Tactical Breakdown: Liverpool 0-0 Manchester United

Tactical Breakdown: Liverpool 0-0 Manchester United

When Manchester United travel to Anfield, it's usually a big affair. It was even bigger an occasion than usual because on Sunday they travelled not just to Anfield, but to Anfield, the home of the Premier League Champions, for the first time in thirty years. Their players were spared the taunts that would likely have filled their eardrums from the first minute to the very last. In both that regard and the scoreline, they can consider themselves fortunate. Jürgen Klopp …
Colossal Fabinho standing tall while other Liverpool stars fade

Colossal Fabinho standing tall while other Liverpool stars fade

When Marcus Rashford burst clear in Sunday's 0-0 draw with Man United, every Liverpool supporter on the planet must have feared the worst. The England striker is renowned for his blistering pace, and as he sprinted through on goal, the Reds' long unbeaten home run felt like it could go up in smoke, against the worst possible opponents. From nowhere, though, the marauding Fabinho appeared to save the day, racing back to thwart Rashford, muscling him off the ball and …
Big Man Centre Forward: The Next Step In Liverpool's Evolution

Big Man Centre Forward: The Next Step In Liverpool's Evolution

The attacking trident of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, and Sadio Mane has served Liverpool extremely well over the course of the last four years. But now, after umpteen defences burned and English and Champions League medals in their back pockets, the time feels right to break up the forward threesome. The Reds have now drawn a blank in three consecutive Premier League games and their attack has been culpable for this toothlessness. In times gone by, any responsibility for the …
Why Liverpool Shouldn't Sign Ben White

Why Liverpool Shouldn't Sign Ben White

After the injuries to Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, it was inevitable that the names of several centre-halves would be bandied about and linked to Liverpool. Sven Botman, David Carmo, Dayot Upamecano and Ibrahim Konate have all been suggested as antidote's to the Reds' personnel shortage in the heart of their defence. Perhaps the name most regularly circulated in the media, though, is that of Brighton and Hove Albion's Ben White. According to reports in the Liverpool Echo, the …
Liverpool 0-0 Manchester United: Player ratings as Reds draw blank against arch-rivals

Liverpool 0-0 Manchester United: Player ratings as Reds draw blank against arch-rivals

This was an occasion for Liverpool to banish their rut. Instead, they've sunk further into it. The draw with arch-rivals United keeps the Reds three points off the pace, but above all it cements Manchester City's newly-established status as title favourites. Belief among supporters and among the players is clearly low. Liverpool aren't functioning as a unit given their makeshift defence and with every match the task of retaining their title is growing more difficult. Joel Matip's imminent return will …
Why David Alaba Would Be The Ideal Georginio Wijnaldum Replacement For Liverpool

Why David Alaba Would Be The Ideal Georginio Wijnaldum Replacement For Liverpool

With money tight in the footballing world because of the impacts of the global pandemic, free agents have become a far more valued commodity than ever before. Georginio Wijnaldum, Lionel Messi, Memphis Depay and David Alaba all have six months remaining on their contracts at their respective clubs and they have all been heavily linked with upping sticks and joining new teams. Although they invariably target younger players, Liverpool showed with their signing of Thiago that they are willing to …
Can Erling Haaland help Liverpool evolve?

Can Erling Haaland help Liverpool evolve?

What is the next evolution for this Liverpool side? After a series of disappointing results, that seems to be a common question, at least on social media anyway. The Reds huffed and puffed in games against West Brom, Newcastle United and Southampton, but eventually grew frustrated and turned to just aimlessly putting the ball into the penalty area.  The feeling is that Thiago adds a bit of creativity from the middle third. I’m in the minority now but I still …
Why Liverpool Shouldn't Sign David Alaba As A Centre Half

Why Liverpool Shouldn't Sign David Alaba As A Centre Half

David Alaba has been linked to, among other clubs, Liverpool regularly recently. The Austrian defender is in the final six months of his contract with FC Bayern and can now negotiate with foreign clubs ahead of a possible free transfer in the summer. It was expected that Alaba, 28, would join Real Madrid but the Spanish giants -- who are also in negotiations to renew the contract of Sergio Ramos -- reputedly cannot pay the versatile defenders' €12M per annum …
Xherdan Shaqiri: What Role Will The Swiss Maestro Play Against Manchester United?

Xherdan Shaqiri: What Role Will The Swiss Maestro Play Against Manchester United?

Xherdan Shaqiri fell out of favour last season. However, Liverpool have lacked a creative spark over their last three games and, with a crunch clash coming up against Manchester United, it is integral they find it again. Shaqiri looked sharp in the FA Cup last Friday, and may be the man to reignite The Reds. But will he feature from the start, as a substitute, or will Klopp opt for another player in his place? Shaqiri's finest moment in a …
An Ode To Andy Robertson: Liverpool's Consistent Scot

An Ode To Andy Robertson: Liverpool's Consistent Scot

For all the talk of the need for Liverpool to reinforce their defence with new signings, their most consistent players ply their trade in the area. Andy Robertson and Fabinho -- previously a defensive midfielder who is learning to play in the heart of defence on the fly -- have been the Reds standout performers so far in an attritional, compressed season. With the long term injuries to both Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk, the Champions' preferred centre-half pairing, …
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