Liverpool FC and Big Chances

Liverpool FC and Big Chances

Big chances are a crucial part of any Premier League team’s season. They help to differentiate the quality of a team. It expands nicely on the basic idea of xG that not all shots are equal. Bobby Firmino’s tap-in from a yard against Spurs was a better quality chance than when Denis Odoi shot from the halfway line against us for Fulham. So by looking at how many quality chances Liverpool are creating, and more importantly who is creating them, …
It's A Two Horse Title Race, Get Used To It

It's A Two Horse Title Race, Get Used To It

As the full-time whistle blew on Manchester City's first league defeat of the season on Saturday evening, it wasn't just Chelsea fans celebrating. Liverpool fans knew that a Chelsea win would leave the Reds out clear at the top of the Premier League for a week at least, N'Golo Kante and David Luiz providing the goods with two goals that knocked the stuffing out of City. However, some Tottenham and Arsenal fans were jubilant too. With Spurs defeating Leicester and …
Midfield musings, a new identity and tactical potential for Liverpool

Midfield musings, a new identity and tactical potential for Liverpool

With Liverpool cruising to a 3-0 win over Watford on Saturday evening, Jurgen Klopp maintained the 2 point deficit to Man City. Another clean sheet and a highly satisfying win, albeit with a dogged rather than spectacular performance. There's a certain symmetry to our away results against Watford since Klopp took over from Brendan Rodgers. From the pitiful 3-0 reverse in his first season, to a thrilling 3-3 draw last season which pointed to our underlying defensive deficiencies. To then …
Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool: A Tactical Breakdown

Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool: A Tactical Breakdown

As expected for Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp elected to revert to the 4-3-3 system with which he has enjoyed a great deal of success with against Liverpool’s top six rivals and Champions League competitors too. It made sense: Arsenal have a renewed impetus to play out from the back and did not have a particularly quick midfield, or backline, and in both regards were not technically gifted in either area. Arsenal’s threat lay with their forwards and stopping the supply into …
Key Stats As Liverpool Draw At The Emirates

Key Stats As Liverpool Draw At The Emirates

Liverpool took the lead at the Emirates thanks to a rare open-play James Milner goal – and should have had another goal if not for a poor refereeing decision – yet ended up with a draw thanks to conceding a late equalizer. But what were the key stats as Liverpool shared the spoils with the Gunners? Van Dijk – Total Football From The Dutchman It says a lot that in a match where Big Virg looked composed at the back …
Observations as Liverpool Drop Two Points at the Emirates

Observations as Liverpool Drop Two Points at the Emirates

Liverpool settled for a point at Arsenal at the end of an absorbing game at the Emirates. Liverpool had their fair share of good chances, and with a bit of luck and competent officiating, the result could have been more favourable for Liverpool. The key observations from the encounter: Tough to beat this Liverpool team Though the forward line are not firing yet on all cylinders, Liverpool have been greatly helped by their solidity in defence. This game was no …
Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool: Lacazette leveller frustrates Reds

Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool: Lacazette leveller frustrates Reds

Philosophical debates will be had around the dinner tables of Merseyside as Liverpool fans reflect on Saturday's draw with Arsenal, struggling to decide if it's one point gained or two points dropped. Glass half full, or half empty? After a 1-1 draw that include moments of genius combined with moments of madness, incompetency from officials and an open play goal from James Milner, it's difficult to pick a side. However, given Arsenal's late charge, Jurgen Klopp may well feel pleased …
Arsenal v Liverpool Preview: Potential Key Battles To Look Out For

Arsenal v Liverpool Preview: Potential Key Battles To Look Out For

Liverpool face another huge test of their Premier League title credentials, as they travel to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday for the late kickoff, to face a buoyant Arsenal, who are unbeaten since losing their opening two Premier League matches of the season. Unai Emery's men saw an 11-game winning run halted last weekend, as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, but they came back to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over …
Arsenal v Liverpool Preview - Klopp's Reds to provide real test to Gunners' form

Arsenal v Liverpool Preview - Klopp's Reds to provide real test to Gunners' form

The Details Venue - Emirates Stadium, London Referee - Andre Marriner Date & Time - Saturday, November 3rd @ 17:30 Current Odds - Arsenal 13/5, Draw 13/5, Liverpool 1/1 Form Arsenal Form Before last Sunday's 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace, Arsenal had won 11 games straight in all competitions. A tough start to the season, facing Manchester City and Chelsea in their opening two league games, left The Gunners with two defeats but they then turned their form around, and how. Yet, the argument …
Can Momentum Be Liverpool’s Greatest Title Weapon?

Can Momentum Be Liverpool’s Greatest Title Weapon?

No team thrives more with momentum behind them than Liverpool. We are an emotional fanbase and when things are going well, the Reds can become an unstoppable force, as we have witnessed throughout history. Using modern examples - I know, football existed well before 1992 - nothing stands out more than 2004/05 in that respect. Nobody even gave Liverpool the slightest chance of glory in the Champions League that season, with countless teams ahead of them in the favourites' pecking …
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