The Return of Roy - Crystal Palace v Liverpool

The Return of Roy - Crystal Palace v Liverpool

Come the summer of 2010 I’d had enough of Liverpool Football Club. Before you reach for your fiery torch and summon a lynch mob to my house I must offer up a defence. We’ve all had feelings like this from time to time. There is no one alive who thinks that the custodians of L4 are 100% right at all time and they, like anyone, are capable of instigating an over-powering sense of frustration, but in 2010 it was more …
Man Utd 2-1 Liverpool: Craig Pawson Inspires Utd Win As Controversy Rules All

Man Utd 2-1 Liverpool: Craig Pawson Inspires Utd Win As Controversy Rules All

Games between Liverpool and Manchester United at Old Trafford tend to follow a certain narrative with a free-flowing attacking unit coming up against a double-decker bus. Then there's the referee who's never too far from the headlines. This game was no different, providing the perfect illustration of a Mourinho-Klopp showdown in an affair dominated by controversy. The first-half displayed the not-so-impressive side of Liverpool; Dejan Lovren did Dejan Lovren things after spouting his mouth pre-match about forming a formidable partnership …
Manchester United v Liverpool Preview - Klopp's men to silence Old Trafford?

Manchester United v Liverpool Preview - Klopp's men to silence Old Trafford?

The Details Venue - Old Trafford, Manchester Referee - Craig Pawson Date & Time - Saturday, March 10th @ 12:30 GMT Current Odds - Manchester United 8/5, Draw 23/10, Liverpool 13/8 Form Manchester United Form United came from two down on Monday night to take all three points at Crystal Palace. Just when it looked like Roy Hodgson was finally going to have a positive effect on Liverpool's league position, it all fell apart. Before that, United beat Chelsea 2-1 at Old Trafford. However, …
LIVERPOOL ON THE UP: A statistical look at pressing and team performance

LIVERPOOL ON THE UP: A statistical look at pressing and team performance

Liverpool’s current league position and recent Champions League performance emphasise the fine job that Jurgen Klopp is doing. Things are not perfect, they indeed rarely are in football. However, despite the squad still being a work in progress, the year on year improvement is undeniable. A large part of Liverpool’s success this season is down to the fine-tuning of the acclaimed gegenpress. The addition of the likes of Van Dijk, Oxlade Chamberlain and Salah have only served to add more …
Liverpool's Goalkeepers - A Statistical Analysis

Liverpool's Goalkeepers - A Statistical Analysis

You probably won't believe me but I had the idea for this article way before the Arsenal game. I had even started gathering the stats from the different sites before the game started. The article was due last Thursday but I decided to postpone it for this week so I get a sample size that is a little bigger. And then Simon Mignolet allows a goal that he could have realistically saved with a header - the ball was that …
Mourinho's Double-Decker Denies the Reds - Liverpool 0 - 0 Manchester United

Mourinho's Double-Decker Denies the Reds - Liverpool 0 - 0 Manchester United

The Details Date: 14/10/2017 Venue: Anfield, Liverpool Background This game, eh? This bloody game. Especially when it's the early kick-off on a Saturday, this bloody game. The remaining happiness levels of our weekend largely depended on the following ninety minutes of football. You could argue it shouldn't, but it does. United arrive at Anfield seven points ahead of Liverpool and second in the league, just trailing City on goal difference. Liverpool have been off the boil, somewhat, since Arsenal were …
Keeping with the Times at Liverpool

Keeping with the Times at Liverpool

Over recent weeks, Simon Mignolet has been nothing less than fantastic, making match winning saves in consecutive games, and taking defensive responsibility in Liverpool's pursuit of a Champions League qualification spot. In the recent match at Vicarage Road, Mignolet put in a truly commendable display, claiming crosses with confidence, and relieving pressure on the team at crucial points within the game; he appeared to be playing with confidence and authority, a far cry from the goalkeeper, dropped mere weeks into the season. …
Recent performances are not enough for Simon Mignolet

Recent performances are not enough for Simon Mignolet

Simon Mignolet found himself taking the plaudits for the second week running as Liverpool ground out a 1-0 win over West Brom, in which Mignolet made a tremendous save with ten minutes to go to keep Liverpool in front. This comes directly off the back of a match-winning performance last weekend, in which Mignolet denied Saido Berahino and Charlie Adam from close range to seal the points for his team. So the question is, do these performances change Mignolet’s standing …
Manchester United 1 Liverpool 1 - Player Ratings

Manchester United 1 Liverpool 1 - Player Ratings

It wasn't like the game at Anfield earlier this season. It was a Liverpool vs United game that lived up to its billing. Yes, it was short of quality on a few occasions, but the pluck and frenzy of a derby was there for all to see. Zlatan Ibrahimovic's late header cancelled out Milner's first-half penalty, but Liverpool will be disappointed not to have shut the game out as they had plenty of chances before Zlatan popped up with 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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