Observations from Liverpool's Capitulation against Bournemouth

Observations from Liverpool's Capitulation against Bournemouth

Talk about deja-vu. Liverpool dominate the first-half and take a 2-0 lead into half-time but capitulate in the second-half to undo all of their good work. It was a 45 minutes so far removed from what Liverpool fans are used to under Jurgen Klopp this season that it felt like groundhog day and dredged up memories of matches against Sunderland, Newcastle and Southampton during the 2015/16 season. To say this result and second-half performance was unacceptable would be an understatement. …
Observations from Liverpool's win against Leeds United

Observations from Liverpool's win against Leeds United

Well, it wasn't pretty but after making eight changes, giving players a go in different positions and blooding a few youngsters it wasn't going to be, was it? It was an intriguing watch but not if you're a fan of entertainment. It was once again up to Liverpool to be patient in possession and work hard to create chances against a well disciplined and defensively organised Leeds United. Just like against Sunderland, Liverpool did eventually put away one of the …
Observations from Liverpool's win against Sunderland: Patience is key

Observations from Liverpool's win against Sunderland: Patience is key

The Reds weren't rampant. The floodgates didn't open like many had expected them to prior to kick-off.. Klopp's men didn't dismantle yet another side at Anfield. Instead, it was tense and a little uncomfortable as Sunderland threatened to frustrate the home side. They held out for 75 minutes but in the end Liverpool came away with the all important three points to put them top of the Premier League for the time being. Usually I take a look at positives from …
Observations from Liverpool's frustrating draw against Southampton

Observations from Liverpool's frustrating draw against Southampton

A draw away to Southampton isn't the worst result but given how the events played out it's disappointing to say the least. The Reds carved out some good chances but were wasteful throughout when in front of goal. The finishing clinic they put on against Watford just a fortnight ago eluded them against the Saints. Manchester City's win against Crystal Palace means Pep's side are now level on points with Liverpool and Chelsea have the opportunity to go clear at the top if …
Observations from Liverpool's humiliation of Watford

Observations from Liverpool's humiliation of Watford

There's no more of this joint top of the league shit. After the emphatic win against Watford at Anfield the Reds are now a point clear at the top as we head into yet another unnecessary International break. It's the first time we've been able to say we're top of the league since May 2014. Hopefully it's a better outcome this time around. It was a joy to watch Liverpool dismantle a Watford side, who before their trip to Anfield hadn't conceded …
Observations from Liverpool's win at Crystal Palace

Observations from Liverpool's win at Crystal Palace

It was billed as Benteke v Liverpool; the striker’s first game against his former club after his ill-fated move to Anfield lasted just one season. As it transpired, he was nearly as peripheral here as he was for his former club, despite Palace scoring from crosses. Instead, this was a game that emphasised both sides of this Liverpool team – some irresistible attacking play that resulted in four goals and defensive vulnerability in conceding two, but here are my observations …
Analysing Sturridge's Performance Against Spurs

Analysing Sturridge's Performance Against Spurs

Nothing is certain in live apart from death, taxes and Liverpool fans discussing Daniel Sturridge's future. There seems to be no middle ground when it comes to the goal scorer supreme. One week he's the only player in the Premier League capable of rivalling Sergio Aguero for the title of most lethal player in England and the next week the same people are proclaiming he'd find it difficult to get a start in any of the top 10 sides in …
Observations from Liverpool's the win against Spurs

Observations from Liverpool's the win against Spurs

The win against Spurs means Liverpool are not only through to the next round of the EFL Cup, they're also now undefeated in 10 matches in all competitions. It was a completely different Liverpool to the side that beat WBA on Saturday with Klopp making eleven changes. Not only were the personnel different but so too was the system; gone was the 433 and in its place was the return of the diamond. The German also reunited Divock Origi and Daniel …
Observations From Liverpool's Win Against West Brom

Observations From Liverpool's Win Against West Brom

Joint top of the Premier League. It's been a while since Liverpool fans been able to say that but, for 24 hours at least, you're able to say it. A mesmerising display in the first-half was enough to put the Reds top of the table. Yes, the second-half plateaued a little but the damage was done in the opening 45 minutes. There were plenty of positives to be taken from the match and here are just a few: Liverpool put the …
Observations from Liverpool's draw United

Observations from Liverpool's draw United

It wasn't what the majority had hoped to witness but the Reds finally ended United's winning streak at Anfield on Monday night. It didn't go to plan. Liverpool didn't blitz their bitter rivals. They didn't get revenge on Mourinho for 2013/14. But they did successfully manage to highlight just how one dimensional the special one actually is. As someone on Twitter said, United have gone from beating teams 8-2 to using that as a formation. Liverpool should have anticipated this but they failed …
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