Is 'Box' the New 'Triangle' for Liverpool? Part 2

Is 'Box' the New 'Triangle' for Liverpool? Part 2

In Part 1 of this article, we looked into the importance of the 3-4-2-1 formation and how successful it has been for Liverpool since its implementation. In the second part of the article, we are going to examine if there are any weaknesses in this system as Liverpool use it and how opposition teams might try to set up and counter this system. Are There Weaknesses in this System? 1. Positional Rotation in Centre Midfield In the 3-4-2-1, the 2 central midfielders are …
Is 'Box' the New 'Triangle' for Liverpool? - Part 1

Is 'Box' the New 'Triangle' for Liverpool? - Part 1

In the recent weeks we have seen Liverpool implement the 3-4-2-1 formation across competitions and the formation has proved to be successful. So what has made Brendan Rodgers use the 3-4-2-1 in the last few weeks? What options has it provided us pre-game and in-game? Are there weaknesses or more appropriately ways for the opposition to get around the 3-4-2-1 employed by Rodgers? This set of two articles will try to examine few of the questions mentioned above. When Rodgers joined …
Brendan Rodgers: On Thin Ice

Brendan Rodgers: On Thin Ice

The weekend saw Liverpool's run of abject form continue, as they slumped to a fourth consecutive defeat, further extending their winless run in the Premier League. Not since an injury time own goal spared the Reds' blushes at Loftus Road on 19th October, have Liverpool recorded three points. In fact, a last gasp home win over Swansea, in the Capital One Cup, continues to be the Anfield side's only victory in the last seven - a run which has witnessed …
A Matter of Patience | Liverpool FC

A Matter of Patience | Liverpool FC

Patience is a virtue and we want everything instantly - not in a minute, not in a day or so, we want it now. Or at least it appears to be that way. It is true the season has not got off to the best of starts and Liverpool's Champions League return didn't start overly convincingly against "that Bulgarian pub side". The two wins, one draw and three loses which make up the first six Premier League games isn't exactly …
Adam Lallana Showing the Signs of Successfully Slotting into Liverpool

Adam Lallana Showing the Signs of Successfully Slotting into Liverpool

A Merseyside derby win would have been the perfect catalyst for Liverpool to get going on winning run, especially when the performance was better than what is has been in recent weeks. However, no one can be blamed for the uncharacteristic goal that Phil Jagielka pulled out the hat. 99 times out of 100, that would have gone high and wide, and it’s just one of those unpredictable things that can happen in these big games. Of course, conceding at …
We Are PenaltyPool! | Liverpool & Penalties: Lucky or Planned?

We Are PenaltyPool! | Liverpool & Penalties: Lucky or Planned?

The best way to get over a defeat is to win the next match; so the the old adage goes, and who are we to argue? Happily, participating in four competitions means you never have to wait too long for a chance at redemption. The ignominy of Saturday's teatime capitulation, to a Stewart Downing inspired West Ham, abides in the background of our thoughts still, however resplendent in their novelty the bright, shiny memories of a bizarre, epic League Cup …
Liverpool FC - New Signings Watch: First Impressions

Liverpool FC - New Signings Watch: First Impressions

Everyone will take great comfort in knowing that we've built upon our team this transfer window, strengthening, and deepening the squad - and all at a cheaper price than what Manchester United have spent. Even with all the hype, it takes most new signings a while to show their true potential. However, first impressions always count. We've seen the majority of members from our Summer spending spree; so what have we thought so far, and what can we expect? Personally, …
Markovic & Balotelli | They'll Hate Us for This

Markovic & Balotelli | They'll Hate Us for This

Initially, this article was to be written with the sole purpose of Lazar Markovic in mind. However, given light to recent events there is simply no way one can discuss the topic of piss boiling without mentioning the highly probable transfer of Mario Balotelli to Liverpool FC. A character of great myth, a man of much adoration, for the first time in quite a while it appears Liverpool are at the heart of something very special indeed. But first, our …
Liverpool's Transfer Window Shopping

Liverpool's Transfer Window Shopping

Less than a working week to go before the new season gets underway, and Liverpool have played their last two pre-season friendlies, in preparation for the big push. Games against Jürgen Klopp's Borussia Dortmund and Sean Dyche's Burnley, provided Brendan Rodgers's team with their final two tests, in a summer which has taken the Reds to Ireland and the USA, via Preston, before returning to Anfield. Two victories (4-0 against Dortmund at Anfield last Sunday, and 2-1 against Burnley behind …
Olympiakos 0 Liverpool FC 1 | Match Report

Olympiakos 0 Liverpool FC 1 | Match Report

A majority of the World Cup stars were back as the Reds kicked off their Guinness International Champions Cup with a 1-0 over Olympiakos thanks to a goal from Raheem Sterling. The Windy City lived up to its name as Liverpool faced the Greek champions at Soldier Field stadium. You would have been forgiven for having a sense of déjà vu as Sterling put his side up within 5 minutes, guiding Daniel Sturridge's mishit shot past the oncoming Balázs Megyeri. …
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