Observations as Liverpool continue to progress despite failing to impress

Observations as Liverpool continue to progress despite failing to impress

Liverpool put in another drab performance at Huddersfield, continuing their positive start with a 1-0 win but failing to showcase any of the frenetic transitional play that had them on everyone’s lips last season. Here are the observations from the match. Salah makes his mark Despite claims that he’s had a bad season, Salah showed his class at the weekend, guiding a lovely driven shot into the far corner to give Liverpool all the spoils against the Terriers. Of course, …
Huddersfield 0-1 Liverpool - Can The Real Liverpool Please Stand Up?

Huddersfield 0-1 Liverpool - Can The Real Liverpool Please Stand Up?

P.H.E.W. That was painful, even infuriating at times, but in the end, Liverpool came away with a 1-0 win against Huddersfield at the John Smith's Stadium to stay joint-top of the Premier League. Mo Salah's 24th-minute goal, set up by Xherdan Shaqiri, was enough for Klopp's men to win on an evening where their opponents were industrious, but often just not good enough to break open what was a rather fragile rearguard. Klopp surprised everyone from the off, as both …
Liverpool v Huddersfield Preview - Potential Key Battles

Liverpool v Huddersfield Preview - Potential Key Battles

A wretched international break filled with injuries is over. For the Liverpool players, it's time to get back on the road, as they get ready to travel to Huddersfield for the late kick-off on Saturday. Huddersfield are winless in the Premier League, having only managed three draws from their eight games, and against a Liverpool side that hasn't conceded in the league at Anfield since February, there could be few bigger tests for David Wagner's side. For the Reds, injuries …
Huddersfield Town v Liverpool Preview - Can Reds Return to Winning Ways?

Huddersfield Town v Liverpool Preview - Can Reds Return to Winning Ways?

The Details Venue - John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield Referee - Michael Oliver Date & Time - Saturday, October 20th @ 17:30 Current Odds - Huddersfield 10/1, Draw 17/4, Liverpool 2/7 Form Huddersfield Form David Wagner's Huddersfield team are still looking for their first win of the season. Three draws and five defeats make up their opening eight league games while they also exited the Carabao Cup thanks to a 2-0 loss at Championship side, Stoke City. The Terriers drew at home to Cardiff in …
Liverpool 0-0 Man City: Who was the Man of the Match?

Liverpool 0-0 Man City: Who was the Man of the Match?

Riyad Mahrez's late penalty miss has left Liverpool fans pondering whether their side's goalless draw with Manchester City represents a point gained or two points dropped. On the one hand, the Reds could be thankful that they were not punished for what was an uninspiring performance, bereft of the anticipated vigour, but on the other, it seems that a potentially crucial opportunity has been missed, with City expected to hoover up the points elsewhere. Liverpool flew out of the blocks …
Key Stats as Reds' Unbeaten Streak Clings On

Key Stats as Reds' Unbeaten Streak Clings On

Liverpool secured a breathless point at Anfield to go into the second international break still unbeaten following a 0-0 draw with Champions Manchester City. But what were the key stats from a hard-fought contest? Reds’ Attack Still Misfiring It would be unfair to describe Liverpool’s front three as going through a crisis, but there are clearly real issues with the Reds’ attack. In this game, they created just 0.43 xG, their joint-lowest league total since their 1-0 home win over …
Liverpool 0-0 Manchester City: Mahrez miss costs Citizens rare Anfield win

Liverpool 0-0 Manchester City: Mahrez miss costs Citizens rare Anfield win

Liverpool kept their unbeaten Premier League start intact, just, as Riyad Mahrez's late penalty miss cost Manchester City the chance for a first league win at Anfield since 2003. A stalemate was the last thing expected between the country's two finest teams, but a mutual respect between Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola saw chances few and far between as the two teams suffocated each other in possession. City had the better of the chances, culminating in Virgil van Dijk's challenge …
Liverpool v Manchester City Preview - Reds and City face-off in potential thriller

Liverpool v Manchester City Preview - Reds and City face-off in potential thriller

The Details Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Martin Atkinson Date & Time - Sunday, October 7th @ 16:30 Current Odds - Liverpool 13/8, Draw 13/5, Manchester City 17/10 Form Liverpool Form Liverpool's form has taken a definite hit over the last week or so. Yet, the most important fixture, in my view, was when Jurgen Klopp's men attained the most positive result of the last week - with Daniel Sturridge bagging a late equaliser at Stamford Bridge to maintain The Reds' unbeaten league …
Napoli 1-0 Liverpool: What went wrong?

Napoli 1-0 Liverpool: What went wrong?

In light of Liverpool's first truly meaningful loss of the season, perspective is important. The Reds are joint-top of the Premier League and are still well-placed to progress to the Champions League knockouts with back-to-back games against relative minnows Red Star to come. Still, the quite shambolic nature of the performance must be recognised. Some will dismiss it as an 'off night', while others may see genuine cause for concern. Below is an attempted summation of the reasons for a …
Key Stats as Reds Falter In Naples - Napoli 1 Liverpool 0

Key Stats as Reds Falter In Naples - Napoli 1 Liverpool 0

A really disappointing night in Naples ended with Liverpool succumbing to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli side. But what were the key stats as Liverpool lost control of their Champions League group? Attack Blunted As Reds Crumble There are no two ways about it, Napoli found a way to completely keep Liverpool’s front three out of the game. Liverpool had four shots, only one in the second half, none from inside the box and none …
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