The end of Klopp's Liverpool 4-3-3?

The end of Klopp's Liverpool 4-3-3?

Enough has been said and written about the shift in system that Liverpool employed at West Ham on Saturday evening. Whether you look at it as a 4-4-2, a 4-2-3-1 or a 4-2-2-2 depends on how you see it, and how the game changed. But one definitive conclusion that can be drawn from the game at the London Stadium is that Liverpool did not play the 4-3-3 that we have come to be associated with. There were two centre-backs in …
How did Liverpool outplay West Ham?

How did Liverpool outplay West Ham?

Whilst watching Liverpool thrash West Ham, I didn't quite know what was going on, but I liked it. Now, I've rewatched the game to get some semblance of what happened, and why it panned out the way it did. Instead of looking at the goals today, we'll be looking essentially at the story of the game - how Liverpool set up, what they took advantage of, and differences compared to other recent games. A good place to start when looking …
Observations as Liverpool add to Bilic's Woes

Observations as Liverpool add to Bilic's Woes

Liverpool continued their winning ways at the London Stadium, comfortably beating West Ham 4-1 to head into the international break in good spirits. Goals from Mohamed Salah, Joel Matip and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain ensured The Reds' dominant performance was reflected in the score-line as The Hammers were the latest side to suffer at the hands of a fully firing front three. Here are the observations from the match. Klopp throws a spanner in the works with team selection For all the …
West Ham 1 - 4 Liverpool: Reds run riot at London Stadium, again

West Ham 1 - 4 Liverpool: Reds run riot at London Stadium, again

The Details Date: 4/11/2017 Venue: London Stadium Background Liverpool visited West Ham for the first time since their convincing 4-0 victory at London Stadium back in May. Klopp's Reds have been trying to kickstart their season again after a dismal run of results in September. October was an improvement but Spurs took Liverpool apart at Wembley to put a bit of a dampener on the 'revival'. Sadio Mané also returned to the starting eleven, ahead of schedule after his recent injury. West Ham …
West Ham 1-4 Liverpool - Player Ratings as the Hammers are crushed

West Ham 1-4 Liverpool - Player Ratings as the Hammers are crushed

Well in, Reds. After a couple of routine 3-0's, a fairly hair-raising 4-1 got the heart rates back up whilst still providing a healthy kick to the goal difference. It looked bad, then it looked oh so good. It looked bad again for exactly 57 seconds, and it was more than good by the end. Roll on some dropped points on Sunday! Here are the ratings. Defence Simon Mignolet - 5: Why the *bleep* doesn't he come and get the …
West Ham United V Liverpool: Opposition Scouting Report

West Ham United V Liverpool: Opposition Scouting Report

Liverpool’s visit on Saturday sees them encounter a team with a baffling array of form. Many Reds will look at the Hammers’ incredible turnaround at Wembley against Spurs in the Carabao Cup and wonder just which West Ham will turn up. That night, on the same ground where Liverpool failed miserably days earlier, Andre Ayew (2) and Angelo Ogbonna overturned Spurs’ 2-0 half-time lead in an inspired comeback. Such was the Hammers’ form coming into that game that it looked …
West Ham United v Liverpool Preview: Reds to make Bilic walk the plank?

West Ham United v Liverpool Preview: Reds to make Bilic walk the plank?

The Details Venue - London Stadium Referee - Neil Swarbrick Date & Time - Saturday, November 4th @ 17:30 BST Current Odds - West Ham 4/1, Draw 3/1, Liverpool 8/13 Form West Ham have been as inconsistent as Liverpool in the opening 2/3 months of this season. After losing their first two league games, they have just lost three of their most recent 11 games in all competitions. They've lost two of their last three home games (0-3 v Brighton, 2-3 v …
Fantasy Premier League Insight – Season So Far (Part 2)

Fantasy Premier League Insight – Season So Far (Part 2)

Season so far (Part 2) Welcome back to the season so far in the Fantasy Premier League! In this part, we'll look at the rest of the league... GW1 GW2 GW3 GW4 GW5 GW6 GW7 Manchester City W D W W W W W   Manchester City have proven why they are backed to win the Premier League this season. Excluding the draw with Everton and the narrow win against Bournemouth, City have been flawless with 22 goals in their 7 …
Liverpool FC - The Wasteful Comeback Kings of England

Liverpool FC - The Wasteful Comeback Kings of England

Another game has passed and the mighty Reds fired blanks yet again. Somehow the ball didn't go in Spartak Moscow's net a second time. The mixture of feelings after such is hard describe. LFC managed to fight back after going 1-0 down. The result is not fatal in any way - reaching the knockout phase is still fully in our hands. The build up play was very good. And yet you can't help but feel we let one slip away …
Could loaning Divock Origi cost Liverpool the title?

Could loaning Divock Origi cost Liverpool the title?

Amid the madness of Deadline Day, Divock Origi's loan move to Wolfsburg went a little un-noticed. Touted after the striker wasn't included in squad's for either of the last two Premier League games, Jürgen Klopp granted Origi his wish of more first team football by sanctioning a move to the Bundesliga side. Liverpool have done well financially from the deal, Wolfsburg paying Origi's wages plus a rumoured loan fee of six million pounds. On the surface, it seems a good …
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