Liverpool 5-2 Everton: A Tactical Breakdown

Liverpool 5-2 Everton: A Tactical Breakdown

The fixtures seem to flash past in a blur. It's hard to imagine how it feels for Jürgen Klopp, given his side barely have time to rest, let alone develop match specific tactics between recovery days and fitness top-up sessions. Rotation is a necessity for Liverpool if they are to get through this utterly chaotic wintery whirlwind of matches. Against Everton, Klopp was exceptionally bold, with five players rotated out, and Origi, Shaqiri and Lallana all brought in for the …
Xherdan Shaqiri believes starting place in the derby win was just reward

Xherdan Shaqiri believes starting place in the derby win was just reward

Liverpool's Xherdan Shaqiri says his first Premier League start for The Reds since January was a reward for the hard work he's putting in behind the scenes at Melwood. The Swiss attacking midfielder put in an impressive display as Liverpool beat their Merseyside rivals 5-2 at Anfield on Wednesday night. The Reds' number 23 popped up with a well-taken finish to make it 2-0 early-on after some great work from Trent Alexander-Arnold and Sadio Mané combined.
Jordan Henderson on what it's like to play in the Merseyside derby

Jordan Henderson on what it's like to play in the Merseyside derby

Liverpool captain and the club's current longest-serving player, Jordan Henderson, discusses what it's like to play in the Merseyside derby. Henderson joined The Reds from Sunderland in 2011, over 8 years ago, when Kenny Dalglish was the Liverpool manager. In the 18 derbies in all competitions since Henderson's arrival, Liverpool have not lost one, winning 9 and drawing 9. Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, Henderson gave an insight into just what it means to play in these local derbies.
"It's a brilliant …
Carragher feels Klopp should have introduced more of an attacking threat during draw at Everton

Carragher feels Klopp should have introduced more of an attacking threat during draw at Everton

Jamie Carragher felt that Jurgen Klopp should have made more changes and introduced extra creativity in the attacking third for The Reds as they struggled to break Everton down on Sunday. Carragher was one of the pundits on Sky Sports' Super Sunday coverage from Goodison Park for the 0-0 draw in the Merseyside derby. Liverpool's former number 23 highlighted the concerns for Klopp's side now as the balance shifted in City's favour in the Premier League title race.
“A …
Everton 0-0 Liverpool: What went wrong?

Everton 0-0 Liverpool: What went wrong?

A goalless draw at Old Trafford last weekend meant Liverpool's once-comfortable lead at the top of the Premier League table had been whittled down to nothing. They no longer had any margin for error. But it was a case of mistakes aplenty in the Merseyside Derby, and now the title race is out of their hands. The Reds preserved their 17th clean sheet with relative ease, but paid for a lack of creativity and, most of all, composure. In truth, …
Liverpool vs Everton Preview - Potential Key Battles

Liverpool vs Everton Preview - Potential Key Battles

Liverpool travel the vast distance to Goodison Park on Sunday for another hotly anticipated Merseyside Derby. The stakes are showing no signs of letting up for the Reds, but have drawn five of their last six trips to their rivals – with Sadio Mané’s late show the only time the Reds have won there in the league under Klopp. Fresh off the back of Divock Origi’s humiliating last-minute goal, the rivalry renews again. So what will be some of the …
Everton v Liverpool Preview - Huge derby fixture awaits Klopp's mighty Reds

Everton v Liverpool Preview - Huge derby fixture awaits Klopp's mighty Reds

The Details Venue - Goodison Park, Liverpool Referee - Martin Atkinson Date & Time - Sunday, March 3rd @ 16:15 Current Odds - Everton 17/4, Draw 16/5, Liverpool 4/7 Form Everton Form Everton stopped the rot in Wales on Tuesday night. After three straight defeats, they finally picked up all three points with a solid 3-0 win over a struggling Cardiff City team. Gylfi Sigurdsson, in particular, was in fine form for Everton, pitching in with two goals from his attacking midfield role. The …
Gini Wijnaldum believes Goodison Park atmosphere will spur on The Reds

Gini Wijnaldum believes Goodison Park atmosphere will spur on The Reds

Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum thinks the hostile atmosphere at Goodison Park this Sunday will only serve to motivate Jurgen Klopp's team even more for the game. Wijnaldum was interviewed by James Pearce of the Liverpool Echo ahead of the 233rd Merseyside derby this weekend. When it was highlighted to Wijnaldum just how much the blue half of Liverpool would want to damage The Reds' title charge, Wijnaldum said:
“Yeah, but we want to defeat them badly too. “So it works …
The Reds' possible starting eleven against Everton this Sunday

The Reds' possible starting eleven against Everton this Sunday

Is this how Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp will line The Reds up for the Merseyside derby at Everton this weekend? Liverpool and Everton played out an extremely tight and tense game at Anfield back in early-December. A 96th-minute winner from super-sub Divock Origi gave Liverpool a priceless 1-0 victory and started Klopp's men on an eight-game winning streak in all competitions. 2019 has proved a tougher proposition so far for Liverpool, however. Yet, on Wednesday night, Sadio Mané, Mohamed Salah and …
The Tale of Divock Origi and The Merseyside Derby

The Tale of Divock Origi and The Merseyside Derby

The Divock Origi substitution was getting close to the Joël Matip substitution when it comes to things that are almost a parody. Just as bringing Matip on in the 90th minute of any requisite game to shore up a 2-0 win doesn’t really make that much sense, neither does throwing on Divock Origi when you’re desperate for a goal or two late in games. It reeks of desperation. I even joked that Belgium were reaching into LFC’s desperation tactics book when …
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