Liverpool Are Learning Lessons Quickly

Liverpool Are Learning Lessons Quickly

Liverpool have started the new term in fine fashion. While others are still getting their feet under the table, the Reds are immediately gaining good grades with solid, if unspectacular, performances. Having been handed a less than satisfactory report card last season, Liverpool have learned from the mistakes made and are setting out to make amends. Nowhere were these lessons more evident than on Monday night at the Emirates. Last season, Liverpool tried to go toe-to-toe with Arsenal. In some …
Five Observations from Arsenal vs Liverpool

Five Observations from Arsenal vs Liverpool

A repeat of last season's result at the Emirates was never on the cards. Personally, I could not see Liverpool exposing themselves in match three of the season and Arsenal were still in first gear so momentum was not on their side. It was a little eerie for me. Anybody who follows me on Twitter will know I'm not overly convinced with Brendan Rodgers' defensive abilities but, going into the game, I really couldn't see us conceding and despite Arsenal's …
Arsenal v Liverpool Preview | Predicted Line-ups & Facts

Arsenal v Liverpool Preview | Predicted Line-ups & Facts

Six points in six, Liverpool stand near the top of the table two fixtures into the new season. Admittedly, the level of competition has ranged from mid-table to newly-promoted for the Reds. The narrative of the campaign so far, however, is top teams struggling against weaker opposition. Arsenal can, of course, count themselves among that group, having a mediocre 1-0-1 start to 2015. Skating past Palace after a 2-0 defeat to the Hammers is much less than a stellar start. …
Is Brendan Rodgers Evolving The Back Three Idea?

Is Brendan Rodgers Evolving The Back Three Idea?

Not many positives can be taken from last season if we're being honest. An unbeaten streak sandwiched between two below average runs is how you could describe our Premier League season. Two semi-final appearances in the domestic cups could be seen as a positive but the performance put in against Villa was underwhelming to say the least. Our European adventure came to a premature end and Rodgers' Tricky Reds look like they'd flatlined. One positive I took from the season …
Four New Things At Liverpool's Anfield Opener

Four New Things At Liverpool's Anfield Opener

New Stand Anfield’s new main stand looms behind the current one, as fans exchange stories about how it will be moved into place, where it came from and what it will be called. Like the mythical beast in that episode of Father Ted, much of the evening’s talk concerned the new structure, and the fact that the owner and chairman were present at the stadium only increased the speculation. “You can’t move it if the wind is over 60mph.” “It’s made …
How Liverpool Shaped Up In Possession Against Bournemouth

How Liverpool Shaped Up In Possession Against Bournemouth

Against Stoke, we concentrated on how Liverpool played in possession. Here again, for different reasons, we will do the same, focusing less on the execution of Liverpool's attacking game plan and more on the implementation of their shape when on the offensive. Line up Rodgers opted for the same team that had started against Stoke. At this early stage of the season, where performances are often not at their most fluent and coherent, it's generally important to keep some type of …
Liverpool New Boys Look To Prove Their Worth

Liverpool New Boys Look To Prove Their Worth

Liverpool might well have been on the better side of Raheem Sterling’s £49 million move to Manchester City but the England forward’s previous club, Queen’s Park Rangers, were the recipients of a sizeable chunk of that fee and Brendan Rodgers has already reinvested the remainder, and more. Nathaniel Clyne, Roberto Firmino and Christian Benteke, for upwards of a total of £70 million, nudged Rodgers’ tally of 8-figure signings since he took over at Anfield to 12 and the Northern Irishman …
Stoke 0-1 Liverpool: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

Stoke 0-1 Liverpool: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

The first game of the season is always difficult to analyse. Some players are not quite match sharp yet. New signings often aren't fully gelled in yet. New tactical concepts and adjustments haven't yet been fully processed and the overall cohesion and game play is often a little off. As such, the first game of the season should generally be critiqued with caution. This performance was a perfect example of that and fans and pundits alike will have to be …
Stoke City 0 Liverpool 1 | Player Ratings

Stoke City 0 Liverpool 1 | Player Ratings

Liverpool took on Stoke City in their opening game of the 2015/16 season, 77 days after the 6-1 drubbing in the same fixture in the previous season. A game of very few chances and notable moments, until a piece of magic from Coutinho, something the Liverpool fans will soon start to take for granted. Liverpool FC Player Ratings Mignolet -  Did what he had to do. A day any keeper would love. Had one good save to turn the ball away, …
What type of left back do Liverpool really need?

What type of left back do Liverpool really need?

It's an unwritten rule that managers tend to like two players for every position within their squad. The Liverpool squad as a whole hasn't looked this healthy for years but we seem to be lacking a second left back. The links to Lucas Digne may have stemmed from this. It's easy journalism. Liverpool need a left back + Lucas Digne wants to leave PSG for first team football = Liverpool want Digne. Did a deal for Digne ever seem to …
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