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 …
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 March On In The Battle For Top 4

Liverpool March On In The Battle For Top 4

Another efficient away day performance from the Reds (or more correctly the Oranges); we find ourselves within 2 points of a drab Manchester United team. The 3 points at the Saints sealed a pleasing season double against a side that gave us 4 torrid games last season. Whilst the performance was not spectacular (even if the assist for both goals were), it was another generally solid performance on the road. All without really having to get out of third gear. …
A Critical Look at Loris Karius

A Critical Look at Loris Karius

Please note that this article was written before the Southampton game. Over the years, Liverpool have had persistent goalkeeping problems that have ultimately contributed to the club being unable to make decisive surges forward to win silverware. Liverpool’s last trophy was won in 2012 with Pepe Reina between the sticks, and a year later Simon Mignolet was signed to assume the position for the club moving forward. Since then, Liverpool haven’t won any form of silverware and the current manager …
Five New Year's Resolutions for Jurgen Klopp

Five New Year's Resolutions for Jurgen Klopp

The New Year. A time for reflection, but also time to look forward. Forward for the Reds, forward for Jurgen Klopp. I doubt the beautiful German will have 'go to the gym more' or 'catch up on the soaps' on his resolutions list, but here are a few Liverpool related issues he might want to consider as one year becomes another. Keep smiling I’m not going to lie to you. I had ‘Operation Virgil’ down as my first resolution. Klopp’s …
Liverpool 2017-18 - A Half Term Report

Liverpool 2017-18 - A Half Term Report

As 2017 comes to its creaking and inevitable end, perhaps it’s time to take stock and look at the state of our Red nation - to make a brief assessment of where we are; to ‘take our temperature’ as Leo McGarry says in the West Wing. The last month has provided a perfect cross section of where Liverpool are and, possibly, where we are headed. The seven games in 24 days (which, in itself, is nuts) has included the massacres …
Liverpool's Goalkeepers - A Statistical Analysis

Liverpool's Goalkeepers - A Statistical Analysis

You probably won't believe me but I had the idea for this article way before the Arsenal game. I had even started gathering the stats from the different sites before the game started. The article was due last Thursday but I decided to postpone it for this week so I get a sample size that is a little bigger. And then Simon Mignolet allows a goal that he could have realistically saved with a header - the ball was that …
A Comedy of Emirates: Tough Goalkeeping Decisions Needed

A Comedy of Emirates: Tough Goalkeeping Decisions Needed

"We’re defending really well at the moment, we’ve been solid.” – Simon Mignolet, 20th December 2017.
Hubris: noun – excessive pride or self-confidence. – the Oxford English Dictionary Simon Mignolet played his 199th game for Liverpool on Friday at the Emirates Stadium and was largely responsible for the Gunners securing a draw when Liverpool were coasting with a 0-2 lead. While the first goal can be put down to a Joe Gomez error borne of inexperience, the goalkeeper …
Key Stats From Arsenal 3-3 Liverpool

Key Stats From Arsenal 3-3 Liverpool

Liverpool were in total control. And then they weren’t. And then they salvaged a point. An absolutely bonkers game and statistically it’s hard to look at games like this. But nevertheless, here are my statistical highlights from Liverpool 3-3 Arsenal. Away Day Entertainment Liverpool have scored three or goals or more in seven of their ten league games. They’ve only won five of those. They’ve now also conceded three goals in four of those away games. 27 scored, 20 conceded. …
Liverpool's Priority Transfers For January

Liverpool's Priority Transfers For January

Now that Liverpool have emphatically topped their Champions League group with a 7-0 demolition of Spartak the club's needs for the January window have become much more clear. We polled a few Anfield Index contributors, asking them what their two priority transfers would be for the January window to set Liverpool up to add to the trophy case at Melwood in this season and beyond. One large Dutchman was a popular pick, but who would you prioritize in the winter …
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