Do Liverpool Have Another

Do Liverpool Have Another "Best in the World"?

This is the best Liverpool side of the Premier League era. There seems such little controversy in that, yet five years ago, the Reds were in a mire, in freefall after another debilitating second place finish that saw their star striker depart. It was debilitating because there was no recovery, no tactical acumen, no leading light to catch them as they fell. It was during that time, in that season – 14/15 – where the discussion of Liverpool’s midfield woes …
Marko Grujic vs Denis Zakaria - who suits the Liverpool midfield?

Marko Grujic vs Denis Zakaria - who suits the Liverpool midfield?

Liverpool’s midfield is a divisive topic, but one thing most fans can agree on is that reinforcements will soon be needed. Jordan Henderson is 30 at the end of the current campaign, Gini Wijnaldum turns 29 this month, James Milner is 34 in January and Adam Lallana is 32 in May.  Of the current crop of midfielders, only Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Fabinho and Naby Keita are closer to 25 than they are 30, and two of those have had injury troubles.  …
Liverpool's Lallana Experiment Sets Positive Precedent

Liverpool's Lallana Experiment Sets Positive Precedent

Jurgen Klopp raised a few eyebrows with his team selection for Liverpool's recent Premier League victory away to Aston Villa. With Fabinho walking a suspension tightrope ahead of this coming weekend's top of the table clash with Manchester  City, the Brazilian sat the game out. In his stead, most assumed that Jordan Henderson -- who played the number 6 role for two and a half season's under Klopp -- would slot in. However, in a move that surprised all Liverpool …
Late Goal Loving Liverpool Win It Late Again

Late Goal Loving Liverpool Win It Late Again

Two late goals from Andy Robertson and Sadio Mane kept Liverpool's six point lead at the top of the Premier League table intact with a 2-1 win away to Aston Villa. The table toppers had trailed to a Trezeguet goal, but once again rescued the deserved three points late on in a display of patience and resolute character. From the outside, it was clear that the hosts would attempt to attack their illustrious guests and they had a chance almost …
Four Years of Jurgen Klopp - Part 5: Klopp 4-0 Impossible

Four Years of Jurgen Klopp - Part 5: Klopp 4-0 Impossible

This month marks four years since Jürgen Klopp took charge at Anfield and began the process of transforming the Reds into one of the most dominant teams in world football. You can read the previous entries in the series below: Part 1: Liverpool 2-2 West Bromwich Albion Part 2: Manchester City 1-4 Liverpool  Part 3: Liverpool 4-3 Borussia Dortmund Part 4: Spurs 4-1 Liverpool Now for the final entry... Liverpool 4-0 FC Barcelona - 7 May 2019  Liverpool XI: Alisson, …
Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Observations as Reds Keep Fortress Anfield in Tact

Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Observations as Reds Keep Fortress Anfield in Tact

Liverpool absolutely battered Tottenham. Let nothing else take your attention away from that. From the moment the Reds kicked off after conceding an avoidable goal in the first minute of the game, their feet were headed straight for Tottenham throats, and in the end, all that pressure paid off in a 2-1 win to keep the six-point lead at the top of the Premier League. Jordan Henderson equalised just after half-time, and Mo Salah capped the win with a penalty, …
Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Who Was Man of the Match?

Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Who Was Man of the Match?

At least we’re all getting used to having to endure a nervy final 10 minutes now, right? No, me neither. It should never have had to be this way as we deserved to be out of sight with the amount of chances we created. Sadly, too many of our efforts were straight at their goalkeeper. Nevertheless, it was a very good win after going behind so early and keeps us 6 points clear at the top of the Premier League. …
Manchester United 1-1 Liverpool: A Tactical Breakdown

Manchester United 1-1 Liverpool: A Tactical Breakdown

On Sunday afternoon, perhaps the worst United side in living memory lined up against arguably the best Liverpool side in living memory, and most certainly the best side in the Premier League era. With Mohamed Salah unavailable through injury, Sadio Mané was positioned on the right of Liverpool’s 4-3-3, and Divock Origi on the left. Conceptually, even without Salah, these two forwards were supposed to operate inside United’s wingbacks, and attack the spaces outside of the centre-backs. From this, it …
Champions League or Premier League: Should Liverpool be prioritising?

Champions League or Premier League: Should Liverpool be prioritising?

Liverpool fans were most likely sick of being asked this question towards the tail end of last season, but it's one that this year takes on an entirely different meaning. When asked at a press conference whether he would rather lift the Premier League or Champions League trophy at the end of the season, Jordan Henderson replied: "Both." Now, a little over 100 days after Liverpool's captain lifted the iconic European Cup to join a plethora of legends at Anfield, …
Napoli 2-0 Liverpool: What went wrong?

Napoli 2-0 Liverpool: What went wrong?

This is the second year in succession that I'm sitting down to ponder how Liverpool were beaten at the Stadio San Paolo, but the circumstances feel different. Last season, it was more or less a case of a wretched team performance, but on the whole the Reds turned in a decent display at this time, even if their attacking bluntness returned. They only had themselves to blame in 2018, yet this time around they can legitimately feel hard done by …
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