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 …
Why Ismaila Sarr Could Help Trent Alexander Arnold Become More Pivotal

Why Ismaila Sarr Could Help Trent Alexander Arnold Become More Pivotal

Joshua Kimmich, aided and abetted by the line-hugging play of Serge Gnabry, assisted Kingsley Coman for Bayern Munich's winner in Sunday's Champions League final. Taking up a position in the right half-space, the German, who has mostly played in the engine room this season but reverted to the right side of the Bavarians defence when Benjamin Pavard picked up an injury, accurately found Coman -- the former PSG player -- to nod an accurate header past Keylor Navas in the …
Why Lallana Role Could Offer Thiago Encouragement

Why Lallana Role Could Offer Thiago Encouragement

Jurgen Klopp sprang a surprise in the pre-season of 2018/2019 by using Adam Lallana as the deepest midfielder. Despite the fact the Reds manager hinted at it in the press, Liverpool fans had to pick their jaws off the floor when they saw Lallana -- an attacking midfielder for all his career to date -- lining up against Lyon as the deepest midfielder in a midfield three. Many saw it as a quirk of pre-season, as Klopp mirroring Rafael Benitez …
Reds defender heaps praise on

Reds defender heaps praise on "world class" Naby Keita

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has been singing the praises of his teammate Naby Keïta after the Guinea international finished the season in impressive fashion. Keïta started five of Liverpool's 9 Premier League games after the club returned to action in June, helping them secure the title with some driving performances from midfield. Liverpool's number 8 will be hoping for an extended run in the first-team next season if he can stay injury-free. His performances have not gone unnoticed and …
Newcastle United 1-3 Liverpool: Who Was Man of the Match?

Newcastle United 1-3 Liverpool: Who Was Man of the Match?

Liverpool signed off the season in style and finished on 99 points after a 3-1 win against Newcastle at St. James’ Park. Dwight Gayle opened the scoring in the 26th second after the back four were caught napping at a free kick. Fortunately, though, the Reds dug in once again and pulled a victory out of the hat. In goal, Alisson started as expected but had virtually nothing to do - I feel like I’ve said that rather a lot …
Liverpool Crown Brilliant Season By Shooting Down Magpies

Liverpool Crown Brilliant Season By Shooting Down Magpies

Champions Liverpool ended their season in strong fashion after a 3-1 victory away to Newcastle United. Goals from Virgil van Dijk, Divock Origi and substitute Sadio Mane sealed the win, as the visitors battled back from the concession of an early goal to regular nemesis, Dwight Gayle. After the celebrations that followed the title lifting ceremony and Wednesday's win over Chelsea, Jurgen Klopp rung the changes and plumped for fresh legs in the team. Into the side came Neco Williams, …
Key Stats as Liverpool celebrate trophy lift with a bang

Key Stats as Liverpool celebrate trophy lift with a bang

Liverpool briefly returned to an earlier version of themselves where everything was a bit chaotic, they didn’t have two competent centre-backs and they were scoring goals for fun, as they won 5-3 against Chelsea in their final home game of the season, on a night where the Premier League trophy lift took precedence over the actual football. But what were the key stats from a fun night at Anfield? Midfield Goals Keep On Coming One factor that was spoken about …
Liverpool Light Up Anfield In Five Goal Thriller

Liverpool Light Up Anfield In Five Goal Thriller

Liverpool lifted the Premier League trophy for the first time ever after they dismantled Chelsea 5-3 in a ding-dong battle at Anfield. Goals from Naby Keita, Trent Alexander Arnold, Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino saw the Reds race into a 4-1 lead, with Olivier Giroud scoring for the Blues on the stroke of half time. Substitute Christian Pulisic proved a catalyst for the visitors as he scored and laid on an assist for fellow replacement Tammy Abraham to bring the …
Liverpool 5-3 Chelsea: Who Was Man of the Match?

Liverpool 5-3 Chelsea: Who Was Man of the Match?

Liverpool played their final home game of the season and served up an eight-goal-thriller in a 5-3 victory over Chelsea at Anfield. With the stage literally set for the trophy lift in the Kop, the Reds had to put all celebration thoughts aside for 90 minutes to ensure going the entire league season unbeaten at home. It got pretty hairy at times, but we came through it and bagged all three points. In goal, despite conceding three, Alisson had a …
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