Yearly Archives: 2024

The Long Goodbye: How Have Liverpool Fared the Season After a Managerial Change?

- - Managers

Red Welcome BannerBy the time you’re reading this, it will almost be over.

Jurgen Klopp’s near nine-year reign as Liverpool head coach is coming to an end. There’s talk of statues, commemorating a manager that has brought Premier League and Champions League glory to Anfield, but the German’s connection to the club and its fans runs so deep that mere stone and marble alone aren’t enough to do it justice.

The worst-kept secret in football is that Feyenoord boss Arne Slot will be Klopp’s successor, and the Dutchman has almighty shoes to fill – sadly, managing a club after a legend has departed has not, historically, gone all that well for the replacement over the years.

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The Best Transfer Signings of Richard Hughes: Liverpool’s Sporting Director

- - Players

Red Handshake LogoFour of Liverpool’s most favourite sons, The Beatles, wrote and recorded a famous song about revolution back in 1968.

Fast forward the best part of 60 years and there’s very much revolution in the air at Liverpool FC, too.

Jurgen Klopp will depart the club, leaving an almighty void to be filled. One thing that the Reds hierarchy seems very keen to do is present the new head coach, whoever that may be, with a young, hungry and progressive squad to work with.

To that end, Michael Edwards – the club’s CEO – has managed to persuade Richard Hughes to leave his beloved Bournemouth and take up the position of sporting director at Anfield.

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How Good is Liverpool FC’s Record in Cup Finals?

- - Trophies

Two Red Trophies IconLiverpool’s trip to Wembley Stadium for the Carabao Cup final will be the 14th time that they have contested the trophy game of the League Cup in its various guises.

The good news for Reds fans is that they have a pretty good record in the final of this particular competition – experiencing the joy of the trophy lift more often than the agony of defeat and the long trip home up the M1 and M6.

They are 1-1 in the League Cup final under Jurgen Klopp’s guidance, so can they break out and make it 2-1 in his final season in charge?

And how good has Liverpool’s record been in finals over the years?

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The Most Underrated Players and Managers in Liverpool FC History

- - Managers, Players

Red Speech Bubble Question MarkJanuary 1964. Roy Evans joins Liverpool FC as a 16-year-old defender after Bill Shankly personally visited the family’s Bootle home to talk to his mum and dad.

In truth, Evans’ playing career at Liverpool never really bore fruit, but it was on the coaching staff – he took up the position of reserve team manager aged just 25 under Shankly’s successor Bob Paisley – that his love affair with the club really began.

He became a member of the infamous Boot Room of coaches, playing his part in planning some of the club’s most famous days on home and international soil, before his qualities as a coach were rewarded with promotion to the first-team manager’s role in 1994.

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