Southampton v Liverpool Preview - In-form Saints in Klopp's Way

Southampton v Liverpool Preview - In-form Saints in Klopp's Way

The Details Venue - St Mary's Stadium, Southampton Referee - Martin Atkinson Date & Time - Sunday, February 11th @ 16:30 GMT Current Odds - Southampton 16/5, Draw 14/5, Liverpool 4/5 Form Southampton Form Southampton seem to have turned the corner, of late. Pellegrino has seen his men go undefeated in their last six games with an impressive win on the road at West Brom just last weekend. They haven't been conceding many goals this season the main reason they are languishing in 15th …
Liverpool 3 - 0 Southampton: Saints put to the Sword at Anfield

Liverpool 3 - 0 Southampton: Saints put to the Sword at Anfield

The Details Date: 18/11/2017 Venue: Anfield, Liverpool Background Premier League football returned today after the final international break of the year. Liverpool welcomed Southampton to Anfield. The Reds failed to score against the Saints in four meetings last season and would be hoping to put things right today. Joel Matip missed out through injury but Coutinho, Henderson and Mané were all fully recovered and made the starting eleven. Shane Long replaced Gabbiadini as the lone striker for Southampton while Lemina was still out …
Liverpool v Southampton - Saints won't preach at Anfield

Liverpool v Southampton - Saints won't preach at Anfield

The Details Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Mike Jones Date & Time - Saturday, November 18th @ 15:00 BST Current Odds - Liverpool 4/11, Draw 19/5, Southampton 7/1 Form Liverpool Form Liverpool, thankfully, seem to be getting over their September and early-October nightmare and, Spurs result aside, have been returning to winning ways. The Reds have an 80% win record in their last five games a very impressive xG/xA record over that period, also (see table below). Much of this season has …
Why the Continuous Scouting of Players is Necessary

Why the Continuous Scouting of Players is Necessary

*In a previous article, which can be found here, I looked at why it's the profile of the player that's key when going on a recruitment drive and not their history or their current position. Scouting helps build up such a profile. In this article I look at how and why traditional scouting and stats based research are both necessary in the quest for the perfect signing.* Technology is king in modern football. With so much knowledge just a click …
Player Profiling is Key to a Successful Summer for Liverpool

Player Profiling is Key to a Successful Summer for Liverpool

The transfer window, and the weeks leading up to it, is football fans' equivalent of Christmas as a child. Mystique surrounds the bi-yearly event. The hours spent talking about players you'd sign for your club becomes relevant. Reassurance, vindication and acknowledgement is up for grabs, if Liverpool sign a player you've put a case forward for then it's a kind of pat on the back we, humans, crave deep down. A kind of 'ha, my suggestions aren't that crazy after …