In Defence of Roberto Firmino

In Defence of Roberto Firmino

Transfers in sports carry with them so much hype and hullabaloo. Where else do we root for and jeer against someone's new job? Twelve game into the season, it's not surprising to see the best and worst signings being rated on various media platforms. I saw Roberto Firmino being listed as one of the five worst signings of the summer over here, and whilst I respect the writer's opinions, I would like to argue why he absolutely doesn't deserve to be part of this list. Yes, …
Alberto Moreno - A stellar start to the new era

Alberto Moreno - A stellar start to the new era

Alberto Moreno's arrival at Merseyside last season sparked optimism amongst the Kop. The youngster had been a huge part of the incredible Sevilla side of 2013-14 and would be a definite improvement over the full-backs at the club. Perhaps the optimism was ill warranted as the Spaniard was always touted to find it tough to replicate his Sevilla performances in a faster, more physical league by critics. After a rather tough season where his performances came under immense scrutiny at …
The Art of Creativity

The Art of Creativity

If you listen to most pundits and commentators they will tell you four Strikers are required when you are in 4 competitions; the League, FA Cup, the Capital One Cup and Champions League. However it's noticeable Manuel Pellegrini spent his entire transfer budget of £107m on Kevin DeBruyne and Raheem Sterling - creative midfielders. Man City have so far persevered with 2 recognised strikers in Aguero and Bony. Equally Wenger has persisted with Giroud and Walcott in Danny Welbeck's injury …
Liverpool vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

These two clubs have both started well and find themselves in the top half of the table, which gives them a platform to push on over the winter. Liverpool will have hopes of pushing for the top four, especially with Jurgen Klopp at the club and the performance that they gave against Chelsea. Meanwhile, Alan Pardew has continued to do a good job at Selhurst Park and they will be boosted after getting better of the goalless draw against Manchester …
Is the Lack of Winter Break Bad for England’s National Team?

Is the Lack of Winter Break Bad for England’s National Team?

Louis Van Gaal has raised a pretty logical issue: is the lack of winter break the reason behind England’s lack of trophies? According to him not having a winter break is very evil towards the football players, mainly because they are exhausted come the end of the season. It’s true that the Premier League has one of the most hectic winter schedules in Europe, but it is all a part of a tradition with which the English can hardly part. …
Liverpool vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Liverpool vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Liverpool host Southampton on Sunday in what will be Jurgen Klopp's first Premier League game in charge of the Merseyside club with both teams level on points and Everton the team sandwiched in between them on goal difference. Kloppomania will be in full swing following last week's performance at White Hart Lane showed the signs of things to come even though the match fizzled out in a goalless draw. And even though the new manager got a warm reception on …
Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

All eyes on White Hart Lane this Saturday as Jürgen Klopp takes charge of his first game as Liverpool boss. The charismatic German has taken all the headlines since replacing Brendan Rodgers as manager of the Merseyside club. Klopp will be looking to hit the ground running with his new club against a side that Liverpool have won their last five meetings with. However, Pochettino and his men will be looking to spoil Klopp and Liverpool’s party. The home side will …
The Ghost of Pep - Premier League's Finest Line Up for Guardiola

The Ghost of Pep - Premier League's Finest Line Up for Guardiola

Both Manchester City and United will be casting longing gazes at Pep Guardiola to try and ensure they capture him as their next manager. The cache of Pep is the ideal image of a manager who is capable of creating beautiful football. Globally Pep probably tops the list of managers wanted by most elite clubs. He is stain free, and the most sought after "brand enhancing" manager a club can get. Equally with two seasons at Bayern where winning the …
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