Under-appreciated Trent Becoming A Key Player For Klopp

Under-appreciated Trent Becoming A Key Player For Klopp

A lot has been made of the fact that Joe Gomez has been out injured for Liverpool this season – and the impact that that has on Liverpool’s defence. But comparatively, not as much has been made of the impact of losing Trent Alexander-Arnold for a period of time – with Trent missing six of Liverpool’s last eleven games through two injuries and making his return as a sub against Bournemouth. So how much impact does Trent have on the …
Gini Wijnaldum: Prime Example of Trusting Klopp's Transfer System

Gini Wijnaldum: Prime Example of Trusting Klopp's Transfer System

At £25 million, many Liverpool fans scoffed at the fee Jürgen Klopp forked out when signing Georginio Wijnaldum from Newcastle United back in 2016. Fast forward almost three years down the line, and the Dutchman is a Kop favourite having cemented himself as one of the club's most important players - something that many didn't ever think was going to happen. During his career at Anfield, Wijnaldum has adapted to a new, deeper role in Klopp's midfield and his recent …
Anfield, Europe, Liverpool - Here We Go Again

Anfield, Europe, Liverpool - Here We Go Again

Liverpool, Anfield, Europe. It’s a combination that has a real history of magic. How many great teams have come to Anfield, expecting to get a result, and been summarily turned over, the sheer force of the stadium, the crowd and the team pulling through. To be fair, in my lifetime, at least, that has certainly been helped by managers that have thrived in European competition. Rafa Benitez was an absolute master of the two-legged knockout, and Jurgen Klopp has a …
In the Thick of It | A Huge Couple of Weeks Ahead for Liverpool

In the Thick of It | A Huge Couple of Weeks Ahead for Liverpool

The Reds are six months into the season and are still right in the thick of a title race. These next two weeks of football will have an immense impact going into the final stretch of the season. On Tuesday, Liverpool entertain Bayern Munich at Anfield in the first leg of the Round of 16 in the European Cup. Following last year’s pursuit of glory in Europe, in which Liverpool came up short in the final, the main attention has …
Liverpool vs Bayern Munich - Potential Key Battles

Liverpool vs Bayern Munich - Potential Key Battles

Liverpool host Bundesliga Champions and formidable opponents Bayern Munich on Tuesday on what is set to be an absolutely massive Champions League night at Anfield – the kind that usually leads to a colossal tussle. But the Reds are shorn of arguably their most impressive player in Virgil Van Dijk, and there’s no telling quite how makeshift their defence will look – or the knock-on effect that this will have on the midfield. So what are the potential key battles …
Bobby Firmino: The man who defines a Liverpool performance

Bobby Firmino: The man who defines a Liverpool performance

"He was a player I thought was one of the best in the Bundesliga so, when I saw that Liverpool had signed him, I thought: 'How could Liverpool do this?" Those were the words of Jurgen Klopp back in 2016, as he gushed over the quality of Roberto Firmino. The Brazilian must have felt like a beautiful added bonus to Klopp when he had become Liverpool manager the previous year - a player tailor-made to flourish under the charismatic German. …
Bargain Basement Buys That Liverpool could go for this Summer

Bargain Basement Buys That Liverpool could go for this Summer

It's no secret that the foundation of Liverpool’s recent success has been their excellent transfer business. Prior to the capture of Virgil Van Dijk for a world record transfer fee for a defender and the following summer spending spree which saw four new faces walk through the Shankly gates, Michael Edwards and co conducted much savvier business via calculated risks including the now irreplaceable Mo Salah. The Egyptian king’s value has skyrocketed to such an extent since his arrival at …
Does Fabinho at centre back actually make sense?

Does Fabinho at centre back actually make sense?

It's starting to really get to the crunch period of the season for Liverpool. The next batch of fixtures see the Reds come up against the German powerhouse that is Bayern Munich in the Champions League before a pivotal trip to Old Trafford to face a resurgent Manchester United side in a potential title-deciding Premier League clash. Perhaps not the best time to be in the midst of an injury crisis that has taken out a number of players - …
How Andy Robertson symbolises the Klopp era

How Andy Robertson symbolises the Klopp era

If ever you wanted to sum up how impatient and overly-critical the modern football fan is, just look at the flack Andy Robertson took after two average performances against Leicester and West Ham. These weren’t remotely poor displays, just adequate showings that included giving away a sloppy free-kick in the lead-up to Harry Maguire’s equaliser for the Foxes. Robertson roared back to his best form in Saturday’s 3-0 victory over Bournemouth, however, putting in a trademark shift down the left. …
Balance the Key to Fixing Liverpool's 4-3-3

Balance the Key to Fixing Liverpool's 4-3-3

At the start of the season, before a ball had been kicked, the assumption was that Liverpool would end the season with a first choice midfield of Fabinho, Keita and one other midfielder. Liverpool’s two new, big money, acquisitions were expected to dominate the team sheet sooner or later, and the question of which of the remaining trio – Milner, Henderson or Wijnaldum – would fit the third midfield slot. Since then, that particular question has been rather emphatically answered …
Page: 1 2 3 221