Benteke is Worse Than Feared - A Terrible Targetman Too

Benteke is Worse Than Feared - A Terrible Targetman Too

Popular opinion isn’t exactly on Christian Benteke’s side; an ESPN article gave him a 2/10 against West Ham, which doesn’t really require much context. A 2/10 is a polite version of 1/10. It means you have failed at every task you would be typically asked to do in your position, but the qualifier is that you have not done anything out-of-the-ordinary bad, like being racist, or getting sent off for kneeing an opponent in the back at a critical time …
Price Cut: Reduced Reds Defeat ASDA-Price-Allardyce

Price Cut: Reduced Reds Defeat ASDA-Price-Allardyce

"Playing against a defensive position is just as bad as making love to a tree." - Jorge Valdano A couple of weeks ago I tweeted that, by beating Leicester and Sunderland, Liverpool could finish the year just nine points off first. The response was typical. I was met with groans of, "easier said than done", "this season, you can't predict anything" and, "well, this is Liverpool." Sitting here on New Year's Eve we are just three wins off the top of …
Liverpool 1 Leicester 0 – What Did We Learn?

Liverpool 1 Leicester 0 – What Did We Learn?

Liverpool's three game run without a win was finally halted as Christian Benteke's goal gave the Reds a 1-0 win over the league leaders Leicester City. In truth, the scoreline could have been much more overwhelming in our favour, but our profligacy in front of goal meant that there were a few nails being bitten in the dying seconds. Leicester were surprisingly off the boil, and although they did make a fist of it right at the end, there was …
Time For Reflection - Liverpool's Squad Options

Time For Reflection - Liverpool's Squad Options

Wow, just wow. In the last three league games Liverpool have been taken apart by Newcastle United, West Bromwich Albion and most recently Watford. If you looked at those fixtures at the start of the season the only game you as a fan would have been sonewhat worried about is Newcastle away. As poor as they were playing recently they always up their game against Liverpool. Who can forget what was voted one of the greatest games ever games in …
Merry Klopp-mas and a Quiet New Year?

Merry Klopp-mas and a Quiet New Year?

The countdown is on and the big day is nearly upon us. Excited boys and girls are writing their lists, checking them twice (at least!) and hoping that when the time comes, they’ll be screeching with excitement over the presents that they have been dreaming about for months, delivered by the jolly red man on his trusted vehicle of dreams. I am, of course, talking about the opening of the January transfer window and Ian Ayres moped exploits en route to closing …
Jürgen Klopp's Defensive Dilemma

Jürgen Klopp's Defensive Dilemma

What a difference a weekend makes. I was all set to have a piece done on why I thought Mamadou Sakho should he the man to partner Dejan Lovren in the heart of the Liverpool defence this weekend against Watford, only for Craig Gardener to recklessly injure him. Now Liverpool fans are stuck with the thoughts of a Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho centre-back pairing. This pairing for me is the stuff of nightmares because of the weak link in …
Newcastle Utd vs. Liverpool: Team News, Key Stats & Predictions

Newcastle Utd vs. Liverpool: Team News, Key Stats & Predictions

Klopp's Liverpool continue to impress, moving up to sixth in the league with three points against Swansea at Anfield, before thumping six past a full strength Southampton side at St Mary's midweek in the Capital One Cup Quarter-Final. Steve McClaren's Newcastle, on the other hand, are probably alongside Aston Villa as the worst team, on form, in the Premier League. They were very lucky to take three points against Bournemouth, and many reports are suggesting the former England boss has …
Klopp's First Miracle? Transforming Liverpool's Defence

Klopp's First Miracle? Transforming Liverpool's Defence

Liverpool secured their third win of the week against Swansea, and in doing so extended their time without conceding a goal to 226 minutes. The clean sheet highlights perhaps the most surprising aspect of change since Klopp’s arrival - the sudden sturdiness of Liverpool’s defence. Whilst there have been strong attacking performances, particularly against Manchester City and Chelsea, it has been far more impressive how Liverpool conceded only two goals across three away fixtures against City, Chelsea and Tottenham. The …
The Brilliance Of Emre Can

The Brilliance Of Emre Can

Emre Can, what can I say about him? He's one of the brightest stars currently in the Liverpool team. His ability to play a number of positions, whether it be wasted in defence, ala the Brendan Rodgers era or in his more natural midfield position makes him an invaluable member of the LiverpooI set up. This was shown last season, when Brendan Rodgers utilised him as a centre back to give Martin Skrtel and Dejan Lovren a dig out and …
Manchester City 1 Liverpool 4: Player Ratings

Manchester City 1 Liverpool 4: Player Ratings

Liverpool turned in a Klopp-terclass performance away from the home, at the home of a real top team. The team put in a performance which conveyed the view that they are beginning to absorb the vision of the new manager. Good times ahead ahoy!  Simon Mignolet (6.5) - Simon had a really straight forward game, saved most of what he could, was beaten by a peach from Aguero. He mad a great couple of saves though, which is now becoming …
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