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Germany
Niko Kovac proving the wrong man for Bayern Munich
12:00 Friday 15th March 2019

An uncharacteristic poor start to the season left many wondering if Niko Kovac was the right manager for Bayern Munich. The reigning Bundesliga champions have dominated German football for a long time now. Having become used to relatively easy…

Opinion
Why Phil Jones' extension is a catastrophe for Manchester United fans
12:00 Tuesday 12th February 2019

Manchester United recently announced that Phil Jones signed a contract extension to keep him at Old Trafford another four years. Many United fans stormed social media to express their displeasure. For them, it is a step in the wrong direction.…

Premier League
Grading last season's Premier League winter transfers at the one-year mark
12:00 Saturday 2nd February 2019

There have been some high profile signings made during the January window over the years. Luis Suarez joined Liverpool in January 2011 and that same year saw Andy Caroll move from Newcastle to Liverpool for £35million, while Fernando…

Features
Gonzalo Higuain to Chelsea: 2019's Virgil van Dijk or another Andriy Shevchenko?
09:00 Tuesday 22nd January 2019

Chelsea stirred slightly in attack when Olivier Giroud entered their weekend match at the Emirates. Before his 68th-minute appearance, the closest the Blues came to scoring was on a long ball over the top to Pedro. The flag stayed down although…

Premier League
Liverpool transition from attack to defence
09:00 Thursday 17th January 2019

As Liverpool beat Brighton 1-0 last weekend to further boost their title hopes, most watching knew where the credit was to be dished out. As has been the case for most of this season it was the Reds defence who had come up trumps. Despite being…

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…

International
Netherlands renaissance begins with Nations League success
12:00 Wednesday 28th November 2018

The Netherlands is back. This was confirmed on Monday night in Gelsenkirchen when Virgil van Dijk connected with Tonny Vilehna’s cross to send the Oranje into the Nations League semi-finals, ahead of both France and Germany. When a beleaguered…

Premier League
Is Southampton destined for relegation under Mark Hughes?
12:00 Wednesday 7th November 2018

When club chairman Ralph Krueger described Mark Hughes as the “perfect fit” for Southampton in May, he didn't envisage a repeat of the club's struggles under Mauricio Pellegrino. That is exactly where the club finds itself.…

Opinion
Liverpool’s squad depth is too good for their own good
17:00 Friday 12th October 2018

Since Jurgen Klopp took over in 2015, Liverpool has undertaken a prominent rise in the Premier League. Last season, they made headlines when they reached Champions League final, beating Manchester City en-route. The style of football that Klopp…

Premier League
Chelsea vs Liverpool: An examination of two defences
13:00 Saturday 29th September 2018

When Chelsea and Liverpool square off at Stamford Bridge later today, the offensive football will be everyone's primary focus. Yet, while both teams will provide such entertainment, their performance at the other end will be more…

Premier League
Is Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez the Premier League's best centre-back pairing?
12:00 Tuesday 4th September 2018

Last winter, Liverpool smashed the world record by signing Virgil van Dijk for £75 million. To purchase his centre-half partner, Joe Gomez, the Reds spent less than 1% of that fee. The pair has since formed an admirable partnership. Unexpectedly,…

Premier League
Why Liverpool were right to throw money at the problem
12:00 Saturday 11th August 2018

After years of reluctance, Liverpool have registered their place among top clubs willing to dominate the transfer window. During the silly season, there is always one club much sillier than the rest. Quite often, it's Real Madrid but…

Transfers
Why Tottenham must hold onto Toby Alderweireld
17:00 Friday 3rd August 2018

There hasn't been much glee at Wembley. Instead of strengthening, Tottenham Hotspur is sweating to hold onto key players. Toby Alderweireld leads the allegedly disgruntled group. At whatever cost, Spurs must keep the Belgian.  All…

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
Liverpool must not wait on Nabil Fekir like with Van Dijk
09:00 Tuesday 19th June 2018

Liverpool's summer recruitment was going according to plan. Naby Keita will arrive after penning a deal last August. Monaco's Fabinho had been secured in impressively swift, secretive fashion. The Merseysiders were also close to adding Nabil…