As Jurgen Klopp says: 'Let's Stay Cool'

As Jurgen Klopp says: 'Let's Stay Cool'

Top of the league, Klopp at the helm, and a rampant Liverpool team, faced with a set of upcoming fixtures, that on paper, look more than winnable. Yet Jürgen Klopp has stated clearly to cool any early title talk, and once again, he's right. The 'feel-good' vibe around Anfield, and amongst the Liverpool FC fanbase,  which I noted as 'Klopptimism' in my most recent piece, has transcended into delirium following the brutal decimation of Watford, at home. We need to take …
Liverpool 6 Watford 1: Player Ratings

Liverpool 6 Watford 1: Player Ratings

LIVERPOOL TOP OF THE LEAGUE POETRY IN MOTION WE SCORE WHEN WE WANT I HAVE NOTHING (MORE) TO SAY Loris Karius (7.5) - Pretty much trouble free first half for the German as Watford struggled to create any threatening chances. He looked eager to initiate quick counter-attacks whenever possible. Karius was far more involved in the second half and pulled off three excellent saves to ensure Liverpool did not concede more than one. His catching and punching was far more …
Jurgen's Plan B Sticking To Plan A

Jurgen's Plan B Sticking To Plan A

Disclaimer- Despite the positive performance and result using our second string side against Spurs last Tuesday, I am aware that we did beat a Spurs reserve team who have an eye and a half on the Champions League and these boys will face up to tougher opponents. During Mauricio Pochettinos post-match press conference after Liverpool's EFL win over Spurs, the Spurs coach stated that Liverpool boasts one of, if not the best, squads in the League after the Liverpool reserves defeated …
Did a tactical tweak help Liverpool beat Palace?

Did a tactical tweak help Liverpool beat Palace?

Liverpool's victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday evening was a bit of a whirlwind performance. It highlighted the very best of Jurgen Klopp's revamped Reds side whilst simultaneously exposing to the world their glaring frailties. At times it almost felt like Liverpool's attack versus their defence. It had a 2013/14 sort of feel to it. The aftermath of such a performance has rightly been centred around Liverpool picking up yet another 3 points. They kept pace with Manchester City and …
Observations from Liverpool's win at Crystal Palace

Observations from Liverpool's win at Crystal Palace

It was billed as Benteke v Liverpool; the striker’s first game against his former club after his ill-fated move to Anfield lasted just one season. As it transpired, he was nearly as peripheral here as he was for his former club, despite Palace scoring from crosses. Instead, this was a game that emphasised both sides of this Liverpool team – some irresistible attacking play that resulted in four goals and defensive vulnerability in conceding two, but here are my observations …
Liverpool 2 Spurs 1 - Player Ratings

Liverpool 2 Spurs 1 - Player Ratings

The last cup-tie we had, the player ratings piece here was different. Tonight, Sam McGuire is not on duty, and I am going to leave the novelties to him. In truth, it was a stunning game at Anfield. The fringe players responded to Jurgen Klopp's decision to put his faith in them by turning in a complete performance against a Spurs side who had also made similar changes for the game. Two Daniel Sturridge goals meant that Liverpool now only have …
Liverpool's Christmas Period Preview: Fixtures, youngsters, and fitness

Liverpool's Christmas Period Preview: Fixtures, youngsters, and fitness

It’s approaching that time of year again everybody. While it may only be the end of October, many Liverpool fans are starting to turn their gaze forward towards next month’s fixtures, as well as the dreaded Christmas period. In fairness though, there are quite a lot of mouth-watering fixtures to look forward to in the coming weeks and months. Following a start to the season featuring fixtures away at Chelsea, away at Arsenal, away at Spurs, and United at Anfield, Jurgen …
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 have Squad Depth to Cover for Injuries

Liverpool have Squad Depth to Cover for Injuries

Injury is a word I thoroughly hate, especially if it concerns a Liverpool player. We’ve been down this road before, particularly last season where we could field quite a strong lineup with the number of injuries the Liverpool squad had absorbed. We missed key players who were unavailable for very important fixtures, Mamadou Sakho walking off the pitch at Wembley during the Capital One Cup Final against Manchester City last season as an example. Once again, two months down the …
Klopp's Squad Changes Analysed - What a Difference a Year Makes

Klopp's Squad Changes Analysed - What a Difference a Year Makes

It's flown by hasn't it? Klopp's appointment as Liverpool manager doesn't seem like it was a year ago. Everything about him at the club still feels fresh and new but at the same time it feels like he's part of the furniture. It's testament to the man that he's managed to come in and change so much in such a short space of time. It's genuinely scary to think that if history repeats itself Klopp will only be here, at Anfield, …
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