Liverpool’s Magnificent Seven

Liverpool’s Magnificent Seven

I recently watched the remake of the Magnificent Seven, a modern take of the original classic. The film revolves around impossibly unrealistic scenarios, a suicide squad of unlikely heroes, with a battle to overcome the odds and succeed. The plot of the film is ridiculous, how the movie then plays out absurd, but the idea of magnificent individuals being required to overcome the greatest of obstacles, not so far fetched. Fenway Sports Group have chosen their means of running the …
Adrián - An Easy Signing

Adrián - An Easy Signing

Michael Edwards - The Regeneration

Michael Edwards - The Regeneration

For years, the director of football was a nuisance, an obstacle and a hinderance to most managers throughout the Premier League. The mere thought that any old school manager would need either help, guidance or another body to aid the club football was sneered upon, and often dismissed. FSG have had their failings, that is not in doubt , yet it is the overall process from their tenure that should be applauded. They have learned, progressed, installed a working structure …
Liverpool Move Into Top Four With Burnley Win

Liverpool Move Into Top Four With Burnley Win

Liverpool's Champions League qualification hopes were boosted after a 3-0 win away to Burnley. The Reds went into the clash at Turf Moor knowing they needed a win to keep alive their prospects of Champions League football next season and they duly obliged in a dominant performance. Goals from Roberto Firmino, Nat Phillips, and replacement Alex Oxlade Chamberlain secured the victory. Right from the offset, it was clear that the six times European champions would commit to attack and they …
Late Alisson Winner Keeps Liverpool's Champions League Hopes Alive

Late Alisson Winner Keeps Liverpool's Champions League Hopes Alive

A late Alisson Becker winner secured Liverpool a last gasp 2-1 win against West Bromwich Albion that kept their Champions League qualification hopes alive. Drawing 1-1 against a deep-sitting home team, the Reds won a corner in the fourth minute of the allotted extra time. Trent Alexander Arnold's corner was then met powerfully by the head of the Brazilian and the ball surged past Sam Johnstone for a goal that could be huge in the years to come. West Brom …
Virgil Van Dijk's impact on Liverpool

Virgil Van Dijk's impact on Liverpool

When Liverpool paid a club-record £75million to bring Virgil van Dijk to Anfield, they hadn’t conceded fewer than 40 Premier League goals in a single season since 2009/10. On a couple of occasions, they’d even conceded 50.  To challenge for a place in the top four, teams generally had to finish with a goal difference of around +30. It is obviously a bit more complex, but if you look back over the years, that, more often than not, seems to …
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. …
Laboured Liverpool Fall To Anfield Defeat To Everton

Laboured Liverpool Fall To Anfield Defeat To Everton

Liverpool fell to their first Anfield Merseyside derby league defeat to Everton since 1999 after a 2-0 reversal against their neighbours. The loss means the defending champions have now lost four home league games on the spin. Goals from Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurðsson condemned the Reds to defeat after an insipid, lifeless performance from the hosts. Injuries and VAR controversy -- the two banes of Liverpool's season -- reared their ugly heads again with Jordan Henderson being forced off with …
Liverpool's 'crisis' merits criticism but not an overreaction

Liverpool's 'crisis' merits criticism but not an overreaction

So apparently football really does determine your mood. After an awful run of results for Liverpool, they roared back on Tuesday night, making a formidable RB Leipzig side look as average as a mid-table Premier League side. That weight was instantly lifted, whether it be for Jurgen Klopp, his players or the supporters, as the Reds produced a performance that suggests they are back. Alisson responded well after a shocking couple of games; Trent Alexander-Arnold was influential; Ozan Kabak and …
Tactical Breakdown: Liverpool 1-4 Manchester City

Tactical Breakdown: Liverpool 1-4 Manchester City

Liverpool fell to a third straight league defeat as Manchester City won 4-1 at Anfield. The result all but rubberstamped Manchester City's attempts to reclaim the title, yet the scoreline flatters to deceive in a game that was closely contested but ultimately decided by a number of key individual errors from Liverpool. Systems Liverpool were set up in their usual 4-3-3. Initially, they pressed across the front, but as the game wore on their pressing waned. The midfield of Thiago, …
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