Tempering Title Talk At Anfield

Tempering Title Talk At Anfield

Tear your eyes away from the relentless, but a brilliant, stream of Champions League content flying out of Liverpool FC's social media and you'll quickly realise the football season is rapidly approaching. With it, and the recently renewed title of European Champion comes the weight of expectation. But where should expectations lie? Media outlets and fans have already sounded out further European and domestic success as a prerequisite. Liverpool were indeed a single game away from an unprecedented double of …
How ambitious do Liverpool need to be this summer?

How ambitious do Liverpool need to be this summer?

Most Liverpool fans are still in the process of readjusting to normality after the glorious events of Madrid, but formal preparations for next season will soon be underway. The first members of the squad will reconvene for pre-season training in only two and a half weeks' time and yet, all is quiet on the transfer front. As ever, there have been murmurs from sources across the continent, but we've yet to really be presented with concrete information on a target …
Dejan Lovren: Sell or Keep?

Dejan Lovren: Sell or Keep?

The 29-year-old Croatian defender has slipped down the pecking order at the club over the past season. Long term injury and the performances of Joe Gomez and more recently Joel Matip have meant Lovren currently occupies the space of fourth choice centre back With the summer transfer window almost upon us rumours are beginning to swirl about the players future at the club. AC Milan are reported to be interested in Lovren who is thought to be available for a  …
Liverpool now capable of winning dirty

Liverpool now capable of winning dirty

The Champions League final between Liverpool and Spurs was probably as bad a deciding game as the competition has seen for years. In terms of a neutral, it was a bland showing between two sides that had an array of attacking talent on show. Some pundits have put this down to the fact that both sides had a three-week break from their last league game, blaming rustiness as the reason for the lack of quality. However Jurgen Klopp will not …
Moments For The Underdogs: Joel Matip and Divock Origi

Moments For The Underdogs: Joel Matip and Divock Origi

 ‘I like being the underdog so they don’t expect what’s going to happen…’
The biggest moments aren’t always meant for the biggest players, the best players, the ones who you’d expect to take up the mantle when everything is on the line. Those glittering, do or die moments can spark the emergence of those who have faded into the background, the underdogs in a group of top dogs who make their mark where no one thought it possible. …
Liverpool Player Ratings: End of Season Edition - Part Two

Liverpool Player Ratings: End of Season Edition - Part Two

Here we go again, back for part two as I conclude my player ratings for Liverpool's season. You can find part one here, whilst Anfield Index Pro subscribers can find Adam, Tom and I guided by the lovely Kay as we join together for a Rate, Don't Hate, end of season special two-parter. Virgil van Dijk was, unsurprisingly, the high scorer in part one of these ratings, but will anyone else achieve a perfect ten as we delve into the …
Madrid Can Be Mane’s Defining Moment

Madrid Can Be Mane’s Defining Moment

The legendary 4-0 win over Barcelona will be remembered for so many reasons by Liverpool supporters. The impact of Divock Origi and Gini Wijnaldum will rightly be at the top of the list when the game is looked back on in decades to come, following their heroic double apiece. Similarly, Trent Alexander-Arnold’s outrageous assist for Origi’s tie-clinching strike will go down in legend for its audacity and speed of thought. Alisson’s expertise in the Reds goal helped keep his side …
Liverpool vs Spurs Preview - Potential Key Battles

Liverpool vs Spurs Preview - Potential Key Battles

Who would have thought that we’d end up here, huh? After an absolutely tumultuous twelve months for Liverpool, the Reds are back in the same position that they were this time last year, in a Champions League final. Whilst it would be unfair to suggest that Liverpool’s entire season rests on the final game of it, it is true that Liverpool’s hopes of winning their first of silverware under Jürgen Klopp this year do rest on it. So what are …
The key areas Klopp will strengthen in the transfer window

The key areas Klopp will strengthen in the transfer window

Alas, it's here: silly season. The transfer rumour mill is in full swing and the window hasn't even been open for a week. It will undoubtedly be another crucial window for Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool, as they look to cement their place as contenders to Manchester City's Premier League throne. Rumours are already rife about who will and won't be joining the Reds over the coming weeks, and whether it will or won't be a busy window again this year. …
Observations as Liverpool Delivered Hammer Blow But Fight Continues

Observations as Liverpool Delivered Hammer Blow But Fight Continues

Liverpool were dealt a crippling blow to their Champions League hopes, suffering a 3-0 defeat at Camp Nou after a seven minute spell from Lionel Messi. With it all to do at Anfield next week, Jurgen Klopp's men will have taken confidence from the fact that they created several chances to get on the scoresheet, but a better cutting edge will be required should they complete a remarkable turnaround. This was a night that was indicative of Lionel Messi’s quality. …
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