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Liverpool's "Crisis"

Liverpool have not been playing very well lately. The Reds have managed to grind out results and have gotten lucky a number of times over the last few weeks. A Daniel Sturridge wonder goal, Riyad Mahrez shooting for the stars over the Anfield Road end and the woodwork against Huddersfield complete a series of fortunate events to keep Liverpool unbeaten in the league. We almost got away with it at Stadio San Paolo too. Of course the performances need to …
Liverpool Need A Playmaker

Liverpool Need A Playmaker

On-ball (in possession) Off-ball (out of possession) Transition (between possession) These are the three phases of football. Liverpool are without a doubt one of, if not the best team in the world in transition, that is, the moment in which a team transfers from a defensive shape to an attacking one, or vice-versa. The speed at which Liverpool move from a defensive shape into an offensive one is overwhelming for most sides. Immediately, the players rush into space, ahead of the …
Liverpool - No Longer a One-man Team

Liverpool - No Longer a One-man Team

Back in January, Liverpool allowed one it's most prized assets, Phillipe Coutinho, to leave the club. At the time, fans wouldn't have been laughed at if they were worried, going into the business end of the season. However, the Reds kicked on, and as a collective reached the Champions League final for the first time since 2007. Mo Salah received plenty of plaudits for his performances last season, and rightfully so, but even with the Egyptian star leading the line, …
Liverpool Football Club - Not Panicking Anymore

Liverpool Football Club - Not Panicking Anymore

Four games, twelve points, a single goal conceded. The supporters couldn't have hoped for a better start of the season. Or could we? The Reds aren't really blowing teams away, one can perhaps label our last two victories scrappy. Liverpool supporters can make a great case study on human nature. It's been exactly ten years since the last time the club was realistically considered as a title challenger. Since then we've been largely irrelevant at the domestic stage come May …
A Plan of Adaptation: Fabinho Edition

A Plan of Adaptation: Fabinho Edition

Having spent £40m on Fabinho this summer, some fans would’ve expected him to come straight into the starting eleven and offer a blanket to the back-four we’ve not seen since the days of Javier Mascherano. Crunching into tackles and feeding the ball to his teammates higher up the pitch, his inclusion would bring Liverpool to new heights amid hopes of a title challenge. However, the Brazilian hasn’t featured in the opening three games and didn’t even make the bench against …
Fabulous but Fab-less: Liverpool's Patience with Fabinho

Fabulous but Fab-less: Liverpool's Patience with Fabinho

Patience is a virtue. Sometimes, especially as football fans, we can struggle to see the bigger picture, the longer term, and we can get focused on the here and now. And we can start to question certain decisions. But we need to remember that a little patience never hurt anyone. Take Fabinho, for example. Liverpool’s first summer signing announced just two days after the Champions League final. There was an expectation amongst Liverpool fans that he would come into the …
The Curious Case of Dejan Lovren

The Curious Case of Dejan Lovren

It’s good to be a Liverpool supporter right now. The team is top of the table after the first matchweek, and the opener could not have gone any better. The additions in the summer appear to be spot on, and the team looks truly up for it this season. But it’s not 100% sunshine and rainbows for Liverpool at the moment as the club seems unable to go too long with some drama. While Salah’s multi-tasking driving skills may be …
Liverpool v West Ham United Preview - Key Battles

Liverpool v West Ham United Preview - Key Battles

The World Cup is over. The transfer window has, to use a particular cliché, slammed shut. Now it’s time for the actual thing – the real football. For nine months across the length and breadth of England (and a little bit of Wales), 20 teams to fight it out for one prize. Before a ball has been kicked in the season, Liverpool are seen as closer to that prize than they have been for quite a long time. But that …
Why Liverpool Must Find Their Coutinho Replacement

Why Liverpool Must Find Their Coutinho Replacement

Liverpool’s pursuit of Nabil Fekir looks to be over (for the time being), and with it has come another question: do Liverpool currently have their optimal squad? Or should they return to the market once more, with the intent of finally replacing the man who formerly practised his magic at Anfield? Well, quite simply, yes. It might not be Fekir, nor might it be someone who will fit what Coutinho did immediately, but the Reds aren’t a complete team: at …
How a number 10 will get the best out of Solanke and Origi

How a number 10 will get the best out of Solanke and Origi

One of the major talking points for some while has been Liverpool's lack of depth across their forward line. Following the sale of Philippe Coutinho, the Reds haven't had suitable backups to either of their wide forwards and Solanke and Ings failed to impress when filling in for Roberto Firmino last season. With Bobby having evolved into the complete striker in Klopp's system - capable of holding the ball up and linking the play, running in behind and stretching defences …
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