Liverpool's Season So Far: A Start of Two Extremes

Liverpool's Season So Far: A Start of Two Extremes

In his first press conference as Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp had said that the club should be competing for titles within a few years – may be four. While his first season did not bring any joy in the league, it did bring two cup finals for the Reds, albeit they lost both of them. Last season, there were no cup finals, but Liverpool were second in the league around Christmas and there was hope of a title run at …
Three Reasons Why Liverpool Fans Should Be More Optimistic

Three Reasons Why Liverpool Fans Should Be More Optimistic

If we follow social media memes during international breaks, the general feeling we get is that fans hate them. Football fans show withdrawal symptoms during these time periods that have been sprinkled at regular intervals in a season’s calendar by the authorities that be.  They show this by channelling their ennui into memes of various hues, but all showing their impatience about club football restarting. Fans, of course, love the tournaments like World Cup, Euro and Copa America, but these …
Liverpool Vs Hoffenheim 2nd Leg Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Liverpool Vs Hoffenheim 2nd Leg Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

After his side’s debut in European competition, Hoffenheim’s young manager Julian Nagelsmann had believed that the Liverpool side that beat his team 2-1 at the Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena had been lucky to win. He cited his side’s better possession and higher pass numbers as the proof that Hoffenheim put in a better performance but could not finish their chances. This week they will get a chance to correct that. The German side travel to Liverpool to play the second leg of …
Hoffenheim Vs Liverpool Playoff Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Hoffenheim Vs Liverpool Playoff Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

When Liverpool ended the last season in fourth position, the fans were overjoyed. Champions League nights at Anfield and in other hallowed European stadia awaited them. But there was a small detail to be ironed out. The Reds have a playoff to negotiate before they can actually participate in the Champions League group stage and compete for later stages. On 4th August, they found out that their opponents are going to be European debutants Hoffenheim, who ended their Bundesliga season in …
Roberto Firmino to Liverpool: Another South American Superstar

Roberto Firmino to Liverpool: Another South American Superstar

So, Roberto Firmino is actually a Liverpool player, subject to a medical. I think it’s fair to say that no Liverpool fan saw this coming with the club in dire straits just weeks ago. Harsh questions have been asked about the manager’s position, the transfer committee and whether Liverpool could attract star talent without their talismanic captain and other leading players to play with week in, week out.   Alas, apparently the Reds can do this despite the manager still …
Roberto Firmino to Manchester United - Necessity or Luxury?

Roberto Firmino to Manchester United - Necessity or Luxury?

If twitter reports are anything to be trusted, then Manchester United have already wrapped up their second signing of the summer - Hoffeinheim's attacking midfielder Roberto Firmino for circa 18m€ (some sources quote €30 million). Although there has been no noise in particular from the British Press on what has been going on behind the curtains at Old Trafford, it looks like the deal could be on and the player could have actually undergone his medical already whilst on international duty, …