Tactical Breakdown: Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool

Tactical Breakdown: Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool

As I have grown up, I have witnessed titanic clashes between footballing behemoths. Games for which the world would stand still for 90 minutes in order to witness the spectacle. In the early noughties, it was Arsenal and Manchester United; then Chelsea and United; Liverpool and Ferguson's side followed briefly, before the rise of Pep Guardiola's Barcelona precipitated a new dimension to El Clasico, now a monumental clash between the world's two finest teams. Matches between Klopp's Borussia Dortmund and …
Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool: Who Was Man of the Match?

Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool: Who Was Man of the Match?

The points were shared at the Etihad Stadium as Liverpool and Manchester City played out a 1-1 draw in the final match before we head into another international break. It was probably a fair result with both teams failing to create too many clear-cut chances. City will feel the more disappointed of the two sides, though, having missed a penalty late in the first half. In goal, Alisson was very impressive. He was so quick off his line on a …
Alisson delighted that Reds achieved their

Alisson delighted that Reds achieved their "goal" in Atalanta victory

Liverpool won 5-0 in Italy on Tuesday night against Atalanta, giving Jürgen Klopp's side maximum points after three games in the group stages. A hat-trick from the brilliant Diogo Jota as well as fantastic finishes from both Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané gave The Reds a comfortable win in Bergamo. Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com after the game, Brazil international goalkeeper Alisson was very happy with the win and the clean sheet.
“I think it was the right time for the team …
Liverpool 2-1 West Ham: Who Was Man of the Match?

Liverpool 2-1 West Ham: Who Was Man of the Match?

Liverpool moved to the top of the Premier with a hard-fought 2-1 win over West Ham United at Anfield. The Reds went a goal down early on but once again showed an incredible mentality to battle on and steal all three points. We weren’t at our best but the result is the most important thing, especially in this horrifically congested, soulless season. In goal, Alisson had very little to do and didn’t have much of a chance for the West …
Liverpool Blunt Blades in Comeback Win

Liverpool Blunt Blades in Comeback Win

Goals from Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota saw Liverpool fight back from 1-0 down to beat Sheffield United 2-1 at Anfield. Far from their best, the Reds -- who were on the receiving end of more farcical VAR decisions -- eked out a win and moved level with Everton at the top of the table. With Alisson returning from injury, the Champions lined up in a 4231 shape with the regular front three plus Jota. The Reds showed their intent …
Virgil Loss Will Be a Huge Blow But Liverpool Are Still Brilliant

Virgil Loss Will Be a Huge Blow But Liverpool Are Still Brilliant

Let's get the captain obvious statement out of the way at the beginning, shall we? Liverpool will miss Virgil van Dijk during his injury lay off, which, per reports, could last anything from six to nine months. If you could manufacture the perfect centre half in a lab, equipped with elite physical, mental, technical and leadership attributes, then the Reds' towering Dutchman would be the ideal prototype. Any team -- Barcelona with Lionel Messi, FC Bayern with Robert Lewandowski, to …
Klopp gives injury update ahead of Ajax clash

Klopp gives injury update ahead of Ajax clash

Jürgen Klopp gave Liverpool fans an update on the squad's injury-list this week as The Reds prepare to start their Champions League campaign away to Dutch giants Ajax. Virgil van Dijk will most likely miss the rest of the season after Jordan Pickford's horror challenge on Saturday. Thiago Alcântara was also injured in the Everton game. Richarlison earned himself a straight red card for his late tackle on the Spain international midfielder late in the game. Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com this …
Analysis: Adrian, Alisson and Liverpool goalkeepers

Analysis: Adrian, Alisson and Liverpool goalkeepers

It’s pointless to turn one player into the scapegoat for the 7-2 loss to Aston Villa. The majority of the team had arguably their worst game in a red shirt and it’s a game you just have to take on the chin, safe in the knowledge Jurgen Klopp’s teams always react.  The compilation videos serve no purpose other than to antagonise. They don’t explain or theorise why something might’ve happened and instead just show mistakes and errors.  Adrian has been …
Liverpool FC News - Roundup

Liverpool FC News - Roundup

Liverpool did not spring any transfer surprises as the deadline passed plus there was an injury update on Alisson Becker's situation. Alisson Becker injury update Liverpool were without Alisson for the 7-2 drubbing at Villa Park on Sunday night. The Brazil international has been the number one goalkeeper in the world for the last two years or more and was badly missed as The Reds fell to a heavy and embarrassing defeat. Alisson was injured in a clash in training …
Liverpool, the High Line and Perception

Liverpool, the High Line and Perception

Like it or not, perception is often more important than reality, at least in the world of football. For example, scoring a goal can see a player’s match rating jump from a 6/10 to an 8/10 and a misplaced pass that results in a big chance basically undoes all the prior good work. Liverpool are currently dealing with an unfounded narrative. The champions may have a 100% record in the Premier League but there’s a feeling they’ve been fortunate in …
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