Does Coutinho Belong in the Midfield?

Does Coutinho Belong in the Midfield?

Since the turn of the New Year, Liverpool’s form has dipped – there can be no doubting that. Teams seemed to have picked up on Jürgen Klopp’s kryptonite: a low block, without any ambition to attack, frustrating and uncompromising in defensive stature. Palace, Hull, Swansea, Leicester; the reminders don’t need to be stated. What does, is the alarming form of the golden (adopted) son of the Red half of Merseyside; one who embodies the closest thing to a “superstar” that …
Jurgen's Plan B Sticking To Plan A

Jurgen's Plan B Sticking To Plan A

Disclaimer- Despite the positive performance and result using our second string side against Spurs last Tuesday, I am aware that we did beat a Spurs reserve team who have an eye and a half on the Champions League and these boys will face up to tougher opponents. During Mauricio Pochettinos post-match press conference after Liverpool's EFL win over Spurs, the Spurs coach stated that Liverpool boasts one of, if not the best, squads in the League after the Liverpool reserves defeated …
Did a tactical tweak help Liverpool beat Palace?

Did a tactical tweak help Liverpool beat Palace?

Liverpool's victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday evening was a bit of a whirlwind performance. It highlighted the very best of Jurgen Klopp's revamped Reds side whilst simultaneously exposing to the world their glaring frailties. At times it almost felt like Liverpool's attack versus their defence. It had a 2013/14 sort of feel to it. The aftermath of such a performance has rightly been centred around Liverpool picking up yet another 3 points. They kept pace with Manchester City and …
Liverpool Need To Convert Leads into Victories - It's Not Easy

Liverpool Need To Convert Leads into Victories - It's Not Easy

If it happens once you can pass it off as being normal. You're told that It happens to everybody and not to worry about it. You nod in agreement at the reassurance being offered. If the same problem continuously happens then you have two choices; bury your head, pretend it's normal and carry on nodding or actually acknowledge there's an issue and look to rectify it. Liverpool have a few problems, too many to state and if you attempted to …
Should Benteke be baffled by Klopp's treatment?

Should Benteke be baffled by Klopp's treatment?

It seems frustration has got the better of Liverpool striker Christian Benteke after he spoke out about his lack of playing time under Jurgen Klopp. Speaking to Belgian publication Sport/Voetbalmagazine the Liverpool no.9 said -
'When your coach says he wanted to take you to Dortmund and a little later you sit at the same club and he ignores you it is hard to understand.'
Should the Belgian be confused with regards to his current situation? Stating that …
Top 4? It's the hope that kills you!

Top 4? It's the hope that kills you!

Top 4? It's the hope that kills you! I watched something happen to this Liverpool team over the past week. They went to Wembley and after a slow start and falling behind, ended up running Manchester City down to the wire. But sadly, it was not to be. The Liverpool performance in the Final, whilst better, was still some way short of the lofty expectations that Liverpool supporters of my age group were so used to identifying with, but it …
Palace fume - all Bent(eke) out of shape

Palace fume - all Bent(eke) out of shape

Bask in it. Allow yourself this moment. Warm up these cold March days with the fume that Liverpool generated with the stoppage time win over Crystal Palace. Christian Benteke has been a much maligned figure since his £32 million move from Aston Villa in the summer of 2015, but against Palace he united the fan base and paid back his transfer fee, and then some. People are going on about this as though the big Belgian wasn't touched and that …
The Importance of Jordan Henderson to Liverpool

The Importance of Jordan Henderson to Liverpool

It’s often said that you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. That statement will certainly ring true with Brendan Rodgers, who is likely to be without his captain Jordan Henderson for a while after the midfielder travelled stateside to seek assistance with a heel injury. Liverpool’s captain has already missed three games and following recent results his stock has arguably never been higher. Liverpool took maximum points from the two games that Henderson started this season. In his …
The Sturridge Effect

The Sturridge Effect

Selhurst Park hadn't been a welcoming theatre for Liverpool FC for the best part of twenty years, before Saturday night. The last Liverpool player to score a goal, for a winning side, at the home of Crystal Palace was none other than Oyvind Leonhardson, way back in December of 1997. Perhaps, therefore, there may well have been some justification for a gloomy sense of deja vu, sweeping the away fans, when Frazer Campbell slid in a rather fortuitous opener after 15 …

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