Georginio Wijnaldum: Ruthlessly Efficient

Georginio Wijnaldum: Ruthlessly Efficient

When Georginio Wijnaldum signed for a fee of £25 million, many saw him to be another attacking midfielder within the side, raising questions about what he could bring to the table given the current array of talent already at Klopp’s disposal. During his Newcastle days, Wijnaldum’s form was hugely inconsistent. Dipping in and out of games, he struggled to show his qualities on a week in week out basis. However, since moving to Anfield we have seen a completely different …
Nathaniel Clyne, Upgrades and Evolving

Nathaniel Clyne, Upgrades and Evolving

How good is it being a Liverpool fan right now? Klopp's men sit second in the league after the dramatic late win in the derby. We're the top scorers in the Premier League with 41 goals but what's even more impressive is how we have continued to impress despite some noticeable absentees. Daniel Sturridge, Joel Matip, Emre Can and Philippe Coutinho have all missed matches and while performances may have dropped off a little, we're still picking up points.  As cliche as …
The Dejan Lovren Conundrum

The Dejan Lovren Conundrum

Whenever a club signs Dejan Lovren a free instruction manual should be provided on what to do and what not to do to get the best out of him. Similar, in many ways, to the guidelines set out if you were to have a Gremlin, I suppose. Instead of the "don't feed them after midnight" spiel it's been replaced by a few simple rules: - Don't partner him beside the reckless, poorly disciplined Alberto Moreno because he shouldn't have to sweep up after …
Adam Lallana Epitomises Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool Side

Adam Lallana Epitomises Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool Side

Adam Lallana... *scratches head* I'm not going as far to say anybody claiming to have foreseen his evolution from a tepid attacking midfielder to this 2.0 version that Jurgen Klopp has definitely concocted in a lab a liar but I'm not not saying that either. It's been a turnaround of epic proportions for a player who was once labelled the 60 minute man because that's all you could get out of him. If he started it was practically a guarantee he …
Philippe Coutinho: Liverpool's Little Magician, Inter's Big Regret

Philippe Coutinho: Liverpool's Little Magician, Inter's Big Regret

Currently considered to be one of European football's premier playmakers, the Seleção's Philippe Coutinho Correia has evolved into everything Liverpool had hoped for when they acquired him from Italian giants Internazionale nearly three years ago. Known around Merseyside as "The Little Magician," Liverpool's modest number ten has been a breath of fresh air since swapping the black and blue shirt of former treble winners, Inter, for the red of Liverpool. Coutinho, born in the football haven of Rio de Janeiro, became heavily …
Nathaniel Clyne: Time to Celebrate Liverpool’s Most Reliable Player

Nathaniel Clyne: Time to Celebrate Liverpool’s Most Reliable Player

Nobody really grows up dreaming of being a right-back, do they? It is, quite possibly, the least glamorous position in football. The likes Carlos Alberto, Cafu, Philipp Lahm and Dani Alves have done their utmost to make it fashionable, but it has invariably been a role that goes relatively unnoticed, in comparison to goalkeeper, centre-back, central midfield, striker and pretty much any other position on the field. Even left-back is a little more mysterious and cool, due to left-footed players …
Sturridge's Positive Development Under Klopp is Worth Noticing

Sturridge's Positive Development Under Klopp is Worth Noticing

When Jürgen Klopp arrived at Liverpool, much was made over whether Daniel Sturridge - the Reds' star man - would suit the German's high-intensity pressing style of football. Comparisons were made between Sturridge's inability to fit into the style of play, and Christian Benteke's. Then came Southampton away. Southampton 1-6 Liverpool, eight weeks into Klopp's tenure. "Now I know what everybody is talking about", stated Klopp after the game. It was a small quote, as he swiftly went on to speak about …
Henderson - A Leader At Last

Henderson - A Leader At Last

Happy Klopp anniversary everyone! Ok, I'm a little late. Sorry. Nonetheless, during these lengthy and joyous annual celebrations of Anfield life under Klopp, I’ve decided to take a look at our captain, Jordan Henderson, and what’s changed for the skipper under his manager. As he hardly played under Rodgers last season due to injury, it’s pointless comparing him to the couple of games he featured in so my statistical comparisons will be between this season and the 2014/15 one for …
Divock Origi: Klopp's most improved player?

Divock Origi: Klopp's most improved player?

As part of a series celebrating Jurgen Klopp's first year in charge, we take a look at some of the candidates for Most Improved Player since his appointment in October 2015. There's been a number of changes at Anfield since the German manager took charge but the most important difference has been an improvement in performances on the pitch and this has been a mixture of individual progression, tactical success and strategic change. All these have played a major contribution …
Patience Required with Loris Karius

Patience Required with Loris Karius

Football can be strange. Fans are often found moaning about the current state of the sport, about how players are overindulged and clubs are greedy.  How everything in the player's existence is excessive - the wages, the cars and the lives they live.  So it's kind of ironic that in reality we as fans are just as greedy as the players we bemoan. One such example of this is inspired by new Reds 'keeper Loris Karius. In theory 99% of the …
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