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Monday, 20 March 2017

HENDO JOINS TRIP TO TENERIFE

Good news Liverpool fans. Jordan Henderson has joined up with the Liverpool travelling party to Tenerife, signaling a possible near return to playing for the first team in the very near future.


Manager Jurgen Klopp has taken all his senior players not on international duty: James Milner, Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip, Loris Karius, Alberto Moreno and Lucas Leiva to the Canary Islands for the week.

For the captain to be able to train again after his absence with a foot injury, its a major boost for the team ahead of the final run-in of the Season. His influence has been missed in midfield, well as Emre Can and Gino Wijnaldum have done, Henderson adds a bit more bite and aggression in the engine room.

Dejan Lovren has also been missed through injury and while Ragnar Klavan has been effective, Matip and Lovren are seen as the best partnership at centre back.

Poor old Daniel Sturridge, left at home as he struggles with yet another injury, he seems to have been a one Season wonder back in 2014, its a shame for the lad as he has so much talent. He just can't stay fit.

The Merseyside derby awaits us on April 1st. Lets hope everyone is fit and raring to go for that game.   

Friday, 17 March 2017

WHY NOT START ALEXANDER ARNOLD AGAINST MAN CITY

With Nathanial Clyne's recent average performance's in a Liverpool shirt, a strong case could be made for young Alexander-Arnold to replace him in the game against Manchester City on Sunday.

There is a lot riding on this fixture with Liverpool hoping to maintain their top-four status and Man City hoping to stay above us in the League.

Another victory by Jurgen Klopp's men will be a huge boost towards Champion's League football for next Season.

Some players have excelled this term while others have stagnated somewhat: Nathaniel Clyne has been an excellent recruit from Southampton with lots of amazing performances for Liverpool. Yet his form lately has dipped. His defending has been average and his crossing has been poor.

Enter Alexander-Arnold, he has been playing exceptionally well for the under-23 side at Liverpool this Season showing composure in defence and attack, he is a great crosser of the ball which Clyne sadly, is not. He can score a goal or two as well, and is very good defensively.

So it's a possibility, a lad deserving of a chance to be promoted to the first team who has a lot to contribute to Liverpool. Lets hope he gets the chance against Man City on Sunday.  

Monday, 6 March 2017

ITS OK TO SING WHEN WE ARE WINNING

After Liverpool's thunderous defeat of old rivals Arsenal 3-1 at Anfield on Saturday evening. I was moved to clench a fist in the air like a twenty year old as if we had just won a Trophy or something.

Us Liverpool fans have been put through the mill these last few months losing so many matches since the new year began. Not just losing but playing so poorly, that was the worst of it. Losing tamely to weaker, lesser teams with barely an ounce of fight in our team.

So when we do actually play really well and outplay Spurs 2-0 or Arsenal 3-1 then it feels like the good days are back again in those precious moments and it is right to jump in the air and celebrate victory.

For some reason this Season, Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool can live with and beat the best, we beat Chelsea 2-0 early on, but we fail against the worst, or relegation fodder to be more precise.


We need new players as usual, a centre-back, Sakho where are you? A strong midfielder, a winger and maybe a centre forward.

There is always speculation after every bad result, by everyone, the Press, blogs, everyone comes out to rant and rave.

It's understandable, infuriatingly so. The very best we can hope and aim for after blowing this Season up in January is a top four finish. Arsenal, Man City, Spurs and Man Utd are our direct rivals in this mini League, we all cannot qualify.

But there will be a mighty big cheer at Anfield in May if Liverpool finish 4th or higher. 

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