Time for Liverpool FC To Show Their Depth

Time for Liverpool FC To Show Their Depth

Liverpool have a deeper squad than they have in previous years. This is not a fact that I’m going to dispute, although I’d definitely make (and will make) some arguments that that depth isn’t as deep as maybe it’s being made out in some areas, and certainly hasn’t drastically improved over the summer. Nevertheless, Klopp has slowly been building a deep and impressive squad that the four acquisitions in the summer have moved relatively close to being a very top …
A Strangely Underrated Start to the Season for Liverpool

A Strangely Underrated Start to the Season for Liverpool

With the international break now upon us, it's a good time to reflect on Liverpool's start to the season. As the final whistle rang around Anfield after the 0-0 draw against Manchester City, it signalled the fourth consecutive game without a win for the Reds. This comes after quite possibly Liverpool's worst ever performance under Jurgen Klopp in the 1-0 defeat against Napoli. A game where the Reds failed to get a single shot on target. With a home defeat …
Liverpool 0-0 Man City: Who was the Man of the Match?

Liverpool 0-0 Man City: Who was the Man of the Match?

Riyad Mahrez's late penalty miss has left Liverpool fans pondering whether their side's goalless draw with Manchester City represents a point gained or two points dropped. On the one hand, the Reds could be thankful that they were not punished for what was an uninspiring performance, bereft of the anticipated vigour, but on the other, it seems that a potentially crucial opportunity has been missed, with City expected to hoover up the points elsewhere. Liverpool flew out of the blocks …
Liverpool 0-0 Manchester City: Mahrez miss costs Citizens rare Anfield win

Liverpool 0-0 Manchester City: Mahrez miss costs Citizens rare Anfield win

Liverpool kept their unbeaten Premier League start intact, just, as Riyad Mahrez's late penalty miss cost Manchester City the chance for a first league win at Anfield since 2003. A stalemate was the last thing expected between the country's two finest teams, but a mutual respect between Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola saw chances few and far between as the two teams suffocated each other in possession. City had the better of the chances, culminating in Virgil van Dijk's challenge …
Is Gomez Actually Outperforming Van Dijk?

Is Gomez Actually Outperforming Van Dijk?

Cast your mind back to the latter stages of last season, when a clearly unfit Joe Gomez was struggling to impress. Utilised at right-back, the 21-year-old was a weak presence in frustrating draws against relegated pair Stoke City and West Brom, conceding a last-gasp free-kick that proved key in the latter. With Liverpool doing their best to make a top-four finish harder than it needed to be, it was Gomez who received the brunt of the negativity, with some even …
Player Ratings as Reds are neutralised in Naples

Player Ratings as Reds are neutralised in Naples

Dreadful, absolutely dreadful. Liverpool's worst performance of the season so far rightfully punished with a late Napoli winner. The Reds were never at the races, with David Ospina not having to make a single save in the home goal. Onto Sunday, where it has to be better. Here are your ratings. Three players come away with credit Alisson Becker (7): Made a couple of really good saves, probably would have been more than 1-0 if not for him. Held a …
Chelsea 1 Liverpool 1: A Tactical Breakdown

Chelsea 1 Liverpool 1: A Tactical Breakdown

First of all, an apology from myself. I'm awfully sorry I haven't been able to discuss perhaps two of the most exciting games of the season - LFC vs. Spurs and LFC vs. PSG, as unfortunately, I have been without WiFi for the past two weeks. To make up for that, this is a short but special Tactical Breakdown edition, looking at both the Chelsea League Cup and Premier League games. The League Cup fixture between Liverpool and Chelsea was …
Virgil Van Dijk & Joe Gomez: Liverpool's Cornerstones?

Virgil Van Dijk & Joe Gomez: Liverpool's Cornerstones?

I for one have been very excited about the form of Liverpool's defence of late, especially the pairing of Joe Gomez and Virgil Van Dijk. This partnership may only be six games into the season, but there's the making of something special forming here. As football fans, we love to compare players to legends that have gone before them, whether from our own club or others. However tempting this may be, it's led me onto another comparison of sorts... I …
Liverpool 3-2 PSG: Player Ratings as Bobby dazzles Anfield late

Liverpool 3-2 PSG: Player Ratings as Bobby dazzles Anfield late

Liverpool made Anfield fret, but Liverpool had more late European drama at Anfield, as an injury time winner from Roberto Firmino gave the Reds a 3-2 win over Paris St. Germain and a winning start to their Champions League campaign. Daniel Sturridge's header and James Milner's penalty put the Reds on course, but Thomas Meunier pulled one back for the French champions before half-time. Kylian Mbappe looked to have recovered a point for PSG when he scored in the 83rd …
Spurs 1-2 Liverpool: Man of the Match

Spurs 1-2 Liverpool: Man of the Match

A late Tottenham Hotspur goal made for an unnecessarily nervy finish at Wembley, but the eventual 2-1 scoreline certainly belied Liverpool's dominance. The Reds were, for the most part, in control against one of the best teams in the Premier League. They were able to repel Spurs' relatively rare attacks and sliced open an oft-revered defence repeatedly. At 2-0, there was a period of superb game-management which saw the match very nearly grind to a halt. Only a combination of wastefulness …
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