Has Klopp Found the Perfect Balance with his Full-Backs?

Has Klopp Found the Perfect Balance with his Full-Backs?

Since Nathaniel Clyne suffered a serious back injury in pre-season there has been a lot of uncertainty as to who Klopp will view as his first choice full-backs. Would he favour Alberto Moreno or new signing Andrew Robertson at left-back and on the right-hand side would he opt for the more attacking Trent Alexander-Arnold or more defensive minded Joe Gomez? With Klopp recognising Robertson would need time to settle into a new system Moreno was given the opportunity to prove …
Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur Preview - Reds Retribution?

Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur Preview - Reds Retribution?

The Details Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Jonathan Moss Date & Time - Sunday, February 4th @ 16:30 GMT Current Odds - Liverpool 21/20, Draw 13/5, Spurs 12/5 Form Liverpool Form On Tuesday night, Liverpool did what they had to. A calm, composed, and professional performance from Klopp's men led to a convincing 3-0 win at Huddersfield. The midfield of Henderson, Can, and Milner, certainly lacked a creative spark and any real incisiveness but they eventually passed their way into the Huddersfield area …
Liverpool's Old Guard Barely Hanging On

Liverpool's Old Guard Barely Hanging On

For Liverpool supporters, transfers can never come fast enough. We always want to push that revolving door a little faster until we find a combination of players that starts filling up the trophy cabinet again. However, glance at the squad from 2013/14 season, just four years ago and you’ll notice that only a few faces remain. The crocked club captain; Jordan Henderson. The want-away striker; Daniel Sturridge. The freshly sentenced right back; Jon Flanagan. And the benched ‘keeper; Simon Mignolet. …
Strengthening of the Spine: Klopp's long-term project coming to fruition

Strengthening of the Spine: Klopp's long-term project coming to fruition

Jurgen Klopp’s first game vs Spurs (Oct 2015): Mignolet; Clyne, Skrtel, Sakho, Moreno; Lucas, Can, Milner, Coutinho, Lallana, Origi. Bench: Toure, Allen, Ibe, Bogdan, Randall, Sinclair, Teixeira Jurgen Klopp’s latest game vs Burnley (Jan 2018): Mignolet; Alexander-Arnold, Klavan, Lovren, Gomez; Can, Wijnaldum, Chamberlain; Lallana, Mane, Solanke. Bench: Karius, Matip, Robertson, Milner, Woodburn, Ings, Firmino. What a difference two years make. Recording their first win of 2018, Liverpool secured an injury-time winner in the most dramatic fashion to win 2-1. Bear …
Have we underestimated Liverpool's squad depth?

Have we underestimated Liverpool's squad depth?

Over the last month or so we have seen Jurgen Klopp increasingly trust his squad which has seen him rotate a number of his first choice eleven in and out of the side. With the added demands of European football, it was clear Klopp was going to have to utilise his squad players a lot more this season but it should also highlight to us all how the German is building a team which is capable of challenging on all …
FSG and VVD: A Signal of Intent

FSG and VVD: A Signal of Intent

As signals of intent go, it doesn’t get much bigger than Liverpool’s signing of Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton. On multiple levels, the transfer for the Dutch international defender states firmly and unequivocally that Liverpool are no longer messing around in the transfer market. They’re ready to compete. Firstly, there’s the fee itself, a reported £75 million. It’s the third highest fee ever paid by an English club (Manchester United, who “haven’t spent enough” occupy the first two spots, but …
Liverpool v Leicester City Preview - The First of Two Tough Games in a Row for Klopp's Men

Liverpool v Leicester City Preview - The First of Two Tough Games in a Row for Klopp's Men

The Details Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Neil Swarbrick Date & Time - Saturday, December 30th @ 15:00 GMT Current Odds - Liverpool 2/7, Draw 9/2, Leicester 17/2 Form Liverpool Form Liverpool got back to winning ways against Swansea on Boxing Day. A comfortable first-half performance was improved upon after the break when the Reds extended their one-goal lead to run out 5-0 victors in the end. Looking at the xG stats below, we can see that the Reds should have won all …
Liverpool v Swansea Preview - Swansea to bear brunt of Emirates' frustrations

Liverpool v Swansea Preview - Swansea to bear brunt of Emirates' frustrations

The Details Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Kevin Friend Date & Time - Tuesday, December 26th @ 17:30 GMT Current Odds - Liverpool 1/7, Draw 13/2, Swansea 16/1 Form Liverpool Form Liverpool have had a bit of a stop-start month this December. Impressive wins at home to Spartak and away to Bournemouth have been overshadowed by two poor home draws against West Brom and Everton. Although, it has to be said that luck just was not on their side in those games. The …
Is Joe Gomez Becoming a Right-Back?

Is Joe Gomez Becoming a Right-Back?

A series of unfortunate developments have seen Joe Gomez play most of his minutes for Liverpool at full-back, despite signing as a fresh-faced centre-back in the summer of 2015. The first of those developments was Brendan Rodgers developing the idea that to save his job, a back four with an 18-year-old out of position at left-back was the obvious solution. Gomez made five appearances, playing fairly well before injury curtailed his season. Finally getting back to full fitness after a …
The International Break Proves To Be Just That For Liverpool

The International Break Proves To Be Just That For Liverpool

A lot has been made of Liverpool over the international break. A lot has been made of the potential use of a new formation, a lot has been made of the return to fitness of our full squad and what that means, something that this article will address quite heavily, and a lot has been made of where Liverpool’s season is at after a good run of results following a disastrous defeat to Spurs. But this article is more focused …
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