Time for Andreas Pereira to Make his Mark at Manchester United

Time for Andreas Pereira to Make his Mark at Manchester United

We are nearing the end of preparations as Manchester United fly back home to wrap things up ahead of their Friday night fixture against Leicester City next week. United's camp was a lot happier after the final game - as they edged a Real Madrid - who are admittedly in their nascent stages of pre-season - in Miami, Florida. Mourinho, himself was reasonably cheerful (come on, he smiled a few times) - not least with the returning English and Belgian …
How Big of a Loss is Philippe Coutinho?

How Big of a Loss is Philippe Coutinho?

It is hard to believe that Philippe Coutinho’s transfer to Barcelona will be topped this transfer window, with the constant speculation surrounding the Brazilian finally put to bed. Coutinho dazzled Anfield and the Premier League for five-years in a Liverpool shirt, but his £150 million move to Barcelona, a move he has called a “dream”, is now complete. The 25-year-old will grace the pitch with the world’s greatest player in the eyes of many, and a former team-§mate whom he …
Comparing Lingard to the Best Attacking Midfielders in the League

Comparing Lingard to the Best Attacking Midfielders in the League

The story of Jesse Lingard, a Warrington-born boyhood Manchester United fan going from being the perennial scapegoat that symbolised United's seeming mediocrity to the match-winning hero that the supporters did not quite deserve - is a remarkable one. What the now 24-year old has experienced in the last few weeks is an occupational evolution - paraphrasing Mourinho's words - and for humans that may not have had a Pokemon experience in their lives, that may sound a bit weird. But …
Liverpool Vs Everton FA Cup 3rd Round Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool Vs Everton FA Cup 3rd Round Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

After the heavy fixture congestion of the holiday period, the new year brings a break in the Premier League schedule. The break comes in the form of the FA Cup, arguably English Football’s preliminary cup competition. All the Premier League teams join the competition in the 3rd round, which is scheduled for this weekend – starting with Friday night and ending on Sunday night. On Friday night, two goliaths of this competition – Liverpool and Everton – go head to …
Burnley Vs Liverpool Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Burnley Vs Liverpool Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Winter games in the Premier League must feel like a series of tests for the teams. One after the other, the tests keep coming, until they suddenly stop. One last test awaits all the twenty teams and for some it comes less than 48 hours after the previous one ended. Two of those teams are Burnley and Liverpool. The Clarets host the Reds at 15:00 on the 1st of January, while both the teams finished their previous games at about 17:00 …
Liverpool Half Season Review – A Mixed Bag So Far, Needs Improvement

Liverpool Half Season Review – A Mixed Bag So Far, Needs Improvement

One question that gets asked of football fans a lot is “if at the start of the season, your team was offered x points, yth position in the table, and z status, would you have taken it?”. Of course, the x, y, and z change based on the team in question. Many Twitter threads, many Facebook posts, and several fan forums are filled with variants of this question and ensuing discussions. It is indeed a pertinent question to understand how …
Liverpool Vs Swansea Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Liverpool Vs Swansea Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

While leagues across Europe are holidaying for the winter, the English Premier League enters one of the most gruelling parts of its schedule. As if five game days in 23 days were not tough enough, the schedule has thrown in three more game days in the next 8 days. The first of these three gamedays falls on Boxing day for Liverpool and Swansea – two teams, who are seemingly very different but in a couple of ways are very similar. …
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 …
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