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    Welcome Wijnaldum, the New Stephen Ireland

    Posted by Paul Tomkins on July 22nd, 2016

    Welcome Wijnaldum, the New Stephen Ireland

    By Paul Tomkins. Liverpool have signed a player in Georginio Wijnaldum who has an impeccable pedigree: prolific for Holland – from deeper positions – at U17, U19 and U21 level, and now adjusting to senior level too: four goals in his ten most recent games; and before this, having captained PSV to the title in […]

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      The Week That Was: Raggy, Wino and the Arl Fellah

      By Chris Rowland and Daniel Rhodes. W/c Monday 18th July 2016. Welcome to our weekly round-up of news and events on the site, matters relating to LFC and the world of football generally. Liverpool Football Club News: Monday 18th: There was a fascinating interview with Jürgen Klopp, posted here by Shaded Red posted about his beliefs regarding transfers […]

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      Star-Shaped Pegs for Star-Shaped Holes

      By Paul Tomkins. Last summer Liverpool signed Christian Benteke, a round peg signed for a round hole. A good player, he was ‘sole use’, not multipurpose. He’d hang around in the centre-forward position, and if you got crosses in he’d head them, and if you wanted to go direct from deep, he’d head them. Good […]

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      Ragnar Klavan, Becks and The Vanilla Ninjas

      By Daniel Rhodes. As the news broke about the injuries to Mamadou Sakho and Joe Gomez, the journalists started tweeting about Liverpool’s need to sign an old, experienced centre-back as cover for the start of the season. Immediately I imagined Sylvain Distin (38), Clint Hill (36) or Gareth McAuley (36); instead we ended up with […]

  • Featured, Player In Focus, Subscribers Only

    Posted on May 26th, 2016

    Posted by Daniel Rhodes

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    How Was Their Season? No 4: Roberto Firmino

    How Was Their Season? No 4: Roberto Firmino

    We asked our ever-growing panel to assess the performances this season of players in the first team group. Using the sweepstake method to allocate a player against a writer (and we were all delighted with our eventual allotted choice!), we now offer you this personal view of the players this season. (NB – we will still be […]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, Transfer Debate

    Posted on May 24th, 2016

    Posted by Daniel Rhodes

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    Karius the Keeper, Can He Fix It?

    Karius the Keeper, Can He Fix It?

    By Daniel Rhodes.  You’ve never heard of Bob the Builder? You’ve never lived. He fixes things, and he has fun doing it. He brings people together to improve the structure and stability of broken stuff. By now, if you haven’t grasped the tenuous link to our imminent new signing, you never will. Our defence is […]

  • End of Season Player Review, Featured, Player In Focus, Subscribers Only

    Posted on May 24th, 2016

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    How Was Their Season? No 3: Nathaniel Clyne

    How Was Their Season? No 3: Nathaniel Clyne

    By TTT Subscriber Denis McCrohan. Neil Warnock. Nigel Adkins. Mauricio Pochettino. Ronald Koeman. Brendan Rodgers. Jürgen Klopp. Oh, and Roy Hodgson, if you must… Interesting list, but what do they have in common? Nathaniel Clyne – they are his managers since he made the breakthrough to the Crystal Palace senior team in 2008, playing four seasons […]

  • End of Season Player Review, Featured, Player In Focus, Subscribers Only

    Posted on May 24th, 2016

    Posted by Krishaldo

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    How Was Their Season? No 2: Alberto Moreno

    How Was Their Season? No 2: Alberto Moreno

    By Krishen Bhautoo (TTT Subscriber Krishaldo). Albie, Albie, Albie. I have to be honest, I really like Alberto Moreno. He has an infectious quality about him. Seeing him in training pictures, he’s often smiling and laughing. When people may be afraid to make a prat of themselves (as most 23 year old lads often are), […]

  • End of Season Player Review, Featured, Player In Focus, Subscribers Only

    Posted on May 23rd, 2016

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    How Was Their Season? No.1: Simon Mignolet

    How Was Their Season? No.1: Simon Mignolet

    We asked our ever-growing panel to assess the performances this season of players in the first team group. Then we did a sweepstake to allocate a player against a writer, and now offer you this personal view of the season each player has had. By TTT Subscriber Michael Cheyne. At the base of the human spine positioned at the centre […]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Free, The Big read

    Posted on May 20th, 2016

    Posted by Paul Tomkins

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    Loving Klopp, Looking Forward

    Loving Klopp, Looking Forward

    By Paul Tomkins. I don’t know what people expected when Jürgen Klopp took over a goal-shy side in October, but I’d argue that asking a manager to inherit a squad of what, to him, were 25 strangers, when 11 games have already passed, and then to totally transform them with no preseason to train them, […]

  • Chris Rowland, Featured, Personal Thoughts, Subscribers Only

    Posted on May 20th, 2016

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    Basel and the Road Less Travelled

    Basel and the Road Less Travelled

    By Chris Rowland. As endurance tests go, I couldn’t have devised a more testing one for myself. The problem with European finals is that travel and accommodation prices just disappear into the stratosphere the minute your team qualifies from the semi -final, or they are simply no longer available. You really have to have all […]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on May 20th, 2016

    Posted by Chris Rowland

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    The Week That Was: Reds’ Basel Falter

    The Week That Was: Reds’ Basel Falter

    By Chris Rowland and Daniel Rhodes. W/c Monday 16th May 2016. Welcome to our weekly round-up of news and events on the site, matters relating to LFC and the world of football generally. Liverpool Football Club News: Monday 16th: Five Reds were named in England manager Roy Hodgson’s provisional 26-man squad for the European Championships in France this […]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free

    Posted on May 19th, 2016

    Posted by Paul Tomkins

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    Crying Shame, and Crying Out for Change

    Crying Shame, and Crying Out for Change

    By Paul Tomkins. This may be totally incomprehensible, as I wasn’t going to write it tonight, and had already taken a sleeping pill, given my sleep disorder. Often the pills take a while to kick in, but I think my extra adrenaline means that I’ve shot straight to totally spaced out, like the time, as […]

  • Featured, Post Match Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Subscribers Only

    Posted on May 19th, 2016

    Posted by Daniel Rhodes

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    Post-Match Analysis: Europa League Final

    Post-Match Analysis: Europa League Final

    By Daniel Rhodes. Momentum exists! The final twenty five minutes of the first half saw Liverpool rack up the shots, chances and attempts that tested their goalkeeper. If Daniel Sturridge stands still when fractionally offside I’d be disappointed. It is a natural reaction to stick a leg out (especially as a striker), but as Lovren […]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free

    Posted on May 18th, 2016

    Posted by Paul Tomkins

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    The Final Reckoning: Klopp’s Reds After Glory

    The Final Reckoning: Klopp’s Reds After Glory

    By Paul Tomkins. Big games, and one-off occasions, alter perceptions more than anything. They can swing on small details, including luck, and the break of the ball. So all the clear improvements made under Jürgen Klopp should not be written off if the final doesn’t go the Reds’ way. This much is true: Liverpool are […]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Site News, Subscribers Only

    Posted on May 16th, 2016

    Posted by Paul Tomkins

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    Jürgen Klopp, and Some Serious Decisions

    Jürgen Klopp, and Some Serious Decisions

    By Paul Tomkins. It’s often said, after a reasonable period of time, that a manager “should know his best team by now” – even in this age of large squads and interchangeability. But I think that, more or less, Jürgen Klopp has worked out his strongest XI, out of the squad he inherited – to […]

  • Featured, Match Discussion, Subscribers Only

    Posted on May 16th, 2016

    Posted by Gary Fulcher

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    2016 Europa League Final Preview: Sevilla FC (N)

    2016 Europa League Final Preview: Sevilla FC (N)

    By Gary Fulcher. It’s win or bust in Basel on Wednesday evening when Liverpool meet Sevilla at St.Jakob Park in the Europa League final – 7.45pm kick off UK time – with the prize for the winners entry into next season’s Champions League. Where the winners enter • The UEFA Champions League winners will be […]

  • Featured, Match Discussion, Subscribers Only

    Posted on May 13th, 2016

    Posted by Gary Fulcher

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    15/16 Premier League Preview: W.B.A. (A)

    15/16 Premier League Preview: W.B.A. (A)

    By Gary Fulcher and Daniel Rhodes. Liverpool bring their 2015/16 domestic campaign to a close with the visit to West Bromwich Albion on Sunday – 3pm kick off UK time – with the Reds hoping to clinch a 6th place finish if results go their way. There’s also the small matter of the Europa League […]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on May 13th, 2016

    Posted by Daniel Rhodes

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    The Week That Was: Calm Before the Storm

    The Week That Was: Calm Before the Storm

    By Chris Rowland and Daniel Rhodes. W/c Monday 9th May 2016. Welcome to our weekly round-up of news and events on the site, matters relating to LFC and the world of football generally. Liverpool Football Club News: Monday 9th: Jürgen Klopp says he regrets telling Reds fans without tickets to travel to Basel for their Europa League final. […]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Subscribers Only

    Posted on May 12th, 2016

    Posted by Paul Tomkins

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    Fireman, Cousin’s House, Original and Sturbridge

    Fireman, Cousin’s House, Original and Sturbridge

    By Paul Tomkins. With a trophy in the balance going into mid-May, as the Reds head for an incredible second final in Jürgen Klopp’s brief (but intense) tenure, there are various positives to take away from this season, but it strikes me that these four – Robert Fireman, Phillip Cousin’s House, Divan Original and Daniel […]

  • Featured, Match Discussion, Subscribers Only

    Posted on May 10th, 2016

    Posted by Gary Fulcher

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    15/16 Premier League Preview: Chelsea (H)

    15/16 Premier League Preview: Chelsea (H)

    By Gary Fulcher and Daniel Rhodes. Liverpool play their final game of the season at Anfield on Wednesday evening – 8pm kick off UK time – with Chelsea the opponents in a clash between 8th and 9th in the Premier League. Liverpool’s 3-1 win at Stamford Bridge back at the end of October was our […]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free, Tomkins Smokes A Cigar

    Posted on May 7th, 2016

    Posted by Paul Tomkins

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    Another European Final, Another Klopp Master Show

    Another European Final, Another Klopp Master Show

    By Paul Tomkins. Last week Villarreal made the big mistake of thinking they’d won the tie. But all they’d done is make themselves favourites going to Anfield, where Jürgen Klopp’s football is never better than when its metal, and has to be heavy. When Liverpool led 1-0 in the League Cup semi-final, it was easier […]

  • Featured, Match Discussion, Subscribers Only

    Posted on May 7th, 2016

    Posted by Gary Fulcher

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    15/16 Premier League Preview: Watford (H)

    15/16 Premier League Preview: Watford (H)

    By Gary Fulcher and Daniel Rhodes. Europa League finalists Liverpool play their penultimate game at Anfield of the 2015/16 Premier League season on Sunday – 4pm kick off UK time – when they welcome Quique Flores’ Watford to L4. With three league games still to be played between now and the Europa League final in […]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on May 6th, 2016

    Posted by Daniel Rhodes

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    The Week That Was: Scintillating Reds Reach Europa Final

    The Week That Was: Scintillating Reds Reach Europa Final

    By Chris Rowland and Daniel Rhodes. W/c Monday 2nd May 2016. Welcome to our weekly round-up of news and events on the site, matters relating to LFC and the world of football generally. Liverpool Football Club News: Monday 2nd: Read Jürgen Klopp‘s post-Swansea assessment here on the official site: In the end, we deserved the defeat and they […]

  • Featured, Match Discussion, Subscribers Only

    Posted on May 4th, 2016

    Posted by Gary Fulcher

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    Europa League Semi-Final 2nd Leg Preview

    Europa League Semi-Final 2nd Leg Preview

    By Gary Fulcher. Liverpool will be hoping to overturn a 0-1 deficit when they the welcome Villarreal to Anfield on Thursday evening – 8.05pm kick off UK time – in the Europa League semi-final second leg tie. El Submarino Amarillo snatched a 92nd minute winner in the first leg at Estadio El Madrigal and celebrated […]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free

    Posted on May 2nd, 2016

    Posted by Paul Tomkins

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    Crystal Balls to Liverpool’s 2015/16

    Crystal Balls to Liverpool’s 2015/16

    By Paul Tomkins. It’s the day after Liverpool’s frankly embarrassing 6-1 drubbing at Stoke; what feels like the lowest league point in years. It is on this Monday in 2015 that you meet a mischievous mystic in possession of a crystal ball – but obviously, being rational, you don’t trust such people. Still, they tell […]

  • Exclusive, Featured, Free, Guest Writer

    Posted on May 1st, 2016

    Posted by Paul Tomkins

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    A Doctor at Hillsborough, by Neil Dunkin

    A Doctor at Hillsborough, by Neil Dunkin

    Although he lived in Glasgow and worked as a GP in Lanarkshire, Dr Phillips, 34, had been born and bred in Huyton, Merseyside. A devoted Liverpool supporter, he had achieved the Holy Grail of every fan by obtaining a season ticket for Anfield and travelled down religiously to see the Reds.

  • Featured, In-Depth Analysis, Match Discussion, Subscribers Only, Talking Tactics

    Posted on April 30th, 2016

    Posted by Mihail Vladimirov

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    Villarreal 1 Liverpool 0: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    Villarreal 1 Liverpool 0: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    By Mihail Vladimirov. Given the magnitude of the game and having enough time to rest after the latest league game (three for Villarreal and four full days for Liverpool), both managers went with the best they’ve currently have. For the hosts the only player missing was centre-back Musacchio (who was only fit enough for the […]

  • Featured, TTT Time

    Posted on April 29th, 2016

    Posted by Daniel Rhodes

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    The Week That Was: Justice at Last for The 96

    The Week That Was: Justice at Last for The 96

    By Chris Rowland and Daniel Rhodes. W/c Monday 25th April 2016. Welcome to our weekly round-up of news and events on the site, matters relating to LFC and the world of football generally. Liverpool Football Club – Hillsborough News Monday 25th: Jurors reached a majority decision on whether the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster were unlawfully […]

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