Impressive Allen must prove he can be a Liverpool starter
Jan27

Impressive Allen must prove he can be a Liverpool starter

The sight of Joe Allen stepping up to take the decisive penalty in the League Cup shoot-out win over Stoke would have sent the heart rate of even most calmest of Liverpool supporters racing. The Welsh star is only now starting to generate positive vibes from the Anfield faithful after a difficult three seasons on Merseyside. A no-look assist in the first leg was part of the endearment process with the last-ditch equaliser against...

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Klopp has endeared himself to Liverpool, but now he needs results
Jan13

Klopp has endeared himself to Liverpool, but now he needs results

In the movie, Dead Poets Society, Robin Williams plays an inspirational teacher, John Keating. Without spoiling what is a classic film, the deviation from teaching standards in a traditional environment does not end well for Keating. Fast forward 27 years and Jurgen Klopp can relate somewhat to Keating. The aristocratic surroundings of Welton Academy have been swapped for the equally noble Anfield with the students wealthy footballers...

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Henderson’s return the key to Liverpool’s season
Dec30

Henderson’s return the key to Liverpool’s season

During the incredible 2013/2014 season, when Liverpool almost claimed a first Premier League title, the Reds developed reputations as “bully boys”. The club scored 101 goals, scoring four or more goals 11 times and finding the net three times a game on another 11 occasions. The club only lost to teams outside the top-four on two occasions. Since that stunning campaign the club have struggled against supposed weaker sides. Already this...

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Fan rapport, not result, reason for Klopp’s Kop salute
Dec18

Fan rapport, not result, reason for Klopp’s Kop salute

Ridiculed in some quarters, praised in others, Jurgen Klopp’s decision to gather all his players around him, in front of the famous Kop, to celebrate a 2-2 draw at home to West Bromwich Albion has divided the football community. Football is an emotional game which prompts instant reactions; one that makes hindsight worthless. Statistics, player movement and individual contributions can all be analysed post-match; so too can emotion....

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My all-time Liverpool FC XI
Nov18

My all-time Liverpool FC XI

I was asked me an interesting question last week. “If you could choose a Liverpool XI from when you started watching them, who would you pick?” Now I know people probably pick all-star teams regularly but I realised it’s something I’ve never done. I’ve been watching Liverpool since I was about 6 or 7 when I used to sit with my brother who was always glued to the television watching games. I would have to choose...

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Attack-minded Moreno looks solid at the back under Klopp
Nov04

Attack-minded Moreno looks solid at the back under Klopp

Jurgen Klopp has been manager of Liverpool Football Club for five games now and after picking up an emphatic win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, it is clear that he is already building a favoured starting line-up. Alberto Moreno has started four out of five games under Klopp, only missing out on the League Cup game against Bournemouth. The Spaniard has been at Anfield for just over a year now and I have to admit, I like...

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