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11 Feb 2018

Southampton vs. Liverpool: Premier League - Confirmed Teams

FULL TEAM : Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Can, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mané SUBS : Lovren, Milner, Moreno, Lallana, Mignolet, Ings, Solanke Can, Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Wijnaldum in midfield? Ugh.

30 Jan 2018

Huddersfield vs. Liverpool: Premier League - Confirmed Teams

FULL TEAM: Karius, Gomez, Matip, Lovren, Robertson, Can, Henderson, Milner, Salah, Firmino, Mané SUBS: van Dijk, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mignolet, Ings, Solanke, Alexander-Arnold Klopp continues to tinker by making FOUR more chances in defence, including leaving £75m signing Virgil Van Dijk on the bench. How is the defence supposed to gel when Klopp changes the foundation of the team in every single game? On the plus side, Oxlade-Chamberlain is back where he belongs: on the bench. On the subject of substitutes - the bench suddenly looks pretty average, especially when it comes to match-winners. Solanke and Ings? Urgh. Three defeats in a row? Surely not...

24 Jan 2018

[GUEST ARTICLE] - Stuck between the sticks: Is there a goalkeeper out there good enough for Liverpool FC?

[AUTHOR: Shaun ] Liverpool fans have endured a torrid time with goalkeepers during the Premier League era, and the recent sad loss of the great Tommy Lawrence underlines yet again the urgent need for a dominant, consistently effective goalkeeper at Anfield. Some tremendous 'keepers have graced the club over the years. Ray Clemence, Bruce Grobbelaar and Pepe Reina all achieved fantastic records, and whilst Jerzy Dudek, David James, Chris Kirkland and Sander Westerveld promised much, they ultimately failed to deliver. The less said about the likes of Adam Bogdan, Brad Jones or Lawrence Vigouroux, the better. Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius are currently fighting it out for the number-one shirt, but neither appear to convincing fans, pundits and the manager that they have what it takes to be the long-term solution. How do they compare against their peers, and is there anyone out with both the ability/character to dominate between the sticks at Anfield? Below are the stats for th

19 Jan 2018

[GUEST ARTICLE] - FSG at Liverpool FC: Good, bad, or indifferent?

[AUTHOR: Case ] Hey all! Since we’re approaching the halfway point of the season, I’m interested in seeing how folks currently feel about FSG. My personal view is that John Henry et al are currently as effective as they’ve ever been. Granted, I’ve held a different view in the past, and I reserve the right to change my opinion again in the future. However, right now, I wouldn't swap FSG for any other set of owners in world football. Why? * FSG have literally taken our Club from rags to riches, and we are now at a point where our stadium is approaching the capacity and revenue potential of other top clubs. The same applies to off-field revenue opportunities. * They have installed (IMO) the absolute best manager on the planet to manage us with genuine passion and lots of heart (i.e. the way the club should be managed). * FSG has also afforded said manager/deity the freedom to implement a fantastic playing style that is proving to be measurably successful against our competito

3 Jan 2018

Who will partner record signing Van Dijk at the heart of Liverpool's defence?

The recent arrival of £75m Virgil Van Dijk has had Liverpool fans scratching their heads as they wonder who will be his regular partner at the heart of their ambitious defence. The Reds finished 2017 unbeaten in fifteen matches across all competitions but, with their new record signing touching down on New Year's Day, someone is set to lose their place. Van Dijk, formerly of Celtic, hasn't been brought in to sit on the bench. Jurgen Klopp spent the last few weeks of 2017 rotating his three existing centre-backs, Dejan Lovren, Joel Matic, and Ragnar Klavan, but now he may be set to decide on one who will partner his new crown jewel. Rather ironically, Van Dijk has followed in the footsteps of Lovren in making a big-money move from Southampton to Anfield. The two were never teammates; Lovren signed for Liverpool in 2013 whereas Van Dijk moved to the South coast for £11m in 2015. However, they are now teammates and may possibly the first-choice pairing for the rest of the P

17 Dec 2017

Bournemouth vs. Liverpool: Premier League - Confirmed Team

FULL TEAM : Mignolet, Gomez, Lovren, Klavan, Robertson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Coutinho SUBS : Karius, Milner, Mané, Lallana, Ings, Solanke, Alexander-Arnold

13 Dec 2017

Liverpool vs. West Brom: Premier League - Confirmed Teams

FULL TEAM : Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Klavan, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Can, Coutinho, Salah, Firmino, Mané SUBS : Milner, Gomez, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mignolet, Ings, Solanke As I've argued a million times over the last 3-years: Liverpool do not need Adam Lallana . The team's recent form has categorically proven this, and it's clearly nonsense to suggest - as some deluded fans repeatedly have - that Lallana is somehow 'irreplaceable' and/or integral to Liverpool's success. He is not . Replacing Lallana has always been easy - Liverpool just needed a player who could: * Operate in the front three/in an attacking position (as Lallana has for much of his LFC career) * Be able to score more than a whopping 6-9 goals per season consistently, and: * Would not endlessly go missing at the most crucial stages of every season and fail to score/create anything for 15-20 games in a roe (Lallana = 2-3 long, detrimental barren spells every.single.year)

25 Nov 2017

Liverpool vs. Chelsea: Premier League - Confirmed Teams

FULL TEAM : Mignolet, Gomez, Matip, Klavan, Moreno, Henderson, Milner, Coutinho, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Salah, Sturridge. SUBS : Karius, Wijnaldum, Firmino, Mane, Lallana, Robertson, Alexander-Arnold. CHELSEA : Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill (c); Zappacosta, Drinkwater, Kante, Bakayoko, Alonso; Hazard, Morata.

4 Nov 2017

Liverpool vs. West Ham: Premier League - Confirmed Teams

FULL TEAM : Mignolet, Gomez, Matip, Klavan, Moreno, Can, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Salah, Mane, Firmino. SUBS : Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Milner, Grujic, Sturridge, Solanke. So, let's get this straight: * Milner is playing really well at the moment, but gets dropped. * Wijnaldum suffered an injury against Maribor on Wednesday (and had to go off early) but gets a starting place. * Mane is seemingly rushed back early from his injury. Plus, Wijnaldum, Can, and Oxlade-Chamberlain in midfield? Urgh

1 Nov 2017

Liverpool vs. Maribor: Champions League - Confirmed Teams

FULL TEAM: Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Klavan, Moreno, Can, Milner, Wijnaldum, Salah, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Firmino. SUBS: Mignolet, Gomez, Robertson, Henderson, Grujic, Solanke, Sturridge.