How the Liverpool press Nullified Manchester City

How the Liverpool press Nullified Manchester City

The buzzword surrounding Jurgen Klopp's appointment as Liverpool manger in October 2015 was pressing. Gegenpress this, Gegenpress that, counter-press them here and counter-press them there. Basically, Klopp was supposed to turn up and blitz the Premier League with his high pressing, all action, heavy metal football. When it transpired that this wasn't going to be the case many in the media felt a little cheated. The German maverick wasn't playing ball. To them it was like receiving a toy for …
Tactical Analysis - Klopp out thinks Guardiola as Liverpool are victorious

Tactical Analysis - Klopp out thinks Guardiola as Liverpool are victorious

Tipping the Scales: The Fine Margins against Manchester City

Tipping the Scales: The Fine Margins against Manchester City

Liverpool's New Year's Eve tie against Manchester City has already been noted as a "6-point" match, and with Chelsea already sitting atop the table, with a 6 point gap between them and nearest rivals, Liverpool, which will likely remain when considering Chelsea's upcoming fixtures, this fixture has the potential to go a long way in altering the balance and probability of the 2016/17 Premier League champions. Pep Guardiola's Manchester City have been both dauntingly impressive, but also, soft at times, …
Liverpool vs Manchester City Preview: Fireworks expected in NYE battle

Liverpool vs Manchester City Preview: Fireworks expected in NYE battle

Liverpool close a record breaking year out with a mouthwatering clash against Manchester City on New Year's Eve, one which could go a long way to decide who gives Chelsea the biggest challenge at the top of the Premier League table. Jürgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola, previous rivals in the Bundesliga, will meet each other in England for the first time, with a clash of playing style and personality likely to prove entertaining. THE DETAILS Match: Liverpool vs Manchester City Venue: Anfield …
Thiago Maia should be on Liverpool's Midfield List

Thiago Maia should be on Liverpool's Midfield List

When Brazilian media linked Liverpool with a £31 Million move Gremio attacker Luan just a mere three days before the transfer window shut it was a bit of a head scratcher. Luan had impressed at the Olympics as the host nation won the Gold medal and his performances caught the attention of  the Premier League Champions Leicester City who were then linked with a £20 Million move. But why would the Reds spend £30 Million on yet another attacker when Daniel …
Palace fume - all Bent(eke) out of shape

Palace fume - all Bent(eke) out of shape

Bask in it. Allow yourself this moment. Warm up these cold March days with the fume that Liverpool generated with the stoppage time win over Crystal Palace. Christian Benteke has been a much maligned figure since his £32 million move from Aston Villa in the summer of 2015, but against Palace he united the fan base and paid back his transfer fee, and then some. People are going on about this as though the big Belgian wasn't touched and that …
Lucas Leiva - Tackles, Interceptions and Over The Top Praise

Lucas Leiva - Tackles, Interceptions and Over The Top Praise

Liverpool fans are a sentimental bunch. I often think supporters are quick to jump to the defence of long serving players Martin Skrtel and Lucas Leiva because they're the two remaining players from the Rafa days so kind of remind people of Istanbul. It's silly of course because neither player happened to be at the club when Liverpool brought ol' big ears back home for good but that link to Rafa perhaps gives these players some extra credit with fans? …