Liverpool's Problems Defending Crosses

Liverpool's Problems Defending Crosses

Since Virgil van Dijk joined the club in January, there's no doubting that our defence has drastically improved. Whether this is totally down to the towering Dutchman or a combination of factors including the re-introduction of Loris Karius in goal and the ever improving performances of Andy Robertson at left-back is up for debate. However, what cannot be denied is that big Virg is a phenomenal defender with fantastic attributes that any defence would benefit from. Having said this, both …
Turgid. Key Stats from Liverpool 0-1 Chelsea

Turgid. Key Stats from Liverpool 0-1 Chelsea

Liverpool fell to a disappointing 1-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge, a result which keeps their top four hopes in the balance as they need to win their game on the final day against Brighton. But what were the key stats from a poor day at the office for the Reds? Stuttering Attack Hits A Brick Wall  Liverpool failed to score for the third time in five league games, as they turned in on paper their worst attacking display of the …
The Bobby Dazzler Gets Just Rewards for a Stellar Season

The Bobby Dazzler Gets Just Rewards for a Stellar Season

So, a video wherein a contract was signed without looking, and said person proceeded to leave the room whistling ‘Allez Allez Allez’. Liverpool’s announcement of Roberto Firmino extending his contract for five more years was about as Roberto Firmino as it could get. Firmino isn’t about being normal. Be it his role on the pitch, his importance to Jurgen Klopp’s systems, the no-look finishes, the Kung-Fu kicks and the dances in celebrations, it’s almost like Roberto Firmino is there to …
Key Stats From Liverpool 0-0 Andre Marriner (Stoke)

Key Stats From Liverpool 0-0 Andre Marriner (Stoke)

Liverpool suffered another Champions League hangover as they were unable to score past Stoke at Anfield. But what are the key stats from a frustrating 0-0 draw? Reds High-Flying Attack Brought To Earth Liverpool’s normally scintillating attack ran into a brick wall against Stoke. On paper, there was nothing wrong with their attacking performance, with twenty shots being mustered and an xG of 2.12 more than high enough to suggest a comfortable win. But Liverpool created two big chances, with …
Roberto Firmino: The Most Underrated Player In The Premier League?

Roberto Firmino: The Most Underrated Player In The Premier League?

Liverpool have played home to some illustrious talents over the years: Ian Rush, Kenny Dalglish, Robbie Fowler, Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez are names that roll straight off the tongue while other far more under-appreciated stars lie in wait. Dirk Kuyt was very much of that ilk. Far from the most technically gifted player at the club, the Dutchman was always up for the big occasion, scoring the winning penalty in the Champions League semi-final against Chelsea back in 2007 …
Could Gini Wijnaldum be Liverpool's Future Number Six?

Could Gini Wijnaldum be Liverpool's Future Number Six?

Setting the tempo, demanding the ball and creating passing lanes - that's not Gini Wijnaldum is it? When Jordan Henderson picked up a yellow card for tripping up Raheem Sterling in the second-half of the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final at Anfield, ruling himself out of the second leg because of suspension, Liverpool fans quickly turned to social media to express their concerns. With Emre Can definitely out of the second leg because of a niggling back injury, serious …
Liverpool's Underappreciated Midfield

Liverpool's Underappreciated Midfield

The consensus of this Liverpool team seems to be that the three attackers are world class, our defence still needs some serious work (although the emergence of Robbo, the signing of VVD and the form of Karius are mitigating this) and our midfield is … alright. The subject of our midfield is an interesting one, mostly because of the common criticisms and worries about our players. The most consistent criticism of our midfield is that it lacks an explosive punch, …
Sustainable Progression Clear to See as Liverpool March on in Europe

Sustainable Progression Clear to See as Liverpool March on in Europe

After the resounding, comprehensive display that was Liverpool's scorching 5-1 aggregate win over Manchester City, it seems unfair to spend my time talking about 'sustainability' and 'mature growth', but I'm going to anyway. You'll hear and read many impressive things in the coming days, weeks, months and perhaps even years about the tie, but what it showed me was that Liverpool's natural progression under Jurgen Klopp is under no signs of slowing down. The Reds have seen too often in …
Beating the Dross - Liverpool's Big Improvement

Beating the Dross - Liverpool's Big Improvement

Liverpool are doing markedly better against the teams that are not considered to be particularly good this year. This should not be considered a controversial statement after all this Liverpool side are doing marginally better than last year and have dropped off markedly against the top six, so clearly, those extra points are coming from somewhere. Moreover, this is a Liverpool team that are in really good form, and it doesn’t take much statistical analysis to remind everyone that the …
Roberto Firmino - How Good Is He?

Roberto Firmino - How Good Is He?

Bobby Firmino. A player with so much to offer Liverpool. Bobby is a huge component of what Jürgen Klopp is trying to build for so many reasons, and he’s having an absolutely terrific season as he starts to fulfil his potential in this team. Whilst Mo Salah has been rightfully grabbing the majority of the headlines, Bobby has been doing what Bobby does best: going about his work. And now many are starting to reckon that Liverpool’s number nine is …
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