Key Stats As Liverpool In Pole Position Against Porto

Key Stats As Liverpool In Pole Position Against Porto

Liverpool saw off Porto 2-0 in a game that ended up not being quite as emphatic as it might have been, or that Liverpool fans would have hoped it would be. Nevertheless, with Porto giving the Reds a few scares, and a clean sheet kept, Liverpool have put themselves in prime position to qualify for the semi-finals on a comfortable European night at Anfield. So what were the key stats from the game? Midfield (And Bobby) Have A Stormer This …
The Great Henderson Debate - Reignited

The Great Henderson Debate - Reignited

There was a sense of righteous vengeance amongst the Liverpool fan-base as Jordan Henderson strode into the picture to stroke home Liverpool’s pressure-relieving third goal against Southampton and send the Reds back to the top of the Premier League table. A captain justified a player who had finally thrown off the shackles of criticism and demonstrated that he was good enough to play a vital role in Liverpool’s title challenge. And certainly, it was an excellent performance off the bench …
The Big Change in Andy Robertson’s Attacking Play This Season

The Big Change in Andy Robertson’s Attacking Play This Season

https://twitter.com/Sennesation/status/952888473152905216 Andy Robertson – so good that even Manchester United managers can’t stop themselves from enthusing about him. Here, we’ll compare his underlying numbers from last season and the present campaign, and we’ll see that while many of Robertson’s top-line stats have remained much the same, there’s one pivotal area of the Scotland captain’s game that’s changed this term. Measures of excellence Let’s start by underlining just how remarkable Robertson has been this season. He currently has the fourth-highest number …
Liverpool vs Porto Preview - Potential Key Battles

Liverpool vs Porto Preview - Potential Key Battles

Liverpool have a breather from the pulsating title race developing in the Premier League, as they get the chance to seek European glory instead. The next obstacle in their route in the Champions League is Porto, whom the Reds met last year and beat 5-0 on aggregate. Nevertheless, it would be remiss of the Reds not to take their opponents seriously, so here are the potential key battles for Tuesday’s first leg. Sadio Mané vs Maxi Pereira Sadio Mané scored …
Jordan Henderson: Silencing the Critics Against the Saints

Jordan Henderson: Silencing the Critics Against the Saints

Jordan Henderson. A name that instantly divides Liverpool fans. But it's a name that will certainly be ringing out on the terraces for the coming days after his inspirational substitute appearance against Southampton. The skipper is always a controversial topic of conversation but his performance at St Mary's was one that showed what he is all about and what he brings to this Liverpool side that Jürgen Klopp values so highly. Many will have raised their eyebrows (myself included) when …
Klopp Knows Better Than You

Klopp Knows Better Than You

The manager knows better than you. That is often read as a conversation ender when it should be the beginning. Liverpool have a detail-oriented, world class manager who makes decisions that do not fit with popular opinion among casual fans, nor do they comport with the analysis of those who spend ungodly amounts of time collecting statistical minutia on our beloved Reds. The discussion often feels like, “what is Klopp thinking?” in a purely negative sense, especially an hour before …
No More Conservative Midfields for Liverpool

No More Conservative Midfields for Liverpool

This title race is killing you, admit it. All the times Liverpool were buried in sixth, meagre and irrelevant seem like the golden days of old compared to the ninety-minute-long heart attack Liverpool fans are forced to endure on a weekly – sometimes bi-weekly – basis. Bring Hodgson back, for God’s sake. Seeing as that’s unlikely, and seeing as Liverpool are firmly stuck in a title race in which they have to make up the ground, the nerves have manifested …
Rotation, Rotation, Rotation - Give It A Rest

Rotation, Rotation, Rotation - Give It A Rest

A change is as good as rest is how the saying goes, but with a maximum of eleven games to go and only four-midweek matches, is it time for Klopp to give it a rest with his rotation game? The run-in could favour Liverpool, with City having Chelsea, Spurs and Man Utd still to go, while our biggest game is surely against Chelsea at home. Therefore it's surely time for Klopp to pick his best XI in every game — …
Unpacking Liverpool and City's Title Run-In

Unpacking Liverpool and City's Title Run-In

It doesn't matter how they go in at this stage of the season, it just matters that they do. Toby Alderweireld's own goal in the 90th minute gave Liverpool a potentially pivotal three points on Sunday, ensuring they returned to the top of the Premier League with six games left to play. The Reds, who have played one more game than title rivals Manchester City, were far from their vintage selves and looked for all the world as though they …
How Much Will Tiredness Affect the Premier League Title Race?

How Much Will Tiredness Affect the Premier League Title Race?

The Premier League title race is going to be decided by fine margins this season, as the battle reaches boiling point. Liverpool and Man City have been at loggerheads throughout the campaign, which for the neutrals watching on must have made for a thrilling spectacle. Both sides are churning out points at rapid rates and the eventual victor is likely to have to achieve close to 100 points to secure glory. With the painfully dull international break now out of …
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