It was once written that there are four types of Liverpool supporters; author Simon Hughes categorised fans as either Anfield regulars, day-tripping consumers, corporate types or those who merely follow the game on Twitter. So which are you? Are you more likely to be found typing furiously within 280 characters during a match than shouting your lungs out on the Kop? Or will you instead be scurrying off to grab some pizza before half-time in the new Main Stand?
When Jurgen Klopp claimed the week before the season started that there weren’t five better centre-backs available than what he already had at Liverpool, it must have been difficult for the listening media not to laugh. When Liverpool shipped three goals at Watford that following weekend, those words had already come back to bite the German. Now, after shambolic defensive showings at Manchester City, Tottenham and Sevilla, it’s becoming a quote that's haunting the Reds manager.
The final international break of the year is a time for managers to gather their thoughts ahead of the festive fixtures, which are soon to arrive thick and fast. It’s also an opportunity to look ahead to the January transfer window, and the opening 11 league games have provided ample opportunity to assess what’s required for the rest of the campaign.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".