Are Liverpool Dark Horses for the Title?

Are Liverpool Dark Horses for the Title?

It's a new dawn in the Premier League. Not just in terms of more money than ever being pumped into the league effectively evening the playing field somewhat, but more importantly, never before have people been able to find a collection of the most influential managers in world football today within the same league at the same time. It's a who's who of managers as Antonio Conte and Pep Guardiola join Jurgen Klopp, Jose Mourinho, Arsene Wenger, Mauricio Pochettino, Slaven …
Liverpool and the Business Not Done This Summer

Liverpool and the Business Not Done This Summer

I’ve already written here on Anfield Index about the business that Liverpool have done in the transfer market this summer, but what seems to have become a real bode of contention with a large number of fans is the business not done by the club this summer. The obvious thing that comes to mind on this subject is the players not signed. The lack of a marquee signing has irked some and worried others, but it is something I do …
Liverpool's Scatty Transfer Window?

Liverpool's Scatty Transfer Window?

Despite the general consensus being Liverpool have had a fairly solid transfer window there have been questions raised regarding the clubs' strategy and why, to those on the outside, it seems rather disjointed. The confusion seems to surround the signings of Sadio Mane and Gini Wijnaldum. The pair arrived for a combined £55 Million after the pursuits of other players came to an end. The press had identified the other players as top targets. The likes of Alex Teixeira, Mario …
Striking a Balance: Klopp's Midfield Quandary

Striking a Balance: Klopp's Midfield Quandary

"It's all about balance."
A few days ago, Jürgen Klopp uttered the phrase above, and whilst I may have contorted and bastardised the quote for the purposes of a tactical discussion, despite it being about transfers, this particular quote resonates with the approach any manager must have when building a successful team. Take for instance, the 4-2-3-1 system, the go-to formation for Klopp, with an inbuilt mechanism for a high energy, fast paced, intensive pressing game; indeed the formation was described by, then Real Madrid …
Jordan Henderson - Struggling under the weight of expectation

Jordan Henderson - Struggling under the weight of expectation

As Jürgen Klopp makes the final necessary changes to shape and mould his Liverpool squad, ahead of the up and coming season; speculation still remains over the long term future and captaincy of Jordan Henderson amongst supporters. It's a crucial season for everyone connected with the club, but especially Jordan, coming off the back of a frustrating, injury stricken campaign. He'll be hoping to find some form and consistency, whilst establishing and holding onto a place in Jürgen's starting 11. …
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