Jurgen Klopp's Tactical Conundrum

Jurgen Klopp's Tactical Conundrum

Liverpool players are often accused of being too reliant on the system they’re being deployed in. It’s used as a criticism and as a way to downplay the achievements of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.  “In other teams, they’d be nowhere near as effective.”   And while this might be true, it’s actually adding weight to the managerial ability of Jurgen Klopp. The former BVB boss is often written off as a passion merchant and what he does tactically …
Thiago Could Provide Silva Lining for Lovren-Less Liverpool

Thiago Could Provide Silva Lining for Lovren-Less Liverpool

The ongoing global pandemic has already had a big impact on football finances. With games returning behind closed doors, clubs have been deprived of matchday revenues, in terms of hospitality, ticket sales, and other streams of income, such as club shop sales. Additionally, and more impactfully, television rebates -- even given the fact they have been pushed out for another year -- will hamstring many teams' abilities to flex their financial muscles in the transfer market. Liverpool have already felt …
Robertson and Salah expected to feature against Crystal Palace but Milner will miss out

Robertson and Salah expected to feature against Crystal Palace but Milner will miss out

Jürgen Klopp expects to have Andy Robertson and Mohamed Salah involved in Wednesday night's clash with Crystal Palace at Anfield. Robertson wasn't in the matchday squad against Everton while Salah was on the bench but didn't come on in the 0-0 draw at Goodison Park. Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com before Sunday's match, Klopp explained the reasoning his Everton selection:
“There are different reasons for the line-up. “It’s a really special time and in this time, after four weeks’ pre-season and preparation, …
“The worst game since the restart”… and why I couldn’t care less

“The worst game since the restart”… and why I couldn’t care less

Frustration, anguish, fits of anger and a bore draw, Liverpool may have returned to action in a less than stellar fashion… but I’m glad that it's back. The much anticipated return of the Merseyside derby may have ultimately delivered an anemic whistle instead of the earth shattering bang we had hoped for but it was a timely reminder of just how deep-rooted the emotional attachment to the Redmen truly is. Sat eagerly on our haunches for a three gruelling months, …
Liverpool positive PR spin is actually a negative

Liverpool positive PR spin is actually a negative

Sometimes, the PR offensive used by the club to justify something can be a little tiring. In the aftermath of missing out on Timo Werner, journalists close to the club opted to use what would’ve been the total cost of the deal to bring the Germany international to Anfield as opposed to just the transfer fee.  In truth, the cost of a transfer should be known. It should be used like transfer fees are used so there’s a little more …
Liverpool FC Back To The Future

Liverpool FC Back To The Future

This week I was lucky enough to get hold of some black and white pieces of art from the Hillsborough 1989 Derby Cup Final. A set of black and white images which, although the Wembley sun illuminated a brilliantly colourful afternoon, seem thoroughly and appropriately bleak given that 95 (at the time) Liverpool fans would never see their team bake in the shadows of the Twin Towers. The nigh-on sepia photographs below also emphasise that, while still imprinted on thousands …
Why Coutinho To Liverpool Doesn't Make Sense

Why Coutinho To Liverpool Doesn't Make Sense

Let's start with a little housekeeping. Football fandom can sometimes imbue in supporters a sense of "I didn't fancy her anyway", a jilted ex-lover sentiment when it comes to talking about footballers who have left their club, especially in acrimonious circumstances. But lets called a spade a spade, Phillipe Coutinho -- despite the last two and a half years of his career, where the Brazilian has stagnated at both Barcelona and Bayern Munich, being chequered -- is a brilliant player. …
Liverpool's predicted lineup to face Everton on Sunday

Liverpool's predicted lineup to face Everton on Sunday

Liverpool finally get back to competitive action this weekend when they play Everton in the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park on Sunday evening. We've had a look at the starting eleven Jürgen Klopp may go with. On Thursday, Klopp confirmed to Liverpoolfc.com that he has a full-strength squad to choose from going into the Premier League run-in. Regarding injuries and what the staff encountered upon their return after the COVID-19 layoff, Klopp said:
“We had the normal things, I would …
Oxlade Chamberlain Could Give Liverpool Derby Edge

Oxlade Chamberlain Could Give Liverpool Derby Edge

Liverpool will reacquaint themselves with familiar adversaries when they reconvene their postponed Premier League season on Sunday evening. The title-chasing Reds face off against Everton in the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park, knowing that a win will either -- depending on how Arsenal fare when they face Manchester City away on Wednesday night -- put them within touching distance of a 19th English top-flight triumph or -- should the Gunners eke out a surprise victory at the Etihad -- seal …
Joël Matip believes Liverpool are well-prepared for the Premier League restart

Joël Matip believes Liverpool are well-prepared for the Premier League restart

Liverpool's Joël Matip says he is "confident" that The Reds can get back to winning ways as they prepare for their return to Premier League action this Sunday evening. Jürgen Klopp's side face Everton in the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park in their first competitive fixture since March. The Reds need just six points from their remaining 9 league games to secure the title. Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, Matip spoke of his delight that football is returning and, also, the job …
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