Jan Molby - Liverpool’s Amazing Dane

Jan Molby - Liverpool’s Amazing Dane

The older you get, the more and more you appreciate fantastic memories from your past. As children we would sometimes be baffled by our parents' preference for ‘ancient’ music, movies or celebrities from their own youth. As I close in my 40th birthday, I acknowledge that I have become that very person, and fully appreciate the comfort and warmth my memories bring. I’m happy to relive the 1980’s through both music and film, and within the Liverpool FC universe, this …
Liverpool Academy Efficiency Highlighted in Ajax Win

Liverpool Academy Efficiency Highlighted in Ajax Win

With justification, Ajax are considered one of the best talent producing clubs in world football. Footballing luminaries such as Johan Cruijff, Marco van Basten, Dennis Bergkamp and Wesley Sneijder, among many others, have cut their footballing teeth in the Amsterdam club's academy system. But in Liverpool's 1-0 Champions League victory over Ajax last Tuesday, it was the Merseyside club's homegrown players who stood up and tilted the game in the favour of the Anfield team. Caoimhin Kelleher, Curtis Jones and …
Tactical Breakdown: Liverpool 1-0 Ajax

Tactical Breakdown: Liverpool 1-0 Ajax

After last week's home defeat to Atalanta - Liverpool's twelfth loss at Anfield in the European Cup/Champions League - Group D was suddenly fraught with unexpected possibilities. Jürgen Klopp's men, amidst a biblical injury crisis, needed to settle their European affairs as soon as possible, but given the nature of recent performances and the strength of Ajax, victory was by no means a foregone conclusion. The Reds set up in a 4-3-3, with Salah and Mané flanking Jota, in place …
Why Klopp opted for Kelleher over Adrian

Why Klopp opted for Kelleher over Adrian

A few weeks back now, Jamie Carragher analysed what has happened to Liverpool’s defensive line since Virgil van Dijk’s injury on Monday Night Football. There was a belief that without the Dutchman, the Reds would retreat a little. There have been subtle tweaks but these haven’t been anywhere near as drastic as many had expected.  In his feature, Carragher talked about the backline’s preemptive positioning. Without the recovery pace of Van Dijk and Joe Gomez, Liverpool have stopped trying to …
Henderson sings praises of team's young stars after impressive performances against Ajax

Henderson sings praises of team's young stars after impressive performances against Ajax

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson was full of praise for the team's young stars after Tuesday night's Champions League win over Ajax at Anfield. With Alisson Becker sustaining an injury, Jürgen Klopp made the brave decision to go with 22-year-old Caoimhin Kelleher in goals for The Reds instead of the more experienced Adrián. In defence, Neco Williams, 19, started at right-back despite having a tough time in his previous few games. Curtis Jones, also just 19, played in midfield alongside Henderson …
Kelleher delights in Champions League debut success

Kelleher delights in Champions League debut success

Liverpool's Caoimhin Kelleher impressed on his Champions League debut, helping The Reds to a 1-0 win over Dutch giants Ajax. Curtis Jones' second-half goal was all that separated the sides at the final whistle and there was no bigger smile in Anfield than that on goalkeeper Kelleher's face. The young Irishman played a huge part, making saves in the first and second half for The Reds. His reaction save from Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's header late in the game was a particular …
Will this be Liverpool's starting eleven to face Ajax tonight at Anfield?

Will this be Liverpool's starting eleven to face Ajax tonight at Anfield?

Liverpool meet Dutch giants Ajax tonight at Anfield in the Champions League. Jürgen Klopp has more difficult decisions to make regarding his starting eleven. James Milner was the latest Liverpool player to be added to The Reds' ever-growing injury list after picking up an injury against Brighton in Saturday's 1-1 draw. Milner will therefore miss tonight's game as will Naby Keïta, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Thiago Alcântara, Xherdan Shaqiri, Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk. The only good news this …
Liverpool vs Ajax Preview - Reds look to secure progression with a win

Liverpool vs Ajax Preview - Reds look to secure progression with a win

THE DETAILS   Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Tobias Stieler (GER) Date & Time - Tuesday, December 1st 2020 @ 20:00 Current Odds - Liverpool 4/6, Draw 16/5, Ajax 15/4 _____________________________________________________________________ Watching football is becoming more of a chore, isn't it? The joy is slowly being sucked out of it by VAR and the endless stoppages inflicted on games now with a huge lack of any kind of consistency relating to in-game situations. I say this as someone who was all …
Ajax defender emerges as possible Liverpool transfer target for this January

Ajax defender emerges as possible Liverpool transfer target for this January

Liverpool have apparently taken an interest in Ajax defender Perr Schuurs after the young centre-back's recent performance against The Reds. Schuurs impressed Jurgen Klopp and the club's scouting department in Ajax's recent 1-0 defeat to Liverpool at the Johan Cruijff ArenA. As reported in the Mirror, the 20-year-old centre-back actually already spent time at Liverpool, on a trial when he was just 17.
Schuurs has already been on trial at Anfield as a 17-year-old and although he impressed it was …
Tactical Breakdown: Liverpool 2-1 Sheffield United

Tactical Breakdown: Liverpool 2-1 Sheffield United

With Manchester City dropping points in the early kick-off, and Liverpool denied a late winner in last week's Merseyside Derby at the behest of David Coote, the pressure was on for the champions to regain some momentum after the hammer blows of injuries and disappointing results. Jürgen Klopp made a surprising tactical change, playing four forwards in a 4-2-3-1, as he looked to take advantage of the 30 minutes he saved in the legs of Salah, Mané and Firmino, after …
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