Klopp’s Miracle: Turning Water into Wine, & Making Money at the Same Time

Klopp’s Miracle: Turning Water into Wine, & Making Money at the Same Time

Jurgen Klopp has improved Liverpool all over the pitch, quite literally, since arriving in October 2015. But unlike some of his managerial rivals, he’s done so without spending money in the transfer market. ‘Net Spend’ is a much scoffed at phrase in modern football, but to transform Liverpool into the gegenpressing, offensive monster we often see now, from the weary, possession-obsessed ‘animal’ it was at the end of Brendan Rodgers’ reign – while making £34m – is nothing short of …
FC Porto v Liverpool Preview - Back Where We Belong

FC Porto v Liverpool Preview - Back Where We Belong

The Details   Venue - Estadio do Dragao, Porto Referee - Daniele Orsato (ITA) Date & Time - Wednesday, February 14th 2018 @ 19:45 BST Current Odds - FC Porto 21/20, Draw 13/5, Liverpool 11/8 Form FC Porto Form Sergio Conceicao has been doing a splending job with Porto, this season. Only two competitive defeats all season (not including Sporting knocking them out of the league cup on penalties as the game itself ended 0-0). However, those two defeats did come in this …
Observations as Liverpool ease past the Saints

Observations as Liverpool ease past the Saints

It was a game in which Liverpool never needed to get out of second gear but still came out with a comfortable 2-0 victory. The game was settled by two beautiful first-half goals from Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah who each continued top-class goalscoring seasons. Here are some talking points from the game: Karius loves St. Mary's Loris Karius's best performance in a Liverpool shirt thus far was in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final last season, and …
Southampton v Liverpool Preview - In-form Saints in Klopp's Way

Southampton v Liverpool Preview - In-form Saints in Klopp's Way

The Details Venue - St Mary's Stadium, Southampton Referee - Martin Atkinson Date & Time - Sunday, February 11th @ 16:30 GMT Current Odds - Southampton 16/5, Draw 14/5, Liverpool 4/5 Form Southampton Form Southampton seem to have turned the corner, of late. Pellegrino has seen his men go undefeated in their last six games with an impressive win on the road at West Brom just last weekend. They haven't been conceding many goals this season the main reason they are languishing in 15th …
What James Milner brings to Liverpool's midfield against a low block defence

What James Milner brings to Liverpool's midfield against a low block defence

After two terrible defeats in the space of six days and the Reds failing to add to their squad in the January transfer window, Liverpool fans were understandably extremely concerned about how the rest of the season would pan out. One of the most pressing issues was the team's lack of creativity in midfield, without the magician, Phil Coutinho, how were the Reds going to break down teams who play with a low block? Gini Wijnaldum has rarely been effective …
Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur Preview - Reds Retribution?

Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur Preview - Reds Retribution?

The Details Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Jonathan Moss Date & Time - Sunday, February 4th @ 16:30 GMT Current Odds - Liverpool 21/20, Draw 13/5, Spurs 12/5 Form Liverpool Form On Tuesday night, Liverpool did what they had to. A calm, composed, and professional performance from Klopp's men led to a convincing 3-0 win at Huddersfield. The midfield of Henderson, Can, and Milner, certainly lacked a creative spark and any real incisiveness but they eventually passed their way into the Huddersfield area …
Liverpool's Old Guard Barely Hanging On

Liverpool's Old Guard Barely Hanging On

For Liverpool supporters, transfers can never come fast enough. We always want to push that revolving door a little faster until we find a combination of players that starts filling up the trophy cabinet again. However, glance at the squad from 2013/14 season, just four years ago and you’ll notice that only a few faces remain. The crocked club captain; Jordan Henderson. The want-away striker; Daniel Sturridge. The freshly sentenced right back; Jon Flanagan. And the benched ‘keeper; Simon Mignolet. …
Key Stats from Liverpool 3-0 Huddersfield

Key Stats from Liverpool 3-0 Huddersfield

Liverpool returned to form by sweeping aside Huddersfield, winning 3-0 to give themselves some breathing room in the top four. But what were the key stats from the game? Pass, Pass, & Pass Again 75% of possession is a lot. 894 passes is just a mind-blowing amount. Joel Matip’s 161 is the most by a Liverpool player in the Premier League ever, with Dejan Lovren not far behind on 140. Joe Gomez also broke 100, with Henderson, Milner and Robertson …
Huddersfield 0-3 Liverpool: Reds Dually Respond With Dominant Display

Huddersfield 0-3 Liverpool: Reds Dually Respond With Dominant Display

Huddersfield: Lossl; Hadergjonaj, Kongolo, Schindler, Jorgensen; Lowe, Mooy, Hogg, Billing; Mounie, Depoitre. Liverpool: Karius; Gomez, Matip, Lovren, Robertson; Henderson, Can, Milner; Mané, Salah, Firmino. Report Having suffered two successive defeats to Swansea and West Brom, nerves were rife ahead of kick-off that this could be another troubling encounter for The Reds. Yet, delivering a dominant display to cap off January, Liverpool responded in the best possible way to their recent setbacks to put 8 points between them and Arsenal. Emre …
Liverpool FC: A lack of winners

Liverpool FC: A lack of winners

In February 2007 I met the woman who would go on to become my wife. Very quickly she was introduced to my obsession with football, and Liverpool Football Club in particular. Thankfully for me, she got onboard with this obsession almost from the off and has gone on to become a Liverpool supporter in her own right. During our time together she’s been a regular matchday companion for me at Anfield and even gone to the match without me on …
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