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 …
Observations from Liverpool's comeback win against Swansea

Observations from Liverpool's comeback win against Swansea

Four consecutive weekends now. That's how long Liverpool have resisted the urge to ruin my weekend. Life is good. I could get used to being able to watch Match of the Day safely in the knowledge we've taken 3 points away from our match. Not since 2013/14 have fans been afforded such a luxury and even then it wasn't so early on in the season. It's not like we're taking it for granted either, the win at the Liberty was …
Observations from Liverpool's demolition of Hull City

Observations from Liverpool's demolition of Hull City

Ruthless, relentless, rampant and destructive. You can't help but love Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool these days. An utterly dominant performance against Hull saw the Reds run out 5-1 winners in a match that saw the home side in complete control from the first minute. It would've been a perfect performance had they not gifted Hull a goal. James Milner's poor touch under no pressure lead to the corner and for some reason Meyler was able to lash the ball home from …
Observations from Liverpool's win against Derby

Observations from Liverpool's win against Derby

It was unnerving watching Liverpool against Derby but not in the way Liverpool fans have come to expect when facing lower league opposition. It was a professional job by the Reds. There weren't many, if any, scares defensively, there was no complacency from anybody in the team and, in the end, it was an assured 3-0 victory. This isn't what we, as Liverpool fans, are used to. In the past, these have been the matches we make hard work of …
Observations from Liverpool's win against Chelsea

Observations from Liverpool's win against Chelsea

The Reds, as they so often tend to do, made hard work of what should've been a pretty straight forward situation. A hard fought 2-1 victory at Stamford Bridge is something to savour, but had Liverpool maintained their concentration levels throughout it could've, and should've, been much more comfortable and I wouldn't have had to watch, rather awkwardly, with one eye closed for the final 25 minutes. But a win is a win and Liverpool have now taken 10 points …
Observations from Liverpool's cracking first home game

Observations from Liverpool's cracking first home game

It was a bigger, mightier Anfield. The Reds lived up to the occasion as 8,000 more people inside Anfield got the opportunity to watch their favourite team in action. The champions were put to the sword with a display of delightful attacking football, which gave Liverpool four goals on the night. Here are a few things I thought stood out from the game. Daniel Sturridge - On another day, Sturridge might well have had a hat-trick of goals to his name, …
Observations from Liverpool's draw at Spurs

Observations from Liverpool's draw at Spurs

Three Premier League games now with three different results and three contrasting performances. Liverpool go into the international break with 4 points after a win at Arsenal, a loss at Burnley and a draw at Spurs. Unlike the two previous games Liverpool controlled the tempo of the match and looked dominant. Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino looked like he was at a loss with how to deal with the rampaging Reds. Then the inconsistency reared its ugly head and Liverpool conceded …
Observations from Liverpool's win against Burton

Observations from Liverpool's win against Burton

Jurgen Klopp named an almost first-choice Liverpool XI for the trip to Burton. After the defeat to Burnley it was a chance for the Reds to boost their confidence, build up fitness, familiarise themselves with Klopp's demands and score a few goals ahead of the big game away to Spurs this weekend. It was almost perfect. A comfortable 5-0 win, plenty of encouraging signs all around as Liverpool got back on track but knocks to Roberto Firmino and Emre Can …
Observations from Liverpool's loss to Burnley

Observations from Liverpool's loss to Burnley

Same shit different season. It wasn't supposed to be like this, a full Jurgen Klopp pre-season was supposed to get the Reds in the right frame of mind to blitz the Premier League. No European distractions and reinforcements arrived in the summer. If there were any positions / areas Klopp wasn't happy with he's had ample time to address them. So a 2-0 defeat away to Burnley just isn't acceptable. It's scary that a side tipped for relegation, no matter …
Observations from the Thriller at The Emirates as Liverpool win!

Observations from the Thriller at The Emirates as Liverpool win!

The Premier League is back with a bang and in typical Liverpool fashion the Reds made their fans sweat on a result when it could've been much more comfortable. You could look at the negatives if you're that way inclined but, for me at least, it was a performance filled with positives and they're what should be taken away from such a result. A 4-3 victory away at the Emirates should be milked for all it's worth. It's a bogey ground …
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