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Premier League
Has Dejan Lovren become a liability for Liverpool?
09:01 Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Liverpool's loss to Watford over the weekend has drawn enormous reaction from the sports world. Invincibles no more. End of the streak. Embarrassed. Finally stopped. These were amongst the captured headlines. But the defeat was…

Premier League
Does internal competition fuel Liverpool's success?
08:01 Monday 13th January 2020

With 61 points from a possible 63, Liverpool are the most successful club after 21 matches in the history of Europe's top five leagues. The Reds are unstoppable right now. Champions League. UEFA Super Cup. Club World Cup. They are all in…

Premier League
Will Club World Cup exertions put the brakes on Liverpool?
12:00 Thursday 26th December 2019

Liverpool became only the second English side to win the Club World Cup after emerging champions in Qatar on Saturday.  The success came after two gruelling matches against Monterey and Flamengo in the semi-final and final of the competition…

Premier League
What must Southampton do to survive relegation?
12:01 Wednesday 4th December 2019

Under Mauricio Pochettino and Ronald Koeman, Southampton inhabited the top half of the Premier League table. Under Claude Puel, Mauricio Pellegrini, Mark Hughes, caretaker Kelvin Hughes and Ralph Hasenhuttl, the Saints perpetually struggle to…

Premier League
Is this the beginning of the end for Liverpool's title ambition?
12:00 Thursday 7th February 2019

It has been a 29-year wait and most Liverpool faithful can feel the title finally heading to Anfield. But recent results are threatening to scuttle that hope. When a team misses the chance to wrap up the league crown early, on three different…

Premier League
Opportunity knocks for the World's Greatest Defender
08:00 Friday 21st December 2018

As Liverpool beat Manchester United on Sunday, Jurgen Klopp must have allowed himself a wry smile. If anyone was going to derail his title ambitions, it was Jose Mourinho. Instead, Liverpool were in a telling manner. Xherdan Shaqiri came off…

World Cup
Is Luka Modric playing for his freedom?
08:00 Wednesday 11th July 2018

Luka Modric is playing for much more than a place in the final. Croatia’s World Cup semi-final against England could be his last match for a long time.  Real Madrid’s ethereal playmaker has been in inspired form in Russia. …

Premier League
Liverpool's Squad Review - Who Stays and Who Goes in Defence
15:00 Thursday 21st June 2018

The first section on Liverpool's status going into the close season dealt with the goalkeepers.  Now, it's time for the rearguard. It’s no secret the Reds haven’t had the best defence in the league for some time.…

Premier League
Dejan Lovren: Did Roma double-header prove he's not up to the task at Liverpool?
09:00 Saturday 5th May 2018

As Liverpool celebrate reaching the Champions League final, they are unlikely to reflect too heavily on the fact they were beaten 4-2 in Rome. One team who will be focusing on the defeat will be the side that will stand in between them and…

Premier League
Do Liverpool have the second-best defence in the Premier League?
11:30 Monday 16th April 2018

The enduring criticism levelled at Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool this season has been their permeable defence. An error-prone, ill-disciplined, and disorganised back line supposedly undermined their attacking efficacy.  Such weaknesses…

Opinion
Was Liverpool duped by the system when signing Dejan Lovren?
17:26 Sunday 29th October 2017

Dejan Lovren has not been a successful signing. Signed for £20 million in the summer of 2014, he is yet to vindicate the price tag paid. But such was  the defensive philosophies of Southampton that prior year, from a disciplining and instructive…

Opinion
Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 Liverpool: Player ratings
09:30 Monday 23rd October 2017

Following a commendable draw at the Santiago Bernabeu, Tottenham Hotspur produced the second impressive display in space of five days with a comfortable 4-1 victory over an unorganised Liverpool side.  Who were the standout performers for Spurs?…

Opinion
Why Liverpool should prioritise signing Virgil van Dijk
12:30 Tuesday 26th September 2017

Liverpool's attacking system is unique. With the likes of Philippe Coutinho, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino continuing to prove their worth, only a handful of teams has been able to stand up to their attack. However, the Reds…

Opinion
Ross Barkley needs to raise his game, immediately
15:00 Monday 3rd April 2017

A few years ago, Ross Barkley broke onto the scene and before long everyone believed he would evolve into the next Frank Lampard or Steven Gerrard. Football fans everywhere expected him to become a fantastic creative midfielder. However, he…

Opinion
Leicester City vs Liverpool combined XI
13:00 Monday 27th February 2017

Leicester and Liverpool's crunch match is fast approaching and it is clear that neither team can afford to lose this one. Leicester have struggled hugely this term and their difficulties have been exemplified hugely following the sacking of…