Loris Karius Cut out the mistakes and maintain his consistency. Trent Alexander-Arnold Develop a stronger build and work on his positioning; likely to face tougher competition. Nathaniel Clyne Return to full match fitness, stay fit and improve on his offensive abilities. Virgil van Dijk Further develop his leadership and inspire further improvement from what is now his backline. Dejan Lovren Likely to be second-choice next … Continue reading What does each Red need to do next season?
City’s cruise to the title this year simply illustrated a well-known pre-requisite to win the league. Over the course of a gruelling 38-game, 10-month season, you need more than just a blockbuster starting eleven. You need a star-studded bench. For the games where you just can’t seem to get a breakthrough, to the times when injury strike your key players at vital times of the … Continue reading Klopp’s next step for LFC – Squad depth
Jurgen Klopp’s Reds stormed the league in the first five months last season, finding themselves at the top on New Year’s Day 2017. Fast forward two months to end-February, and Liverpool are looking outside the Champions League positions after a torrid post-New Year run. From winning 71% of the available points after 14 games, even after a shock 4-3 loss at Bournemouth, the Reds won … Continue reading Could what’s new about Klopp’s Reds push them up the table this festive season?
Ok, the dream summer has not happened, understandably – but it’s not all doom and gloom for the Reds. The new signings thus far have strengthened not only the squad but, more importantly, enhanced the first XI. As compared to last season when Jurgen Klopp only really trusted his first choice starting line-up and a couple of other bench players, the German manager now have … Continue reading LFC’s 2017 Summer So Far
Liverpool’s first attempts at signing their new £34.2 million man came way back in January 2014, when then-manager Brendan Rodgers’ team was only just beginning to go on their incredible title-challenging run. The now Celtic boss recognised, whether rightly or not, that he needed one more attacker to complement his ranks. A devastating Luis Suarez, a fit Daniel Sturridge, rising stars Raheem Sterling and Philippe … Continue reading Is Salah’s signing only 3.5 years too late?
As with every summer that comes around, every team will split their squads into staying and goings. What do the lucky ones have to do to remain at the club come the end of next season? And why are the ones slated to leave leaving? Stays Simon Mignolet The Belgian is still on a tight rope, with two young quality goalkeepers pushing for his spot. … Continue reading LFC’s Stayings and Goings for 2017
In a parallel universe, the first official news of Virgil van Dijk and Liverpool would have been that of the deal sealed between the Reds and Southampton for the signing of the Dutchman. Beating the reigning champions and richest club in England, the signing of VVD was suppose to pull the Reds out of the dark ages, in terms of the transfer market, and signal … Continue reading The One That Got Away?
Up until the new year, Jurgen Klopp’s Reds were full steam ahead, looking like Chelsea’s closest challengers in 2nd. Fast forward five months, and the Reds have dropped off the pace. A combination of injuries and lack of depth ultimately cost Klopp’s first title charge. What was more frustrating for the manager and Liverpool fans was how the Reds did not get the points they … Continue reading LFC’s Regretful Five in 2016/17
The summer transfer window is coming around, and per the transfer mill surrounding Liverpool, a couple of Southampton players are being linked with the club. Dividing opinion, some fans feel Virgil van Dijk would improve the Reds backline, others feel he might turn out to be the next Dejan Lovren – more doubts than uncertainty – and are wondering if Liverpool’s scouts are all based … Continue reading Would a mid-table signing bolster LFC’s squad next season?
It’s 19 June 2017 as Jurgen Klopp returns to his office at Melwood, plotting for his second full season with his Reds, having scraped 4th spot last season. During the summer months, Klopp relieved goalkeeping coach John Achterberg of his duties and brought in his own man from Germany, tasked with readying Loris Karius and Danny Ward for the battle ahead – in the Premier League, … Continue reading LFC’s Perfect Summer 2017