Poor Decision Making All Round For The Reds On Derby Day

Poor Decision Making All Round For The Reds On Derby Day

79% of possession, 23 shots and 12 corners and yet somehow, Liverpool came away with just a point against The Ev. Jurgen Klopp delivered a roll of the dice before kick-off, opting to demote Philippe Coutinho and Bobby Firmino to the bench in favour of Dominic Solanke and Oxlade-Chamberlain. A double pivot of Henderson and Milner raised some eyebrows, too. Still, there was more than enough firepower out on the field to expose a youthful looking Everton back line. Mohamed …
Strange (Mersey) Sides - Liverpool 1 Everton 1

Strange (Mersey) Sides - Liverpool 1 Everton 1

I would have been a bit disappointed at 1-0, to be honest. That sounds mealy-mouthed, doesn’t it? Being all sniffy at a one goal win against the other lot from across the park, but such was the paucity of Everton’s defence and attack (including the slowest forward line in their history) that I wanted at least four by half time. They were begging to be put away, absolutely begging. Add a snowy Merseyside and Big Sam ™ with his aerial …
Everton v Liverpool - A Statistical Preview

Everton v Liverpool - A Statistical Preview

Liverpool head into the Merseyside derby on the back of a highly impressive 3-0 win in midweek. Admittedly Middlesbrough weren’t the toughest opposition Jurgen Klopp and his men will face this season, but the ruthless and stylish manner of their win will not have gone unnoticed amongst their title rivals. Everton have made a habit of doing Liverpool favours in their home games over the past few weeks. Taking points from both Manchester United and Arsenal has only aided the …
Return of the Jedi: Ian Rush

Return of the Jedi: Ian Rush

"A Jedi Knight? Jeez, I'm out of it for a little while, everyone gets delusions of grandeur!" Deal with it Han Solo, he’s definitely a Jedi! A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, Everton thought they were striking back. They almost did. They had the 1984/85 season where they amassed 90 points and won the league with a 13 point gap over the course of 42 matches. They won the European Cup Winners' Cup and lost in …
Anfield Index Writers | Merseyside Derby Special

Anfield Index Writers | Merseyside Derby Special

It’s almost derby day! And as part of  Anfield Index's countdown to Liverpool’s trip to Goodison Park on Saturday, I have teamed up with 4 of the sites writers to bring you a special build up to the game. Be sure to follow all of the writers on twitter by clicking the links in the subheadings @AnfieldIndex I've chosen the 3-5-2 formation specifically with Lukaku in mind. With Sakho playing centrally he should show some strength against Lukaku especially with …