Tactical Breakdown: Liverpool 0-0 Manchester United

Tactical Breakdown: Liverpool 0-0 Manchester United

When Manchester United travel to Anfield, it's usually a big affair. It was even bigger an occasion than usual because on Sunday they travelled not just to Anfield, but to Anfield, the home of the Premier League Champions, for the first time in thirty years. Their players were spared the taunts that would likely have filled their eardrums from the first minute to the very last. In both that regard and the scoreline, they can consider themselves fortunate. Jürgen Klopp …
Colossal Fabinho standing tall while other Liverpool stars fade

Colossal Fabinho standing tall while other Liverpool stars fade

When Marcus Rashford burst clear in Sunday's 0-0 draw with Man United, every Liverpool supporter on the planet must have feared the worst. The England striker is renowned for his blistering pace, and as he sprinted through on goal, the Reds' long unbeaten home run felt like it could go up in smoke, against the worst possible opponents. From nowhere, though, the marauding Fabinho appeared to save the day, racing back to thwart Rashford, muscling him off the ball and …
What's in store for Liverpool in the remainder of the 2020/21 season?

What's in store for Liverpool in the remainder of the 2020/21 season?

Many Liverpool fans may have given up hope of any success in 2020/21 after watching Everton's Jordan Pickford end Virgil van Dijk's season with a horror challenge at Goodison Park. Of course, as refereeing has gone for The Reds this season, the Everton goalkeeper didn't even receive a yellow card for the tackle. Just weeks later, Jürgen Klopp's other first-choice centre-half, Joe Gomez, was seriously injured at the England training camp. Gomez would also miss the most-part of Liverpool's season …
Big Man Centre Forward: The Next Step In Liverpool's Evolution

Big Man Centre Forward: The Next Step In Liverpool's Evolution

The attacking trident of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, and Sadio Mane has served Liverpool extremely well over the course of the last four years. But now, after umpteen defences burned and English and Champions League medals in their back pockets, the time feels right to break up the forward threesome. The Reds have now drawn a blank in three consecutive Premier League games and their attack has been culpable for this toothlessness. In times gone by, any responsibility for the …
Liverpool Should Be Readying Firmino Replacement

Liverpool Should Be Readying Firmino Replacement

Roberto Firmino has been an outstanding player for Liverpool since his move to Anfield from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015. The Brazilian’s prowess in front of goal and link-up play in the final third has been a large part of the Reds’ success in the Champions League and Premier League. Firmino also brings out the best in Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. Jurgen Klopp does not have a direct replacement for the 29-year-old in his ranks, highlighting the importance of the Brazilian, …
Liverpool must quickly rediscover their attacking spark

Liverpool must quickly rediscover their attacking spark

After 18 games, no team has managed to score more goals in the Premier League than Liverpool. Nevertheless, since the 0-7 away drubbing handed to Crystal Palace and the 1-1 draw at home against West Bromwich Albion, the Reds haven’t managed to find the back of the net, hitting what appears to be a bump in the road. Bookies recalculating the title race It’s …
How big of a loss has Virgil van Dijk been to Liverpool this season?

How big of a loss has Virgil van Dijk been to Liverpool this season?

It would be hard to deny that Liverpool’s season took a dramatic turn during their Merseyside derby clash with Everton in the Premier League back in October. There are a number of reasons as to why that fixture stands out in the memory of those that follow the Reds, and not for all the right reasons. The match ended up being drawn 2-2 however it was marred by a number of controversial decisions. Thiago Alcantara saw his start to life …
Observations as Liverpool stumble to stalemate against Red Devils

Observations as Liverpool stumble to stalemate against Red Devils

Liverpool failed to score for a third successive Premier League game, leaving Anfield visitors Manchester United clear of the Reds at the top of the league following a 0-0 draw. Despite a bright start, Jurgen Klopp's side toiled a little as the game went on and it was United who had the better chances in the closing stages, Alisson Becker on top form to deny both Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba. Here's a closer a look at a few topics …
Liverpool FC and The Season's Context

Liverpool FC and The Season's Context

Let's make no bones about it, Liverpool were poor in their last three Premier League games. In the draws against lowly West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United, the Reds looked jaded and they failed to turn the lion's share of possession and territory into enough quality chances. The same applied to last Monday's defeat away to Southampton. Although it must be noted that scandalous refereeing decisions -- in particular from the hapless Andre Marriner -- contributed to the champions dropping …
Liverpool and Man United finally meet in fixture to match the hype

Liverpool and Man United finally meet in fixture to match the hype

When Liverpool play Man United, it always means a huge amount. It remains the No.1 fixture in England, bar none. The history between the cities, whether it be relating to music, fashion or the success of their football teams, makes it a heavyweight match-up that will forever feel special. Despite the build-up always being gargantuan and those pre-match nerves arriving regardless of where both sides are in the table, the hype is rarely justified. For starters, too many recent games …
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