Ample Positives For Liverpool To Take Despite European Exit

Ample Positives For Liverpool To Take Despite European Exit

Liverpool bowed out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage after a 0-0 draw with Real Madrid at Anfield on Wednesday night. Trailing 3-1 from the first leg, the Reds -- despite creating ample chances -- were unable to prize open the stubborn defence of the visitors and, for the second year running, they were eliminated from Europe by a Spanish team. The defeat is obviously disappointing for Jurgen Klopp, the players and the fans alike, especially because it …
Leeds vs Liverpool - Energetic tussle expected at Elland Road on Monday

Leeds vs Liverpool - Energetic tussle expected at Elland Road on Monday

THE DETAILS Venue – Elland Road, Leeds Referee – Anthony Taylor Date & Time – Monday, April 19th @ 20:00 Current Odds – Leeds 7/2, Draw 10/3, Liverpool 4/6 ________________________________________________________ And then there was one... all focus must now turn to Liverpool's domestic duties over the next five weeks. A top-four finish is certainly doable but you would have to say Liverpool are up against it, three points behind with seven games to play. Let it begin... FORM Leeds Form Leeds …
Analysis: Why Alexander-Arnold must stay at right-back for Liverpool

Analysis: Why Alexander-Arnold must stay at right-back for Liverpool

It is a yearly occurrence now. It doesn’t matter what Trent Alexander-Arnold does, talk inevitably turns to whether or not he should be doing whatever it is he’s doing from the centre of the pitch.  If he’s bossing things from the right, the narrative seems to be but imagine what he could do from centre-midfield.  Alternatively, when he’s struggling at right-back, people start to suggest that he needs to move into the middle third for his own good.  Alexander-Arnold’s omission …
4231 Formation The Next Tactical Port of Call For Liverpool

4231 Formation The Next Tactical Port of Call For Liverpool

Ever since the beginning of the 2016/2017 season, Jurgen Klopp has almost consistently lined Liverpool up in a 433 formation. The only exception came in the winter of the 2018/2019 season when the Reds lined up in a 4231 shape. In that reshuffle, Mohamed Salah played as the teams' focal point, with Roberto Firmino dropping into the number 10 role. Xherdan Shaqiri, meanwhile, in his most productive run at the club, added creativity from a right-wing berth. Klopp soon reverted …
Liverpool vs Real Madrid Preview - Mammoth task awaits Reds at empty Anfield

Liverpool vs Real Madrid Preview - Mammoth task awaits Reds at empty Anfield

THE DETAILS   Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Björn Kuipers (NED) Date & Time - Wednesday, April 14th 2021 @ 20:00 Current Odds - Liverpool 10/11, Draw 29/10, Real Madrid 13/5 _____________________________________________________________________ While we all know better than to ever completely write Liverpool off, it's hard to see how The Reds can defy the odds again without that famous Anfield support behind them. A very poor first-half performance cost Liverpool dearly in the first leg in Madrid last week. …
Tactical Breakdown: Liverpool 2-1 Aston Villa

Tactical Breakdown: Liverpool 2-1 Aston Villa

Premier League champions Liverpool won their first home game since Christmas, as they beat Aston Villa 2-1, courtesy of a late strike by Alexander-Arnold. Systems Liverpool played in a 4-3-3, with Roberto Firmino returning to the forward line in place of Sadio Mané. Fabinho and Gini Wijnaldum retained their starting places and were partnered with James Milner. Otherwise, the team remained unchanged. Dean Smith's Villa side also used a 4-3-3 structure, with Ollie Watkins leading the line, but in midfield …
Tactical Breakdown: Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool

Tactical Breakdown: Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool

Much Maligned Firmino Missed In UnIntense Liverpool Loss

Much Maligned Firmino Missed In UnIntense Liverpool Loss

Let's face it, Roberto Firmino -- at least in front of goal -- has regressed as a player over the course of the last two seasons. From a record high 0f 15 Premier League goals in the 2017/2018 season, the Brazilian's numbers have steadily dropped and he finds himself on eight league goals this season, the same figure he registered last term. Of course, anyone familiar with the Brazilian internationals game knows that his on-field role is about much more …
Liverpool vs Aston Villa Preview - Reds face Villa in first of two consecutive season-defining games

Liverpool vs Aston Villa Preview - Reds face Villa in first of two consecutive season-defining games

THE DETAILS Venue – Anfield, Liverpool Referee – Paul Tierney Date & Time – Saturday, April 10th @ 15:00 Current Odds – Liverpool 11/20, Draw 16/5, Aston Villa 5/1 ________________________________________________________ Liverpool are battling to keep their season alive these days. A slight upturn in form has seen hopes of a top-four finish rekindled at Anfield. On Tuesday night, The Reds' Champions League dreams took a blow to the throat in Madrid, however. Now, Jürgen Klopp and his men must put …
The Trent Alexander-Arnold Myth

The Trent Alexander-Arnold Myth

It’s 2021 and people are still claiming that Trent Alexander-Arnold can’t defend. It is beyond boring now and is arguably one of the laziest narratives in world football.  It all stems from that match against Manchester United when Marcus Rashford scored twice.  People always overlook the fact that Dejan Lovren allowed Romelu Lukaku a free header after initially tracking him into the midfield area. They tend to ignore that Alexander-Arnold was left one-on-one with Rashford with a lot of space …
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