Liverpool’s Goalkeeper Conundrum, and Other Thoughts from Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

Photo: David Rawcliffe/Propaganda

Photo: David Rawcliffe/Propaganda

Originally published on Premier Punditry.

Liverpool went into this season with a revamped squad that, from a depth perspective at least, appeared to have been bolstered in virtually all areas over the course of the summer. On paper, the only real question mark was the goalkeeper position, where Simon Mignolet was backed up by a 32-year-old journeyman who the manager barely trusted to start domestic cup matches last year. What was the worst that could happen? Continue reading

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In Praise of Lucas Leiva

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Originally published on Premier Punditry.

Lucas Leiva has been confined to the pine of the Liverpool bench for much of 2014, after Brendan Rodgers decided earlier this year that Steven Gerrard would best serve his side as a deep-lying playmaker whose legendary distribution abilities could springboard the likes of Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling up front. Continue reading