Klopp's Liverpool Evolution

Klopp's Liverpool Evolution

Last season, Liverpool was arguably the best team in Europe. An incredible Champions League victory and a stupendous 97 point league haul; allied with 30 league wins, which was always a mark of special Premier League Champions (at least in the past!). Four games into the new season, and, so far so good. Liverpool have continued where they left off last campaign. Maximum league points and the European Super Cup a welcome addition to the trophy cabinet. While Klopp is …
Observations as the Liverpool Escape From St. Mary’s with a Win

Observations as the Liverpool Escape From St. Mary’s with a Win

Liverpool stayed perfect on the young season with a wild and topsy-turvy 2-1 win over the Saints. Liverpool were equal parts dominant and diabolical as they were lucky to go into the break ahead and then managed to make things difficult at the end despite completely controlling most of the 2nd half. After some brief positive moments early, Liverpool fell under siege to a dogged Southampton side, especially after Milner went off for several minutes with an open cut above …
Liverpool 4-1 Norwich: A Tactical Breakdown

Liverpool 4-1 Norwich: A Tactical Breakdown

Liverpool's Premier League game against Norwich was the first genuine test Jürgen Klopp's men have faced since becoming European Champions. This was the first occasion in which points were at stake, the team would be able to set a marker and display their intent for the season. The scoreline indicates a strong performance, and the side picking up from where it left off. Yet there were a number of signs that indicate both change and qualitative variance compared to last …
Tactical Analysis: How Liverpool Improved Mo Salah

Tactical Analysis: How Liverpool Improved Mo Salah

When Liverpool signed Mohammad Salah for £37 million from AS Roma in 2017, most people didn’t expect him to have scored 72 goals in 106 games. But, under the watchful eye of Jurgen Klopp, his reputation as a fast winger has rapidly developed into becoming one of the most prolific forwards in the Premier League. Looking back now, and at today’s current market, £37 million is an absolute steal for one of Liverpool’s most potent goal scorers of all time. …
Why A Left Wing Stint Could Be The Making of Brewster

Why A Left Wing Stint Could Be The Making of Brewster

Rhian Brewster’s encouraging pre-season continued last Sunday as the forward scored for the second consecutive game in Liverpool’s 3-1 victory over Bradford City.  Following on from his brace against Tranmere Rovers, the 19-year-old has now registered three goals in his first two senior outings for Liverpool.  The level of opposition must be taken into consideration when appraising Brewster’s performances, with Tranmere -- recently promoted to England’s third tier -- and Bradford, a League Two club, clearly not providing the most …
How Milner Continues to be Liverpool's Ultimate Role Model

How Milner Continues to be Liverpool's Ultimate Role Model

Who else remembers James Milner's arrival at Liverpool four summers ago? It's easy to forget it, in truth. When Brendan Rodgers took him to Anfield on a free transfer ahead of the 2015/16 season, it wasn't a signing that felt game-changing, exciting or fashionable. At 29, there was an argument that the midfielder's best days were behind him, following a stint at Man City in which he proved to be an invaluable utility man. Liverpool signing him almost epitomised that …
Why Liverpool Don't Need An Attacking Midfielder

Why Liverpool Don't Need An Attacking Midfielder

Ever since the departure of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in January 2018, one principal question has lingered on Merseyside during transfer periods: how will Liverpool replace him? On the surface, it makes sense, but look deeper and it doesn't really hold water. Since January 2018, a Countinho-less Liverpool have been to two Champions League finals, tallied a club-record points haul in the Premier League and lifted "old big-ears" for the sixth time. So while headlines abound as the Reds are …
Origi Stay Signals Liverpool's Transfer Intent

Origi Stay Signals Liverpool's Transfer Intent

Divock Origi will be staying at Anfield for at least one more year. Whilst it remains unclear whether the Belgian will sign a new deal with the Reds, although Liverpool are certainly hoping that he will, what is clear is that no offers for Origi will be entertained in this window, even if that means losing the player on a free next summer. There are a number of interesting aspects to this story. The first thing to note is that …
LFC's 2019/20 Fixtures - The Road to the Promised Land

LFC's 2019/20 Fixtures - The Road to the Promised Land

It's only been two weeks since Jordan Henderson lifted big ears in Madrid and we are already moving on to next season. Liverpool supporters eager to see the club build on the success of the past year are now hitting plane tracking websites and looking for our famous van: https://twitter.com/lfcxsam/status/1140367753536311298?s=21 (Un)Fortunately Michael Edwards and co have been so brilliant over the last half a dozen transfer windows, that I don't really care about silly season. The club targets the right …
Thank You, Daniel Sturridge

Thank You, Daniel Sturridge

I'll never forget the first time I spoke about Daniel Sturridge at length. I was on holiday with my family in 2008, and in true father-son fashion a footballing debate was going on. My dad was adamant that the state of English football was in a bad way - he was probably right, in hindsight - with no talented teenagers coming through at time when the 'Golden Generation' were not getting any younger. I spent my time singling out two …
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