The Guinness International Champions Cup - What’s It All About?

The Guinness International Champions Cup - What’s It All About?

With the Liverpool squad currently touring the United States, I thought it would be a good idea to look into the Guinness International Champions Cup. This prestigious (if a pre-season kick-about can that) tournament is currently in just its second year after replacing the World Football Challenge twelve months ago, when Real Madrid won. The cup itself consists of eight high-end teams from Europe competing in 13 different venues (the old World Football Challenge had a more even split between …
The United State of Liverpool's Pre-Season Tactics

The United State of Liverpool's Pre-Season Tactics

It’s often said that pre-season friendlies are meaningless money-spinning exercises, which if anything serve only to improve match fitness and sharpness. However, there’s an obvious trend when it comes to Liverpool’s opponents for these warm up games, and some noticeable tactical systems at play even at this early stage. With this in mind, here’s a look at what we can take from these fixtures, as Liverpool head into the International Champions Cup. We’re now four games into pre-season, and the …
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. …