Michael Edwards - The Regeneration

Michael Edwards - The Regeneration

For years, the director of football was a nuisance, an obstacle and a hinderance to most managers throughout the Premier League. The mere thought that any old school manager would need either help, guidance or another body to aid the club football was sneered upon, and often dismissed. FSG have had their failings, that is not in doubt , yet it is the overall process from their tenure that should be applauded. They have learned, progressed, installed a working structure …
Gini Wijnaldum's legacy at Liverpool

Gini Wijnaldum's legacy at Liverpool

Gini Wijnaldum and Sadio Mane kickstarted the Jurgen Klopp era at Liverpool. They were the two big signings during the German’s first summer at Anfield.  Both played a significant part in getting the club into the top four during the 2016/17 campaign. The pair had a key role in the Reds reaching the 2017/18 Champions League final. They repeated the feat the year after, with Liverpool claiming their sixth European Cup in Madrid. A year later, the duo helped the …
Liverpool And Addressing The Unsexy Role In Their Team

Liverpool And Addressing The Unsexy Role In Their Team

Georginio Wijnaldum's long goodbye finally ended in recent days when it was confirmed that Dutchman would be joining Paris Saint Germain. After 179 appearances in Liverpool red, Wijnaldum -- whose contract at the Anfield club expires at the end of this month -- will earn a hefty payday in Paris. Rumours abound regarding who the Reds will choose to replace the durable former Newcastle linchpin in the centre of their midfield. Several names have been linked, including Leicester City's Youri …
Liverpool must sign a Gini Wijnaldum replacement

Liverpool must sign a Gini Wijnaldum replacement

So here we are, in a post-Gini Wijnaldum Liverpool world. The Dutchman was a wonderful servant for the Reds during five hugely successful seasons and will forever go down as a modern-day legend at Anfield. Much like Ronnie Whelan in the 1980s, he rarely made the headlines - both had a penchant for scoring big goals, though - but he was vital to everything Liverpool did. He knitted the midfield together beautifully, did endless unsung off-the-ball work and was a …
Why Did Wijnaldum Refuse a New Contract?

Why Did Wijnaldum Refuse a New Contract?

Gini Wijnaldum is set to leave Anfield soon - and he will almost certainly join Barcelona in the coming season. Georginio Gregion Emile “Gini” Wijnaldum spent his last five seasons with Liverpool, playing almost 180 league games with the Reds and scoring 16 times in the process. He helped the team win its first Premier League title in the last three decades. Now he has refused a new contract because… and this is where things get interesting. Everyone from ESPN …
Marcel Sabitzer: A Potentially Shrewd Liverpool Signing

Marcel Sabitzer: A Potentially Shrewd Liverpool Signing

Liverpool have been consistently linked with RB Leipzig's French central defender Ibrahima Konate in recent weeks. The impressive 21-year-old would certainly help in fixing the defensive crisis that has enveloped the Reds this season. All of the Anfield club's first-choice centre halves -- Virgil van Dijk, Joe and Gomez and Joel Matip -- have been unavailable since January through injury. While Nat Phillips, Ozan Kabak and Rhys Williams -- midfielder Fabinho, who has moonlighted in the heart of the defence, …
How Thiago controls the Liverpool midfield

How Thiago controls the Liverpool midfield

The win over Burnley was exactly the sort of game Thiago was signed for. He was one of the main reasons Liverpool were able to stamp their authority on the match. As a result, not only did they dominate the ball, they also dominated the space. That was the big difference.  Usually, in matches against Sean Dyche teams, the Reds have the majority of the possession but they’re limited in where they can operate.  Until the deadlock is broken, you …
Why Liverpool shouldn't sign Rodrigo De Paul

Why Liverpool shouldn't sign Rodrigo De Paul

Liverpool’s leading scorer from midfield this season is Gini Wijnaldum and he’s found the back of the net just twice in the Premier League.  The lack of goals from those in the middle third is the primary reason so many fans want the Reds to add an attacking midfielder to their ranks this summer. Houssem Aouar has been perpetually linked with a move to Anfield, though multiple reports have also named him as a target for half of Europe.  Despite …
Raphael Guerreiro - A Possible Liverpool Masterstroke

Raphael Guerreiro - A Possible Liverpool Masterstroke

Unless something strange happens between now and the end of June, Georginio Wijnaldum's five-year stint with Liverpool will come to an end. The Dutchman, who joined the club in the summer of 2016 from Newcastle United, will leave the Reds on a free transfer with FC Barcelona -- coached by his former Dutch national team manager, Ronald Koeman -- touted as his most likely destination. A key cog to Liverpool's successes during his time on Merseyside, Wijnaldum will be missed …
Jurgen Klopp and His Naby Keita Conundrum

Jurgen Klopp and His Naby Keita Conundrum

Naby Keita joined Liverpool with much fanfare in the summer of 2018. The Reds pursued the Guinean for the entirety of the summer of 2017, but with his club Red Bull Leipzig, reluctant to sell, a compromise was reached that the English club would pay a £10M premium and sign the midfielder the following summer. Given Keita's imperious two-season stint in the Bundesliga -- he also played Champions League football in his second season in Saxony -- it was easy …
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