Observations as Liverpool return to scoring form against Bournemouth

Observations as Liverpool return to scoring form against Bournemouth

Liverpool showed semblances of their best-attacking form from last season, as Liverpool produced an identical scoreline from the corresponding fixture last season, beating Bournemouth 0-4. There were a lot of good moments in the game, and the key observations are as follows... Game 500 for Mr Versatile With Joe Gomez being ruled out for a while due to his injury, it was interesting to see how Klopp would react to it considering his options during the busy festive season. He …
Nathaniel Clyne: Time to Celebrate Liverpool’s Most Reliable Player

Nathaniel Clyne: Time to Celebrate Liverpool’s Most Reliable Player

Nobody really grows up dreaming of being a right-back, do they? It is, quite possibly, the least glamorous position in football. The likes Carlos Alberto, Cafu, Philipp Lahm and Dani Alves have done their utmost to make it fashionable, but it has invariably been a role that goes relatively unnoticed, in comparison to goalkeeper, centre-back, central midfield, striker and pretty much any other position on the field. Even left-back is a little more mysterious and cool, due to left-footed players …
Clyne and Gomez - Positions Boxed Off?

Clyne and Gomez - Positions Boxed Off?

It may only be three matches into their Liverpool careers but things couldn't have started much better for Anfield new boys Nathaniel Clyne and Joe Gomez. Three matches. Three clean sheets. Zero defensive errors leading to a shot by the opposition. This is quite a contrast to the team that ended last season conceding six goals to Stoke with the defence looking all at sea. So what can we put this new found defensive solidity down to? The new found confidence …
Nathaniel Clyne - Should Liverpool Be In-Clyne'd?

Nathaniel Clyne - Should Liverpool Be In-Clyne'd?

The typical joke of “shopping in Southampton” is pretty understandable. Instead of spending the gargantuan amount from Luis Suarez’s sale on his potential replacement(s), Liverpool used a majority of the sales proceeds to acquire three of their players, namely Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren, and Rickie Lambert. While so, Southampton actually have a great pool of players; we just bought the wrong ones. Beyond the players who moved from Southampton to Liverpool, Manchester United, and Arsenal, there are other players who …