Melissa Reddy, Author at The Anfield Wrap

John Barnes Week: The Man Behind The Legend

HAVE you ever been in the presence of greatness? Everything looks different, everything seems different, everything feels different. You cannot escape or ignore the enormity of a person whose aura taps you on the shoulder and follows you around. Have you ever been in...

Operation Anfield Exorcise: Come On Feel The Noise

THE fury on social media could not match the fume on the team plane. Margins. The smallest of margins. One minute away from an accomplished European away performance against a Villarreal side incredibly formidable in front of their own fans, the final 60 seconds at...

Liverpool: The Fall And Rise Of Divock Origi

THERE is always a then and now. Regardless of the ever-changing landscape of the game, that juxtaposition is one of football’s constants. Even the profession of covering the sport has its sepia-tinted throwback and high-definition reality. Journalists reporting on a...

Liverpool: Will the Reds be fine with just a new spine?

IT has been 113 days since Steven Gerrard posted an image of the Liverpool starting line-up that scorched Real Madrid 4-0 at Anfield in March 2009 on Instagram, simply captioned “spine.” It was clumsily cropped and of low quality, but the picture smacked you square in...