Liverpool in 2016/17: Has Progress Been Made?

Liverpool in 2016/17: Has Progress Been Made?

With an international break ensuring that there’s no Premier League football this weekend, and with nine games to go in a finely poised season, this is the perfect time to assess Liverpool’s season, where it’s at and what we need to do in our final few games, as well as our general development under Jürgen Klopp. This article will look at how the season has gone so far, what’s left for the club to do, and whether or not significant …
Stats Analysis: Liverpool's Defensive Inconsistency

Stats Analysis: Liverpool's Defensive Inconsistency

Three quarters of another season have passed and it looks like Liverpool FC has the same old defensive problems. The team is on course to concede over 40 goals for the 7th straight season. That means that the last time LFC conceded less than a goal per match - you guessed it, Rafa Benitez was in charge. Jurgen Klopp has insisted that this season things have gotten better so let's take a deeper look. Goalkeepers Loris Karius was bought in …
Predicting The Final Top Six: Where Will Liverpool Finish?

Predicting The Final Top Six: Where Will Liverpool Finish?

Chelsea may be cruising towards the Premier League title in a frustratingly ruthless fashion, but there is still a huge amount to fight for at the top of the table. Granted, securing a top-four finish should never be seen as a giant achievement for a club of Liverpool’s stature, but being in next season’s Champions League is of huge importance. Rarely has the battle to qualify for Europe’s most lucrative and rewarding club competition been so exciting and unpredictable, with …
Matip, Wijnaldum & Mane Proving Klopp Should Be Trusted This Summer

Matip, Wijnaldum & Mane Proving Klopp Should Be Trusted This Summer

Many past Liverpool managers have experienced utterly disastrous summer transfer windows. Gerard Houllier, Rafa Benitez and Brendan Rodgers all spectacularly failed to build on near title-winning seasons in 2001/02, 2008/09 and 2013/14, respectively, with dross such as El Hadji Diouf, Salif Diao, Philipp Degen and Alberto Aquilani bought in. Even Kenny Dalglish, for all his understandable God-like status at Anfield, decided to sign Jose Enrique, Charlie Adam and Andy Carroll. When the end of Jurgen Klopp’s first season as Liverpool …
Liverpool's Champions League Fate Is In Their Own Hands

Liverpool's Champions League Fate Is In Their Own Hands

Liverpool continued their unbeaten record against the top six sides on Sunday in a thrilling and frantic 1-1 draw with Manchester City at the Etihad. James Milner opened the scoring from the spot to give the perfect response to the surprisingly hostile reception he received at his former club, before Sergio Aguero equalised from a low cross into the box by Kevin de Bruyne. The Reds had a golden chance to take all the spoils when Roberto Firmino squared for …
Liverpool and Manchester City: Similarities and Momentum

Liverpool and Manchester City: Similarities and Momentum

This is the story of two sides. One is full of quality throughout their starting XI. It’s brimming with pace and verve on the occasions when everything works, yet with a soft underbelly and a stuttering approach to the game when things run the other way. They’re more than capable of going on a run to fire them up the league, but are somehow riveted with doubts and mental weakness when the going gets tough. Understandable, given that their manager …
A Big Summer Ahead for Klopp

A Big Summer Ahead for Klopp

Since the turn of the year, Liverpool have been inconsistent at best; the Reds have played well in getting results against the big teams (beating Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, and taking points off Chelsea and Manchester United), but have struggled against the lower-ranked sides (losing to Swansea City and Hull, failing to beat Sunderland, and even last weekend’s win over Burnley wasn’t pretty). This is Klopp’s biggest problem, as it was Rodgers before him, and Dalglish’s before that. It could …
Manchester City vs Liverpool Preview: Top Four Battle Turns to Manchester

Manchester City vs Liverpool Preview: Top Four Battle Turns to Manchester

Liverpool face a shaken Manchester City side on Sunday in a huge clash that could play a big role in deciding which teams finish in the Premier League's top four come May. THE DETAILS Match: Manchester City vs Liverpool Venue: Etihad Stadium Date: Sunday 19th March Referee: Michael Oliver Time: 16:40 BST FORM After failing to win a Premier League game this year until February, Liverpool appear to have stumbled towards some form, having won three of their last four …
More Birthday Blues For The Reds?

More Birthday Blues For The Reds?

Birthdays can be a real source of emotional volatility as one gets older. On the face of it, it's a great blessing to have lasted another year in a world moving at such a distressing pace, in a direction which no longer seems certain, but on the other hand, one is afflicted with terrible and crushing angst about just where one fits in, nowadays. Why is everyone dabbing, for example? What even IS dabbing? Is anyone else cold? Having reached …
Liverpool vs Burnley Preview: Will the Turf Moor Debacle be Banished?

Liverpool vs Burnley Preview: Will the Turf Moor Debacle be Banished?

Liverpool will be wrestling with inconsistency as they look to continue their hunt for a top four place this Sunday, with a hime fixture against Burnley. THE DETAILS Match: Liverpool vs Burnley Venue: Anfield Date: Sunday 12th March Time: 16:00 BST FORM The rampant Reds defeated Arsenal last weekend with a style and brand of football that's not been seen enough since the turn of the year, winning 3-1. That made it two wins in three after the victory over Spurs a few weeks …
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