Gini & Emre: Why Do We Have To Choose One Or The Other?

Gini & Emre: Why Do We Have To Choose One Or The Other?

Imagine not being able to love both Steven Gerrard and Xabi Alonso at the same time. Or Sami Hyypia and Jamie Carragher. That would be mad, wouldn't it? Bizarrely, however, this is the position we find ourselves in with Liverpool’s current midfield generals Georginio Wijnaldum and Emre Can - two brilliant but hugely contrasting footballers. Given the tribal nature of the modern fan, a fair chunk of supporters seem to either be on Team Gini or Team Emre, and nothing …
Two Sides of Klopp - Part One: Patience

Two Sides of Klopp - Part One: Patience

For all that he's done throughout his career there are still people who believe Jurgen Klopp is a one-trick pony. There's a misconception that his playbook had just the one page; the blitzkrieg approach. Pundits and media alike questioned the long-term viability of it because teams who sat back reportedly nullified it. After a few questionable performances it was confirmed*. Jurgen Klopp had been found out. He'd been exposed. His recipe for success was exclusive to the Bundesliga. The Premier …
12 Days of Kloppmas

12 Days of Kloppmas

On the first day of Christmas, My true love sent to me, Jurgen Klopp’s appointment at LFC On the second day of Christmas, My true love sent to me, Two Derby wins, And Jurgen Klopp’s appointment at LFC On the third day of Christmas, My true love sent to me, Three defensive errors, Two Derby wins, And Jurgen Klopp’s appointment at LFC On the fourth day of Christmas My true love sent to me, Four goals at City, Three defensive …
Liverpool vs Stoke City Preview: Reds to unwrap late present of points?

Liverpool vs Stoke City Preview: Reds to unwrap late present of points?

Liverpool host Stoke City on Tuesday in a bid to deliver a late Christmas present to their fans, in the form of three points. In a packed festive schedule full of high-profile fixtures, this one is likely to go a little under the radar, but it's an important one for the Reds to win in order to keep up at the top of the table. THE DETAILS Match: Liverpool vs Sunderland Venue: Anfield Date: Tuesday 27th December Time: 17:15 BST Referee: Michael Oliver FORM Liverpool's …
The Merseyside derby and the perfect Christmas present

The Merseyside derby and the perfect Christmas present

So, here it is, Merry Christmas reds, and what a superb early present we got this past Monday with our win across the park in the dying embers of the game vs our Merseyside rivals. Sadio Mane sparked jubilant scenes in the away end with his 94th minute winner vs Everton, but what was more impressive than the win itself was the performance and stand-out gap in quality between the two sides. Everton, as tenacious as they were, tried to …
Georginio Wijnaldum: Ruthlessly Efficient

Georginio Wijnaldum: Ruthlessly Efficient

When Georginio Wijnaldum signed for a fee of £25 million, many saw him to be another attacking midfielder within the side, raising questions about what he could bring to the table given the current array of talent already at Klopp’s disposal. During his Newcastle days, Wijnaldum’s form was hugely inconsistent. Dipping in and out of games, he struggled to show his qualities on a week in week out basis. However, since moving to Anfield we have seen a completely different …
Everton 0 Liverpool 1 - Player Ratings

Everton 0 Liverpool 1 - Player Ratings

Liverpool left it late to snatch all three points in the Merseyside Derby, with Sadio Mane capping his first appearance in the fixture with a decisive goal. Daniel Sturridge was the orchestrator, letting fly from outside the Everton box only for the ball to come off the post, where Mane was on hand for an easy tap in. The Senegalese international has hit the ground running since his summer move and his stoppage time winner will have endeared him to …
Everton vs Liverpool Preview: Can the Reds end Toffees' home record?

Everton vs Liverpool Preview: Can the Reds end Toffees' home record?

Liverpool play their final fixture before Christmas on Monday, and it's only the small matter of an away trip to Everton. Indeed, the first Merseyside Derby of the season again falls away from Anfield, whilst there's also the intriguing tactical battle sure to come from Ronald Koeman and Jürgen Klopp's first face off in this grand old fixture. THE DETAILS Match: Everton vs Liverpool Stadium: Goodison Park Date: Monday 19th January Time: 20:00 BST Referee: Mike Dean FORM The Reds …
Middlesbrough 0 Liverpool 3 - Player Ratings

Middlesbrough 0 Liverpool 3 - Player Ratings

Liverpool returned to winning ways with a first win at the Riverside Stadium since 2002.  A brace from Adam Lallana and a Divock Origi goal brought the Reds a first win in three games. Jurgen Klopp would have wanted a response from his side after far from ideal results against Bournemouth and West Brom and the team delivered with a slick display of attacking football, especially in the second-half. Simon Mignolet - 7 This game was a tribute to the …
Liverpool 2 West Ham 2 - Player Ratings

Liverpool 2 West Ham 2 - Player Ratings

Liverpool drop points on back to back weekends as defensive issues cost the home side the spoils! Here are my ratings for today's game. Loris Karius (6): Early punch away from a corner and then solid save from Antonio, but he's got to do better with Payet's free-kick, despite it curling away from him. Fantastic punch away just as Carroll was going in for a header during the dying minutes, which pushed him from a five to a six. Can do …
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