Liverpool 4 - 1 Leicester City - Tactical Analysis

Liverpool 4 - 1 Leicester City - Tactical Analysis

The start of the 2016/17 season has been largely underwhelming for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and indeed for the clubs fans. A high octane start in the win at Arsenal was followed by a largely ineffectual performance against newly promoted Burnley. The last game before the international break saw Liverpool somewhat unfortunate to come away from a trip to Tottenham with only a 1-1 draw. Finally after the league has paused to catch its breath after the international break we …
How Klopp's Liverpool are set-up to beat Park The Bus Teams

How Klopp's Liverpool are set-up to beat Park The Bus Teams

There's been a lot of talk recently surrounding Liverpool's continuous struggles when facing teams who park the bus following on from the 2-0 defeat to Burnley which saw the Reds dominate possession but fail to carve out any clear cut chances. The Clarets are one of a handful of teams within the Premier League who look to batten down the hatches. Liverpool have failed to work out an effective formula to beat teams with a deep defensive line/low block and the opposition …
Sturridge needs to adapt to fit in with LFC's Fluid Attack

Sturridge needs to adapt to fit in with LFC's Fluid Attack

"Of course it is more difficult for me to play wide. I'm a centre-forward. In the modern day game you have to try and be flexible but everyone knows my best position,"
After Liverpool's 5-0 victory over Burton, Daniel Sturridge made his feelings pretty clear. He toiled playing in a slightly wider role in the previous weekends 2-0 defeat to Burnely the Liverpool no.15 took to the media to voice his displeasure.
"Well, I have to do …
Liverpool Supporters Need To Take A Deep Breath!

Liverpool Supporters Need To Take A Deep Breath!

Observations from Liverpool's win against Burton

Observations from Liverpool's win against Burton

Jurgen Klopp named an almost first-choice Liverpool XI for the trip to Burton. After the defeat to Burnley it was a chance for the Reds to boost their confidence, build up fitness, familiarise themselves with Klopp's demands and score a few goals ahead of the big game away to Spurs this weekend. It was almost perfect. A comfortable 5-0 win, plenty of encouraging signs all around as Liverpool got back on track but knocks to Roberto Firmino and Emre Can …
Observations from Liverpool's loss to Burnley

Observations from Liverpool's loss to Burnley

Same shit different season. It wasn't supposed to be like this, a full Jurgen Klopp pre-season was supposed to get the Reds in the right frame of mind to blitz the Premier League. No European distractions and reinforcements arrived in the summer. If there were any positions / areas Klopp wasn't happy with he's had ample time to address them. So a 2-0 defeat away to Burnley just isn't acceptable. It's scary that a side tipped for relegation, no matter …
Burnley 2 Liverpool 0: Player Ratings

Burnley 2 Liverpool 0: Player Ratings

Liverpool delivered yet another Jekyll and Hyde performance at the Turf Moor, as they ended on the wrong side of the scoreline in spite of having the ball pretty much the whole game. Liverpool struggled to break down a very resolute Burnley defence and need to go back to the drawing board. Let's see how the Reds fared. Simon Mignolet (6) - The Liverpool keeper was not to be blamed for any of the goals conceded, and was swift off the …
Burnley vs Liverpool Preview: Will the Reds Find Things Easy Against the Clarets?

Burnley vs Liverpool Preview: Will the Reds Find Things Easy Against the Clarets?

Liverpool will be hoping for a calmer three points this week, as they head to Turf Moor to take on Burnley in their second game of the 2016-17 Premier League season. The game was initially meant to be played at Anfield, but due to the Main Stand developments, the two clubs agreed to flip the fixture list on its head, meaning the Reds have got one more away game after this until they return home to their 54,000 seat ground. …
Burnley v Liverpool: Key Battles

Burnley v Liverpool: Key Battles

Gameweek one is done. We've dissected all of what happened, and I think we can agree that despite getting the three points against Arsenal, there are chinks in Liverpool's armour that we need to sort as we go along. The first step to addressing those chinks will be against Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday. This is a fixture that was moved to Turf Moor because of the Anfield redevelopment, and Burnley will be looking to get points on the board …
Clean Sheets Don't Hide The Dirt in Defence for Liverpool

Clean Sheets Don't Hide The Dirt in Defence for Liverpool

"Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed" - Irene Peter.
Defensive frailties have been at the forefront of Brendan Rodgers' reign as Liverpool manager so far. The goals of last season papered over last season's cracks and despite the improvement since Christmas 2014, Liverpool are only 4 goals better off defensively than they were at this point last season. The main difference from this season to last is that the attack isn't rescuing the defence, …
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