Liverpool vs Sheffield Utd - Tactical Analysis

Liverpool vs Sheffield Utd - Tactical Analysis

Liverpool met Sheffield Utd at Anfield for their first game of 2020, hoping to pick up where they left off in 2019. In securing a comfortable 2-0 victory, they did just that. Liverpool's tactical approach was an intelligent one given the challenges presented by their opponent's system & Christmas scheduling. They were able to simultaneously control possession of the ball whilst seeking to exploit their opponents' pressing system. Klopp's tactics contributed to the team breaking the club record for passes …
Are Leicester a threat to Liverpool's title charge?

Are Leicester a threat to Liverpool's title charge?

Picture the scene: It's mid-August, the Premier League season is about to get underway and you're told that Man City beating Leicester might be a good thing four months later. Unfathomable, right? Yet here we are, 16 matches into the league campaign, with Brendan Rodgers doing his very best to upset his former club. Liverpool continued their outrageous form last weekend, making it 46 points from a possible 48 this season. On top of that, they are the only points …
Why Leicester aren't title rivals to Liverpool just yet

Why Leicester aren't title rivals to Liverpool just yet

Very few people envisaged Liverpool heading into the festive period with a 14 point advantage over Manchester City, yet here we are. Even fewer people would’ve expected Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City to be the team’s nearest rivals at the summit of the Premier League table. But this is the situation we currently find ourselves in.  The Foxes currently occupy second position and have a six point lead over the reigning champions. They find themselves eight behind Liverpool but the two …
What Liverpool Can Do To Soften Fabinho Blow

What Liverpool Can Do To Soften Fabinho Blow

Brazilian midfield linchpin Fabinho is set to miss between four and six weeks after picking up a knee injury in Liverpool's frustrating 1-1 draw with Napoli in the Champions League in midweek. After taking a few months to adapt to his new surroundings following a big money switch from Monaco, the 26 year old has established himself as a vital cog in the Reds machine. Making an indelible impression on a team that won the Champions League and has lost …
Why Liverpool should sign Dele Alli

Why Liverpool should sign Dele Alli

In all honesty, Dele Alli should already be a Liverpool player and had Steven Gerrard been a little more punctual then he would be. Before Alli had even held talks with Tottenham, the Reds made their move to land him. Brendan Rodgers had talks with MK Dons boss Karl Robinson and a package was being worked out to secure the services of the teenage star. As Alli revealed during an appearance on Football Focus a couple of years back, the …
How Hungry Are Liverpool?

How Hungry Are Liverpool?

The Champions League final in Madrid was an incredible night and was certainly the best way to cap off a fantastic 2018/19 season. I was on the streets of Liverpool with hundreds of thousands of others the following day to witness Jürgen Klopp and his team parade the famous trophy and bask in the glory they’d earned. After the heartbreak of the previous year’s final in Kyiv, and after just falling short in the Premier League title race despite racking …
Audere est Facere: how Spurs' motto captures Liverpool's journey

Audere est Facere: how Spurs' motto captures Liverpool's journey

Over the past decade, the Liverpool country has faced so many false and painful dawns. Cultured Hodgson, the European tourist, settling on Merseyside to push us above the British tropes of non-football. The King's stabilising touch, pulling reveries from past decades to raise the dream of Cup wins upon Cup wins. Rodgers' reckless abandon in attacking the title quite literally. The reality? "If you are in the relegation zone, then you are in a relegation battle." "He didn't ask to …
Lucky Lucky Liverpool?

Lucky Lucky Liverpool?

Lucky, lucky Liverpool eh? Comments about all the circumstances in which luck has favoured the Reds this season are out in force after their late goal against Spurs, courtesy of Hugo Lloris punching the ball onto the back of Toby Alderweireld, and there are a lot of frustrated opposition fans, as well as journalists, keen to jump on the Reds’ lucky streak. First things first, we were lucky against Spurs. No two ways about it. On balance, the second half …
Adios, Mi Amigo - Almost Time To Say Goodbye to Alberto Moreno

Adios, Mi Amigo - Almost Time To Say Goodbye to Alberto Moreno

The international break is typically a time for everyone to take a break and recharge the batteries during a long season. The most you can usually hope for during the week off is having all your players return healthy (which rarely happens for Liverpool) and avoiding any bad news. Yet, a piece of Liverpool transfer news dropped on Monday when it was reported that Alberto Moreno would not be getting a new contract with Liverpool and would be allowed to …
Red Rant: Foxy Klopp Not Ready to Contend

Red Rant: Foxy Klopp Not Ready to Contend

Ron Burgundy had three vulnerabilities in life... women, his dog Baxter, and the fact that he would read whatever was on the teleprompter. Our manager has a similar tick. If Jordan Henderson is available, he'll put him on the team sheet. It didn't matter that Emre Can was miles better. Hendo was in the team. It didn't matter that Gini Wijnaldum was man of the match against Brighton playing the 'six.' Move him out for the captain. A £40 million …
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