Following in Klopp’s Footsteps

Following in Klopp’s Footsteps

I wrote some words a few weeks back about how Liverpool could replace Jürgen Klopp, and I mentioned the likes of Marco Rose, Julian Nagelsmann and even Mauricio Pochettino as possible appointments. There was one name that I considered, but dismissed due to his current employment status. However upon brief reflection (and due to his current employer being prone to swapping out managers), I am going to look how how the fit could enable continued success beyond the era of …
Liverpool vs RB Leipzig Preview - Budapest again for faltering Reds as they look to progress in Champions League

Liverpool vs RB Leipzig Preview - Budapest again for faltering Reds as they look to progress in Champions League

THE DETAILS   Venue - Puskás Aréna, Budapest, Hungary Referee - Clément Turpin (FRA) Date & Time - Wednesday, March 10th 2021 @ 20:00 Current Odds - Liverpool 13/10, Draw 13/5, RB Leipzig 19/10 _____________________________________________________________________ It's a strange day indeed when you are thankful that a 'home' fixture in European competition must be played at a neutral venue. The COVID-enforced changes to the location of this game should benefit Liverpool as any glimmer of an acceptable performance level from The Reds …
Tactical Breakdown: RB Leipzig 0-2 Liverpool

Tactical Breakdown: RB Leipzig 0-2 Liverpool

Liverpool won 2-0 in their round of 16 away tie against RB Leipzig to make them favourites to progress to the quarter-finals. In some ways, Julian Nagelsmann's side was a welcome opponent, with their expansive, aggressive and calculated-risk based play. Leipzig offered a very different tactical proposition to the majority of Liverpool's recent opponents, with a high press, two forwards, a single pivot and back three almost all rare in their own respects in the Premier League. Systems When in …
RB Leipzig vs Liverpool Preview - The possibility of another European adventure beckons...

RB Leipzig vs Liverpool Preview - The possibility of another European adventure beckons...

THE DETAILS   Venue - Puskás Aréna, Budapest, Hungary Referee - Slavko Vincic (SVN) Date & Time - Tuesday, February 16th 2021 @ 20:00 Current Odds - RB Leipzig 2/1, Draw 13/5, Liverpool 5/4 _____________________________________________________________________ A possible run in the Champions League is probably one of the few potential highlights remaining in what has turned out to be a very tough season for Jürgen Klopp and his Reds. While Liverpool will no doubt be fully focused on achieving a top-four finish …
Why Julian Nagelsmann should succeed Jurgen Klopp

Why Julian Nagelsmann should succeed Jurgen Klopp

The last thing any Liverpool fan wants to think about right now is life after Jurgen Klopp. The day will eventually come and it is likely it’ll be in 2024. His current deal comes to an end then and reports suggest he’s not interested in extending it. Not yet anyway.  Talk has turned to who might possibly replace him. Steven Gerrard has a lot of vocal support due to his history at the club. He’s done an admirable job with …
Liverpool 4 - 2 Hoffenheim: Job Done at Anfield

Liverpool 4 - 2 Hoffenheim: Job Done at Anfield

Match: Liverpool (2) v (1) Hoffenheim Date: August 23rd @ 19:45 BST Venue: Anfield Competition: Champions League Playoff 2nd Leg Liverpool lineup - Mignolet, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Lovren, Moreno, Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mané Subs: Karius, Gomez, Solanke, Klavan, Robertson, Milner, Sturridge Hoffenheim lineup - Baumann, Nordtveit, Vogt, Hubner, Kaderabek, Demirbay, Geiger, Zuber, Gnabry, Wagner, Kramaric Subs: Kobel, Bicakcic, Rupp, Polanski, Toljan, Uth, Szalai Ninety minutes from Champions League football. Ninety minutes from bringing those nights back home. Ninety minutes …
Liverpool v Hoffenheim 2nd Leg Preview - Finishing the Job

Liverpool v Hoffenheim 2nd Leg Preview - Finishing the Job

The Details Venue: Anfield Date & Time: August 23rd, 2017 @ 19:45 BST Form Hoffenheim got their Bundesliga campaign off to a winning start on Saturday, with a 1-0 home victory against Werder Bremen. Now they will be hoping to recuperate before their visit to Anfield as they aim to prolong their maiden visit to the top table of European football. Julian Nagelsmann will almost certainly have many, many more years to look forward to in the Champions League but …
Hoffenheim v Liverpool Preview - Klopp returns to his homeland to face CL debutants

Hoffenheim v Liverpool Preview - Klopp returns to his homeland to face CL debutants

The Details Venue: WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena Referee: Bjorn Kuipers Date & Time: August 15th, 2017 @ 19:45 BST Form Hoffenheim, like Liverpool, only started their competitive season this past weekend. They faced lowly FC Rot-Weiss Erfurt in the DFP Pokal, claiming a solid 1-0 win away from home. They did, however, show some good form over the summer with good wins and plenty of goals against Standard Liege, Derby County and Bologna. [caption id="attachment_29125" align="aligncenter" width="273"] Julian Nagelsmann[/caption] Julian Nagelsmann is …