Author Archives: Jim Boardman

Karius set to start – is the door still open for Mignolet return?

Loris Karius is set to take over from Liverpool’s long-term first-choice goalkeeper Simon Mignolet in today’s game against Hull at Anfield. Despite Jürgen Klopp saying last week that he doesn’t have a No1 keeper, it seems the German boss has promoted his new signing after all. Karius missed the start of the season through injury having featured heavily in Liverpool’s […]

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Sakho challenges Klopp, suggests fitness claims are a “lie”

Mamadou Sakho has almost certainly brought the end of his Liverpool career even closer, unless he has a good explanation he can give to Jürgen Klopp for a 3am rant on social media referring to “the lie” about his fitness. Ignoring the friendly advice to “behave himself” from his predecessor at centre-back, Jamie Carragher, Sakho seems to have opened up […]

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Klopp: “We weren’t perfect but we deserved our win”

Derby County 0 Liverpool 3 Liverpool overcame Derby County in the EFL Cup last night – also known as the League Cup, the competition the Reds have won more than any other club – and are into the fourth round draw. Manager Jurgen Klopp was satisfied, but admitted his side could have played even better. Players got debuts, others got […]

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Derby v Liverpool: Confirmed LFC Team

Liverpool play Derby County tonight at the iPro Stadium in the EFL Cup (aka League Cup) and Jurgen Klopp has handed first competitive starts to two of the summer’s new arrivals. Loris Karius comes in for Simon Mignolet in goal, it’s the former Mainz keeper’s long-awaited Liverpool debut, his introduction to Klopp’s first XI delayed by injury during pre-season There’s also a first competitive start for […]

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EFL Cup: Derby v LFC – Debut for Karius, Firmino to return?

Liverpool face Derby County tonight in the EFL Cup – or the League Cup as we used to call it, and in some cases still do. It will be a chance for one or two players on the fringes of the first XI to show the manager what they can do, but don’t expect manager Jurgen Klopp to field a […]

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OPINION: LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB SHOULD BE DEEPLY ASHAMED OF HILLSBOROUGH SNUB

LFC SNUB HILLSBOROUGH FAMILIES AND SURVIVORS AGAIN There probably isn’t much to add to this, maybe other than some background that doesn’t really cover the issues in detail.  The Hillsborough Justice Campaign have today issued a statement – reluctantly – about Liverpool Football Club’s decision to snub their request to acknowledge the passing of a man who did an immeasurable amount of […]

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Anfield’s extended Main Stand officially opens

Finally, Liverpool have the bigger ground promised so long ago – will it be large enough? Getting on for two decades after first announcing Liverpool must have a bigger ground if it is to be successful, the club today declared it had finally happened. To be fair to the current owners it’s just 643 days since work started on this […]

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Agent: “Milner is a quick learner and will play wherever the manager asks him to”

Milner moved to Anfield to play more games and wants to help bring silverware to Anfield Daniel Sturridge is apparently fed up at, amongst other things, being played out wide instead of in his favoured centre-forward position. “I’m a centre-forward” he says. His team mate James Milner also finds himself playing out of position, in a role that is new […]

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From Hero to Zero – Sakho must accept loan move to save his career

Reports: Klopp has let Sakho know he is so far down the Anfield pecking order he needs to spend a year on loan to save his career Back in the spring Mamadou Sakho was arguably going through the peak moments of his career so far. A week after his equaliser against Dortmund had given his team mates and a packed Anfield […]

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Reds v Spurs – teams. Sturridge on the bench, Matip makes league debut

It’s back to Premier League action for Liverpool this lunchtime with the trip to White Hart Lane to take on one-time bogey team Tottenham Hotspur. Jurgen Klopp’s side will be looking to keep the momentum going from the 5-0 win over Burton in the League Cup in midweek which saw Daniel Sturridge amongst the scorers. Sturridge’s brace wasn’t enough to […]

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