Articles from the Writer's Lounge
From the moment that Liverpool agreed to part with 20 million in 2011 for the young and raw talent that was Jordan Henderson he had his doubters. Nearly eight years on those doubters still remain. I can't remember a player in recent history for the club that has divided opinion so much.
I could normally spend hours on end discussing the beautiful game with friends or even strangers without getting bored. But in recent weeks I can’t actually believe what I’ve heard or seen written by some Liverpool fans and pundits. There will always be a difference in opinions and I love that, but the extremes that have been shown recently have just pushed that to a new level.
With the end of our 10 day break between games clearly in sight, the anticipation for our next game increases tenfold by the hour. Since we emphatically put Bournemouth to the sword and got back to winning ways, we have had to make do with watching clips from our training camp in Marbella and watching other clubs begin their assault on the Champions League knockout stage, and aim to progress in the FA Cup.
After our last two underwhelming games against Leicester at home and West Ham away which ended in draws, I have spent hours thinking about the implications of the results, our recent performances and the general belief that Liverpool have thrown away their best chance for the title in years.
I know that sounds like a stupid question and naturally the first reaction will be that the more successful we are as a club, then the more appealing we will be to potential signings. But is it as straight forward as that?
Having been brought into this world nearly 36 years ago and being decked out in Liverpool kits before I was even aware, there was only going to be one team for me. Obviously I missed the glory years of Liverpool due to my age, but I vaguely remember us winning our last league title in the 1989/90 season. But as a seven year old, I didn’t hold the “Liverpool is my life” mentality that I do now which is bordering on an obsession.
Liverpool's decision not to go back in for Nabil Fekir can be described as "microeconomic" policy - long term, structural reform designed to produce benefits over an extended period of time.
It seems that ever since FSG were burned by the colossal failure of the Andy Carroll deal, they have been determined not to be the laughing stock of the transfer market. And rightly so.
Welcome Ladies and Gentlemen to the fight for the title of Premier League Champions 2019! The contenders? In the Blue corner, the team that broke the Premier League points and goals scored records last season, the reigning Champions, Manchester City (muffled mumblings of support from the crowd due to poor attendance from their fans). Annnnnd in the RED corner, the most successful club in English football history! Five time winners of the European Cup! The mighty LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB (ground shaking, ear shattering cheer from the best supporters in the world)!