Looking Between The Lines | Liverpool FC Tactical Analysis

Looking Between The Lines | Liverpool FC Tactical Analysis

In modern day football, the space between the lines is one of the most key areas, if not the key area in attack. One of the most simple reasons for this is that a player who positions himself in this space is theoretically unmarked. If they are to be marked it generally requires one or two defending players to momentarily break shape to go and confront him, thereby leaving space elsewhere. A player of course doesn't have to be marked …
Fire the Lazar

Fire the Lazar

"Fire the laser" - Doctor Evil, 1999.
Not many teams are able to call on a laser to do the damage for them but Liverpool currently have a Lazar of sorts that's starting to showcase why the club forked out almost £20 million in the summer of 2014. When rumours spread of a bid for the talented Serbian, I ,for one, thought it was just that, a rumour. This was some serious talent and he was supposedly promised …
Selling Liverpool's Potential

Selling Liverpool's Potential

Selling the Project Project. A term that's being overly used these days by players, managers, owners, the media and even fans when discussing football.  Some clubs are able to just 'sell' the club to potential signings, but other teams who, let's just say don't have the deepest of pockets now have to sell the 'project' to potential incomings. This isn't in isolation to players either, some clubs need to sell their project to managers.
"I like the idea of developing …
Attack isn't The Best Form of Defence for Liverpool FC

Attack isn't The Best Form of Defence for Liverpool FC

Attack isn’t the best form of Defence. The shambles known as the Liverpool defence has been a, if not THE, topic of conversation amongst Liverpool fans ever since Brendan Rodgers took over at the club.  With the goals against column worsening with each season Rodgers’ is at the helm, its little surprise the defensive signings are put under the microscope. Yet, surprisingly, a number of fans want to strengthen the attack in the January transfer window. After the success of …
Liverpool FC Recruitment Analysis: Watching the Watchmen

Liverpool FC Recruitment Analysis: Watching the Watchmen

After an exciting summer spending money on shiny new players, Liverpool FC set fans' pulses racing with the promise of defensive leadership, pace up front, guile in midfield, and those full-backs we’ve been looking for since the days of Stig Inge Bjørnebye and Rob Jones… Over a hundred million pounds were spent replacing Suarez, but not replacing him, as his only true replacement in terms of player profile (hard working, skillful, South American, high profile, tries crazy stuff) went to …
In-Depth Analysis: What’s Wrong with Liverpool FC this Season?

In-Depth Analysis: What’s Wrong with Liverpool FC this Season?

What a difference a summer break makes. Brendan Rodgers had Liverpool playing some of the best attacking football the Premier League had ever seen during the latter stages of last season, but now the Northern Irishman is facing question marks over his credentials and player signing policy. Seemingly, Liverpool have morphed into an ugly duckling version of themselves. A version of themselves that cannot break down supposedly weaker teams, a version of themselves that relies on individuals rather than the …
A Matter of Patience | Liverpool FC

A Matter of Patience | Liverpool FC

Patience is a virtue and we want everything instantly - not in a minute, not in a day or so, we want it now. Or at least it appears to be that way. It is true the season has not got off to the best of starts and Liverpool's Champions League return didn't start overly convincingly against "that Bulgarian pub side". The two wins, one draw and three loses which make up the first six Premier League games isn't exactly …
Adam Lallana Showing the Signs of Successfully Slotting into Liverpool

Adam Lallana Showing the Signs of Successfully Slotting into Liverpool

A Merseyside derby win would have been the perfect catalyst for Liverpool to get going on winning run, especially when the performance was better than what is has been in recent weeks. However, no one can be blamed for the uncharacteristic goal that Phil Jagielka pulled out the hat. 99 times out of 100, that would have gone high and wide, and it’s just one of those unpredictable things that can happen in these big games. Of course, conceding at …
Liverpool FC - New Signings Watch: First Impressions

Liverpool FC - New Signings Watch: First Impressions

Everyone will take great comfort in knowing that we've built upon our team this transfer window, strengthening, and deepening the squad - and all at a cheaper price than what Manchester United have spent. Even with all the hype, it takes most new signings a while to show their true potential. However, first impressions always count. We've seen the majority of members from our Summer spending spree; so what have we thought so far, and what can we expect? Personally, …
Markovic & Balotelli | They'll Hate Us for This

Markovic & Balotelli | They'll Hate Us for This

Initially, this article was to be written with the sole purpose of Lazar Markovic in mind. However, given light to recent events there is simply no way one can discuss the topic of piss boiling without mentioning the highly probable transfer of Mario Balotelli to Liverpool FC. A character of great myth, a man of much adoration, for the first time in quite a while it appears Liverpool are at the heart of something very special indeed. But first, our …
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