Durability A Key Factor In Liverpool's Success

Durability A Key Factor In Liverpool's Success

When you look at Liverpool’s success so far this season, one of the key reasons that the team has played consistently well is the lack of injuries to key players. Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold aside, of Liverpool’s main starting XI (or starting X plus one if we’re being fair), nobody has picked up anything more than a minor niggle this season. And some would say that in that respect, Liverpool have been very lucky. Going through the team, there …
Liverpool vs Porto: Champions League Quarter Final Is No Formality

Liverpool vs Porto: Champions League Quarter Final Is No Formality

After emphatically dumping Nivo Kovac's Bayern Munich out of the Champions League this week, Liverpool were handed what on paper seems to be a preferable quarter-final after being drawn against Porto. The 1-3 scoreline at the Allianz Arena along with a composed and assured performance in Bavaria has led many to believe that Liverpool are in with a serious chance of replicating last year's European form and making it all the way to the final for a second consecutive season …
Billy Hogan: Managing Liverpool's Commercial Success

Billy Hogan: Managing Liverpool's Commercial Success

In the midst of an exciting yet challenging season as Liverpool hold a narrow margin on the Premier League title, Billy Hogan has somewhat quietly played a large part in recent successes as managing director of the club. Hogan’s hold In a recent interview with fcbusiness concerning his role, Hogan honed in on the club’s progress both on and off the pitch and how both Liverpool’s business and football are assisting the other as they continue to grow. When the …
Why Man United game is perfect preparation for Bayern away

Why Man United game is perfect preparation for Bayern away

You really have to have a long think back to remember a week of such magnitude for a Liverpool team. After Tuesday's stalemate with Bayern Munich, Klopp takes his side across the M62 to face bitter rivals Manchester United in what is a crucial game in the Reds' hopes to clinch a first league title since 1991. It's no doubt been a huge week for Liverpool in both the Champions League and the Premier League, and the return leg against …
Liverpool vs Bayern Munich - Potential Key Battles

Liverpool vs Bayern Munich - Potential Key Battles

Liverpool host Bundesliga Champions and formidable opponents Bayern Munich on Tuesday on what is set to be an absolutely massive Champions League night at Anfield – the kind that usually leads to a colossal tussle. But the Reds are shorn of arguably their most impressive player in Virgil Van Dijk, and there’s no telling quite how makeshift their defence will look – or the knock-on effect that this will have on the midfield. So what are the potential key battles …
Does Fabinho at centre back actually make sense?

Does Fabinho at centre back actually make sense?

It's starting to really get to the crunch period of the season for Liverpool. The next batch of fixtures see the Reds come up against the German powerhouse that is Bayern Munich in the Champions League before a pivotal trip to Old Trafford to face a resurgent Manchester United side in a potential title-deciding Premier League clash. Perhaps not the best time to be in the midst of an injury crisis that has taken out a number of players - …
Mentality, mettle, mistakes and Liverpool

Mentality, mettle, mistakes and Liverpool

Liverpool never seem to do things the easy way. The 2005 Champions League victory was a prime example, from the dramatic late Steven Gerrard goal against Olympiakos to ensure qualification from the group stages to the nerve-wracking win over Chelsea in the semi-final. We all know the emotional rollercoaster that was the incredible penalty shoot-out success against AC Milan. Over the past three decades, we’ve seen defeat snatched from the jaws of victory and success usually come in the most …
Oxlade-Chamberlain return to provide perfect boost for the run-in

Oxlade-Chamberlain return to provide perfect boost for the run-in

Jurgen Klopp’s recent confirmation that Oxlade-Chamberlain is ahead of schedule in his return from injury following a knee ligament injury that threatened to derail all chances of featuring during the 2018/19 campaign is, in many ways, the perfect gift anyone could’ve asked for going into the New Year. Anyone who watched Liverpool with any interest last season will know just how big a boost his return will be, with the 25-year-old in line for a return in late February or …
Destiny Defying Alisson Writes His Own Script

Destiny Defying Alisson Writes His Own Script

You could write the script. It really was that predictable. Liverpool had been banging on the door all night, creating a good chance after good chance against a Napoli side that was there for the taking. Even as the time ticked away and it became abundantly clear that Liverpool’s only chance of going through on the night was to win 1-0, as the time to score two more goals had all but run out, still the Reds carved open Napoli, …
Key Stats as Salah seals European progression for Liverpool

Key Stats as Salah seals European progression for Liverpool

You've got me on key stats for this one folk, I apologise. I'm not smart, handsome or nuanced as Tom but I'll do my best to leave you interested. I checked with Gags over whether I could do statistics on the percentage of Alisson's hair follicles that are perfectly placed (99.87%) or how many times I felt my arse cheeks clench during the game (28), but he told me he'd prefer stuff that relates to the football a little more, …
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