Observations from Liverpool's draw at Spurs

Observations from Liverpool's draw at Spurs

Three Premier League games now with three different results and three contrasting performances. Liverpool go into the international break with 4 points after a win at Arsenal, a loss at Burnley and a draw at Spurs. Unlike the two previous games Liverpool controlled the tempo of the match and looked dominant. Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino looked like he was at a loss with how to deal with the rampaging Reds. Then the inconsistency reared its ugly head and Liverpool conceded …
Observations from Liverpool's win against Burton

Observations from Liverpool's win against Burton

Jurgen Klopp named an almost first-choice Liverpool XI for the trip to Burton. After the defeat to Burnley it was a chance for the Reds to boost their confidence, build up fitness, familiarise themselves with Klopp's demands and score a few goals ahead of the big game away to Spurs this weekend. It was almost perfect. A comfortable 5-0 win, plenty of encouraging signs all around as Liverpool got back on track but knocks to Roberto Firmino and Emre Can …
Observations from Liverpool's loss to Burnley

Observations from Liverpool's loss to Burnley

Same shit different season. It wasn't supposed to be like this, a full Jurgen Klopp pre-season was supposed to get the Reds in the right frame of mind to blitz the Premier League. No European distractions and reinforcements arrived in the summer. If there were any positions / areas Klopp wasn't happy with he's had ample time to address them. So a 2-0 defeat away to Burnley just isn't acceptable. It's scary that a side tipped for relegation, no matter …
Observations from the Thriller at The Emirates as Liverpool win!

Observations from the Thriller at The Emirates as Liverpool win!

The Premier League is back with a bang and in typical Liverpool fashion the Reds made their fans sweat on a result when it could've been much more comfortable. You could look at the negatives if you're that way inclined but, for me at least, it was a performance filled with positives and they're what should be taken away from such a result. A 4-3 victory away at the Emirates should be milked for all it's worth. It's a bogey ground …
Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona - Now We Can Get Excited!

Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona - Now We Can Get Excited!

Liverpool trounced Barcelona, yes... the actual Barcelona, by four goals to nil at Wembley on Saturday evening, and it puzzles me as to why we're not all feeling giddy. Yes, it's just pre-season, but come on? Four goals against Barcelona. Four goals past a defence protected by the best defensive midfielder in the world. No goals conceded to Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi. So, why the doom and gloom? Simply, because it wasn't a competitive game. This pre-season malarkey means …
Observations from Liverpool's draw with Chelsea

Observations from Liverpool's draw with Chelsea

Liverpool ended their Anfield season with a well-deserved point against Chelsea. It had an end of season "nobody can be arsed but we have to play it" feel mixed in with a "we've a Cup final in a week's time and there's no chance I'm risking an injury" mentality. It wasn't one for the neutrals. Chelsea didn't help proceedings by rocking up with a game plan that Jose Mourinho would have thought up during his naked alone time. Stifle the …
Observations from Liverpool's loss to Villarreal

Observations from Liverpool's loss to Villarreal

It was almost the perfect European away leg. Jurgen Klopp sent his Reds out with a game plan and they were so close to executing it to full effect. It was a disciplined Liverpool side. It wasn't a boxing match like the Dortmund tie were both teams went at it blow for blow. This was more of a chess match. Each move carefully thought out. Whoever blinked first would lose. Unfortunately for Liverpool about half of their team blinked simultaneously …
Observations from Liverpool's Destruction of Everton

Observations from Liverpool's Destruction of Everton

Ridiculous, isn't it? This feel-good factor that Jurgen Klopp has managed to drum up around Liverpool seemed a million miles away at the beginning of the season. Another win. Another four goals. Another feather in the managers cap as he watched over his Reds side beat Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, Borussia Dortmund and now Everton in his debut season here.  In those ten games, Liverpool have scored an emphatic twenty-three goals and conceded only nine. Klopp is bringing the fear …
The Day that Klopp built

The Day that Klopp built

What the F*ck was that?! Not the most eloquent of headings, I know, but it's how I feel.  I doubt I’m alone. What happened at Anfield last night?  It was fairytale stuff, with the Hollywood finish.  It was the kind of scenario I would have joked about with friends before the game.  Needing to win 4-3, being two down at half-time, and bagging the winner in injury time. Fantastically, ridiculously, brilliantly, amazing. A Night to Remember Yesterday (Thursday) - the …
Observations from the bottle job against Southampton

Observations from the bottle job against Southampton

Liverpool's first loss inside of 90 minutes since the start of February was hard to swallow. It's hard to really put into words how disappointing that second half performance was after such an impressive first half. The second half was shit. A big pile of steaming shit with a Martin Skrtel on top. For Liverpool fans it must've felt like déjà vu when Philippe Coutinho curled the ball home from 20 plus yards for the second consecutive season at St …
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