Liverpool primed for further glory whilst Tottenham remain in a holding pattern

I was almost relieved by Divock Origi's decisive intervention in last night's Champions' League final. Played out by two under par sides who hardly stated a cast iron argument for the strength of the Premier League, I was at least grateful that such an occasion wasn't settled by Mo Salah's contentious first minute penalty, although…

Liverpool vs. Barcelona: A night where distinction dispatched presumption into obscurity

A few observations from last night's Champions' League tie between Liverpool and Barcelona: Liverpool have the strongest domestic squad in Europe, and in effect, the world. Barcelona were put to the sword without the absent Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Naby Keita, Adam Lallana, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, whilst Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri seamlessly stepped up…

In terms of investment and forward planning Liverpool have become everything Bayern Munich are now not

There should be little surprise attached to Liverpool's nonchalant brushing aside of Bayern Munich. For several seasons now the Bavarian's have been on the wane; their ageing squad and inattention to adequately replacing departed stars and those soon to retire has been masked by a marked deterioration of quality in the Bundesliga. Putting six past…

Real Madrid – Liverpool Champion League Final: a fitting sequel to Sliding Doors

The now managerless Real Madrid’s game-management guided the Los Blancos to a 13th European title, although their performance against a slightly unfortunately Liverpool could never be described as vintage. Starting with the same eleven from the corresponding 2017 final but with an obviously frustrated Gareth Bale, despite his telling intervention, cutting a brooding figure at…