Strangers in Moscow - Spartak vs Liverpool Preview

Strangers in Moscow - Spartak vs Liverpool Preview

The Details   Venue - Otkrytiye Arena (Moscow) Referee - Clément Turpin (France) Date & Time - Tuesday, 26th September 2017 @ 19:45 BST Current Odds - Spartak Moscow 7/2, Draw 3/1, Liverpool 7/10 Form Spartak Moscow won the Russian Premier League last season for the first time in 16 years. Their defence of the title is not going to plan, however. Massimo Carrera is their fiery Italian coach and he has been struggling with internal conflict this season between the Sporting …
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 …
Alberto Moreno: Will he be vindicated?

Alberto Moreno: Will he be vindicated?

Alberto Moreno’s endured a pretty gruelling time since becoming a Liverpool player in 2014. Arriving from Sevilla, the Spaniard joined as a very attack minded, promising left-back with pace to burn. His defensive abilities, however, have always come under scrutiny. Take a look back at the 2016 Europa League final against his former-club Sevilla for example, with the left-back’s error filled performance at the heart of Liverpool’s second-half capitulation. Caught out of position, Moreno left a gaping hole down the …
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 …
Liverpool's Defence: A Broken Record

Liverpool's Defence: A Broken Record

Things looked so promising when Liverpool smashed Arsenal 4-0 at Anfield in August. Oozing confidence and class, Jurgen Klopp’s side were better than their opponents in every department. They hunted the ball in packs, showing unrivalled energy and determination to dictate the tempo of the game and assert their dominance. It was absolutely glorious to watch. Since then, the wheels have well and truly fallen off what previously looked a rampant and highly impressive looking side. Hammered 5-0 by Manchester …
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 2-2 Sevilla: A Tactical Breakdown

Liverpool 2-2 Sevilla: A Tactical Breakdown

A promising, but so too a very much frustrating match, Liverpool's long-awaited return to the Champions League group stage was disappointing, as from doing the hard work - having to come from a goal down - to then dominating the game, the team once again threw away what should have been three points, instead taking just the one. Between Firmino's equaliser and the end of the first-half, Liverpool were imperious, tearing through Sevilla with some phenomenal attacking play, involving defenders, midfielders …
Observations as Liverpool throw two points away vs Sevilla

Observations as Liverpool throw two points away vs Sevilla

Liverpool succumbed a 2-1 lead in the second-half to throw two points away against Sevilla in their first game of the Champions League group stages. The Reds started the game in the worst possible fashion, with Dejan Lovren delivering another woeful defensive error that allowed Ben Yedder to slot into the net from close range. Off balance and careless with his footing, the Croatian was caught out to put Jurgen Klopp's side under pressure after just five minutes. However, at …
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