The end of Klopp's Liverpool 4-3-3?

The end of Klopp's Liverpool 4-3-3?

Enough has been said and written about the shift in system that Liverpool employed at West Ham on Saturday evening. Whether you look at it as a 4-4-2, a 4-2-3-1 or a 4-2-2-2 depends on how you see it, and how the game changed. But one definitive conclusion that can be drawn from the game at the London Stadium is that Liverpool did not play the 4-3-3 that we have come to be associated with. There were two centre-backs in …
Creativity from Liverpool's midfield....where is it?

Creativity from Liverpool's midfield....where is it?

After dominating yet another game of football in the league but not doing enough to win it, questions need to be asked as to where our creativity is coming from. Yes, we're creating chances & should be more clinical in front of goal but are we anywhere near our fluid and devastating best...not a chance! This time last season we had scored 18 goals and looked like a real force, this year we've scored four goals fewer and still look …
Milner - The Answer To LFC's Midfield Woes?

Milner - The Answer To LFC's Midfield Woes?

When James Milner was announced in the starting line-up for Liverpool’s game against Maribor, my initial reaction was something along the lines of: “Oh cool, Milner’s playing, we’ve not seen him since the Burnley game.” I like Milner, think he’s a decent option and the team was pretty solid so no complaints from me. Predictably though, there was an almost instant backlash from the gathered Liverpool fans, as how dare Klopp start Milner ahead of the far more deserving Alex …
Emre Can - A Player With Potential

Emre Can - A Player With Potential

Potential is a funny word. It’s a word that can often be used as a backhanded compliment or an excuse for poor performance – well he’s got potential. It can be a word that ignites the feeling of general excitement – he’s got potential. It can be a word to slot in when you’re genuinely not sure on your judgement of someone – he’s got potential. Now potential seems to be tied to a large extent with age, which is …
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: Just Have A Little Patience...

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: Just Have A Little Patience...

It’s been a far from ideal start to life at Liverpool for new boy Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, after the midfielder signed from Arsenal on deadline day. Joining off the back a thoroughly promising 4-0 win against his former-club, The Reds were largely expected to kick on with another highly versatile player in the ranks to add depth and experience amid a rigorous new campaign. Yet, with Liverpool booted out the Carabao Cup after a 2-0 defeat against Leicester before suffering another …
How Will Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Fit In At Liverpool?

How Will Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Fit In At Liverpool?

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a Liverpool player. The Reds moved quickly and effectively to acquire the England international just days before the transfer window closed and Jurgen Klopp will expect big things from the former Arsenal star. Liverpool had to pay around £40 million to pry the 24-year-old away from the Emirates Stadium but it was a lucrative offer that Arsene Wenger simply couldn’t refuse. But how will Oxlade-Chamberlain fit in at Anfield in the long term? Well, The Daily Express …
What Does The Ox Bring to Anfield?

What Does The Ox Bring to Anfield?

Well, it is official! Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal on a 5 year contract for a reported fee of 35 million pounds paid upfront with a further 5 million in add ons. However, this transfer is pretty strange. Both Arsenal and Liverpool fans seem to be happy about this one which is usually not the case for most transfers. While Gunners fans believe they have recouped 35 million for a player who scored 2 goals …
Liverpool's Transfer Window: A Missed Opportunity

Liverpool's Transfer Window: A Missed Opportunity

What a curious transfer window; after snapping up Robertson, attempting to convince Virgil Van Dijk to join, and registering an interest in Naby Keïta, the Liverpool transfer front went silent. Then, suddenly after trouncing Arsenal, Michael Edwards and his team sprung into life, wrapping up a seemingly dead deal in securing the services of Naby Keïta for the coming season, on a bargain transfer, before moving onto Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain shortly afterward. With a day to go, expectations of Lemar and …
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain joins Jurgen's Reds

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain joins Jurgen's Reds

Another day, another signing. Chamberlain looked destined to join Chelsea a few days ago after Arsenal agreed on a fee in the region of £40million for the midfielder. However, with his heart firmly set on a move to Liverpool, the 24-year-old snubbed the Premier League Champions, and 220k per week, to link up with Jurgen Klopp. Admittedly, there’s been a mixed bag in terms of reaction, with the club’s pursuit of Thomas Lemar gauging more interest, but signing Oxlade-Chamberlain this …
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain compared to LFC's midfield

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain compared to LFC's midfield

Liverpool's new signing, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, costing a reported 35-40m GBP fee, will arrive and provide some much-needed squad depth and quality. For a midfield, that only three games ago, I, and many other fans criticised for not being proactive or creative enough, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain seems a step in the right direction for the club in addressing that issue. However, after two barnstorming midfield efforts - against Hoffenheim and Arsenal - in which Can, Wijnaldum and Henderson all looked imperious, where …
Page: 1 2

Listen to Molby, Beardsley and Paul Dalglish talk Liverpool FC weekly, only on AI Pro!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Holler Box