Ample Positives For Liverpool To Take Despite European Exit

Ample Positives For Liverpool To Take Despite European Exit

Liverpool bowed out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage after a 0-0 draw with Real Madrid at Anfield on Wednesday night. Trailing 3-1 from the first leg, the Reds -- despite creating ample chances -- were unable to prize open the stubborn defence of the visitors and, for the second year running, they were eliminated from Europe by a Spanish team. The defeat is obviously disappointing for Jurgen Klopp, the players and the fans alike, especially because it …
Liverpool vs Real Madrid Preview - Mammoth task awaits Reds at empty Anfield

Liverpool vs Real Madrid Preview - Mammoth task awaits Reds at empty Anfield

THE DETAILS   Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Björn Kuipers (NED) Date & Time - Wednesday, April 14th 2021 @ 20:00 Current Odds - Liverpool 10/11, Draw 29/10, Real Madrid 13/5 _____________________________________________________________________ While we all know better than to ever completely write Liverpool off, it's hard to see how The Reds can defy the odds again without that famous Anfield support behind them. A very poor first-half performance cost Liverpool dearly in the first leg in Madrid last week. …
Tactical Breakdown: Liverpool 2-1 Aston Villa

Tactical Breakdown: Liverpool 2-1 Aston Villa

Premier League champions Liverpool won their first home game since Christmas, as they beat Aston Villa 2-1, courtesy of a late strike by Alexander-Arnold. Systems Liverpool played in a 4-3-3, with Roberto Firmino returning to the forward line in place of Sadio Mané. Fabinho and Gini Wijnaldum retained their starting places and were partnered with James Milner. Otherwise, the team remained unchanged. Dean Smith's Villa side also used a 4-3-3 structure, with Ollie Watkins leading the line, but in midfield …
Tactical Breakdown: Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool

Tactical Breakdown: Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool

Much Maligned Firmino Missed In UnIntense Liverpool Loss

Much Maligned Firmino Missed In UnIntense Liverpool Loss

Let's face it, Roberto Firmino -- at least in front of goal -- has regressed as a player over the course of the last two seasons. From a record high 0f 15 Premier League goals in the 2017/2018 season, the Brazilian's numbers have steadily dropped and he finds himself on eight league goals this season, the same figure he registered last term. Of course, anyone familiar with the Brazilian internationals game knows that his on-field role is about much more …
The Trent Alexander-Arnold Myth

The Trent Alexander-Arnold Myth

It’s 2021 and people are still claiming that Trent Alexander-Arnold can’t defend. It is beyond boring now and is arguably one of the laziest narratives in world football.  It all stems from that match against Manchester United when Marcus Rashford scored twice.  People always overlook the fact that Dejan Lovren allowed Romelu Lukaku a free header after initially tracking him into the midfield area. They tend to ignore that Alexander-Arnold was left one-on-one with Rashford with a lot of space …
Tactical Breakdown: Arsenal 0-3 Liverpool

Tactical Breakdown: Arsenal 0-3 Liverpool

Liverpool won 3-0 at the Emirates, to breathe life back into their hopes of redeeming their league campaign, with goals from Diogo Jota and Mohamed Salah. Systems Mikel Arteta's Arsenal set up in a 4-2-3-1 on ball shape, and a 4-5-1 off ball system. Thomas Partey and Dani Ceballos were paired together in a double-pivot. Martin Ødegaard was deployed as the no.10, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nicolas Pépé either side of him. Alexandre Lacazette played up top. Jürgen Klopp's side …
Real Madrid vs Liverpool Preview - Reds full of confidence heading to Spain for Champions League clash

Real Madrid vs Liverpool Preview - Reds full of confidence heading to Spain for Champions League clash

THE DETAILS   Venue - Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano, Madrid Referee - Felix Brych (GER) Date & Time - Tuesday, April 6th 2021 @ 20:00 Current Odds - Real Madrid 31/20, Draw 5/2, Liverpool 13/8 _____________________________________________________________________ Liverpool's season could be heading for a hugely exciting climax. Jürgen Klopp's Mighty Redmen have played their way back into a fight for a top-four finish in the Premier League as well as looking confident in the Champions League. This week, The Reds are …
Will Liverpool Repeat Relegation Signing Trick With Sander Berge

Will Liverpool Repeat Relegation Signing Trick With Sander Berge

If you analyze Liverpool's transfer business over the last few years, one thing sticks out: they are not shy of signing players from relegated clubs. Georginio Wijnaldum, a key cog in the club's recent successes, arrived from relegated Newcastle United in the summer of 2016. Likewise, Andy Robertson -- arguably the world's finest left-back -- joined Liverpool from the demoted Hull City in the summer window of 2017. To complete the hattrick, Xherdan Shaqiri swapped Championship bound Stoke for Anfield …
Potential Ibrahima Konate Purchase Shows Liverpool's Pulling Power

Potential Ibrahima Konate Purchase Shows Liverpool's Pulling Power

Liverpool will trigger Red Bull Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate's €40M release clause before signing the Frenchman in the summer, according to reports from The Athletic. The 22-year-old centre half is one of Europe's foremost young central defenders and any move for the 6'4" stopper will represent a coup for the Reds, even if Konate has had his fair share of injuries in the recent past. Should the transfer come to fruition -- and, according to the report in the Athletic, …
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