Goals change narratives

Goals change narratives

There was never going to be an ideal time to pause football but doing so after a loss was always going to be torturous. Liverpool’s last outing was a 3-2 loss to Atletico Madrid. There’s no shame in losing to a team managed by Diego Simeone, even if they aren’t in the best form. The Argentine tactician has masterminded some famous victories during his time with Atleti. It isn’t necessarily the prettiest football but it is successful, sort of.  However, …
Liverpool vs Atletico tactical analysis: Liverpool unlucky or a Simeone masterclass?

Liverpool vs Atletico tactical analysis: Liverpool unlucky or a Simeone masterclass?

Despite dominating the ball and creating the lion’s share of the chances, Liverpool succumbed to a 3-2 defeat in front of their home fans as Diego Simeone’s Atleti survived the bombardment to score three goals in added time. Simeone’s side showed the catenaccio and Bilardisme mentality that has made them one of the most respected teams in Europe. Nonetheless, Liverpool were able to open up cracks in Simeone's disciplined set-up to create chances that could have won the game. Liverpool's performance …
Liverpool vs Atlético Madrid Preview - Over to you, Anfield

Liverpool vs Atlético Madrid Preview - Over to you, Anfield

The Details   Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Danny Makkelie (NED) Date & Time - Wednesday, March 11th 2020 @ 20:00 Current Odds - Liverpool 4/7, Draw 14/5, Atlético Madrid 11/2 _____________________________________________________________________ There will be a welcome for the Liverpool coach. The streets will be lined from the Arkles to the ground. There will be a pyro party. There will be noise, there will be intensity and, yes, there will be a certain level of expectation. Will there by joy? …
Two players to return to squad for Atlético Madrid clash on Wednesday night

Two players to return to squad for Atlético Madrid clash on Wednesday night

Liverpool should have Jordan Henderson and Andy Robertson both back in contention for a starting place against Atlético Madrid on Wednesday night, according to Jürgen Klopp. The Reds were without both Henderson and Robertson for Saturday's 2-1 Premier League win over Bournemouth at Anfield. Robertson was not risked after picking up a slight injury in training while Henderson was still recovering from the thigh problem he suffered in mid-February. Liverpool are 1-0 down from the first leg in Spain so …
Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool Preview - Tight affair in store against Simeone's Atleti

Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool Preview - Tight affair in store against Simeone's Atleti

The Details   Venue - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid Referee - Szymon Marciniak (POL) Date & Time - Tuesday, February 18th 2020 @ 20:00 Current Odds - Atletico Madrid 23/10, Draw 5/2, Liverpool 23/20 _____________________________________________________________________ Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid... the one team most of us Reds fans wanted to avoid in the Champions League draw. Yet, here we are. Fate drew us the short straw and now Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool have a huge task ahead of them. However, Liverpool are European champions and …
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The "Klopp Out" Brigade: An Embarrassment To Liverpool's Fanbase

If you want Jurgen Klopp to be sacked as Liverpool manager, you are talking complete nonsense and are everything wrong with modern football. It really is that simple. Opinions are part of what makes being a football fan so much fun, but when people spout knee-jerk bile for the sake of it, it becomes irrelevant. All it shows is that they clearly don’t understand the game, and that they will only ever be happy with the Reds if they win …
Down But Not Out: Liverpool defeated in Audi Cup final on penalties

Down But Not Out: Liverpool defeated in Audi Cup final on penalties

Liverpool 1 - 1 Atletico Madrid (Atletico win 5-4 on penalties) Liverpool were denied their second pre-season trophy after suffering a penalty shoot-out defeat against Atletico Madrid in the final of the Audi Cup at the Allianz Arena. Jurgen Klopp made nine changes to the side which defeated Bayern Munich 3-0 in the semi-final, with Phil Coutinho, Mo Salah, Daniel Sturridge and Alberto Moreno all absent from the squad. It was a surprise to see Sadio Mane start after playing …
Rodgers Has 99 Problems and Big Games Are One!

Rodgers Has 99 Problems and Big Games Are One!

Nearing the end of a forgetful season it's easy to do one of two things; either remind yourself of the poor start of the season or at every given opportunity brag about the unbeaten streak we had at the start of 2015. In isolation both tell a completely different story but the season should be judged as a whole and it's interesting to see that in the big games for The Reds they've not matched expectation or performed as expected. …
Five Potential Replacements if Rodgers leaves Liverpool

Five Potential Replacements if Rodgers leaves Liverpool

Five wins on the bounce, including an impressive thirteen matches unbeaten had Liverpool dreaming of a second place finish and an FA Cup winners' medal to show for by the end of this campaign. Catching Chelsea would always be a near-impossible task, however, Brendan's men were nailed on pipping City to the runners-up position. Fast-forward a mere two matches later, and 95 % of reds fans would bite your hands off for fourth place. Yes, that's the beauty (or rather …