One In One Out

The news was finally confirmed, Alisson signs for Liverpool thus surely improving the quality of LFC custodians. Then we hear Danny Ward is probably going to Leicester which lessens the options. However, let’s hope the days of goalkeeper rotations are done with.

Blackburn 0 Liverpool 2

Pre-season games such as this are definitely games of two halves.  As is the norm Jürgen went for the twenty-two player option and we get told in the build up about players trying to impress.  In the first forty-five minutes of this game not too many actually impressed. James Milner missed a penalty five minutes into the encounter and just before halftime Adam Lallana hit the woodwork but Blackburn had been slightly the better side. The likes of Origi, Solanke and Ojo didn’t really stand out whilst at the back Moreno, Klavan and Matip continue to give as much cause for concern as they do optimism. The second half was different with Naby Keita pulling all the strings. He set up Sturridge on a couple of occasions but Dancing Dan’s finishing left a bit to be desired. The Danny himself created a chance for the Invisible man, Lazar Markovic who finally broke the deadlock. Then Keita set up Sturridge again and this time it was more typical finishing. The class of the second half stood out whereas in the first half there didn’t seem too much and the only highlights were the ones in Lallana’s daft haircut.

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Bury 0 Liverpool 0

First and foremost about the trip to Bury we bring you the highlights…. And having covered them there’s not much more to say other than this was possibly the worst pre-season friendly I’ve ever watched. Jürgen mentioned apparently mentioned gruelling training sessions, the heat and the dry pitch which is his right. I’d add we looked disjointed and I can’t recall the opposing goalkeepers [they used two] making a save.

The Long And Winding Road

Way back in the days of Brendan there was a rumour doing the rounds that Liverpool wanted to sign Xherdan Shaqiri from Bayern Munich. Four years later in the days of Jürgen it has finally happened. Only we didn’t sign him from the might of Bayern Munich but from Stoke.  A strange path for the player to take but he’s at Anfield and we wait and see what he brings to the table.