Sourav Saha

A freelance writer who likes writing, reading and discussing football. I have been writing about the sport for the past 8 years or so and I try to capture the moments in as many words as I can.

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Van Dijk injury gives Klopp the opportunity to reinvent Reds

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Van Dijk faces lengthy time on the sidelines As the news finally broke on Van Dijk’s injury, one could almost sense a collective sigh of despair from the Liverpool fans. Their worst fears were confirmed as official word from the player arrived on social media. After undergoing further scans, the Dutch defender stated the following, “I’m now fully focused on my recovery and will do everything I can to be back as quickly as possible. Despite the obvious disappointment, I’m …

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Spurs Quick Start Ambushed by Lanzini’s Hammer

Spurs Quick Start Ambushed by Lanzini's Hammer

Harry Kane was left disappointed after Spurs drew A fast start by Spurs Peep!….peep!, it was not even a minute before the referee blew the whistle for the second time. 45 seconds was all it took for Spurs to go ahead in this game, a start that even the Roadrunner would appreciate. The Lily Whites continued their rapid and mind-numbing start to the season as they rushed into a generous lead, with Kane at the heart of it. The English …

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Talking Points – Merseyside Derby: Everton 2: 2 Liverpool

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Excitement and anticipation were in the air, as the Merseyside derby kicked off on Saturday. Coming into this game, a lot had been written about the decade-old dominance by the red part of Merseyside in this derby. Carlo Ancelotti, the Everton coach had reposed his faith in the team stating in the pre-match conference, stating how his team looked focussed and was in good spirits. While Jurgen Klopp, who was still smarting from the 7-2 defeat to Aston Villa, compared …

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Arsenal FC – Liverpool FC – 5 talking points

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The blockbuster match of the weekend sure matched the hype surrounding it, as Liverpool rocked the Emirates with a 4-3 victory. Before the game much had been made about Arsenal’s youthful defence and sure enough there are questions to be raised against Wenger. Apart from the goals, it was quite an enthralling game and involved a lot of end to end football. Ultimately, the goal scoring exploits of Coutinho, Mane and Lallana were enough to outgun the Gunners goal scoring …

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Liverpool FC – Arsenal FC: 5 things to watch out for

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A fixture where both clubs are battling for lost glory, Emirates stadium will once again greet the Premier League with Arsene Wenger in charge. For a considerable period of time last year, when chants of “Arsene Out” hung in the air, Klopp was linked with the position. But that was not to be, as Arsene stood his ground and here we are with both of them in opposite dug outs. Liverpool start this season with their German coach in charge. …

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Johan Cruyff – Your Legacy will Live on

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“Soccer is simple, but it is difficult to play simple.” – Johan Cruyff, Dutch Footballer ( 1947-2016) An offhand quote it may seem at the start, but it has a much deeper meaning attached to it. The other day, when the news broke that, the Dutch legend of football, Johan Cruyff, had passed; I immediately dropped everything and started getting to know more about him. I asked my father, at dinner so what did his generation think of Johan Cruyff?. …

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An Air of Cautious Optimism around Anfield

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Jersey!! Check!!!….Phone!!! Checked!!!…..FPL!!! Check!!!, fingers crossed and we are another set of entertaining Premier League. I for the past few weeks have been approaching it with a certain air of caution. This is all down to the season ender thumping at the Britannia stadium last season. Fortunately, I didn’t witness it, but the news reports that emerged withered me and am pretty sure a similar number of Liverpool fans as well. But like the sport itself, I have let time …

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Magnificent Mignolet helps Liverpool stay in the hunt for a Champion’s League place

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In the month of February this year, it was make or break for Liverpool’s number one Simon Mignolet. Questionable keeping was the top of the agenda at Anfield as everyone seemed to be in turbulence as a result of the early season blip. While tactical adaptation and injuries had played a role, so often there is a scapegoat. But this time round it was the Liverpool number one, Simon Mignolet. Shaky performances aside there was a certain air of nervousness …

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Imperious Skrtel lays foundations for Reds win at St. Mary’s

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Back in the winter of 2007-08, a young Skrtel was anticipating one of the most important decisions of his career. He had just turned 24, and a host of clubs were looking to prise him away from Zenit Saint Petersburg. Brows furrowed, a lot was going through the young defender’s mind. A decision had to be made. There were a lot of interested parties in obtaining his services. He chose Liverpool FC. Rafa Benitez, the then Liverpool coach had been …

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