Player Ratings: Liverpool 2 West Brom 1

Player Ratings: Liverpool 2 West Brom 1

This was the fixture which many fans believe changed the momentum for Liverpool under Klopp last season. Liverpool 'celebrated' a late equaliser last time around, but today a point would not have been celebrated. It was heartening that Liverpool put in a dominant performance and deserved the full three points. This is how the Reds fared: Loris Karius (7.5)  Loris Karius began brightly, looking assured both with his kicking and catching. He made an excellent diagonal pass to Milner early …
Liverpool vs West Brom Preview: Can Pulis' bus be broken?

Liverpool vs West Brom Preview: Can Pulis' bus be broken?

Liverpool will be hoping for a welcome return to their goalscoring ways after a frustrating shut-out against Manchester United on Monday, when they host West Bromwich Albion on Saturday evening. It's another game likely to be under the Anfield lights, with the Reds hoping to remain unbeaten at home this season. Form Liverpool are, for want of a better word, in fine form. Not quite the form that Arsene Wenger's Arsenal seem to find themselves in, but still, being eight …
Liverpool v West Brom: Key Battles

Liverpool v West Brom: Key Battles

For all that was said about Jose Mourinho and Manchester United for their tactics on Monday, Liverpool played nowhere near as well as they could have and shown us this season. But for the Reds, it is time to put the game behind them and concentrate on the next Premier League game as we welcome West Bromwich Albion to Anfield on Saturday. Adam Lallana will probably start after only coming on from the bench against United and Gini Wijnaldum could …
Divock Origi: Klopp's most improved player?

Divock Origi: Klopp's most improved player?

As part of a series celebrating Jurgen Klopp's first year in charge, we take a look at some of the candidates for Most Improved Player since his appointment in October 2015. There's been a number of changes at Anfield since the German manager took charge but the most important difference has been an improvement in performances on the pitch and this has been a mixture of individual progression, tactical success and strategic change. All these have played a major contribution …
West Brom vs Liverpool Preview | Team News & Stats

West Brom vs Liverpool Preview | Team News & Stats

Liverpool travel to The Hawthorns on Sunday afternoon to face Tony Pulis’ West Brom ahead of their Europa League final next week. The Reds currently lie in eighth place, with 59 points after 37 games in the Premier League. Liverpool are in good form of late, having lost just one of their last eight league matches (W4 D3). In terms of their season, having started poorly in the first few games under Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool were somewhat always playing catch up …
Liverpool Need To Convert Leads into Victories - It's Not Easy

Liverpool Need To Convert Leads into Victories - It's Not Easy

If it happens once you can pass it off as being normal. You're told that It happens to everybody and not to worry about it. You nod in agreement at the reassurance being offered. If the same problem continuously happens then you have two choices; bury your head, pretend it's normal and carry on nodding or actually acknowledge there's an issue and look to rectify it. Liverpool have a few problems, too many to state and if you attempted to …
Liverpool Atmosphere: The Force Awakens

Liverpool Atmosphere: The Force Awakens

Many years ago, In a galaxy far, far away there was a prophecy spoken about a normal one. The prophecy of the normal one was that foretold the coming of a being who would bring balance to the Liverpool fans. Jurgen was the normal one. Anfield was at it's lowest ebb for many years and the force it once was now nothing more than a myth. He was the one to teach both the players and the fans to believe again. The …
Liverpool 2 WBA 2 - What Went Wrong Tactically

Liverpool 2 WBA 2 - What Went Wrong Tactically

I recently wrote a piece inspired by the positivity of the 6-1 victory over Southampton in the Capital One Cup. In that match there was a real feeling that Jurgen Klopp was starting to introduce his tactical concepts to the squad and that we would see the team go from strength to strength. Since then however the team has stuttered with a set of disappointing performances which continued on Sunday with the visit of West Bromwich Albion to Anfield. To …
One-Paced Liverpool's Need for Speed

One-Paced Liverpool's Need for Speed

When great attacking sides are mentioned, one quality above all springs to mind - pace. Barcelona’s front three of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez are synonymous with bursting runs past labouring defenders, while Alexis Sanchez and Eden Hazard lit up the Premier League last season as they left hapless opponents in their wake. So when the Liverpool lineup for the West Bromwich Albion game was announced, I was more than a little concerned by our front three. Christian Benteke, …
Observations from a disappointing draw against WBA

Observations from a disappointing draw against WBA

It has been a weird season. We are midway through December, sixteen games into the season, and Watford currently sit two places and a point above Liverpool ahead of their match next weekend. A point at home against West Bromwich Albion shouldn't be celebrated but given the circumstances, it's a good point. How important could it be come the end of the season? Despite salvaging a draw from the jaws of defeat, you can't help but feel pissed off at …