Leicester's Ben Chilwell linked with Liverpool move

Leicester's Ben Chilwell linked with Liverpool move

With Liverpool being linked to both Leicester's Ben Chilwell and Lorient's Raphael Gueirrero it's becoming clear that the club feel they need to strengthen their left-back position. It's Leicester City's Chilwell who seems to be the most likely candidate to join with rumours of a move persisting ever since the full-back went on loan to Huddersfield Town, now managed by David Wagner who of course is close friends with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp. Chilwell, only just 19, is the current …
The Klopp Mentality: Making the People Happy

The Klopp Mentality: Making the People Happy

In a football world often described as savage, unrelenting and uncompromising, it’s a pretty good feeling to watch a Jürgen Klopp interview. In such a harsh, embattled landscape where managers all strive to achieve excellence largely through one pre-determined template of how to act in front of the camera and on the touchline, Jürgen Klopp is a breath of fresh air; one that’s only been witnessed a select few times since the rise of the most decorated manager of recent …
Liverpool midfield dominance vs Leicester a sign of things to come

Liverpool midfield dominance vs Leicester a sign of things to come

Eyes were widened and surprise stated as Liverpool’s lineup for the Leicester City game was confirmed, with Jurgen Klopp abandoning his usual 4-3-2-1 system since joining the Reds and matching up to the Foxes in a tactical sense with a 4-4-2. Pre-game (and, for some unfortunate watchers, in-game) chatter was about how Klopp was affording such respect for the league leaders that he was altering his own preferences for the side—but instead, what this really was for Liverpool was another …
Southampton 1 Liverpool 6: A Glimpse Into Next Season's Tactical Concepts

Southampton 1 Liverpool 6: A Glimpse Into Next Season's Tactical Concepts

There was a misconception when Jurgen Klopp took charge of Liverpool that he would immediately transform the club into Borussia Dortmund mark II. This misconception was propagated mainly by the mainstream media but also by fans and amateur bloggers. The first few weeks of Klopp's reign however have given us a glimpse of what we can expect from the German and it looks as though it is time for fans to get excited. In the Capital One Cup Quarter-Final against …
Jürgen Klopp's Midfield Unit

Jürgen Klopp's Midfield Unit

Hello again Anfield Index, it's been a while. Sorry I've taken some time since my last article, but apparently being in the final year of your degree is quite time-consuming. Moving on, in this piece I will be attempting to analyse what I consider the most important component of any Klopp system: the midfield. Most will tell you that Klopp's preferred shape is a 4-2-3-1, which I agree with, and I'll start by discussing what the manager tends to expect from …
Great Expectations Whilst Undermining Klopp's Character

Great Expectations Whilst Undermining Klopp's Character

If you’re a Liverpool fan and unfamiliar with Jürgen Klopp and you took the twitter narratives as gospel, then it’s fair to suggest you are under the false illusion that Klopp will win us the league and by the end of the season we’ll be playing in Dortmund yellow circa 2010 because we’re definitely signing the likes of Reus, Hummels, Gündogan and Lewandowski in January. The fume has evolved into delusion. After the announcement of Jurgen Klopp as manager of Liverpool …
Divock Origi: To Be Saved By The Boss?

Divock Origi: To Be Saved By The Boss?

The arrival of Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool has kick-started a sense of euphoria surrounding the club and it's hard not to understand why. The German boss seems to have all the answers to Liverpool’s on-field problems and there's a sense of hope returning to the forgotten fortress of Anfield. Under Brendan Rodgers, there was often some lost players in the squad; players who were always over-looked, utilised ineffectively or simply disliked by Rodgers. Divock Origi, the young forward, was signed …
Can Adam Lallana Buck Up His Ideas?

Can Adam Lallana Buck Up His Ideas?

Adam Lallana is something of a head-scratcher when it comes to Liverpool Football Club and even disregarding his £25 Million fee entirely there is still debate over his transfer. A player who neither fits in with the titillatingly direct and pacey football of 2013/14 or the slower, possession based approach that Brendan Rodgers wished to implement when he was first appointed. The England International would appear to fit somewhere in between. To assess his potential for transition and growth there …
Klopp and The Kop

Klopp and The Kop

Today Jurgen Klopp officially began his tenure as Liverpool manager and Anfield has quiet understandably lost it's mind, overcome with joy and expectation. Fans have been craving the appointment of a top-class coach since the departure of Rafael Benitez. Since Benitez's exit in 2010 it has been a succession of almost managers: Brendan Rodgers, Kenny Dalglish (in his second stint) and Roy Hodgson represent a far inferior pedigree to that of Klopp. The possibilities are potentially endless for Liverpool with …
Liverpool FC: The Future Is All That Counts

Liverpool FC: The Future Is All That Counts

A decent first-half display in the 225th Merseyside derby was the last thing Brendan Rodgers had to shout about as manager of Liverpool Football Club. The final result (1-1) was by the by for the Northern Irishman, as he soon learnt what many fans had known since late last week (thanks to a clued in local fan on Twitter), ie. his days at Anfield were done. Not before time either, certainly not from this side of the fence. That Fenway …
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