West Brom vs Liverpool Preview | Set-Piece Onslaught Awaits Reds

West Brom vs Liverpool Preview | Set-Piece Onslaught Awaits Reds

Liverpool will take another huge step in securing their place in next season's Champions League if they can overcome the tough challenge of West Bromwich Albion, as they make the trip to the Hawthorns on Sunday. Aerial onslaught from a typically motivated Tony Pulis side awaits, but Liverpool will be extremely well positioned if they can come out with three points. THE DETAILS Match: West Bromwich Albion vs Liverpool Venue: The Hawthorns Date: Sunyay 16th April Time: 13:30 BST FORM - Reds inching ever closer, …
Bold Klopp & His Risky Substitutions Pay Off

Bold Klopp & His Risky Substitutions Pay Off

One of the things that Jürgen Klopp is often criticised for is his substitutions. Klopp sometimes leaves his substitutions quite late in games and indeed often only makes one change, even when his team is losing. Whilst this has been the case throughout Klopp’s career, his decision to only make one change against Bournemouth has put this back into the forefront of people’s minds, especially given that Daniel Sturridge was an unused sub. Klopp’s rationality for this is twofold: he …
Observations from Liverpool's fight back to beat Stoke

Observations from Liverpool's fight back to beat Stoke

Liverpool's starting eleven was indicative of a side battling several injuries to key players, with Ben Woodburn and Trent Alexander-Arnold replacing Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho in the side. The Brazilian pair have both been struggling of late with fitness and illness issues respectively. It was always going to be a tough game for the Reds but the lineup hardly filled fans with optimism going into a must-win game in the battle for a top four spot. That fear was …
The Return of 'O Magico: Philippe Coutinho!

The Return of 'O Magico: Philippe Coutinho!

The magician, Philippe Coutinho, is back. His return to form could hardly have occurred at a more opportune time. With Mané, Henderson and Lallana injured, and the stakes as high as ever in the race for a Champions League position, Coutinho's renewed confidence feels as influential and important as a new signing. Like all top players, he delivered when the pressure was on - the Merseyside Derby - a match which he seized and made his own. He dominated from the …
Stoke City vs Liverpool Preview - Reds Hoping To Do The Double

Stoke City vs Liverpool Preview - Reds Hoping To Do The Double

Following their disappointing 2-2 draw with Bournemouth on Wednesday night, Liverpool's weekend trip to the Britannia has added importance in the race for top four. Two points dropped at home is the last thing Jurgen Klopp would have wanted, with another golden opportunity to pull away from their rivals missed. With Arsenal and Manchester United having two games in hand on Liverpool, their Champions League fate is no longer entirely in their own hands. Three points is a must against …
Stoke v Liverpool Preview - Key Battles

Stoke v Liverpool Preview - Key Battles

The highs from the Merseyside derby victory were quickly erased as Liverpool were brought back down to earth after a disappointing 2-2 draw against Bournemouth at Anfield. But, there is no time to dwell on that result as the Reds face a trip to the Bet365 Stadium to face Stoke City. Since Stoke got promoted in the 2008-09 season, the Reds have generally found it to be a banana skin encounter, exemplified the most by the humbling 6-1 defeat on …
The Mercury Is Rising At Anfield

The Mercury Is Rising At Anfield

Trusting your mental well-being to others is a precarious activity at the best of times. Placing your happiness in the hands, or error-prone feet, of a group of talented but notoriously flaky professional footballers, is surely a sign that you are, on some level, quite mad - as mad as a hatter, even. For another writing project, I had been researching the origin of that expression and it turns out that it relates to the mercury poisoning suffered by milliners …
Observations following Liverpool's 2-2 draw with Bournemouth

Observations following Liverpool's 2-2 draw with Bournemouth

Here we are, yet again. For all their attacking prowess and verve, Liverpool's abysmal record against teams in the bottom half of the Premier League table never looked like changing against Bournemouth. An early mistake from Georginio Wijnaldum was indicative of the Reds' start, with the team wasteful and wayward in possession. Goals either side of half-time from Philippe Coutinho and Divock Origi seemed to have clawed Liverpool back into the driving seat and on their way to another precious …
Liverpool vs Bournemouth Preview: Can Reds manage minus Mane?

Liverpool vs Bournemouth Preview: Can Reds manage minus Mane?

Liverpool are well on the home stretch now in terms of the league season, with every game even more important than the last, Bournemouth the next opponents. The Reds will face off against Eddie Howe's Cherries in a mid-week schedule of games that will again play a big part in who finds themselves in a top four place come the end of the season. THE DETAILS Match: Liverpool vs AFC Bournemouth Venue: Anfield Date: Wednesday 5th April Time: 20:00 BST FORM Up …
Liverpool v Bournemouth Preview - Key Battles

Liverpool v Bournemouth Preview - Key Battles

The derby has been won. The top seven have been played against and Liverpool are unbeaten. But the real challenge, in many ways, begins now. Liverpool face what many would call "inferior" opposition in their last nine Premier League games, and a top four place is by no means sealed. The challenge starts with the visit of Bournemouth to Anfield on Wednesday night. Liverpool will be without Adam Lallana and Jordan Henderson again, but the only negative from the derby that …
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