Why Firmino Makes it all Work

Why Firmino Makes it all Work

As the dust settled on a convincing victory at one of Liverpool’s most precarious hunting grounds, and a spat between Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané proliferated the post-match headlines, it was one cheeky smile and movement of the eyes that set everybody at ease. Indeed, it was also the arm of Roberto Firmino around Sadio Mané, as the latter continued his remonstrations with his manager regarding his partner in crime’s noticeable hunger for a goal, that showed Liverpool fans what …
Joel Matip: The best partner for Virgil Van Dijk

Joel Matip: The best partner for Virgil Van Dijk

We're four years into Joel Matip's Liverpool career and only now are we getting to see him finally fulfil his potential. He arrived during the summer of 2016 and immediately had fans on his side purely by not being Martin Skrtel. For years prior, the Slovakian had been one of the mainstays in a leaky backline for the Reds. Matip was not just seen as an upgrade but as a better fit in general. His first thought wasn't to retreat …
Joel Matip talks about Arsenal win and looks ahead to Burnley game

Joel Matip talks about Arsenal win and looks ahead to Burnley game

Liverpool defender Joel Matip feels his team will be ready to push for the three points at Burnley after having a full week of preparation following the win over Arsenal. Matip scored a late first-half header to give Liverpool a vital lead going into the break against Arsenal. Two Mohamed Salah goals sealed the 3-1 win for The Reds in the second half. Now, Liverpool enjoys another full week's preparation ahead of Saturday evening's trip to Turf Moor where Jurgen …
Liverpool Press Makes Spanish Whine

Liverpool Press Makes Spanish Whine

Liverpool retained top spot with a dominant 3-1 victory over Arsenal at Anfield last Saturday. Goals from Joel Matip and a Mohamed Salah brace were enough to wrap up the three points for the Reds, despite Lucas Torreira pulling a goal back for the Gunners in the 83rd minute. A prominent feature of the victory was the efficient, choreographed and intense pressing of Jurgen Klopp's team. One player, in particular, who felt the full brunt of the European Champions claustrophobia-inducing …
Jurgen Klopp feels Liverpool's defence worked very well against Arsenal

Jurgen Klopp feels Liverpool's defence worked very well against Arsenal

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says that his team was well prepared to defend as a whole against Arsenal's "incredible threat" in attack. The Reds' defence managed very well against the pacy frontline of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe at Anfield on Saturday evening. Goals from Joel Matip and Mohamed Salah (2) gave Liverpool a vital 3-1 win over The Gunners with Lucas Torreira's late strike proving to be just a consolation for Unai Emery's side. Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com after the …
Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal: A Tactical Breakdown

Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal: A Tactical Breakdown

After a series of underwhelming performances, Liverpool's victory against Arsenal was a significant step in the right direction. Whereas in previous games, Liverpool had conceded a number of chances, and defended poorly, through not pressing effectively or making positional errors, the fixture on Saturday evening was far more akin to the efficient, composed and effective performances which came to define Liverpool's ruthless machine-like intensity over the course of last season. Liverpool set up in their typical 4-3-3 formation, but whereas …
Liverpool to face Arsenal This Saturday after the defeat of Southampton

Liverpool to face Arsenal This Saturday after the defeat of Southampton

The euphoria of victory against Chelsea has not yet been digested by Liverpool players and fans around the world when the Reds increased the cause for celebration by defeating Southampton 2 – 1 last Saturday 17th of August. The triumph came about following goals from Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino and so far since the league started, they have been able to win all their matches.  Adrian, who just recovered from an injury following their victory against Chelsea was the …
Predicting Liverpool's lineup for tomorrow's meeting with Arsenal

Predicting Liverpool's lineup for tomorrow's meeting with Arsenal

Liverpool and Arsenal face-off at Anfield on Saturday evening in a clash between the early leaders of the Premier League. There have been 30 goals in the last six games between these two teams at Anfield and it's safe to say we can expect more of the same again this weekend. We've had a look at just how Jurgen Klopp might line his Reds out for the 5:30pm kick-off on Merseyside. Adrian is expected to continue in goals for Liverpool …
Liverpool v Arsenal Preview - Someone's 100% record must go

Liverpool v Arsenal Preview - Someone's 100% record must go

THE DETAILS Venue – Anfield, Liverpool Referee – Anthony Taylor Date & Time – Saturday, August 24th @ 17:30 Current Odds – Liverpool 9/20, Draw 4/1, Arsenal 19/4 Liverpool welcome Arsenal to Anfield in the evening game this Saturday as the only remaining sides with 100% records in this season's Premier League go head-to-head. With 30 goals in the last six meetings between these two at Anfield, it's likely to be another eventful night under the lights on Merseyside. FORM Liverpool Form …
Why Keita could be key to Liverpool becoming English Kings

Why Keita could be key to Liverpool becoming English Kings

In the context of a football match, a midfielder receiving the ball, dawdling on it, eating a few seconds of time before laterally recycling it is no big deal. It happens umpteen times in the course of every game. In the case of Naby Keita’s Liverpool career, however, it could be symbolic of the Guinean fully acclimating to both Jurgen Klopp’s tactical demands and the pressure’s associated with playing for a worldwide footballing institution such as the Reds. In a …
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