Tactical Breakdown: Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool

Tactical Breakdown: Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool

As I have grown up, I have witnessed titanic clashes between footballing behemoths. Games for which the world would stand still for 90 minutes in order to witness the spectacle. In the early noughties, it was Arsenal and Manchester United; then Chelsea and United; Liverpool and Ferguson's side followed briefly, before the rise of Pep Guardiola's Barcelona precipitated a new dimension to El Clasico, now a monumental clash between the world's two finest teams. Matches between Klopp's Borussia Dortmund and …
Ultimate test of Van Dijk-less Liverpool arrives at Man City

Ultimate test of Van Dijk-less Liverpool arrives at Man City

Can you think of a more high-profile, damaging injury to a Liverpool player than Virgil van Dijk's at Everton? I'm not sure there has ever been one that has had the potential to define an entire season like Van Dijk's, such is his colossal stature at the club. Having had him available throughout almost all of his nearly-three-year stay at Anfield, we now have the horrible prospect of not seeing him in a Liverpool shirt again for almost a year. …
Liverpool No Excuses Reaction Bodes Well For Future

Liverpool No Excuses Reaction Bodes Well For Future

Rooting through the charred remains of Liverpool's 7-2 defeat to Aston Villa in search of positives is an entirely difficult pursuit. To concede seven goals -- and, on balance, it could have been even more -- away to a team who just about managed to survive in the Premier League last season was arguably the Reds' worst result in Premier League history. Yes, worse than the 6-1 defeat away to Stoke City in 2015. But in the reaction to the …
Liverpool and Man City - Who needs a busy summer?

Liverpool and Man City - Who needs a busy summer?

With the summer transfer window rapidly approaching, speculation is already growing about which teams will be active, which teams won’t, and who will be coming in. As usual, Liverpool fans are excited by the prospect of shiny new toys and annoyed that it doesn’t look like the club intend to spend big money. Meanwhile, Man City, fresh off the back of surviving their encounter with UEFA and CAS, are set to spend big again this summer, bringing in four or …
Key stats as hungover Liverpool routed by Man City

Key stats as hungover Liverpool routed by Man City

Liverpool’s Premier League title-winning hangover kicked off as they were resoundingly beaten 4-0 by a dominant Manchester City side at the Etihad Stadium. What are the key stats from the first game since the Reds lifted their first title in 30 years? Pep’s Revenge This was Liverpool’s heaviest Premier League defeat in almost three years – since their 5-0 defeat to City on 9th September 2017. Whilst the Reds have suffered that five goal hammering, and a number of three …
Liverpool Aren't Lucky

Liverpool Aren't Lucky

There’s a strange narrative appearing online. Not only are Liverpool lucky to be in the position they find themselves in, but they’re also boring.  Firstly, we’ll address the latter. Fans aren’t used to seeing the level of control shown by the Reds this season. Even the Centurions didn’t have as many points as Liverpool do at this stage of the campaign. Jurgen Klopp’s men haven’t been thrashing teams like Man City did during the 2017/18 season but it feels as …
A year since Madrid for Klopp's Liverpool

A year since Madrid for Klopp's Liverpool

It’s been just over a year since Liverpool lifted their sixth Champions League title in Madrid. And it’s fair to say that it’s been an absolutely unbelievable year in a number of respects. On the field, Liverpool have all but secured their first Premier League title, ending the 30-year drought for the big one. But off the field, tragedy has struck the entire world, and caused untold misery and death across the entire planet. I don’t want to focus too …
Liverpool's most important win of the Klopp era

Liverpool's most important win of the Klopp era

Liverpool have excelled with Jurgen Klopp at the helm, going from mediocre top-four hopefuls to champions of the world in the space of four years. The German has not only ensured his side play some of the most eye-catching football in the club's history, but has also brought with him a winning mentality that has rubbed off on his players. When looking back at some of the most memorable victories of the Klopp era, there are a number of games …
What Makes The Reds So Great - Part 1

What Makes The Reds So Great - Part 1

Before the worldwide coronavirus pandemic ground the Premier League season to what we are assured is a temporary halt, Liverpool looked set to win the league title at a canter. Winning 27 out of their 29 games, the Reds -- who have beaten every other team in the league on their remarkable run -- find themselves a full 25 points ahead of second-place Manchester City and, mathematically, only need two more wins to claim the clubs’ 19th league success and …
Liverpool will be crowned Premier League champions

Liverpool will be crowned Premier League champions

Dread it. Run from it. Destiny arrives all the same. For the past week, in footballing circles, talk has centred around whether or not the 2019/20 campaign would be finished. Common sense would suggest a season not yet underway couldn’t take precedence over one that is very near completion. But there’s not much common sense in football.  Rival fans, desperate to ensure Liverpool aren’t crowned champions, have latched onto the idea that this season should be expunged from the history …
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