The Klopp Revolution

The Klopp Revolution

The year is 2016, the date April 14th. Liverpool welcomed hordes of Dortmund fans as they flooded the city. The Germans had finally landed on English soil. It is the second leg of the Europa League Quarter-final, with Liverpool managing the all-important away goal in a 1-1 draw at the Westfalenstadion the week previous. The fans greeted the team bus with vigour and joy not seen since the 13/14 season when the league seemed within our grasp. The Liverpool fans …
European Adventures Raising The Bar For This Liverpool Team

European Adventures Raising The Bar For This Liverpool Team

Liverpool are riding high right now. That fantastic feel-good factor, as we approach the season’s run-in, brings back memories of the good times under Houllier, Benitez and Rodgers. When we were fighting for targets and silverware at the business end of the season. A team playing terrific, brave football, in fine fettle as rivals start to wilt around us. Our form following the recent international break has been phenomenal. Three wins and a draw secured in a congested and tiring …
Alexander-Arnold's Coming of Age

Alexander-Arnold's Coming of Age

City’s tactics over the 180-minute contest were obvious. The outcome was not. Crystal Palace clearly identified Alexander-Arnold as a weakness; diagonal balls were launched in behind to allow Wilfried Zaha a clear one-on-one against the 19-year-old in the first forty-five minutes. Inevitably, that’s where they got their goal; a lovely weighted through ball saw Trent caught out of position, with Zaha running through before being clattered inside the area by Karius. 1-0 to Palace, and questions rightfully asked over Trent. …
Liverpool 3-0 Manchester City: A Tactical Breakdown

Liverpool 3-0 Manchester City: A Tactical Breakdown

Fine lines. The thinnest of margins. The point at which dreamland meets bedlam. Where delirium bisects mayhem. That's where Liverpool fans found themselves as they watched the unthinkable happen. Liverpool had pressed Manchester City into submission in January, but Pep Guardiola, the greatest manager and tactical innovator of his generation would surely not let it happen again, would he? Acutely aware of the pressing prowess of Liverpool, Guardiola set City up with Fernandinho in the same position as he was in …
Liverpool FC - European Royalty

Liverpool FC - European Royalty

This is it. The Quarter-finals. The big time. The European Cup. The draw was met by sighs when Andriy Shevchenko pulled out Man City to face us. And understandably so, as every supporter wants Liverpool to play the giants across the continent and show the rest of Europe what the team is about. The memories of trips to European cities to watch the mighty reds play live long in the memories of fans who made the trips. Last week it marked …
Liverpool v Manchester City Preview - Key Battles

Liverpool v Manchester City Preview - Key Battles

It has been ten years since Liverpool were in the quarterfinal of the UEFA Champions League. In many ways, that sombre evening at Anfield when a Branislav Ivanovic-inspired Chelsea ran out 3-1 victors in the first leg of that quarterfinal was the start of a spectacular decline that has seen the club on the verge of administration, one sensational title challenge, one abject Champions League campaign and a whole lot of crests and troughs. All that can be set aside …
The Undercard Of The Week | Palace 1 Liverpool 2

The Undercard Of The Week | Palace 1 Liverpool 2

I can’t think about the Champions League. Sorry, but I just can’t. It’s too big. I’d like to describe what’s going through my mind when I think about that tie, but it would be like trying to explain the plot of The Godfather: Part Two in six words. Impossible. If the two games with City are the main event of the coming week, it’s important to keep an eye on the undercard. Saturday’s trip to Crystal Palace was deemed by …
Gomez Injury Leaves The Door Wide Open At Right Back Amid Crucial Run

Gomez Injury Leaves The Door Wide Open At Right Back Amid Crucial Run

International breaks are the bane of every football fans' existence. They mark a drab period bereft of football, entertaining football at least, in which clubs are left to sweat over the fitness of their star players amid a crucial league run. Thankfully for Liverpool, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and the in-form Andrew Robertson all came through unscathed alongside a number of other first teamers. However, there was one casualty as Joe Gomez faces up to four weeks out with an …
How Andy Robertson compares to his rival left-backs this season

How Andy Robertson compares to his rival left-backs this season

I recently wrote an article discussing whether Liverpool had found themselves a new left-back and compared Andy Robertson's stats to his team-mate and rival for the position Alberto Moreno. Having made some interesting findings I thought it would be a good idea to see how the Scott compares to some of the Premier league's stand-out left-backs this season. If the 24-year-old wants to be the long-term solution then he must develop into one of the Premier league's best full-backs, so …
Philippe Coutinho: Good Riddance

Philippe Coutinho: Good Riddance

The 4-3 victory over Manchester City provided the Liverpool fanbase with a great deal of relief following the departure of Philippe Coutinho for £142 million only a few days prior. And to me, that was the end of the matter. Cheers for those stunning goals, it was a delight seeing a young Brazilian talent, once written off, develop into something special. But another transfer story in recent days - that of Alexis Sanchez, from Arsenal to Manchester United - was …
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