Klopp's retirement: Is it to be believed?

Klopp's retirement: Is it to be believed?

Despite riding the crest of a wave at present as reigning Champions League and Super Cup champions, there's a degree of uncertainty and trepidation in the air among Liverpool fans this week. It comes after widespread reports on social media this week that manager Jürgen Klopp dropped a huge hint that he'll retire when his current deal at Anfield expires in 2022. The German mastermind has always remained coy over his long-term future and has gone on record many times …
Pep Guardiola and his Liverpool Inferiority Complex

Pep Guardiola and his Liverpool Inferiority Complex

Liverpool are in Pep Guardiola's head more than ever before. It's quite something. No sooner had Man City been denied by VAR against Tottenham than their manager was banging on about the Reds again, referencing Adrian's foot not being on his line in the UEFA Super Cup penalty shootout win over Chelsea. He can't help himself and it reeks of a man who can't get Liverpool out of his mind, being kept awake at night by images of Andy Robertson …
Oxlade-Chamberlain adds another dimension to Liverpool midfield

Oxlade-Chamberlain adds another dimension to Liverpool midfield

The 4-1 dismantling of Norwich City or the Super Cup triumph over Chelsea should be the highlight of the two weeks old 2019/20 campaign but the biggest positive so far arrived in the 2-1 victory against Southampton.  No, it wasn’t Sadio Mane continuing his destructive 2019 with a goal and an assist. It wasn’t Roberto Firmino opening his account for the campaign just days after coming off the bench to change the game against Frank Lampard’s side in Istanbul.  It …
Sancho and Liverpool would be a match made in heaven

Sancho and Liverpool would be a match made in heaven

Borussia Dortmund have positioned themselves well to recoup an eye-watering fee when they part ways with Jadon Sancho next summer. The Bundesliga runners-up have rewarded the England international with a new, improved deal as recognition for his fine performances over the past 12 months.  The 19-year-old is now believed to be on £190,000-per-week, an absurd amount for a player plying their trade at the Westfalenstadion. It is believed the former Manchester City youngster turned down the advances of Manchester United …
Ox Recovery Takes Another Positive Step

Ox Recovery Takes Another Positive Step

Alex Oxlade Chamberlain's recovery from the major knee ligaments injury he suffered last season took another positive turn last Saturday. The midfielder, making his second start of the season, produced a thoroughly efficient off the ball display. Ox achieved a match-high 14 possession wins via pressing against the club whose academy system he cut his footballing teeth in. That is according to stats collected on Anfield Index Pro's Under Pressure Podcast. The ex-Arsenal star's 14 possession wins is the joint …
Southampton 1-2 Liverpool: A Tactical Breakdown

Southampton 1-2 Liverpool: A Tactical Breakdown

Liverpool's start to the season always appeared challenging. But how Liverpool would respond to this challenge would likely be the best indicator of how well the team will perform in the coming months. Playing Southampton away from home was the first potential banana skin of the season, even more so due to the 120 minutes, Liverpool had to play against Chelsea in midweek. Nonetheless, Liverpool was expected to win, perhaps not comfortably, but win as the better side. Whilst Liverpool …
Klopp's Liverpool Evolution

Klopp's Liverpool Evolution

Last season, Liverpool was arguably the best team in Europe. An incredible Champions League victory and a stupendous 97 point league haul; allied with 30 league wins, which was always a mark of special Premier League Champions (at least in the past!). Four games into the new season, and, so far so good. Liverpool have continued where they left off last campaign. Maximum league points and the European Super Cup a welcome addition to the trophy cabinet. While Klopp is …
Roberto Firmino could be even better this season

Roberto Firmino could be even better this season

Roberto Firmino has started the season like he means business. It isn’t something Liverpool fans are used to with the Brazilian usually looking off the pace when he returns to pre-season after a summer break.  It’s by no means comparable to a Sunday League player trotting round the pitch after a heavy Saturday night but it’s safe to say Firmino tends to enjoy his summer breaks. He picks up the pace after a few weeks but fans have got used …
Klopp Creating Liverpool Siege Mentality

Klopp Creating Liverpool Siege Mentality

Jurgen Klopp reneged on entering into the transfer market this summer to reinforce his first team. Despite links to several players, including Nicolas Pepe and Bruno Fernandes, the German elected to keep his powder dry and not add ready-made first-team options to his squad. Legitimate arguments were made that the European Champions needed to add depth to their squad in the left-back and forward line positions, in particular. But the Anfield club -- doubtlessly under instructions from their hug wielding …
Observations as the Liverpool Escape From St. Mary’s with a Win

Observations as the Liverpool Escape From St. Mary’s with a Win

Liverpool stayed perfect on the young season with a wild and topsy-turvy 2-1 win over the Saints. Liverpool were equal parts dominant and diabolical as they were lucky to go into the break ahead and then managed to make things difficult at the end despite completely controlling most of the 2nd half. After some brief positive moments early, Liverpool fell under siege to a dogged Southampton side, especially after Milner went off for several minutes with an open cut above …
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