Tony Evans

Tony Evans is a journalist and author. He began writing professionally in his late 20s. Before that he worked a variety of jobs to finance his efforts to follow Liverpool around Britain and Europe. He was Football Editor of The Times for eight years and is now a broadcaster and columnist
Tony Evans
Tony Evans is a journalist and author. He began writing professionally in his late 20s. Before that he worked a variety of jobs to finance his efforts to follow Liverpool around Britain and Europe. He was Football Editor of The Times for eight years and is now a broadcaster and columnist

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Opinion | Can Pep Guardiola get over his Liverpool neurosis and get Man City’s title challenge back on track?

Liverpool sit nine points clear of the reigning Premier League champions and the Spaniard appeared triggered by events at Anfield last Sunday.

15 Nov 2019 - 6:26PM

Liverpool sit nine points clear of the reigning Premier League champions and the Spaniard appeared triggered by events at Anfield last Sunday.

Can Pep Guardiola get over his Liverpool neurosis and get Man City’s title challenge back on track?
Opinion | How Liverpool mishandled Raheem Sterling and let one of Europe’s best slip away to Manchester City too easily

Prodigious England winger left the Reds back in 2015 and has won a host of silverware with the Citizens.

7 Nov 2019 - 1:23PM

Prodigious England winger left the Reds back in 2015 and has won a host of silverware with the Citizens.

How Liverpool mishandled Raheem Sterling and let one of Europe’s best slip away to Manchester City too easily
Opinion | Liverpool at Christian Purslow’s Villa is a reminder for supporters of darker days gone by

Englishman, who was chief executive at Liverpool from 2009 to 2010, is now in the same role at newly promoted Aston Villa.

31 Oct 2019 - 5:16PM

Englishman, who was chief executive at Liverpool from 2009 to 2010, is now in the same role at newly promoted Aston Villa.

Liverpool at Christian Purslow’s Villa is a reminder for supporters of darker days gone by
Opinion | Tottenham seek to exorcise the demons of Madrid at Anfield with Klopp’s Liverpool in full flow

Liverpool and Tottenham’s fortunes have gone in vividly opposite directions since the Champions League final.

24 Oct 2019 - 5:49PM

Liverpool and Tottenham’s fortunes have gone in vividly opposite directions since the Champions League final.

Tottenham seek to exorcise the demons of Madrid at Anfield with Klopp’s Liverpool in full flow
Opinion | Manchester United vs Liverpool: a feud rooted in civic rivalry and still the biggest game in English football

Liverpool have won their opening eight Premier League matches, but for Manchester United, a point against Jurgen Klopp’s rampant reds will be cause for celebration.

18 Oct 2019 - 12:21PM

Liverpool have won their opening eight Premier League matches, but for Manchester United, a point against Jurgen Klopp’s rampant reds will be cause for celebration.

Manchester United vs Liverpool: a feud rooted in civic rivalry and still the biggest game in English football
Opinion | Jurgen Klopp still energising Anfield as he enters his fourth year in charge at Liverpool

The German’s team are at the start of an assault on six fronts this season.

10 Oct 2019 - 5:47PM

The German’s team are at the start of an assault on six fronts this season.

Jurgen Klopp still energising Anfield as he enters his fourth year in charge at Liverpool
Opinion | Maverick Brendan Rodgers returns to Anfield with his stock rising and a chance to show he has matured since Liverpool days

Leicester City manager, who was in charge at Anfield between 2012 and 2015, is back in contention for a high-profile job after impressive start to Leicester career.

3 Oct 2019 - 12:02PM

Leicester City manager, who was in charge at Anfield between 2012 and 2015, is back in contention for a high-profile job after impressive start to Leicester career.

Maverick Brendan Rodgers returns to Anfield with his stock rising and a chance to show he has matured since Liverpool days
Opinion | Van Dijk will be honoured to be mentioned in the same breath as greats like Messi and Maldini, but a similar icon is closer to home

The Netherlands defender, who was named England’s Professional Footballers’ Association and Uefa player of the year last season, came second to Lionel Messi in Fifa’s The Best men’s player of the year award this week.

26 Sep 2019 - 5:39PM

The Netherlands defender, who was named England’s Professional Footballers’ Association and Uefa player of the year last season, came second to Lionel Messi in Fifa’s The Best men’s player of the year award this week.

Van Dijk will be honoured to be mentioned in the same breath as greats like Messi and Maldini, but a similar icon is closer to home
Opinion | Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool seek swift resumption of title charge at Chelsea as Mark Lawrenson reflects on ‘greatest’ Stamford Bridge performance in 1986

Reds travel to London following first defeat of the season at Napoli.

19 Sep 2019 - 2:35PM

Reds travel to London following first defeat of the season at Napoli.

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool seek swift resumption of title charge at Chelsea as Mark Lawrenson reflects on ‘greatest’ Stamford Bridge performance in 1986
Opinion | Liverpool fans plan trademark protest against Newcastle United as FSG look to own city’s name

American owners of the European champions have listened to supporters over ticket prices and other issues

11 Sep 2019 - 4:17PM

American owners of the European champions have listened to supporters over ticket prices and other issues

Liverpool fans plan trademark protest against Newcastle United as FSG look to own city’s name
Opinion | Life after Liverpool: Emre Can joins Michael Owen in having regrets after walking away from European Champions

The German international has struggled since his move away from Anfield and this week was left out of the Italian champions’ Champions League squad in the same week Owen has talked about how he longed to return to Liverpool after choosing to walk away.

6 Sep 2019 - 1:35PM

The German international has struggled since his move away from Anfield and this week was left out of the Italian champions’ Champions League squad in the same week Owen has talked about how he longed to return to Liverpool after choosing to walk away.

Life after Liverpool: Emre Can joins Michael Owen in having regrets after walking away from European Champions
Opinion | Liverpool’s Champions League draw offers a stark reminder of how far the club has come since FSG’s takeover

Napoli were drawn with Liverpool back in 2010 in John Henry’s first year as principal owner and the contrast between the club then and now is stark.

30 Aug 2019 - 1:35PM

Napoli were drawn with Liverpool back in 2010 in John Henry’s first year as principal owner and the contrast between the club then and now is stark.

Liverpool’s Champions League draw offers a stark reminder of how far the club has come since FSG’s takeover
Opinion | Liverpool vs Arsenal: a regular goalfest that brings out the best in both sides set for another thrilling chapter

The two are the only remaining sides in the Premier League with 100 per cent records this season.

23 Aug 2019 - 1:26PM

The two are the only remaining sides in the Premier League with 100 per cent records this season.

Liverpool vs Arsenal: a regular goalfest that brings out the best in both sides set for another thrilling chapter
Opinion | Liverpool topping Manchester United’s global pulling power (no wonder Everton have the blues)

Size and make-up of Uefa Super Cup crowd shows Liverpool are the side that everyone wants to see at the moment.

16 Aug 2019 - 4:16PM

Size and make-up of Uefa Super Cup crowd shows Liverpool are the side that everyone wants to see at the moment.

Liverpool topping Manchester United’s global pulling power (no wonder Everton have the blues)
Opinion | Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool hope to shake off history with Premier League title challenge after ‘curse’ of second place

Graeme Souness, Gerard Houllier, Rafa Benitez and Brendan Rodgers dropped down the table after finishing second – but club is stable and they’ve kept their stars.

9 Aug 2019 - 2:07PM

Graeme Souness, Gerard Houllier, Rafa Benitez and Brendan Rodgers dropped down the table after finishing second – but club is stable and they’ve kept their stars.

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool hope to shake off history with Premier League title challenge after ‘curse’ of second place
Opinion | Community Shield: Man City v Liverpool – Jurgen Klopp’s Reds face battle to knock Pep Guardiola’s champions off their perch

Sunday’s Community Shield will give some indication where the clubs will stand at the end of the season but City are expected to shine once again

4 Aug 2019 - 11:20AM

Sunday’s Community Shield will give some indication where the clubs will stand at the end of the season but City are expected to shine once again

Community Shield: Man City v Liverpool – Jurgen Klopp’s Reds face battle to knock Pep Guardiola’s champions  off their perch
Opinion | Liverpool fans won’t make same mistake with Boris Johnson they did with Luis Suarez

Liverpool fans effectively validated racism with entrenched, partisan reaction to Luis Suarez’s abuse of Patrice Evra – too many across the UK are repeating the process for a prime minister.

18 Oct 2019 - 11:20AM

Liverpool fans effectively validated racism with entrenched, partisan reaction to Luis Suarez’s abuse of Patrice Evra – too many across the UK are repeating the process for a prime minister.

Liverpool fans won’t make same mistake with Boris Johnson they did with Luis Suarez
Opinion | Are The Beatles responsible for Liverpool’s present dominance over local rivals Everton?

Could BBC’s Panorama programme be part of the reason for the mythologising of Liverpool’s Spion Kop?

19 Jul 2019 - 5:15PM

Could BBC’s Panorama programme be part of the reason for the mythologising of Liverpool’s Spion Kop?

Are The Beatles responsible for Liverpool’s present dominance over local rivals Everton?
Opinion | Adam Lallana and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain among Liverpool players facing a do-or-die preseason

Several of Jurgen Klopp’s squad players need a solid preseason to stake a claim for a place in the German’s starting 11, with club still thought to be in the market for a backup striker.

14 Jul 2019 - 2:22PM

Several of Jurgen Klopp’s squad players need a solid preseason to stake a claim for a place in the German’s starting 11, with club still thought to be in the market for a backup striker.

Adam Lallana and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain among Liverpool players facing a do-or-die preseason
Opinion | Rafa Benitez’s Chinese adventure is not about the money but everything to do with his love for the game

Former Newcastle and Liverpool manager eats, sleeps and breathes the sport and wants to add to his trophy collection in China.

5 Jul 2019 - 1:58PM

Former Newcastle and Liverpool manager eats, sleeps and breathes the sport and wants to add to his trophy collection in China.

Rafa Benitez’s Chinese adventure is not about the money but everything to do with his love for the game
Opinion | For the love of Liverpool: FSG prove they’re not playing favourites and can finally boast about their UK investment

Liverpool cap a superb 2019 for their American owners, Fenway Sports Group, who are also proud owners of reigning MLB champions Boston Red Sox.

28 Jun 2019 - 4:34PM

Liverpool cap a superb 2019 for their American owners, Fenway Sports Group, who are also proud owners of reigning MLB champions Boston Red Sox.

For the love of Liverpool: FSG prove they’re not playing favourites and can finally boast about their UK investment
Opinion | Would any of Liverpool’s latest Champions League winners make a Jurgen Klopp team for the ages?

Having won the Champions League a British record six times, Liverpool have a rich history of European champions. Whittling them down to 11 is a tough task.

21 Jun 2019 - 3:38PM

Having won the Champions League a British record six times, Liverpool have a rich history of European champions. Whittling them down to 11 is a tough task.

Would any of Liverpool’s latest Champions League winners make a Jurgen Klopp team for the ages?
Opinion | Dejan Lovren, the last reminder of a chaotic period for Liverpool, has reached the end of his time with Klopp’s Reds

The defender has failed to live up to the initial excitement surrounding his £20 million switch from Southampton in 2014 and is now well down manager Klopp’s pecking order.

14 Jun 2019 - 4:21PM

The defender has failed to live up to the initial excitement surrounding his £20 million switch from Southampton in 2014 and is now well down manager Klopp’s pecking order.

Dejan Lovren, the last reminder of a chaotic period for Liverpool, has reached the end of his time with Klopp’s Reds
Opinion | Liverpool can dominate but Jurgen Klopp must forge Bob Paisley’s mean-eyed attitude to winning

Developing a mentality that ‘the next trophy is always the best’ is the next step in this team’s progression – they must always be thinking ahead, like Bob Paisley.

8 Jun 2019 - 2:59PM

Developing a mentality that ‘the next trophy is always the best’ is the next step in this team’s progression – they must always be thinking ahead, like Bob Paisley.

Liverpool can dominate but Jurgen Klopp must forge Bob Paisley’s mean-eyed attitude to winning
Mauricio Pochettino destined for the big time, says the man who brought him to English football

Former Southampton chairman Nicola Cortese says the Spurs manager ‘wants to be up there with Mourinho and Guardiola – but doesn’t have the titles yet’

1 Jun 2019 - 8:59AM

Former Southampton chairman Nicola Cortese says the Spurs manager ‘wants to be up there with Mourinho and Guardiola – but doesn’t have the titles yet’

Mauricio Pochettino destined for the big time, says the man who brought him to English football
Opinion | Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp can’t afford to lose Champions League final tactical battle against Tottenham

Jurgen Klopp has spent a lot of time in the past weeks thinking through what happened in the second half at Anfield when they were overrun by Spurs.

31 May 2019 - 9:42PM

Jurgen Klopp has spent a lot of time in the past weeks thinking through what happened in the second half at Anfield when they were overrun by Spurs.

Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp can’t afford to lose Champions League final tactical battle against Tottenham
Opinion | How a Tel Aviv training camp turned into a drunken brawl and almost cost Liverpool the 1984 European Cup

Jurgen Klopp has his players in a thoroughly professional Spanish training camp ahead of Champions League final, but Liverpool’s preparations weren’t always as smooth

24 May 2019 - 1:56PM

Jurgen Klopp has his players in a thoroughly professional Spanish training camp ahead of Champions League final, but Liverpool’s preparations weren’t always as smooth

How a Tel Aviv training camp turned into a drunken brawl and almost cost Liverpool the 1984 European Cup
Opinion | Can Liverpool ever escape its past? Success breeds scorn as rivals ramp-up stereotypes of the club, and the city

Manchester City staff are recorded singing an offensive song after their title win and offer a tone-deaf justification as vitriol for the club, and the city, is heightened during a successful period

17 May 2019 - 3:57PM

Manchester City staff are recorded singing an offensive song after their title win and offer a tone-deaf justification as vitriol for the club, and the city, is heightened during a successful period

Can Liverpool ever escape its past? Success breeds scorn as rivals ramp-up stereotypes of the club, and the city