Tactical Analysis: How to beat Klopp's Liverpool

Tactical Analysis: How to beat Klopp's Liverpool

Liverpool may no longer be unbeaten in the Premier League, but it's abundantly clear that they still are the team to beat. A coronavirus induced hiatus has given rival managers more than ample time to ponder how they could set up their side to tactically overcome Liverpool. Whilst Atletico Madrid and Watford are the two most recent teams to find success against Liverpool, their tactical approaches did not display mastery of the ball or space, rather they were the product …
An Ode To Alisson; Liverpool's Gargantuan Goalie

An Ode To Alisson; Liverpool's Gargantuan Goalie

Given, Monday, June 1st was the one year anniversary of Liverpool's sixth European Cup final victory, social media is awash with videos, photos, and stories of the Reds' momentous achievement. There are video's of Divock Origi smashing the late, game-sealing goal past Hugo Lloris; photo's of captain Jordan Henderson and manager Jurgen Klopp's emotional embrace; stories of fans -- using planes, trains and automobiles -- travelling huge distances to will Liverpool to victory and to banish the demons of Kyiv …
Italian press links Liverpool with move for Napoli talisman

Italian press links Liverpool with move for Napoli talisman

Liverpool are reported to have made contact with Serie A club Napoli about the availability of defender Kalidou Koulibaly. If the story, as published on Tuttomercatoweb is to be believed, then The Reds have enquired about Kalidou Koulibaly's transfer situation. With Manchester United also thought to be tracking the centre-half who turns 29 next month, it's thought Napoli could be keen to sell Koulibaly to help lessen the financial impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. Napoli were having a poor season …
Debunking the Fabinho myth

Debunking the Fabinho myth

A lot has changed for Liverpool over recent seasons. In the past, when a star name was ruled out through injury fans would count down the days until his return. Now, however, talk turns to whether or not they even get back into the team upon their recovery. When Fabinho hobbled off against Napoli, fans feared the Reds would struggle without him. For the first part of the 2019/20 campaign, a case could be made that the former Monaco man …
Liverpool 1-1 Napoli: A Tactical Breakdown

Liverpool 1-1 Napoli: A Tactical Breakdown

Carlo Ancelotti's Napoli are a formidable force. Last season, they were an Alisson save away from knocking Liverpool out of the Champions League in the group stages. They were also one of the few teams to utterly outplay Liverpool over the course of last season, as they won 1-0 at the San Paolo stadium, a result that was rather kind to Liverpool. Both Liverpool and Napoli entered this game not quite at their best level, with Napoli enduring issues off …
Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and diving

Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and diving

Mohamed Salah just can’t win.  The Liverpool forward is accused by many of being a diver, some even go to the lengths of creating videos to highlight these dives when in reality they flag a number of fouls. The fact remains, however, he has wrongly received this tag that he’s unable to shake. And while it’s fans who push this narrative, it’s one that is heard across the world via social media.  Yet in the Champions League clash with Napoli, …
Post-Napoli injury update on Fabinho

Post-Napoli injury update on Fabinho

Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Fabinho went off injured in the first half of Wednesday night's 1-1 draw in the Champions League with Napoli. Jurgen Klopp gave a brief update on Fabinho's condition after the game. Fabinho was replaced by Gini Wijnaldum after just 19 minutes of the game after sustaining an ankle injury when Napoli's Hirving Lozano fell against his lower leg. The Reds' number 3 tried to continue but had to succumb to the injury five minutes later. Speaking to …
Predicting Liverpool's starting eleven for the Napoli game tonight

Predicting Liverpool's starting eleven for the Napoli game tonight

Liverpool face Napoli in the Champions League at Anfield tonight knowing a win will guarantee The Reds safe passage through to the knockout stages of the competition. Jurgen Klopp reported on Tuesday that Mohamed Salah and Naby Keita should both be available. Salah missed Liverpool's 2-1 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday. The Egyptian forward has been recovering from an ankle injury which kept him out of action over the international break. Keita was suffering from illness since the weekend …
Jurgen Klopp gives Liverpool squad injury update ahead of Napoli showdown

Jurgen Klopp gives Liverpool squad injury update ahead of Napoli showdown

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp gave an injury update today regarding all members of The Reds' squad as his side prepare to face Napoli at Anfield on Wednesday night. Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, Klopp spoke about the current condition of players such as Joel Matip, Mohamed Salah and Naby Keita. Klopp confirmed that Matip will miss Wednesday night's game as he continues his rehabilitation. The former Cameroon international is expected to be back in action over the next couple of weeks. Regarding …
Liverpool Vs Napoli Preview - Win for Reds would ensure qualification for the knockout stages

Liverpool Vs Napoli Preview - Win for Reds would ensure qualification for the knockout stages

The Details   Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Carlos del Cerro Grande (ESP) Date & Time - Wednesday, November 27th 2019 @ 20:00 Current Odds - Liverpool 2/5, Draw 15/4, Napoli 13/2 _______________________________________________________________ It's time for another massive night of European football action under the lights at Anfield. We like those, don't we? Form Liverpool Form Liverpool have won all seven games since they drew away to Manchester United back in October (one of those 'wins' came via a penalty shootout against …
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