Liverpool Are Learning Lessons Quickly

Liverpool Are Learning Lessons Quickly

Liverpool have started the new term in fine fashion. While others are still getting their feet under the table, the Reds are immediately gaining good grades with solid, if unspectacular, performances. Having been handed a less than satisfactory report card last season, Liverpool have learned from the mistakes made and are setting out to make amends. Nowhere were these lessons more evident than on Monday night at the Emirates. Last season, Liverpool tried to go toe-to-toe with Arsenal. In some …
Arsenal v Liverpool Preview | Predicted Line-ups & Facts

Arsenal v Liverpool Preview | Predicted Line-ups & Facts

Six points in six, Liverpool stand near the top of the table two fixtures into the new season. Admittedly, the level of competition has ranged from mid-table to newly-promoted for the Reds. The narrative of the campaign so far, however, is top teams struggling against weaker opposition. Arsenal can, of course, count themselves among that group, having a mediocre 1-0-1 start to 2015. Skating past Palace after a 2-0 defeat to the Hammers is much less than a stellar start. …
Pipe Down and Support Liverpool FC!

Pipe Down and Support Liverpool FC!

It's such a joy being a Liverpool fan right now. We are only two games into the season (with two squeaky, clean sheets and maximum points), and already I feel the desperate urge to deactivate my Twitter account, change my name to Bafetimbi and move to Antarctica. You could be forgiven for thinking we had been mercilessly thrashed in both matches. In fact, we have managed to churn out two defensively solid, gritty performances grinding out a couple of 1-0 results. Admittedly, …
Stoke 0-1 Liverpool: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

Stoke 0-1 Liverpool: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

The first game of the season is always difficult to analyse. Some players are not quite match sharp yet. New signings often aren't fully gelled in yet. New tactical concepts and adjustments haven't yet been fully processed and the overall cohesion and game play is often a little off. As such, the first game of the season should generally be critiqued with caution. This performance was a perfect example of that and fans and pundits alike will have to be …
Post Match Stoke 0 Liverpool 1 - What did we learn?

Post Match Stoke 0 Liverpool 1 - What did we learn?

A Philippe Coutinho stunner gives Liverpool the win. No, this is not February 2015, but it felt like deja-vu in the win against Stoke in Reds season opener. Many fans had hoped to see a fluid Liverpool side, hungry for revenge against the side that embarrassed them on the last day of the season but that was not a realistic expectation. Stoke is always a difficult away day and the opening game of the season is always a little conservative …
Stoke City 0 Liverpool 1 | Player Ratings

Stoke City 0 Liverpool 1 | Player Ratings

Liverpool took on Stoke City in their opening game of the 2015/16 season, 77 days after the 6-1 drubbing in the same fixture in the previous season. A game of very few chances and notable moments, until a piece of magic from Coutinho, something the Liverpool fans will soon start to take for granted. Liverpool FC Player Ratings Mignolet -  Did what he had to do. A day any keeper would love. Had one good save to turn the ball away, …
Is there any logic behind starting Dejan Lovren?

Is there any logic behind starting Dejan Lovren?

The Premier League season is upon us. Many claim it to be better than Christmas Day. The build up to kick off, the anticipation of seeing your team actually start, picking up a win and getting the season off to a good start.The game is being televised which means that if you're going to bet on it, you should take a look at the Paddy Power betting offer detailed in this post. However sometimes, like a spoilt child at Christmas, …
Good Signings but Where is the Defensive Plan?

Good Signings but Where is the Defensive Plan?

Christian Benteke, Roberto Firmino, Danny Ings, James Milner, Nathaniel Clyne, Adam Bogdan, Joe Gomez and the returning Divock Origi have all been added to the squad this summer in quick time. Great credit must go to the club for quickly bringing in their chosen targets. Whilst many will debate on whether these signings represent good business, the club have certainly backed Brendan Rodgers with his objectives. The names above cry out goals. Goals from headers, goals from sublime skill, goals from …
Lovren's Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Lovren's Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Dejan Lovren is mentally weak. I don't like making assumptions or accusations like this, especially when they're towards people I don't personally know, but this is just something you can't ignore. All players want to be loved but Dejan Lovren seems like the sort that needs positive reinforcement to function. Less than one week after saying he doesn't want to be the made the scapegoat again this season he's making Patrick Ronaldinho look like Sergio Aguero. Poor defensive positioning against a Malaysian side …
Mama Told Me There’d Be Days Like These

Mama Told Me There’d Be Days Like These

Analyzing Mamadou Sakho’s Uphill Battle and His Ability to Persevere: When Liverpool brought Mamadou Sakho to Anfield in the summer of 2013, there was a myriad of reasons to be excited.  The prospect of adding a player of such quality to a squad in search of its first Champions League birth since 2009, was a great signal of intent for a club in a state of flux. As the most expensive signing in Brendan Rodgers’ second summer transfer window, Sakho …
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