Observations from Liverpool's fight back to beat Stoke

Observations from Liverpool's fight back to beat Stoke

Liverpool's starting eleven was indicative of a side battling several injuries to key players, with Ben Woodburn and Trent Alexander-Arnold replacing Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho in the side. The Brazilian pair have both been struggling of late with fitness and illness issues respectively. It was always going to be a tough game for the Reds but the lineup hardly filled fans with optimism going into a must-win game in the battle for a top four spot. That fear was …
Stoke City 1 Liverpool 2: Player Ratings

Stoke City 1 Liverpool 2: Player Ratings

A game of two halves if ever there was one. Good on Klopp and Liverpool that they decided there is a game to be played in the second half. On the balance of intent, one could say that Liverpool deserved to win the game. First away win for Liverpool in 2017. How important will this win be if we make Top 4? This is how the Reds fared. Simon Mignolet (8) - An outstanding performance from Mignolet. Was confident on …
Stoke City vs Liverpool Preview - Reds Hoping To Do The Double

Stoke City vs Liverpool Preview - Reds Hoping To Do The Double

Following their disappointing 2-2 draw with Bournemouth on Wednesday night, Liverpool's weekend trip to the Britannia has added importance in the race for top four. Two points dropped at home is the last thing Jurgen Klopp would have wanted, with another golden opportunity to pull away from their rivals missed. With Arsenal and Manchester United having two games in hand on Liverpool, their Champions League fate is no longer entirely in their own hands. Three points is a must against …
Stoke v Liverpool Preview - Key Battles

Stoke v Liverpool Preview - Key Battles

The highs from the Merseyside derby victory were quickly erased as Liverpool were brought back down to earth after a disappointing 2-2 draw against Bournemouth at Anfield. But, there is no time to dwell on that result as the Reds face a trip to the Bet365 Stadium to face Stoke City. Since Stoke got promoted in the 2008-09 season, the Reds have generally found it to be a banana skin encounter, exemplified the most by the humbling 6-1 defeat on …
Liverpool v Stoke City Preview: Key Battles

Liverpool v Stoke City Preview: Key Battles

For the first time in six years Liverpool don't play a game on Boxing Day. In 2010 it was only because bad weather didn't allow a game at Blackpool, that the Reds not play on 26th December. But this time the revenue and the money from television has given the fixtures a spin, and the tradition of all ten teams playing on Boxing Day has been discontinued. Instead, the Reds welcome Stoke City to Anfield on the 27th, in the first of …
Taking Risks Key to Liverpool's Success This Season

Taking Risks Key to Liverpool's Success This Season

Liverpool’s start to their 2016/17 Premier League campaign has, with pinpoint accuracy, summed up what fans have come to expect from Jurgen Klopp’s reds – inconsistency. A breath-taking attacking performance that was enough to see off top four rivals Arsenal was followed by a toothless display away at Burley and, unfortunately, it is from the latter fixture that most lessons can be learnt. Liverpool’s defeat at Turf Moor highlighted the importance of a back-up strategy. Against Arsenal, Klopp’s favoured gegen-pressing …
5 Defining Moments From the Reds' 2015/16 Premier League Season

5 Defining Moments From the Reds' 2015/16 Premier League Season

Yet another season of the Premier League has just ended with a new champion being crowned (how rare is that!) and Liverpool ending in 8th place (not so rare!). Once Liverpool changed their manager in October, it was always known that this season would not be where we would be competing at the top table and hence anything achieved would be a bonus. Like any other season there were lot of good moments and an equal share of bad moments. …
Liverpool FC's Daytrippers and Anfield's Atmosphere

Liverpool FC's Daytrippers and Anfield's Atmosphere

They say that the atmosphere is a thing of the past these days at Anfield. That the famous twelfth man is no more. That fans in the terraces can no longer be bothered to sing or cheer the team on when their backs are against the wall. That Anfield is a silent stadium and at times the only noise you hear is coming from the away end especially on European nights or when one of the so called minnows of …
Liverpool's January: Tricky Away Games Kick-Off New Year

Liverpool's January: Tricky Away Games Kick-Off New Year

With Liverpool finally able to put a fairly disappointing 2015 behind them, we're heading into a new year that's full of promise for Jürgen Klopp's Reds. With a new manager, a new style, and maybe even some new signings (if you believe the rumours), everything's in place for a fantastic start to 2015. Liverpool's January admittedly contains some tricky looking fixtures, but there's the excitement of a cup semi final, and the chance to face a wobbling Manchester United. With …
Value For Money Signings - Premier League Infographic

Value For Money Signings - Premier League Infographic

Is it possible to buy success in the Premier League? TonyBet has collected the data from each transfer window over the past five seasons - only including ever-present clubs - trying to find the team with the best (and worst) value for money, by comparing the average net spend with their average finishing position in the table. The results of the team analysis, especially the bottom three clubs in the table below, will come as a shock to many Liverpool fans. …