EFL Cup Semi-Final Preview: Reds Look to Bounce Back

EFL Cup Semi-Final Preview: Reds Look to Bounce Back

It has not been the best start to 2017 for Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool. In the 2 games that the Reds have played, they have had two draws. The first one - a 2-2 stalemate at Sunderland - might be excusable, given that it kicked off less than 48 hours after a taxing game against Manchester City. But Sunday's goalless draw in the FA Cup against Plymouth Argyle is inexcusable. Even with the much-changed team, Liverpool should be beating Plymouth. So, …
Media and Agents Exploiting the Liverpool Brand

Media and Agents Exploiting the Liverpool Brand

Countless Twitter debates with fans of opposing teams centre around the idea that Liverpool are no longer a big club. Historically the giant of English football, the Reds took their domestic form into Europe, conquered it five times, and have the actual trophy to prove it. The clubs C.V would stand up to examination against anybodies. However, recent times have seen an abrupt end to the dominance Liverpool had enjoyed over England, and Europe, in the 1980's. One European Cup …
A Look at the Liverpool Defence

A Look at the Liverpool Defence

After yet another Liverpool capitulation, this time a 3-2 loss against Southampton, there has been copious amounts of finger pointing with regards to what went wrong and who is at fault for the result. Martin Skrtel was a standout performer for the home side as they turned around a 2-0 half time deficit. He gifted Southampton a penalty 4 minutes after coming on at half time and his half didn't improve. This performance came off the back of the Slovakian …
Tactical Autopsy of the loss to Southampton

Tactical Autopsy of the loss to Southampton

Liverpool's disappointing loss to Southampton was the definition of a game of two halves. The first half was a Jurgen Klopp masterclass. The Reds were like a Duracell bunny in the first half; first to second balls, pressing Southampton before they reached the Liverpool half and devastating when transitioning defence into attack. The second half couldn't have been more different. Southampton gained control of the midfield and in turn gained control of the match. The Southampton substitutions, along with Martin …

"He's an intelligent presser" - Southampton Fan on Shane Long

Irish media reported last week that Southampton's Shane Long was a Liverpool target. Since that news broke the South Coast club have signed a striker, Charlie Austin, to potentially pave the way for a Shane Long move. I spoke with Aidan Small (@FreshSaints) to find out his opinion on the forward. So Shane Long, what are his strengths and weaknesses? Shane Long is a real fan favourite. Unsurprisingly, his work rate and commitment to each and every 50/50 is quite incredible. …