Karl Matchett


Karl is busy living the dream of watching and discussing football all day, every day. A Liverpool fan by birthright, he’s experienced the Miracle of Istanbul and the Horror of Hodgson at close quarters, meaning he is able to analyse and talk about games in isolation without getting unduly carried away or distraught any more. Writing and talking for Bleacher Report, CNN, uMAXit, numerous podcasts and others along the way, covering every major game, league and tournament you could imagine.
  • Mentality Has To Be Stressed In Liverpool’s Summer Recruitment

    It’s often lamented that, when Liverpool—or any other revamped, upwardly mobile side for that matter—go close to a big title in any particular season, the summer immediately following it is a “big opportunity” which is invariably passed up. The opportunity, of course, is to bridge that final gap from second to first, or from the clutch of chasers to genuine title-fighters. Sometimes it’s squad depth which needs seeing to, but more often it’s a simple matter of quality, the extra player or two to make the biggest difference in the moments and matches which matter most. ...

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  • How Do The Historic Liverpool Sides Inform The Future Of This One?

    Liverpool are much improved under Jurgen Klopp compared to when the former Borussia Dortmund manager took over midway through 2015/16 season, but as battling for the top four instead of the title in the league and being out of both domestic cups intimates, there’s still a way to go. ...

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  • Another Summer Of Challenges Facing Michael Edwards At Liverpool

    The end of the season is not yet upon us, but Liverpool are—off the field, that is—ideally placed to make their mark in the summer, a close-season which will be critical in keeping pace with the sides at the top of the Premier League, never mind usurping one or two of them. ...

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  • Liverpool’s Owners Deserve More Recognition For A Job Almost Well Done

    Custodians, owners, target of fans’ ire. Fenway Sports Group are one and all as the current proprietors of Liverpool FC, the organisation which has brought the club back from the brink of financial ruin and incompetent management by the previous owners, George Gillett and Tom Hicks. FSG have completely restructured certain parts of the club, on and off the field, yet they still find themselves provoking rage and discontent among some sections of the fanbase. ...

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  • Klopp Must Change Liverpool Fans’ Mentality Again If He Is To Succeed

    It doesn’t need a manager’s press conference or interview on the club website to suggest that short-termism rules supreme in the football world, even when it shouldn’t or serves very little purpose. In an age where everything is available now, the failure of four or five managers to win every title in the season simultaneously is deemed as unacceptable, signs of backward momentum and even “having lost the dressing room,” even when it’s obvious that only one club can win each season. ...

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