Thank You, Daniel Sturridge

Thank You, Daniel Sturridge

I'll never forget the first time I spoke about Daniel Sturridge at length. I was on holiday with my family in 2008, and in true father-son fashion a footballing debate was going on. My dad was adamant that the state of English football was in a bad way - he was probably right, in hindsight - with no talented teenagers coming through at time when the 'Golden Generation' were not getting any younger. I spent my time singling out two …
Tactical Analysis: All Shots Conceded in Game 1 vs West Ham

Tactical Analysis: All Shots Conceded in Game 1 vs West Ham

If you haven't got the memo yet, Liverpool won't be conceding any goals this season thanks to Virgil simply swearing at anybody who lets the ball come into the box and Alisson dealing with whatever small amount that Virgil's swearing fails to deter. https://twitter.com/babuyagu/status/1028711576071753729 This is great obviously for us Liverpool fans but sucks for me as someone who enjoys analysing the goals we concede to see where the failures lie tactically/individually. Therefore, I have decided to look at all …
Liverpool v West Ham United Preview - Key Battles

Liverpool v West Ham United Preview - Key Battles

The World Cup is over. The transfer window has, to use a particular cliché, slammed shut. Now it’s time for the actual thing – the real football. For nine months across the length and breadth of England (and a little bit of Wales), 20 teams to fight it out for one prize. Before a ball has been kicked in the season, Liverpool are seen as closer to that prize than they have been for quite a long time. But that …
Arsenal and Liverpool share the spoils on a Frenetic Friday

Arsenal and Liverpool share the spoils on a Frenetic Friday

Stadium: The Emirates Stadium Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Koscielny, Monreal, Maitland-Niles, Wilshere, Xhaka, Iwobi, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette. Substitutes: Ospina, Walcott, Mustafi, Welbeck, Kolasinac, Coquelin, Elneny. Liverpool: Mignolet, Gomez, Lovren, Klavan, Robertson, Mane, Henderson, Can, Coutinho, Salah, Firmino. Substitutes: Karius, Wijnaldum, Milner, Lallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Solanke, Alexander-Arnold. First Half The game starts off with both sides sussing each other up. Arsenal get the first opportunity with Lacazette pouncing on a loose ball on the box and passes it to Xhaka, whose effort is blocked off …
Arsenal v Liverpool Preview - Goals Galore for Christmas!

Arsenal v Liverpool Preview - Goals Galore for Christmas!

The Details Venue - Emirates Stadium, London Referee - Martin Atkinson Date & Time - Friday, December 22nd @ 19:45 GMT Current Odds - Arsenal 11/8, Draw 13/5, Liverpool 7/4 Form Arsenal Form With 13 wins from their last 14 home league games, the Gunners will be hoping to take Liverpool to task on Friday night. Wenger and co will almost certainly still be hurting from the 4-0 defeat they suffered at Anfield back in August, too. In their last five games, Arsenal have …
Sterling Qualities!

Sterling Qualities!

In just over a fortnight, the Premier League season will be upon us once again. Weekends will assume a deeper meaning, and thoughts of summer holidays and World Cups in far flung lands, will fade hazily into the memory banks, perhaps retrieved and discussed at some later date, when other matters appear less pressing. Liverpool begin their campaign on Sunday August 17th, against what will become: Ronald Koeman's "new look" Southampton team - a situation forced on the Dutchman by …