Tactical Breakdown: Midtjylland 1-1 Liverpool

Tactical Breakdown: Midtjylland 1-1 Liverpool

With Liverpool's qualification from the group stage of the Champions League settled prior to MatchDay 6, most fans were looking forward to a game with no significant consequences, in which they could put their feet up and enjoy the reigning Premier League champions' second team play against Danish champions, FC Midtjylland. Liverpool set out in their usual 4-3-3. Kelleher retained the gloves, with Alisson still injured. Ahead of him was a back four of Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Williams and Tsmikas. The …

"I kept it quite close to my chest" - Alexander-Arnold on the build-up to his debut as Liverpool captain

Liverpool lad Trent Alexander-Arnold captained his boyhood team for the first time on Wednesday night as The Reds earned a point in Denmark. The 22-year-old right-back wore the captain's armband in the absence of Jordan Henderson, James Milner and Virgil van Dijk. Alexander-Arnold must have thought it was going to be a winning debut as captain after Mohamed Salah gave Liverpool the lead inside the first minute. However, FC Midtjylland showed that last week's 1-1 draw away to Atalanta was …
Liverpool Drew In Denmark

Liverpool Drew In Denmark

Liverpool drew their Champions League group stage campaign with a 1-1 draw away to Midtjylland. An early Mohamed Salah gave the Reds the lead before the hosts levelled proceedings through an Alexander Scholz penalty. More VAR drama ensued as Liverpool were denied what appeared a perfectly legitimate late winner through Takumi Minamino, but the video assistant referee -- mistaking Sadio Mane's arm for that of one of the hosts defenders -- disallowed the Japan international's goal for handball in the …
Will this be Liverpool's starting lineup to face FC Midtjylland tonight in the Champions League?

Will this be Liverpool's starting lineup to face FC Midtjylland tonight in the Champions League?

Liverpool will see out their Champions League group with a final fixture in Denmark tonight against FC Midtjylland. What starting eleven will Jürgen Klopp go with? It's a rare opportunity for Klopp to rest most of his key players - those that are still currently fit, that is. Young goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher is likely to continue between the sticks as Alisson Becker continues his rehabilitation. The Brazilian number 1 could be back in time for Liverpool's trip to Fulham on …
Klopp gives squad update as Reds prepare for Champions League trip to Denmark

Klopp gives squad update as Reds prepare for Champions League trip to Denmark

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp gave an update on the general fitness of the first-team squad as The Reds prepare to face FC Midtjylland on Wednesday. As it turns out, there was not much to report. This season, that has to be good news as we, as Liverpool fans, have become so accustomed to hearing of another injury to a first-team player after nearly every game. Klopp was speaking in his pre-game press conference. He was asked for a general squad …
FC Midtjylland vs Liverpool Preview - Final group game presents opportunity for squad players to impress Klopp

FC Midtjylland vs Liverpool Preview - Final group game presents opportunity for squad players to impress Klopp

THE DETAILS   Venue - Arena Herning, Herning Referee - Francois Letexier (FRA) Date & Time - Wednesday, December 9th 2020 @ 17:55 Current Odds - FC Midtjylland 5/2, Draw 14/5, Liverpool 1/1 _____________________________________________________________________ With crowds gradually returning to games around Europe, it's possible that Anfield could be in for some more memorable European nights between now and May. Wednesday evening, Liverpool have the opportunity to give some game-time to more of the fringe players in the squad. The group is …
Curtis Jones A Liverpool Star In The Making

Curtis Jones A Liverpool Star In The Making

Jurgen Klopp's plans have been hampered by injuries this season. At the time of writing, Liverpool have ten first-team players missing with injuries. The midfield -- where Naby Keita, Thiago Alcantara, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, Xherdan Shaqiri, and James Milner are all injury absences -- has been particularly afflicted by set-backs. But with misfortune for some comes opportunities for others. Curtis Jones, who only made six appearances in all competitions last season, has taken his chance in the team with both …
Tactical Breakdown: Liverpool 1-0 Ajax

Tactical Breakdown: Liverpool 1-0 Ajax

After last week's home defeat to Atalanta - Liverpool's twelfth loss at Anfield in the European Cup/Champions League - Group D was suddenly fraught with unexpected possibilities. Jürgen Klopp's men, amidst a biblical injury crisis, needed to settle their European affairs as soon as possible, but given the nature of recent performances and the strength of Ajax, victory was by no means a foregone conclusion. The Reds set up in a 4-3-3, with Salah and Mané flanking Jota, in place …
Henderson sings praises of team's young stars after impressive performances against Ajax

Henderson sings praises of team's young stars after impressive performances against Ajax

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson was full of praise for the team's young stars after Tuesday night's Champions League win over Ajax at Anfield. With Alisson Becker sustaining an injury, Jürgen Klopp made the brave decision to go with 22-year-old Caoimhin Kelleher in goals for The Reds instead of the more experienced Adrián. In defence, Neco Williams, 19, started at right-back despite having a tough time in his previous few games. Curtis Jones, also just 19, played in midfield alongside Henderson …
Kelleher delights in Champions League debut success

Kelleher delights in Champions League debut success

Liverpool's Caoimhin Kelleher impressed on his Champions League debut, helping The Reds to a 1-0 win over Dutch giants Ajax. Curtis Jones' second-half goal was all that separated the sides at the final whistle and there was no bigger smile in Anfield than that on goalkeeper Kelleher's face. The young Irishman played a huge part, making saves in the first and second half for The Reds. His reaction save from Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's header late in the game was a particular …
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