Klopp's strategy can leave full-backs vulnerable

Klopp's strategy can leave full-backs vulnerable

Jurgen Klopp's pressing style of play and high-attacking philosophy can leave Liverpool's full-back in a vulnerable position if the whole team does not execute the strategy perfectly. Alberto Moreno has come under huge criticism recently due to a string of mistakes in Liverpool's opening fixture against Arsenal, following on from a number of poor performances last season. It's fair to say the left-back has been inconsistent in his displays and has made a number of errors which have put the …
Benefits of a Versatile Squad for Liverpool

Benefits of a Versatile Squad for Liverpool

Upon the announcement of Georginio Wijnaldum from Newcastle United last month, Jurgen Klopp has praised the Dutchman's ability to play in a number of positions on the pitch. Taking a step back and looking at our squad, you can just see exactly how any player within the team could easily move to a different position and put in a very good shift. Divock Origi Divock Origi has excelled exceptionally in his first season at Liverpool, especially under Jurgen Klopp. His …
How Sadio Mane takes Liverpool's attack to the top level

How Sadio Mane takes Liverpool's attack to the top level

Liverpool have a habit of scoring some pretty damn good goals on the opening day of the season, but not many will surpass Sadio Mane’s effort against Arsenal. In a hybrid midfield role, Adam Lallana won the ball inside the Liverpool half near the right flank, and without looking up, instinctively chipped a pass in behind Nacho Monreal. Sadio Mane, on his debut, could have come short for a pass to his feet ahead of the Arsenal left back, but had instead gambled …
Sadio Manè - Catch Me, If You Can

Sadio Manè - Catch Me, If You Can

One ingredient missing from Liverpool's attack in recent years is raw unadulterated pace. With the £30 million signing of Sadio Manè, from Southampton, he brings this essential, game changing ability to this side. It was clear Jürgen Klopp was looking for an attacker who provided pace, with Ousmane Dembele and Leroy Sane strongly scouted, but ultimately it was the fleet footed Sadio Manè who was signed. Eyebrows were understandably raised about yet another player targeted from Southampton, yet I feel …
Arsenal vs Liverpool Preview: London Calling As The Reds Kick-off 16/17

Arsenal vs Liverpool Preview: London Calling As The Reds Kick-off 16/17

Liverpool travel to the Emirates Stadium to face Arsenal on Sunday, as their 2016/17 Premier League season finally gets underway, 88 days after last season ended with the Europa League final defeat to Sevilla. Pre-season form Much has changed since then, not least in terms of transfers, with Jürgen Klopp seeing a huge overhaul in terms of personnel, and even staff, at the club. The likes of Martin Skrtel, Jordon Ibe and Joe Allen are no longer Liverpool players, with …
The Dismantling of Barcelona shows Liverpool should be Feared

The Dismantling of Barcelona shows Liverpool should be Feared

I know I said not to read into pre-season results much but I’m a liar. Words did no justice to the performance Liverpool put in on Saturday against Barcelona and I resorted to just making the odd animalistic noise to show my approval. I’m not ashamed by it. Shame implies I was embarrassed by my hypocritical ways. I wasn’t. The 4-0 humbling of the La Liga champions was the culmination of a successful pre-season for Jurgen Klopp’s handsome Reds. For …
Liverpool's Attack: Two's A Party Three's A Crowd?

Liverpool's Attack: Two's A Party Three's A Crowd?

As the season draws closer, there is a certain situation not many are talking about... With the signing of Mane and early captures of Grujic and Matip, Klopp has most of his team settled down with places earmarked for all personnel. But the one position where Liverpool truly have a conundrum is the spot for the solitary striker and no-one seems to be heeding to this issue of who this lone number 9 is going to be throughout the season. Back in …
Good or bad business by Liverpool this summer?

Good or bad business by Liverpool this summer?

It’s been a busy summer of ins and outs at Anfield so far this summer, with more to come it seems. But, has this been a good window for Liverpool with the business that has been done? Players In Joel Matip and Marko Grujic arrived this summer, but both deals were agreed back in January, with Matip a free transfer following his contract at Schalke 04 expiring and Grujic staying at Red Star Belgrade on loan. Grujic immediately captures your …
Observations from Pre-Season so far

Observations from Pre-Season so far

Liverpool's pre-season is well under way now and after four consecutive clean sheets to go alongside four straight wins the mood around the squad seems buoyant. Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has used these matches to try out different formations, tweaked line-ups and contrasting tactics. After the emphatic 5-0 win against Fleetwood Town he said results aren't important and it's about familiarising the team with how he wants them to play in the new season. Now, normally you take everything from …
Still Spaces To Fill At Liverpool - A Left Back Please

Still Spaces To Fill At Liverpool - A Left Back Please

AI writers have got together and what will follow will be a series of articles where in an ideal world scenario, if we could still have one further acquisition to enhance the Liverpool playing squad who would it be, and what position would that player fill. As we know Liverpool have been very busy in the off season bringing in a number of players, in attacking positions  we now have numerous options to cause opponents problems, and how Jurgen Klopp …
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