Crystal Palace v Liverpool - Key Battles to watch out for

Crystal Palace v Liverpool - Key Battles to watch out for

Selhurst Park has not been a great place for Liverpool to visit recently. Although Liverpool did win there last season, courtesy a late Christian Benteke penalty, it is fair to say that Crystal Palace have been Liverpool's bogey team in the past few seasons. On Saturday, the Reds head to London full of confidence, having dumped Spurs out of the EFL Cup, in the latest in a run of ten unbeaten games, since the shock loss to Burnley in August. Palace lost 3-1 …
What has been Liverpool's Goal of 2016/17 so far?

What has been Liverpool's Goal of 2016/17 so far?

When recently asked about his favourite Liverpool goal of the season to date, Jurgen Klopp admitted there were several contenders in his eyes. “There have been a lot of nice goals [so far this season],” he said. “Sadio’s goal at Arsenal was not too bad, especially when I saw it after the game when I saw the movement he made to go between two players—it was really nice.  “A wonderful goal was, of course, Hendo’s against Chelsea and Roberto Firmino’s …
Tactics - A look at Emre Can's New Role

Tactics - A look at Emre Can's New Role

Jurgen Klopp's at it again, isn't he? There's outside the box and then there's Jurgen Klopp levels of outside of the box. Just when you start to scratch your head and question the logic behind it all it clicks into place and you feel stupid yourself for not seeing it originally. Adam Lallana as a box-to-box midfielder - his dribbling and ability to play on the half turn make him an ideal candidate to break the defensive lines. Jordan Henderson as …
Sadio Mane or Raheem Sterling? Statistical Observations

Sadio Mane or Raheem Sterling? Statistical Observations

Just this past Monday, Dominic King of the Mail Online, produced an article stating how Manchester United nullified the effectiveness of Liverpool’s Sadio Mane, during the recent stalemate at Anfield. Where he might have been correct in this statement, it was clear to see that Jose Mourinho’s significant attention towards the Senegalese forward, in itself harboured the biggest compliment for Mane. ‘Half spaces’ is what Jurgen Klopp defines as space on a pitch, where defenders do not know whether to …
Liverpool vs West Brom Preview: Can Pulis' bus be broken?

Liverpool vs West Brom Preview: Can Pulis' bus be broken?

Liverpool will be hoping for a welcome return to their goalscoring ways after a frustrating shut-out against Manchester United on Monday, when they host West Bromwich Albion on Saturday evening. It's another game likely to be under the Anfield lights, with the Reds hoping to remain unbeaten at home this season. Form Liverpool are, for want of a better word, in fine form. Not quite the form that Arsene Wenger's Arsenal seem to find themselves in, but still, being eight …
Attackers Liverpool may target: Part 1 - The Expensive Options

Attackers Liverpool may target: Part 1 - The Expensive Options

Liverpool's impressive early season form, which sees them just two points off the top after 8 Premier League matches, has been largely down to just how rampant their attack has been. The summer acquisition of Southampton's Sadio Mane has really seemed to be an adrenaline shot to what was at times a pedestrian, lacklustre Liverpool front line during 2015/16. Yes, at times Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana clicked and Liverpool seemed unplayable but moments like those were few …
Liverpool have Squad Depth to Cover for Injuries

Liverpool have Squad Depth to Cover for Injuries

Injury is a word I thoroughly hate, especially if it concerns a Liverpool player. We’ve been down this road before, particularly last season where we could field quite a strong lineup with the number of injuries the Liverpool squad had absorbed. We missed key players who were unavailable for very important fixtures, Mamadou Sakho walking off the pitch at Wembley during the Capital One Cup Final against Manchester City last season as an example. Once again, two months down the …
Did Coutinho pass the Centre-Midfield Audition?

Did Coutinho pass the Centre-Midfield Audition?

Philippe Coutinho in centre-midfield in a Jurgen Klopp side. It was an experiment many Liverpool fans had wanted to see for quite some time but it's unlikely many would have wanted the switch to happen under such circumstances. Adam Lallana, a player who was playing arguably his best football since signing for the Reds, limped off 20 minutes into the victory over Swansea with a groin injury. To the surprise of many Klopp opted to move Coutinho to a more withdrawn …
Has Klopp put together the best Liverpool Squad in Premier League History?

Has Klopp put together the best Liverpool Squad in Premier League History?

For years now Liverpool have been overly reliant on certain players. The Reds have had decent starting XI's, teams capable of beating the very best on their day, but it's hard to sustain a top 4/title challenge when your squad players aren't anywhere near the requisite level. It's corrosive to the team. The lack of ability from the players coming in eats away at the quality on show and before you realise the squad has dropped a level or two. Jay …
Chelsea v Liverpool: Key Battles

Chelsea v Liverpool: Key Battles

After four points from the first two trips to London this season, Liverpool head back to the capital, this time to Stamford Bridge to take on a Chelsea side unbeaten in the league so far. Antonio Conte's men were in cruise control against Swansea on Sunday, but then pressed the self-destruct button, before Diego Costa rescued a point for them in South Wales. For Liverpool, it is about building some momentum and racking up as many points on the board …
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