A Look at the Liverpool Defence

A Look at the Liverpool Defence

After yet another Liverpool capitulation, this time a 3-2 loss against Southampton, there has been copious amounts of finger pointing with regards to what went wrong and who is at fault for the result. Martin Skrtel was a standout performer for the home side as they turned around a 2-0 half time deficit. He gifted Southampton a penalty 4 minutes after coming on at half time and his half didn't improve. This performance came off the back of the Slovakian …
Jurgen Klopp's tactical tweaks

Jurgen Klopp's tactical tweaks

As stated before kick-off, a 2-0 score line is a dangerous one. It's one that could cause a lot of teams, and managers, a limbo like problem. Should you attack or defend? Stick or twist? It's a favourable position to be in but potentially one of the worst ones to have psychologically. At 1-0 you know you can't just sit off and allow the opposition to dominate. At 3-0 you know you can afford to play counter attacking football because …
Adding Mettle & Metal to Klopp's Rote Maschine

Adding Mettle & Metal to Klopp's Rote Maschine

Some parts of Jurgen Klopp’s Rote Maschine are still on the production line, but during the past few weeks there have been signs that some of the components are finally coming together. Devils in the Detail Following a run of games which saw Liverpool regularly playing twice a week, the week break between the two Europa League ties against Augsburg, and now Manchester United, gives the manager a rare chance to work with his players in more detail. Rather than …
Can Liverpool really rely on Sakho and Lovren?

Can Liverpool really rely on Sakho and Lovren?

Pitchforks down please. This isn't about whether Sakho and Lovren are good enough for Liverpool. It's about their durability. Liverpool may find themselves in many predicaments this summer but one that's been overlooked due to more pressing issues is the Dejan Lovren and Mamadou Sakho conundrum. Both players divide opinion amongst Liverpool fans but this time the debate isn't with regards to talent. Many can make an argument for and against the Frenchman starting over the Croat and vice versa. …
Liverpool Don't Need A Big Change; Liverpool Need a Refresh

Liverpool Don't Need A Big Change; Liverpool Need a Refresh

It's been the debate that has raged on since for some time under FSG ownership, is this Liverpool squad good enough to compete with the best the world has to offer? Quite frankly not according to the likes of Souness, who has labelled Klopp's current crop as average with fans agreeing that there needs to be a clear out in the summer. But Klopp sees things in a different way, stating that quick fixes will not solve much and that he …
Semi-Final Win Points to More Pressing Issues for Klopp

Semi-Final Win Points to More Pressing Issues for Klopp

Liverpool players, former stars and fans worldwide were ecstatic following the Reds’ progression to the League Cup Final last night. It’s a chance of silverware for Klopp’s men, something that has long been missing at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp, though, will be far from happy with last night’s showing. It was one of the worst Liverpool performances I have seen in a long time, with the Reds registering just two shots on target during the entire game. In the semi-final of …
What is Liverpool's best centre-back pairing when everyone is fit?

What is Liverpool's best centre-back pairing when everyone is fit?

Injuries have blitzed the Liverpool squad since Jurgen Klopp was appointed as manager in October. Within his first week as manager he'd lost Joe Gomez for the season with an ACL Injury. Immediately he was down to just four first team centre-backs. Four centre-backs for practically an entire season and of those four two of them, Mamadou Sakho and Dejan Lovren, have a habit of picking up injuries. It's not exactly the ideal scenario for a new manager. Fast forward …
Where are Liverpool's Leaders?

Where are Liverpool's Leaders?

According to the dictonary a leader is the person who leads or commands a group, organisation, or country. Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher, Javier Mascherano, Sami Hyppia, these were all players who were natural born leaders and Liverpool fans have been lucky enough to see these players grace the hallowed Anfield turf and Liverpool fans have been lucky enough to see exactly how much of a leader these players were on their day. For examples of how important a leader on …
Comparing Joel Matip to the Liverpool defence

Comparing Joel Matip to the Liverpool defence

Schalke player Joel Matip has been linked with a move to Liverpool in the January transfer window in a cut price deal due to his contract coming to an end in June. You'd be forgiven for not being too clued up on Matip, when thinking about Schalke defenders it's usually Benedict Howedes and the now departed Kyriakos Papadopoulos that are at the forefront of your thoughts but it's the lesser known Matip that's been impressing for Schalke this season. Matip, …
Observations from Liverpool's win against Sunderland

Observations from Liverpool's win against Sunderland

Two consecutive 1-0 victories against Leicester and now Sunderland have seen Liverpool rise up to seventh in the table, level on points with Manchester United. The win on Wednesday night saw similarities to the win on boxing day; an unconvincing 1-0 victory. Benteke bagging the winner but missing a late sitter in both games, and the opposition sending their goalkeeper up for a corner in added time. More importantly however, Liverpool capitalised on United dropping points. The Reds are now …
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