Liverpool's Fullback Creativity and Recruitment Targets – Part 2

Liverpool's Fullback Creativity and Recruitment Targets – Part 2

In Part 1, we took a deep dive into profiling and analysing Liverpool’s fullback creativity and whether it is sustainable – you can read it here. Here in Part 2, we’ll look at select recruitment targets who can meet our depth needs and tick boxes on the club’s philosophy, eye and analytics tests. Tyrell Malacia (20 yo, Feyenoord, 1415 minutes, Highest valuation: £2.8 million) Tyrell Malacia is a highly rated, Dutch, modern left-back for Feyenoord who has represented the Netherlands …
What's going on with Xherdan Shaqiri?

What's going on with Xherdan Shaqiri?

Many thought he was almost certain to start against Fulham on Sunday, but when Adam Lallana was included in Klopp's starting XI, the recent whispers around what is going on with Xherdan Shaqiri grew just that little bit louder. The Alpine Messi was not so long ago enjoying his best spell since joining Liverpool in the summer, scoring six goals and providing two assists in 11 games over the winter period, but his form then seemed to drop and his …
Winning Mentality Comes To The Fore At Fulham

Winning Mentality Comes To The Fore At Fulham

Is it possible to love and hate a football team at the same time? It was easy to feel that way on Sunday, as Liverpool did their best to throw away valuable points at Fulham, in what would have been their most disappointing result of the season. Confidence was flowing as the Reds arrived in west London, with the 3-1 win at Bayern Munich showcasing their brilliance under Jurgen Klopp. A trip to a 19th-place struggling outfit in the spring …
Andy Robertson admits not winning at Fulham would have been

Andy Robertson admits not winning at Fulham would have been "gutting"

Liverpool's Andy Robertson admitted that The Reds' 2-1 win at Fulham was a "massive" result for the team and that it would have been "gutting" if they had not taken all three points. Jurgen Klopp's men dominated proceedings at Craven Cottage but could not increase their lead despite Sadio Mané's first-half opener. Ryan Babel equalised for Fulham in the last 20 minutes after a calamity of errors between James Milner, Virgil van Dijk and goalkeeper Alisson. Thankfully, Milner was able …
Fulham 1 Liverpool 2: Match Report

Fulham 1 Liverpool 2: Match Report

A day that could have been full of drama, in the end, went as expected for Liverpool Football Club. Oh, how we know this feeling in our stomachs went this club tends to make a meal of things that should have been much simpler. The match started on a somewhat cautious note by both teams, but in general Fulham FC started the way people have come to expect of them, on the front foot. They had a shade more bit of …
Fulham v Liverpool Preview - Reds to keep the heat on City

Fulham v Liverpool Preview - Reds to keep the heat on City

The Details Venue - Craven Cottage, Fulham Referee - Craig Pawson Date & Time - Sunday, March 17th @ 14:15 Current Odds - Fulham 11/1, Draw 6/1, Liverpool 1/4 Form Fulham Form Fulham have been in turmoil this season. Scott Parker is their third manager since the return to the Premier League. The Cottagers have lost their last six games in a row and are 19th in the table with just 17 points for the season. Strangely, as you can see from the xG …
Liverpool's Jordan Henderson out of Fulham game while Naby Keita faces late fitness test

Liverpool's Jordan Henderson out of Fulham game while Naby Keita faces late fitness test

Jurgen Klopp today confirmed that Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson will miss this Sunday's Premier League trip to Fulham. The Reds' midfielder went off after just 11 minutes against Bayern Munich on Wednesday night. Henderson had twisted his ankle but tried to continue. However, even after some bandaging, he could not run off the injury. Speaking today at his pre-game press conference, Klopp said:
"With Hendo, we made further assessment and we know now that it’s serious enough probably to …
Liverpool FC and Big Chances

Liverpool FC and Big Chances

Big chances are a crucial part of any Premier League team’s season. They help to differentiate the quality of a team. It expands nicely on the basic idea of xG that not all shots are equal. Bobby Firmino’s tap-in from a yard against Spurs was a better quality chance than when Denis Odoi shot from the halfway line against us for Fulham. So by looking at how many quality chances Liverpool are creating, and more importantly who is creating them, …
Another Composed Anfield Display As Liverpool Beat Fulham 2-0

Another Composed Anfield Display As Liverpool Beat Fulham 2-0

Liverpool took advantage of a controversial fifteen seconds to beat Fulham 2-0 at Anfield and move back to the top of the Premier League ahead of games for Chelsea and Manchester City. Despite the ropey nature of the first half and the question marks around their first goal, Liverpool were able to kill the game in the second half and see off a pretty average Fulham side. The home side started the game well, with Trent Alexander-Arnold rampaging down the …
Liverpool Player Ratings As They Fly Past Fulham

Liverpool Player Ratings As They Fly Past Fulham

Bar a blistering performance that led to taking Fulham apart 9-0, that was pretty much what Liverpool needed. Much more coherent than midweek, three points and a clean sheet. Mohamed Salah's breakaway goal set the Reds on their way, Xherdan Shaqiri's second-half strike completing a 2-0 win over the Cottagers. Here are your ratings. Alisson throws his cap on it... Alisson (10): What a man. Comes into the Premier League with that magnificent beard, completely owns the yellow goalie kit and …
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