The truth behind Liverpool’s drought

The truth behind Liverpool’s drought

Liverpool’s goal drought never really bothered me. Some went to the extreme, claiming the system had been found out and Jurgen Klopp needed to make wholesale changes to get them firing again. In truth, it was a mixture of bad luck and bad finishing. I wrote about it in detail for work.  The Reds had the chances, but they kept falling to the wrong players. Liverpool’s system and success is built on ensuring certain players get the volume required to …
Stop Playing Thiago As The 6, Liverpool

Stop Playing Thiago As The 6, Liverpool

The medium to long term losses of Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk and the continued inconsistencies in Joel Matip's fitness record doesn't only impact Liverpool in defence. Of course, regularly not having three defenders of that calibre is harmful to a team's prospects of keeping clean sheets. But it's the Reds' midfield that has borne the brunt of the defences injuries. Fabinho, who has excelled in the new role that he's learned on the hoof, has had to moonlight …
Liverpool vs Burnley Preview - Reds looking to play their way back into form

Liverpool vs Burnley Preview - Reds looking to play their way back into form

THE DETAILS Venue – Anfield, Liverpool Referee – Mike Dean Date & Time – Thursday, January 21st @ 20:00 Current Odds – Liverpool 2/11, Draw 13/2, Burnley 14/1 ________________________________________________________ All Liverpool games are important to us fans, yet, this Thursday night's fixture with Burnley has become more relevant in light of The Reds' recent dip in form and failure to find the net. Liverpool were certainly much-improved last Sunday against Manchester United but still couldn't make all their possession count. …
Liverpool vs Manchester United Preview - Premier League giants clash at Anfield

Liverpool vs Manchester United Preview - Premier League giants clash at Anfield

THE DETAILS Venue – Anfield, Liverpool Referee – Paul Tierney Date & Time – Sunday, January 17th @ 16:30 Current Odds – Liverpool 19/20, Draw 14/5, Manchester United 13/5 ________________________________________________________ The biggest game in English football, one of the biggest fixtures in the world. It's at Anfield and it's this Sunday. Sadly, there won't be any fans in the ground for the most-important Liverpool vs United game in years. Let's hope we have something to sing about from the comfort …
Xherdan Shaqiri: What Role Will The Swiss Maestro Play Against Manchester United?

Xherdan Shaqiri: What Role Will The Swiss Maestro Play Against Manchester United?

Xherdan Shaqiri fell out of favour last season. However, Liverpool have lacked a creative spark over their last three games and, with a crunch clash coming up against Manchester United, it is integral they find it again. Shaqiri looked sharp in the FA Cup last Friday, and may be the man to reignite The Reds. But will he feature from the start, as a substitute, or will Klopp opt for another player in his place? Shaqiri's finest moment in a …
Trent continues to emulate Gerrard after slump in form at 22

Trent continues to emulate Gerrard after slump in form at 22

The date was November 12th, 2002, and Liverpool needed to win away to FC Basel to get through their Champions League group. Gerard Houllier's men found themselves 3-0 down before the half-hour mark had even arrived, with one player worse than anyone else on the pitch. That man's name? Steven Gerrard. He was wretched in Switzerland, spraying passes out of play and generally performing like someone devoid of all confidence and focus. A dreadful 45 minutes from Gerrard saw him …
Liverpool vs West Brom Preview - Reds welcome Big Sam and The Baggies for Anfield showdown

Liverpool vs West Brom Preview - Reds welcome Big Sam and The Baggies for Anfield showdown

THE DETAILS Venue – Anfield, Liverpool Referee – Kevin Friend Date & Time – Sunday, December 27th @ 16:30 Current Odds – Liverpool 1/9, Draw 9/1, West Brom 18/1 ________________________________________________________ It's the third year in a row where, as Liverpool fans, we get to enjoy the fact that our team is top of the Premier League at Christmas. With everything Jürgen Klopp and his squad has been through this season, the fact The Reds are anywhere near first place - …
Liverpool vs Spurs Preview - Reds welcome Mourinho's men for top-of-the-table clash at Anfield

Liverpool vs Spurs Preview - Reds welcome Mourinho's men for top-of-the-table clash at Anfield

THE DETAILS Venue – Anfield, Liverpool Referee – Anthony Taylor Date & Time – Wednesday, December 16th @ 20:00 Current Odds – Liverpool 3/4, Draw 14/5, Spurs 7/2 ________________________________________________________ There will be 2,000 lucky Liverpool fans present this Wednesday night as the reigning Premier League champions welcome the current league leaders to Anfield. Jürgen Klopp holds the upper hand in head-to-head meetings with Mourinho, having won five of their eleven matches. Mourinho's teams have beaten Klopp's twice. FORM Liverpool Form …
Liverpool vs Wolves Preview - Reds stumble on in season of unprecedented injury losses

Liverpool vs Wolves Preview - Reds stumble on in season of unprecedented injury losses

THE DETAILS Venue – Anfield, Liverpool Referee – Craig Pawson Date & Time – Sunday, December 6th @ 19:15 Current Odds – Liverpool 1/2, Draw 10/3, Wolves 11/2 ________________________________________________________ Sunday night, Liverpool embark on a 13-day stretch where they will play five competitive fixtures. So, how many injuries do we expect to have by Christmas? All we can do is hope The Reds get through this hectic period without taking too much damage, either in terms of results or by …
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 …
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