Srikanth

Srikanth is a writer whose articles mainly deal with tactics or stats. A major fan of Torres/Henderson/Markovic, he is also the host of the Anfield Index Global Podcast and a regular guest on the Anfield Index Indian Podcast.

Liverpool toil yet again on an early Kick off as the game ends on a stalemate

Liverpool toil yet again on an early Kick off as the game ends on a stalemate

Starting XIs Liverpool: Karius; Gomez,Van Dijk, Klavan, Moreno; Trent Alexander Arnold, Wijnaldum, Henderson; Salah, Ings, Firmino Stoke: Butland; Pieters;Martins Indi, Shawcross, Zouma; Shaqiri, Ndiaye, Allen, Bauer; Diouf, Crouch The game got off to a steady start with Stoke tending to be more positive than expected. The mystery about Liverpool's line up was sorted with Trent Alexander-Arnold lining up in the midfield. Liverpool get their biggest chance in the 5th minute, as Salah exposes Stoke's high line to leave himself 1 …
Observations as the Derby Ends in a Drab Stalemate

Observations as the Derby Ends in a Drab Stalemate

The Merseyside Derby ended in yet another dull stalemate as Liverpool and Everton played out a 0-0 draw. The result ensured that Liverpool stayed in the top 3 as they look forward to the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals. The 'put-together' line up With one eye on the Champions League, and the mounting injury concerns meant that there was a real struggle putting together a cohesive lineup. The line up had the returning Clyne start for the first …
Player Ratings as United take 3 points at Old Trafford

Player Ratings as United take 3 points at Old Trafford

Liverpool were so 'un-Liverpool' like in attack, and so 'Liverpool' in their defence as they slumped to defeat at Old Trafford. The second half was a better performance and the ref was a nutcase, but that does not take away a shambolic defensive performance in first half. Loris Karius (5) - Left high and dry for both his goals. Made an excellent late tackle high up the pitch as Liverpool looked to salvage a point. Trent Alexander Arnold (2) - Horrid game …
Player Ratings as a Patient Liverpool secure three points

Player Ratings as a Patient Liverpool secure three points

It was a tough opening half to the game as Newcastle defended in an organized manner, but once Salah put Liverpool ahead, there was always going to be only one winner. This is how the Reds fared. Loris Karius (8) - Was a spectator for most of the match, but when called upon, made a world-class save to deny Diame from equalizing at the end of the first half. Was always intent on releasing the ball at the earliest. Solid performance …
Observations as Liverpool and Spurs share the spoils in the rollercoaster

Observations as Liverpool and Spurs share the spoils in the rollercoaster

I am still catching my breath and venting my fury and anger as I start composing this piece. That is what big games and Premier League do to you. None of us were prepared for those frenzied last 10 minutes as Liverpool and Spurs took a point each in this game. The key observations are as follows Spurs Out-think themselves Spurs were coming off a strong performance at home, and knowing Spurs one could anticipate how they would play and …
Observations as Liverpool ease past Huddersfield

Observations as Liverpool ease past Huddersfield

Liverpool got back to winning ways as they strolled past Huddersfield at the John Smith Stadium. Goals from Emre Can, Roberto Firmino and Mohammed Salah sealed 3 points for the away team. The key observations from tonight are as follows: Important win tonight Liverpool needed this win on the back of two defeats in different competitions. Liverpool had never lost back to back league games under Klopp and the manager for sure did not want to create any unwanted records. …
Observations as Liverpool and City produce a Classic!

Observations as Liverpool and City produce a Classic!

Liverpool and Manchester City went hammer and tongs throughout the 90 minutes as Liverpool edged the 7 goal thriller in a game which was once again one of the best advertisements for the Premier League as a whole. Liverpool thus break City's lossless streak this season. My key observations are below: Liverpool end the week on a sweet note Liverpool's week off the field had not gone particularly well, especially post Coutinho's sale to Barcelona. The Reds were linked to …
Observations as Liverpool Edge Past Burnley in a Last Minute Thriller

Observations as Liverpool Edge Past Burnley in a Last Minute Thriller

Liverpool and Burnley woke up from their first-half slumber to produce a thrilling second half, and it was The Reds who walked away with all of the points scoring as late a goal as any thrillseeking supporter could hope for. The key observations from the game below: That First Half Watching Paint Dry. Reading yesterday's newspaper. Washing an already ironed shirt. The first half. List the most pointless things one can recollect. Liverpool made seven changes, with a new look …
Observations as Liverpool saunter past Swansea

Observations as Liverpool saunter past Swansea

Liverpool were coming of a sequence of mixed results and were looking to set the record straight, and that is precisely what they did as they put five past Swansea. The key takeaways from the game are as follows... Liverpool needed this win Liverpool were coming off of two home draws and then the usual bit of snatching a draw from the jaws of victory at the Emirates Stadium. United had dropped points early in the afternoon, which made this …
Arsenal and Liverpool share the spoils on a Frenetic Friday

Arsenal and Liverpool share the spoils on a Frenetic Friday

Stadium: The Emirates Stadium Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Koscielny, Monreal, Maitland-Niles, Wilshere, Xhaka, Iwobi, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette. Substitutes: Ospina, Walcott, Mustafi, Welbeck, Kolasinac, Coquelin, Elneny. Liverpool: Mignolet, Gomez, Lovren, Klavan, Robertson, Mane, Henderson, Can, Coutinho, Salah, Firmino. Substitutes: Karius, Wijnaldum, Milner, Lallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Solanke, Alexander-Arnold. First Half The game starts off with both sides sussing each other up. Arsenal get the first opportunity with Lacazette pouncing on a loose ball on the box and passes it to Xhaka, whose effort is blocked off …
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