Under Pressure: Textbook Rotation, Perfect Pressing and Naby's Great Form

Under Pressure: Textbook Rotation, Perfect Pressing and Naby's Great Form

Liverpool may have lost to Inter Milan at Anfield, but the Under Pressure boys soon to put to bed any doubt that the Reds deserved to go through with a comprehensive run down of the key stats from the two legged tie: 3.1 xG to 0.8 coupled with FIVE big chances to the Italian side's zero. Case closed. However, the main focus of the podcast was the victory over Brighton - including the continued impressive rotation, the controlled pressing and …
Brighton 0 - 2 Liverpool - Match Report

Brighton 0 - 2 Liverpool - Match Report

In a game where Liverpool actually had slightly less possession, it was a clear case of managing the match accordingly. The Reds rarely had to stretch themselves, and short of the odd and inevitable moment, they cruised to a comfortable 0-2 victory. Brighton are in a slump, not a free fall slump, but a worrying run of form. This marks five Premier League losses on the spin for Graham Potter, and the mid-table safety they hold appears to have seen …
Brighton 0 - 2 Liverpool - Man of the Match

Brighton 0 - 2 Liverpool - Man of the Match

Luis Diaz The South American flyer was at times sensational today, and has quickly become a player that the fans adore. His unpredictable nature, movement of the ball and ability to engage defenders was very much apparent today. He scored a goal, could have had more, could have been supplied more efficiently & was a creative force throughout. He’s starting to cause mayhem and panic for opposing defenders, and might just be Liverpool's most impressive player since he arrived. The …
Key Stats as Liverpool cruise past Brighton

Key Stats as Liverpool cruise past Brighton

Liverpool didn't have too much trouble at the Amex Stadium as they earned a comfortable 2-0 win, thanks to goals from Luis Diaz and Mo Salah. But what were the key stats as they got back to 3 points of Manchester City, at least until Monday. An easy victory https://twitter.com/TheAthleticUK/status/1502643899273203718?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet This wasn't a difficult day for Liverpool, and displayed how they can win in different ways. Brighton actually had 52% possession, only the third time that a team has had …
Brighton 0 - 2 Liverpool - The Player Ratings

Brighton 0 - 2 Liverpool - The Player Ratings

Alisson Becker - 8.0 A nice solid, and uneventful game for Ali. A great stop towards the end showed his supreme ability to stay focused. Got clattered, but still was great with the ball at his feet and commanded his area. Had a busy last few moments, and the collision probably made him even more determined to keep that clean sheet. Trent Alexander Arnold - 7.5 Starting to become bullish and dominant in his defensive work, and clearly, there’s a …
Liverpool vs Brighton - Player Ratings

Liverpool vs Brighton - Player Ratings

Alisson Becker - 7.5 So dominant and was once again important to his team. The first goal was pin point precision in it’s trajectory, and would’ve been tough to stop even if not lost in the sun. Trent Alexander Arnold - 6.0 An unsure performance. A new inside centre back (Konate) and the ever revolving midfield ahead can’t be helping his rhythm. Was unable to dictate tempo or orchestrate his usual attacking play. Andy Robertson - 5.5 The bad games …
Tactical Breakdown: Liverpool 0-1 Brighton

Tactical Breakdown: Liverpool 0-1 Brighton

Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool lost 1-0 to Brighton at Anfield to leave their ambitions to retain the Premier League title in tatters. They were without both Alisson and Sadio Mané, compounding the tactical issues that long-term injuries to Van Dijk, Gomez, Matip, Keïta and Jota have caused. Systems Liverpool set up in their usual 4-3-3, but with both Mané and Jota unavailable, the home side did not have a winger to suit their player profile and Xherdan Shaqiri was moved from …

"We have to change that" - Klopp knows Liverpool have much work to do

Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp believes Liverpool looked mentally fatigued as they lost 1-0 to Brighton on Wednesday night. A scrappy goal from Steven Alzate was enough to give Brighton a deserved victory at Anfield as Liverpool fell to their second successive home defeat in the league. At his post-match press conference, Klopp was asked if he felt Liverpool could still close the gap between themselves and Manchester City:
"The gap to City, I know, I'm manager of Liverpool and I …
Will this be Liverpool's starting lineup to face Brighton tonight?

Will this be Liverpool's starting lineup to face Brighton tonight?

Liverpool play Brighton tonight in the Premier League. With an eventful transfer deadline day now behind them, what will Jürgen Klopp's starting lineup be? Liverpool won 3-1 at West Ham on Sunday to make it two wins in a row for the Premier League champions. The Reds then brought in two centre-halves on transfer deadline day - Ozan Kabak from Schalke and Preston's Ben Davies. However, it's unlikely that Klopp would have put either one of those players into the …
Liverpool vs Brighton Preview - Can rampant Reds continue upsurge in form?

Liverpool vs Brighton Preview - Can rampant Reds continue upsurge in form?

THE DETAILS Venue – Anfield, Liverpool Referee – Kevin Friend Date & Time – Wednesday, February 3rd @ 20:15 Current Odds – Liverpool 1/3, Draw 17/4, Brighton 8/1 ________________________________________________________ Football is fun again. The Reds are winning and doing it in style. In the last week, we've witnessed Liverpool take six points from London with two exciting, attacking, 3-1 victories. With Manchester City's visit to Anfield just coming over the horizon, Liverpool could not have picked a better time to …
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