The Growing Influence of Fabinho on Liverpool's Build-Up Play

The Growing Influence of Fabinho on Liverpool's Build-Up Play

Liverpool dominating possession but failing to break down a well-organised defence became an all too familiar tale last season. From bore draws at home to Stoke and Manchester United to an away point at Everton, a lack of progression and intelligence in our build-up play was a frustrating trend we just couldn't shake off. Although, in recent weeks, goalless draws to Everton and Manchester United have ensued, these kind of performances and results have become a rarity rather than the …
How Will Liverpool Cope Fighting on Two Fronts?

How Will Liverpool Cope Fighting on Two Fronts?

We're entering the final phase of the season, and four possibilities remain; the agony of another campaign without silverware, victory in a sensational title race, the sweet consolation of Champions League glory or the outright euphoria of landing both. There's a sense, though, that Liverpool's domestic and continental ambitions are independent, that the Reds might have to sacrifice their hopes in the Champions League to maximise their Premier League chances, especially given the close nature of the race and the …
Would The Reds Take Their Ex Back?

Would The Reds Take Their Ex Back?

Never go back… It’s a sentiment echoed by many Liverpool supporters when it comes to those cherished heroes who stabbed them where it hurts most. As Karl Coppack put it in a piece for this very website, the mental calculation is a very simple one regarding the investment a fan puts into a player: “I’d subscribed to his life. I’d committed. He owed me.” And Phillipe Coutinho betrayed that commitment, he’d taken the investment of every Liverpool fan and thrown …
Criticism of Salah Has Gone Predictably Overboard

Criticism of Salah Has Gone Predictably Overboard

There was a moment during Liverpool's ugly, nerve-wracking 2-1 win over Fulham on Sunday that epitomised Mo Salah. As Scott Parker's Championship-heading side launched a dangerous counter-attack in the second half, with players flooding forward, one individual bust a gut more than anyone: Salah. Liverpool's No.11 raced back to help out his team, playing his part in them eventually clearing the danger and preventing what looked like a potential goal at one point. It was one gigantic middle finger to …
Can Liverpool Lift Premier League Silverware?

Can Liverpool Lift Premier League Silverware?

The title fight is on as the teams enter their last eight games of the Premier League 2018/19 season and at this stage, there are just two teams with a serious shot at lifting the trophy in May. Liverpool and current title holders Manchester City are locked in a battle that sees the first and second place regularly alternating as they try and win every match they have left. Can Liverpool take the title for the first time in a …
Reanalysing Adam Lallana

Reanalysing Adam Lallana

In light of how manager Jürgen Klopp has come in and changed Liverpool’s style of play, it’s come time once again to reanalyse Adam Lallana’s role at the club. Changes changes Every football fan has seen it before. A new manager comes in and, in most cases, wants to spark some changes in the team. For Klopp, those changes were all highly anticipated. Supporters were referencing gegenpressing and heavy-metal football, and how much better, or at least different, it would …
Winning Mentality Comes To The Fore At Fulham

Winning Mentality Comes To The Fore At Fulham

Is it possible to love and hate a football team at the same time? It was easy to feel that way on Sunday, as Liverpool did their best to throw away valuable points at Fulham, in what would have been their most disappointing result of the season. Confidence was flowing as the Reds arrived in west London, with the 3-1 win at Bayern Munich showcasing their brilliance under Jurgen Klopp. A trip to a 19th-place struggling outfit in the spring …
Player ratings as Reds oust Cottagers

Player ratings as Reds oust Cottagers

HAPPY PADDY’S DAY TROOPS. UP THE REDS. Alisson (6): I don’t know. Who do you blame? Liverpool won though soooo... arsed? Trent Arnold (6): His crossing is either the best in the league or the worst in the league and I’m completely on board with that until he’s 25. Can’t be dropped for the remaining league games.  Joel Matip (6): He’s doing an absolute 7/10 job and the moment and that’s reflected by getting at least 6/10 every week. Wish …
Triumph of the Understudies at Liverpool

Triumph of the Understudies at Liverpool

It was only a few days ago that Liverpool fans bore witness to another one of Jürgen Klopp’s most repeated sentiments – “I don’t need to spend anything, I’ve got all that I need.”
“I don’t want to talk exactly what we will do, but I don't think this is a team at the moment where we have to spend the big money or whatever. "The best way to do it is bring together a group of players, try …
Fulham 1 Liverpool 2: Match Report

Fulham 1 Liverpool 2: Match Report

A day that could have been full of drama, in the end, went as expected for Liverpool Football Club. Oh, how we know this feeling in our stomachs went this club tends to make a meal of things that should have been much simpler. The match started on a somewhat cautious note by both teams, but in general Fulham FC started the way people have come to expect of them, on the front foot. They had a shade more bit of …
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