Author: Matthew Hardiker

I'm a Journalism and Creative Writing graduate from Manchester who has written and edited content for a student magazine The Demon and for The Leicestershire Press. I have followed Liverpool FC and been passionate about writing since I was a child and I hope that I can use my writing experience to create unique and engaging content here on Friends of Liverpool.

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Reds’ fab five! Liverpool’s most dazzling displays of 2020

2020 saw Liverpool triumph in the Premier League as the Reds secured their first league title in over 30 years. The coronavirus pandemic made the 2019-2020 campaign the longest season in Premier League history, but the Reds got the job done and there were some memorable performances along the way. Here we will go through […]

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Jurgen Klopp TV Interview

Klopp vs the TV broadcasters

Over the past few weeks, Jurgen Klopp has been increasingly vocal about his discontent with the Premier League’s congested fixture schedule and fixture times as well as their unwillingness to re-introduce five substitutions per game. Most leagues in Europe are still allowing teams to make five subs per game. Klopp was adamant that the Premier […]

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Liverpool FC v Atalanta BC Group D Uefa Champions League Nov 2020

Liverpool 0 – 2 Atalanta – What went wrong?

Liverpool could have secured qualification for the Champions League group stage with two games to spare on Tuesday night, but Atalanta pulled off a composed performance and secured the three points at Anfield. It was the heaviest Anfield set back of Klopp’s five-year reign and the first time that Liverpool have failed to register a […]

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Jordan Henderson Central Midfielder Liverpool

How the Reds tackled a tough international break

With no more international fixtures on the calendar until March, Premier League football is set to return this weekend and Liverpool will take on Leicester City at Anfield. Mo Salah has been out of action for the past week after he tested positive for Covid-19. Trent Alexander Arnold will also be unavailable for the game […]

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Football Image

Reds set for tough tests when Premier League action resumes

Liverpool’s title defence has begun with a record of 5W 2D 1L. The Reds have made it through a number of tough opening fixtures including Everton, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal. Since the 7-2 humbling at Villa Park, Liverpool have been on top form (even with the absence of Virgil van Dijk) but still remain […]

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Diogo Jota Roberto Firmino Liverpool

Klopp faces Firmino Jota dilemma ahead of City clash

Diogo Jota has been in scintillating form since he signed for Liverpool in September with 6 goals in his last 4 appearances. His man of the match performance against Atalanta in the Champions League was topped off with a hat-trick. After a fantastic through ball from Trent Alexander Arnold, Jota chipped the keeper for his […]

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Liverpool Training Session

Liverpool set for £50m move to new training complex

Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool will bid farewell to Melwood and move to their new state of the art facilities in Kirkby next month. The Premier League champions were expected to make the move in June, but this date was postponed due to Covid-19. The training centre includes three separate GrassMaster pitches, goalkeeping and warm up […]

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Liverpool Fans

How Liverpool’s season has shaped up so far…

In one of the most frantic openings to a season in modern history, Liverpool have begun their defence of the Premier League title with a record of 3W, 1D, 1L. Here we will go over some of the main talking points which have emerged from Liverpool’s season so far. Fabinho fantastic at centre back With […]

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Thiago Alcantara

Thiago’s debut – A Passing Masterclass

With one training session under his belt and less than 48 hours spent at the club, Thiago Alcantara sent shockwaves through the footballing world on Sunday afternoon after he made his Premier League debut for Liverpool.  Liverpool’s opponents on the day were Chelsea – a club who have undeniably splashed the cash this transfer window […]

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Rhian Brewster Liverpool Forward

The futures bright, the futures Brewster!

Rhian Brewster stole the headlines on Tuesday afternoon after he scored twice during Liverpool’s pre-season game against RB Salzburg to draw the game level and prevent the Reds from suffering a rather embarrassing defeat ahead of the new season which is set to begin on September 12. But who is the 20-year-old and how might […]

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