Big Man Centre Forward: The Next Step In Liverpool's Evolution

Big Man Centre Forward: The Next Step In Liverpool's Evolution

The attacking trident of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, and Sadio Mane has served Liverpool extremely well over the course of the last four years. But now, after umpteen defences burned and English and Champions League medals in their back pockets, the time feels right to break up the forward threesome. The Reds have now drawn a blank in three consecutive Premier League games and their attack has been culpable for this toothlessness. In times gone by, any responsibility for the …
Liverpool 0-0 Manchester United: Player ratings as Reds draw blank against arch-rivals

Liverpool 0-0 Manchester United: Player ratings as Reds draw blank against arch-rivals

This was an occasion for Liverpool to banish their rut. Instead, they've sunk further into it. The draw with arch-rivals United keeps the Reds three points off the pace, but above all it cements Manchester City's newly-established status as title favourites. Belief among supporters and among the players is clearly low. Liverpool aren't functioning as a unit given their makeshift defence and with every match the task of retaining their title is growing more difficult. Joel Matip's imminent return will …
Liverpool and Man United finally meet in fixture to match the hype

Liverpool and Man United finally meet in fixture to match the hype

When Liverpool play Man United, it always means a huge amount. It remains the No.1 fixture in England, bar none. The history between the cities, whether it be relating to music, fashion or the success of their football teams, makes it a heavyweight match-up that will forever feel special. Despite the build-up always being gargantuan and those pre-match nerves arriving regardless of where both sides are in the table, the hype is rarely justified. For starters, too many recent games …
Lame Liverpool Limp To Listless Draw With West Brom

Lame Liverpool Limp To Listless Draw With West Brom

Liverpool remain top of the Premier League table by three points after their 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion at Anfield. Sadio Mane gave the Reds the lead in the first half, but Semi Ajayi equalized for Sam Allardyce's men in the second half with a glancing header from a corner. Overall, the defending champions -- who were sublime at times in the first half -- cannot complain too much about the result, given their toothless second-half display and inability …
Tactical breakdown: Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Tactical breakdown: Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur

This extraordinary season continues to surprise us all. On Thursday night, Spurs travelled to Anfield, atop the Premier League. Notwithstanding the champions' 65 match unbeaten run in the league at home, Anfield has been a particularly unwelcoming place for the visitors in recent years. Especially for their manager, José Mourinho, a man who has attracted the ire of the locals on a number of occasions. All the better that two thousand were able to make it for this fixture. Mourinho …
Tactical Breakdown: Fulham 1-1 Liverpool

Tactical Breakdown: Fulham 1-1 Liverpool

"Before looking at tactics I think it’s important to preface any tactical discussion within the unique circumstances players, managers and clubs find themselves in, especially Liverpool FC. Jürgen Klopp’s team is currently in the midst of a season in which their pre-season was disrupted, their transfer plans unexpectedly affected and in which games are being played at a faster rate than I can write them up. The nature of this campaign has resulted in a number of decisions being …
Fulham 1-1 Liverpool: Player ratings as Reds stutter on the road again

Fulham 1-1 Liverpool: Player ratings as Reds stutter on the road again

Tottenham Hotspur's stumble at Crystal Palace means Liverpool stay joint-top ahead of Wednesday's Anfield clash, but they can't expect to stay at the summit for long unless they rediscover their consistency. They have won only one game away from home this season and have developed a remarkable habit of following-up world-class performances with unrecognisable displays. After Arsenal there was Aston Villa, after Leicester... Brighton, and after Wolves... Fulham. It somehow took 40 minutes for the Reds to pose any sort …
Tactical Breakdown: Midtjylland 1-1 Liverpool

Tactical Breakdown: Midtjylland 1-1 Liverpool

With Liverpool's qualification from the group stage of the Champions League settled prior to MatchDay 6, most fans were looking forward to a game with no significant consequences, in which they could put their feet up and enjoy the reigning Premier League champions' second team play against Danish champions, FC Midtjylland. Liverpool set out in their usual 4-3-3. Kelleher retained the gloves, with Alisson still injured. Ahead of him was a back four of Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Williams and Tsmikas. The …
Will this be Liverpool's starting eleven to face Wolves on Sunday night?

Will this be Liverpool's starting eleven to face Wolves on Sunday night?

Liverpool meet Wolves in the Premier League this Sunday night at Anfield. We've had a look at what starting eleven Jürgen Klopp may opt for. Unless you've been living under a rock the last couple of months, you'll be well aware of the crazy injury list Klopp and co are dealing with at the moment. This weekend, Liverpool will be without Alisson Becker, Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Thiago Alcântara, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, James Milner, Xherdan Shaqiri and Naby …
Liverpool Win The Jota & Werner Transfer Saga

Liverpool Win The Jota & Werner Transfer Saga

Liverpool's second choices in the transfer market have come up trumps in recent years. In the summer of 2016, the Reds were heavily linked with a move for Mario Gotze, a player who enjoyed his best footballing days under the management of Jurgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund. The German, however, opted to rejoin Dortmund from Bayern Munich. Klopp wasted no time and decided to push for a move for Sadio Mane from Southampton. Since then, the Senegalese winger has become …
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