Is Emre Can the Missing Ingredient for Liverpool?

Is Emre Can the Missing Ingredient for Liverpool?

It was back in August, after the draw away to Arsenal, that I wrote for Anfield Index on the importance of Emre Can to Liverpool after demonstrating he was capable of a positionally disciplined performance in a key area of the pitch. I felt he Can would become an important member of the Liverpool team this season, little did I imagine he would become integral, a vital cog almost irreplaceable when absent. Can had his fair share of doubters last …
Liverpool vs Villarreal Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Liverpool vs Villarreal Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Liverpool host Villarreal in the second leg of the the semi-final of the Europa League. The match is a crunch fixture in the Reds' season and it could determine whether or not this campaign is deemed successful. Liverpool's season has been patchy and after the brilliant win over Dortmund, things haven't exactly been on the rise in the Premier League. A draw and a loss to Newcastle United and Swansea City respectively has left the Reds in eighth place in …
Liverpool vs West Ham Preview: Team News, Key Men & Stats

Liverpool vs West Ham Preview: Team News, Key Men & Stats

Liverpool host West Ham United in the fourth round of the FA Cup. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Reds' FA Cup triumph over the same opponents in the final of the competition in spectacular fashion as Steven Gerrard scored an absolute screamer in the dying embers of the game. However, things have changed aplenty in 10 years. Liverpool have lost to West Ham twice this season already, once under Brendan Rodgers and then under Jurgen Klopp. Saturday …
Wembley Bound Liverpool Struggle Against Stoke

Wembley Bound Liverpool Struggle Against Stoke

You would have thought I'd have known better at my age when I thought Liverpool would sail through the second leg of the Capital One Cup Semi-Final at home against Stoke City no bother. I think there would have been a better chance of me winning tonight's Euro millions lottery than that happening. Liverpool started the brighter of the two teams but for me manager Jürgen Klopp made a mistake in his selection, he should have played Joe Allen instead …
The Rise Of Emre Can

The Rise Of Emre Can

Emre Can's development at Liverpool has been a fascinating transition. The German midfielder looks a completely new player under Jurgen Klopp who seems to have given the youngster more responsibility in his Liverpool side compared to the lack of freedom Can had under Brendan Rodgers. However, despite flashes of flair, genius and leadership, Emre Can's quality lies behind a vail of immaturity and the player has a lot of growing still yet to do. Liverpool signed the versatile youngster from …
Sunderland vs Liverpool Preview: Team News, Key Men and Stats

Sunderland vs Liverpool Preview: Team News, Key Men and Stats

Liverpool travel to the Stadium of Light on the back of an impressive win at home over league leaders Leicester City. They dominated Leicester throughout the game leaving the side frustrated with lack of opportunities presented. Their hosts Sunderland, on the other hand, have lost their last 4 games, shipping 11 goals in the process and would be keen to reverse their fortunes in the game against the Reds. Team News Sunderland The club have certain injury concerns at the …
Watford vs Liverpool Match Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Watford vs Liverpool Match Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

The winter period is a difficult one to manage for coaches new to the league, therefore it will be interesting to see how Quique Sanchez-Flores and Jurgen Klopp deal with it over the next few weeks. The Christmas period of football is unique to England and it needs to be managed in a clever way with rotation being key. Both of these clubs are in a good position to achieve their pre season aims. Watford are currently above Liverpool and …
Five Talking Points From Liverpool - Swansea

Five Talking Points From Liverpool - Swansea

Liverpool’s fine form under Jurgen Klopp continued with a hard fought win over Swansea. The side dominated Swansea for large parts, but going by their recent history at conceding soft goals, a one goal lead always works out to be a tight contest. Four points off fourth spot and six off the top, there is growing optimism that come the end of the season, there could be something worthwhile to cheer about. We look at some of the obvious observations from …
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