Observations from Leicester vs Liverpool as the Reds sneak a win

Observations from Leicester vs Liverpool as the Reds sneak a win

Liverpool attained a semblance of revenge for the mid-week loss in the cup game against Leicester as the Reds prevailed by an odd goal in five. The important takeaways from tonight. Liverpool buck the win-less trend Liverpool headed into this game on the back of a 4 game winless streak (if such things can be called as streaks is a worthwhile debate), with this September looking to be in stark contrast to the previous one. The other lingering question was, …
Leicester 2 Liverpool 3 - Player Ratings

Leicester 2 Liverpool 3 - Player Ratings

A win! A win! We'll take that, won't we? A first three points for the Reds in what seems like forever, as we dispatched Jamie Vardy and his band of merry men. 3-2! Simon Mignolet (6): An interesting performance for Migs. Some good saves, but he'll be annoyed that he pushes the ball to Mahrez from an early Vardy chance and to Vardy for his tap-in. A great penalty save, but he'll be annoyed that he did a Lovren vs Sevilla …
Leicester City 2 - 3 Liverpool: Back to Winning Ways

Leicester City 2 - 3 Liverpool: Back to Winning Ways

The Details Date: 23/9/17 Venue: King Power Stadium, Leicester Background As a result of those strange fixture anomalies that football can sometimes provide us with, Liverpool had to revisit the King Power Stadium this evening. Leicester, of course, had been the venue for the Reds' early exit from the Carabao Cup last Tuesday night. The two starting elevens today were vastly different from those on Tuesday night, however. Leicester welcomed back players like Vardy, Mahrez, Schmeichel, Maguire and Andy King. While …
September Slump: What Next For Jurgen?

September Slump: What Next For Jurgen?

In the aftermath of Liverpool's shocking 2-0 exit from the Carabao Cup at the hands of Leicester, Jurgen Klopp admitted he was sick of the goals Liverpool were conceding. In September alone, Liverpool have conceded 10 goals in a span of 4 matches.  Fans and pundits have criticised Jurgen for not strengthening his defence over the summer and a lack of plan B when van Dijk wasn't available. Jurgen responded by saying he had looked at alternatives over a million …
All you need to know about Leicester City v Liverpool

All you need to know about Leicester City v Liverpool

The Details Competition - Premier League Venue - King Power Stadium, Leicester Referee - Anthony Taylor Date & Time - Saturday, 23rd September 2017 @ 17:30 BST Form Leicester have started the season slower than they would have liked. A home win over newly-promoted Brighton in gameweek two was their only three points so far. They’ve lost at the Emirates and Old Trafford and they suffered a home defeat to Chelsea two weeks ago. They are bound to be buoyed …
Tactical Breakdown of Liverpool's draw against Burnley

Tactical Breakdown of Liverpool's draw against Burnley

Liverpool's draw against Burnley was an intensely frustrating affair, bearing the hallmarks of Liverpool's troubles during the 2016/17 league campaign, and several preceding it. Liverpool dominated with the ball and had 35 efforts yet only created one 'big' chance, and Burnley were actually the closest to scoring, as Liverpool, again, switched off defensively for a set-piece. However, with seven changes from the previous game, and with both Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge starting, Liverpool played differently, and today; other than the …
Observations from the Liverpool v Burnley Stalemate

Observations from the Liverpool v Burnley Stalemate

This was always going to be a difficult game, especially considering Burnley's solid away form this season. It ended up as a stalemate, with Liverpool dropping two points. The key takeaways - Team News Klopp was expected to ring in the changes for the game vs Burnley, and he confirmed the same during his pre-match press conference. So it was not surprising to see the number of changes, but the intriguing aspects were the return of Coutinho and a start …
Liverpool 1 - 1 Burnley: Anfield bears witness to another draw

Liverpool 1 - 1 Burnley: Anfield bears witness to another draw

Competition: Premier League Date: 16/9/17 Venue: Anfield September has been a sobering month for Liverpool fans. Gone are the exuberant days of August and with them, our care-free attitude to just enjoying our Redmen attacking, scoring, and attacking again. September has opened our eyes to those defensive concerns which we knew were always there. In August, we were able to sweep those matters under the proverbial rug. September, however, seems to be that better friend. Unlike August, she won’t let …
Liverpool v Burnley - Bouncing back with three points

Liverpool v Burnley - Bouncing back with three points

The Details Competition - Premier League Venue - Anfield Referee - Roger East Date & Time - September 16th, 2017 @ 15:00 BST Form Do I really need to mention last weekend’s game at the Etihad? We all know the team collapsed and lacked leadership after going a man down. The lack of game-management from the manager and the “leaders” on the pitch left me infuriated afterwards. Let’s hope the team grow from the experience. What doesn’t kill you, makes …
The Etihad Anomaly - time to move on from City

The Etihad Anomaly - time to move on from City

When Sadio Mane was given his marching orders at The Etihad on 37 minutes on Saturday, I, along with, I assume, many others, instantly felt a pang of inevitable defeat. Gary Neville agreed - the spectacle was over - the game was over - call me defeatist, but for me, I couldn't see any way back. Upon receiving the red, perhaps wrongly, for me, it was simply a matter of damage limitation. This wasn't a Rafa/ Houllier team of defensive compactness we were watching, …
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