Ejaz Khan

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 …
Liverpool - Klopp Brain Freeze moments stacking up

Liverpool - Klopp Brain Freeze moments stacking up

On a night when the football world was hoping Liverpool would thrash Leicester as punishment for sacking one of the last few gentlemen in the game, Claudio Ranieri, it was typical that Liverpool would  capitulate into what has become their standard state of mediocrity in 2017. The spurs blitz a fortnight ago just an anomaly amidst a myriad of lacklustre performances. It had been 16 days since Liverpool's last match, so the excuse of fatigue could not be used at …
6 Stories that dominated English Football this week

6 Stories that dominated English Football this week

Pep Guardiola vs Aguero  It was a sight most had become used to this season. A frustrated Pep Guardiola yelling at Sergio Aguero to help his colleagues press. Aguero was having none of it, and it seemed like more tension was abound. Fast forward a few days and it was Aguero that helped City inch closer towards the coveted Champions League Final and a chance to lift that famous old trophy that has evaded them since, well, forever. It remains …
Liverpool: Have they truly turned it around?

Liverpool: Have they truly turned it around?

Liverpool fans expected a response after a poor run of games, and my goodness they got it. The Reds tore through Spurs with ruthless precision, Sadio Mane's two goals in three minutes securing a long-awaited victory, Liverpool's first in the league for 2017. It has been reported that Jordan Henderson called the squad together and the lads had a heart-to-heart self-imposed intervention of sorts. It worked a charm and the players seemed to be playing with the flowing verve of …
Klopp's flops - Liverpool Players Letting Their Manager Down

Klopp's flops - Liverpool Players Letting Their Manager Down

Jurgen Klopp did not make any additions to the Liverpool squad in the January transfer window. He believed that his troops, made up mainly of the Brendan Rodgers Brigade, were ready to go to war for him.  Unfortunately for him, they seem to have lost their weapons, and need to find them, fast. “Rome wasn’t built in a day, Give Klopp a chance to rebuild LFC” – a common line seen on social media support groups. The problem is, Klopp needed …
Simon Mignolet – Bipolar Moments keep on coming

Simon Mignolet – Bipolar Moments keep on coming

If Simon Mignolet were a fruit, he’d be an avocado -Absolutely loved by some, totally abhorred by [many]others. His performance against Chelsea was the perfect example of the “Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” scenario’s that usually come to the fore when he stands between the sticks. Let’s take a look at some of this best and worst moments in Liverpool’s crunch encounter at Anfield. Safe to say, it could also represent Mignolet’s overall performance this season. The Ugly Screaming …
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