Liverpool vs Newcastle Preview - Potential Key Battles

Liverpool vs Newcastle Preview - Potential Key Battles

Having faced a huge setback in their attempts to reach back to back Champions League finals, Liverpool return to Premier League action, where the hunt for the big trophy is still very much alive. Whilst it feels like City will never drop points again, Liverpool know that all they can do is win their last two games and hope, and that starts on Saturday night against Newcastle. So what are some of the potential key battles from this game? Trent …
Anfield, Europe, Liverpool - Here We Go Again

Anfield, Europe, Liverpool - Here We Go Again

Liverpool, Anfield, Europe. It’s a combination that has a real history of magic. How many great teams have come to Anfield, expecting to get a result, and been summarily turned over, the sheer force of the stadium, the crowd and the team pulling through. To be fair, in my lifetime, at least, that has certainly been helped by managers that have thrived in European competition. Rafa Benitez was an absolute master of the two-legged knockout, and Jurgen Klopp has a …
Liverpool 4-0 Newcastle: A Tactical Breakdown

Liverpool 4-0 Newcastle: A Tactical Breakdown

Liverpool FC vs. Newcastle United FC; it's one of the most historic games in the Premier League, supposedly always meant to be a toe-to-toe, all-action, enigmatic thriller. Add in the magic of Boxing Day - a day which Liverpool have not lost a league match on for over twenty years - and the return of Rafael Benitez, and there was a recipe for something fantastic. Newcastle are not the force they once were though, and despite their manager, on a …
Liverpool v Newcastle United Preview - Will Rafa ruin Reds' Christmas?

Liverpool v Newcastle United Preview - Will Rafa ruin Reds' Christmas?

The Details Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Graham Scott Date & Time - Wednesday, December 26th @ 15:00 Current Odds - Liverpool 7/50, Draw 7/1, Newcastle United 14/1 Form Liverpool Form Things are becoming very real for The Reds at the top of the table. Seven straight league wins since their 1-1 draw with Arsenal in early November means Liverpool are sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League table. Jurgen Klopp's men are now four points ahead of Manchester City after …
Rivalries Within: Crossing Swords With Jose Mourinho

Rivalries Within: Crossing Swords With Jose Mourinho

Ask ten football fans: which is the world’s greatest football rivalry? You will get ten different answers – if not more. A Glaswegian may tell you that nothing is as fierce as the Old Firm Derby, Celtic vs Rangers, with its backdrop of simmering political and religious tensions. Ask a Milanese: he will tell you that the enmity between the reds and blues of AC Milan and Internazionale cannot be topped. Ask a Spaniard, and he may point to the …
Liverpool’s Record-Breaking Defence Still Being Underrated

Liverpool’s Record-Breaking Defence Still Being Underrated

It's late October and Liverpool have conceded three goals in the Premier League. Three! This was something that felt impossible almost a year ago to the day, as Dejan Lovren and Simon Mignolet were gifting Tottenham a 4-1 win. The Reds' defence looked irreparable and Jurgen Klopp found himself at the lowest point of his Anfield tenure, with a section of the fanbase even questioning his long-term capabilities in the role. What has happened since then, in particular, this season, …
Alisson, Van Dijk & Keita: Liverpool’s New Game-Changing Spine

Alisson, Van Dijk & Keita: Liverpool’s New Game-Changing Spine

This time just over a year ago, imagine being told Liverpool would sign Alisson, Virgil van Dijk and Naby Keita in the 12 months that followed. It would have felt like the most beautiful of pipe dreams, even if Alisson wasn’t the world-renowned goalkeeper he speedily blossomed into at Roma. Great teams have great spines and Liverpool have lacked one for a rather harrowing amount of time. For too long we have had to watch the likes of Simon Mignolet, …
How Naby Keita could follow in Steven Gerrard’s footsteps at Liverpool

How Naby Keita could follow in Steven Gerrard’s footsteps at Liverpool

After 10 months and three days, Liverpool fans finally get the chance to see more and more of Naby Keita as he officially starts life as a Red. The combative Guinean international is today taking part in his first full day at Liverpool’s Melwood training facility along with the rest of the squad who are available to report to pre-season training. Fabinho, the second of two central midfield additions to the squad this summer, was alongside Keita in reporting for …
Liverpool's Triumphs, Trophies and Transfers

Liverpool's Triumphs, Trophies and Transfers

With Liverpool on the brink of European glory while being linked to half of Europe the obvious question is; how much of a boost can the Reds expect in the transfer window should they return home from Kiev with number six? Will the top talents be drawn by the possibility of playing for the European champions? Given Liverpool's pedigree, we don't have to guess, we can look at what's happened in the past. After an incredible win in Istanbul over …
Momentum - Assessing Liverpool's Domestic Progress

Momentum - Assessing Liverpool's Domestic Progress

Progress is one of the big buzzwords around Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool at the moment. The club has finished in the top four for the second season in a row, ensuring back to back Champions League campaigns for the first time since Rafa Benitez in 2009. Moreover, the club has backed that up by making use of their Champions League campaign, reaching the final for the first time since 2007 at the first time of asking under Klopp. But I’d argue …
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