Liverpool FC and The Dreaded U-Shape

Liverpool FC and The Dreaded U-Shape

Liverpool's last two matches have both ended with impressive score-lines, with six goals and none conceded. However, despite the two 3-0 wins, both of Liverpool's performances have been somewhat flat and lacklustre. The opponents in these past two matches both opted to employ low defensive blocks with no real intention to play or score a goal, so Liverpool had the relatively simple task of having 90 minutes to basically break those teams down. However, although that may appear simple, and …
Heavy Metal Isn't Klopp's Only Football

Heavy Metal Isn't Klopp's Only Football

On the Anfield Index Pro Post-Match show after Liverpool beat Huddersfield 3-0, Simon Brundish talked about how the idea of Liverpool needing to play fast, flowing football every single game is a complete myth. He also highlighted our excellent form at the back end of last season where Liverpool had to grind out results, rather than simply playing through other sides. The full soundbite is below: https://twitter.com/AnfieldIndex/status/924673863308447745 One big takeaway from Liverpool’s 3-0 win defensively has been how Joe Gomez …
Liverpool 3-0 Huddersfield: A Tactical Breakdown

Liverpool 3-0 Huddersfield: A Tactical Breakdown

A calming remedy to the farcical display at Wembley against Spurs, but a hurdle which Liverpool were always expected to jump over rather comfortably. Liverpool's 3-0 victory, for the opening 45 minutes threatened to be a washout, as the Reds struggled, with an all-too-familiar drabness. In the second-half though, Liverpool sprung into life, with both Sturridge and Firmino scoring, and Wijnaldum capping the display off towards the end. But this was a break from some of the patterns we've seen …
Observations as Liverpool toil to a victory over Huddersfield

Observations as Liverpool toil to a victory over Huddersfield

Liverpool toiled hard but eventually came out with much needed 3 points. The key takeaway moments from today's game. The Team Sheet The Liverpool fanbase were waiting with bated breath to see how many changes would be affected by Klopp. Ultimately it turned out to be not many, especially in the hotly debated positions. There would be a late twist in the tale though, with Lovren pulling out the last moment to be replaced by Klavan. Not the start Liverpool …
Liverpool 3 Huddersfield 0 - Player Ratings

Liverpool 3 Huddersfield 0 - Player Ratings

Liverpool got back to winning ways on Saturday afternoon, responding well after a dismal first-forty five threatened to increase fan frustration. The Reds went into the game with a lot of pressure having delivered such a poor performance against Spurs last week and it seemed all too familiar a story when their lack of impetus enabled Huddersfield to defend comfortably for the first period. However, some stern words from Jurgen Klopp at half-time saw the game spark into life with …
Liverpool 3 - 0 Huddersfield Town: Patience shown to topple Terriers

Liverpool 3 - 0 Huddersfield Town: Patience shown to topple Terriers

The Details Date: 28/10/2017 Venue: Anfield, Liverpool Background Today, Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool welcomed David Wagner's Huddersfield Town to Anfield. Klopp, surprisingly, had decided to keep the same defensive setup that faced Spurs. However, a change was forced as Lovren ended up getting injured in the warmup. Klavan came in to replace him. Coutinho was also out with a slight muscle injury, giving Sturridge a rare league start for the Reds. Wagner set his Huddersfield team up much as expected with …
Liverpool v Huddersfield Preview - Key Battles

Liverpool v Huddersfield Preview - Key Battles

Jurgen Klopp and David Wagner are best buddies, and they couldn't have wished for more different circumstances than those facing them in the build-up to the first clash between the two as managers. Liverpool were humbled at Wembley against a strong Spurs side, with shooting themselves in the foot being the most recurring theme. Huddersfield, meanwhile, pulled off one of their greatest victories beating Manchester United at home, in a result that is bound to send the Terriers' confidence soaring. …
Liverpool v Huddersfield Town Preview - Wagner to unleash his Terriers?

Liverpool v Huddersfield Town Preview - Wagner to unleash his Terriers?

The Details Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Kevin Friend Date & Time - Saturday, October 27th @ 15:00 BST Current Odds - Liverpool 1/5, Draw 6/1, Huddersfield 10/1 Form How do I write a "form" paragraph about this Liverpool side? How are they playing? There is nothing consistent about the season so far for me to detract any suitable, relevant information. Three draws in a row, where the Reds dominated their opposition but failed to make it count, was followed by …
Anfield Index Writers' EPL Predictions - 2017/18

Anfield Index Writers' EPL Predictions - 2017/18

Here are the predictions you've all been waiting for... The Anfield Index writers have put their forecasts on the record for all of you to judge in May. Let us know what we got wrong in the comments below. Adam Petruccione (@adampetruccione) Top 4: 1. Manchester City 2. Arsenal 3. Spurs 4. Manchester United Relegation: 18. West Brom 19. Burnley 20. Brighton POTY: Alexis Sanchez YPOTY: Tommy Abraham Champions League: Real Madrid Pep Guardiola will prove to be the best… …
Leicester's Ben Chilwell linked with Liverpool move

Leicester's Ben Chilwell linked with Liverpool move

With Liverpool being linked to both Leicester's Ben Chilwell and Lorient's Raphael Gueirrero it's becoming clear that the club feel they need to strengthen their left-back position. It's Leicester City's Chilwell who seems to be the most likely candidate to join with rumours of a move persisting ever since the full-back went on loan to Huddersfield Town, now managed by David Wagner who of course is close friends with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp. Chilwell, only just 19, is the current …

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