Liverpool v West Ham Preview: Key Battles

Liverpool v West Ham Preview: Key Battles

After a gap of ten days to bask in the glory of a perfect Champions League in Porto, Liverpool are back in action in the Premier League, welcoming West Ham United to Anfield on Saturday. The Reds won the reverse fixture 4-1 at the London Stadium with a Mo Salah brace either side of goals from Joel Matip and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain giving the Reds three points. West Ham will be buoyed by their home win against Watford last time but …
Karius' Resurgence The Beginning Of A Much Longer Journey

Karius' Resurgence The Beginning Of A Much Longer Journey

Loris Karius has largely played second fiddle to Simon Mignolet since the summer of 2016, with the Belgian put at the top of the pecking order in both the Premier League and domestic cup competitions. Yet, his rife inconsistencies allowed the German to sneak through the door and take up the reigns as Liverpool’s No.1 goalkeeper following an alleged behind-the-scenes meeting between Mignolet and Klopp over the manager’s rotation. There have been clear signs of progression in the moments since …
Liverpool v West Ham Preview - Moyes' dreadful Anfield record to continue?

Liverpool v West Ham Preview - Moyes' dreadful Anfield record to continue?

The Details Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Stuart Attwell Date & Time - Saturday, February 24th @ 15:00 GMT Current Odds - Liverpool 1/5, Draw 11/2, West Ham 12/1 Form Liverpool Form Liverpool have kept three clean sheets in their last four games but they were all away from Anfield. At home, the Reds haven't managed a clean sheet for five games, since the 5-0 win over Swansea on Boxing Day. However, this Liverpool team looks to once again be in irresistible form. …
The Ambition Of Liverpool's Champions League Campaign

The Ambition Of Liverpool's Champions League Campaign

In April 2009 Liverpool went to Stamford Bridge and looked for a miracle. Six days earlier the Reds led from an early goal by Fernando Torres, but it was not a strike which set the tone for the night as Guus Hiddink’s side battered us by three goals to one. The Dutchman coaxed an imperious performance from Michael Essien and, with Steven Gerrard appearing subdued as a consequence; Liverpool faced the task of overturning a two-goal lead in the second …
Goalkeepers at Liverpool, light at the end of the tunnel?

Goalkeepers at Liverpool, light at the end of the tunnel?

Speaking to Gags Tandon and Nina Kauser for this weeks episode of Media Matters for AI Pro, ex-professional goalkeeper David Preece talked about the importance of a goalkeeping coach and how they can affect the performances of a goalkeeper on the pitch.
"The relationship between the goalkeeper and their coach is very, very important. It’s much more of a personal relationship than the outfield players have with the coaches because you spend a lot more one-to-one time with them, …
Liverpool's Attacking Flexibility

Liverpool's Attacking Flexibility

Hello again Anfield Index, it’s been a while. Eagle-eyed viewers that you are, some of you have probably noticed that Liverpool are scoring quite a few goals this season. My goal in this article is to explain to you how adjustments in personnel and tactical decisions have allowed us to both destroy ambitious opposition on the counter and, at times, to break our hoodoo on beating teams who only intend to sit deep for the entire game – some teams …
Has Klopp Found the Perfect Balance with his Full-Backs?

Has Klopp Found the Perfect Balance with his Full-Backs?

Since Nathaniel Clyne suffered a serious back injury in pre-season there has been a lot of uncertainty as to who Klopp will view as his first choice full-backs. Would he favour Alberto Moreno or new signing Andrew Robertson at left-back and on the right-hand side would he opt for the more attacking Trent Alexander-Arnold or more defensive minded Joe Gomez? With Klopp recognising Robertson would need time to settle into a new system Moreno was given the opportunity to prove …
Liverpool FC - If You Build It, They Will Stay

Liverpool FC - If You Build It, They Will Stay

Nothing great ever happens in team sports without the supporting cast playing some role on many different levels. Being in the background is usually no longer enough. The supporting cast now needs to contribute more than just hang around waiting to be dragged to titles. Countless times in recent history we have seen the Most Valuable Player in a season miss out on the grand prize despite their stellar performances. In a world were loyalty is now the exception rather …
Liverpool FC - Financial Analysis

Liverpool FC - Financial Analysis

Amidst the furore of the January transfer window, the UEFA European Club Footballing Landscape report was published, a report which UEFA assert is 'like no other publication of its kind'. In terms of scope and depth though, it supersedes the analysis of the oft-quoted Deloitte Money League, which I broke down with respect to Liverpool FC here. That being said, I would recommend you read that first, as an introductory piece, to provide some context to the following discussion. For …
TAA's display against Porto proves he's ready to contribute now

TAA's display against Porto proves he's ready to contribute now

As Liverpool steamrolled their way to a fine Champions League win in Portugal, it was easy to let the performance of young Trent Alexander-Arnold go under the radar. With Liverpool's front three in scintillating mood, aided by the revival of James Milner's legs, the 19-year-old went about his job with diligence, adding another impressive performance to the gallery. Already in his young career, Arnold has been thrust into some big games. His Premier League debut came away at Manchester United, …
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