Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle: A Tactical Breakdown

Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle: A Tactical Breakdown

International breaks can often pose a challenge for teams on a winning streak, with an unnecessary interruption to the rhythm of the side. Against Newcastle, for the opening 15-20 minutes at least, it seemed that was the case. Newcastle opted to launch balls into the wide channels, and fight for second balls, but it was an uncharacteristic mistake by the Liverpool defensive line, in an attempt to play Newcastle offside, which was then followed by an individual mistake by Alexander-Arnold, …
A rallying cry - Come on Liverpool!

A rallying cry - Come on Liverpool!

Ouch. Not again. This week we saw Manchester City narrowly beat Burnley which appears to have finally broken the spirit of even the most positive Liverpool fans on social media. Pair that with a soul-destroying 3-0 away defeat to the breathtaking Lionel Messi feat. Barcelona and you could be forgiven to think that Liverpool’s once incredibly promising season now lies in tatters. For me, this is simply not the case. I’m not having it. And the reds aren't having it. …
A must win game at Rafa's Newcastle for Liverpool

A must win game at Rafa's Newcastle for Liverpool

First of all let's be clear, Rafa is a legend. What he did for Liverpool FC and its fans; the level he took the team to, setting a benchmark for future managers to aspire to. Pound for pound he did an incredible job at the club and seems to be continuing in the same vein at Newcastle. Once again he seems to be operating with one hand tied behind his back. I don't think he got anywhere near enough credit …
Unpacking Liverpool and City's Title Run-In

Unpacking Liverpool and City's Title Run-In

It doesn't matter how they go in at this stage of the season, it just matters that they do. Toby Alderweireld's own goal in the 90th minute gave Liverpool a potentially pivotal three points on Sunday, ensuring they returned to the top of the Premier League with six games left to play. The Reds, who have played one more game than title rivals Manchester City, were far from their vintage selves and looked for all the world as though they …
Liverpool 4-0 Newcastle United - Who was Man of the Match?

Liverpool 4-0 Newcastle United - Who was Man of the Match?

This Liverpool side is on to something special, isn't it? The Reds warmed up for a huge week ahead, with a routine 4-0 dispatching of Newcastle United at Anfield, and there were some strong individual performances throughout the pitch for the Reds. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson were fantastic throughout the game, with their energy on the flanks, supplementing all of Liverpool's attempts to bombard the Newcastle goal. Virgil van Dijk, who was the MOTM last time when the Reds …
Liverpool 4-0 Newcastle: Observations as Reds go six points clear at the top

Liverpool 4-0 Newcastle: Observations as Reds go six points clear at the top

Liverpool extended their stronghold at the top of the Premier League table with another routine home win, scoring four goals in a dominant performance against Newcastle United. Dejan Lovren was the unlucky hero to set the ball rolling, cannoning in a stunning half-volley with precision and power in equal measure before Mohamed Salah's penalty doubled the advantage. Second-half strikes by Xherdan Shaqiri and a first goal for the club for Fabinho ensured there would be no dramatic end against Rafael …
Liverpool v Newcastle United Preview - Will Rafa ruin Reds' Christmas?

Liverpool v Newcastle United Preview - Will Rafa ruin Reds' Christmas?

The Details Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Graham Scott Date & Time - Wednesday, December 26th @ 15:00 Current Odds - Liverpool 7/50, Draw 7/1, Newcastle United 14/1 Form Liverpool Form Things are becoming very real for The Reds at the top of the table. Seven straight league wins since their 1-1 draw with Arsenal in early November means Liverpool are sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League table. Jurgen Klopp's men are now four points ahead of Manchester City after …
Rafa Benitez Still Channeling Spirit of Istanbul

Rafa Benitez Still Channeling Spirit of Istanbul

Three game weeks ago, Newcastle were on just 3 points from 10 games, 19th place in the Premier League, yet to win a league game, and only avoiding being rock bottom because of the absolutely dire form of fellow strugglers Huddersfield, who they were only above on goal difference. And yet, even with their own fans furious and finally starting to shift their wrath away from Mike Ashley and towards their manager, a lot of external football supporters were more …
Are Liverpool Becoming Boring?

Are Liverpool Becoming Boring?

MANCHESTER, England: The walls were closing in on Jose Mourinho’s tenure at Manchester United as a hugely unfancied Newcastle side, managed by (one of) the Portuguese’s biggest rivals visited Old Trafford, to try and seal the 3-time Premier League champion (as he is constantly reminding us) managers fate. The history of bad blood between the pair dates back 14 years when Jose was in the Blue of Chelsea and Rafa in the Red of Liverpool. A time when defensive football …
2018-19 Premier League fixture reaction. The season we win it?

2018-19 Premier League fixture reaction. The season we win it?

With the recent disappointment of the proposed Nabil Fekir signing falling through, Liverpool fans have been in need of a distraction to take their minds off the circus that the transfer window rumour mill. Not only is the World Cup due to begin today (hooray football is back!), but the 2018-19 Premier League fixture list has also been released. As a fan base, we have the tendency to dwell on frustrations of the past, so the 2018-19 fixture list is …
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