The Twohundredpercent Premier League Previews: Liverpool


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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7 Responses

  1. Brian says:

    Paul I believe Konchesky was sold to Leicester.

  2. Tim Vickerman says:

    Pretty sure Konchesky linked up with Sven at Lestah.

  3. Ian says:

    Quite right, chaps. Konchesky spent the second half of last season on loan at Forest, but signed for Leicester. I have amended it.

  4. Hmm. All depends on expectations. I can certainly see Liverpool improving but would fourth be good enough if it only provided a launch pad for a similar finish over the next two to three years? Odd how Konchesky is picked on for not being good enough when Liverpool fans will defend the likes of Aquilani, Djibril Cisse and others who flopped equally as abjectly. And these are the same kopites who will have denounced Lucas and Meireles in the early weeks of last season as well as not offering one word of dissent at the time of Hodgson’s appointment.

    I admire Liverpool because of the emotional reactions of the supporters – this makes them far more likeable than the clinical, more dispassionate bunch from along the East Lancs Road but can be a weakness. The phrase ‘not good enough for Liverpool’ conveys a sense of entitlement whose proponents should reflect on the past 21 years more critically.

  5. I’m extremely sceptical that Andy Carroll’s Britishness will mean he will end up good value for money. If he scores twenty goals a season he’ll be good value for money, but there’s no way Liverpool are ever going to make a profit on him in the transfer market.

    Charlie Adam is going to have a far tougher time at Liverpool even without his price tag (not uncommon in the Premier League in general, but at the very top of what Scottish players go for). Blackpool was a fantastic move for him as within the club itself there was no hard pressure on him to perform every week; Dalglish is going to have to work incredibly hard to shield him from the less sanguine elements in the Liverpool support (who will be on his back faster than they were on Hodgson’s) if he’s not to revert to the apathetic figure he often cut when the chips were down at Rangers.

  6. I agree on Charlie Adam. Given the calibre of the other midfielders available to Dalglish, I think he’ll struggle to be selected.

  1. August 6, 2011

    […] Luis Suarez “When Paul Konchesky was sold to Leicester City earlier this summer, one of the strangest and most stressful periods of the past two decades in Liverpool’s history came to a close. Seen as the embodiment of the mediocrity that had somehow become the norm at the club, Konchesky’s departure was deemed as confirmation that the standards that had been allowed to drop were now being pushed upwards again.” twohundredpercent […]

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