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The Case Against the Defence - by John Brennan

Aug 14 2017 03:30 PM | tlw content in Misc Articles

So, one game in and we’re on a bandwagon. How dare we call out Klopp on our defensive inadequacies? We’re only in August, after all. Typical in the era of instant gratification that we expect to come out of the starting blocks and perform straight away...

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My heart wasn't built to watch this team - by John Brennan

Aug 12 2017 06:18 PM | tlw content in Misc Articles

Can we go back to it being the close season? Seriously? Give me transfer requests, marketing jaunts and sleeve-sponsorship (SS?) announcements any day. Soul-destroying, yes. A threat to my blood pressure, no. We might end up doing well this season, but...

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A few thoughts from the match: Watford 3 Liverpool 3

Aug 12 2017 05:20 PM | tlw content in Misc Articles

1. Same old, same old. 2. Same shit, different season. 3. Groundhog Day. 4. Elaborate, you say? Really? OK: a. We are an absolute shambles defensively. This shit needs drilling and drilling and drilling some more until the players c...

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Will Philippe Coutinho leave this summer?

Aug 09 2017 01:45 PM | tlw content in The Burning Question

If you believe the Spanish press, Philippe Coutinho already has one foot in Catalonia. Liverpool on the other hand, remain insistent that the little Brazilian won't be leaving, irrespective of how much money Barcelona are willing to pay. Usually Barca get what they want but will it be different this time? 



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Another wasted pre-season - by John Brennan

Aug 09 2017 01:00 PM | tlw content in Misc Articles

Must we? Really? Again? Oh, go on so. To be clear, this isn’t (read, “wasn’t supposed to be”) some downtrodden piece on the new season. I’ve put my money where my mouth isn’t and had a tenner on us for the Title and (11/1) and a fiver for the European...

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Raised expectations but players should embrace the challenge - by Jason Harris

Aug 08 2017 04:00 PM | tlw content in Misc Articles

As we rapidly approach the start of another Premier League season, hope springs eternal for fans all across the football world. For some clubs, just escaping relegation will be hailed as a overwhelming success while others are just happy to be a mid ta...

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Is There Really A Liverpool Way?

Aug 07 2017 06:10 PM | tlw content in Misc Articles

The phrase The Liverpool Way is one that often crops up around our great club. It lends itself to our name, but what exactly is it? Is The Liverpool Way still a thing in 2017?  Most fans would agree that Jurgen Klopp has got the team playing The...

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Pre-Season Shorts - Athletic Bilbao 1 Liverpool 3

Aug 06 2017 12:40 PM | tlw content in Misc Articles

1) The first half an hour was quality, but then as soon as the tempo dropped we looked ropey as hell at the back up until half time. This is our big problem really. When we play at our pace we can beat absolutely anybody. When that pace drops off, as i...

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Pre-Season Shorts - Atletico Madrid 1 Liverpool 1

Aug 02 2017 09:13 PM | tlw content in Misc Articles

1) That was desperately (and predictably) dull. I knew it would be, partly because we played 24 hours earlier and partly because we were playing Atletico, who are the most well drilled, game strangling bastards in Europe.  2) Danny Ward didn...

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Pre-Season Shorts - Bayern 0 Liverpool 3

Aug 01 2017 09:02 PM | tlw content in Misc Articles

1) That front three, with Coutinho and Lallana supporting, are going to tear a lot of teams apart this season. I could see there being games where we score six, seven or even eight against some unsuspecting fools. We’ll score a ton of goals this...

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Why Losing Sakho should not be an option

Jul 24 2017 10:56 AM | tlw content in Misc Articles

Any Liverpool fans nursing any lingering hope that Mamadou Sakho may yet have a future as a Reds player may just have seen those hopes dashed. With news that the Frenchman has been left out of the squad that travelled to Germany, a sale or, at the very...

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Pre-Season Shorts - Leicester 1 Liverpool 2

Jul 23 2017 10:02 AM | tlw content in Misc Articles

1) Coutinho in that deeper role is twice the player he is when he’s in the front three. He seems to score more goals when he plays in midfield (it would be interesting to see the numbers on that, but it feels like he scores every time he plays deep), h...

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Pre-Season Shorts - Palace 0 Liverpool 2

Jul 20 2017 09:36 AM | tlw content in Misc Articles

1) Before I get to Palace... I didn’t bother posting any thoughts from the Wigan game on Friday as it was just incredibly dull and I couldn't be arsed. If I was to say anything about it, it would have been that Salah looked a bit tasty and that h...

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Pre-Season Shorts - Tranmere 0 Liverpool 4

Jul 13 2017 11:03 AM | tlw content in Misc Articles

Firstly, and it's important to get this out of the way right out of the gate, THESE GAMES MEAN NOTHING. Performances, whether good or bad, MEAN NOTHING.   Allowing individual performances to influence your opinion on a player is both foolish and...

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Are you ok with what it would cost to land Virgil Van Dyke?

Jun 05 2017 08:35 PM | tlw content in The Burning Question

Southampton's Virgil Van Dijk has uttered the six worst words in the English language (© Bill Kenwright) and told City and Chelsea “I want to play for Liverpool”. A reported salary of 200k a week has been agreed and all that remains is for the Reds to strike a deal with Southampton, who are holding out for a fee of up to £60m. So, is it too much, or does it not matter?



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"Best is yet to come" says Werner

Jun 05 2017 07:45 PM | tlw content in Misc Articles

Liverpool are celebrating their 125th anniversary and chairman Tom Werner promised fans “the best is yet to come” after they finished fourth in the table to return to the Champions League. He hailed Jurgen Klopp as a “world class...

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What will Liverpool look like next season?

Jun 04 2017 01:29 PM | tlw content in Misc Articles

Overall it was a satisfactory season for Liverpool, who secured a place in next season's Champions League with a top four finish. Fourth spot was ok, and although Jurgen Klopp himself would agree that The Reds could have done better, all in all he...

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Is Virgil Van Dijk the Answer to Liverpool's Defensive Issues?

Jun 01 2017 09:20 PM | tlw content in Misc Articles

It may not come as a surprise, but Liverpool are being linked with yet another Southampton player. Virgil van Dijk, one of the most consistent defenders in England’s top flight, is reportedly available for around £50 million and Jurgen Klopp may p...

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Would you swap our season for Arsenal's or United's?

May 31 2017 11:10 AM | tlw content in The Burning Question

The Reds finished above both Arsenal and Manchester United this season and secured a place in the top four for only the second time in eight years. Arsenal and United both lifted silverware though, with Jose Mourinho's side also claiming a place in the CL for next season as a result of that. We asked three of our writers whose season they'd rather have had...

 

 



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Season Review: A success but now the hard work begins - by Jason Harris

May 28 2017 10:05 AM | tlw content in Misc Articles

The last 38 games has been one hell of a rollercoaster, full of twists and turns, highs and lows and 'will we or won't we' moments. At the conclusion of it all, it is very nice to say that Liverpool is a top four club once again.  The season in a...

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