Jurgen Klopp's Tactical Permutations & Pellegrini: Links 4-2-3-1

Jurgen Klopp's Tactical Permutations & Pellegrini: Links 4-2-3-1

Back in 2013, Jürgen Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund made it all the way to the Champions League final at Wembley. For many this was the season which defined him. The increased visibility offered by their impressive run in the world's most coveted football competition, made people sit up and take note of the man, his team, and his tactics. Prior to this, the German coach had won consecutive Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012, and also picked up the German Cup …
Liverpool's General from Grêmio - Lucas Leiva

Liverpool's General from Grêmio - Lucas Leiva

Arriving at Liverpool Football Club in 2007 on the back of an award winning season at Brazilian side Grêmio, the box-to-box midfielder whose forward runs were as footloose as his shoulder-length hair, was signed by Rafa Bentiez to compliment an already impressive midfield contingent. Lucas Leiva was the second Brazilian to play for Liverpool, after Fabio Aurelio, and became the first player from the country to score for the club with this goal against Havant and Waterlooville in the fourth …
Six Up and Coming Stars to Emerge from the Melwood Youth Academy

Six Up and Coming Stars to Emerge from the Melwood Youth Academy

Liverpool FC boasts one of the strongest youth systems in world football. In contrast to recent polls conducted by Bleacher Report, Givemesport.com, amongst others, who seem to have disregarded the Merseyside club entirely and placed them towards the bottom end of the pile, players such as Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher, and Raheem Sterling demonstrate just how wrong these poll-makers are, and that our base at Melwood is as strong as it has ever been. The most recent of emerging professionals …
Liverpool 2 Tottenham 1 | U21s Match Report and Tactics

Liverpool 2 Tottenham 1 | U21s Match Report and Tactics

On a mild Hallows Eve at Langtree Park, St Helens, Liverpool U21s defeated Tottenham Hotspur by two goals to one. A reasonable crowd resisted the urge to daub themselves in fake blood or go around knocking on doors asking for sweets, and were rewarded with a decent game of football, as well as some encouraging displays from Liverpool’s young hopefuls. Jordans Rossiter and Williams were back in the team after making the senior side’s League Cup squad on Tuesday, and the …