Liverpool FC: From 4-1 Humiliation To Champions Of Europe

Liverpool FC: From 4-1 Humiliation To Champions Of Europe

Define ignominious: Liverpool's 4-1 defeat away to Tottenham in October 2017. That dank autumn afternoon was Jurgen Klopp's nadir as Reds manager, at a time when the first few doubts were creeping on about this most charismatic of men. While he wasn't under the kind of pressure many managers find themselves under at low points, frustration was clear and the German was in a rare fragile position. The loss at Wembley left Liverpool sitting ninth in the Premier League, with …
Key Stats from Spurs 1 Liverpool 2 - Five from Five

Key Stats from Spurs 1 Liverpool 2 - Five from Five

Liverpool did enough to see off Spurs 2-1 in an exciting game at Wembley. But what were the key stats from Liverpool’s fifth win in five league games? Spurs’ Defence Falls Apart Liverpool ended up scoring twice, with both goals contributed to by shocking goalkeeping errors. But it could and should have been more for the Reds but for poor play in the final third. Their expected goals was 2.98, with three big chances. Admittedly this is skewed by Bobby’s …
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 …
Why Liverpool’s Trip To Tottenham Feels Pivotal

Why Liverpool’s Trip To Tottenham Feels Pivotal

Liverpool head to Wembley to face Tottenham on Saturday lunchtime top of the Premier League and with maximum points on the board. Just one goal has been conceded, nine have been scored and Jurgen Klopp’s likeable bunch of merry men are on an early title march. It may only be the middle of September, and Saturday’s outcome will not end up defining the entire season, but it feels pivotal, nonetheless. The eventual result is clearly the most important thing, but …
Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool Preview - Back to the Grindstone

Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool Preview - Back to the Grindstone

The Details Venue - Wembley Stadium, London Referee - Michael Oliver Date & Time - Saturday, September 15th @ 12:30 Current Odds - Spurs 7/4, Draw 12/5, Liverpool 29/20 Form Spurs Form Like Liverpool, Spurs have made an impressive start to their Premier League season. They won their first three games, only tasting defeat against Watford in their last outing as The Hornets continued their 100% start. Spurs, most impressively, dismantled Manchester United in front of their own fans with Lucas Moura, in particular, looking like …
Dejan Lovren: Chutzpah or Chump?

Dejan Lovren: Chutzpah or Chump?

It’s Friday afternoon as I write this and the World Cup is all but over. On the whole, it’s been a triumph. The home nation’s journey to the quarter-finals have made it interesting domestically – ever the hallmark of a good World Cup – and the introduction of VAR have kept all but the usual blowhard pundits happy. True, the majority of the big teams went out early, but that did little to reduce the intrigue of the fixtures. There …
Klopp's Liverpool remain on track but concern for Sturridge is justified

Klopp's Liverpool remain on track but concern for Sturridge is justified

It's taken just over a year for the belief in Jurgen Klopp's ability to guide Liverpool to brighter days. Liverpool's inability to capitalise on a favourites' chance to reach the final of the League Cup earlier this week completed a run of seven games without a victory and, in the eyes of some, provided all the ammunition required to point the proverbial gun at Liverpool's charismatic manager, safe in their opinion that doing so is perfectly reasonable. It isn't, of course. …
Aston Villa v Liverpool Preview: One step away

Aston Villa v Liverpool Preview: One step away

Villa fans will be making the trip to Wembley with renewed optimism after a surprising 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur last time out. There is, however, an element of Jekyll and Hyde with the Midlands club - which side will show up? - the one that battered Sunderland 4-0 or the defensive shambles that drew 3-3 at home with QPR. Meanwhile, in the red and white corner, Brendan Rodgers will be desperate to book a place in the final and …