The lowdown on Liverpool Target Marko Grujic

The lowdown on Liverpool Target Marko Grujic

Rumours surfaced early last week that Liverpool were in talks with Red Star Belgrade over the signing of their talented midfielder Marko Grujic. I'm going to go out on a limb here and saying not many people watch the Serbian League so to most this player is a bit of an unknown. There's something refreshing about being linked to a player the masses haven't already formed an opinion on. It causes a buzz on social media as people clamber for …
Jürgen Klopp's Midfield Unit

Jürgen Klopp's Midfield Unit

Hello again Anfield Index, it's been a while. Sorry I've taken some time since my last article, but apparently being in the final year of your degree is quite time-consuming. Moving on, in this piece I will be attempting to analyse what I consider the most important component of any Klopp system: the midfield. Most will tell you that Klopp's preferred shape is a 4-2-3-1, which I agree with, and I'll start by discussing what the manager tends to expect from …
A Solid Spine Would Do Liverpool Just Fine!

A Solid Spine Would Do Liverpool Just Fine!

I’ve watched a lot of football over the best part of nearly 20 years and I’ve seen some great sides, some played beautiful expansive football, whilst others adopted a more defensive approach where they’d be ruthless on the counter attack. I’ve witnessed so many great managers and tacticians orchestrate various formations such as 4-5-1, 4-4-2 and 4-3-3. But rest assured their teams had one thing in common, and that was a solid spine. A trend in football, which has always …
Where will Liverpool be come August?

Where will Liverpool be come August?

What a difference 12 months makes.  This time last season Liverpool FC had come so close to winning the league and played the best attacking football seen at Anfield for 20 plus years.  Brendan Rodgers was considered a bold forward thinking manager with many big clubs closely 'monitoring'  his situation.  With the unexpected success, Rodgers supposedly negotiated a more powerful position at the club with the manager having a more controlling position in the say of transfers and the coaching set …
Boldness at the Bernabéu | Liverpool FC

Boldness at the Bernabéu | Liverpool FC

There was singing, there was cheering, and Adrian Chiles was made to look a bit of a spoon on live television; you'd be forgiven for thinking the Liverpool fans partying in the Spanish capital had just watched their side complete a memorable win over the European champions in their own back yard. They hadn't. As news trickled through that Brendan Rodgers had made wholesale changes to his side which lost at St James' Park at the weekend, fans, pundits and …
Does Rodgers Know Liverpool's Best Eleven?

Does Rodgers Know Liverpool's Best Eleven?

Three games in six days represents a tough week for any team, even Liverpool. A midweek date with Ancelotti's "Galacticos Mark II" was never going to be plain sailing, and the distraction (albeit a welcome one) of playing the planet's biggest club, made team selection for Saturday's league match (against Hull) all the more difficult for Brendan Rodgers. Managing team selection, rotating the team, bringing players in and out of the side at the optimum time to maximise their talents, …
Liverpool FC's Need For Speed

Liverpool FC's Need For Speed

After the past few weeks... well, for the majority of this season so far, actually, Liverpool's performances from the 13/14 season seem like a lifetime ago. The qualities going forward that overwhelmed every defence they came up against have dramatically fallen. The defence has obviously been the talking point over the past few weeks. With mistakes getting more and more basic, you struggle to see where it's going to change. Buying big in the Summer to rectify our hamartia last …
Liverpool v Real Madrid Preview - Opposition Scouting Report

Liverpool v Real Madrid Preview - Opposition Scouting Report

From Champions League group stage debutants Ludogorets Razgrad, to the most successful team in the history of the competition, Real Madrid; Liverpool’s return to the European elite has thrown up a mixed bag of a group which will see the defending champions roll up at Anfield on Wednesday evening. It should be one of those European nights at Anfield, but given Liverpool’s recent defensive troubles the game will be approached with a mixture of excitement and trepidation. These feelings are …
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" …
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