Tactical Analysis: Liverpool dominate the ball but can't break down Sunderland

Tactical Analysis: Liverpool dominate the ball but can't break down Sunderland

How the Liverpool press Nullified Manchester City

How the Liverpool press Nullified Manchester City

The buzzword surrounding Jurgen Klopp's appointment as Liverpool manger in October 2015 was pressing. Gegenpress this, Gegenpress that, counter-press them here and counter-press them there. Basically, Klopp was supposed to turn up and blitz the Premier League with his high pressing, all action, heavy metal football. When it transpired that this wasn't going to be the case many in the media felt a little cheated. The German maverick wasn't playing ball. To them it was like receiving a toy for …
The League Cup Final - After the Dust has Settled

The League Cup Final - After the Dust has Settled

There’s little more painful in sport than the Cup Final defeat. As Liverpool fans we’ve seen both sides of the coin. Jubilation and despair. Unfortunately, on Sunday at Wembley, it was despair. Penalties, we don’t lose them do we? And after Fernandinho hit the post with his first I foolishly thought we had our name on the cup. Sadly it wasn’t to be and we’re now left to dissect the day and ask where it went wrong, what positives we …
Kolo Touré Cult Hero

Kolo Touré Cult Hero

Kolo, Kolo Kolo, Kolo Kolo, Kolo Kolo Touré, who can forget the whole Liverpool team singing and dancing to this on an escalator in Dubai at the end of last season. Seeing the players singing, smiling and dancing while showing their appreciation for Touré shows how much of a cult hero Kolo Touré has become in his short time at Liverpool, to not only the Liverpool fans but also the Liverpool players. He is one of those players who came …
Home vs away form? A real concern or an imaginary problem

Home vs away form? A real concern or an imaginary problem

On Saturday, Jürgen Klopp’s blitzkrieg offence claimed its latest high-profile away victim in Manchester City. After battering an already-broken Chelsea 3-1 a few weeks back, Liverpool could approach the far more difficult proposition of an Etihad away day with renewed hope, a hope that was certainly not misplaced. By the end of the game, City’s defence was left a rabble, after a brutal demolition job from the trifecta of Coutinho, Firmino and Lallana. The 4-1 victory over City was better than …
Chaos-Kitchen: Shooting-up the Table

Chaos-Kitchen: Shooting-up the Table

Delicate. Intricate. Profligate. Manchester City's candy-cane tower has come crumbling down. Forget City's Soufflé-style of calculated luxury: we've entered Jürgen's Black Forest Gateau of Mayhem. High-class  pomp has been decimated by working-class passion as the Moneyball-marauding FSG out-bought City's billions in all areas. On sponsors alone, Liverpool's Subway, Gatorade and Dunkin' Donuts deals dwarf against the likes of City's Nike, Aabar and Etihad Airlines. Put this against a backdrop of City's £150-million-spend in summer 2015 alone and Liverpool's victory was more than a football match: it was a …
Premier League Preview Show PODCAST: Manchester City Vs Liverpool

Premier League Preview Show PODCAST: Manchester City Vs Liverpool

Premier League Preview Show - Man City Vs Liverpool Date: 21st August, 2014 Welcome to a brand new show by The Anfield Index Podcast! Jim Fishlock hosts this show speaking to Anfield Index writer Ryan McTernan and Manchester City supporter Rob Pollard. They discuss both sides excellent players in terms of David Silva for City and Sterling/Coutinho for Liverpool.  There's also a bit of fun at the start with Ryan put through his paces by Jim Fish's "Proper Liverpool Fan' Quiz! …
AnfieldIndex.com Writers Predictions | 2011/12 Season

AnfieldIndex.com Writers Predictions | 2011/12 Season

So the start of the new season has come around (super fast for us as we've been so busy) and as is usual at this time of year everyone is having their say for the predictions. Thanks to Paul Boyham we have decided to write this article for AnfieldIndex.com and the writers. So we've had all of the predictions and here is the overall table for the predictions by the writers, which will be followed by their thoughts. [caption id="attachment_3032" …