Many Liverpool fans are already concerned that Jurgen Klopp’s Reds may have fallen further behind Manchester City this summer.
With just over two weeks of the summer transfer window remaining, Klopp and his backroom team have not, as of yet, added any personnel to the squad who will be pushing for a first-team place this season.
Liverpool did manage to sign Sepp van den Berg from PEC Zwolle despite a late attempt from FC Bayern to hijack the deal. However, Van den Berg is still only 17, meaning he will be given a year or two with The Reds’ youth setup before he is expected to feature for the senior squad. Continue reading
Liverpool got their pre-season friendlies off to a flying start with a 6-0 win over Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park on Thursday evening.
The young Reds striker put a season of injury woes behind him by turning on the style against League One side Tranmere and, in doing so, declared himself fit, ready and able to play a part in Jurgen Klopp’s first-team squad for the 2019/20 campaign.
It’s no secret that Liverpool have been quiet in the transfer market so far this summer. Could Klopp’s faith in Brewster’s abilities be one of the main reasons why Liverpool have not looked to spend big on another forward? Continue reading
It’s a new dawn at Chelsea FC this summer.
Frank Lampard has returned to Stamford Bridge, the ground he once ruled over as one of the best goalscoring midfielders in the Premier League.
This time, Lampard is replacing Maurizio Sarri as the club’s head coach. Sarri, despite a relatively successful season at Chelsea, was glad to get the opportunity to return to Serie A, taking over Max Allegri’s mantle at league champions Juventus.
Lampard, arriving from his stint at Derby County where he led the Rams to a promotional playoff spot, knows that he will have to play the hand he has been dealt at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea are currently limited by a new player registration ban. Continue reading
Manchester City defender Kyle Walker picked up another Premier League winner’s medal when his side held off the challenge of Liverpool to win the title by one point back in May.
Walker was also the fourth-highest scoring defender in EPL fantasy football for the season with 89 points from his 33 appearances (30 starts).
Aymeric Laporte was the only City defender ahead of Walker. Laporte earned 100 points in 2018/19.
Liverpool’s trio of Virgil van Dijk (119 points), Andrew Robertson (118) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (102) were first, second, and third respectively. Continue reading
Liverpool are reportedly confident that Divock Origi will extend his current contract deal with the club to go beyond 2020.
Origi showed his worth to the first team on several occasions last season when he filled in for one of the first-choice front three and, more often than not, provided important goals when called upon.
The Reds’ forward line consists of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane so Origi has one of the toughest jobs in football trying to break into Liverpool’s first eleven. However, Jurgen Klopp is reportedly very happy with the Belgian international’s contribution and his ability to be effective in a short space of time. Continue reading
Can it be done? Can another Premier League (PL) side penetrate the invisible but very existent barrier which separates the top six English clubs from the rest of the teams in the country’s top division?
For those of you old enough, you may remember when it was the ‘big four’ in the PL. Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea were the breakaway clubs who populated the top spots during the noughties.
Two important changes have taken place since, however. Manchester City acquired a seemingly bottomless pit of funds thanks to their owners while Tottenham Hotspur landed themselves one of the best coaches in the modern game when they swooped Continue reading
Manchester City’s Aymeric Laporte was the highest-scoring non-Liverpool defender in fantasy EPL last season.
The 25-year-old French centre-back joined Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City team in January 2018 for €65 million from LaLiga’s Athletic Bilbao.
Since then, he has gone on to be recognised as one of the best defenders in the English Premier League with his consistent performances at the heart of the City backline.
At just 6.5 million, Laporte was a bargain for EPL fantasy managers last season. After impressing so well, his price is likely to increase before the 2019/20 campaign gets underway. Continue reading
Hard as it may be to believe, Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold (TAA) is still only 20-years-old.
The right-back has already played in two Champions League finals, a World Cup, and been involved in an epic Premier League title race.
TAA was the third-highest scoring defender in 2018/19′s fantasy EPL game, just behind his Reds teammates – Virgil van Dijk and Andy Robertson.
He managed to accumulate 102 EPL fantasy football points from just 27 starts and two substitute appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side. Continue reading
Can Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp go one step better in 2019/20 and win their first league title for 29 years?
Today is the final part of our look at the whole Liverpool squad. We already discussed goalkeepers and defenders and followed that up with a look at The Reds’ midfield department.
Now we’re going to look at Liverpool’s forward line plus their backup strikers.
Mohamed Salah – Salah has now spent two seasons at Anfield, scoring a phenomenal 54 league goals in the Liverpool jersey. The Egyptian speedster has also provided 18 Continue reading
Today, we continue our look at the Liverpool squad and just how well-equipped the Merseyside club is to launch another title challenge in 2019/20.
Yesterday, we examined the defensive area of the squad. Now it’s time to look at the midfielders at Jurgen Klopp’s disposal.
Fabinho – after a very gradual introduction to first-team football in England, Fabinho has gone on to prove himself to be a top-level defensive midfielder who was pivotal in The Reds’ Champions League success this season. Continue reading