Can's Acrobatics Edge Liverpool Closer to Champions League Football

Can's Acrobatics Edge Liverpool Closer to Champions League Football

Liverpool edged closer to a crucial top four finish after a tight 1-0 against Watford at Vicarage Road. The Reds are now three points above Manchester City in fourth and more importantly four points ahead of Manchester United in fifth after both teams dropped points at the weekend. A game that lacked real quality throughout will be remembered for a moment of sheer brilliance from Emre Can. The German scored what has to be one of the goal of the …
Observations as Liverpool dig deep to beat Watford

Observations as Liverpool dig deep to beat Watford

With Manchester United and Manchester City both dropping precious points against relegation-threatened Swansea and Middlesbrough along with Arsenal tasting defeat in the North London derby, tonight was a chance for Liverpool to take a huge step in their bid for Champions League football. An early injury to Philippe Coutinho would have rattled even the most cool-headed of fans. In his absence, the team struggled to find their rhythm, with Watford battling well to close down space and deprive Liverpool of …
Watford 0-1 Liverpool: Player Ratings

Watford 0-1 Liverpool: Player Ratings

Yes! The Reds never do things the easy way but a belter from Emre Can secured all three points for Liverpool against Watford. Let's take a closer look at the individual performances, rating each player out of 10 for how they got on. Simon Mignolet - 7 - Not much in terms of shots on target for the 'keeper but solid again with crosses into the box, an area in which he's improved heavily in recent months. Distribution a little …
Four Games. Twelve Points.

Four Games. Twelve Points.

This is no time for faint hearts. This is no time for shrugs and voices whining ‘What? We have to win all four of them?’ The Mancunian derby did all it could to help the Reds out so let’s not throw away that luck by going into the final sprint with chewed lips and winces. It all comes down to this. Watford. Southampton. West Ham. Middlesbrough Four sides. Four teams. One good but one we’ve already battered, the swines who …
Assessing Klopp's Tactical Options for Watford

Assessing Klopp's Tactical Options for Watford

After yet another home loss to Crystal Palace at the weekend, that's the Eagles' third win in as many visits to Anfield, and the Reds' chances of top 4 are hanging in the balance. As a result, Liverpool's trip to Vicarage Road on Monday night becomes all the more important. Despite winning the previous two away games at Stoke and West Brom, this Liverpool side has looked far from their fluid best and are still struggling to find the solution …
Watford vs Liverpool Preview: May Day of destiny awaits

Watford vs Liverpool Preview: May Day of destiny awaits

Liverpool could find themselves looking up from fifth place by the time they travel down to Watford on Monday, with the temperature only getting higher in this unique battle for a top four spot. THE DETAILS Match: Watford vs Liverpool Venue: Vicarage Road Referee: Craig Pawson Date: Monday 1st May Time: 20:00 BST FORM It turned out to be simply too good to be true for Liverpool, with the momentum gained by crucial away wins over Stoke City and West Brom …
The Gerrard Obsession - Where Banter Goes To Die

The Gerrard Obsession - Where Banter Goes To Die

There has been a tragic lack of truly iconic figures to have graced the Premier League in recent times. That, at least, is the only logical conclusion one can come to in the face of the overwhelming obsession the fans of so many other clubs have with Liverpool's former captain, Steven Gerrard. From Stoke to Exeter, from Old Trafford to St. Mary's, the supporters of these clubs, quite often when not even playing against the Redmen, will sing their deeply …
Predicted Liverpool lineup against Watford (4-3-3)

Predicted Liverpool lineup against Watford (4-3-3)

Liverpool travel to Watford on May 1 knowing that anything short of a victory could throw spanners into their works for the Champions League qualification race. The Reds are currently placed 3rd on the Premier league log, a position that could change if Manchester City get to beat bitter rivals, Manchester United on Thursday night. Liverpool lost to resurgent Crystal Palace last time out on Sunday afternoon, a game in which Christian Benteke came back to haunt his former team …
Liverpool's win over Sunderland - different types of winning

Liverpool's win over Sunderland - different types of winning

Generally speaking, wins come in different categories. So far this season, we’ve had the rollercoaster (Arsenal, Crystal Palace), the batterings (Leicester, Hull and Watford), the bossed win (Chelsea) and the routine (Derby and Burton Albion). Saturday saw us find a new stream. The eked out win. The hard yards. Of course, it wasn’t supposed to be that way. Before the game, there was talk of a double digit victory and of David Moyes walking onto the pitch after half an …
Tactical Analysis - Liverpool Movement too Much for Watford's 3-5-2

Tactical Analysis - Liverpool Movement too Much for Watford's 3-5-2

At what point do we accept that Liverpool are genuine title contenders? Some say that to win the title you have to beat your closest challengers, in fact that is only half the battle. The true path to title glory is making sure you do not drop points against the teams that you should be beating. With a 6-1 victory in this match at Anfield against Watford we saw a stretch of three wins against clubs in the lower reaches …
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