Leicester City vs Liverpool Preview: Revenge for Ranieri?

Leicester City vs Liverpool Preview: Revenge for Ranieri?

Liverpool face Leicester City on Monday evening in one of the few games this season where there will be little attention on Jürgen Klopp and his Reds, in comparison to the other team. Claudio Ranieri is Dilly Ding, Dilly Gone. Leicester City are without a manager at the time of writing. Surely time for Liverpool to prey on their vulnerabilities, and pick up a second successive win? THE DETAILS Match: Leicester City vs Liverpool Venue: King Power Stadium Referee: Michael Oliver Date: Monday 27th …
Liverpool's Formidable Front-Six Is Back In Business

Liverpool's Formidable Front-Six Is Back In Business

The way in which Sadio Mane tore Tottenham to shreds in that first-half at Anfield truly was a sight to behold. Liverpool’s returning hero was almost unplayable, scoring twice and coming very close to notching another couple before half-time. It was an individual performance that perfectly highlighted what the Reds have been missing in Mane’s absence, during the most horrendous January in recent memory. They didn’t look the same attacking force without his pace, movement, end product, and his mere …
Breaking down the Sum of Liverpool's Parts - Part 2

Breaking down the Sum of Liverpool's Parts - Part 2

Any back-line - let alone the back-five of Liverpool's - will face adversities in the form of the high initial press in trying to lay the foundation for attacks. Jürgen Klopp's system for Liverpool works in a multitude of ways in order to overcome these adversities as mentioned in Part 1 here, but nevertheless, football is still a team game. It goes without saying that the five players in the aforementioned positions - both centre-backs, the full-backs, as well as the …
Defensive Deja Vu for Liverpool

Defensive Deja Vu for Liverpool

Defeat to Hull City meant Liverpool's disastrous start to 2017 continued. Jurgen Klopp's men have won just one of their 10 matches since the turn of the year and this run has seen relegation battlers Hull and Swansea pick up maximum points against them as well as having their FA Cup run brought to a premature end at the hands of Wolves, at Anfield. Fingers are being pointed and scapegoats are being identified. Emre Can isn't good enough to start. Dejan …
Liverpool lack imagination to overcome Hull City

Liverpool lack imagination to overcome Hull City

It is fair to say that Liverpool have been a disappointment at the start of 2017. They have been knocked out of both domestic cups with losses to Wolves in the FA Cup and Southampton in the EFL Cup. Along with the poor form in the cup Liverpool have yet to win a league match this year with draws against Manchester United, Sunderland and Chelsea and a loss to Swansea City. Prior to the turn of the year there was …
Hull 2 Liverpool 0: Player Ratings

Hull 2 Liverpool 0: Player Ratings

All of us hoped that February would be better than January. But there seems no redemption for this Liverpool team as they suffered yet another defeat, another goal from a set-piece, and another goal from a route one counter-attack. This is the worst beginning to a calendar year by Liverpool since 1954. This is how the dismal Reds fared. Simon Mignolet (4.5) - A keeper's main duty is to catch the ball. Mignolet failed in his basic duty. Was brave …
Liverpool vs Chelsea Preview: Final chance to turn January around

Liverpool vs Chelsea Preview: Final chance to turn January around

Liverpool will look to arrest an alarming slide in form when they host Premier League leaders Chelsea at Anfield on Tuesday night. After a nightmare week, and a poor January overall, the Reds have one last chance to turn things around before February, but face an almighty task under the lights. THE DETAILS Match: Liverpool vs Chelsea Venue: Anfield Referee: Mark Clattenburg Date: Tuesday 31st January Time: 20:00 BST FORM Liverpool's performances and results since the turn of the year have …
Liverpool's Defensive failures against Swansea can't be repeated

Liverpool's Defensive failures against Swansea can't be repeated

“Nearly everything around this goal was wrong(the Swansea winner), “It started with a long ball, which should not have been a surprise as they played many of them. Our reaction was not good, we strolled back, we had just scored to make it 2-2 and we couldn’t switch back into a defensive mode, “We were too passive. The defending for all three goals was not good enough.” The defeat to Swansea was hard to stomach. Liverpool are frightening. Frighteningly good …
A Missing Link For Liverpool

A Missing Link For Liverpool

Lots has been made this season over the transformation of Adam Lallana into the finest English footballer currently within the Premier League. Like many at Anfield, Lallana hasn’t been without his critics since joining from Southampton, but he has overcome them spectacularly, fitting seamlessly into Jurgen Klopp’s high intensity style of football. The German’s admiration for Lallana’s work rate was evident right from his first game in charge and that bond has gone from strength to strength over the past …
Liverpool 2 Swansea 3: Player Ratings

Liverpool 2 Swansea 3: Player Ratings

An abject performance from Liverpool saw them lose at home for the first time in 25 games. The players should have a proper look at themselves on the back of this defeat. This is how badly the Reds fared. Simon Mignolet (5) - Mignolet had an enjoyable first-half as Swansea were content to sit back. The second-half was a different story as the Belgian had no answers to any of the three goals. Tough to rate a keeper when the …
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