Liverpool 2 WBA 2 - What Went Wrong Tactically

Liverpool 2 WBA 2 - What Went Wrong Tactically

I recently wrote a piece inspired by the positivity of the 6-1 victory over Southampton in the Capital One Cup. In that match there was a real feeling that Jurgen Klopp was starting to introduce his tactical concepts to the squad and that we would see the team go from strength to strength. Since then however the team has stuttered with a set of disappointing performances which continued on Sunday with the visit of West Bromwich Albion to Anfield. To …
Who are Liverpool's Europa League Opponents Augsburg?

Who are Liverpool's Europa League Opponents Augsburg?

Just who are these German minnows? For those unfamiliar with the Bundesliga a match against Augsburg may seem like a walk in the park. The German outfit currently lay in 13th place, a mere 4 points ahead of bottom side VFB Stuggart in the table having lost half their 16 league games they've played this season. The table doesn't tell the whole story though. It won't be a walk in the park. They lost two of their first three league …
Slapstick Simon: an Anfield Thriller

Slapstick Simon: an Anfield Thriller

"I enjoyed this game. I enjoyed this atmosphere with my whole body. Thank you." - Jurgen Klopp
2 balls dropped. 2 points lost. Simon Mignolet is back. Rumours of a new deal for the Liverpool Number 1 have surely been put on hold after another woeful display at Anfield. After public praise from Jurgen Klopp for his "quality" and "intelligence", Mignolet showed neither in a calamitous performance that is sure to force FSG's hand closer to the chequebook. …
Observations from a disappointing draw against WBA

Observations from a disappointing draw against WBA

It has been a weird season. We are midway through December, sixteen games into the season, and Watford currently sit two places and a point above Liverpool ahead of their match next weekend. A point at home against West Bromwich Albion shouldn't be celebrated but given the circumstances, it's a good point. How important could it be come the end of the season? Despite salvaging a draw from the jaws of defeat, you can't help but feel pissed off at …
Remember-Ings: A Case for the Forgotten Danny

Remember-Ings: A Case for the Forgotten Danny

As the party raged in Merseyside and around the world in the week leading up to Klopp’s first game, one small, bearded balloon silently wandered from the festivities, slowly deflated and then popped, lost to obscurity. Danny Ings, filled with confidence and swagger coming off his first English cap, limped back to the locker room at Melwood after just his first day of training with the German maestro, only to find out later that his ACL was torn and his season lost. …
Complacency is the Enemy for Liverpool

Complacency is the Enemy for Liverpool

Complacency is the enemy of success. There’s a quote for you, not sure where I heard it, I may have even just made it up. Not that the origin of the quote is what really matters, only the sentiment of it. As magnificent as destroying Southampton 6-1 at their own ground was, it doesn’t mean our next match was a foregone conclusion. Just because Newcastle are having a poor season and look vulnerable, it doesn’t mean it would have been …
Five Striker Options for Liverpool to Target

Five Striker Options for Liverpool to Target

Another day. Another Daniel Sturridge injury. The frequency and consistency of the frail, yet undeniably talented Daniel Sturridge has hit Liverpool hard, and following a promising yet inconsistent start under Jurgen Klopp, it’s clear that the German’s men require a bolster of firepower to increase their goal output. Roberto Firmino has been the most impressive of the attacking complement, yet he is best suited to being the attacking tip of the triumvirate behind the striker. Christian Benteke, while a potent …
Jürgen Klopp - Mind Over Money

Jürgen Klopp - Mind Over Money

Football is a 21st century sport, a game dominated by its financial wealth, in particular the affluent English Premier League. Liverpool are the eighth richest club in Europe, yet for as long as I can remember, we've been known as a club unable to financially compete with the elite clubs. In reality, that's not been the case; it's precisely where we've squandered the funds available, on both management and personnel that has negated our impact on the pitch. I, like …
Liverpool's Midfield Matches

Liverpool's Midfield Matches

A disappointing result, and a disappointing weekend, however turning the result into a positive we were missing in my eyes first team players like Mamadou Sakho, Emre Can, Jordan Henderson, Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge.  Five players who make a difference. You would still like to think a team in some people's opinions who are genuine title challengers should still be able to get a win against a struggling team low on confidence such as Newcastle United.  And I would …
Red, White and New: Klopp is America's Dream

Red, White and New: Klopp is America's Dream

As Americans, our growing, yet seemingly sudden love affair with “soccer” (called from here on "football", for aesthetic reasons) is often times seen as something from a monster story by the more "traditional" fans; our passion, love and desire for our newly adopted teams grafted onto this sporting body and jolted to life by some arbitrary happening. Like a man choosing his soul-mate by picking a name at random in the phone book, so is the life of the American …
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