Tactical Preview: How do Liverpool beat Real Madrid?

Tactical Preview: How do Liverpool beat Real Madrid?

Over the course of the season I've been breaking down a number of Liverpool's matches in both the Premier League and Champions League, however, this week I was asked to do something rather different instead, and scout Real Madrid for the AEye Scouted pod, hosted by Dave Hendrick. Below are the key findings of my 12 game scouting exercise - essentially my notes - and a blueprint of sorts for as to how Liverpool might be able to beat Real …
Real Madrid v Liverpool - CL Final Preview: Bring Home Number Six!!

Real Madrid v Liverpool - CL Final Preview: Bring Home Number Six!!

The Details   Venue - NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium, Kyiv Date & Time - Saturday, May 26th 2018 @ 19:45 BST Referee - Milorad Mazic (SRB) Current Odds - Real Madrid 6/5, Draw 11/4, Liverpool 21/10 Overview These games don't come along every season, folks. Okay, maybe they have been for Real Madrid in recent years. But for other clubs, English clubs, in particular, they have to grasp onto the occasion and milk it for all it's worth. So, as supporters, we need to …
Organising Chaos Against Real Madrid

Organising Chaos Against Real Madrid

I shared a thread on Twitter recently about my thoughts on how Liverpool can beat Real Madrid, and it received such positive feedback that I’ve decided to expand on it here. The thread is linked below for those that want to check it out: https://twitter.com/DistanceCovered/status/996345845749637120 Now, as I’ve mentioned in the thread, the key factor when determining whether Liverpool are likely to win against any opponent is whether the opposing team is vulnerable in transition or not. Liverpool are gradually …
Emre Can: Should Liverpool Let Go?

Emre Can: Should Liverpool Let Go?

Excitement... despair… euphoria. The LFC Twitter rumour-mill has roared to life since the close of the Premier League season. Lost in the up, down and up again speculation surrounding Mo Salah and Virgil Van Dijk has been a report from the Daily Star that Juventus are after one of Liverpool's handsomest. Supposed quotes from “people close to Can" appeared on Twitter saying that the player was “ready to cash in” with a move to Turin. A FICKLE HISTORY In the …
Philippe Coutinho Failing In Quest To Be World-Class

Philippe Coutinho Failing In Quest To Be World-Class

What defines world-class? Every football supporter has a different way of seeing it. To some, it is only those truly elite players like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suarez and Neymar, while others could name 100 who fit into that bracket. For me, it is someone in and around the top 10 players in the world in their respective position - someone who produces the goods almost every week and rarely hits a genuinely poor spell in form. Manuel Neuer, …
Damien Comolli and his Liverpool Flops

Damien Comolli and his Liverpool Flops

Damien Comolli decided to piggyback on the recent success of Jordan Henderson to once again get his name in the headlines. The ex-Director of Football at Liverpool has claimed the club's owners fired him after telling him that £16million man Jordan Henderson was a waste of money.  In quotes taken from a report in the Daily Mirror the Frenchman went on to say:
“The day I got sacked they [Liverpool’s owners] told me I had made a big mistake …
Don’t Get Down over Transfer Talk

Don’t Get Down over Transfer Talk

Wimbledon. The British Grand Prix. Glastonbury. The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. All much loved and well established summer staples. For Liverpool fans, online transfer speculation can be added to that list. Once football seasons end (and occasionally before they draw to their usual disappointing conclusion for supporters of the Reds), fans’ attention diverts immediately to transfer talk. Initially, supporters assess the squad for weaknesses based on the previous nine months of frustration and heartache and identify areas of the team they …
Liverpool v Real Madrid Preview - Opposition Scouting Report

Liverpool v Real Madrid Preview - Opposition Scouting Report

From Champions League group stage debutants Ludogorets Razgrad, to the most successful team in the history of the competition, Real Madrid; Liverpool’s return to the European elite has thrown up a mixed bag of a group which will see the defending champions roll up at Anfield on Wednesday evening. It should be one of those European nights at Anfield, but given Liverpool’s recent defensive troubles the game will be approached with a mixture of excitement and trepidation. These feelings are …