Square Pegs in Round Holes for Klopp?

Square Pegs in Round Holes for Klopp?

One of the biggest issues that Klopp faces this season is how to fit in all of his best players into the team; his philosophy requires width, pace, penetration and a strong four-man defence, he also likes to employ a 4-2-3-1 formation that allows for quick counter-attacks with width, and offers rigidity and solidity when defending. However, four of his best players - Coutinho, Firmino, Sturridge & Benteke - cannot all fit into this 4-2-3-1 system without compromising some of …
Where has Liverpool's fight gone?

Where has Liverpool's fight gone?

May, 2005, 49 minutes past 11 was the first time in my life I cried at a game of football on television. Being 7 years old, it was the first time I was of conscious mind when my beloved Liverpool got their hands on some silverware, and better yet, the 5th European Cup. Doesn’t get much better for your first time! More to my point, I also remember how cold I was in my grandmother’s sitting room, sipping on a …
Skrtel and Lovren Costing Liverpool More Than Just Goals

Skrtel and Lovren Costing Liverpool More Than Just Goals

In some clubs central defensive pairings form the basis of championship winning seasons. But the Skrtel and Lovren hardly gives a platform for even a top four challenge. The three clean sheets of the season while welcome, should not deceive anyone. They have serious defects with their individual games and their pairing. Clean sheets are not conclusive proof of solidity of a team’s defence. What is the point is racking up three clean sheets and conceding three in the next …
Rating Liverpool's Summer Signings, Halfway Through 1st Season

Rating Liverpool's Summer Signings, Halfway Through 1st Season

The 2014 summer transfer window was certainly an eventful one. If Luis Suarez was not biting an Italian in Brazil, Mario Balotelli was being welcomed into Melwood by ice buckets of all sorts. Whilst the former opted to exit the club due to aggravating back problems due to continuously carrying the club in the 2013-14 season, the latter joined the Anfield club in a 15 million pound move that shocked the footballing world. Six months on, and we find ourselves pondering the 'ifs' …
Jordan Henderson | Why He's The Correct Choice For Vice Captain

Jordan Henderson | Why He's The Correct Choice For Vice Captain

A dramatic turnaround shows the measure of a player, and none more so than Jordan Henderson, who has been named as Liverpool’s new vice-captain. When he first came to Liverpool, only 20 years old, the glimpses we saw in his first season were quite timid, and looking like this step was one too big at the time. No doubt, there was potential there, but nothing like the Jordan Henderson we know today. As a fan of Jordan as a player …
Liverpool's Vice-Captaincy Conundrum

Liverpool's Vice-Captaincy Conundrum

As gracefully as he once glided up the pitch with the ball at his feet Daniel Agger has departed Liverpool to return to the club where his career began. His heavily tattooed body has finally given in to the demands of English football, demands which have seen him plagued by injuries, stopping him reaching the heights he was supposed …
Liverpool Goals Conceded Analysis 2013/14: Video Clips and Defensive Errors Analysis

Liverpool Goals Conceded Analysis 2013/14: Video Clips and Defensive Errors Analysis

This article is supporting the Anfield Index Podcast Episode 39 titled Defensive Errors Analysis for 2013/14 season. Here you will find detailed analysis for each goal conceded. You can either read all 5,000 words or simply watch the videos or if you're brave enough - both! You can also listen here: Your browser does not support the audio element. Defensive Error Video Analysis // First Half of Season - Defensive Analysis 2013-14 from Daniel Rhodes on Vimeo. Liverpool FC - …
An In-Depth Look At The Squad | Liverpool FC

An In-Depth Look At The Squad | Liverpool FC

With the recent collapse of the Remy deal, and the subsequent signing of Dejan Lovren (Liverpool’s 7th first team centre-back), there’s hardly a greater time to look at squad depth. An analysis of any squad’s depth can be tricky. A popular rule of thumb would be two players per position, but when I think about squad depth, I have always felt this rule was slightly inadequate. How, for example, does this account for versatility among positions? With any one injury, a …
The Pros and Cons Of Keeping Daniel Agger

The Pros and Cons Of Keeping Daniel Agger

Ever since Liverpool signed Mamadou Sakho on deadline day of Summer 2013, Daniel Agger's position at the club has come into question. After all, why would the club spend over £18m on a left-sided centre back if they weren't going to use him as first choice? So if Agger will be second choice when Sakho is fit and available, should he be kept at the club? Ability I think most of us agree that Agger is a quality player. One …
Liverpool's World Cup Stars On Show

Liverpool's World Cup Stars On Show

Liverpool have a number of foreign stars heading over to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup and we've got you covered for kick-off times and background for the games that include our star men. Some favourites, like Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Agger, have sadly missed out, for various reasons, but fan favourites like Luis Suárez and Mamadou Sakho are sure to be heavily involved in this festival of football. Pepe Reina - Spain vs Netherlands, 8PM Kick-Off, June 13th Kicking …
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