Paris 2-1 Liverpool: Reds out-gunned by Tuchel's stars

Paris 2-1 Liverpool: Reds out-gunned by Tuchel's stars

Despite the 2-1 scoreline, Liverpool weren't remotely close to staging a dramatic fightback in Paris as they left themselves with huge work to do in the Champions League. With goals from Juan Bernat and Neymar condemning the Reds to Matchday 5 defeat, Jurgen Klopp's men now must beat Napoli 1-0 or by two clear goals to advance into the last 16. That is of course, unless Red Star shock PSG in Serbia. James Milner's penalty just short of half-time gave …
Player ratings as Liverpool are punished in Paris

Player ratings as Liverpool are punished in Paris

Pretty much the whole lot of them can fuck off tonight, including the manager. You'll see that from the ratings. Liverpool lose in Paris and now we need to beat Napoli, more than likely by two goals, at Anfield on Matchday 6. It's do-able, but do you fancy keeping the likes of Mertens and Insigne quiet on the counter? I don't, is all. Anyway... Alisson clearly Liverpool's MOTM Alisson (8): Really good. Can do nothing about either goal, unlucky with …
Midfield musings, a new identity and tactical potential for Liverpool

Midfield musings, a new identity and tactical potential for Liverpool

With Liverpool cruising to a 3-0 win over Watford on Saturday evening, Jurgen Klopp maintained the 2 point deficit to Man City. Another clean sheet and a highly satisfying win, albeit with a dogged rather than spectacular performance. There's a certain symmetry to our away results against Watford since Klopp took over from Brendan Rodgers. From the pitiful 3-0 reverse in his first season, to a thrilling 3-3 draw last season which pointed to our underlying defensive deficiencies. To then …
Why Liverpool’s new-found solidity is no bad thing

Why Liverpool’s new-found solidity is no bad thing

The 2017/18 season was loads of fun. In the process of securing a second successive top 4 finish and getting to the final of the Champions League, Liverpool scored a whopping 138 goals in all competitions, helping us become known - rightfully - as one of the most lethal attacks in world football. Our front 3 of Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane became not only the darlings of the KOP, but the holders of the keys to something …
Dejan Lovren, sprouts and the art of debate

Dejan Lovren, sprouts and the art of debate

"All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others." - Douglas Adams. "Never be so cliché as to start a piece of writing with a quote." - My father. Sorry, Dad. The definition of a 'good' football player varies based on what level you want them playing at. Dejan Lovren would be a phenomenal player for a team in the National League, Conference or whatever we're …
Paris Saint Germain v Liverpool Preview - Reds go in search of first win in Paris

Paris Saint Germain v Liverpool Preview - Reds go in search of first win in Paris

The Details   Venue - Parc des Princes, Paris Referee - Szymon Marciniak (POL) Date & Time - Wednesday, November 28th 2018 @ 20:00 BST Current Odds -  PSG 23/20, Draw 3/1, Liverpool 11/5 Form PSG Form Paris Saint Germain have been getting their results lately with solid performances. The highlight of their recent spell was the 4-0 win at the home of Thierry Henry's hapless Monaco side earlier this month. Thomas Tuchel knows his side will almost certainly be out if they lose to …
Five Strikers That Would Suit Liverpool

Five Strikers That Would Suit Liverpool

It seems clear that Jürgen Klopp has a plan. In the last six to twelve months, Liverpool have toyed with a 4-2-3-1 system – the kind that the German used at Dortmund regularly. With the midfield stagnating in the 4-3-3 and Liverpool’s dazzling forwards looking starved of creativity, it makes sense to withdraw Roberto Firmino to his favoured role as the #10 and look to play with a more traditional, clinical striker. This striker would have to be able to …
Jurgen Klopp & The Price For Style

Jurgen Klopp & The Price For Style

There is no correct way to play football no matter how much we may hear the phrase “Play the right way” across the media. The uber-pragmatic style which epitomized the mid-noughties could not be further from the pressing dominant, possession styles of the modern era. Both Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp employ styles which don’t necessarily adhere to the bulk possession ethos demonstrated by the likes of Pep Guardiola at Manchester City and Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea, however, comparing the …
Observations as Liverpool Continue to put the Pressure on Man City

Observations as Liverpool Continue to put the Pressure on Man City

Liverpool surged to a 3-0 win against Watford courtesy of a strong second-half performance at Vicarage Road. The fine margins of football could’ve made it a very different result had the home side gained a penalty when the scores were level after Robertson appeared to bring down Will Hughes, but a growing telepathy between the front three was enough to see Klopp’s side retain their strong start. Liverpool fans confident of victory should really have a peek at this site if they …
Key Stats As Reds Make It 33 points from 13 games

Key Stats As Reds Make It 33 points from 13 games

Liverpool turned in another solid away performance as they won 3-0 away at Watford. But what were the key stats from a tricky win at Vicarage Road, in which the Reds toiled for long spells but came good in the end? Clinical Reds Rely on Salah Again This was another far from vintage attacking performance from Liverpool. They created 1.74 xG, but 1.08 of that xG was created in the third goal incident, in which Mané and Firmino had Liverpool’s …
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