Jurgen Klopp's substitution pattern

Jurgen Klopp's substitution pattern

Jurgen Klopp is the best thing to happen to Liverpool Football Club for a long long time and certainly in my lifetime. The transformation of the club under the German is nothing short of incredible and has gotten him a demigod status for the Reds' faithful. During his Anfield reign Klopp has shown tactical flexibility by altering the way the team plays through the years, he is the best man manager we've seen in recent history and really one article …
Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal: A Tactical Breakdown

Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal: A Tactical Breakdown

After a series of underwhelming performances, Liverpool's victory against Arsenal was a significant step in the right direction. Whereas in previous games, Liverpool had conceded a number of chances, and defended poorly, through not pressing effectively or making positional errors, the fixture on Saturday evening was far more akin to the efficient, composed and effective performances which came to define Liverpool's ruthless machine-like intensity over the course of last season. Liverpool set up in their typical 4-3-3 formation, but whereas …
Liverpool v Arsenal Preview - Mighty Reds to go marching on

Liverpool v Arsenal Preview - Mighty Reds to go marching on

The Details Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Date & Time - Saturday, December 29th @ 17:30 Current Odds - Liverpool 1/2, Draw 7/2, Arsenal 19/4 Form Liverpool Form This Liverpool team, created by Jurgen Klopp, has been displaying form the likes of which we have never seen before. Unbeaten and with 16 wins from 19 league games is simply out of this world. The achievements of this team in the first half of this season must never be underestimated. Look at the table below. …
Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool: A Tactical Breakdown

Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool: A Tactical Breakdown

As expected for Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp elected to revert to the 4-3-3 system with which he has enjoyed a great deal of success with against Liverpool’s top six rivals and Champions League competitors too. It made sense: Arsenal have a renewed impetus to play out from the back and did not have a particularly quick midfield, or backline, and in both regards were not technically gifted in either area. Arsenal’s threat lay with their forwards and stopping the supply into …
Arsenal v Liverpool Preview: Potential Key Battles To Look Out For

Arsenal v Liverpool Preview: Potential Key Battles To Look Out For

Liverpool face another huge test of their Premier League title credentials, as they travel to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday for the late kickoff, to face a buoyant Arsenal, who are unbeaten since losing their opening two Premier League matches of the season. Unai Emery's men saw an 11-game winning run halted last weekend, as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, but they came back to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over …
Premier League 2018/19 Season Preview

Premier League 2018/19 Season Preview

After an enormously entertaining World Cup full of drama and decadence, we the football faithful have been cast into the darkness of a month without the beautiful game. This has not stopped the majority of the big Premier League clubs from making money moves in anticipation. Ahead, we preview what to expect from them this season. Arsenal Arsenal’s relatively early business in securing the tenacious Lucas Torreira (aptly auto-corrected to terrier), supplemented with the earlier additions of Borussia Dortmund’s spine, …
Why Liverpool Can Win The League (Redux)

Why Liverpool Can Win The League (Redux)

Last summer I wrote a piece on how I thought it was possible Liverpool could win the Premier League title. I felt most of the points that I made in that article were largely valid, although of course things didn’t pan out the way we hoped. Overall, the lack of a centre-back signing, Phil Coutinho turning into a huge snake and Man City going full cheat mode were the big reasons we didn’t end up winning the league, but here …
FSG Have Failed to Deliver

FSG Have Failed to Deliver

If ever there was a headline to cause debate this is it. No doubt many will read the title of this piece and either strongly agree or disagree without reading the bloody article. In the last few years I have strongly defended FSG and also given them heavy criticism. There are things they have done very well and things they have done very poorly. Let’s begin with the positives. On 15th October 2010, much to all our relief, FSG, then …