When The Going Gets Tough, Liverpool Capitulate

When The Going Gets Tough, Liverpool Capitulate

Has there been a more predictable goal conceded than Sevilla’s late effort against Liverpool on Tuesday night? Sadly, yes there has. Plenty. And they all seem to feature the Reds. Jurgen Klopp’s side had done so well to get some momentum going after losing at Tottenham last month, with four wins in a row recorded in professional fashion. Everyone knew that the trip to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan would be a far greater test than Huddersfield, Maribor, West Ham and …
Liverpool FC and The Dreaded U-Shape

Liverpool FC and The Dreaded U-Shape

Liverpool's last two matches have both ended with impressive score-lines, with six goals and none conceded. However, despite the two 3-0 wins, both of Liverpool's performances have been somewhat flat and lacklustre. The opponents in these past two matches both opted to employ low defensive blocks with no real intention to play or score a goal, so Liverpool had the relatively simple task of having 90 minutes to basically break those teams down. However, although that may appear simple, and …
Observations from Liverpool's comfortable night against Maribor

Observations from Liverpool's comfortable night against Maribor

Three goals, three points and an efficient performance. The Reds are back, kind of, with the Champions League last 16 well in sight. From the top of the main stand, where I sat for the first time (pleasantly surprised at noise), what did I observe? Daniel Sturridge Yes, I’m starting with a substitute scoring in the last min. Sturridge is the real story of the night. After all, he’s been through, he finally gets his Champions League goal, and a …
Liverpool 3-0 Maribor - Player Ratings from Liverpool's defeat of Maribor

Liverpool 3-0 Maribor - Player Ratings from Liverpool's defeat of Maribor

Liverpool produced a carbon copy of the weekend performance against Huddersfield, to put themselves in control of Group E in the UEFA Champions League. After an insipid first-half display, goals from Mo Salah, Emre Can and Daniel Sturridge gave the Reds a 3-0 win over a plucky Maribor in the rather quiet confines of Anfield. The win means that Liverpool can book a place in the Round of 16, with a win against Sevilla on Matchday 5 in Spain. Here's …
Liverpool 3 - 0 Maribor: Patience the most important virtue again

Liverpool 3 - 0 Maribor: Patience the most important virtue again

The Details Date: 1/11/17 Venue: Anfield, Liverpool Background Liverpool came into this game as hot favourites after disposing of the same opposition 7-0 in Slovenia two weeks ago. They could all-but-guarantee qualification to the knockout stages with three points tonight and maintain pole position at the top of the group ahead of Sevilla. Klopp would have the opportunity to rest some regular starters and give some much-needed game time to fringe players. Oxlade-Chamberlain would get his chance from the start but …
Liverpool v Maribor - Damage Limitation the only aim for Slovenian Champions

Liverpool v Maribor - Damage Limitation the only aim for Slovenian Champions

The Details   Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Ivan Kruzliak (Slovakia) Date & Time - Wednesday, November 1st 2017 @ 19:45 BST Current Odds - Liverpool 1/25, Draw 20/1, Maribor 50/1 Form Since the 7-0 win in Slovenia, Liverpool have again displayed some jarring inconsistencies in their team performances. They were well beaten at Wembley by Spurs while showing a more patient, professional side to their game against Huddersfield. Lovren and Mignolet, among others, had a nightmare at Wembley, however, Klopp stuck by …
Lack of alternatives at the back means Liverpool hopes spurned at Spurs

Lack of alternatives at the back means Liverpool hopes spurned at Spurs

Coming into this big game hope was renewed for Liverpool supporters after a thumping win at Maribor, with Spurs coming in heavy legged after a tough clash in Madrid in midweek. But within 5 minutes of kick-off, it felt like this was going to be another one of those days and so it proved. To make things worse Spurs didn't have to play that well to dismantle us as most of the damage was self-inflicted from totally innocuous situations. Once …
Is the record-breaking thrashing of Maribor the start to Liverpool’s season?

Is the record-breaking thrashing of Maribor the start to Liverpool’s season?

It was coming. Somebody was due a thrashing from the twenty-odd shots a game Redmen. Unfortunately for Liverpool's Champions League opponents Maribor, they were the unlucky recipients. They were well and truly put to the torch. Liverpool's 7-0 victory the highest away score of any English team in Europe, in history. The tonking/smashing/beatdown/destruction (insert word of choice for 'tearing apart of opposition') of Slovenia's champions was a result long coming. Liverpool have felt on the verge of this - this …
Tactical Breakdown of Liverpool's Magnificent Seven against Maribor

Tactical Breakdown of Liverpool's Magnificent Seven against Maribor

For several weeks, Liverpool's results have not quite reflected their performances, and even I was beginning to wonder whether persisting with the same approach would be the best route to a confidence-restoring win, after some disappointing results. It seems that more of the same really was the best medicine though, as Liverpool utterly trounced Maribor, away from home in the Champions League. Shots (on target) MAR: 5 (2) LIV: 26 (14) 26pc conversion rate (Six-yard box/18-yard box/ outside box) 12/62/27 …
Milner - The Answer To LFC's Midfield Woes?

Milner - The Answer To LFC's Midfield Woes?

When James Milner was announced in the starting line-up for Liverpool’s game against Maribor, my initial reaction was something along the lines of: “Oh cool, Milner’s playing, we’ve not seen him since the Burnley game.” I like Milner, think he’s a decent option and the team was pretty solid so no complaints from me. Predictably though, there was an almost instant backlash from the gathered Liverpool fans, as how dare Klopp start Milner ahead of the far more deserving Alex …
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