Liverpool Must Use a Top-Four Finish as a Springboard to Success

May 8, 2017

The Reds’ victory at Watford gives them a significant advantage over the stuttering Manchester duo in the quest for a place in the Premier League top four.

Emre Can’s superb finish is quite rightly being touted as one of the goals of the season but the German’s acrobatics shouldn’t deflect the attention away from a hugely important three points for his side.

Liverpool have been far from consistent this campaign and have regularly slipped up against sides in the bottom half of table, much to the chagrin of Reds fans. Read More

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Liverpool Have Not Thrown Away Top Four Place, says Jurgen Klopp

May 4, 2017

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says that the club have not thrown away a top four place after the loss against Crystal Palace.


The club came into the game on the back of a good run of form in recent weeks. However, Crystal Palace managed to secure a 2-1 win at Anfield. Even though Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring after just 24 minutes, Crystal Palace managed to pull back level in the 42nd minute through former Red Christian Benteke. The Belgian once again haunted the club with a second goal in the 74th minute, and Liverpool were unable to recover from these two setbacks.

This was the first defeat for the club since the end of February when they lost to Leicester City. They have been able to go on a run of five wins and two draws in the last seven games. Yet, this defeat is much more damaging to the club’s hopes of finishing in the top four, as it has allowed Manchester United with a real opportunity to plug the gap with their two games in hand. United are only three points behind. Read More

Stan Collymore Slams This Transfer Decision Taken by Jurgen Klopp

April 28, 2017

Former Liverpool forward Stan Collymore reckons that Jurgen Klopp should have swallowed his pride and kept Mamadou Sakho in the team.


The former Paris St Germain defender has been rated as one of the top defenders in the Premier League, but he has been susceptible to the odd issues off the pitch. After being involved in one such issue during pre-season,Sakho was forced out of the first team been definitely. The 27-year-old sat out of the first half of the campaign, and he was allowed to join Crystal Palace on a loan deal till the end of the season.

Collymore says that Sakho was clearly the best defender when it comes to dealing with balls in the box. However, letting him go meant that Jurgen Klopp currently has a back four which is completely unfit for this purpose. Collymore reckons that it has been one of the main factors behind the club conceding an excessive amount of goals. Read More

Jurgen Klopp Maintains Silence about Mamadou Sakho

March 28, 2017

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp continued to remain silent about the future of Mamadou Sakho, despite the player mode featuring in the first team this season.


The French defender was a key part of the last season under the German manager. However, a couple of issues during pre-season resulted in the former Paris St Germain defender being completely frozen out of the first-team action. As a result, he spent the first half of the season training with the under 23 team. After witnessing no chances of returning to the first-team action,Sakho joined Crystal Palace on a loan deal till the end of the season back in January.

Since the move, the 27-year-old has played in two games for the London outfit. He has been able to rejuvenate the Crystal Palace team by keeping to clean sheets.Sakho was also outstanding in both these games. At the same time, Liverpool have also struggled in terms of defensive performances. Read More

Anything Other Than Top Four Will Be Disaster, Says Steve McManaman

Anything Other Than Top Four Will Be Disaster, Says Steve McManaman

March 5, 2017

Liverpool legend Steve McManaman says that manager Jurgen Klopp can have no excuses with regard to meeting the objective of finishing in the top four.


Qualification for the Champions League remains is the most important priority for Liverpool. At the start of January, the club was seen as the main challenges for Chelsea, who were on a 13 game winning run that had just come to an end. Since then, a run of just one league victory has seen the team slip outside the top four and almost certainly out of the title race. Liverpool are 11 points behind Chelsea having played the same number of games.

Manager Jurgen Klopp also made the mistake of fielding youngsters for the cup competitions – EFL Cup and FA Cup. This has had a catastrophic effect on the team since they were dumped out of the competition in the early stages. Klopp recently admitted that his mistakes when it comes to team selection in the cup competitions. Read More

LIVERPOOL CRASH OUT OF THE FA CUP

February 7, 2017

Premier League side Liverpool have crashed out of the FA Cup after losing at home in a surprising manner to Wolverhampton.


The loss adds to the problems at Anfield after they threw away a chance to continue the race against Chelsea, then losing to Southampton in the EFL Cup semi finals. There have been so many disappointments within one week as it seems the team might end up trophyless again this campaign. They ended up without any title win last year but at least they got to two finals. This year they seem so far away.

Wolves stunned the Reds when Richard Stearman scored in the first minute. He latched onto a Helder Costa free kick to calm the home fans. Wolves did not stop at that, they scored the second before the end of the first half. Same Costa set up Andreas Weimann who easily dribbled Loris Karius to get the goal.

A subdued Liverpool team could not get the goals in. However, Divock Origi got one in and tried forcing another game when he sought to equal the scoreline but it didn’t quite happen. The loss made the third defeat at home in a week – a record that had been long standing until Swansea wrecked them. Read More

Should Liverpool Make Move For Joe Hart in the Summer?

Should Liverpool Make Move For Joe Hart in the Summer?

January 26, 2017

Liverpool are going strong in the Premier League at the moment and are very much in the running for the league title. Jurgen Klopp has taken the team to a new level, and the players are competing well with their counterparts at Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal.

The Reds have a fearsome attacking unit. Philippe Coutinho is one of the best playmakers in the Premier League, Roberto Firmino has stepped up his game under manager Klopp, Adam Lallana seems to have found his mojo under the German, while Sadio Mane is scoring goals and has proven to be a superb signing. Read More

Two Strikers Liverpool Should Target in the Summer

Two Strikers Liverpool Should Target in the Summer

January 24, 2017

Liverpool have progressed quite well under manager Jurgen Klopp and are in the running for the Premier League title this season. It will not be easy to catch league leaders Chelsea, but the Reds certainly have a great chance of at least finishing in the top four.

It is remarkable that Liverpool are doing so well without a ‘natural striker’ in form. Divock Origi has scored only four goals in the Premier League, while Daniel Sturridge has found the net only twice in the league. Roberto Firmino has operated as a forward this season, but his goal tally in the league has yet to hit double figure.

Liverpool are playing attacking, attractive football and are also scoring goals, but going forward, the Merseyside outfit need to sign a proven goalscorer. After all, if the Reds play in the Champions League next season, which seems to be highly likely given the odds on Betway, they would need someone to score regularly.

It is not going to be easy for Liverpool to recruit a quality striker in the January transfer window. After all, how many clubs would be willing to part company with their best strikers even for a good amount of money? It is in the summer transfer window that the Merseyside outfit should try to sign a top striker. Below are two strikers that Liverpool should look at signing for the 2017-18 campaign and beyond:

Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon)

Alexandre Lacazette has been at Lyon all his career so far, although he has been linked with Arsenal on more than one occasion. The France international is one of the best forwards in mainland Europe and is only 25 years of age.

Lyon have sold their best players over the years, and Liverpool should try their chance with a bid for Lacazette in the summer transfer window. The 25-year-old’s record in Ligue 1 is stunning – he has scored 17 goals already this season and found the net 21 times during the 2015-16 campaign – and he would be a brilliant signing for the Reds.

Moreover, Lacazette has experience of playing in the Champions League. It would come in handy for Liverpool if they feature in Europe’s premier club competition next season.

Inaki Williams (Athletic Bilbao)

Inaki Williams is not a very prolific forward, but he is only 22 years of age and has a lot of potential. The youngster has already earned a cap for the Spain national team, underlining his promise and quality.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp likes to work with young and raw talent, and Williams would suit the German. The Athletic Bilbao forward has scored only two goals in La Liga so far this season, but he has created 17 chances.

The problem that Liverpool could face is the youngster’s buyout clause, which is €50 million (£43.07m). It is quite a lot of money for someone who scored just 8 La Liga matches last season. This could be a gamble for Liverpool, but it could be worth it in the long run.

Jurgen Klopp Revels in Deserved 2-1 Victory over Everton

Jurgen Klopp Revels in Deserved 2-1 Victory over Everton

January 22, 2017

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp felt that his team fully deserved the 1-0 win over Everton on Monday night.


It was the first taste of Merseyside derby at Goodison Park for the German manager, who came to the club last October. After a disappointing 90 minutes of action between the two teams, Sadio Mane stepped up to score the crucial winner in fourth minute of the injury time. It was a sickening blow for the home team and they were given little time to recover from this setback. After having enjoyed a 2-1 win over Arsenal only a few days ago, the home team were coming in with a lot of confidence.

Klopp says that the presence of the home support was like a 12th man for Everton. However, they were rarely aroused in the game after things did not create much opportunities to speak about. Liverpool enjoyed possession of the ball in huge numbers, but they could come up with only four shots on target. Read More

Could Barcelona Move For Philippe Coutinho In January?

Could Barcelona Move For Philippe Coutinho In January?

January 20, 2017

Simply put, Philippe Coutinho is a special talent. The Brazil star has been a pivotal figure at Anfield since moving to Liverpool from Inter Milan in 2013 and Jurgen Klopp has attempted to build his current squad around the 24-year-old.

Coutinho’s creativity and influence in attacking areas has helped Liverpool to carve defences apart this season and it would be fair to claim that the Brazilian is one of the frontrunners for the PFA Player of the Year award. Read More