How Klopp Has Made a Weapon of Versatility

How Klopp Has Made a Weapon of Versatility

“He is a brilliant player and I am happy that he can play…he has a defending brain and can do it in different positions, it’s good.”
Klopp said of Fabinho following his impressive performance at centre back against Brighton. It was a performance emblematic of Klopp’s plans coming to fruition. Indeed, if the Reds’ title challenge shows anything, it’s that long-term planning, with the right investment and right appointments, works. Philosophies, they work too. A sense of the …
Liverpool's Important Goals And Who's Scoring Them

Liverpool's Important Goals And Who's Scoring Them

Liverpool have played 21 league games so far. In those games, they have scored 49 goals, at 2.33 goals per game. Of those 21 goals, Liverpool have scored 23 goals when they’ve been losing or drawing, taking the lead in 18 games and equalising in two of the other three. The Reds have scored the first goal 16 times and gone on to win 15 times, 14 times without ever being pegged back – only Arsenal and Manchester United have …
Liverpool 4-0 Newcastle United - Who was Man of the Match?

Liverpool 4-0 Newcastle United - Who was Man of the Match?

This Liverpool side is on to something special, isn't it? The Reds warmed up for a huge week ahead, with a routine 4-0 dispatching of Newcastle United at Anfield, and there were some strong individual performances throughout the pitch for the Reds. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson were fantastic throughout the game, with their energy on the flanks, supplementing all of Liverpool's attempts to bombard the Newcastle goal. Virgil van Dijk, who was the MOTM last time when the Reds …
Rafa feeling generous for Boxing Day 4-0 at Anfield

Rafa feeling generous for Boxing Day 4-0 at Anfield

Boxing Day. And with family in town in the form of Rafa Benitez. What would the old manager have in store for us? In days gone by, Boxing Day was reserved for tradesmen to collect "Christmas boxes" of money or presents as a reward for good service throughout the year. With Liverpool through the Champions League group stages, undefeated in the Premier League, leading the best English side assembled since The Invincibles by 4 points… there were plenty of Reds …
Player Ratings as Liverpool continue Christmas celebrations with 4-0 rout

Player Ratings as Liverpool continue Christmas celebrations with 4-0 rout

The Christmas festivities continued at Anfield as Liverpool sealed another routine win, their eighth straight league victory - to remain top of the table. It took some time for Klopp's side to get up to speed, probably carrying a hangover or two from the night before, but the players once again got the deed done, soaring to a 4-0 win against Newcastle. A sluggish start was met with numerous opportunities for Joselu to give the visitors an unlikely lead before …
Xherdan Shaqiri - Is His Form Sustainable?

Xherdan Shaqiri - Is His Form Sustainable?

Xherdan Shaqiri has been somewhat of a hit amongst Liverpool fans, and it’s easy to see why. His two goals off the bench against Manchester United earned him a spot in LFC folklore and earned a player who has consistently received plaudits, well... even more, plaudits. Shaqiri has very much been an impact player for Klopp’s side this season, but part of the reason that he’s been so quickly picked up on by LFC fans is that he’s a dynamic, …
Wave-Riding Reds Finding New Ways To Win

Wave-Riding Reds Finding New Ways To Win

I know it’s popular to mock him and just generally hate him, you know, because he played for Man United for his entire career and naturally that brings animosity, but Gary Neville is a really strong pundit. His points are almost always thought out, insightful and intelligent and if nothing else, watching him full on lose it when criticising Man United or Arsenal has been a joy. And I was mulling over my thoughts on the topic of this article, …
Liverpool 3-1 Manchester United: A Tactical Breakdown

Liverpool 3-1 Manchester United: A Tactical Breakdown

There is no other game which manages to unnerve me like playing Manchester United does. Irrespective of form or quality, as matchday approaches, I fill with dread. On the morning of a match, I can barely eat. Perhaps it's the years of torment at school after losing, and unexplainable events which always seem to favour United that has caused this. Nonetheless, despite Liverpool's greatest ever start to a Premier League season, and mere minutes before the teams were announced, all I …
Key Stats As Shaqiri Sends Liverpool Top

Key Stats As Shaqiri Sends Liverpool Top

Liverpool surged back to the top of the Premier League as they pulled off a superb 3-1 win against arch-rivals Manchester United at Anfield. But what were the key stats from a huge evening for the Reds, which sees them stay ahead of City and 19 points clear of their biggest rivals? Super-Sub Shaq Saves The Day Xherdan Shaqiri is increasingly becoming a hugely important impact player for Liverpool, scoring five goals and adding two assists in just 630 minutes …
Liverpool FC and Big Chances

Liverpool FC and Big Chances

Big chances are a crucial part of any Premier League team’s season. They help to differentiate the quality of a team. It expands nicely on the basic idea of xG that not all shots are equal. Bobby Firmino’s tap-in from a yard against Spurs was a better quality chance than when Denis Odoi shot from the halfway line against us for Fulham. So by looking at how many quality chances Liverpool are creating, and more importantly who is creating them, …
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