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Posted on 03. Mar, 2014 by Tom Cullimore.
It’s official. If it wasn’t already, then from this moment on Liverpool are undeniably, astonishingly, in the mix at the top of the Premier League. Even following the demolition of Arsenal, and still perhaps after the last-gasp comeback win against Fulham, there might have reasonably remained doubts as to the likelihood that they have what [...]
Posted on 04. Sep, 2013 by Tom Cullimore.
In the summer of 2009, just weeks after the close of Liverpool’s most successful domestic campaign in almost twenty years, the Guardian newspaper reported that Fernando Torres had recommended to his manager, Rafa Benitez, three players to improve the Premier League’s second-best side. We all know of managers haunted by decisions they have taken, but [...]
Posted on 07. Aug, 2013 by Tom Cullimore.
‘Come on, man. Some straight like you, giant stick up his ass, all of a sudden age, what, 60? He’s just going to break bad?’ If I were to describe a man who, after years of playing it safe decided to do something so drastic that there was no coming back from it, you might [...]
Posted on 11. Jun, 2013 by Tom Cullimore.
Poor Andy Carroll. Passed up time and again like an outgrown Christmas puppy, nobody wants to give this lumbering scamp a home. And yet, as the party responsible for that infamously expensive goodwill gesture of the winter of 2011, shouldn’t Liverpool think twice before cutting their losses on this trouble-making tyke? Here at Kopsource we [...]
Posted on 30. May, 2013 by Tom Cullimore.
Almost anything could be said of Luis Suarez. Almost everything has been. Saviour. Racist. Nuisance. Genius. Cheat. Magician. Cannibal. His character – a cocktail of impressions crafted by the press along with fans of all clubs, stirred with the swizzle stick of his own behaviour – has enjoyed near-universal support from Liverpool Football Club each [...]
Posted on 19. Jan, 2013 by Tom Cullimore.
Daniel Sturridge is a brave man. Three goals in three games for his new club might suggest otherwise, but his decision to come to Liverpool was certainly a risky one; as any failed signing of the past three years could tell him, the benefit of the doubt is something rarely afforded to a new face [...]
Posted on 20. Dec, 2012 by Tom Cullimore.
It’s back! The Kopsource Christmas Review is fresh out of the oven and ready for general consumption. We’ve got twice as many writers contributing this year, so with all that additional expertise it promises to be an even juicier, plumper, turkey-shaped special than last time round. And, just when you thought that you couldn’t take [...]
Posted on 10. Nov, 2012 by Tom Cullimore.
Twenty-four hour rolling news is an awful thing. Twenty-four hour rolling sports news is even worse. Reporting football minutiae might have originally marked a new era in televisual modernity but has since collapsed into a dependence on snap-judgements and non-stories. Such is the culture of scrutiny in which Premier League managers are asked to work. [...]