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 …
Liverpool's Win Against Spurs is a Gentle Reminder

Liverpool's Win Against Spurs is a Gentle Reminder

Liverpool's win against Spurs was Jurgen Klopp's men putting the league on notice. The Reds went into the evening kick-off on Saturday having not won a game since the turn of the year. Swansea City, Wolves, Plymouth and Southampton had all turned to Anfield, frustrated the hosts and walked away with something to show for it. Fortress Anfield was in ruins. Liverpool were a wounded animal and Spurs could have taken full advantage of it had they been smart. They …
Liverpool Find Their Attacking Fluency to Overcome Spurs

Liverpool Find Their Attacking Fluency to Overcome Spurs

When is it going to end? The run of form that Liverpool are currently on is not in keeping with the squad at their disposal or the quality of their coach. You have to go back to the 31st of December to find the last league victory for Jurgen Klopp's side. Since then we have seen losses to both Hull City and Swansea City as well as draws with Chelsea, Manchester United and Sunderland. Add in the capitulation in the …
VIDEO: Nina Kauser Show - Have Liverpool Turned A Corner?

VIDEO: Nina Kauser Show - Have Liverpool Turned A Corner?

The Nina Kauser show on YouTube is back! For my fifth Anfield Index TV show I decided to discuss whether Liverpool are out of their poor run of form in the Premier League that has seen a draw away to Sunderland, a draw against Manchester United, a loss to Swansea, a draw to Chelsea and a loss to Hull City so far in 2017! It's always easier after a win and after that performance of such quality from Liverpool and I received a …
Both Wijnaldum and Can Have Roles to Play This Season

Both Wijnaldum and Can Have Roles to Play This Season

Farewell then, Tottenham Hotspur. They came, they saw, they met a frosty-faced Senegalese who wanted a word. Despite a dislike of them which has survived decades and has no basis – though maybe it had something to do with Glenn Hoddle’s louche hair and tight shorts – I do find them fascinating. In the 90s they took many a ropey midfielder off our hands just as they slowed down (Redknapp, Murphy, Leonhardsen) so I’m grateful for that, but they’ve always …
Observations from Liverpool's win against Spurs

Observations from Liverpool's win against Spurs

So that's what it feels like. A win in the league. The first three points since New Year's Eve when Pep Guardiola's Manchester City got the full Jurgen Klopp treatment. Truth be told it's the first time we've looked like a Klopp side since the turn of the year. The performance against Spurs had everything we'd become accustomed to as Liverpool fans earlier on in the season; hunger, desire, passion, confidence and a bit of swagger thrown in for good …
Why Sturridge and the Liverpool System Clash

Why Sturridge and the Liverpool System Clash

The Daniel Sturridge "will he or won't he leave" saga is now more drawn out than the "will Ross and Rachel get it on" storyline. Just when it looks as though the tide has turned and the majority want him sold he scores a striker's goal which reminds everyone exactly what he can offer and exactly what Liverpool miss from time to time. It's a destructive relationship but I'm not quite sure whether player, manager and fans are ready to …
Liverpool's Blunt Midfield Needs Sharpening

Liverpool's Blunt Midfield Needs Sharpening

Ever since the 2-0 defeat at the hands of Burnley in the second game of the Premier League season there have been concerns as to whether or not Liverpool can break down teams who look to park the bus. It's been a slow burner with the Reds putting the likes of Leicester City, Watford and Hull City to sword in an aggregate win of 15-3. But over recent weeks it's become apparent Klopp's men do in fact have difficulty breaking teams down. …
Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur - Key Battles

Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur - Key Battles

That dreaded 10-game spell is a thing of the past. Liverpool played a game every Tuesday or Wednesday in January and for the first time since mid-December, they have got a full week to prepare for Tottenham's visit to Anfield on Saturday. It was a week that Jurgen Klopp started with giving the players a two-day break before training began again, and it was a break that a lot of the players could have done with. Liverpool are now on …
Lallana & Wijnaldum: Liverpool's Attacking Midfielders Must Find Top Form

Lallana & Wijnaldum: Liverpool's Attacking Midfielders Must Find Top Form

Liverpool's season has fallen to pieces in 2017, and there has been so much talk about the loss of form of certain players, and injuries to others. James Milner and Nathaniel Clyne have not the hit the heights of their early-season performances; Joel Matip, Jordan Henderson and Philippe Coutinho have not hit top gear since being sidelined and Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi have fallen off a cliff. Two players who have gone under the radar, but have been frustratingly …
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