Srikanth

Srikanth is a writer whose articles mainly deal with tactics or stats. A major fan of Torres/Henderson/Markovic, he is also the host of the Anfield Index Global Podcast and a regular guest on the Anfield Index Indian Podcast.

Observations from Brighton 1 Liverpool 5: High-Five for the Reds

Observations from Brighton 1 Liverpool 5: High-Five for the Reds

Liverpool recorded back to back wins on the road as the Reds put 5 past a hapless Brighton defence. There were many bright spots on the Reds' side, but below are the major takeaways from the game: The defence Illness issues to Gomez meant the already depleted Liverpool defence was weakened even further, so it was interesting to see how Klopp was going to handle the latest blow. Klopp handled it in his own way, naming a back 3 of …
Liverpool 1 Chelsea 1: Anfield Stalemate with Chelsea... again

Liverpool 1 Chelsea 1: Anfield Stalemate with Chelsea... again

The Details Date: 25/11/2017 Venue: Anfield, Liverpool Background Liverpool and Chelsea come into this game on the back of contrasting results in Europe in midweek. Liverpool snatched a draw from the jaws of comfortable victory in Seville, while Chelsea strolled to a comfortable victory in Azerbaijan. Teams Liverpool (4-3-3) : Mignolet; Gomez, Matip, Klavan, Moreno; Henderson, Milner, Coutinho, Oxlade Chamberlain, Sturridge, Salah Chelsea (3-5-2) : Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill, Zappacosta, Drinkwater, Kante, Bakayoko, Alonso, Hazard, Morata First Half Liverpool kicked off the first …
Observations as Liverpool toil to a victory over Huddersfield

Observations as Liverpool toil to a victory over Huddersfield

Liverpool toiled hard but eventually came out with much needed 3 points. The key takeaway moments from today's game. The Team Sheet The Liverpool fanbase were waiting with bated breath to see how many changes would be affected by Klopp. Ultimately it turned out to be not many, especially in the hotly debated positions. There would be a late twist in the tale though, with Lovren pulling out the last moment to be replaced by Klavan. Not the start Liverpool …
Player Ratings as Liverpool are thrashed at Wembley

Player Ratings as Liverpool are thrashed at Wembley

On a day where Premier League records were set for attendance and fixture with the most goals, Liverpool were beaten, and beaten hollow by an enterprising Spurs team. The error-filled Liverpool's defence gifted goals like charity and paid for it. Read below if you care about ratings after such a performance. Simon Mignolet (2) - Really poor decision making for the first goal. As a keeper, if you make a decision to charge out, you need to win the ball, …
Observations from Newcastle vs Liverpool Stalemate

Observations from Newcastle vs Liverpool Stalemate

Liverpool continued to struggle against well setup teams as they dropped yet another two points on the road against Rafa's Reds Magpies. Liverpool struggled to create anything against a solid, drilled defence and drifted away from the top four. Here are the key takeaways from today. End of the road for Sturridge? Bobby Firmino had struggled in the past couple of games, and hence it was not surprising that he got a breather with Sturridge re-instated into the starting lineup. …
Observations from Leicester vs Liverpool as the Reds sneak a win

Observations from Leicester vs Liverpool as the Reds sneak a win

Liverpool attained a semblance of revenge for the mid-week loss in the cup game against Leicester as the Reds prevailed by an odd goal in five. The important takeaways from tonight. Liverpool buck the win-less trend Liverpool headed into this game on the back of a 4 game winless streak (if such things can be called as streaks is a worthwhile debate), with this September looking to be in stark contrast to the previous one. The other lingering question was, …
Observations from the Liverpool v Burnley Stalemate

Observations from the Liverpool v Burnley Stalemate

This was always going to be a difficult game, especially considering Burnley's solid away form this season. It ended up as a stalemate, with Liverpool dropping two points. The key takeaways - Team News Klopp was expected to ring in the changes for the game vs Burnley, and he confirmed the same during his pre-match press conference. So it was not surprising to see the number of changes, but the intriguing aspects were the return of Coutinho and a start …
Manchester City 5 - 0 Liverpool: Player Ratings

Manchester City 5 - 0 Liverpool: Player Ratings

A game whose result was decided by one reckless challenge and the Reds' heads just dropped. The Reds were royally whipped by an all star City team, leading to Klopp's heaviest defeat in his reign as Liverpool manager. (Considering how Liverpool and Klopp had given up on the game in the second half, we need to take these ratings with a pinch of salt) Simon Mignolet (6): Restored to the lineup, the keeper had a very busy first half, pulling …
Observations as Liverpool dominate the Gunners at Anfield

Observations as Liverpool dominate the Gunners at Anfield

Liverpool drubbed a listless Arsenal team as the attack ran riot for the Reds. The front three took their well-deserved goals and could have easily scored half a dozen tonight. Read on for my key observations from the game. The Line-up Surprise There was an equal measure of shock and surprise as Simon Mignolet was dropped altogether from the matchday squad, to be replaced by Karius in the line up. This was just the third game in the league, so …
Watford 3 Liverpool 3: Player Ratings

Watford 3 Liverpool 3: Player Ratings

Liverpool returned to normalcy against a lower half team by dropping points in the dying seconds of the game. Liverpool woke up from their slumber in the second half to take the lead after trailing twice during the game. This is how the Reds fared Simon Mignolet (4.5) - An error filled performance from the stopper in the season opener. His reluctance to claim the ball for Watford's opener was baffling. His distribution continues to be a source of worry. …
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