Managing Daniel Sturridge - Method to Klopp's Madness?

Managing Daniel Sturridge - Method to Klopp's Madness?

For the best part of a fortnight now Daniel Sturridge and Jurgen Klopp have dominated this website, our podcasts and social media. So many questions were being asked about the pair, from why Jurgen hadn't played Sturridge in the first leg against Villarreal to whether Sturridge was at odds with Klopp, the fans and the club. Well, finally Daniel Sturridge has spoken out on the particular subject and in the interview he gave to the Liverpool Echo he's put all of …
Villarreal Vs. Liverpool | In-Depth Tactical Preview

Villarreal Vs. Liverpool | In-Depth Tactical Preview

Based in the tiny City of Vila-Real in the Comunitat Valenciana on the East Coast of Spain, Villarreal have arguably been the 21st century’s biggest football over-achievers. With a stadium that could fit half the city’s population, the club captivated the football world back in 2006 when they reached the Champions League semi-final with a team including the likes of Senna, Riquelme and Forlan. The Yellow Submarine, as they’re known in Spain (I imagine to the delight of British tabloid …
The Three Dortmund Players Liverpool Need to Stop

The Three Dortmund Players Liverpool Need to Stop

Borussia Dortmund are up there with the best teams in Europe this season. They're currently only five points behind Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga. That may sound like a big gap but given just how good Bayern have been this season it's some achievement for Dortmund to even be within touching distance as the season enters its final stages. Dortmund don't have the luxury of spending huge sums of money. They can't compete with the likes of Bayern, Madrid and …
Can You Have Too Many Attacking Midfielders?

Can You Have Too Many Attacking Midfielders?

"Liverpool don't need Götze, they've already got too many attacking midfielders" This comment isn't just exclusive to fans of the opposition, sadly, but actual Liverpool supporters. Yes you're reading this correctly, there are Reds fans that believe Liverpool, a Europa League team as things stand, don't need Germany's World Cup winning hero Mario Götze because they've already got Philippe Coutinho, Adam Lallana and Roberto Firmino as their attacking midfield options. Of course, all number 10's in world football are the same …
Top Four Is On For Liverpool, People

Top Four Is On For Liverpool, People

For those of you who took the time to click on an article so shamelessly titled in such an abhorrent manner, fear not: I am not deluded. Though many have mused that very possibility, and while there have been times when that may have been the case, this is not one of those times. While schedule congestion will work against the Reds in their attempt to seal a top 4 spot by season’s end, a combination of simple mathematics, a …
Mario Götze, a Perfect Reunion?

Mario Götze, a Perfect Reunion?

As soon as Jürgen Klopp arrived at Liverpool FC, various newspapers posed the question, 'Which former players from Klopp's Dortmund team would he attempt to sign?', Liverpool have been linked with Ílkay Gündogan, Marco Reus and Neven Subotić, but most recently there have been reports of a summer move for Mario Götze on the cards; fuelled by comments during an interview from Götze himself, saying,
"I have not heard anything. You should ask Klopp if he wants me at Liverpool. If …
Liverpool, Consistency and the Pecking Order

Liverpool, Consistency and the Pecking Order

During this season I’ve written quite a bit about its seemingly endless twists and turns, the high points, and on the back of the latest bump in the road that sent the Liverpool wagon spinning off the rails, the occasional lows. It’s to be expected of course. New manager, new tactical masterplan, players signed for a different plan fighting to adjust and be accepted by the new boss. Even in a more run-of-the-mill season for everyone else it was never …
Liverpool Squad Analysis, Part Three: The Forwards

Liverpool Squad Analysis, Part Three: The Forwards

Public perception over Liverpool's forward line has changed drastically from the start of the season; Danny Ings and Christian Benteke started fairly well, whilst Divock Origi and Roberto Firmino struggled, as Daniel Sturridge looked on from the sidelines. Fast forward to late October, where Ings had been ruled out for the season, Benteke was misfiring, Origi and Firmino still struggled and Sturridge was still unfit. All the attention was on Klopp bringing in a new striker in the January transfer …
Liverpool's Attack Back On Track

Liverpool's Attack Back On Track

The general consensus is that Liverpool need to sign another striker this summer. A guaranteed goal-getter to get the pulses racing inside Anfield and leave opposition defences quaking with fear. However, the Reds currently have four international strikers fully fit for the first time this season and the upturn in goalscoring form makes for good reading, as no Premier League side have scored more goals than the Reds since the turn of the year. https://twitter.com/Squawka/status/706611160808878080 The luxury of having a …
Liverpool Squad Analysis, Part 2: The Midfield

Liverpool Squad Analysis, Part 2: The Midfield

Following the League Cup final defeat to Manchester City, various reports were made of a potential clear-out at Liverpool FC this summer and invariably the possibility of a whole roster of incoming new signings, prompting this three part mini-series looking at the Liverpool squad; specifically, who is anticipated to remain in the squad, and also who deserves to stay. If you've missed the the first part regarding the defence and goalkeeper, and want to check it out, there's a link here, if …
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