Ejaz Khan

Cout off guard - Liverpool and the Problems of Old

Cout off guard - Liverpool and the Problems of Old

What promised to be a new era for Liverpool football club, ended up as the beginning of a new error in what has been depressing deja vu of sorts. Liverpool on the brink of another European adventure ...Talks of a war chest to rival the elite had supporters licking their lips in anticipation. But, as is always the case with the Reds, a step to future success is always shortlived. The Phillipe Coutinho bombshell caught everyone off guard. The so …
Liverpool aim for Top 4 minus the style

Liverpool aim for Top 4 minus the style

Jurgen Klopp spoke a few weeks ago about the need for Liverpool to win ugly. On hearing his words in press conferences most listening would've thought he meant it metaphorically, but now, based on the evidence of recent performances,it seems he was dead serious in a literal sense. It has been far from pretty in the last couple of games for the Reds, but pretty effective. Liverpool are doing something they've mostly failed doing....they are effectively managing games. Grinding out results …
Football stars who support Liverpool: A story of what could've been...

Football stars who support Liverpool: A story of what could've been...

Many of today's mega footballers still have a soft spot for their favourite childhood clubs. It is not surprising to see so many still speaking of their dream or lost opportunities to play for Liverpool Football Club.  We take a look at some of the players who could've had their names sung by the Kop, but due to destiny unwritten, could not play for Liverpool. It'll also give you some sort of idea how small a budget Liverpool have to …
Nathaniel's DeClyne: The Reds' Right-Back's Struggles

Nathaniel's DeClyne: The Reds' Right-Back's Struggles

He was the guy who graced thousands of Fantasy league teams. The man who would defend like a spartan, burst forward down the right flank, whipping in crosses all game and scoring one or two every now and then. Nathaniel  Clyne.... of Southampton Football Club. It was his outstanding pace, defensive solidity and brilliant attacking instincts which caught the eye of Liverpool FC. After having had Glen Johnson faffing on the right side of the back line for years, it …
Merseyside Derby : Liverpool and Everton fight for Pride of the City

Merseyside Derby : Liverpool and Everton fight for Pride of the City

It is nearly upon us. The day when a city divided in Red and blue fuse in a cauldron of Singing, chanting and witty banter . It's about pride, it's about bragging rights, but for this particular clash, its about the 3 points. Everton are in glorious form, much of which can be attributed to the goal scoring heroics of Romelo Lukaku , who has been  prolific in front of goal. An amazing statistic shows that the highest scoring players in the EPL before …
Liverpool: Why Emre Can Is the future, Not Henderson

Liverpool: Why Emre Can Is the future, Not Henderson

One of the biggest mistakes that Klopp made was to allow Jordan Henderson to keep the armband when he took over. Maybe he didn't want to change too much, too soon. But in his second season, Hendo still has it. Apart from him not bossing games or being a natural midfield general ( shouting at the ref doesn't count as commanding), it basically made him "undroppable" and in the process stunted the development of Emre Can in central midfield, because unfortunately for the …
Liverpool: Winning Ugly - why it's not such a bad thing

Liverpool: Winning Ugly - why it's not such a bad thing

Winning Ugly is a term that has been around the game of football forever. In modern history, it is usually associated with tactics employed by the likes of Jose Mourinho or Sam Allardyce.  Some clubs like West Brom and previously Stoke under Tony Pulis build their whole style of play on this abstract "footballing philosophy" Its basically a style of play devoid of any real aesthetic appeal, but one that is pretty effective [at times]. Get-the-ball-into-the-net-how-ever-you-can-and-defend-with-your-lives is the foundation principle. A …
Xabi Alonso - These Boots were made for Passing

Xabi Alonso - These Boots were made for Passing

"The Pass Master." Not just a mere title, Xabi Alonso is the personification of perfection when it came to passing. In a time before stats made a player, his superb ability on the ball was mind-blowing. Accurate passing truly defined him. His time at Liverpool had passed a long while ago, yet he is remembered as if he had never left. Some are saying that even now, in the twilight of his career, there is no one in central midfield currently …
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