Ash Hebs

Liverpool's Summer Moves a Real Statement of Intent

Liverpool's Summer Moves a Real Statement of Intent

Whilst the World Cup rumbles on in the background, like me you probably can't wait until it's over to see what moves the club makes, in what will remain of the transfer window. Don't get me wrong I enjoy the World Cup, but it's still the starter before the main course that is the Premier League season. Raising our transfer market game What makes this summer's transfer window so exciting is the potential that lies in wait. It's fair to …
Reds can hold heads high after Kiev defeat

Reds can hold heads high after Kiev defeat

So the final that we all looked forward to with bated breath didn't quite turn out as hoped. But there was no shame in losing to Madrid in the manner we did. Even in defeat, the signs were there that this team is already hitting new levels. After a brave start to the game where we looked to take the game to Madrid in a controlled and composed manner, Madrid struck the first blow. In his usual cynical manner, Sergio …
Liverpool on the Verge of Greatness with Madrid on the Horizon

Liverpool on the Verge of Greatness with Madrid on the Horizon

A little under a week remains before Liverpool kick-off in an epic final against Europe's finest knockout team of recent years. Should Jürgen Klopp taste victory and claim the biggest prize in club football, it will be one of his finest moments yet. A rising force Liverpool will be the underdog going into the match. But win the trophy and once again we will show the world we are a formidable opponent in European knockout football. One to be feared …
Buvac Departure: Short Term Blow but Long Term Gain?

Buvac Departure: Short Term Blow but Long Term Gain?

The news of the sudden departure of Zeljko Buvac comes as a surprise to many. Personal reasons have been cited but the full details are currently unclear. Whether Buvac returns next season remains to be seen. The timing isn't great, particularly as the Reds go into the remaining handful of games that will define the season. There's no doubt that it's a blow at such a crucial stage of the season. The Brains behind the operation After all, this is …
Top 4 Still in Sight Despite Klopp's Limited Options

Top 4 Still in Sight Despite Klopp's Limited Options

A disappointing goal-less draw at home to Stoke following the Lord Mayor's show, as Lineker put it last evening. But a point nonetheless and a point which should go a long way to securing top 4, come the end of the campaign. The real pressure is on Chelsea and that's ready-made for our approach. The opportunity is there to capitalise on that next weekend. Yet it could have been so different had the mercurial Mo Salah nailed his chip over the …
European Adventures Raising The Bar For This Liverpool Team

European Adventures Raising The Bar For This Liverpool Team

Liverpool are riding high right now. That fantastic feel-good factor, as we approach the season’s run-in, brings back memories of the good times under Houllier, Benitez and Rodgers. When we were fighting for targets and silverware at the business end of the season. A team playing terrific, brave football, in fine fettle as rivals start to wilt around us. Our form following the recent international break has been phenomenal. Three wins and a draw secured in a congested and tiring …
Liverpool v Man City | A Tale Of Two Attacks: Analytical & Tactical Preview

Liverpool v Man City | A Tale Of Two Attacks: Analytical & Tactical Preview

With an epic two-legged quarter-final looming against Manchester City, I took a look at the way both teams attack. The Champions League tie promises to be one of those contests for the ages. Two brave, attacking teams locking horns; this could be another legendary European contest that, we as fans, will be talking about for years to come. The context We know we can beat City. However, it is also true that we are facing the (inevitably) greatest champions of …
Why defeat to United is only a footnote in Klopp's Liverpool story

Why defeat to United is only a footnote in Klopp's Liverpool story

Old Trafford hasn't been a happy hunting ground for Liverpool over the years. This weekend's result ensured that remained the case. United did what United do and took their chances and then held on for dear life. Our rivals were aided and abetted by a criminally incompetent refereeing performance. How Craig Pawson can call himself a professional referee is beyond me. More pain at United Defeat to United hurts more than perhaps any other team. When Klopp's Liverpool side plays …
LIVERPOOL ON THE UP: A statistical look at pressing and team performance

LIVERPOOL ON THE UP: A statistical look at pressing and team performance

Liverpool’s current league position and recent Champions League performance emphasise the fine job that Jurgen Klopp is doing. Things are not perfect, they indeed rarely are in football. However, despite the squad still being a work in progress, the year on year improvement is undeniable. A large part of Liverpool’s success this season is down to the fine-tuning of the acclaimed gegenpress. The addition of the likes of Van Dijk, Oxlade Chamberlain and Salah have only served to add more …
Liverpool March On In The Battle For Top 4

Liverpool March On In The Battle For Top 4

Another efficient away day performance from the Reds (or more correctly the Oranges); we find ourselves within 2 points of a drab Manchester United team. The 3 points at the Saints sealed a pleasing season double against a side that gave us 4 torrid games last season. Whilst the performance was not spectacular (even if the assist for both goals were), it was another generally solid performance on the road. All without really having to get out of third gear. …
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