Brilliant Liverpool Maul Atalanta In Italy

Brilliant Liverpool Maul Atalanta In Italy

Liverpool took a huge step towards qualifying for the last 16 of the Champions League with a thumping 5-0 win away to Atalanta. A hat-trick from Diogo Jota as well as a goal apiece from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah crowned a performance of attacking brilliance from the Reds. Had it not been for poor finishing and the form of Marco Sportiello in the host's goals, the English champions would have won by a bigger margin. From the offset, it …
Tactical Breakdown: Liverpool 2-1 West Ham United

Tactical Breakdown: Liverpool 2-1 West Ham United

With minimal rest between games and an extremely unfortunate recent injury record, Liverpool are battling, hard, each week. Late on Saturday evening, West Ham United went to Anfield without their in-form striker Michail Antonio, but still with a clear, disruptive game plan in mind. David Moyes' West Ham were structured in a 5-4-1 system, with a deep low block designed for defenders to double up on Mo Salah and Sadio Mané, and minimise the spaces between defenders for those players …
Exciting Jota looks the perfect fit for Liverpool

Exciting Jota looks the perfect fit for Liverpool

For so long, Liverpool have been crying out for top class quality behind Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino. The Reds' front-three have been the best attacking unit in world football over the past three years, but if one of them is missing, their absence is felt hugely. Taking out one of the trio has instantly made Liverpool a far less daunting proposition, with those in reserve not cutting the mustard, whether it be Xherdan Shaqiri or Divock Origi, …
Shaqiri's the odd man out as Klopp's Liverpool squad evolves

Shaqiri's the odd man out as Klopp's Liverpool squad evolves

There were quite rightly a few eyebrows raised during Liverpool's recent Champions League victory over Ajax when Klopp decided to rotate his entire front three. Mané, Salah and Firmino were replaced by Minamino, Jota and the lesser spotted Xherdan Shaqiri in the vital 1-0 win. Both Jota and Minamino turned in bright displays, with the former continuing to impress in his early Anfield career. Yet with Shaqiri, who is seen less and less frequently even in the match day squads, …
Liverpool Blunt Blades in Comeback Win

Liverpool Blunt Blades in Comeback Win

Goals from Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota saw Liverpool fight back from 1-0 down to beat Sheffield United 2-1 at Anfield. Far from their best, the Reds -- who were on the receiving end of more farcical VAR decisions -- eked out a win and moved level with Everton at the top of the table. With Alisson returning from injury, the Champions lined up in a 4231 shape with the regular front three plus Jota. The Reds showed their intent …
Hot Shot Jota Gave Glimpse Into Bright Future

Hot Shot Jota Gave Glimpse Into Bright Future

Diogo Jota marked his Liverpool Premier League debut with a goal in the Reds' 3-1 defeat at Arsenal. Latching onto a David Luiz header, the Portuguese international deftly controlled the ball before dispatching a half volley accurately into the low corner past Bernd Leno. https://twitter.com/LFC/status/1310716961869963264?s=20 The former Wolves attacker came close twice earlier, hitting the side netting after receiving a Mohamed Salah pass and the Egyptian wasn't as selfless on another occasion when he took the ball off Jota's toe …
Two New Signings, Two Statement Victories - September 2020, The Month That Was

Two New Signings, Two Statement Victories - September 2020, The Month That Was

THIAGO ... THIAGO ALCANTARA!!! The summer's most anticipated, or drawn out, depending on your point of view, transfer has been complete. News broke late of an evening that Liverpool had agreed a fee for Spanish midfield wizard Thiago Alcantara, and while we had long expected Thiago Thursday we instead got Thiago Friday. And fucking hell, it was fun. But before we start drooling over him again, let's go back to the start of the month. Liverpool got themselves ready for …
Thiago Signing Could Provide Harvey Elliott Big Opportunity

Thiago Signing Could Provide Harvey Elliott Big Opportunity

The signing of Thiago Alcantara has provided a major shot in the arm for Liverpool. The Spaniard, whose £20,000,000 transfer from FC Bayern was completed last Friday, will 0ffer the Reds the midfield creative dimension that they have missed at times against deep defending sides. The former Barcelona academy graduate will also offer Jurgen Klopp the tactical scope to change shape and to play with different formations. Klopp experimented with variations of 4231 and 4222 in pre-season and Thiago -- …
Why Liverpool signed Diogo Jota

Why Liverpool signed Diogo Jota

Last year, I spent about a week working on a project for work. With Liverpool in need of a fourth attacker, I took it upon myself to draw up a list of potential candidates. But before that, the challenge was to profile Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah before they moved to Anfield in order to spot trends. The idea was then to use those as a base to find players who might be on Michael Edwards’ list.  Liverpool forwards need …
Wolves v Liverpool FA Cup Preview - With The Reds' focus elsewhere, will Wolves pounce?

Wolves v Liverpool FA Cup Preview - With The Reds' focus elsewhere, will Wolves pounce?

The Details Venue - Molineux, Wolverhampton Referee - Paul Tierney Date & Time - Monday, January 7th @ 19:45 Current Odds - Wolves 29/10, Draw 27/10, Liverpool 1/1 Form Wolves Form Nuno Espirito Santo's side have shown some real inconsistency in recent months. Wolves currently sit 9th in the Premier League table though so they would have to be very happy with that upon their return to English football's top division. They had a fantastic 3-1 win at Spur in their final game of …
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