Tactical Breakdown: Liverpool 3-0 Leicester

Tactical Breakdown: Liverpool 3-0 Leicester

With injuries aplenty following the international break and a deluge of fixtures awaiting Jürgen Klopp's red men, an acceptable result seemed more important than a strong performance. With Salah, Alexander-Arnold and Thiago all unavailable, the champions were without their three best creative players, leaving the creative burden upon a midfield and forward line that has had little time to develop the sort of relationships required to pick apart a defence. Likewise, Leicester was without Ndidi - their most important midfield …
Rampant Reds Flatten Foxes

Rampant Reds Flatten Foxes

Liverpool comprehensively defeated Leicester City 3-0 at Anfield to move level with Tottenham at the top of the table. A Jonny Evans own goal, and headers from Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino sealed the victory for the Reds in an imperious performance of attacking football. Were it not for the numerous saves of Kasper Schmeichel in the visitors' goal and two goal-bound shots being cleared off the line, the Champions would have won by a more handsome margin. The pre-match …
Liverpool vs Leicester City Preview - Injury-ravaged Reds face top-of-the-table Foxes at Anfield

Liverpool vs Leicester City Preview - Injury-ravaged Reds face top-of-the-table Foxes at Anfield

THE DETAILS Venue – Anfield, Liverpool Referee – Chris Kavanagh Date & Time – Sunday, November 22nd @ 19:15 Current Odds – Liverpool 10/11, Draw 3/1, Leicester City 13/5 ________________________________________________________ Jürgen Klopp's Redmen welcome top-of-the-table Leicester City to Anfield this Sunday evening. It's a very difficult situation for The Reds with between 6 and 8 first-team players out injured. Yet, such is the strength of this Liverpool squad, it's hard to be too negative in our expectations coming up to …
Will Rodgers prevent Liverpool setting all-time unbeaten home record?

Will Rodgers prevent Liverpool setting all-time unbeaten home record?

April 23rd, 2017. Liverpool 1-2 Crystal Palace. Feels like a lifetime ago, doesn't it? At that point, Jurgen Klopp was still only in his first full season as Reds manager and his side hadn't yet played in the Champions League under him. This was still a year before the agony of Kiev, let alone the glorious triumph in Madrid and the Premier League title that followed, and Mo Salah, Andy Robertson, Virgil van Dijk and Alisson weren't yet Liverpool players, …
Is it time for out-of-form Firmino to be dropped?

Is it time for out-of-form Firmino to be dropped?

Some footballers can go through slumps in form and still look something close to their best, but others are the polar opposite, turning into pale imitations of themselves. Unfortunately, Roberto Firmino belongs in the latter category. The Brazilian has been a sensational performer for Liverpool over the past five years, overcoming Brendan Rodgers' bizarre use of him to become one of the world's leading attackers. When Firmino has been on-song, he has been the epitome of everything great about this …
Is James Milner better than Gary McAllister?

Is James Milner better than Gary McAllister?

James Milner is a Liverpool legend.  A few months into his career at Anfield, it appeared as though he might’ve been more Joe Cole than he was Gary McAllister. For a period of time, it felt as though a Milner performance was a 6/10 and a yellow card was guaranteed. In his defence, though, this was during the final few months of Brendan Rodgers’ time on Merseyside and most, if not all, players failed to really impress.  But then he …
The What Could Have Been Liverpool XI: Attack

The What Could Have Been Liverpool XI: Attack

There have been several players in Liverpool’s recent past who have enjoyed the best football of their careers at Anfield and inscribed themselves into the club’s history with memorable performances. Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher and Fernando Torres — to name but three — either spent all of their careers or, in Gerrard’s case as good as, with the Reds or — with Torres as an example — enjoyed their career-best runs of form in a Liverpool shirt. There have been …
Where would Steven Gerrard fit into this Liverpool team?

Where would Steven Gerrard fit into this Liverpool team?

While it's practically impossible to improve on the kind of perfection that this Liverpool team has embodied over the last two year... it's always fun to fantasise, isn't it? So with that being said, here's a Liverpool legend that might just fit into the greatest LFC side of our generation. Steven Gerrard. And before we get started, I don't think it's unfair to say that Captain Fantastic as he was so often referred to wouldn't fit into any of the …
Main Mané: Why Sadio shouldn't be overlooked for Player of the Year

Main Mané: Why Sadio shouldn't be overlooked for Player of the Year

When Liverpool signed Sadio Mané back in 2016 for £34 million, many onlookers scoffed at the price tag. I must admit, although I didn't quite scoff, I was unsure if the Senegalese was worth the hefty investment. He looked like a promising player, but I wasn't sure if he'd have the desired impact at Anfield. Fast forward four years, and my scepticism couldn't have been more misplaced. Liverpool's number 10 started off well with a stunning debut goal against Arsenal …
Leicester City Vs Liverpool Preview - Rodgers' Foxes out to curtail Reds title charge

Leicester City Vs Liverpool Preview - Rodgers' Foxes out to curtail Reds title charge

THE DETAILS Venue – King Power Stadium, Leicester Referee – Michael Oliver Date & Time – Thursday, December 26th @ 20:00 Current Odds – Leicester 9/4, Draw 11/4, Liverpool 21/20 ________________________________________________________ There's nothing quite like the feast of football served up to us on Boxing Day, is there? Well, add to that the fact that Liverpool's game is what should be a pulsating top-of-the-table encounter and you've got one hell of a night in store on the 26th. Liverpool are …
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