Has Klopp built a stronger back-up squad to the XI he inherited?

Has Klopp built a stronger back-up squad to the XI he inherited?

This summer's been a bit of a whirlwind, hasn't it? We've had the highs and lows of England's World Cup campaign, with ironic jeers of 'it's coming home' appearing more and more realistic as the Three Lions reached the semi-final. The dramatic use of VAR to keep pulses racing as modern technology enlarges its grip on football. The widespread appreciation of Jordan Henderson and his importance to the national side in Russia. I could go on. As far as the …
6 Players Who Face A Crucial Summer For Liverpool

6 Players Who Face A Crucial Summer For Liverpool

While every football fan will be engrossed by the World Cup for the next few weeks, those who weren't chosen for their respective countries to feature in Russia will already be putting in the groundwork ahead of a pivotal summer at Liverpool. With two new signings already changing the look of Jürgen Klopp's midfield, further summer recruits could put a number of players in a precarious position regarding their role at the club. Heading into the pre-season campaign without the …
Liverpool's Premier League Lineups - A Stats Analysis: Part 1

Liverpool's Premier League Lineups - A Stats Analysis: Part 1

The Premier League season is over. Man City dominated the season like no club has done in recent (and not so recent) times. For Liverpool, the campaign was relatively successful with the team managing to qualify for the Champions League for the second straight time - something that hasn't happened since a certain Spaniard was at the helm of the club. The Reds conceded fewer than 40 goals for the first since 2010. And Mo Salah won every possible award …
Chelsea v Liverpool Preview - Face-off for Fourth

Chelsea v Liverpool Preview - Face-off for Fourth

The Details Venue - Stamford Bridge, Chelsea Referee - Anthony Taylor Date & Time - Sunday, May 6th @ 16:30 GMT Current Odds - Chelsea 23/20, Draw 5/2, Liverpool 11/5 Form Chelsea Form Chelsea have had something of a renaissance in recent weeks. Just when I had written them off and considered Antonio Conte to be just seeing out his time until the end of the season, they've started grinding out wins again. It may be too little too late in their push for …
Liverpool's Depth Issues Are Being Overstated

Liverpool's Depth Issues Are Being Overstated

A lot has been made of Liverpool’s depth issues recently, and particularly in attack. There are good reasons for this, as Liverpool have drawn three of their last four league games, two of them 0-0, as they attempted to balance crucial Premier League and Champions League fixtures. I myself wrote an article on the topic just a few weeks ago, after the goalless draw at Goodison Park. With the Reds 90 minutes away from a Champions League final and one …
Liverpool toil yet again on an early Kick off as the game ends on a stalemate

Liverpool toil yet again on an early Kick off as the game ends on a stalemate

Starting XIs Liverpool: Karius; Gomez,Van Dijk, Klavan, Moreno; Trent Alexander Arnold, Wijnaldum, Henderson; Salah, Ings, Firmino Stoke: Butland; Pieters;Martins Indi, Shawcross, Zouma; Shaqiri, Ndiaye, Allen, Bauer; Diouf, Crouch The game got off to a steady start with Stoke tending to be more positive than expected. The mystery about Liverpool's line up was sorted with Trent Alexander-Arnold lining up in the midfield. Liverpool get their biggest chance in the 5th minute, as Salah exposes Stoke's high line to leave himself 1 …
Liverpool v Stoke City Preview - Closing in on Top Four

Liverpool v Stoke City Preview - Closing in on Top Four

The Details Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Andre Marriner Date & Time - Saturday, April 28th @ 12:30 GMT Current Odds - Liverpool 1/4, Draw 5/1, Stoke 9/1 Form Liverpool Form Liverpool's crazy season continues. Roma were put to the sword on Tuesday night at Anfield and if not for a lapse in concentration during the final ten minutes then we would be all but through to another Champions League final. Still, we should be, as Roma will struggle to keep Liverpool out …
West Brom v Liverpool Preview - Can Klopp's Reds Keep Momentum Going?

West Brom v Liverpool Preview - Can Klopp's Reds Keep Momentum Going?

The Details Venue - The Hawthorns, West Bromwich Referee - Stuart Attwell Date & Time - Saturday, April 21st @ 12:30 GMT Current Odds - West Brom 5/1, Draw 7/2, Liverpool 1/2 Form West Brom Form Darren Moore has been in charge for the two games since Alan Pardew was sacked. They drew 1-1 at home to Swansea and then went and won 1-0 at Mourinho's United at the weekend. Moore will be looking to keep that form going as he possibly pushes to …
Liverpool v Bournemouth Preview - Reds to pick Cherries off at Anfield

Liverpool v Bournemouth Preview - Reds to pick Cherries off at Anfield

The Details Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Chris Kavanagh Date & Time - Saturday, April 14th @ 17:30 GMT Current Odds - Liverpool 1/4, Draw 5/1, Bournemouth 9/1 Form Liverpool Form The Reds' 80% win rate from the last five games has been the perfect response to that defeat at Old Trafford in March. Two of those four victories were against Manchester City. Three clean sheets and only two goals conceded in those five games - twelve goals scored. Liverpool have plenty of …
Observations as Liverpool Surge into Champions League Semi-Finals

Observations as Liverpool Surge into Champions League Semi-Finals

Liverpool battled from behind at The Etihad to record a 2-1 win in the second-leg of the Champions League quarter-final, taking one step closer to Kiev. A goal inside two minutes set the pulses racing as Manchester City came out all guns play, with Liverpool unable to string any momentum together in an attempt to gain some respite. There was an element of luck involved in ensuring the score-line remained just 1-0 as Leroy Sane saw his goal wiped out …
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