How can Liverpool get Robert Firmino firing?

How can Liverpool get Robert Firmino firing?

Roberto Firmino looked like the odd man out in attack against Manchester City. In truth, it’s nothing to be embarrassed by really.  After all, most players would have trouble keeping up with Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota. The Brazilan has never been blessed with blistering pace, but it was never really an issue. Mentally, he was always a couple of seconds ahead of opponents. That no longer seems to be the case.  The Liverpool No.9 has always been …
Liverpool's New Tactical Shape Offers Opportunity To Lesser Seen Squad Members

Liverpool's New Tactical Shape Offers Opportunity To Lesser Seen Squad Members

Jurgen Klopp sprung a surprise in Liverpool's recent 1-1 draw against Manchester City at The Etihad. After Diogo Jota scored a hat-trick against Atalanta in the Champions League a few days prior to the clash with Pep Guardiola's team, speculation was rife that Klopp may drop Roberto Firmino, one of his key lieutenants, and retain Jota in the starting team. As it turned out, though, the German picked both Firmino and the Reds' new signing from Wolves as the Champions …
Jordan Pickford has only got little arms - October 2020, The Month That Was

Jordan Pickford has only got little arms - October 2020, The Month That Was

"He's only got little arms, he's only got little arms" - so has sung the Kop at Jordan Pickford in recent times. Expect the songs about him to become more mean spirited after his actions in the Merseyside Derby. More on that in a bit. October did not begin well, with a penalty shoot-out defeat to Arsenal in whatever they're calling The League Cup now. The Reds actually played pretty well on the night, and could well have won the …
Time for Tsimikas to shine after Trent's injury?

Time for Tsimikas to shine after Trent's injury?

Another week, another injury for a Liverpool defender. That's how it seems, at least. While the recent 1-1 draw away to Manchester City was a good point to come away from the Etihad with, it certainly came at a price. Local hero Trent Alexander-Arnold pulled up in the second half with a calf problem which early reports (which remain uncomfirmed by the club at this point in time) suggest could keep him out of action for around four weeks. While …
Tactical Breakdown: Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool

Tactical Breakdown: Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool

As I have grown up, I have witnessed titanic clashes between footballing behemoths. Games for which the world would stand still for 90 minutes in order to witness the spectacle. In the early noughties, it was Arsenal and Manchester United; then Chelsea and United; Liverpool and Ferguson's side followed briefly, before the rise of Pep Guardiola's Barcelona precipitated a new dimension to El Clasico, now a monumental clash between the world's two finest teams. Matches between Klopp's Borussia Dortmund and …
Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool: Who Was Man of the Match?

Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool: Who Was Man of the Match?

The points were shared at the Etihad Stadium as Liverpool and Manchester City played out a 1-1 draw in the final match before we head into another international break. It was probably a fair result with both teams failing to create too many clear-cut chances. City will feel the more disappointed of the two sides, though, having missed a penalty late in the first half. In goal, Alisson was very impressive. He was so quick off his line on a …
Liverpool's Atalanta Academy Appearances Point To Bright Future

Liverpool's Atalanta Academy Appearances Point To Bright Future

Diogo Jota's hat-trick and Liverpool's overall performance were the main talking points from the Reds' 5-0 hammering of Atalanta last Tuesday. But it shouldn't be lost in the narrative that the English champions featured four homegrown, academy produced players over the course of the 90 minutes in Bergamo. Rhys Williams slotted in comfortably at centre half next to Joe Gomez, Curtis Jones -- alongside Georginio Wijnaldum and Jordan Henderson -- was part of the midfield three and Trent Alexander started …
Tactical Breakdown: Atalanta 0-5 Liverpool

Tactical Breakdown: Atalanta 0-5 Liverpool

“I don’t think any system could have defended tonight Sadio, Mo & Diogo, the way they played, with the support of the others.”
In his post-match presser, Jürgen Klopp was bubbling with praise for his entire team, championing the manner in which the team defended with concentration and discipline, and attacked with synchronicity and fluidity. It was a significant departure from the nature of Liverpool's most recent games, with a distinct shift in tone, tempo and action, akin …
Ultimate test of Van Dijk-less Liverpool arrives at Man City

Ultimate test of Van Dijk-less Liverpool arrives at Man City

Can you think of a more high-profile, damaging injury to a Liverpool player than Virgil van Dijk's at Everton? I'm not sure there has ever been one that has had the potential to define an entire season like Van Dijk's, such is his colossal stature at the club. Having had him available throughout almost all of his nearly-three-year stay at Anfield, we now have the horrible prospect of not seeing him in a Liverpool shirt again for almost a year. …
Manchester City vs Liverpool Preview - Etihad bears witness to the first title-rivals clash of the season

Manchester City vs Liverpool Preview - Etihad bears witness to the first title-rivals clash of the season

THE DETAILS Venue – Etihad Stadium, Manchester Referee – Craig Pawson Date & Time – Sunday, November 8th @ 16:30 Current Odds – Manchester City 19/20, Draw 16/5, Liverpool 23/10 ________________________________________________________ Five points separate these sides as they prepare to do battle at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday evening. Liverpool look well-primed to push for the Premier League title again and City will certainly rise among the placings as the weeks progress. Both sides will see this weekend's clash as the …
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