Another little reminder for Liverpool

So Liverpool have come out of the other side of two showdowns with Chelsea in the same week.  No two English sides have faced each other more often in competition action since the turn of the century and once again the viewing public have not been left down. Liverpool have endured contrasting experiences in each game it’s fair to say. From the sour disappointment of a cup exit last Wednesday night, ...

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Where do Liverpool need to Strengthen?

Perhaps the most positive aspect of Jurgen Klopp’s reign is his ability not just to spot weak areas in the side but to actually act and address those concerns. In goal, up front and at the heart of defence are key positions where recent improvements may just define Liverpool’s title challenge in 2018/19. It’s hard for pundits to spot any weaknesses right now but when we look at transfer links around ...

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Daniel Sturridge ‘should he start?’

Last season it looked like Daniel Sturridge’s days were numbered at Liverpool, when he went out on loan to West Brom at the end of the January transfer window. We just couldn't rely on him to be fit when called upon so Klopp sanctioned a loan deal. Which didn't go according to plan for Danny as he was injured for the majority of his time at West Brom. Only making ...

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Analysis: Tactical Observations from #CHELIV

Heading into the final stretch of the game, Liverpool were staring down the barrel. After all they were 1-0 down, and risked losing their unbeaten streak in the league. And though they had numerous chances to equalise, the Reds just couldn't find a way past the Chelsea defence. Just when Liverpool looked down and out, up stepped a certain Daniel Sturridge. With a swing of his left boot, he unleashed a rocket ...

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Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool: Match Report

After losing out to Chelsea in the Carabao Cup at Anfield on Wednesday, Liverpool had a chance of paying them back at Stamford Bridge in round seven of the 2018/19 Premier League season on Saturday, September 29. Team News The biggest concern for Jurgen Klopp was whether Virgil van Dijk would recover in time. The Dutch centre-back struggled with a rib injury after getting hit in the Southampton game, but he thankfully ...

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Can Liverpool beat Chelsea without Van Dijk?

A bamboozling run and a powerful drive by Belgium international, Eden Hazard, with five minutes to go, was enough to inspire a Chelsea comeback in the Carabao Cup at the expense of a hapless Liverpool. Virgil Van Dijk and the rest of Liverpool's back five were notable absentees, yet, until Hazard's introduction, the game was very much Liverpool's to lose, with the home side having had a number of opportunities to ...

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The “Legacy” of Bill Shankly

Bill Shankly was born in 1913 in the small mining village of Glenbuck, Ayreshire, in Scotland. Born with a natural football ability he knew from an early age that this was his career path. It was almost inbred into him coming from a family with 4 professional footballing brothers, & 2 professional footballing uncles aswel on his mothers side, who he adored & said she was kindest person he'd ever ...

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Liverpool 1 – 2 Chelsea – Player Ratings

Reds Bow Out of Carabao Cup This result brought out mixed emotions for Liverpool fans. Some are disappointed to lose to a rival and miss another chance for silverware, but many are viewing this as a blessing in disguise. As predicted in the preview, Jurgen Klopp and Maurizio Sarri elected to rotate their squads. Both sides produced a few decent chances in the first half, but it wasn't until the second that ...

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Liverpool 1-2 Chelsea: Match Report

Liverpool were drawn to open their 2018/19 Carabao Cup account at Anfield against Chelsea. It's fair to say that neither team was happy with it, but there was nothing to do except buckle down and work hard to prepare. Team News Changes were expected on both sides, though Jurgen Klopp said he wouldn't replace all 11 players for this game. Dejan Lovren was fairly ready, Dominic Solanke was completely ready. Adam Lallana ...

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Carabao Cup Counts, Klopp Must Take It Seriously

Many statements have been made about Liverpool's outstanding start to the season. They include: Liverpool is currently flying high on top with seven wins on the trot but its early days yet. We have topped before at this stage but eventually didn’t finish strongly enough. Our best squad in ages but City’s squad remains arguably better and they are still favourites ... right? It would be tough to win the Premier League if we ...

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Monopoly Liverpool FC Edition.

http://www.winningmoves.co.uk Are you a Liverpool fan? Is someone in your family a Liverpool supporter? Do they have all the latest shirts, books and DVDs on their favourite club? Perhaps as Christmas is approaching you’re scratching your head at what to get them as a gift relating to Liverpool FC. We’ll have a look at this! Winning Moves in association with Cartamundi have produced the latest version of a special edition Monopoly.   With ...

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Examining Shaqiri’s Role Against Southampton

It's fair to say that Shaqiri made quite the impact on his full debut. With Klopp opting to rest Milner, Shaqiri was thrust into the starting line up, at Anfield no less. That didn't faze Shaqiri though, who went on to have a storming half. And despite being substituted at half-time, fans were impressed enough by his performance to vote him as their Man of the Match. https://twitter.com/LFC/status/1043565955849314304 What made Shaqiri tick against ...

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Salah A Victim Of His Own Success?

The grin and relief on Salah's face was plain for all to see after netting against Southampton. That tap-in signaled the end of his personal mini-drought, who was on a 3 game goalless streak prior to Southampton's visit. Still it's hard to ignore his poor form in the previous games, with his sloppy pass allowing Mbappe to equalise for PSG on still fresh on everyone's mind. With Salah failing to get ...

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Sturridge’s Forgotten contribution

Last Tuesday night we were all treated to a glimpse of a player who was supposed to have been long gone by now. As PSG were expertly subdued at Anfield, Sturridge led our front line with real menace and hunger. It was the kind of performance we weren't expecting to see from him ever again. Injuries and progress had sadly left Daniel Sturridge struggling for a foot hold in the squad ...

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Rotation (like it or not it’s part of the game)

Whether you like it or not rotation is a big part of the modern game! Modern day players are protected by sport science, go back 20 years or so when sport science wasn't as prominent in the game, players didn’t get as much protection from potential burn out. Jürgen Klopp is all about protecting his players, he listens to his back room staff. His players all have their own recovery ...

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Klopp’s Winning Mentality

Herr Jürgen Klopp has brought his brand of heavy metal football to the Anfield faithful. A style of fast man to man pressing, attacking football which calls for flair and aggression. It has resulted in some positive side effects like, a winning mentality. The Gegenpressing technique adapted by Klopp of which players having lost the ball pressurise the opposition player on the ball to regain possession. Naturally the object of playing a ...

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John Arne Riise, Liverpool “Legend”

Born in 1980 in Norway, John was born a gifted sportsman, with football at the forefront of his mind & started playing professional football for Aelesund in ‘94. After a single season with the senior team he made his move to Monaco in ‘98. He was a regular in the side & played as a left-back & left midfielder. He had a ferocious left foot, combined with super technique, pace, & ...

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View from the Kop – Paris Saint-Germain

Another European night at Anfield to open another European campaign with a mouth-watering fixture for the media and football fans alike with Liverpool facing a front 3 costing over £400m in Neymar, Mbappe and Cavani. The last time the French side travelled to Anfield, they were defending a 3 goal lead from the 1st leg of a semi final in the now defunct Cup Winners Cup. Despite Robbie Fowler scoring ...

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Liverpool FC: A ‘One-Man Team’ No Longer

Billed as a heavyweight Champions League fixture between two of Europe's most exciting sides, Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain's opening group stage match lived up to high expectations. Providing the perfect response in the dying moments of the game, Roberto Firmino fired away Liverpool's third to seal top spot of Group C in yet another brilliant Anfield European night. In my last article, following Gary Neville's comments, I talked about how Liverpool could ...

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Can Liverpool win the Premier League?

I personally think that Liverpool can win the league this season. My main reason been that the Premier League is the toughest league in the world to win back to back and with the added pressures of Europe for Manchester City, which should be their main priority! City are still hot favourites to retain their title but you have to go back nine years since the last team retained a ...

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The Curious Case of James Milner

Scotch, cheddar cheese and a 32-year-old hard-working Yorkshireman. Three items you'd only see placed together if you were attending a work Christmas party in Sheffield. Replace the 32-year-old Yorkshireman with the name James Milner and a link begins to become clear; all three just get better, and better, with age. With 490 Premier League appearances, 61 caps for England and 2 Premier League winners medals, James Milner has achieved a lot so far ...

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Famous Anfield Night Shows LFC’s Progress on and off the Field

Those old thoughts must have popped back up inside your head after Mbappe's equalizer at Anfield: "man, here we go again." Over the last few years, Liverpool have managed to let teams they should have buried back into the game. Missed chances, lapses in concentration, and the odd shambolic defensive miscue had become all too common in Merseyside. Paris Saint-Germain's visit to Anfield felt but another chapter in a collection of near ...

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Southampton, Potential Banana Skin

With the euphoria of Tuesday night’s win over Paris Saint-Germain still fresh in the minds of the fans, thoughts turn to Saturday’s visit of Southampton to Anfield. Having witnessed an exhilarating and pulsating Champions League 3:2 victory over the French club, expectations are sky high amongst the fans that this Liverpool team is the best since the 1987-88 season. Many fans indeed have taken to social media to express their ...

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Tuchel’s Unfortunate Tussle with Fate

It was the fourteenth of April, 2016. Thomas Tuchel's Dortmund were drawing with Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool in the Quarter-finals of the Europa League; the score 3-3 and there are seconds left. A Free-kick at the Kop end, Sturridge works it to Milner, who dispatches a cross that meets the head of Dejan Lovren...It is 4-3. A night where Dortmund took the lead and threatened to dump Liverpool out; for some reason, European ...

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Gini, Henderson & Milner (our unsung heroes)

How often does the dogged midfielder get all the plaudits? My answer to that would be very rarely, but in Liverpool we have not just one but three midfielders who go out and leave everything on the pitch. Gini as we like to call him for one has been ever present in the Liverpool's line up since the start of the season! He's been so impressive that Klopp just can't ...

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Liverpool’s Five Best South American Imports

Liverpool's investment in South American talent has been a bit hit and miss to be honest. However, it is fair to say, that when we have got it right the effects have been memorable and spectacular. With a combination of grit, flare, passion and real quality, the best products of that football mad continent have been almost tailor made for the Kop. Here's a look at five of our best imports. 5. ...

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Marching on

As the full-time whistle descended, exhales and relief were the order of the day after a nerve-wrecking final few minutes of stoppage time. For the second successive away game, Liverpool defeated the opposition 2-1, with the opponents being Tottenham. There were no drubbings by the home team this time round, eleven months after the humiliating 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Lily Whites. Liverpool graced the home of English football and bossed ...

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How Liverpool can face PSG without Firmino

Liverpool made it 5 wins out of 5 to maintain their perfect start to the season. Against a sloppy Tottenham, Liverpool were dominant and could've won the game by a larger margin had it not been for poor finishing. At the heartbeat of Liverpool's attack was a certain Roberto Firmino. Running the channels and pulling markers away from his teammates, the Brazilian was simply brilliant. His goal from close range turned ...

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Neville: Kick the Champions League into Touch

Gary Neville warns Jürgen Klopp's reds against pursuing Champions League Glory On the 26th May, the sheer excitement that emanated around Liverpool's glorious Champions League run, which saw them brush aside the likes of Manchester City and Roma, was palpable. Mohamed Salah's Liverpool against Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid; this would be a final to go down in history, or so it seemed. The resulting 3-1 defeat, which saw Salah limp off early ...

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How to Beat Spurs

International breaks have been scary in the past for Liverpool, haven't they? But this one will not affect us too much barring from the Lallana hiccup. Here are my thoughts on our upcoming fixture against Spurs and how to beat them. The international break hasn't hit us hard but it has hit Tottenham pretty bad. Injuries to Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris have come up at very crucial stage for Spurs. ...

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Taking Care of Trent

Taking care of Trent:  Liverpool’s young gem is a talent that we cannot afford to squander We all enjoyed the video that emerged last week of Liverpool’s most talented youngster comfortably out classing his senior England colleagues in some training ground showboating.  The ease and confidence at which Trent was able to showcase his ability was yet another pleasant reminder of just how gifted and important he is to our future ...

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Testing Autumn For Liverpool

A hard fought 2-1 victory against Leicester City meant that the Reds headed into the international break with their 100% record intact. Not since 1990/91 did Liverpool won their opening 4 league fixtures. Though fans will rightly be happy at their club's successful start to the season, most of us will already be anticipating the month of September. And boy, what a huge month it'll be. The immediate fixture after the break ...

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Thomas Grønnemark: Specialism gone mad?

It's fair to say that Liverpool's appointment of throw-in specialist, Thomas Grønnemark, a former coach for FC Midtjylland, raised a few eyebrows. Targeted as an object of ridicule, most notably by former Sky pundit, Andy Gray, question marks have been raised as to the necessity of such a specialty in football. Gray mocked Liverpool's latest addition to their backroom staff  Coming up with the novel idea of coaching throw-ins, in what - ...

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The currency that is Consistency…

Liverpool defeated Leicester 2-1 to maintain their perfect start to the season and sit top of the league, with four played, four won- A sweet sight to behold heading into the international break. With the unwanted extra time that this will yield, my mind shifted through the various terms that have passed since the famous nearly year of '2013-14'. Though not a wonderful experience and a painful one at that- reminiscing about ...

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A Distribution Revolution

Inconvenient as international breaks are, it offers ample opportunity to take stock of Liverpool’s rugged performances of late. Rarely operating past second gear, Liverpool have relied largely on the efforts of their back four – a historically uncomfortable experience, as fans will attest – in grinding out a series of hard fought wins. It was a task made easier with the addition of £66.9 million goalkeeper Alisson – formerly of ...

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Out Muscled

On Saturday in the late summer warmth of the East Midlands, Liverpool did what all teams with title aspirations should do. Winning without playing at the top of your game is crucial, in previous years we've simply been incapable of doing it. However, encouragingly, Liverpool were able to grind out a win despite being in their opponents shadow for most of the match While the three points, Gomez and Alisson's antics ...

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Gini Wijnaldum MUST Return to the Number Six Role after the International Break

Before I go any further I must clarify one thing; this is not an attack on Jordan Henderson. As a Liverpool and England fan I cannot overlook just how far Henderson’s game has improved over the course of the last 18 months. His forward passing was crucial to England’s World Cup success in Russia. He is our captain and is a crucial component at the club both on and off ...

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The 1st test of Jurgen’s Squad approaches..

The international break has arrived bringing a screeching halt to the league campaign and allowing Jurgen Klopp and his staff some time for reflection. A time that can allow a little bit of fine tuning to reach the optimum performance levels, so far not on display despite achieving a perfect start to the season with 4 wins out of 4 in the league, something that hasn't been achieved since Kenny ...

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How to get Liverpool tickets.. A simple guide for non-season ticket holders

Unfortunately, in the days and times of social media, the ease to deceive and fraudulently scam football supporters is on the increase, whether it be taking money and never providing tickets, providing fake tickets/membership cards with no match information recorded or even selling tickets on for a significant mark up, exposing either a lack of effort or a clear demand on the buyers behalf. This guide will hopefully allow people ...

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Last chance already for Solanke?

If Sturridge came out guns blazing to impress Klopp and save his floundering Anfield career this summer, then the same cannot be said for his fellow forward Dominic Solanke. Sturridge showed that despite his ceaseless run of cruel injuries, he still has wonderful technical ability. His finishing remains sharp and he showed that there was actually something to salvage in his Reds career, just as it looked at it's natural end. By ...

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Anfield’s Forgotten Men

Anfield has been absolutely abuzz with the start of a new season. 3 wins in 3 games, while not allowing a single goal, has certainly gotten the spirits in Liverpool sky high. Some of the players that haven’t been on fans minds in recent memory might not be quite as jubilant. Lazar Markovic: The man in the picture at the top of this article might be the most rightfully angry of the ...

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Custodians

On Thursday this week news broke that FSG had rejected an Abu Dhabi based consortium’s interest in purchasing Liverpool Football club.  The men behind the bid had connections with City’s owners; one of them was actually a cousin of Manchester City sugar daddy Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan.  The £2 billion bid would have been the largest sum ever paid for a football club and would likely have seen Liverpool ...

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Growing in stature

As the build-up to Monday’s game against Crystal Palace intensified, and the match approached, my anxiety and cynicism began to take hold of me: Palace are a good side, Liverpool will struggle, they will either draw or concede an unnecessary goal. Though the Reds outmatched and outperformed West Ham the previous week, the form and history of the Eagles suggested that Liverpool would not have it easy. The game descended and as ...

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Jurgen Klopp and the Modern Footballer

“I have often heard the theory that Shanks would not have been able to cope in an era when players earn £100,000 a week. I don’t agree. He knew how to handle footballers because it was in his blood” Ian Callaghan's words on the legendary man who built our club up from the ruin it had become is an intriguing insight in to the imposing Scot.  They are also relevant to ...

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The Colossus At The Back- Virgil Van Dijk

"Tonight is the reason, why he (Klopp) spent £75M on van Dijk." remarked Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher on Monday Night Football after the Reds’ triumphed 2-0 over a resilient Crystal Palace side.   The numbers say it all, since joining Liverpool in January for a world record fee, Virgil van Dijk has helped shore up an error-prone Liverpool defence by keeping nine clean sheets in the Dutch international’s 16 Premier League appearances ...

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The Lovren VS Gomez Quandary

The first matchday has come and gone, with the Reds thumping West Ham United 4-0 in a display of just how powerful this team could be. While Jurgen Klopp’s side have always been well known for their high power attacking football, the Liverpool defense has slowly become a force to be reckoned with in its own right. The face of this defensive turnaround is the big man, Virgil van Dijk, ...

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She Returns…

As the World Cup carried on and the silly season of transfers was underway, there was only one thing that occupied my mind: Liverpool FC. My first and only love had gone on her annual summer break, and for thirteen weeks I was devastated. Not being able to spend time with her while the once-in-every-four-years side love’s attempts at entertaining and taking care of me simply failed to satisfy my needs ...

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Liverpool Transfers and Loans

The English Summer transfer window is now closed due to clubs voting on changing the transfer window last year, so all transfers are completed before the new Premier League season starts. The European transfer window for France, Germany and Spain is August 31st. In Italy it’s August 17th. However it hasn’t stopped speculation on the future of a number of Liverpool fringe players who may yet still leave the club either on ...

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Dawn of a New Age

Rumours of my demise have been greatly exaggerated. I am back to bore you with inferior intellect, underwhelming arguments, contentious conclusions and I am highly motivated so don’t argue with an idiot I will bring you down to my level and beat you with experience. Moving swiftly on,  “The Dawn of a New Age is not the Age of Aquarius, that was the 70’s and 80’s with the tight pants and perm’ ...

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Liverpool 4-0 West Ham: Match Report

Liverpool started the 2018/19 Premier League season with a home encounter against West Ham. Klopp's men would have anticipated a stern test from a Premier League-winning manager in Manuel Pellegrini and his new-look squad. Liverpool scored 4 against West Ham home and away last season, however, and came into this fixture on the back of a tremendous pre-season. Team News Liverpool Jurgen Klopp handed PL debuts to Alisson Becker and Naby Keita. Both ...

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Extra Ingredients

Liverpool now have the talent to compete at the top, what they need is the know-how and that little bit of luck. Much has been made of Liverpool’s pursuit of the very best players in 2017 & 2018.  The signings of Salah, Van Dijk, Keita, Alisson and Fabinho are examples of a ground shift by the club.  Half measures and second rates transfers will no longer cut it with a manager ...

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Why we do not need Fekir…

With the incoming transfer market slamming shut it is now certain that for this summer at least we will not be seeing Nabil Fekir in a red shirt. I will say before I go into all the reasons why we do not need him that I would have loved to have had him at Anfield, I really would, but for whatever reason the deal died and did not get resuscitated ...

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Opportunity knocks..for the Reds

As the window closed at 5pm on Thursday 9th August, almost 3 weeks earlier than in most years, there was a sense of calm, in an office at Melwood, where unlike some of the other managers in the league, Jurgen Klopp could enjoy a relaxing day with an afternoon training session and no smacks of desperation like a certain moaning manager at the opposite end of the East Lancs. For Jurgen ...

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Oh, what a time to be a Red!

Looking ahead to the new season, I cannot help but feel a sense of excitement and optimism that I have never felt before the start of a season. This time of the year is usually spent worrying about deadline day signings and looking enviously at other clubs' purchases. And I'm loving it. Three cheers for Herr Klopp and Michael Edwards. I'll just do a quick rundown of my mood at the ...

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A season of new hopes and dreams

Sunday would mark the Red's 1st competitive match of the season, with West Ham being the visitor's at Anfield. Coming off the back off an exhilarating 2017/18, fans will be left dreaming about their ideal season. And top of that wish list would be a first league win since 1990. The near misses in 2008/2009 & 2013/14 only whet that appetite even further. Could this be finally our year? Taking into account of ...

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The Rise of Trent Alexander-Arnold

One of last seasons revelations has been that of teenage sensation Trent Alexander-Arnold. Towards the back end of the season he has really made the right back position his own and he now seems to be the first choice right back for Herr Klopp. Despite his age he has often shown that he can rise to the occasion and be a cool head at the back, the prime example of ...

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Liverpool and the conundrum of ticketing

How do you solve a problem like the Liverpool ticketing one? That is a very big debate that circles around every single time there is a bulk sale or a sale for a big cup game, the same questions get asked, the same debates ignite. The popularity of Liverpool FC is at an all time high where demand completely outnumbers supply. It is a stark contrast to 8 years ago ...

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Cliff Sunset Sea View

These cases are perfectly simple and easy to distinguish. In a free hour, when our power of choice is untrammelled and when nothing prevents our being able to do what we like best, every pleasure is to be welcomed and every pain avoided. But in certain circumstances and owing to the claims of duty or the obligations of business it will frequently occur that pleasures have to be repudiated and ...

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Commonwealth Bank owes compensation over advice

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What to Say to a Grieving Friend

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Group of a young business people discussing business plan.

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Young creative people group brainstorming on meeting.

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Hundreds vote to nominate Navalny.

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Business woman standing with her staff.

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Meeting Sharing Brainstorming Analysis Opinion Concept

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Men Hands High Five Meeting Greeting

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Architecture team are having a discussion

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Who is Lazio’s Serbian midfielder Liverpool have reportedly bid €28m for?

Liverpool have reportedly had a €28m bid turned down by Lazio for their Serbian midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. According to Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport, Liverpool have made an approach for the 22 year-old. But what do we know about him? 1. An overview of the all-round midfielder Although Sergej is most comfortable helping out in attack, he can play a variety of midfield roles and he's also been linked with a move to ...

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Liverpool’s past shows that chasing players like Virgil van Dijk is unwise

Longtime Liverpool fans should know by now that getting the right player -- not the most expensive -- is what matters most. The mess Liverpool made of their bid for Southampton's Virgil van Dijk dominates the headlines, focusing largely upon their arrogance and incompetence. Rightly so. It's amazing how often clubs try to keep the people who actually own a player out of the loop. Liverpool certainly learned a hard lesson this ...

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Forget Van Dijk, go for Celtic ace Simunovic

Liverpool should consider Celtic's impressive Croatian defender Jozo Simunovic as a cut priced alternative to Virgil Van Dijk. Steven Gerrard told The Mail  this week he wishes Liverpool signed Virgil Van Dijk from Celtic in 2015, hailing the defender's 'fantastic' performances for the club. Van Dijk signed for Southampton and was lined up for a £60 million move to Anfield this week before the Reds backed out, issuing a public apology to ...

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Lessons from PSG’s pursuit of Thiago Silva in 2012

n 2012, PSG announced that they would be pulling out of the race for Thiago Silva: ‘PSG have taken the decision to withdraw from current discussions with AC Milan concerning the player Thiago Silva,’ a club statement read.   This was following AC Milan’s anger at the French for publicly chasing the Brazilian centre-half, then rated as the best in the world.  Silva signed a new contract not long after, but 12 days after ...

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Slick City leaving Liverpool and Man United reeling

Liverpool had a glass of water thrown in their face after bragging. United didn't want her anyway. City just got the job done. Liverpool had won the race. It was established that their main transfer target wanted to join, a weekly wage had been agreed, and Southampton had named their asking price, as tough as the numbers involved in the deal were to stomach for many. He had been courted by both the ...

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Seriously Smart or Seriously Dumb? Antidote to an over emotional fan-base

Written by MentalAndBookmarked   Was it a success? Well no, of course not. We didn't get him. Southampton, by shopping the club into the FA for tapping up Virgil Van Dijk, stopped us in our tracks while we were stage managing the machinations of purchasing the lofty Dutch defender. Southampton dropped us in the shit and thereby took back control of a situation that had been entirely outside their control up to that ...

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Liverpool row with Southampton over Virgil van Dijk proves selling clubs will no longer be bullied

It was a measure of the seriousness with which Liverpool principal owner John W Henry took Southampton’s allegations against his club of an illegal approach to Virgil van Dijk – and the potential consequences – that it was the American billionaire who oversaw Wednesday’s remarkable climbdown.   Southampton were well aware that their player was being tapped up, but when multiple stories emerged this week that he had decided to join Liverpool, ...

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Judging Liverpool’s big five transfer targets

Silly season is now upon us. The gossip columns are filled to the rafters linking player x with team y and with no major international tournament this summer, it’s likely to remain that way until mid-August. That being said, teams are now placing greater importance on pushing deals across the finish line sooner rather than later, with Liverpool looking to set the pace. The biggest deal of the summer so far ...

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Where Would Salah Fit In At Liverpool?

Liverpool are continuing talks with Roma over the potential transfer of Mohamed Salah. The Reds saw their initial bid of £28million turned down but a deal for the Egyptian star is still very much on the cards. The Giallorossi have already lined up Sassuolo’s Domenico Berardi – a one-time Liverpool target himself – to replace Salah as they plan for his departure. According to Paul Joyce of The Times, the Serie A ...

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Who is Zeljko Buvac the coaching computer and Klopp’s right hand man?

“The boss called him a coaching book. I call him a coaching computer – unbelievable,” Pepijn Lijnders Jurgen Klopp call himself the heart, Buvac the brain and the third coach Peter Krawietz is called the eyes. The system and how they work is simple but not every coaching team has the quality like Klopp's men. Klopp is boss and the face of the coaching team, Buvac is the head of football development and ...

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Klopp taking personal responsibility in landing Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool are preparing to make Virgil Van Dijk the most expensive defender in the world after the Dutchman decided he wants a summer move to Anfield. Now the Merseyside club will test the resolve of Southampton to keep the 25-year-old international, who is likely to cost a record £60 million should he leave in this transfer window. Southampton have indicated they are ready to fight to retain Van Dijk and feel they ...

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Fear and Loathing in the Transfer Market

This piece has been inspired by the regular bloggers on FOAR, a supremely diverse group of like-minded Liverpool supporters in the Hogwarts’s mould that makes the banter and discussion extremely enjoyable, entertaining and enlightening all at the same time, unlike the site ”It That Must Not Be Named”, that like a Dementor can suck the life out of any debate. Everyone has the right to be stupid and augmentative, but ...

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With or Without Jon

Liverpool haven’t had much luck with full-backs over the recent years. The pair of Glen Johnson and Jose Enrique on their best day had some promise, but injuries and inconsistencies took their toll, as first Enrique, and then Johnson too, became rather unreliable. But back to the start of that (in)famous 2013/14 season, both of them missed the start of the campaign, and Brendan Rodgers was forced to deploy Jon Flanagan ...

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Could Atletico Madrid’s transfer ban aid Liverpool’s bid for Lacazette?

Liverpool have received a boost in their attempts to sign Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, after Atletico Madrid’s transfer ban was upheld. It was confirmed on Thursday morning that Diego Simeone’s side will not be able to sign new players until January 1, 2018, with their transfer band upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne. While this acts a major blow for the La Liga giants, it has a potentially ...

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Financial Fair Play: Is it working?

The UEFA Financial Fair Play Regulations have altered the landscape of European soccer, but not quite as intended. The original intent of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) policy, devised in 2009, was to curtail club debt by capping the amount of money spent on transfer fees. At first glance, the idea behind FFP is an honorable one: success should come as a result of smart and careful management, player development and tactics, not the ability ...

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Liverpool’s defence is poor because of their attacking style

How many experienced centre-backs do Liverpool have to go through before they realise their style of play is the main reason they concede so many? Liverpool continue to be strongly linked to a move for Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk and according to well-placed sources, Jurgen Klopp will not be put off by the South Coast club's £50 million valuation of the former Celtic man. The highly coveted Dutchman would be a ...

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Mailbag: Klopp and Benitez – The managerial opposites

Klopp and Benitez: Managerial opposites Watching this weekend’s less-than-unexpected defeat, it occurred to me how diametrically different Klopp and Benitez are and how perfect a combination of them would be. Benitez was and presumably still is a tactical mastermind. Two Champions League finals and a semi, including one victory, with that team? Top effort! But when it came to inspiration and man-management, not so much. I still curse the day he felt naffing ...

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Can you smell the fear around Liverpool’s CL hopes?

When he was at the top of his game in the Autumn of 2015, having claimed another US Open, Novak Djokovic still had time for contemplation of what makes success either a reality or always just out of reach. “Everyone feels fear,” he said. “I don’t trust a man who says he has no fear. How are you going to use it? Are you going to let it consume you, or are ...

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Liverpool 1 – 2 Crystal Palace: Match Report

Crystal Palace visited Anfield as part of round 34 of the 2016/17 Premier League season on Sunday, 23rd April. The season has reached that crucial stage where every point on the board is of vital importance, and with the Eagles known to cause trouble for the Reds, there was no room for mistakes in this game. There were several worries about the fitness of players for Jurgen Klopp ahead of the clash, ...

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Sakho speaks…and says “the past is the past”

For Mamadou Sakho, there is no satisfaction to be had in vindication. He has known for over a year he had done nothing wrong, and that the fat burner containing higenamine, for which he tested positive after helping Liverpool to Europa League progress beyond Manchester United, was not included on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s prohibited list. Uefa had admitted as much last July before, in the first section of a ...

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No contract ultimatum for Emre Can

Liverpool are prepared to play midfielder Emre Can until the end of his contract, regardless of whether the German international commits to a new deal this summer. Can has a season remaining on his current terms with the Merseyside club eager for the 23-year-old to sign an extension. Negotiations are ongoing but there is a chance he will go into next season with the issue unresolved. However, manager Jürgen Klopp will be ...

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Divock Origi has had a good season but still needs improvement – here’s how

Reds frontman has turned 22 - how much more is required from him? Fan favourite Divock Origi is celebrating his 22nd birthday today. The Belgian striker has scored 20 goals in 71 appearances for the Reds, an impressive return considering many of those were from the bench. We've had a look at some of his best moments for Liverpool, and what he needs to do to further impose himself in Jurgen Klopp's ...

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