Liverpool’s Record-Breaking Defence Still Being Underrated

Liverpool’s Record-Breaking Defence Still Being Underrated

It's late October and Liverpool have conceded three goals in the Premier League. Three! This was something that felt impossible almost a year ago to the day, as Dejan Lovren and Simon Mignolet were gifting Tottenham a 4-1 win. The Reds' defence looked irreparable and Jurgen Klopp found himself at the lowest point of his Anfield tenure, with a section of the fanbase even questioning his long-term capabilities in the role. What has happened since then, in particular, this season, …
Can Momentum Be Liverpool’s Greatest Title Weapon?

Can Momentum Be Liverpool’s Greatest Title Weapon?

No team thrives more with momentum behind them than Liverpool. We are an emotional fanbase and when things are going well, the Reds can become an unstoppable force, as we have witnessed throughout history. Using modern examples - I know, football existed well before 1992 - nothing stands out more than 2004/05 in that respect. Nobody even gave Liverpool the slightest chance of glory in the Champions League that season, with countless teams ahead of them in the favourites' pecking …
Liverpool's Season Starts Here

Liverpool's Season Starts Here

The day that you arrive at a holiday destination can often have a strange feel to it. You’re still a bit jaded after a long flight, drive or however you’ve made your way there, and you don’t feel completely in holiday mode until you wake up the following morning. Call it a strange comparison - it is - but Liverpool’s season feels a bit like that. It has all been a bit stressful and tense to date, with almost no …
Player Ratings as Liverpool makes it five from five against Spurs

Player Ratings as Liverpool makes it five from five against Spurs

Last season saw Liverpool’s visit to Wembley bring about one of their worst performances. Riddled with individual errors and defensive ineptitude, Spurs were able to beat the Reds at their own game and put down a marker of how far Klopp still had to take his side. Yet, it was a role reversal on Saturday afternoon as Liverpool made it five wins from five, confirming their place at the top of the Premier League table. In truth, it should have …
Liverpool hoping to make it five-in-a-row at Tottenham

Liverpool hoping to make it five-in-a-row at Tottenham

Liverpool face Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Saturday aiming to maintain their 100% start to the new season. Bet on the Premier League with Bet9Ja and get up to 100% of your initial deposit back as a welcome bonus. Start now - winners don't wait! The Reds kicked-off the campaign with an emphatic victory over West Ham United, but they have been less impressive in subsequent wins against Crystal Palace, Brighton & Hove Albion and Leicester City. Spurs started the …
Liverpool's Striking Options: Two And A Half Men

Liverpool's Striking Options: Two And A Half Men

Well, that was more like it. Following the horrors of West Brom and the costly idiocy of the officials in the Tottenham game, Liverpool went to Southampton and dispelled the myth that, following the numerous goalless encounters of last season, they have become our bogey team. Virgil van Dijk was booed throughout and Dejan Lovren endured much of the same when he came on as an 89th-minute substitute – an act of such needle and piss-taking from Jurgen that he …
Elite Salah Can Become a Liverpool Icon

Elite Salah Can Become a Liverpool Icon

In amongst the carnage of the final minutes of Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Spurs, Mo Salah scored a goal that had the potential to be one of the greatest Anfield moments of the last decade or so. The chaos, controversy and fume surrounding Kane’s two penalties and the disappointment of two points dropped cannot be allowed to take the shine off what was an absolutely extraordinary goal. Salah picks the ball up from a difficult angle, and appeals for handball, …
Red Rant: We Don't Need No VVD

Red Rant: We Don't Need No VVD

I’m all for the unsubstantiated transfer rumour. Football itself and certainly Twitter wouldn’t be the same without them. The incremental steps, when Liverpool is rumoured to be monitoring a player, continuing to monitor, then comes the inquiring, then considering a bid, then surprise competition comes in from a rival club, and on and on… it’s all part of the romance, right? But for clubs at the level of Liverpool the rule has to be that the romance period can only …
Jurgen Klopp's

Jurgen Klopp's "defensive" tactical tweak

Coming off the back of that defensive implosion at Wembley, something had to change. Personnel, defensive set-up, a mixture of both, just something. Throughout the week there was talk of Klopp making sweeping changes to his back line, Karius in goal, Gomez at CB and Trent back in at right-back were all credible suggestions but all fairly unlikely. Despite an enforced late change with the injured Dejan Lovren being replaced by Ragnar Klavan it looked as though the Reds would …
Time For Joe Gomez To Step In At Centre-Back?

Time For Joe Gomez To Step In At Centre-Back?

Dejan Lovren’s worryingly poor performance against Tottenham at the weekend could very well have opened the door for Joe Gomez to stake a claim at centre-back. Conceding 15 goals on the road tells the story in itself really, with three goals shipped against Watford, five against City and four at Spurs. To add insult to injury, a lot of said goals could’ve easily been prevented but for glaring mistakes by individuals. Lovren was the culprit in Liverpool’s 4-1 mauling at …
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