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.
  • Pep Lijnders’ Ever-Increasing Importance to Liverpool Should Yield Huge Future Rewards

    Big news is never far away from Liverpool and even midweek, between a pair of weekends with no fixture, there’s always something to announce or discuss; most recently it has been the formal plan of the club to at last move to merge first team and academy training facilities. With no room at Melwood to incorporate the youth squads, Kirkby—where the academy is based—will be expanded and the seniors will move over for 2019/20, if all goes to plan. ...

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  • Should Liverpool Have A Go-To Man For Goals?

    Sadio Mane’s return from international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations came at a time when the Liverpool fans were getting somewhat desperate: for a result, for a goal, for a win. They needed a hero and, in his absence, Mane’s stock grew considerably...and that rise hasn’t slowed any with his two-goal haul to defeat Tottenham Hotspur, helping the Reds back on track in the Premier League. ...

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  • Left-Backs Liverpool Should Be Targeting in the Summer

    James Milner has filled in admirably for Liverpool at left-back this season, not out of position through necessity or emergency, but because Jurgen Klopp values his diligence, work rate and (perhaps) penalty-taking as rather more worthy of a spot than Alberto Moreno’s pace, penetration and penchant for late tackles. ...

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  • What Does Daniel Sturridge Need To Do Before May To Extend His Liverpool Career?

    The very end of 2015/16 saw Liverpool playing well, reaching two cup finals—losing both—and with plenty of reason for optimism for the following campaign. For Daniel Sturridge in particular, there was every reason to assume he’d be heavily involved in 16/17; he started and scored in the UEFA Europa League final, played the full length of the League Cup final, was the starting striker in league play and the club didn’t sign another No. 9 over summer. Importantly, at last, his fitness issues seemed to be largely being managed. ...

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  • Emre Can or Emre Can’t: Should Liverpool Offload German Midfielder?

    Amid all the impressive back-slapping and audible sighs of relief which accompanied the announcement of Philippe Coutinho signing a new Liverpool contract, there were still murmurings and mutterings in the background surrounding the other players set to be offered lengthened terms. Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren seem set to be next in line, despite both still splitting opinion to one extent or another, but before either of the former Saints duo’s deals end, Emre Can’s Anfield career could yet be over. ...

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