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The Liverpool Offside Season Review, Part 5: What’s Needed for 2022-23?

With 2021-22 behind us, team TLO sat down to discuss what has to happen for the Reds to challenge for the top trophies again next season.

The Liverpool Offside 2021-22 Season Review, Part 4: Underperformers & Overachievers

The staff at TLO sat down to figure out which players exceeded our expectations in 2021-22 and who fell a little short.

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The Liverpool Offside 2021-22 Season Review

The Liverpool Offside 2021-22 Season Review, Part 3: Lingering Regrets

Premier League draws against Tottenham and a failure to score in the cup finals rank high on our lists of regrets for Liverpool’s 2021-22 campaign.

The Liverpool Offside 2021-22 Season Review, Part 2: Memorable Moments

A pair of dominant victories over Manchester United and key contributions from fringe players in the cups feature heavily as we think back on the top moments of 2021-22.

Liverpool Finally Going Through Succession Planning “Growing” Pains

Liverpool have had a largely settled squad for much longer than most, but are now having to come to grips with losing the likes of Sadio Mané and Mohamed Salah soon.

The Liverpool Offside 2021-22 Season Review, Part 1: Two Games From Greatness

Liverpool came closer than anyone to a quadruple only for the final week of the season to end in a pair of missed trophies. We try to put 2021-22 into perspective.

First-Hand Experiences of the Chaos at the 2022 Champions League Final

Two different stories of events on the ground at the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid.

Transfer Scouting: Fabio Carvalho

As Liverpool continue refreshing their squad, we take a closer look at their newest starlet.

What Will A Sadio Mané Replacement Look Like?

Liverpool will reportedly let the Senegalese player go if they can get a replacement lined up. The question is, what position are Liverpool looking for?

Liverpool Request Formal Independent Investigation Into Stadium Entrance Nightmare

Liverpool FC CEO Billy Hogan says the club is requesting a full investigation to establish the facts of what happened outside (and inside) the Stade de France in what became a nightmare for many fans.

Unpacking the Emotional Toll of Losing the Champions League Final

Following Liverpool’s loss to Real Madrid, I try to make sense of the emotional impact of a loss that was also a disaster off the pitch due to the failings of the authorities.

Liverpool’s Journey Is Continuing To The Bitter End

Two massive games remain, and the two biggest prizes remain in Liverpool’s grasp.

Digging Deeper Into Liverpool’s Victory Over Chelsea In The FA Cup Final

With a FA Cup Trophy in the books, we take a closer look at what it all means for the Reds.

Henderson Can Become The First Liverpool Captain To Win Everything

The FA Cup is the missing piece in Henderson’s growing trophy haul. Let’s go get it.

On the Continued Weariness of Tribal Football Discourse

A global fanbase often has to rely on remote connections to a club, but this certainly has its drawbacks

Derby Menace and Clutch Goalscorer: On Liverpool Legend Divock Origi

Has there ever been a player so seemingly peripheral and yet completely central as Divock Origi?

A Love Letter to Liverpool FC

We might never feel like this again; let’s relish it

Manchester City Give Liverpool Something Specific to Work On

Liverpool’s high line has been discussed improperly, but what should the Reds be defensively cautious of?

Is Liverpool-Manchester City A Rivalry?

It might not be historic, like other great footballing rivalries, but this fixture is becoming more than "just another game."

Manchester City are Brilliant: So Where Can Liverpool Find an Edge?

Liverpool and City are both Very Good at Football. Now what?

In Praise of Potential

It’s April, and the Reds could still win four: what a time to be alive

Liverpool Football Club Seek to Exploit Fans with NFT Launch

Now might be a good time for fans to consider canceling subscription services and avoid purchasing merchandise.

Zen and the Art of Ignoring Mohamed Salah’s Contract Negotiations

Liverpool fans, understandably, would love to keep Mo at the club. But his days are probably numbered.

Digging Deeper Into Liverpool’s Victory West Ham

With a victory over West Ham in the books, we take a closer look at what it all means for the Reds.

Rating Liverpool’s Penalty Kicks Against Chelsea

The Reds went 11 for 11 from the spot to win the League Cup. We rate each of the penalties, taking into account the pizzaz and pucker factor.

On Liverpool’s Latest Football Miracle

Liverpool’s full team took penalties Sunday to make it nine League Cups

War In Ukraine & A Very Political Cup Final Between Chelsea And Liverpool

Liverpool and Chelsea supporters have long had ideological differences. The war in Ukraine will likely ignite these tensions.

On Hope and Liverpool’s Quest for the Elusive Quadruple

Liverpool are still in the hunt for four trophies this season. Let’s take a moment to enjoy just how good the Reds truly are ahead of their first chance for hardware next weekend.

Digging Deeper Into Liverpool’s Victory Over Norwich City

With a triumphant win over Norwich City in the books, we take a closer look at what it all means for the Reds.

Inter Milan Champions League Insights with Serpents of Madonnina

With Liverpool set to take on Inter Milan in the Champions League we sit down for a chat with our sister site.

Transfer Scouting: Luis Díaz

With Liverpool completing the signing of FC Porto and Colombia star Luis Díaz, we dig into the Reds’ surprise January signing.

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