijk Saga Embarrassing For All Involved

Van Dijk Saga Embarrassing For All Involved

What started as a hugely optimistic week in Liverpool’s summer transfer plans has come crashing down in the most embarrassing fashion. On Monday, Liverpool were hopeful of agreeing a fee for Mohamed Salah, with the Egyptian high on the list of priorities to add some extra fire power to Jurgen’s team ahead of a new campaign. With 19 goals this season in all competitions, Salah would bring acceleration and flair to the table - two ideal assets in breaking down …
Van Dijk and the Consequences of High Wages

Van Dijk and the Consequences of High Wages

So the word on the street is that Liverpool will have to offer, and are offering, £200k a week in order to secure the signature of Southampton central-defender Virgil Van Dijk. And if it’s true, and if the club can get the deal over the line, neither of which are 100% certain just yet, then that will be a massive statement of intent from FSG. But whilst there are a vast number of reasons to be excited about this deal, …
Liverpool FC Need to Adapt to Modern Transfer Market

Liverpool FC Need to Adapt to Modern Transfer Market

For the second time since 2008/09, Liverpool FC qualified for the Champions League. The club appears to finally on the right track to achieving its long-term ambitions of first returning to the top table of European football, and second, to win titles as part of that. Essential to meeting these objectives consistently is the signing of new players, for the starting XI, which would help Liverpool progress from a team that just pipped Arsenal to fourth spot, to a consistent title …
Liverpool Supporters And The Futility of Transfer Hysteria

Liverpool Supporters And The Futility of Transfer Hysteria

The summer transfer window is yet to open, however transfer hysteria has already swept in. Liverpool fans have barely had time to rejoice in the fact that Liverpool FC will very likely be in the Champions League group stages next season, as seemingly that was not enough to satiate fans in the short-term, as now apparently is the time for transfers. Much of the hysteria regarding transfers has developed because of Liverpool's history in relation to transfers, especially in recent years. Fans are …
Fitness & Depth: Liverpool's Summer Needs

Fitness & Depth: Liverpool's Summer Needs

With silly season upon us, every radio host, back page editor and ITK Twitter expert will be theorizing on who Liverpool might be bringing in as the Reds prepare to make their return to the Champions League. Of course with Liverpool supporters there's always the added dimension of Fenway Sports Group. Are you #FSGIN or #FSGOUT? Are FSG spending enough? Are they allowing Jurgen Klopp to build a big enough squad? Do they have enough "ambition?" Rarely in any of …
Why Liverpool Need: Virgil Van Dijk

Why Liverpool Need: Virgil Van Dijk

Southampton 0 Liverpool 0: Player Ratings

Southampton 0 Liverpool 0: Player Ratings

Liverpool kept knocking on the door, and loosening the locks but they just could not break down a very resolute Southampton side today. This is how the Reds fared. Loris Karius (6.5) - Spectator for the whole of the game. Came out once to make a punch. Released the ball at the earliest whenever he got it. Nathaniel Clyne (6) - Considering the fact that Southampton lined up very narrow, Clyne could have done a lot better today. He often bought …
Southampton vs Liverpool Preview | Internationals Over, Back to Business

Southampton vs Liverpool Preview | Internationals Over, Back to Business

Hallelujah. The international breaks of 2016 are over, and we've now got around four months of uninterrupted domestic football on our hands. Liverpool resume their campaign on Saturday with an away fixture against Southampton. A trip to Saint Mary's, especially on a cold November Saturday, is always a tricky one, but Liverpool go into it top of the table, and intend to stay there. THE DETAILS Match: Southampton vs Liverpool  Venue: St Mary's Date: Saturday 19th November Time: 15:00 BST Referee: Mark Clattenburg FORM You …
Tactical Autopsy of the loss to Southampton

Tactical Autopsy of the loss to Southampton

Liverpool's disappointing loss to Southampton was the definition of a game of two halves. The first half was a Jurgen Klopp masterclass. The Reds were like a Duracell bunny in the first half; first to second balls, pressing Southampton before they reached the Liverpool half and devastating when transitioning defence into attack. The second half couldn't have been more different. Southampton gained control of the midfield and in turn gained control of the match. The Southampton substitutions, along with Martin …
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