MATT ADDISON COLUMN | Liverpool are badly missing Adam Lallana, and not just because of his footballing quality

Adam Lallana has been out injured with a thigh problem for over a month, having sustained the injury during the Audi Cup in pre-season, but is likely to return for his first appearance of the season after the next international break during October. He has started running again at Melwood, and while he will not […]

MATT ADDISON COLUMN | Liverpool need Emre Can but his future may well lie elsewhere

Prior to the previous disappointing week in which Liverpool drew twice in frustrating circumstances and got hammered at the Etihad Stadium, Emre Can had made a very good start to the season. Over the past seven days, he – along with most of his teammates – have been much less impressive, but generally, he has […]

MATT ADDISON COLUMN | Ben Woodburn could be Liverpool’s long-term Coutinho replacement – his Wales debut goal came as no surprise

England’s World Cup qualifier in Malta made very few waves due to its drab and boring nature, as Gareth Southgate’s side strolled through a dismal game it was inevitable they would win, but Wales’ international fixture was anything but forgettable. In the 69th minute, with the score still 0-0 against Austria, Wales manager Chris Coleman […]

MATT ADDISON COLUMN | Steven Gerrard should choose between coaching and punditry – not do both

Steven Gerrard is arguably Liverpool’s greatest ever player, and whilst fans of every other team in the country delight in reminding people that he never won the Premier League title, he retired in 2016 as a player who had won everything else in club football, often single-handedly. The best player of his generation in England […]

MATT ADDISON COLUMN | Liverpool’s youth prospects offer plenty of reasons to be cheerful

Liverpool have long been a football club with a rich tradition of bringing young talent through, with the likes of Steven Gerrard, Michael Owen, Jamie Carragher and Steve McManaman emerging in the last couple of decades.     Now, though, there seems to be more and more players coming through and making the grade than […]

MATT ADDISON COLUMN | Set-pieces are such an urgent area to address for Liverpool; failure to do so could cost them dearly

Liverpool’s trip to Vicarage Road on Saturday was not by any means an unmitigated disaster, but to only pick up a point was a huge disappointment for the whole club. To concede in the last minute made the point gained feel more akin to a defeat. The Reds actually started quite well, passing with purpose […]

MATT ADDISON COLUMN | Liverpool fans have to learn to trust Klopp – the German knows best

  The ultimately failed pursuit of RB Leipzig’s Naby Keita (at least for this year), and the prolonged agony over a deal for Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk, which is still to come to fruition but very much still on the agenda, especially after news of a transfer request, have been the sources of much frustration […]