Liverpool FC and The Season's Context

Liverpool FC and The Season's Context

Let's make no bones about it, Liverpool were poor in their last three Premier League games. In the draws against lowly West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United, the Reds looked jaded and they failed to turn the lion's share of possession and territory into enough quality chances. The same applied to last Monday's defeat away to Southampton. Although it must be noted that scandalous refereeing decisions -- in particular from the hapless Andre Marriner -- contributed to the champions dropping …
Why the Liverpool system failed against Southampton

Why the Liverpool system failed against Southampton

Jurgen Klopp switched it up against Southampton. It’s very rare to see him spring a surprise like that, but he has done it previously. I’m not entirely sure if this one was forced on him due to injuries and players needing a rest or whether he thought this tactic would work against the Saints.  We’ll never actually know whether it would’ve worked either. The hosts scored after two minutes and their usual gameplan went out the window. Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side …
Jürgen Klopp knows Reds must play their way out of current slump

Jürgen Klopp knows Reds must play their way out of current slump

As the fallout from Liverpool's third successive poor performance continues, we look at Jürgen Klopp's post-match press conference following that defeat at Southampton. Danny Ings' early strike was enough to give The Saints all three points on Monday night and make it three games without a win for Klopp's side. This poor run of form has loosened Liverpool's grip on first place in the Premier League. However, with the injuries and congested fixture list that The Reds have been dealt …
Trent Alexander-Arnold's Use of the Ball

Trent Alexander-Arnold's Use of the Ball

Did you know that Trent Alexander-Arnold gave the ball away 38 times against Southampton? Of course you knew, that stat has been plastered over social media ever since the final whistle. Did you know that he also misplaced 28 passes against the Saints? That particular tweet swept across Football Twitter like wildfire.  While at first glance it may appear to be a lot, when you take everything into account, it really isn’t. Liverpool mixed things up against Ralph Hasenhüttl, opting …
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson dejected after Reds' defeat at Southampton

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson dejected after Reds' defeat at Southampton

Liverpool turned in another abject performance on Monday night as The Reds slowly begin to lose their grip at the top of the Premier League. Danny Ings' early strike was enough to win it for Southampton as Liverpool could only muster one shot on target in the whole game. Speaking to Sky Sports after the match, a clearly disappointed Jordan Henderson discussed Liverpool's poor recent form and their uncharacteristically slow starts.
"The start didn’t help. We’re starting slow in games …
Will this be Liverpool's starting eleven to face Southampton tonight?

Will this be Liverpool's starting eleven to face Southampton tonight?

Liverpool travel to play Southampton tonight in the Premier League as Jürgen Klopp's side looks for its first win in three games. Southampton are also four games without a win, as it happens. Ralph Hasenhüttl's side has struggled to find the net of late, with just one goal in those four matches for The Saints. Klopp is without Joël Matip, Naby Keïta, Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk, Diogo Jota and Kostas Tsimikas for this game. It's possible that Matip, Keïta, …
Southampton vs Liverpool Preview - Reds look to climb out of slump in form at St Mary's

Southampton vs Liverpool Preview - Reds look to climb out of slump in form at St Mary's

THE DETAILS Venue – St Mary's, Southampton Referee – Andre Marriner Date & Time – Monday, January 4th @ 20:00 Current Odds – Southampton 15/4, Draw 7/2, Liverpool 8/13 ________________________________________________________ Liverpool are first in the Premier League. Not "joint-top" or level with Manchester United, The Reds are first and that is a fact. Jürgen Klopp's men have climbed to the summit despite the obstacles laid in front of them at every possible turn. We've seen a slight drop-off in performance levels …
Why Lallana Role Could Offer Thiago Encouragement

Why Lallana Role Could Offer Thiago Encouragement

Jurgen Klopp sprang a surprise in the pre-season of 2018/2019 by using Adam Lallana as the deepest midfielder. Despite the fact the Reds manager hinted at it in the press, Liverpool fans had to pick their jaws off the floor when they saw Lallana -- an attacking midfielder for all his career to date -- lining up against Lyon as the deepest midfielder in a midfield three. Many saw it as a quirk of pre-season, as Klopp mirroring Rafael Benitez …
Will this be Liverpool's starting lineup against Southampton on Saturday?

Will this be Liverpool's starting lineup against Southampton on Saturday?

Liverpool play Southampton this Saturday at Anfield in their final game before a two-week break. We've had a look at Jurgen Klopp's likely starting eleven for the game. The Reds will be looking to make it 24 wins from 25 against The Saints but will have to do so without star man, Sadio Mané. Liverpool's number 10 missed the 2-0 win at West Ham on Wednesday and it's highly unlikely that he will be risked on Saturday at Anfield. Alisson …
Liverpool Vs Southampton Preview - Battle of the Bundi bosses at Anfield

Liverpool Vs Southampton Preview - Battle of the Bundi bosses at Anfield

The details Venue – Anfield, Liverpool Referee – Kevin Friend Date & Time – Saturday, February 1st @ 15:00 Current Odds – Liverpool 2/7, Draw 9/2, Southampton 10/1 _____________________________________________________________ 19 points clear, on the way to a 19th league title, with all other 19 Premier League teams defeated in the one season. Next up for Jurgen Klopp's mighty Redmen is the visit of a much-improved Southampton side to Anfield on Saturday afternoon. Form Liverpool Form Liverpool's 2-0 win at West Ham …
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