Can Klopp & Liverpool Turn The Season Around?

Can Klopp & Liverpool Turn The Season Around?

Nobody likes a crisis meeting. The clue, you see, is in the name. The trepidation and angst before, the recriminations during and the fallout after such gatherings, all combine to make the experience pretty unpleasant. However, quite often that very unpleasantness is absolutely necessary. The nettle must be grasped, the bull grabbed by the horns, the hackneyed metaphor lazily invoked. One imagines the nettle-grasping that followed Liverpool's loss to Swansea left a lot of the team with reddened palms. The result …
Why Man United Are The Stuff Of Nightmares For A Southern Red

Why Man United Are The Stuff Of Nightmares For A Southern Red

January 24th, 1999. It’s a Sunday afternoon that still fills me with horror, and always will. I was turning 12 years of age the following day, and with Sky Sports still not a part of my household, my Dad took me to the pub to watch Liverpool’s FA Cup fourth round clash with Man United, as a pre-birthday treat. Not only did we miss Michael Owen head the Reds into a very early lead at Old Trafford (the traffic in …
Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool: The Most Feared Team In The Land

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool: The Most Feared Team In The Land

When was the last time an opponent took on Liverpool, played their natural game and got the better of the Reds? When did a game finish and you genuinely thought, “they’ve gone toe-to-toe with us there, and deserved their win”? It has barely happened in 2016/17 to date, if at all. Arsenal were their usual selves on the opening weekend and were dispatched of by Jurgen Klopp’s men, and Chelsea were outplayed by a more superior outfit the following month. …
Liverpool vs West Brom Preview: Can Pulis' bus be broken?

Liverpool vs West Brom Preview: Can Pulis' bus be broken?

Liverpool will be hoping for a welcome return to their goalscoring ways after a frustrating shut-out against Manchester United on Monday, when they host West Bromwich Albion on Saturday evening. It's another game likely to be under the Anfield lights, with the Reds hoping to remain unbeaten at home this season. Form Liverpool are, for want of a better word, in fine form. Not quite the form that Arsene Wenger's Arsenal seem to find themselves in, but still, being eight …
Liverpool supporters - Be Careful what you wish for

Liverpool supporters - Be Careful what you wish for

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius, having presided over 3-0, 5-1 and 2-1 wins in his opening three competitive games for Liverpool, could probably be forgiven if a part of him has spent the international break wondering what he has done so wrong. Having recovered from the broken hand which caused him to miss Liverpool’s first five League games of the season, the man who was voted by his peers as second only to Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer amongst Bundesliga goalkeepers last …
Divock Origi: Klopp's most improved player?

Divock Origi: Klopp's most improved player?

As part of a series celebrating Jurgen Klopp's first year in charge, we take a look at some of the candidates for Most Improved Player since his appointment in October 2015. There's been a number of changes at Anfield since the German manager took charge but the most important difference has been an improvement in performances on the pitch and this has been a mixture of individual progression, tactical success and strategic change. All these have played a major contribution …
The return of ‘Fortress Anfield’ can inspire Liverpool to Premier League glory

The return of ‘Fortress Anfield’ can inspire Liverpool to Premier League glory

When the Premier League fixtures were released in June, there was immediate dismay from the majority of Liverpool supporters. Liverpool’s tough start left their hopes of getting off to a flyer in tatters, and their rivals had all been handed far more inviting starts to the campaign. The Reds had to face Arsenal, Tottenham, Leicester City and Chelsea in the first five games, three of which were away from home, giving understandable cause for concern. Being out of the title …
Klopp's 2016/17 Entertainers: A Joyous Time To Support Liverpool

Klopp's 2016/17 Entertainers: A Joyous Time To Support Liverpool

There was a point during Tuesday’s routine 3-0 win over Derby County when I realised I was enjoying watching Liverpool more than I can almost ever remember. Some of the football was breathtaking at times, with the speed, movement and imagination in the Reds’ play something to behold. Whether it be Philippe Coutinho’s quick feet, Roberto Firmino’s effortless elegance or simply the slick efficiency of Nathaniel Clyne, I was riveted. I was going to bang on about Loris Karius’ handsomeness …
Liverpool 4 - 1 Leicester City - Tactical Analysis

Liverpool 4 - 1 Leicester City - Tactical Analysis

The start of the 2016/17 season has been largely underwhelming for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and indeed for the clubs fans. A high octane start in the win at Arsenal was followed by a largely ineffectual performance against newly promoted Burnley. The last game before the international break saw Liverpool somewhat unfortunate to come away from a trip to Tottenham with only a 1-1 draw. Finally after the league has paused to catch its breath after the international break we …
Tottenham vs Liverpool Preview: Reds aim to bounce back!

Tottenham vs Liverpool Preview: Reds aim to bounce back!

After a midweek pick-me-up against Burton Albion on Tuesday evening, Liverpool get stuck back into Premier League action on Saturday with their third league game of the season, away at Tottenham Hotspur. It's Liverpool's third straight away game before the international break, and it's after Saturday's game that fans can look forward to Anfield's expanded Main Stand being put into use on Match day 4, against Leicester City. Form It's been a mixed start to the season for each side, …
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