Liverpool Always One Step Behind Until they Fix Their Shaky Foundations

Liverpool Always One Step Behind Until they Fix Their Shaky Foundations

Ask any Liverpool fan, or any football fan for that matter, about where they want their team to be challenging and they’ll give you the same answer. Naturally, they want to be vying for the title, mounting an assault on the domestic cup and pushing for that all-important Champions League trophy. In order to do that, you need to have water tight foundations and carry real authority and verve going forward. Liverpool have such prowess in the final third of …
No van Dijk? No Replacement? Equals Failed Transfer Window

No van Dijk? No Replacement? Equals Failed Transfer Window

In the last three seasons the Reds have conceded 140 goals in the Premier league, that is an average of 46.7 goals a season. Simply not good enough. There's nothing better than seeing an attacking Liverpool side at their fluid, dynamic best causing havoc to opposition defences, but for the previous five years, possibly longer,  we've seen our defence capitulate all too often. 4 against Bournemouth, 3 against Leicester, 3 against Watford, 2 against a dire Sunderland side. These are …
Assessing Liverpool's Defence For The Upcoming Campaign

Assessing Liverpool's Defence For The Upcoming Campaign

Having signed Dominic Solanke and smashing the club’s record transfer fee for Mohamed Salah, Liverpool have begun identifying key weaknesses within their current side. Andy Robertson is the latest to join The Reds this summer as Jurgen Klopp looks to address what has been a troubling position for several years now. However, there remains a number of issues within the current squad, particularly in the defensive areas. So, with a new season on the horizon, how are Liverpool shaping up …
Statistical Analysis: Is Liverpool's Defence Really That Bad?

Statistical Analysis: Is Liverpool's Defence Really That Bad?

*The stats in this article are gathered manually from Squawka. Minutes include stoppage time. Offensive, Defensive and Net rating are the totals per 100 minutes.  It's silly season yet again. A lot has been made of Liverpool's transfer dealings and the Virgil van Dijk saga in particular. And while without a doubt the Dutchman will improve our current squad (check out the scouting report by Alex Barilaro) he has become a sort of a messiah for some supporters. Naby Keita …
Are Klopp's January Decisions Costing the Reds Millions in July?

Are Klopp's January Decisions Costing the Reds Millions in July?

If you want to make a Liverpool supporter sick to their stomach, ask them to think back to January.  It was not a fun month.  What was looking like a juggernaut of a team lost Mané to AFCON, Coutinho and Matip to injury and suddenly we were struggling against lower league competition. Klopp did what he could to right the ship and eventually found a formula that wasn’t as entertaining, but brought results and a finish in the Champions League …
Roberto Firmino: Klopp's Crown Jewel

Roberto Firmino: Klopp's Crown Jewel

Liverpool's new number 9, Roberto Firmino, is starting his third season at the club, and it's set to be his biggest and most challenging yet. Over the course of his Liverpool career - spanning 90 appearances, in which he has scored 23 times - Firmino has blossomed into one of the league's finest forwards, with a well-rounded game, making him vital to Jürgen Klopp's side. His importance to the Liverpool side cannot be understated. Tite, the Brazilian national team coach, …
How Should Klopp Use His Forwards?

How Should Klopp Use His Forwards?

With Mohamed Salah signed, attention naturally shifts to prospective signings in midfield and defence. However, with the Under-20 World Cup winner, Dominic Solanke, added to the ranks, Liverpool now have a large group of offensive players readying themselves for the coming season. How then should Klopp use and manage this group of very different, and talented players; will a formation switch get the best out of them, and should Klopp look to trim down this attacking group? In the most recent …
How Will Mohamed Salah Fare at Liverpool?

How Will Mohamed Salah Fare at Liverpool?

In the most recent edition of the Gags Tandon Show, Gabriele Marcotti, from both ESPN and The Times, featured as the guest: profiling Mohamed Salah and discussing potential concerns that Liverpool fans may have. For many Liverpool fans, their main concern is why Mohamed Salah, a player that could not establish himself at Chelsea is now one of Liverpool's primary targets, and, by extension, is he of the quality Liverpool need to improve in order to build towards those Premier …
Philippe Coutinho: His Biggest Season Yet

Philippe Coutinho: His Biggest Season Yet

It has been three and a half years since the slight and shy Philippe Coutinho joined Liverpool FC, back in January of the 2012/13 season. It was immediately evident that he had talent, with his dribbling and close control breathtaking, and quintessentially Brazilian. However, one thing that Liverpool fans noticed was he may struggle to adapt to the physicality of the league, and that his shooting was not one of his greatest assets. Yet, here we are in the summer …
LFC Set-Piece Defending Analysis: Making Sense of the Chaos

LFC Set-Piece Defending Analysis: Making Sense of the Chaos

At the end of the season, for a Liverpool supporter, it is time to look forward to a busy transfer summer and a few months without worrying that your heart might explode in stoppage time. But it is also time to look back at the aspects of the game when the team excelled; and those that were the biggest hurdle to a truly successful season. Getting top 4 is a good stepping stone but Liverpool Football Club should always aim …
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