Is Klopp's Tactical Message Getting Across? A Closer Look at 2nd Half vs Sunderland

Is Klopp's Tactical Message Getting Across? A Closer Look at 2nd Half vs Sunderland

The headlines around the Sunderland game will deservedly be the walkout and the comeback, but I think those events have buried what are some very promising signs that Klopp’s LFC revolution, at least tactically, is truly underway. At first glance I thought our performance vs. Sunderland was decent until it was shit. At second glance, at the second half, I saw a lot more, and a lot that was very good. Can Liverpool make it into the Champions League? Find …
Danny Ward's time to shine?

Danny Ward's time to shine?

After yet another mistake, this time against Sunderland, Simon Mignolet's time as undisputed Liverpool number 1 must be nearing an end. The ex-Sunderland 'keeper has had a torrid time this season and his 'mistakes' have cost Liverpool an apparent 15 points according to Squakwa.com. It's not as simple as this but add those 15 points to the clubs current tally now and it takes Liverpool to 50 points, and second in the league table. Goalkeeping errors against Sunderland, Arsenal and …
Ticket to Nowhere: FSG, the Walkout, and Us

Ticket to Nowhere: FSG, the Walkout, and Us

In one of the most surreal moments as a Liverpool fan in recent memory, an estimated 10,000 supporters walked out the ground, the sacred ground at Anfield Road, Liverpool and took a stand against what is seen as unjust business practices by Liverpool's managing body, Fenway Sports Group. Though I understand and support the action by the fans, it was still a little strange. Like watching your parents split up and act like strangers at a parent-teacher conference, we were …
January is Boom or Bust for Liverpool

January is Boom or Bust for Liverpool

Just one month ago I wrote on this parish about my excitement for the festive period. It wasn't just the thought of excessive drinking and mounds of mince pies that made me giddy, but the possibility of Liverpool building some momentum. The Reds had just come off the back of three successive victories and I was full of confidence. "We’ve overcome our tricky set of away fixtures and are just six points off the top," I wrote. "Drink it in." …
Price Cut: Reduced Reds Defeat ASDA-Price-Allardyce

Price Cut: Reduced Reds Defeat ASDA-Price-Allardyce

"Playing against a defensive position is just as bad as making love to a tree." - Jorge Valdano A couple of weeks ago I tweeted that, by beating Leicester and Sunderland, Liverpool could finish the year just nine points off first. The response was typical. I was met with groans of, "easier said than done", "this season, you can't predict anything" and, "well, this is Liverpool." Sitting here on New Year's Eve we are just three wins off the top of …
Observations from Liverpool's win against Sunderland

Observations from Liverpool's win against Sunderland

Two consecutive 1-0 victories against Leicester and now Sunderland have seen Liverpool rise up to seventh in the table, level on points with Manchester United. The win on Wednesday night saw similarities to the win on boxing day; an unconvincing 1-0 victory. Benteke bagging the winner but missing a late sitter in both games, and the opposition sending their goalkeeper up for a corner in added time. More importantly however, Liverpool capitalised on United dropping points. The Reds are now …
Liverpool Need A New Man Between The Sticks

Liverpool Need A New Man Between The Sticks

Statistics can tell you a number of things and sometimes can cloud fans judgements on players, some players pass completion rates are incredibly high, but if they only pass safe short passes into the more gifted players, is this really telling you the full picture?  Similarly, with Simon Mignolet, he has had 5 clean sheets in the Premier League this season, and has conceded only 19 goals in 16 games in the league, his shot saved to goal ratio is …
Klopp Carving Out Results With Rodgers Tools

Klopp Carving Out Results With Rodgers Tools

Does He Really Need New Pliers? When interviewed following his third from last game in charge of Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers identified a lack of quality ‘tools’ as the reason for his poor managerial record in 2015. “Give me the tools, I’ll do the work” were his exact words in the aftermath of September’s 3-2 victory over relegation-threatened Aston Villa. There was a particular implement in question: the brilliant Daniel Sturridge, whose brace had just extended Rodgers’ doomed reign into what …
How to Tactically Get The Best Out of Jordan Henderson

How to Tactically Get The Best Out of Jordan Henderson

Jordan Henderson's impending return has been greeted with open arms by a large part of the Liverpool fan base. The captain has been missing since the 1-0 victory against Bournemouth way back in the second match of the season and during his extended absence his importance to the team has grown by the week. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.   The Reds' midfield this season, and by midfield I mean centre-midfielders so I'm not classing Roberto Firmino and Philippe …
Player Comparison: James Milner vs Jordan Henderson

Player Comparison: James Milner vs Jordan Henderson

A lot of people on Twitter seem to believe that James Milner and Jordan Henderson offer nothing to a football team other than athleticism. Both can run forever and neither of them would ever quit before the game was up. Both are model professionals and both have their own charities to match, giving them a human quality we can relate to as well. You'd therefore be forgiven for thinking that these two players are just carbon copies of one another …
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