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Liverpool FC Tactical Analysis: Time to Test Out the Diamond?

Liverpool FC Tactical Analysis: Time to Test Out the Diamond?

On Saturday, Arsenal became only the 2nd team next to Southampton to beat Liverpool in the league since February 11th this year. There will be varying opinions on the biggest attribute to these improvements, especially concerning which system of play will provide the most success. Many Liverpool FC associated writers and fans have spoken in recent months about the potential gains to be had by Brendan Rodgers through the utilisation of the 4-4-2 diamond formation. Rodgers has even mentioned it …
Does the 3-5-2 allow the Midfield more freedom?

Does the 3-5-2 allow the Midfield more freedom?

The 3 5-2 formation has been Liverpool's preferred formation in the absence of Philippe Coutinho. Although Coutinho’s return to the starting 11 is imminent that does not rule out the 3-5-2 being used in future games this season. In this article I will be discussing whether playing 3 centre backs allows the midfield to play with more creative freedom, which without star play-maker Coutinho is vital to the success of the football club. Liverpool lost their first game whilst using …
When does 9 1/2 and 9 1/2 make 50? | Suarez and Sturridge

When does 9 1/2 and 9 1/2 make 50? | Suarez and Sturridge

Right now Liverpool are in a very strong position both in the league and in the striking and goal scoring departments. Not since the days of Fowler and Owen or Fowler and Collymore have we had two goalscoring threats up top. Two players who, on current form could get into any other Premier League sides and in Suarez’s case into any team in the world period. But how do you categorise them? Neither one is a “fox in the box” …
Central Midfield Recommendations for Liverpool FC

Central Midfield Recommendations for Liverpool FC

The talking point of the season so far, perhaps bar the sparkling performances of our striking duo, is Liverpool FC's midfield. Many fans have pointed towards our lack of creativity and control in midfield as the key weakness to our top four aspirations, with Lucas' lacking positional discipline (being dribbled past 1.6 times per game this season and committing a whopping 2.3 fouls per game) and the ageing captain not being able to keep at a top level performance for …
Arsenal 2 Liverpool 0: Outperformed rather than Outplayed | Tactical Analysis

Arsenal 2 Liverpool 0: Outperformed rather than Outplayed | Tactical Analysis

Arsenal for their part started in their usual 4-2-3-1 shape. Arteta and Ramsey started as the holding midfielders, although Ramsey didn't particularly play as a holding player, preferring to get forward and combine with Cazorla, Ozil, Rosicky and the lone striker Giroud. This was at risk of leaving Arteta isolated on transition defence. Liverpool continued with their 3-5-2, keeping the same midfield shape as they did last week against West Brom with Lucas as the pivot just in front of …
Tiago Ilori: One for the future | Player Profile

Tiago Ilori: One for the future | Player Profile

Tiago Abiola Delfim Almeida Ilori, a 20 year old defender who is one of Brendan Rodgers' summer signings. He signed from Sporting Lisbon for a reported fee of 7 million pounds. Most of the fans had never heard about him until we signed him. Here is what you need to know about our new youngster! The beginning Tiago Ilori, a London-born player who is half-English and half-Portuguese. This makes him eligible to play for the English national team, and the …
Arsenal 2 Liverpool 0 | Match Report

Arsenal 2 Liverpool 0 | Match Report

Arsenal vs Liverpool: Preview, News and Likely Line-Ups

Arsenal vs Liverpool: Preview, News and Likely Line-Ups

Venue: Emirates Stadium, 17:30 Referee: Martin Atkinson Positions: Arsenal - 1st, Liverpool - 3rd Current Form (all comps): Arsenal - DWLWL, Liverpool - LWWDW Managers: Arsenal - Arsène Wenger, Liverpool - Brendan Rodgers Preview: Liverpool and Arsenal lock horns this Saturday with both teams looking to consolidate their positions as current league leaders. If the two clubs have had a fairly kind fixture list so far then this game provides the acid test for two of the league’s most exciting …
The New Anfield Index - with its own Tactics Board!

The New Anfield Index - with its own Tactics Board!

At long last AnfieldIndex.com is back - this time we'll be bringing you a little bit of everything so anything goes! News, Opinion, Tactics and my beloved stats! We've also got our own version of the Tactics Board! You can visit that here: http://anfieldindex.wpengine.com/tactics-board One thing to note with the tactics board is that we haven't had a chance to load all of the previous teams from the 1960's onwards. We will be adding these soon so that you can …
Arsenal Vs Liverpool Betting Preview | Best of the rest tips too

Arsenal Vs Liverpool Betting Preview | Best of the rest tips too

The Premier League is back this weekend following the midweek Carling Cup games, and the pick of the games undoubtedly comes from the Emirates. Whoever wins between Arsenal and Liverpool will be top of the league at the hallowed ‘’10 game’’ stage. In 3 of the last 4 seasons, the side top of the league at this stage went on to be Champions. (the exception being Chelsea, topped the table in November 2010 but went on to finish 2nd). Liverpool …
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