Key Stats as Liverpool’s set-piece kings break down stubborn Burnley

Key Stats as Liverpool’s set-piece kings break down stubborn Burnley

The Reds had to battle hard to edge past a typically combative Burnley as a well-worked goal from Fabinho saw them win 1-0 at Turf Moor. But what were the key stats as Liverpool maintained the pressure on Manchester City at the top of the table? Set Piece Specialists With the Clarets looking to sit back and frustrate Liverpool, the Reds had to rely on their set-piece routines to carry the bulk of their attack. 1.81 of the Reds 2.04 …
Molby: Is Harvey Elliott the Next David Silva?

Molby: Is Harvey Elliott the Next David Silva?

There was a mixed reaction from some sections of the Liverpool fanbase when quotes emerged of Sadio Mane saying the AFCON triumph, with Senegal, meant more to him than any other trophy he's ever won. While Jan Molby said he completely understood that, he had a slightly different view of the silverware he won himself on Merseyside. The other main focus of the podcast was the three-one victory over Cardiff City in the FA Cup at Anfield, and in particular …
MOTM Fabinho raises levels as Liverpool advance in Europe

MOTM Fabinho raises levels as Liverpool advance in Europe

Jurgen Klopp hailed the joy of seeing "the best number six in the world" back in his favourite position, as Fabinho put in a Man of the Match display throughout Liverpool's 2-0 win over Leipzig on Wednesday night. Courtesy of goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, Liverpool rode to a 4-0 aggregate win over the in-form German side, casting aside Premier League concerns to move into the Champions League quarter finals. Unlike the first leg, where Liverpool weren't brilliant …
Observations as Liverpool stumble to stalemate against Red Devils

Observations as Liverpool stumble to stalemate against Red Devils

Liverpool failed to score for a third successive Premier League game, leaving Anfield visitors Manchester United clear of the Reds at the top of the league following a 0-0 draw. Despite a bright start, Jurgen Klopp's side toiled a little as the game went on and it was United who had the better chances in the closing stages, Alisson Becker on top form to deny both Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba. Here's a closer a look at a few topics …
Player ratings as Liverpool succumb to Villa Park embarrassment

Player ratings as Liverpool succumb to Villa Park embarrassment

Where to start with that one? Aston Villa 7-2 Liverpool. That's *SEVEN* goals for the team that escaped relegation last season due to a goal line technology error, against the Champions of England. Not sure if this puts my #ProperRed status at risk, but I laughed through that. A lot. Listen, losing big games is horrible. Losing games you deserve to win, games against rivals, close games. All rubbish stuff. Getting spanked by Aston Villa, courtesy of a hat-trick of …
Observations as Liverpool take another three points from Stamford Bridge

Observations as Liverpool take another three points from Stamford Bridge

It was Sadio Mane's turn to get amongst the goals as Liverpool made it two wins from two in the Premier League by virtue of a 2-0 victory away to Chelsea on Sunday evening. With a cagey first half winding down to a goalless close, Andreas Christensen delivered what would be a fateful blow to his own team by hauling down Mane as the Senegal international was looking to burst past the much maligned Kepa for a tap-in. Receiving a …
Early Premier League win could help Liverpool retain it

Early Premier League win could help Liverpool retain it

With Premier League teams across the country leaping back on the horse to finish the 2019/20 season this week, there is much to play for. Liverpool require just six points to seal a first league title in 30 years, with teams such as Manchester United, Chelsea and Sheffield United scrapping for Champions League spots a few places below them. Further down the table, the likes of Aston Villa and Bournemouth will hope that the long-awaited 'Project Restart' will yield an …
Anfield's magic showcased again as Liverpool find another way to win

Anfield's magic showcased again as Liverpool find another way to win

What a night. We've had a few of those now, haven't we? Maybe none like this though. Liverpool 1-0 Shrewsbury Town in an FA Cup fourth round replay isn't exactly a headline score when taken out of context, but oh the context involved in this one is quite something. A Liverpool team where the oldest player was 22, with 19-year-old Curtis Jones the youngest captain in Liverpool's history. Against a League One side full of grown men, looking to seize …
Tactical analysis: The impossible task of stopping Alexander-Arnold

Tactical analysis: The impossible task of stopping Alexander-Arnold

Liverpool’s march towards a highly anticipated first Premier League title seemed to take a significant step on Sunday evening when they defeated old rivals Manchester United 2-0 at Anfield.  The win saw the Reds extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to 16 points but it didn’t come as so usually seen at Anfield these days. Jurgen Klopp’s men created the best chances of the game against a depleted United side but the scoreline remained on a …
From winger to goal-scorer: A tactical look at Sadio Mané’s development

From winger to goal-scorer: A tactical look at Sadio Mané’s development

When Liverpool signed Sadio Mané from Southampton in the summer of 2016, many would have been forgiven for thinking that he would be just another Southampton signing on Merseyside. Around the same time, the Club had signed others from the South coast including Dejan Lovren, Nathaniel Clyne, Adam Lallana and, previously, Rickie Lambert. Some of which failed to live up to their hefty price tags. However, the development of Sadio Mané over the last three years has turned him into …
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