2018-19 Premier League fixture reaction. The season we win it?

2018-19 Premier League fixture reaction. The season we win it?

With the recent disappointment of the proposed Nabil Fekir signing falling through, Liverpool fans have been in need of a distraction to take their minds off the circus that the transfer window rumour mill. Not only is the World Cup due to begin today (hooray football is back!), but the 2018-19 Premier League fixture list has also been released. As a fan base, we have the tendency to dwell on frustrations of the past, so the 2018-19 fixture list is …
Liverpool's European Hangover - Statistical Analysis

Liverpool's European Hangover - Statistical Analysis

The Reds are marching on Kiev! What a week, what an achievement! Jurgen Klopp managed to reach his second European final with Liverpool in his second European campaign. Hopefully this time he takes the team a step further than the last time around. The German is yet to lose at Anfield in Europe - a truly remarkable run. With all the excitement surrounding our success in the Champions League, it's easy to dismiss the lack of such domestically. Ahead of …
Dejan Lovren Silences Critics on Memorable Night in Manchester

Dejan Lovren Silences Critics on Memorable Night in Manchester

For someone who has worked his way to the top of his profession, Dejan Lovren doesn’t half receive endless abuse. He is an international footballer who plays for Liverpool, which in my eyes, makes you fairly decent at what you do for a living. I am fully aware that it's all relative, and that he should not be treated like a mere mortal who plays a bit of seven-a-side now and again, but the flack he receives is still ludicrously …
LIVERPOOL ON THE UP: A statistical look at pressing and team performance

LIVERPOOL ON THE UP: A statistical look at pressing and team performance

Liverpool’s current league position and recent Champions League performance emphasise the fine job that Jurgen Klopp is doing. Things are not perfect, they indeed rarely are in football. However, despite the squad still being a work in progress, the year on year improvement is undeniable. A large part of Liverpool’s success this season is down to the fine-tuning of the acclaimed gegenpress. The addition of the likes of Van Dijk, Oxlade Chamberlain and Salah have only served to add more …
Liverpool 2-2 Spurs: A Tactical Breakdown

Liverpool 2-2 Spurs: A Tactical Breakdown

It was a thrilling game, in which the points were shared, but one in which the away side will be by far the happier of the two sides. Liverpool dominated the entirety of the first-half, scoring early, cutting through Spurs with ease and squandering glorious chance after chance. Liverpool's gameplan, to press aggressively and surrender the ball was good, and with Spurs using a 4-2-3-1, it became perfect. The spaces were there for Liverpool to exploit, and on a number of …
Elite Salah Can Become a Liverpool Icon

Elite Salah Can Become a Liverpool Icon

In amongst the carnage of the final minutes of Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Spurs, Mo Salah scored a goal that had the potential to be one of the greatest Anfield moments of the last decade or so. The chaos, controversy and fume surrounding Kane’s two penalties and the disappointment of two points dropped cannot be allowed to take the shine off what was an absolutely extraordinary goal. Salah picks the ball up from a difficult angle, and appeals for handball, …
Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur Preview - Reds Retribution?

Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur Preview - Reds Retribution?

The Details Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Jonathan Moss Date & Time - Sunday, February 4th @ 16:30 GMT Current Odds - Liverpool 21/20, Draw 13/5, Spurs 12/5 Form Liverpool Form On Tuesday night, Liverpool did what they had to. A calm, composed, and professional performance from Klopp's men led to a convincing 3-0 win at Huddersfield. The midfield of Henderson, Can, and Milner, certainly lacked a creative spark and any real incisiveness but they eventually passed their way into the Huddersfield area …
How far Liverpool have come under Klopp

How far Liverpool have come under Klopp

With Barcelona having lost 1-0 on Wednesday night, Liverpool are now currently on the longest unbeaten run in Europe's top five leagues. Since losing 4-1 to Spurs in October, Liverpool took stock, restructured tactically, and have not just been resurgent, but prepotent. In the 18 games following that defeat to Spurs, Liverpool have gone on to score 3 or more goals in 12 of those (66pc of games). But this is not just the story of Liverpool finally getting their …
Strengthening of the Spine: Klopp's long-term project coming to fruition

Strengthening of the Spine: Klopp's long-term project coming to fruition

Jurgen Klopp’s first game vs Spurs (Oct 2015): Mignolet; Clyne, Skrtel, Sakho, Moreno; Lucas, Can, Milner, Coutinho, Lallana, Origi. Bench: Toure, Allen, Ibe, Bogdan, Randall, Sinclair, Teixeira Jurgen Klopp’s latest game vs Burnley (Jan 2018): Mignolet; Alexander-Arnold, Klavan, Lovren, Gomez; Can, Wijnaldum, Chamberlain; Lallana, Mane, Solanke. Bench: Karius, Matip, Robertson, Milner, Woodburn, Ings, Firmino. What a difference two years make. Recording their first win of 2018, Liverpool secured an injury-time winner in the most dramatic fashion to win 2-1. Bear …
Why Can Liverpool Only Win One Way?

Why Can Liverpool Only Win One Way?

Whilst looking at some of the stats that fell out of Liverpool’s win over Bournemouth, one, in particular, stood out to me – seven out of Liverpool’s nine Premier League wins had been by three goals or more. I quickly realised that our three Champions League group stage wins fit this narrative too, and so when it was pointed out to me that in fact, Liverpool’s last eight wins were all by three or more goals – now nine since …
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