Benteke & Collymore - Similarities at Liverpool

Benteke & Collymore - Similarities at Liverpool

Paul Tompkins on his Tompkins Times, Liverpool devoted website does a very interesting analytical thing. He re-bases transfer cost to factor in inflation, so you can hypothetically ask "how much is the £8.5m LFC paid for Stan Collymore in 1995, equivalent to in today's prices?" The answer the database churns out is the £8.5m is equivalent to £38m in today's money. Collymore and Benteke at £32.5m effectively cost very similar fees. They are also suffering the same problem, in his …
Liverpool's Lack of Pace is a Real Cause For Concern

Liverpool's Lack of Pace is a Real Cause For Concern

Liverpool's form and results were supposed to improve once Jurgen Klopp took over the reigns from Brendan Rodgers. After an emphatic start to his career at Merseyside, which included huge wins over Chelsea, Manchester City as well as Southampton, Klopp's last month or so has not been too great. While no-one is questioning the ownership's decisions to sack Brendan Rodgers and appoint Klopp, a move which was definitely a massive coup considering the position Liverpool's rival clubs are in currently, …
Are We Looking at a Future Without British Managers?

Are We Looking at a Future Without British Managers?

With the struggles of Gary Neville at Valencia and the sackings of Brendan Rodgers and Garry Monk earlier this season, it begs the question whether a British manager will ever take one of the top jobs in the Premier League again. There are currently only six British managers in the top flight, and they are all managing teams in the bottom half. The last British manager to take a top job was David Moyes, who massively failed at Old Trafford, …
The Vardy Show

The Vardy Show

Leicester City got revenge on Liverpool in their latest Premier League meeting. Having lost one nil to the Reds at Anfield in December, for me it was always on the cards. In fact I had an uneasy feeling all day about this game and all my usual match day rituals couldn't help Jürgen Klopps team get a valuable win over the League leaders, which would have given fans and players the belief that top four is a real possibility. Now …
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 …
Andre Ayew - I Saw Him First!

Andre Ayew - I Saw Him First!

If they had such a thing as Careers Masters in Seclin – a small town in the metropolitan area of Lille, north France – ten or so years ago, I wonder how they got on with young Andre Ayew. ‘So, Andre, what do you want to be when you grow up?’ ‘Well, my Dad is Abedi Pele – the greatest African footballer of all time and three times winner of the African Footballer of the Year. My uncle Kwame played …
It's Samba Time in Liverpool

It's Samba Time in Liverpool

Liverpool’s victory over Manchester City on Saturday marked another major improvement experienced by the club in the Jurgen Klopp era. A Liverpool side that found it tough to beat the top sides under Brendan Rodgers has now beaten Chelsea and Manchester City. In the process the Merseyside club became the first team to put 4 beyond the Manchester Club at the Etihad in the Premier League. The victory brought to the forefront the capabilities of two Brazilians who operated in …
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, …
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