Wave-Riding Reds Finding New Ways To Win

Wave-Riding Reds Finding New Ways To Win

I know it’s popular to mock him and just generally hate him, you know, because he played for Man United for his entire career and naturally that brings animosity, but Gary Neville is a really strong pundit. His points are almost always thought out, insightful and intelligent and if nothing else, watching him full on lose it when criticising Man United or Arsenal has been a joy. And I was mulling over my thoughts on the topic of this article, …
Liverpool 3-1 Manchester United: A Tactical Breakdown

Liverpool 3-1 Manchester United: A Tactical Breakdown

There is no other game which manages to unnerve me like playing Manchester United does. Irrespective of form or quality, as matchday approaches, I fill with dread. On the morning of a match, I can barely eat. Perhaps it's the years of torment at school after losing, and unexplainable events which always seem to favour United that has caused this. Nonetheless, despite Liverpool's greatest ever start to a Premier League season, and mere minutes before the teams were announced, all I …
Liverpool’s Defence is Great – Until We Get Some Injuries

Liverpool’s Defence is Great – Until We Get Some Injuries

It’s been a pretty good start to the season for Liverpool Football Club, all things considered. The Reds currently sit as outright leaders at the top of the Premier League, they remain unbeaten and they have just secured qualification to the knockout stages of the Champions League despite an overwhelming amount of pressure being placed on their decisive group stage match against Napoli. And to top it all off, Jürgen Klopp seems to have answered his last critics by steadying …
Rivalries Within: Crossing Swords With Jose Mourinho

Rivalries Within: Crossing Swords With Jose Mourinho

Ask ten football fans: which is the world’s greatest football rivalry? You will get ten different answers – if not more. A Glaswegian may tell you that nothing is as fierce as the Old Firm Derby, Celtic vs Rangers, with its backdrop of simmering political and religious tensions. Ask a Milanese: he will tell you that the enmity between the reds and blues of AC Milan and Internazionale cannot be topped. Ask a Spaniard, and he may point to the …
Naby Keita Offers Liverpool Perfect Weapon to End United Hoodoo

Naby Keita Offers Liverpool Perfect Weapon to End United Hoodoo

Liverpool's recent Premier League record against Manchester United is woeful. If all matches were played without context, United would be the biggest two games of each league season for the Reds. Since Brendan Rodgers' wonderful 2013-14 side went and won 3-0 at Old Trafford, United haven't lost in the league to Liverpool. Domestically, United are eight unbeaten in the fixture, winning five and drawing three. Whilst that record doesn't only cover Jurgen Klopp's tenure, the German hasn't had much fortune …
Liverpool v Manchester United Preview - Red rivals clash at Anfield

Liverpool v Manchester United Preview - Red rivals clash at Anfield

The Details Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Martin Atkinson Date & Time - Sunday, December 16th @ 16:00 Current Odds - Liverpool 4/7, Draw 3/1, Manchester United 5/1 Form Liverpool Form Since that 2-1 defeat to PSG in France, The Reds have gone on to win their next four games, qualifying for the last 16 of the Champions League and going top of the Premier League table in the process. Things don't get much better as a Liverpool supporter. If you're not enjoying the ride, …
A Look at Football Through a Basketball Shaped Lens

A Look at Football Through a Basketball Shaped Lens

Data analytics have come forth in leaps and bounds over the last decade or so, as football clubs around the world seek to gain an advantage in securing titles, promotion and everything in between. Even ‘Big’ Sam Allardyce employed a team of data analysts during his tenure at Bolton Wanderers as a part of the sorcery used in his own version of the footballing dark arts. Taking a leaf out of the NBA analytics book, the following analysis shows the …
Key Stats as Salah seals European progression for Liverpool

Key Stats as Salah seals European progression for Liverpool

You've got me on key stats for this one folk, I apologise. I'm not smart, handsome or nuanced as Tom but I'll do my best to leave you interested. I checked with Gags over whether I could do statistics on the percentage of Alisson's hair follicles that are perfectly placed (99.87%) or how many times I felt my arse cheeks clench during the game (28), but he told me he'd prefer stuff that relates to the football a little more, …
It's A Two Horse Title Race, Get Used To It

It's A Two Horse Title Race, Get Used To It

As the full-time whistle blew on Manchester City's first league defeat of the season on Saturday evening, it wasn't just Chelsea fans celebrating. Liverpool fans knew that a Chelsea win would leave the Reds out clear at the top of the Premier League for a week at least, N'Golo Kante and David Luiz providing the goods with two goals that knocked the stuffing out of City. However, some Tottenham and Arsenal fans were jubilant too. With Spurs defeating Leicester and …
How well is Jurgen Klopp rotating his Liverpool squad?

How well is Jurgen Klopp rotating his Liverpool squad?

No Salah, no Firmino and no Mane. The seven changes Jurgen Klopp made to his starting eleven at Turf Moor raised a considerable number of eyebrows last Wednesday, not least from myself. But subsequently, having collected six points from two potentially tough away fixtures against Burnley and Bournemouth, as part of a gruelling festive schedule are we right to think our boss is rotating the squad to perfection. For many years this is the one factor which has prevented very …
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