Virgil van Dijk and Liverpool's Defensive Resurgence

Virgil van Dijk and Liverpool's Defensive Resurgence

Liverpool’s bumbling back-line was the subject of intense, often deserved, criticism in the early part of the season, but improvements since the turn of the year have been drastic. Now the much-maligned individuals, and indeed the manager who was slammed for supposedly failing to address this debilitating weakness, are due some considerable praise. It’s important to emphasise two points. First of all, these long-term problems are, of course, some way from being solved. Still, this defence seems prone to the …
Observations as Liverpool Surge into Champions League Semi-Finals

Observations as Liverpool Surge into Champions League Semi-Finals

Liverpool battled from behind at The Etihad to record a 2-1 win in the second-leg of the Champions League quarter-final, taking one step closer to Kiev. A goal inside two minutes set the pulses racing as Manchester City came out all guns play, with Liverpool unable to string any momentum together in an attempt to gain some respite. There was an element of luck involved in ensuring the score-line remained just 1-0 as Leroy Sane saw his goal wiped out …
Manchester City v Liverpool Preview - Depleted Reds to Get the Job Done

Manchester City v Liverpool Preview - Depleted Reds to Get the Job Done

The Details   Venue - Etihad Stadium, Manchester Referee - Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP) Date & Time - Tuesday, April 10th 2018 @ 19:45 BST Current Odds - Manchester City 4/9, Draw 15/4, Liverpool 5/1 Form Manchester City Form City have had a disappointing week. Defeat at Anfield was followed by a failure to win the title at home to United on Saturday evening. It will be very interesting to see how this team reacts on Tuesday night when they have to overturn …
Liverpool's Centre-Backs - Consistently Inconsistent

Liverpool's Centre-Backs - Consistently Inconsistent

What a game! There is nothing like a European night at Anfield. I was several thousand kilometres away and couldn't fall asleep all night, like a little kid, just buzzing. The attack and midfield will rightfully claim most of the glory but the defending in the second half was probably the Red's best display in that regard in years. Holding the offensive juggernaut that is Manchester City to ZERO shots on target is as impressive as anything LFC have done …
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 …
Liverpool v Manchester City Preview - These are the Games We Dream Of

Liverpool v Manchester City Preview - These are the Games We Dream Of

The Details   Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Felix Brych (GER) Date & Time - Wednesday, April 4th 2018 @ 19:45 BST Current Odds - Liverpool 2/1, Draw 13/5, Manchester City 7/5 Form Liverpool Form Liverpool have been playing well, despite one or two blips, since late October. That is no mean feat. Klopp's men have impressed on almost all of their outings since Spurs gave them a right old beating at Wembley. Defeats at Swansea and Old Trafford have been the …
Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool: A Tactical Breakdown

Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool: A Tactical Breakdown

After the international break, it's always interesting to see how a team performs, and Liverpool appeared to start brightly against Palace, but soon it became clear that if Liverpool were to take anything from this game, they needed to really work for it, as simple passes went astray, and frustration built up. If you watched the game, it was plain to see what Palace were trying to do, with runners working off Benteke's second ball, what we're focussing on though …
Nervous Afternoon Nets Another Three Points for Liverpool

Nervous Afternoon Nets Another Three Points for Liverpool

Lineup: Karius, TAA, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Gini, Henderson, Milner, Salah, Firmino, Mané Subs: Clyne, Lovren, Moreno, Lallana, Chamberlain, Mignolet, Ings Coming off of what seemed like a month-long international break Liverpool supporters were understandably anxious to see the Reds in something more action-packed than an Instagram story. But, it only took a few minutes for that anticipation to turn into anxiety. Just eight minutes in there was a massive save from Karius, denying a Zaha attempt from what should …
Player Ratings as Salah's Strike Downs Eagles

Player Ratings as Salah's Strike Downs Eagles

Palace away, I don't think I'll ever be able to enjoy it. Six goals and two wins in the last couple of trips there, but have either been fun? Credit to Palace, their main strength is that they don't make it fun for their opponents. Able to soak up the pressure and then race forward with quick, powerful players, they're arguably the best designed of the mid-table teams to beat any of the top six. Except at the moment, they're …
Crystal Palace v Liverpool Preview - Convincing Reds Win predicted at Selhurst Park

Crystal Palace v Liverpool Preview - Convincing Reds Win predicted at Selhurst Park

The Details Venue - Selhurst Park, London Referee - Neil Swarbrick Date & Time - Saturday, March 31st @ 12:30 GMT Current Odds - Crystal Palace 13/2, Draw 7/2, Liverpool 2/5 Form Crystal Palace Form Before their 2-0 win at Huddersfield, Crystal Palace had gone seven games without tasting victory, losing in five of those matches. To be fair to The Eagles, they did have to face Spurs, United and Chelsea during that spell. Hodgson's men now find themselves in 16th position, just two …
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