Replacing Gini Wijnaldum: Denis Zakaria

Replacing Gini Wijnaldum: Denis Zakaria

Liverpool will need to bring in a midfielder when the season ends. Gini Wijnaldum’s future is still up in the air, Jordan Henderson has picked up a few knocks recently and isn’t getting any younger. Naby Keita can’t go ten games without an injury and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has similar bad luck. Thiago, due to Covid and an injury sustained against Everton, has yet to make a real impact. Fabinho is being used at centre-back to cover for the injured Virgil …
Liverpool 3-0 Leicester: Player ratings as Reds make more history

Liverpool 3-0 Leicester: Player ratings as Reds make more history

Liverpool have extended their home unbeaten run into club-record territory following a hugely impressive victory against high-flying Leicester. Without Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Thiago Alcantara, Jordan Henderson and Mohamed Salah, the three-and-a-half-year streak was in serious peril. But the Reds scoffed at that suggestion, powering to victory with strikes from Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino after a Jonny Evans own goal. Here's how they rated. Alisson - 7/10 A second Premier League clean sheet is welcome for …
Exciting Jota looks the perfect fit for Liverpool

Exciting Jota looks the perfect fit for Liverpool

For so long, Liverpool have been crying out for top class quality behind Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino. The Reds' front-three have been the best attacking unit in world football over the past three years, but if one of them is missing, their absence is felt hugely. Taking out one of the trio has instantly made Liverpool a far less daunting proposition, with those in reserve not cutting the mustard, whether it be Xherdan Shaqiri or Divock Origi, …
Understated Robertson continues superb start to the season

Understated Robertson continues superb start to the season

In years and decades to come, Liverpool supporters will look back at this phenomenal team and pick out the poster boys from it, lavishing them with love and praise. Whereas some great teams only have two or three iconic figures to bore future generations to death about, there are endless contenders in this Liverpool side. Virgil van Dijk is a defensive colossus who completely transformed the team when he arrived, with the unrivalled Alisson not too far behind in that …
Tactical Breakdown: Ajax 0-1 Liverpool

Tactical Breakdown: Ajax 0-1 Liverpool

Despite both clubs' European pedigree, the last competitive game between these two sides was played back in the time of Bill Shankly. Much has changed since then. Nonetheless, football is still football, and tactics are the gameplans employed by managers to produce a particular outcome. These gameplans are often the product of the manager's philosophy, the players available to them and the opposition team, all of which characterised both manager's setups on Wednesday night. Liverpool set up in their usual …
Analysis: Is the Liverpool press failing?

Analysis: Is the Liverpool press failing?

Liverpool's success since the appointment of Jurgen Klopp has been built around the press. Initially, it was full-throttle, relentless and tiring to watch. But as the team evolved, so did the press. Their approach was more meticulous, their approach was more intelligent and they seemed to take a more measured approach to it all. It made sense. The Reds weren't having to press as often because they now dominated the ball. However, as soon as there was a turnover they'd …
The Evolution of Liverpool FC’s Forward Line in The Premier League Era

The Evolution of Liverpool FC’s Forward Line in The Premier League Era

In these unprecedented times of lockdown, sanitizer, empty stadiums and the Netflix / Amazon Prime binge, I’ve found myself often searching for new ways to occupy both my mind as well as my body. With the remarkable closure to a triumphant league campaign by the reds, the common football fan was greeted by the unique climax to the 2019/20 Champions League. For me, this end period of the European Cup began as a slow burn that ever so gradually sparked …
Why Fabinho needs another centre-back

Why Fabinho needs another centre-back

Every top team wants versatile players. In fact, they need flexible players to give them the option of changing things within a match without having to make changes. Liverpool, as an example, have deployed Sadio Mane on the left, on the right and at times centrally. Mohamed Salah has played right-wing and as a centre-forward. Gini Wijnaldum has played, well, he’s played everywhere. But some players should be exempt from this. However, there’s an argument to be made that specialist …
Is it too much to ask for a domestic cup run?

Is it too much to ask for a domestic cup run?

Liverpool's defeat on penalties to Arsenal in the Carabao Cup brought to an end another run in domestic cup competitions for the Reds under Jurgen Klopp. In what was a harsh reflection on the side, Divock Origi and Harry Wilson saw their penalties saved by Bernd Leno as Arsenal progressed to the quarter-finals. The result was not a fair reflection on the game, with Liverpool by far the better side - but they failed to take their chances and were …
Chelsea 0-2 Liverpool: Key stats from an imposing victory

Chelsea 0-2 Liverpool: Key stats from an imposing victory

Liverpool capped off a glorious weekend with a commanding triumph against potential title rivals Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, maintaining their 100% start to the season. Here are some of the standout facts and figures from a key early win against Frank Lampard's 10 men. Outstanding Fabinho unruffled at centre-half Back in February 2019, Virgil van Dijk's suspension and Joe Gomez's injury forced Fabinho to slot-in as a centre-half when Bayern Munich visited Anfield. He was up against Robert Lewandowski and, …
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