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Tactical Breakdown: Liverpool 2-1 Aston Villa

Tactical Breakdown: Liverpool 2-1 Aston Villa

Premier League champions Liverpool won their first home game since Christmas, as they beat Aston Villa 2-1, courtesy of a late strike by Alexander-Arnold. Systems Liverpool played in a 4-3-3, with Roberto Firmino returning to the forward line in place of Sadio Mané. Fabinho and Gini Wijnaldum retained their starting places and were partnered with James Milner. Otherwise, the team remained unchanged. Dean Smith's Villa side also used a 4-3-3 structure, with Ollie Watkins leading the line, but in midfield …
Klopp says Liverpool must continue to

Klopp says Liverpool must continue to "strike back" for remainder of this "bumpy season"

Jürgen Klopp insists that Liverpool must continue to "strike back" if they are to salvage something from this "bumpy season". The Reds had to fight for a come-from-behind victory against Aston Villa at Anfield on Saturday in the Premier League. The win brought an end to a six-game losing streak for Klopp's side at their home ground. Ollie Watkins put Aston Villa ahead, making it four goals in two games against Liverpool for the young striker. Liverpool thought they had …
Liverpool Keep Top Four Hopes Alive With Win Over Villa

Liverpool Keep Top Four Hopes Alive With Win Over Villa

Liverpool's Champions League qualification hopes received a huge boost after a late 2-1 victory over Aston Villa at Anfield. The Reds trailed 1-0 to an Ollie Watkins goal at halftime, but rallied through a Mohamed Salah goal, and then, with time running out, Alexander Arnold sealed the three points with time running out with a beautiful strike. More VAR controversy ensued when Roberto Firmino's perfectly legitimate goal was chalked off when Diogo Jota was adjudged as offside in the buildup. …
Liverpool Miss Henderson Influence In Maximising Alexander Arnold Ability

Liverpool Miss Henderson Influence In Maximising Alexander Arnold Ability

After Liverpool's 3-1 Champions League quarter-final first-leg defeat away to Real Madrid last week, many fans bemoaned Jordan Henderson's absence. The club captain will be out for an unspecified amount of time after undergoing surgery on an abductor injury he suffered in the Merseyside derby in February. In the Madrid loss, the Reds -- rather uncharacteristically -- lacked intensity in their press, which has been the tactical foundation stone that Jurgen Klopp built his Premier League and Champions League victories …
Tactical Breakdown: Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool

Tactical Breakdown: Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool

Will this be Liverpool's starting lineup to play Aston Villa on Saturday?

Will this be Liverpool's starting lineup to play Aston Villa on Saturday?

Liverpool are at home to Aston Villa in the Premier League this weekend. What starting lineup will Jürgen Klopp go with for this game? The Reds have lost their last six league fixtures at Anfield and they were beaten 7-2 by Aston Villa the last time the sides met back in October. Confidence had been returning among the squad after a recent upturn in form but then Real Madrid knocked the wind out of their sails on Tuesday night in …
Much Maligned Firmino Missed In UnIntense Liverpool Loss

Much Maligned Firmino Missed In UnIntense Liverpool Loss

Let's face it, Roberto Firmino -- at least in front of goal -- has regressed as a player over the course of the last two seasons. From a record high 0f 15 Premier League goals in the 2017/2018 season, the Brazilian's numbers have steadily dropped and he finds himself on eight league goals this season, the same figure he registered last term. Of course, anyone familiar with the Brazilian internationals game knows that his on-field role is about much more …
Liverpool vs Aston Villa Preview - Reds face Villa in first of two consecutive season-defining games

Liverpool vs Aston Villa Preview - Reds face Villa in first of two consecutive season-defining games

THE DETAILS Venue – Anfield, Liverpool Referee – Paul Tierney Date & Time – Saturday, April 10th @ 15:00 Current Odds – Liverpool 11/20, Draw 16/5, Aston Villa 5/1 ________________________________________________________ Liverpool are battling to keep their season alive these days. A slight upturn in form has seen hopes of a top-four finish rekindled at Anfield. On Tuesday night, The Reds' Champions League dreams took a blow to the throat in Madrid, however. Now, Jürgen Klopp and his men must put …
The Trent Alexander-Arnold Myth

The Trent Alexander-Arnold Myth

It’s 2021 and people are still claiming that Trent Alexander-Arnold can’t defend. It is beyond boring now and is arguably one of the laziest narratives in world football.  It all stems from that match against Manchester United when Marcus Rashford scored twice.  People always overlook the fact that Dejan Lovren allowed Romelu Lukaku a free header after initially tracking him into the midfield area. They tend to ignore that Alexander-Arnold was left one-on-one with Rashford with a lot of space …
Liverpool midfielder agrees Reds lost Champions League tie in

Liverpool midfielder agrees Reds lost Champions League tie in "really intense" first half

Gini Wijnaldum knows that Liverpool's defeat in Madrid on Tuesday was down mainly to a below-par first-half performance from The Reds. A dire showing from Jürgen Klopp's men in the opening half of Tuesday night's game against Real Madrid saw Liverpool go in 2-0 down at the break. Mohamed Salah pulled one back in the second half but Klopp's side ended up losing 3-1 on the night. Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com after the match, Wijnaldum was asked if the damage had …
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