Matip, Wijnaldum & Mane Proving Klopp Should Be Trusted This Summer

Matip, Wijnaldum & Mane Proving Klopp Should Be Trusted This Summer

Many past Liverpool managers have experienced utterly disastrous summer transfer windows. Gerard Houllier, Rafa Benitez and Brendan Rodgers all spectacularly failed to build on near title-winning seasons in 2001/02, 2008/09 and 2013/14, respectively, with dross such as El Hadji Diouf, Salif Diao, Philipp Degen, Alberto Aquilani, Paul Konchesky and Christian Poulsen bought in. Even Kenny Dalglish, for all his understandable God-like status at Anfield, decided to sign Jose Enrique, Charlie Adam and Andy Carroll. When the end of Jurgen Klopp’s …
Liverpool's Champions League Fate Is In Their Own Hands

Liverpool's Champions League Fate Is In Their Own Hands

Liverpool continued their unbeaten record against the top six sides on Sunday in a thrilling and frantic 1-1 draw with Manchester City at the Etihad. James Milner opened the scoring from the spot to give the perfect response to the surprisingly hostile reception he received at his former club, before Sergio Aguero equalised from a low cross into the box by Kevin de Bruyne. The Reds had a golden chance to take all the spoils when Roberto Firmino squared for …
Liverpool and Manchester City: Similarities and Momentum

Liverpool and Manchester City: Similarities and Momentum

This is the story of two sides. One is full of quality throughout their starting XI. It’s brimming with pace and verve on the occasions when everything works, yet with a soft underbelly and a stuttering approach to the game when things run the other way. They’re more than capable of going on a run to fire them up the league, but are somehow riveted with doubts and mental weakness when the going gets tough. Understandable, given that their manager …
A Big Summer Ahead for Klopp

A Big Summer Ahead for Klopp

Since the turn of the year, Liverpool have been inconsistent at best; the Reds have played well in getting results against the big teams (beating Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, and taking points off Chelsea and Manchester United), but have struggled against the lower-ranked sides (losing to Swansea City and Hull, failing to beat Sunderland, and even last weekend’s win over Burnley wasn’t pretty). This is Klopp’s biggest problem, as it was Rodgers before him, and Dalglish’s before that. It could …
Manchester City vs Liverpool Preview: Top Four Battle Turns to Manchester

Manchester City vs Liverpool Preview: Top Four Battle Turns to Manchester

Liverpool face a shaken Manchester City side on Sunday in a huge clash that could play a big role in deciding which teams finish in the Premier League's top four come May. THE DETAILS Match: Manchester City vs Liverpool Venue: Etihad Stadium Date: Sunday 19th March Referee: Michael Oliver Time: 16:40 BST FORM After failing to win a Premier League game this year until February, Liverpool appear to have stumbled towards some form, having won three of their last four …
Liverpool's Under-Fire Full-Backs Must Deliver Against Man City's Flying Wingers

Liverpool's Under-Fire Full-Backs Must Deliver Against Man City's Flying Wingers

Few players are less fashionable in the modern game than Nathaniel Clyne and James Milner. In an era when Football Manager, FIFA and statistics-based websites such as Squawka and WhoScored allow any football fans to proclaim themselves experts on any player across Europe, who really cares about two functional English full-backs? The snobbery against British players can become a little tiresome at times - just imagine how much more praise Adam Lallana would receive if he was Spanish - but …
Liverpool vs Burnley Preview: Will the Turf Moor Debacle be Banished?

Liverpool vs Burnley Preview: Will the Turf Moor Debacle be Banished?

Liverpool will be wrestling with inconsistency as they look to continue their hunt for a top four place this Sunday, with a hime fixture against Burnley. THE DETAILS Match: Liverpool vs Burnley Venue: Anfield Date: Sunday 12th March Time: 16:00 BST FORM The rampant Reds defeated Arsenal last weekend with a style and brand of football that's not been seen enough since the turn of the year, winning 3-1. That made it two wins in three after the victory over Spurs a few weeks …
Liverpool vs Burnley Preview - Key Battles

Liverpool vs Burnley Preview - Key Battles

Ah yes, that feeling’s back. Following the elation Liverpool provided its fans at Anfield against a top-four rival in Arsenal, the mood should be all smiles and utter confidence. So why the sense of trepidation, the caution, and the preparation for disappointment at home to a newly promoted side? Well, it’s probably to do with the fact that Liverpool managed to lose to a Swansea team that hadn’t won a game since Gangnam Style was in fashion, a Hull City …
Are Liverpool really THAT bad against the Premier League’s weaker teams?

Are Liverpool really THAT bad against the Premier League’s weaker teams?

Make no bones about it, Liverpool are far better against their top-four rivals than those in the bottom-half of the Premier League. The statistics show that, and we can see with our own eyes that that is the case. The Reds have undoubtedly been poor when a number of so-called lesser teams have stood before them this season, which has proved incredibly frustrating, especially when the title looked achievable at one point. Too often for opposing managers, it has been …
Liverpool's Plan B: Tactical Tweaking of 4-2-3-1?

Liverpool's Plan B: Tactical Tweaking of 4-2-3-1?

It’s not exactly been the best start to 2017 for Liverpool, with their dismal January form continuing for much of February. An impressive win against Premier League rivals Tottenham ought to have provided a platform with which to build on heading into the business end of the season. However, Liverpool once again failed to impress against relegation threatened opposition, with their performance almost an exact replica of previous defeats to Swansea, Wolves and Bournemouth. Once again, it was a tail …
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