Red Rant: What Are Liverpool Building?

Red Rant: What Are Liverpool Building?

Imagine you’re building a new house.  You’re not physically building it of course, but you’ve hired professionals to do it.  A few months in you stop by the property to see how things are progressing and you find the project far behind schedule. You ask the contractor to explain why the electricity doesn’t work.  He says the electrical guy doesn’t know how to run wiring, but he does know how to set up a surround sound system. Well, what about the plumbing?  Well, he …
Joe Gomez - A Name For The Future Or An Arrival?

Joe Gomez - A Name For The Future Or An Arrival?

There comes a day in every player’s career where they have to stop being the young lad, the starlet with potential and step up to the big arena. If you look down the list at those who have started with a reputation but have failed to build on it, it can make a sad read. Anthony Le Tallec, Florent Sinama-Pongollle, Neil Mellor and arguably Jon Flanagan have all had greatness thrust upon them but somehow fallen at the final step. …
Tactical Breakdown of Liverpool's Draw with Man Utd

Tactical Breakdown of Liverpool's Draw with Man Utd

This is always the most nerve-racking match of the season. It's certainly a match that gets to me: I can barely eat on the morning of a match against United. But after two back-to-back drab draws at Anfield, maybe it's time to reassess if it's worth it all... That's not to say there was not much riding on the game though, with Mané out, Liverpool stuck in a rut and both Manchester clubs totting up and impressive number of points, …
Observations as Liverpool Frustrated by Goalless Draw with United

Observations as Liverpool Frustrated by Goalless Draw with United

Back to Premier League action after another dull international break, Liverpool dominated an in-form Manchester United side but couldn't find a way to steal all the spoils in a goalless draw. The Reds got off to a lively start, dominating the ball and pressing the opposition high up the pitch. However, the game saw another succession of missed chances for Klopp's side who were left frustrated by a Jose Mourinho shaped bus. Here are the observations from the game. Joe …
Liverpool Tactics for United: Out-Manoeuvring Mourinho

Liverpool Tactics for United: Out-Manoeuvring Mourinho

With the nervous energy ticking over as we approach Saturday's game, what follows are some musings on the United game. We drew with United twice last season and struggled to create chances against them, such is Mourinho's mastery at controlling and limiting space against top quality opposition. We continue to struggle against the parked bus, and the fact that United are stronger than us following the transfer window means, in our current form, getting anything out of Saturday's game will …
Ruthlessness Key As Liverpool Face Arch-Rivals

Ruthlessness Key As Liverpool Face Arch-Rivals

Whisper it quietly, but Liverpool have actually played very well in general so far this season, regardless of the current narrative surrounding the Reds. Too many people judge a team’s success and form solely on results, but that can cloud the wider picture. If you actually scan through Liverpool’s 12 matches in 2017/18 to date, there aren’t many when you can accuse them of under-performing. Watford was a limp display back in August, as was their last outing at Newcastle, …
Liverpool v Manchester United Preview - Key Battles

Liverpool v Manchester United Preview - Key Battles

The international break is over, and Liverpool have bad form and the loss of Sadio Mane to overcome. Just another international break that has brought strife to the Reds, then. And if that wasn't enough, the Reds welcome a red-hot Manchester United to Anfield on Saturday, as Jurgen Klopp finally looks to find a formula that could break a wretched run of results in September. United have won all of their games this season, bar one, a 2-2 draw against …
Can Liverpool Resolve Their Defensive Frailties?

Can Liverpool Resolve Their Defensive Frailties?

An issue that is apparent to every Liverpool fan, pundit and neutral is that they’re remarkably frail at the back. They ship goals and not just the odd couple either. In fact, this has been a concern for a while for most people, but Jurgen Klopp and the club are yet to properly address the defensive vulnerabilities that are seemingly so evident to everyone else. After conceding 42 over the course of last season and 12 so far this campaign, …
The Other Liverpool Way - A look at Liverpool's Goal Differential

The Other Liverpool Way - A look at Liverpool's Goal Differential

The halt in league games for the international break means a pause in the glories to glow about and the follies to frown about with regards to Liverpool Football Club’s on-field exploits. So while it was tempting to look up some old videos of the glory days or highlights of some awesome Liverpool goals, I have actually been preoccupied a fair bit thinking about defence. Yes, I know, somewhat of a boring subject if I may say so. (Just kidding.) …
Liverpool in Crisis? Really?

Liverpool in Crisis? Really?

One thing that identifies Liverpool supporters and possibly sets us apart from others is the sheer range of emotions when it comes to following the club. For example, you’ll often hear talk of us ‘being by far the greatest team the world has ever seen’ even when we languish in 7th place with a solitary victory in seven games. On the other hand, there are people who are talking like this is the worst Liverpool side/manager/owners the club have had in …
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