Observations as Liverpool Stutter Against The Baggies

Observations as Liverpool Stutter Against The Baggies

It all seemed to be going so well for Liverpool. A much-changed side spearheaded by Danny Ings took an early lead before a second-half strike from Mohamed Salah put the away side two goals to the good. Three points heading to Merseyside and plenty of rested legs ahead of far more important games. No-one, not even the most optimistic of West Brom fans would've predicted the last fifteen minutes of the game. From 2-0 down, the home side fought back …
West Brom 2-2 Liverpool: What Went Wrong?

West Brom 2-2 Liverpool: What Went Wrong?

With 18 minutes remaining, Liverpool enjoyed a comfortable 2-0 lead against bottom club West Brom and the points were all but in the bag. The travelling supporters were in fine voice in the Midlands sunshine, revelling in Mohamed Salah's latest strike. By full time, West Brom had somehow hauled it back to 2-2 and the Reds were forced to settle for a solitary point when three would virtually have sealed the top-four spot they had been chasing all season. Promptly, …
Slack Reds Pegged Back In Share Of Spoils Against WBA

Slack Reds Pegged Back In Share Of Spoils Against WBA

Liverpool went to the Hawthorns and were pegged back by the basement team West Bromwich Albion, as the game ended in a 2-2 draw. Danny Ings and Mo Salah gave the Reds a comfortable 2-0 lead, but goals from Jake Livermore and Solomon Rondon gave Jurgen Klopp's boys a rude reality check. Starting XIs West Bromwich Albion: Ben Foster, Allan Nyom, Craig Dawson, Ahmed Hegazi, Kieran Gibbs, Jake Livermore, Chris Brunt, Matt Phillips, James McClean, Solomon Rondon, Jay Rodriguez Liverpool: …
How Detrimental is Klopp's Loyalty to Liverpool?

How Detrimental is Klopp's Loyalty to Liverpool?

Despite possessing many qualities and being a world class manager our boss still has his weaknesses. Last week I talked about how Klopp has built a new identity for the club, transforming the way us as supporters and opposition fans now look at us. We're no longer a club who has to sell a long-term project or reminisce about past glories because big Jurg and his team are starting to consistently deliver on the pitch creating a new legacy. Having …
Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool: A Tactical Breakdown

Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool: A Tactical Breakdown

After the international break, it's always interesting to see how a team performs, and Liverpool appeared to start brightly against Palace, but soon it became clear that if Liverpool were to take anything from this game, they needed to really work for it, as simple passes went astray, and frustration built up. If you watched the game, it was plain to see what Palace were trying to do, with runners working off Benteke's second ball, what we're focussing on though …
Analysing Liverpool’s Finances and Transfer Activity

Analysing Liverpool’s Finances and Transfer Activity

When it comes to football, there are few things less interesting then examining sets of accounts. However, the audited set of figures released by Liverpool in the first week of March each year give one of the clearest indications of the off-field standing of the club and its ability to effectively challenge on the pitch. This article aims to explain why the club’s net spend in recent seasons has appeared to be so relatively low, examines the story behind the …
Lovren and Liverpool Moving On

Lovren and Liverpool Moving On

I’ve never taken defeat against Manchester United well. Even back in the eighties when we were THE team, in our era of domination, defeat to them was particularly sour. Maybe it was because I had friends who supported them and it was their rare opportunity to taunt me. They were still a big club, with big ideas and would spend big in pursuit of success, but they still couldn’t break our stranglehold. They were few and far between back then, …
Dejan Does Dejan Things

Dejan Does Dejan Things

Dejan Lovren has been lauded with his fair share of warranted praise in recent weeks, benefiting from the leadership and guidance of Virgil van Dijk after his £75million summer switch. Heck, I wrote an article just last week on how he represented the best partner for the Dutchman. The 2-2 draw against Tottenham back in February offered plenty of hope for the former-Saints men, albeit leaking two goals. Van Dijk was very much the authoritative figure, playing the 'Jose Fonte' …
Dejan Lovren: An Unlikely Partner For Virgil Van Dijk?

Dejan Lovren: An Unlikely Partner For Virgil Van Dijk?

Signing for a world record £75million in January, eyebrows were certainly raised about Liverpool's decision to splash the cash on Virgil Van Dijk. Yet, the Dutchman has already proved a worthy investment, posing a towering figure at the heart of the defence. Barking orders to his teammates while showing sublime distribution, he's helped address the frailties in Klopp's side as they hunt for a second-place finish. Defences are built on much more than one individual, though. Liverpool have had a …
Ruthlessness Key As Liverpool Head To Old Trafford

Ruthlessness Key As Liverpool Head To Old Trafford

So here we go again, the return of one of the most unbearable fixtures for many Liverpool fans: Man United away. It is a game that we love to win more than just about any other but know all too well how bleak defeat can be. Unfortunately, that has often been the case at Old Trafford lately, with the Reds managing just two wins there since 2004, losing on 12 occasions in that time. That was then and this is …
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