Time For Klopp's Liverpool To Stop Being Nearly Men

Time For Klopp's Liverpool To Stop Being Nearly Men

In Jürgen Klopp’s first season as Liverpool manager, his team reached an excellent two cup finals, losing the League Cup final on penalties to Man City, before throwing away a 1-0 lead at half-time to Sevilla in the Europa League final, a competition that included sensational wins over Man United, Villareal and most notably Borussia Dortmund. Now at the time, and certainly with hindsight, Liverpool fans certainly felt that these cup finals were the Reds ahead of schedule, and not …
Seven Games From Glory For Liverpool

Seven Games From Glory For Liverpool

International breaks are annoying, aren’t they? Fresh off the back of three pulsating Liverpool victories in a week, approaching the back end of the season, ready for the final run-in, and now we get two full weeks of no Liverpool action, and having to watch international teams play largely pointless fixtures against the backdrop of hoping nobody from LFC gets injured. But this article isn’t going to be a gripe at the lack of Liverpool action over the next couple …
Klopp's Liverpool Can Look Beyond May For Success

Klopp's Liverpool Can Look Beyond May For Success

The panic has started to set in. The nerves of a proper title race are jangling. Liverpool had a four-point lead at the top of the table, which could have been extended to seven, but instead, four draws in six games see it now as a deficit by a single point, leaving the title race on a knife-edge with nice games to go. Now the reactions have been somewhere between outright panic – people already saying the title is lost …
Why there’s every reason to believe Liverpool can win the league

Why there’s every reason to believe Liverpool can win the league

Supporting this Liverpool team is a real joy at the moment. After an incredible December, the mighty Reds sit at the top of the table. A healthy 7 point lead over nearest rivals City. If that kind of lead had been offered to any Liverpool fan a month ago, every fan would have bitten your hand off. Yet here we are. Destiny awaits It seems harsh that after such a tremendous end to a memorable year another serious test awaits …
Liverpool's derby win could be pivotal in title race

Liverpool's derby win could be pivotal in title race

It was the height of drama, nothing has come close for many years. Divock Origi's 96th-minute winner for Liverpool in the Merseyside derby was as climactic as things get, and keeps Klopp's momentum rolling over as we head into the winter months, where the fixtures come thick and fast. The win keeps the Reds right on City's coattails, and besides anything else, it provides another huge boost in morale for the squad. While confidence is not low within Klopp's side …
Midfield musings, a new identity and tactical potential for Liverpool

Midfield musings, a new identity and tactical potential for Liverpool

With Liverpool cruising to a 3-0 win over Watford on Saturday evening, Jurgen Klopp maintained the 2 point deficit to Man City. Another clean sheet and a highly satisfying win, albeit with a dogged rather than spectacular performance. There's a certain symmetry to our away results against Watford since Klopp took over from Brendan Rodgers. From the pitiful 3-0 reverse in his first season, to a thrilling 3-3 draw last season which pointed to our underlying defensive deficiencies. To then …
Jurgen Klopp & The Price For Style

Jurgen Klopp & The Price For Style

There is no correct way to play football no matter how much we may hear the phrase “Play the right way” across the media. The uber-pragmatic style which epitomized the mid-noughties could not be further from the pressing dominant, possession styles of the modern era. Both Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp employ styles which don’t necessarily adhere to the bulk possession ethos demonstrated by the likes of Pep Guardiola at Manchester City and Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea, however, comparing the …
Liverpool 0-0 Manchester City: Mahrez miss costs Citizens rare Anfield win

Liverpool 0-0 Manchester City: Mahrez miss costs Citizens rare Anfield win

Liverpool kept their unbeaten Premier League start intact, just, as Riyad Mahrez's late penalty miss cost Manchester City the chance for a first league win at Anfield since 2003. A stalemate was the last thing expected between the country's two finest teams, but a mutual respect between Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola saw chances few and far between as the two teams suffocated each other in possession. City had the better of the chances, culminating in Virgil van Dijk's challenge …
Liverpool FC: The Rivals

Liverpool FC: The Rivals

It’s a crying shame what’s happened to West Ham United. Seriously. How a decent club has fallen. True, they’ve always been a side liable to go down every five or so years, but they’ve never been a club to betray their footballing principles. They may have the odd knobhead and the occasional embarrassing celebrity fan, but so have we. Personally, I’ve always had a soft spot for them. It spoke volumes that the streets of Cardiff following the 2006 FA …
No need for panic after Swansea defeat

No need for panic after Swansea defeat

The Swansea defeat was a real kick in the teeth for Liverpool. After a weekend where all bar one of our top 4 rivals gained maximum points. Yet it is too early to panic after previously going on such a long, unbeaten league run. Context Klopp's team is still creating good goal-scoring chances. The team can do more to create better quality chances. However, sometimes the finishing touch can be lacking. This, compounded by the team's inability to deal with a …
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