Liverpool’s Midfield Trio Must Be Kept Apart

Liverpool’s Midfield Trio Must Be Kept Apart

Before Philippe Coutinho decided to cause trouble and Adam Lallana picked up a lengthy injury, Liverpool’s best possible starting lineup was a mouthwatering proposition. Assuming your approach was as gung-ho as mine, it was easy to envisage Coutinho and Lallana ahead of a deep-lying midfielder, with Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino further wreaking havoc in attack. To have that quintet all on the same pitch at once is enough to blow any team in Europe away on its …
Hoffenheim 1-2 Liverpool: A Near Perfect Night?

Hoffenheim 1-2 Liverpool: A Near Perfect Night?

It was hardly going to be an easy night. Liverpool were away, in their first Champions League game under Klopp, to perhaps the toughest side available in the draw, Hoffenheim, who had not lost for over a year at home. Alongside this, there was the ongoing Coutinho situation, whilst two of Liverpool's best offensive players - Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana - remain sidelined, so too Nathaniel Clyne. Nevertheless, this was the amalgamation of all the hard work from the 2016-17 …
Liverpool v Crystal Palace Preview - Key Battles

Liverpool v Crystal Palace Preview - Key Battles

A disappointing late goal conceded at Watford in the opening Premier League game was almost followed by a sense of Deja(n?)-vu at Hoffenheim, as Liverpool nearly contrived to blow a 2-0 lead at the Rhein-Neckar Stadion. But with the win in Europe in the bag, and some much-needed confidence, Liverpool welcome Crystal Palace to Anfield for the first of three consecutive home games that could form a defining period, even so early in the season. Trent Alexander-Arnold will be brimming with …
Trent Alexander-Arnold: A Star is Born

Trent Alexander-Arnold: A Star is Born

I remember watching Robbie Threlfall in a Youth Cup final between Liverpool and Man United in 2007, and convincing myself he was going to be a future Reds great. I can hear some of you asking who on earth Robbie Threlfall is. The defender starred in Liverpool’s march to glory that year, scoring in the final of the second-leg at Old Trafford, and big things were expected. Threlfall never made the grade at Anfield, as you may have guessed - …
Moreno Madness - Klopp's Tactical Gamble

Moreno Madness - Klopp's Tactical Gamble

Liverpool look a defensively weaker team with Alberto Moreno in the setup. This isn’t necessarily a criticism of Moreno himself, nor is this article intended to be a critical piece of either Klopp or Moreno. A lot has been made of Moreno since his unexpected return to the side in pre-season, compounded by mixed performances against both Watford and Hoffenheim. Moreno is clearly a decent attacking full-back and has looked dangerous in both games at times without setting the world …
Liverpool v Crystal Palace - Klopp and co to clip Eagles' wings

Liverpool v Crystal Palace - Klopp and co to clip Eagles' wings

The Details Venue - Anfield Referee - Kevin Friend Date & Time - Saturday, August 19th @ 15:00 BST Form Crystal Palace got off to a very disappointing start under new boss, Frank de Boer, last week. The Eagles went down to a heavy 3-0 home defeat to Premier League new boys, Huddersfield Town. De Boer won’t be looking forward to facing another German manager’s men this Saturday. David Wagner was the best man at Jurgen Klopp’s wedding so I’m …
Hoffenheim 1  Liverpool 2 - No need to panic, yet

Hoffenheim 1 Liverpool 2 - No need to panic, yet

Date: 15th August 2017 Venue: Rhein-Neckar Arena Competition: Champions League Qualifier Teams Hoffenheim lineup - Baumann, Vogt, Hubner, Bicakcic, Kaderabek, Rupp, Demirbay, Zubar, Gnabry, Kramaric, Wagner Subs: Kobel, Nordtveit, Toljan, Amiri, Uth, Szalai, Geiger Liverpool lineup - Mignolet, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Lovren, Moreno, Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mané Subs: Karius, Origi, Milner, Klavan, Gomez, Grujic, Solanke The Build-Up Football’s not meant to be like this, is it? Or maybe our second game of the season (yes, SECOND GAME!) should be …
Hoffenheim 1-2 Liverpool: Player Ratings

Hoffenheim 1-2 Liverpool: Player Ratings

Liverpool went one step closer to qualifying for the Champions League with a 2-1 victory over Hoffenheim in the first leg of their playoff contest. It was a gutsy performance from the Reds following their 3-3 draw against Watford on the opening weekend of the Premier League. Goals from Trent Alexander-Arnold and James Milner were enough to see them cross the line and they will go into the clash at Anfield next week with a crucial lead in the European …
How should Liverpool approach the domestic cups?

How should Liverpool approach the domestic cups?

Despite having the added demands of European football, the domestic cup competitions should be seen by Liverpool supporters and more importantly the manager as genuine chances of silverware this season. This is not to say big players shouldn't be rested in the league cup and FA cup, they will have to be. But with Liverpool's strength in depth in key areas such as defence, central midfield and up front these provide the Reds with a perfect opportunity to give their …
Candidates for Liverpool’s MOTM vs Watford

Candidates for Liverpool’s MOTM vs Watford

Liverpool were denied an opening day victory as Miguel Britos's late header shared the spoils for Watford at Vicarage Road. Much of the pre-match talk was dominated by the headlines of Philippe Coutinho, who had handed in a transfer request the Friday before the game. The general consensus was that the Reds had to put the stories regarding the Brazilian to one side as they looked to open their Premier League season with a win at Marco Silva's Watford. It …
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