Monthly Archives: July 2023

End to End: A List of Eight-Goal Thrillers Involving Liverpool

- - Matches

Football on FirePre-season friendlies are supposed to be about getting minutes into the players’ legs in a none-too-aggressive or competitive environment.

They are not, repeat not, meant to serve up game of the season contenders before the campaign has even kicked off.

But nobody told either Liverpool or German outfit Greuther Furth, who threw the kitchen sink at what was, in theory, a meaningless friendly in July.

Luis Diaz gave a strong Reds side the lead in the first half, before the second period exploded into life with seven – yes, SEVEN – goals.

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Gerrard vs Henderson: Who is Liverpool’s Greatest Midfielder of the Modern Era?

- - Players

Red Captain's Armband IconWhen it comes to analysing the performances of a footballer, we instinctively turn to quantitative measures – goals, assists, clean sheets and the like.

But for midfield generals, the analysis is often just as much qualitative – their importance to a team going above and beyond mere numbers.

Liverpool have been lucky to have not one but two of the best English midfielders of the modern era in Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson, and in a ‘it takes one to know one’ twist it’s rather ironic that one of Gerrard’s first signings as manager of Saudi outfit Al-Ettifaq looks set to be the Reds’ club captain.

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Who is Liverpool’s Greatest Ever Number Nine?

- - Players

3D Number 9 on Material BackgroundA new season provides a fresh start in football – a welcome chance to hit the reset button.

For Darwin Nunez, the 2023/24 season will be one in which his performances are heavily scrutinised – is the Uruguayan productive enough to be described as an elite level player?

At least Nunez himself isn’t shirking the challenge – in fact, the 24-year-old is positively owning it after requesting the number nine shirt for the forthcoming season.

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Who is Dominik Szoboszlai? Liverpool’s New £60 Million Midfielder Revealed

- - Players

Hungary FlagHis name isn’t much fun to type out, but rest assured Dominik Szoboszlai is super-entertaining on the pitch.

The Hungarian is Jurgen Klopp’s second signing of the summer transfer window, joining Alexis Mac Allister on the books at Anfield. Fabio Carvalho will head the other way on loan to RB Leipzig.

A fee of £60 million – the release clause in his contract – will be paid to secure the services for Szoboszlai, a 22-year-old who generally plays as a number ten. Whether Klopp will have to tweak his tactics to get the best out of his new man – or whether he can be turned into a number eight in the boss’ traditional 4-3-3 system – remains to be seen.

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