The journalism of Luke Gains

The Brendan Rodgers Liverpool blog

"It details his early days as Liverpool manager through news story updates ranging from the players he sold to the players he signed and more."

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A new era under Marco Silva breads fresh optimism around Goodison park, but old habits die hard and the Toffees must break years of underachievement to step out from the wilderness.

It began with Farhad Moshiri taking control in part ownership (49.9%) as the man at the very top in February 2016, with all his financial clout and ambition to take the blues to the illustrious Champions League positions. He exerted... Continue Reading →

Jurgen Klopp: A revolutionist who has restored the integrity of a club who has spent too many years on its knees

It has been a summer that has left many with their tongues out and their jaws dropped as Liverpool have splashed out a remarkable £170 million in the transfer market. In their sights, Sheik Mansour's Manchester City who cruised to... Continue Reading →

Kiev: A night with no mercy or consolation, but a marker of a man who’s spirit intertwines with millions of reds around the world

It’s yet another final for both Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp that has promised so much but delivered so very little. Kloppo’s Reds arrived in Kiev with a deeply ingrained belief that they could be the team to dislodged Real Madrid’s... Continue Reading →

Philippe Coutinho; The backlog, the current state of affairs and the reality the reds must face

August 2017 and manager, Jurgen Klopp is addressing the media on speculation Brazilian playmaker, Philippe Coutinho, could be Barcelona bound. He says: “Everything is about timing - whichever club asks early enough. If you ask early enough, you can either... Continue Reading →

Why the world-record fee for Southampton’s van Djik restores parity to one of English football’s most successful clubs

Liverpool have agreed a world-record transfer fee, for a defender, of £75 million with Southampton for centre-back, Virgil Van Dijk. The Dutchman had been coveted by competitors Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United before sealing his winter transfer. He makes... Continue Reading →

Why Arsenal aren’t selling a star, but Liverpool could be landing one in Oxlade-Chamberlain

He's the Southampton academy graduate that Arsene Wenger admired, pursued and entrusted when he recruited the 17-year-old for the Gunners back in August of 2011. He was built up as being part of the next crop of Arsenal's next generation... Continue Reading →

Why Arsenal may bounce back from their latest humiliation, but their insistence to stick rather than twist is forging an imperious decline

He was appointed October 1st 1996 from Japanese club Nagoya Grampus Eight, successor to George Graham and has gone onto eclipse 700 mark for league games as manager at his respective Arsenal. He has, in the process, engineered over 1,400 goals... Continue Reading →

Moshiri’s millions alone won’t deliver Everton a place at Europe’s elite table

It has been a summer of euphoria and excitement at Everton, under the rich hands of Asian businessman, Farhad Moshiri, who owns a 49.9% stack in the club. The blues have thus far invested over £100 million this summer and,... Continue Reading →

Koeman’s swoop for Pickford represents a change in approach from Everton’s hierarchy

He may not be the first big-money investment Everton have made since Fahrad Morishi traded ‘The Emirates’ for a stake in the blue half of Merseyside, but Jordan Pickford’s imminent arrival marks the beginning of a new way of operating... Continue Reading →

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