Tactical Analysis: How to beat Klopp's Liverpool

Tactical Analysis: How to beat Klopp's Liverpool

Liverpool may no longer be unbeaten in the Premier League, but it's abundantly clear that they still are the team to beat. A coronavirus induced hiatus has given rival managers more than ample time to ponder how they could set up their side to tactically overcome Liverpool. Whilst Atletico Madrid and Watford are the two most recent teams to find success against Liverpool, their tactical approaches did not display mastery of the ball or space, rather they were the product …
A year since Madrid for Klopp's Liverpool

A year since Madrid for Klopp's Liverpool

It’s been just over a year since Liverpool lifted their sixth Champions League title in Madrid. And it’s fair to say that it’s been an absolutely unbelievable year in a number of respects. On the field, Liverpool have all but secured their first Premier League title, ending the 30-year drought for the big one. But off the field, tragedy has struck the entire world, and caused untold misery and death across the entire planet. I don’t want to focus too …
The Time for Timo Werner is over

The Time for Timo Werner is over

Liverpool’s love affair with Timo Werner seems to be over. The £50m transfer looked to be nailed on just a few months ago, with Liverpool prepared to spend the money on a player who was worth every penny of it. Werner was the dream transfer, the player who could offer an alternative to the current front three, and give Liverpool genuine rotation up front, as well as being young enough to lead the line once Salah, Mané and Firmino have …
Liverpool's No D*ckhead Policy Paying Dividends

Liverpool's No D*ckhead Policy Paying Dividends

Liverpool took their first tentative steps towards restarting their campaign when small groups of players took part in non-contact training at Melwood yesterday, Wednesday. What was noticeable among the players was that the usually impeccably coiffured hair of some of the squad's members -- the Brazilian duo of Alisson and Firmino, particularly -- had grown untamed without access to barbers during lockdown. Now, trying to garner any information about a person's personality based off how they keep their hair is …
No matter who's signed, the front three must stay

No matter who's signed, the front three must stay

Even though there's no football being played, and the transfer window is in limbo, the rumour mill simply doesn't stop turning. Is Victor Osimhen a target? Should Liverpool sell Mohamed Salah? Does Jürgen Klopp want to bring fellow countryman Timo Werner into his attacking ranks? There's never been a period of such uncertainty in world football, never mind when that period has led up to a transfer window. But while Liverpool continue to be linked with some of the best …
Why Liverpool might be interested in Victor Osimhen

Why Liverpool might be interested in Victor Osimhen

You can tell football is close to a return. Transfer rumours are slowly starting to emerge with greater regularity. The usual suspects have been on the agenda for Liverpool with Timo Werner and his release clause dominating talk. Mario Gotze and his contract situation has seen him linked with a reunion with Jurgen Klopp. But perhaps the most interesting report over recent days has been the one claiming the table toppers are interested in Lille forward Victor Osimhen.  The 21-year-old …
Liverpool's most important win of the Klopp era

Liverpool's most important win of the Klopp era

Liverpool have excelled with Jurgen Klopp at the helm, going from mediocre top-four hopefuls to champions of the world in the space of four years. The German has not only ensured his side play some of the most eye-catching football in the club's history, but has also brought with him a winning mentality that has rubbed off on his players. When looking back at some of the most memorable victories of the Klopp era, there are a number of games …
What Makes The Reds So Great - Part 1

What Makes The Reds So Great - Part 1

Before the worldwide coronavirus pandemic ground the Premier League season to what we are assured is a temporary halt, Liverpool looked set to win the league title at a canter. Winning 27 out of their 29 games, the Reds -- who have beaten every other team in the league on their remarkable run -- find themselves a full 25 points ahead of second-place Manchester City and, mathematically, only need two more wins to claim the clubs’ 19th league success and …
Why Wijnaldum warrants a new Liverpool contract

Why Wijnaldum warrants a new Liverpool contract

All talk surrounding Liverpool at the moment surrounds when the season will resume and when Klopps men will finally get their hands in that nineteenth league title. This is big issue number one, of course, but under the surface, there are a number of interesting sub-plots simmering away on the back burner that make for quite interesting thinking. One of those issues surround one of Klopp's first signing and one of his most trusted lieutenants, Gini Wijnaldum. Since his arrival …
Has Shaqiri been a success at Liverpool?

Has Shaqiri been a success at Liverpool?

Jurgen Klopp has made a few signings that have come out of left field during his time as Liverpool manager. Gini Wijnaldum is certainly one that stands out in that respect, seemingly appearing to be a needless addition, not to mention one who wasn't expected to be used as an understated midfielder. The signing of Sadio Mane was also fairly surprising, believe it or not, at a time when Mario Gotze was the more fashionable alternative. In the summer of …
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