Liverpool: 2017/18 - Season Preview

Liverpool: 2017/18 - Season Preview

We Liverpool fans are an optimistic lot. It is difficult to find a more optimistic creature in the world than a Liverpool fan during the pre-season. As soon as a few transfers have been signed and a few pre-season friendlies won, most Reds fans start wondering, some more publicly than others, “Is this finally going to be our season?”. The levels of optimism may swing a bit – waning in the summer of 2010 when Roy Hodgson had been appointed …
Andrew Robertson Can Free Up Milner for Other Duties

Andrew Robertson Can Free Up Milner for Other Duties

Pick up any speculative article about Liverpool’s transfers from last summer and one would assume that the only position Liverpool desperately needed to fill was left back. This was before Mamadou Sakho’s pre-season transgressions that have led to desperate tap ups this summer. It was also before Red Bull Leipzig and Naby Keita lit up the Bundesliga. Alberto Moreno had endured a torrid second half in the Europa League final and the clamour for a new left back amongst the …
The Most Full-On 'Off-Season' Ever!

The Most Full-On 'Off-Season' Ever!

With the transfer window now officially open; we are already well into full-on 'silly season' mode. Here at 2Upfront, we look at all the rumours currently circulating and more widely, how we as football fans, find ourselves in this crazy world of multi-million pound transfers, obscene wages and ludicrous transfer speculation. How Did We Get Here? The 2017 summer transfer window is the culmination of many factors that we have seen building over the last few years. Firstly, the latest …
Liverpool Will Chart New Course With £150m Spending Spree

Liverpool Will Chart New Course With £150m Spending Spree

In my last piece, I made a case for Liverpool Football Club’s American owner, Fenway Sports Group (FSG). I believe that they’ve been good, solid owners who have taken a long-term view towards the revival of this proud, once hugely successful club. A lot of people underestimate just how precariously close the club was to going under when they took over in 2010. In Spain, they talk about how Barcelona and Real Madrid do not worry about carrying the huge …
Five Virgil Van Dijk Alternatives Liverpool Can Pursue

Five Virgil Van Dijk Alternatives Liverpool Can Pursue

It has been a tumultuous fortnight for Liverpool fans. What started with indications of ambition from the Reds during this transfer window – two rumoured offers topping their record signing to get in a speedy winger and one of the best defenders in the Premier League, was followed by the underwhelming news that Liverpool have signed Dominic Solanke from Chelsea on a free. Thankfully the youngster has provided some cheer to the Reds with his performances at the U-20 World …
Southampton vs Liverpool Preview - EFL Cup Semi-Final

Southampton vs Liverpool Preview - EFL Cup Semi-Final

Saints' skipper Jose Fonte will be left out of the squad for the midweek clash while Liverpool have been handed a major boost with Coutinho, Henderson, Milner and Matip injury update. With eyes and mind involuntarily (and inevitably) fixed on the crucial Sunday clash against Manchester United which might propel Liverpool towards that elusive Premier League glory; Klopp will field a strong Reds lineup against Southampton having promised 'many more finals' to the Anfield faithful following that defeat against Seville …