Is Klopp's reluctance to make changes costing Liverpool wins?

Is Klopp's reluctance to make changes costing Liverpool wins?

Editors Note: This article was written before the loss to Wolves. So we are now twenty-seven days in to 2017 and the Reds have won just one of their seven games in the New Year, drawing three (admittedly a good point at Old Trafford) and losing three. Even taking away the results from the FA Cup and EFL Cup matches, that leaves us with just two points from a possible nine since the turn of the year; by contrast, Chelsea have six …
Liverpool vs Sunderland Preview: Reds must pounce on Black Cats

Liverpool vs Sunderland Preview: Reds must pounce on Black Cats

Liverpool will hope to return to winning ways this weekend as they host Sunderland at Anfield on Saturday, the side in second taking on the side second bottom. On a bitter November's day at Anfield there shouldn't be a beachball in sight, something that the Reds can use to their advantage in a bid to return to the Premier League's summit. THE DETAILS Match: Liverpool vs Sunderland Venue: Anfield Date: Saturday 26th November Time: 15:00 BST Referee: Anthony Taylor FORM Liverpool will feel unfortunate not …
A Statistical review of LFC's 2015/16 Premier League Season

A Statistical review of LFC's 2015/16 Premier League Season

It's that time of the year again. I take a look at Liverpool's Premier League season from a statistical point of view. I did something similar for the 2014/15 season which you can find here although it's doubtful many will want to relive that season it's necessary as a point of reference. Liverpool's league campaign didn't pan out how many had envisaged. An eighth place finish, given just how poor the competition is, and a two point decrease in total …
Liverpool Need To Convert Leads into Victories - It's Not Easy

Liverpool Need To Convert Leads into Victories - It's Not Easy

If it happens once you can pass it off as being normal. You're told that It happens to everybody and not to worry about it. You nod in agreement at the reassurance being offered. If the same problem continuously happens then you have two choices; bury your head, pretend it's normal and carry on nodding or actually acknowledge there's an issue and look to rectify it. Liverpool have a few problems, too many to state and if you attempted to …
The Risks of Signing Premier League Proven Players

The Risks of Signing Premier League Proven Players

Premier League proven vs Foreign League signings is a debate that continues to rage on. The transfer window fans the flame of this topic and the signings made, or not made, during those windows keep this topic of debate relevant until the next transfer window is upon us. This isn't a new concept, not by a long shot. It's just a newly coined term. 'Premier League proven'. Premier League proven doesn't actually mean you've proven anything in the Premier League, …
One Flew Over the Kolo's Nest

One Flew Over the Kolo's Nest

"No no, no no nono, no no nono, no no nono Toure" Admittedly, that was poor. But then again, it appears Liverpool's resident Ivorian has been playing in a similar run of form leading many Liverpool fans to sit wincing at their television as Kolo Toure runs  rings around himself, looking as though he is clenching something between his butt-cheeks for ninety minutes a weekend. He radiates nervousness,  uncertainty, and calamity. But this was not the Kolo Toure fans had …
Fabio Borini - Good, but good enough for Liverpool? | Stats Analysis

Fabio Borini - Good, but good enough for Liverpool? | Stats Analysis

Home & Away: Starring Philippe Coutinho | Stats Analysis

Home & Away: Starring Philippe Coutinho | Stats Analysis

Philippe Coutinho’s display in the recent game away at Southampton was disappointing, but not unexpected. Since joining the club he’s put in this type of performance on numerous occasions, with the earliest example being a game against Chelsea at Anfield last season, when he was substituted at half time. A tweet from City Talk’s Jay Riley during the game reflected on the inconsistent nature of his performances, and further suggestions were made that he struggles to perform away from home. …
Is Simon Mignolet Good Enough? Compared to Cech, De Gea, Howard & Szczesny

Is Simon Mignolet Good Enough? Compared to Cech, De Gea, Howard & Szczesny

It was the season to be jolly, until Boxing Day, when Alvaro Negredo's awkward strike was helped into the back of the net by Simon Mignolet's hand and gifted Manchester City three points, prompting mass hysteria on Twitter - as always seems to be the case these days. "He isn't good enough!" and "Bring back Reina!" clogged up the cyberspace for a while as we saw an age old problem for goalkeepers come true, make one mistake and all of …
Drop Coutinho? No-No-No!

Drop Coutinho? No-No-No!

It wouldn't surprise anyone if defeat at the Etihad was to be the result for all nineteen visiting teams this season. However not many will walk away from facing Manchester City in their home ground with the praise that Liverpool are receiving. Liverpool continued to play the excellent press and counter football that worked so well at White Hart Lane a few weeks ago. So many times Sterling, Coutinho or Suarez found themselves in behind a Manchester City defence that …