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Liverpool: We’re Proud To Be Different And So Is Klopp

LIVERPOOL, as a city and as a football club, has always been proud to be different. Fans wear it as a badge of honour, supporting Liverpool, being a Red, is not like supporting any other team. Not in an arsey “we’ve more history than any of you, we’re special” sort of...

Liverpool: What Can Mamadou To Make Us Believe?

THERE is a smashing story that is told about Kolo Toure. No, it’s not the one you’re thinking of (though that is a cracker in its own right). The one I am talking about centres around Toure’s trial with Arsenal and comes from Ray Parlour, via John Cross’ book Arsene...

LIVERPOOL: WE NEED HEROES – NOT JUST FOR ONE DAY

BEFORE we begin, and in the interest of full disclosure, fair warning that this piece will attempt to be positive. There will be complimentary things said about Liverpool players, some who played on Sunday and some who did not, some who you may think are crap and some...

LIVERPOOL: A VIEW TO A THRILL

BLOODY football, eh? Makes complete mugs of us most of the time.  Not to be complaining after the result at Stoke, but this was supposed to be about the lack of excitement generated by Liverpool over the course of the season so far. Then, at the Britannia, that...

LIVERPOOL: WHAT’S WRONG WITH SAYING WE MIGHT WIN IT?

WHEN it comes to sport, at my heart, I am a bit of a pessimist. Not one that drones on and on with constant negativity, but rather one who is very reluctant to get carried away too quickly. In 2014, as Liverpool’s steam train rolled relentlessly on towards the league...

LIVERPOOL: WHAT NEXT FOR LUCAS LEIVA?

LUCAS nearly left Liverpool in the summer.  Lucas nearly left Liverpool in the summer. Lucas nearly left Liverpool in the summer. Re-read and repeat that phrase a few times and notice how quickly the notion becomes nonsensical and ridiculous. Keep going and the...

TAW UNWRAPPED: ATTACK (3)

In the final instalment of our TAW Unwrapped examination of Liverpool’s attacking options and what we’ve seen from Klopp so far, Phil Greene looks at the team’s nerves – and how we steady them. 101. The number of league goals scored by...

LIVERPOOL: CAN LALLANA BE KING UNDER KLOPP?

TWO games in, two draws, one goal, but signs of the team taking a nice shape and moving, generally, in a nice ‘Klopp-esque’ direction. Most of all though, it is just nice to be bloody excited about Liverpool and the football again. It has been exciting to...

LIVERPOOL AND FSG: FIVE YEARS, FOUR MANAGERS, WHAT NEXT?

ON Sunday morning, as I readied myself to be put through the wringer of the Merseyside Derby, I allowed my mind to drift to an idea for an article I had been turning over for a few weeks. Next week will mark five years since New England Sports Ventures, now Fenway...