Why Klopp Is Wrong To Ditch Shrewsbury

Why Klopp Is Wrong To Ditch Shrewsbury

So, Jürgen Klopp has announced that he is refusing to manage Liverpool’s FA Cup fourth round replay against Shrewsbury because it takes place during Liverpool’s scheduled winter break and that no first team players will take part. There’s going to be a lot of white noise around this one in the media for a while, and this argument has been boiling up for a while, you’ll remember Liverpool had to play two games in two days back in December and …
Limp Liverpool struggle to Shrewsbury Stalemate

Limp Liverpool struggle to Shrewsbury Stalemate

Shrewsbury Town 2-2 Liverpool - Player Ratings as sloppy Reds are punished and taken to replay

Shrewsbury Town 2-2 Liverpool - Player Ratings as sloppy Reds are punished and taken to replay

In the end, Liverpool were probably lucky they didn't lose the game on the day. Jurgen Klopp will be annoyed at the prospect of having to play a replay against Shrewsbury as well, but this was the least that the hosts deserved, as the lax Reds were pegged back from 2-0 up, as the game finished 2-2. Curtis Jones opened the scoring in the first half, and the Reds were 2-0 up 30 seconds after the restart, with Donald Love's …
Klopp says Liverpool are expecting three players to return to full training this week

Klopp says Liverpool are expecting three players to return to full training this week

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is expecting three of The Reds' senior players to return to full training this week ahead of Sunday's clash with Manchester United at Anfield. The three players Klopp was speaking about are Fabinho, Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren. Fabinho has been out since picking up an injury in the 1-1 Champions League draw with Napoli back in November. Matip hasn't featured since the draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford in October. Lovren is returning from …
Liverpool are Un-Upgradeable

Liverpool are Un-Upgradeable

Do Liverpool have a single area of their team that requires an upgrade? No. Well, that’s that then. However, just imagine thinking that at the beginning of the previous decade. Liverpool go into 2020 as not only the best team in England, but the most feared side in world football. Many discussions have been had as to how that exactly has come about: spending money in certain problem areas and then building around that core, innovating the fullback position so …
Youngsters Pose Food for Thought for Klopp After Derby Masterclass

Youngsters Pose Food for Thought for Klopp After Derby Masterclass

We all knew that widespread changes were likely for Liverpool's FA Cup tie with Everton, and that's exactly what we got. Mass hysteria greeted Klopp's team selection ahead of kick-off at Anfield, with many on social media questioning why more senior players hadn't been included alongside the likes of Curtis Jones, Neco Williams, Harvey Elliott, Nat Phillips and Pedro Chirivella. However, they need not have worried. After a scrappy first half, Liverpool's young guns came out firing on all cylinders …
How Trent Alexander-Arnold Has Become Klopp's de Bruyne

How Trent Alexander-Arnold Has Become Klopp's de Bruyne

No, for the love of God, Trent Alexander-Arnold is not as good as Kevin de Bruyne. Just examine the radar below, courtesy of understat.com, for evidence of that. Kevin de Bruyne, under Pep Guardiola, is a phenomenon, involved in everything Manchester City do on a football pitch. Without him, as evidenced by the performance against Wolves, they lose their incisors, they lack the ferocity, and they are without one of the best footballers on the planet right now. Good, now …
Robertson's late heroics showcase his mental fortitude

Robertson's late heroics showcase his mental fortitude

Approximately 6:15pm on Sunday, September 22nd: Liverpool supporters are going through hell. Leading 2-1 at Stamford Bridge despite a shoddy, tired-looking second-half performance, they are on the rack away to Chelsea. Mason Mount has already missed a glorious opportunity to ensure the Blues become the first team to take points off the Reds this season and they are making one last push for an equaliser. Then Andy Robertson emerges as the left-back colossus we have grown to idolise, producing a …
Chelsea 1-2 Liverpool: Key stats as Reds stay perfect... just

Chelsea 1-2 Liverpool: Key stats as Reds stay perfect... just

If Liverpool win the Premier League title this season, they won't look back on their many cruising victories, but on the wins they scraped when not at their best. And you'd imagine this match will be near the top of that list. It looked as if it might prove surprisingly straightforward when Roberto Firmino added to Trent Alexander-Arnold's sublime effort, but after N'Golo Kante's equally dazzling, if preventable, strike, it was shelter behind the couch stuff. Here are the standout …
Reserved Reds Retain Summit Status

Reserved Reds Retain Summit Status

Liverpool retained top spot in the Premier League with a comfortable 3-1 victory over Newcastle at Anfield in Saturday's 12:30 kick off. A brace of goals from Sadio Mané as well as a Mohamed Salah strike were enough to seal the win for Jurgen Klopp's men, despite falling behind to an early Jetro Willems goal from the visitor's. The hosts made two additions from their 3-0 win away to Burnley three weeks ago, with Alex Oxlade Chamberlain coming in for …
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