Thiago signs, so what's Liverpool's best midfield now?

Thiago signs, so what's Liverpool's best midfield now?

It's the news we've all been waiting for. Thiago Alcantara is finally on his way to Merseyside to complete a highly anticipated switch from Bayern Munich. The 29-year-old Spanish maestro has long been linked with Liverpool over the summer transfer window and now, after seemingly reaching an impasse, a deal has been struck between the two clubs. Liverpool fans are rightly excited about seeing Thiago don his favoured number six shirt in Klopp's team, and he will undoubtedly bring him …
He Didn't Kostas Much - August 2020, The Month That Was

He Didn't Kostas Much - August 2020, The Month That Was

August began with Liverpool unveiling their new kit, the first one released under their new deal with Nike. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Virgil Van Dijk and the boys unboxed the kit and their enthusiasm for the kit was quite striking. Fire! Swoosh! Flamey! Robbo, pay your bills man! Liverpool did a signing!! Rejoice! The Reds landed Kostas Tsimikas for a fee in the region of £11.5mil, which looks like a bargain for an international left back with Champions League pedigree. Especially when …
Gini Wijnaldum: A Fantastic Servant, Time To Make Way

Gini Wijnaldum: A Fantastic Servant, Time To Make Way

The deal that had been proposed for weeks is finally taking shape. There have been many players whom have divided opinion amongst the Liverpool fanbase in history - Dirk Kuyt, Luis Garcia, Danny Murphy are amongst a few. And with Georginio Wijnaldum potentially set to leave the club and wrap up a £15million deal to Barcelona in the coming days, the Dutchman could be joining that list soon. Wijnaldum joined Liverpool in the summer of 2016, signed for £25million by …
Wijnaldum will only be fully appreciated after leaving

Wijnaldum will only be fully appreciated after leaving

As we prepare for the start of the new Premier League season, there are only two transfer stories keeping Liverpool fans preoccupied. The continued pursuit of Thiago is the standout talking point, as the Reds try and get a deal for one of the world's best midfielders over the line. It is a frustrating saga that looks set to carry on for the foreseeable future, especially with the transfer window extending to 5th October. Then there's the future of Gini …
Could 4222 Shape Be Liverpool's Next Tactical Step?

Could 4222 Shape Be Liverpool's Next Tactical Step?

As much as Arsenal fans on the internet will tell you otherwise, the Community Shield is a glorified friendly and its importance should be framed as such. There were, however, some interesting takeaways for Liverpool in their 1-1 draw -- and subsequent penalty shootout defeat, again -- with the Gunners at Wembley. Namely the switch in shape from the Reds' usual 433 alignment to a 4222 shape or, as its also known, the box midfield. https://twitter.com/JDNalton/status/1299753022894018561?s=20 In every pre-season since …
Thiago Could Be Key To Unlocking Liverpool Midfield Goals

Thiago Could Be Key To Unlocking Liverpool Midfield Goals

The Thiago Alcantara to Liverpool links to burn brightly. Simon Hughes of The Athletic, who is well connected to the club, added another dose of kerosene to the rumours when he reported the Reds are "officially" interested in the Spain international midfielder. If the English champions are indeed to prize the former Barcelona linchpin from FC Bayern, they will be adding a goal threat to their midfield even if Thiago himself -- who has never scored more than six league …
Why Gini Wijnaldum is a Liverpool legend

Why Gini Wijnaldum is a Liverpool legend

Gini Wijnaldum doesn’t get the respect he deserves. He’s one of Jurgen Klopp’s most trusted players, he’s played a key part in Liverpool transitioning from top four hopefuls to Premier League winners and he’s the ultimate clutch player for the Reds.  Against Boro on the final day of the 2016/17 campaign, Wijnaldum bagged the opener just as it looked as though it might be a frustrating day for Liverpool in a game they needed to win. He also scored the …
Why Thiago Signing Could Make Perfect Liverpool Logistical Sense

Why Thiago Signing Could Make Perfect Liverpool Logistical Sense

The 2020/2021 fixtures were released last Thursday, the 20th of August. Champions Liverpool begin their title defence at home to newly-promoted Leeds United, before travelling to Chelsea and hosting Arsenal at Anfield in game number three. What is most noticeable, however, is how compressed the campaign -- which had to be readjusted due to the ongoing global pandemic putting a pause to last season -- will be. Starting a month later than usual, in the middle of September, and ending, …
Patrick van Aanholt: A Liverpool Player In Waiting

Patrick van Aanholt: A Liverpool Player In Waiting

Liverpool find themselves in a strange position at the moment. With their first eleven and the most the supporting cast of the highest quality, their needs in the transfer market centre around finding adequate backup players and prospects for the future. Perhaps the position most in need of bolstering in the market is the substitute left-back berth, more so than front three depth and a fourth choice centre-half. As the clubs only senior left-sided full-back in a team who delegate …
Liverpool's Wait Is Over

Liverpool's Wait Is Over

Finally, after what felt like an interminable wait, Liverpool Football Club are Champions of England once again. The Reds' 19th crown -- their first in the Premier League era -- is all the more impressive, given the club's recent boom and bust history; where a title challenge would inevitably be followed a season later by a calamitous collapse. The title tilt of 2001/2002 was followed by a meek 5th placed finish in 2002/2003, again owing to poor transfer market manoeuvring, …
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