ACL Injuries, Physical Recuperation and Mental Rebuilding

ACL Injuries, Physical Recuperation and Mental Rebuilding

There's been a feel good factor around Liverpool for the past 10 days. The appointment of Jurgen Klopp have given new fans a new sense of belief and hope. However,  like everything in life all good things must come to an end and Liverpool fans have been brought back down to earth with a bump this week with the news that both Joe Gomez and Danny Ings are ruled out for the rest of the season with Anterior Cruciate Ligament …
Can Jurgen Klopp's Teams Play the Diamond?

Can Jurgen Klopp's Teams Play the Diamond?

When many think of Jurgen Klopp they think of counter attacking football. They think of a team in yellow buzzing around the final third of the pitch in the hunt for the ball. They think of a 4231 formation. It's what he was famed for as he took a mid-table Dortmund side and transformed them into league winners. However, what some people may not know, during his early years at Dortmund Jurgen Klopp used to set them up in a …
The Two Dannys - Sturridge and Ings: Ready Made Strikeforce

The Two Dannys - Sturridge and Ings: Ready Made Strikeforce

Liverpool have had a few prolific partnerships in their history, a few spring to mind instantly with very little thought. John Toshack and Kevin Keegan, Ian Rush and Kenny Dalglish, Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen, Emile Heskey and Michael Owen, Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard and of course Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge. Some were integral in title winning sides, others important in winning European trophies whilst others played a dominant role in Liverpool finishing second and giving us one …
Injuries Could Temporarily Solve Our Striker Puzzle

Injuries Could Temporarily Solve Our Striker Puzzle

Daniel Sturridge returned to Liverpool’s ranks against Norwich as a man under pressure. In fact, many Liverpool fans had pinned the potential successes of our season all on him, just as they had done last year with sad consequences. Liverpool’s squad for 2015/16 has been bolstered though by the incoming Benteke, Ings and Origi, which would have lifted some of the pressure of Sturridge had Liverpool’s attacking play so far not been so stale and laboured. Despite the poor attack, …
Manchester United vs Liverpool: The Autopsy

Manchester United vs Liverpool: The Autopsy

At the start of the season I thought I'd do a weekly tactical piece on the previous game. Primarily looking at the attack and how Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino were bedding in with their new teammates. The United game was horrific to watch and although I tried I couldn't really find anything tactically to be positive about. Instead, my notes happened to be filled with negatives and I hate it because usually I find a few things that I …
Derby Disaster: What Next for Rodgers and Liverpool?

Derby Disaster: What Next for Rodgers and Liverpool?

After watching the game on Saturday, many are wondering what next? Where does Liverpool go from there and specifically, where does Brendan Rodgers do now? Many a Rodgers fan has seen their faith rocked by Liverpool's recent performances. Twitter erupted with anger and disappointed. Hordes have heaped themselves on the 'Rodgers Out' campaign after such a dismal display against, let's face it, a ridiculously average Manchester United side. A better team would have hit Liverpool for four or five. It's …
Liverpool's Horror Show Tactics

Liverpool's Horror Show Tactics

From a very early age we're all exposed to the 'happy ever after' theory. Beast gets the Beauty. Pinocchio ends up being a real boy. Rocky Balboa defeats everybody. Danny Ocean and his 10 friends get away after robbing the Bellagio Casino, and a random player winning a jackpot at Red Flush online casino. Liverpool beat AC Milan in Istanbul. Hard work, bravery and a bit of luck and you can achieve anything. We all harboured hope that Steven Gerrard would …
Are Liverpool still too reliant on Daniel Sturridge?

Are Liverpool still too reliant on Daniel Sturridge?

Eight new signings, near £90 million spent and it took a mere 4 games before it all started, yet again. "When Daniel Sturridge returns we'll start smashing teams." "We're just lacking Sturridge now, then we'll be putting teams away." Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Scrolling through Twitter I felt like I'd seen all of this before. I spoke about this last week, how the start of this season felt very familiar. Liverpool not being able to find a way …
Daniel Sturridge: Must Only Return When It's Right

Daniel Sturridge: Must Only Return When It's Right

Following on from some recent speculated reports in the press, Liverpool FC released photos of Daniel Sturridge back in light training at Melwood, as the striker continues his rehabilitation from injury. He underwent hip surgery in the United States back in May and had begun his rehabilitation there. Pictures were circulated of Sturridge running freely and even working with the ball; a sight that inevitably excited many fans. On the face of it, it's great news that our best striker …
Would Winning Alone Suffice?

Would Winning Alone Suffice?

If one reads the title of this piece, it would not be too far fetched to assume that readers might think they have entered an Arsenal/Chelsea fans blog site by accident, as this is a topic which has been a bug bear for Arsenal fans during their trophy drought ridden years. The terms 'winning ugly', 'winning at all costs', 'beautiful football', 'passing the ball into the net' 'park the bus' etc. are jibes which are often involved in such discussions. …
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