The Long Game: Tough Fixtures & Plenty to Look Forward To

The Long Game: Tough Fixtures & Plenty to Look Forward To

Dropping points at Old Trafford is always a bitter pill to swallow, especially so in the manner that Manchester Utd scored: late, and with the help of a useless linesman. Regardless, it's very much onto the next one for Klopp's Liverpool who face a series of tough fixtures over the coming weeks. In Liverpool's next eleven games, they have one cup semi-final, another FA Cup replay, and fixtures against Chelsea, Spurs, Arsenal, Manchester City and Everton. That being said, looking …
Sunderland vs Liverpool Preview: Rotation the name of the game

Sunderland vs Liverpool Preview: Rotation the name of the game

Jürgen Klopp leads his Liverpool side into their third fixture in seven days on Monday, as Liverpool visit Sunderland looking to keep up the pace with Chelsea at the top of the Premier League table. THE DETAILS Match: Sunderland vs Liverpool Venue: Stadium of Light Date: Monday 2nd January Time: 15:00 BST FORM Liverpool's good form continued with a superb defensive display, winning 1-0 against Manchester City on New Years Eve. That result left the Reds in second position in the Premier League …
Two Sides of Klopp - Part Two: Pace

Two Sides of Klopp - Part Two: Pace

For all that he's done throughout his career there are still people who believe Jurgen Klopp is a one trick pony. There's a misconception that his playbook had just the one page; the blitzkrieg approach. Pundits and media alike questioned the long-term viability of it because teams who sat back reportedly nullified it. After a few questionable performances it was confirmed*. Jurgen Klopp had been found out. He'd been exposed. His recipe for success was exclusive to the Bundesliga. The …
Two Sides of Klopp - Part One: Patience

Two Sides of Klopp - Part One: Patience

For all that he's done throughout his career there are still people who believe Jurgen Klopp is a one-trick pony. There's a misconception that his playbook had just the one page; the blitzkrieg approach. Pundits and media alike questioned the long-term viability of it because teams who sat back reportedly nullified it. After a few questionable performances it was confirmed*. Jurgen Klopp had been found out. He'd been exposed. His recipe for success was exclusive to the Bundesliga. The Premier …
Daniel Sturridge A Crucial Figure Between Now & May

Daniel Sturridge A Crucial Figure Between Now & May

Without Daniel Sturridge, Liverpool would not have beaten Everton at Goodison Park. It really is as simple as that. The 27-year-old was introduced late in the day at the home of the Reds’ local rivals, and every time he got the ball, it felt as though something may happen. He looked bright and unpredictable, and you sensed that he was the last person Everton’s defenders wanted to see enter the fray, with legs and minds tiring. It was Sturridge’s run …
The Merseyside derby and the perfect Christmas present

The Merseyside derby and the perfect Christmas present

So, here it is, Merry Christmas reds, and what a superb early present we got this past Monday with our win across the park in the dying embers of the game vs our Merseyside rivals. Sadio Mane sparked jubilant scenes in the away end with his 94th minute winner vs Everton, but what was more impressive than the win itself was the performance and stand-out gap in quality between the two sides. Everton, as tenacious as they were, tried to …
Mane's Merseyside Derby Winner: A Defining Moment Come May?

Mane's Merseyside Derby Winner: A Defining Moment Come May?

Those thumpings of Leicester, Hull and Watford were a joy, as were the pleasantly surprising wins at Arsenal and Chelsea, but none come close to what we witnessed against Everton on Monday. A stoppage time victory away to your local rivals, in which the away end goes ballistic, is just perfect. You don’t sleep for hours after the game due to the flow of adrenalin, title rivals are left seething at one point turning into three and anything feels possible. …
Nathaniel Clyne, Upgrades and Evolving

Nathaniel Clyne, Upgrades and Evolving

How good is it being a Liverpool fan right now? Klopp's men sit second in the league after the dramatic late win in the derby. We're the top scorers in the Premier League with 41 goals but what's even more impressive is how we have continued to impress despite some noticeable absentees. Daniel Sturridge, Joel Matip, Emre Can and Philippe Coutinho have all missed matches and while performances may have dropped off a little, we're still picking up points.  As cliche as …
Adam Lallana - Renaissance man

Adam Lallana - Renaissance man

Adam Lallana is a player that has divided opinion since his £25m move from Southampton to Liverpool in 2014. His technical ability and work rate have never been in question, but his effectiveness within the team and end product were always seen as an issue. I described Lallana as a 'nearly' player - nearly scored, nearly set up a goal, nearly, but not quite. Whether it be as a winger or in the 'number 10 role' behind a striker, his …
Everton 0 Liverpool 1 - Player Ratings

Everton 0 Liverpool 1 - Player Ratings

Liverpool left it late to snatch all three points in the Merseyside Derby, with Sadio Mane capping his first appearance in the fixture with a decisive goal. Daniel Sturridge was the orchestrator, letting fly from outside the Everton box only for the ball to come off the post, where Mane was on hand for an easy tap in. The Senegalese international has hit the ground running since his summer move and his stoppage time winner will have endeared him to …
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