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Johnny Hynes

A Tipperary native who moved to Merseyside in 2003 to watch LFC on a regular basis and ending up reporting on the Reds. Author of The Irish Kop and Alright Aldo, regular writer for LFC magazine and match programme and a contributor to a variety of newspapers/websites including The Irish Indo, The Examiner and thesetpieces.com

Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp: The Manager Who ‘Can Make Every Player Better’

At this time of year we regularly hear similar soundbites from around Europe just after footballers have joined a new club. “They’ve always been my team,” is one of the most popular and was regularly employed by, among others, Robbie Keane. “It’s a great league,” is another favourite of many. Very few players highlight the fact that the manager they are …

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Liverpool Season Preview: The Positives, Negatives And Good Omens

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19: A general view of the stadium prior to kickoff during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between Liverpool FC and Besiktas JK at Anfield on February 19, 2015 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

With Liverpool’s first Premier League game of the season away to Arsenal now just a matter of days away, Johnny Hynes previews the campaign to come. The Positives: The manager When Jurgen Klopp arrived in October of last year his personality and boundless enthusiasm instantly lifted the doom and gloom that had surrounded Brendan Rodgers, who really should have departed after …

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Liverpool: Jürgen Klopp’s Left-Back Conundrum

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool celebrates victory after the International Champions Cup match between Liverpool and Barcelona at Wembley Stadium on August 6, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHAT to any LFC supporter this summer and a common theme emerges. Although content with some of the transfer business already conducted by Jürgen Klopp, they are hoping there is more to come and that a new left-back will be arriving. The fact that such a purchase hasn’t happened already is a surprise to most. Bolstering the position has been …

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An Alternative Take On Liverpool’s Summer Signings So Far

SANTA CLARA, CA - JULY 30: Sadio Mane of Liverpool FC in action against AC Milan during the International Champions Cup match at Levi's Stadium on July 30, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

It seems to be an unwritten rule of reporting on soccer that any new signing can’t just be themselves. They must be tagged as ‘just like Gareth Bale’ or ‘the next Ronaldo’ or ‘a young John Terry’. Understandably, such descriptions that we hear on almost a daily basis during the summer turn out to be far from the mark. But …

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Liverpool: Klopp’s Pre-Season Means Hard Work, Not Holidaying

WIGAN, ENGLAND - JULY 17: Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Wigan Athletic and Liverpool at JJB Stadium on July 17, 2016 in Wigan, England. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

‘We win the fitness, we win everything.’ It’s probably fair to say those words from development coach Pep Lijnders during Liverpool’s recent training camp in America won’t be long remembered or quoted in the future. However, although the modern day setting of Stanford University was much different, they do echo with those of a former Reds manager. The venue was Wembley …

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Liverpool Wideboys Jordon Ibe and Sheyi Ojo Experiencing Contrasting Fortunes

Sheyi Ojo Jordon Ibe Liverpool

BEING a Premier League winger must be one of the most challenging roles in football. Your job description involves many elements; some of the main ones being beat your man, provide assists and contribute a few goals. In other words, the game-changing, match-winning tasks that are understandably hard to accomplish because opponents are fully set on stopping you carrying them …

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