Liverpool and that Semi-final feeling again

Liverpool and that Semi-final feeling again

When I watched Ryan Babel sprint past a tired Cesc Fabregas to finish off an incredible Champions League night, little did I know it was going to take me that long to experience that feeling again. That feeling! That feeling of being in the semi-final of the UEFA Champions League. That feeling is back again, thanks to a bunch of heroes led by Jurgen Klopp. That feeling is just made all the more special by the happenings of the last ten …
Do Liverpool Need a Creative Midfielder to Break Down Defensive Teams?

Do Liverpool Need a Creative Midfielder to Break Down Defensive Teams?

On the most recent edition of the Tactics Weekly pod, host Daniel Rhodes quizzed Paul Dalglish in an AI:PRO Q&A Special (you can listen for FREE for one week). One particular question (below) posed was that of breaking down defensive sides, an issue Liverpool have had for quite a while - harking back to troubles under Rodgers.
Do Liverpool need a creative CM to break down a low block, or is the positional play (i.e. width & using the pace …
Liverpool v Chelsea - Conte brings his Blues to Anfield

Liverpool v Chelsea - Conte brings his Blues to Anfield

The Details Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Michael Oliver Date & Time - Saturday, November 25th @ 17:30 BST Current Odds - Liverpool 23/20, Draw 12/5, Chelsea 23/10 Form Liverpool Form Liverpool have certainly improved over the last six weeks or so as they look to banish all memory of September 2017 to the history books. Despite a poor showing at Wembley against Spurs, the Reds have been on a steady upward curve in terms of performance. However, the second half …
Why Liverpool Can Win The Premier League

Why Liverpool Can Win The Premier League

Liverpool go into this Premier League season off the back of another good summer, looking to build on a really big improvement in the last twelve months and possibly challenge for the Premier League title. So, based on Liverpool’s summer window, the relative strength of the other teams around us, and of course, Jürgen Klopp, can Liverpool win the Premier League title? Yes, and here’s why. Hit the Ground Running The first thing to note is what Liverpool need to …
Liverpool beating Chelsea is the sweetest thing in football

Liverpool beating Chelsea is the sweetest thing in football

For  a Liverpool fan, there are very few feelings that can top the joy at the final whistle of a victory over our age-old rivals, Everton and Manchester United. What could be sweeter than wins over your local rivals and long-term competitive rivals? Well, the answer to that of course is beating Chelsea. The Liverpool Chelsea rivalry really blossomed into a thing of dark and twisted beauty when Messrs Benitez and Mourinho took control of their respective clubs in 2004. …
Liverpool Needs Its Own X-Factor To Progress

Liverpool Needs Its Own X-Factor To Progress

The Oxford Dictionary defines x-factor as “a variable in a given situation that could have the most significant impact on the outcome”. X-factors tend to be the difference between teams that win trophies, those who fail to make top 4 and those that end up being relegated. An x-factor of some sort is therefore a prerequisite for success for any football team. When Chelsea won the league last season they did so with a world class manager (Mourinho), world class …
Premier League Preview PODCAST: Liverpool Vs Chelsea

Premier League Preview PODCAST: Liverpool Vs Chelsea

Premier League Preview Show - Liverpool Vs Chelsea Date: 5th November, 2014 Another day, another podcast from Anfield Index. This time the Premier League Preview Show! Jim Fishlock hosts this show speaking to, the owner of Anfieldindex, Gags Tandon and Chelsea supporter, owner of popular @ChelseaRumours Twitter account, Rasmus BaekGaard. They discuss the following: - Brendan's obsession with the 4-2-3-1 formation - Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas - how two top class signings can transform a side - Have Henderson and Sterling been Hodged …