Observations as Liverpool deliver European masterclass

Observations as Liverpool deliver European masterclass

Liverpool romped to a 3-1 win at the Allianz Arena to secure their place in the Champions League quarter-final stages, the fourth English club to achieve such a feat. Having struggled to recreate the kind of form witnessed in Europe last season, this was a return to the best of the best, with Jurgen Klopp's side fending off another European heavyweight with relative ease. Cunning on the counter-attack and defensively solid, there were few holes to a performance that will …
Why Isn't Left-Back a Bigger Priority for Liverpool?

Why Isn't Left-Back a Bigger Priority for Liverpool?

The most interesting thing about the transfer window so far is how little thought and effort is being put into the full-back areas at Liverpool. Last summer, a BBC poll indicated that only 7% of Liverpool fans were happy with the left-back situation, which was comfortably the unhappiest any fans were about any position in the entire division. Whilst that poll is hardly conclusive, it’s a damning indictment of Alberto Moreno, who is expected to move on this summer, which …
Clyne and Gomez - Positions Boxed Off?

Clyne and Gomez - Positions Boxed Off?

It may only be three matches into their Liverpool careers but things couldn't have started much better for Anfield new boys Nathaniel Clyne and Joe Gomez. Three matches. Three clean sheets. Zero defensive errors leading to a shot by the opposition. This is quite a contrast to the team that ended last season conceding six goals to Stoke with the defence looking all at sea. So what can we put this new found defensive solidity down to? The new found confidence …