Klopp gives injury update ahead of Ajax clash

Klopp gives injury update ahead of Ajax clash

Jürgen Klopp gave Liverpool fans an update on the squad's injury-list this week as The Reds prepare to start their Champions League campaign away to Dutch giants Ajax. Virgil van Dijk will most likely miss the rest of the season after Jordan Pickford's horror challenge on Saturday. Thiago Alcântara was also injured in the Everton game. Richarlison earned himself a straight red card for his late tackle on the Spain international midfielder late in the game. Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com this …
Analysis: Is the Liverpool press failing?

Analysis: Is the Liverpool press failing?

Liverpool's success since the appointment of Jurgen Klopp has been built around the press. Initially, it was full-throttle, relentless and tiring to watch. But as the team evolved, so did the press. Their approach was more meticulous, their approach was more intelligent and they seemed to take a more measured approach to it all. It made sense. The Reds weren't having to press as often because they now dominated the ball. However, as soon as there was a turnover they'd …
Fitness update on Liverpool squad ahead of this weekend's Merseyside derby

Fitness update on Liverpool squad ahead of this weekend's Merseyside derby

Liverpool should have Thiago Alcântara and Sadio Mané available for selection for this Saturday's clash with Everton at Goodison Park. Jürgen Klopp may also be able to bring Jordan Henderson back into the starting lineup but Naby Keïta will miss out after an initial positive test while on international duty in recent days. Keïta tested positive while with the Guinea national team during this international break. As of Monday evening, he was in isolation and awaiting the results of a …
Liverpool midfielder becomes latest Red to test positive for COVID-19

Liverpool midfielder becomes latest Red to test positive for COVID-19

Liverpool midfielder Naby Keïta has become the latest member of Jürgen Klopp's first-team squad to test positive for COVID-19. Reports out of Guinea, where Keïta had been to represent his national team, state that the former RB Leipzig player tested positive for the virus, along with four other international teammates. Last week, there was much confusion around Xherdan Shaqiri's COVID-19 diagnosis, which later came back as a 'false positive' meaning he did not have it. In light of such a …
Player ratings as Liverpool succumb to Villa Park embarrassment

Player ratings as Liverpool succumb to Villa Park embarrassment

Where to start with that one? Aston Villa 7-2 Liverpool. That's *SEVEN* goals for the team that escaped relegation last season due to a goal line technology error, against the Champions of England. Not sure if this puts my #ProperRed status at risk, but I laughed through that. A lot. Listen, losing big games is horrible. Losing games you deserve to win, games against rivals, close games. All rubbish stuff. Getting spanked by Aston Villa, courtesy of a hat-trick of …
Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal: Player ratings as Reds prove too good for Gunners

Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal: Player ratings as Reds prove too good for Gunners

Jurgen Klopp got the better of Mikel Arteta at the third time of asking as Liverpool continued their perfect start with a 3-1 win against Arsenal. Sadio Mané, Andrew Robertson and home debutant Diogo Jota were on target for the defending champions, securing victory after Alexandre Lacazette was presented with the opener in all-too-familiar fashion. This is how the Reds rated. Alisson Becker - 7 Supporters were sweating on the Brazilian's fitness in the build-up, and he demonstrated his worth …
Thiago signs, so what's Liverpool's best midfield now?

Thiago signs, so what's Liverpool's best midfield now?

It's the news we've all been waiting for. Thiago Alcantara is finally on his way to Merseyside to complete a highly anticipated switch from Bayern Munich. The 29-year-old Spanish maestro has long been linked with Liverpool over the summer transfer window and now, after seemingly reaching an impasse, a deal has been struck between the two clubs. Liverpool fans are rightly excited about seeing Thiago don his favoured number six shirt in Klopp's team, and he will undoubtedly bring him …
It's make-or-break time for Naby Keïta

It's make-or-break time for Naby Keïta

As Liverpool gear up for the start of the 2020/21 Premier League campaign next weekend, Naby Keïta knows that now is the time to stake his claim for a regular starting spot in The Reds' midfield. The Guinea international who wears Steven Gerrard's famous number 8 jersey has endured a stop-start couple of seasons since his arrival from the Bundesliga in 2018. Liverpool paid £54 million for Keïta who had attracted the attention of several of Europe's top clubs - …
Wijnaldum will only be fully appreciated after leaving

Wijnaldum will only be fully appreciated after leaving

As we prepare for the start of the new Premier League season, there are only two transfer stories keeping Liverpool fans preoccupied. The continued pursuit of Thiago is the standout talking point, as the Reds try and get a deal for one of the world's best midfielders over the line. It is a frustrating saga that looks set to carry on for the foreseeable future, especially with the transfer window extending to 5th October. Then there's the future of Gini …
Could 4222 Shape Be Liverpool's Next Tactical Step?

Could 4222 Shape Be Liverpool's Next Tactical Step?

As much as Arsenal fans on the internet will tell you otherwise, the Community Shield is a glorified friendly and its importance should be framed as such. There were, however, some interesting takeaways for Liverpool in their 1-1 draw -- and subsequent penalty shootout defeat, again -- with the Gunners at Wembley. Namely the switch in shape from the Reds' usual 433 alignment to a 4222 shape or, as its also known, the box midfield. https://twitter.com/JDNalton/status/1299753022894018561?s=20 In every pre-season since …
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