Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool: A Tactical Breakdown

Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool: A Tactical Breakdown

It’s another win for Jürgen Klopp’s seemingly unstoppable behemoth. Despite Mohamed Salah only fit enough to start from the bench, Liverpool managed to secure another three points, taking their total to 37 points, from a possible 39. The old adage about winning when not playing well has certainly seemed relevant to Liverpool since the start of the season, but Liverpool are close to riding out their luck. Despite winning 12 of their opening 13 league fixtures, Liverpool have been underwhelming …
How would Steven Gerrard fit into Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool team?

How would Steven Gerrard fit into Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool team?

The international break does things to people. Without Liverpool to keep them occupied, the mind can wander. Random debates dominate social media and this time around it centres around Jordan Henderson and Steven Gerrard. Initially, the debate was around whether or not the current Liverpool skipper was a better captain than Gerrard. Opinions were offered and insults were traded but this sparked another conversation on where the former No.8 would play in this current team. The easy answer would be …
Roberto Firmino wants to add to last season's Champions League success with more trophies

Roberto Firmino wants to add to last season's Champions League success with more trophies

Liverpool's number 9, Bobby Firmino, says he wants to keep improving his own game while adding to The Reds' recent trophy haul as soon as possible. Firmino was speaking to Premier League Productions when he was asked how his game has changed since signing for The Reds in 2015.
“I think I improved a lot in every way: physically, tactically, mentally, I learned a bit of every aspect. “But I do not want to stop here. I want to keep …
Liverpool 2-1 Spurs: A Tactical Breakdown

Liverpool 2-1 Spurs: A Tactical Breakdown

Despite the scoreline displaying a marginal difference, custom to a penalty, this was one of Liverpool's finest performances of the season, and the perfect follow-up to the dull, drab and wasted opportunity that was the Manchester United game. Displaying patience, breathtaking intensity and consistency, Liverpool dominated from the moment the first goal went in, and for the 75 odd minutes that preceded it. This not just a mature and organised performance, it was utterly brilliant, a display of composure and …
Genk 1-4 Liverpool: A Tactical Breakdown

Genk 1-4 Liverpool: A Tactical Breakdown

So it begins. A gruelling period for Liverpool’s squad which will only leave three full rest days until the 23rd January (that’s days between games that are not classed as recovery). However, this particular fixture carried a little extra weight. Having won seventeen consecutive league matches, Liverpool put in one of their worst displays over the past year, with a drab, insipid and utterly dull affair against Manchester United, for all but fifteen minutes. Having already lost one group stage …
Jurgen Klopp's tactical masterclass against Manchester United

Jurgen Klopp's tactical masterclass against Manchester United

It’s been described by parts of the Manchester United media as an Ole Gunnar Solskjær masterclass. The Red Devils took to the Old Trafford pitch for the match against Liverpool with one purpose. It wasn’t to win, it was simply not to lose. It’s been a common theme over recent seasons with the power shift between the two sides becoming more and more evident. United used to be the clear favourites in these clashes. Now they aren’t even the favourites …
Liverpool's seven Ballon d'Or contenders

Liverpool's seven Ballon d'Or contenders

The 30-man Ballon d'Or shortlist was announced on Monday and it contains no less than seven Liverpool players following The Reds' Champions League success in June. Jurgen Klopp's side beat Spurs 2-1 in Madrid to win the club's sixth European Cup and the victory helped raise the profiles of many of the team's stars. The seven Liverpool players to make the shortlist are: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané, Alisson Becker, Roberto Firmino, Gini Wijnaldum and Virgil van Dijk. The …
Four Years of Jurgen Klopp Part II - The Future is Bobby

Four Years of Jurgen Klopp Part II - The Future is Bobby

As we celebrate the four year anniversary of Jürgen Klopp’s arrival at Anfield this week, I’ll be reminiscing about some of the crucial games and moments that have stood out over that period. You can read the first part of this series here. Now it’s time for Part II: Manchester City 1-4 Liverpool 21 November - 2015 Liverpool XI: Mignolet, Clyne, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno, Lucas, Can, Milner, Coutinho, Lallana, Firmino Subs: Toure, Benteke, Sturridge, Allen, Ibe, Bogdan, Randall Goal Scorers: …
Liverpool 4-3 Salzburg: Key stats as Reds make amends following collapse

Liverpool 4-3 Salzburg: Key stats as Reds make amends following collapse

Liverpool's habit of fashioning European theatre very nearly proved their undoing as a first-half performance full of swagger gave way to a nightmarish spell after the break. In little over 20 match minutes, the Reds surrendered a three-goal advantage they had so sublimely built, leaving stunned supporters fearing the worst. But soon the cogs of the winning machine started turning again, with Mohamed Salah striking the decisive blow to get the reigning champions off the mark. This wasn't quite the …
Liverpool 4-3 RB Salzburg - Player Ratings as Austrians give Reds a huge scare

Liverpool 4-3 RB Salzburg - Player Ratings as Austrians give Reds a huge scare

The European Champions have their title defence up and running again. Liverpool bounced back from their 2-0 defeat in Naples, with a 4-3 win over RB Salzburg at Anfield in what was a crazy game typified by an energetic Salzburg side who attacked with verve, and an uncharacteristically sloppy Liverpool side. Goals from Sadio Mane, Andy Robertson and Mo Salah put the Reds in command in the first half, but in 22 minutes either side of half-time, Salzburg came storming …
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