Liverpool Lacked Patience in 1-1 Draw with Burnley

Liverpool were left frustrated in the wake of the 1-1 draw with Burnley. In Jurgen Klopp’s own words, they played “proper football – offensive football, dominant football, possession football how it should be.” The final part of that sentence, however, is probably a bit of a stretch, as in order to truly do things as […]

Man City and Leroy Sane Ruthlessly Exploit Numerical Advantage against Liverpool

Manchester City and Liverpool was shaping up nicely. Pep Guardiola’s men were getting their possession game going, and through the strike team of Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus, generating some important opportunities to score. Liverpool, meanwhile, were finding avenues into the final third through the pace of their wide men. Mohamed Salah was particularly important […]

Everton’s Strategy Leaves Them Exposed Against Liverpool’s Lively Attack

Despite Ronald Koeman’s post-match claims that he was proud of Everton’s effort in their 3-1 loss to Liverpool over the weekend, there was no escaping the fact that, in a tactical sense, he got it wrong. In a tough and occasionally even dirty Merseyside derby, the Dutchman asked his players to line up in a […]

Liverpool Opt for Control over Intensity in Win against Man City

Despite the size and the reputation of the two sides involved, Liverpool’s New Year’s Eve clash with Manchester City didn’t exactly produce fireworks. There wasn’t much in the way of exciting attacking football, and due to a combination of high-octane intensity and the general sloppiness that infiltrated the contest, scrappy would probably be a fair […]

Slick Positional Play Key to Liverpool’s Thumping 3-0 Win over Man City

Liverpool may have missed out on the Capital One Cup after losing the final to Manchester City last weekend, but a few days later, they got the chance to get revenge against the Sky Blues in the English Premier League. They made the most of it, too, bouncing back from the recent defeat to claim […]

Liverpool: Klopp’s Pressing Regime Creates the Play against Manchester City

“Gegenpressing is the best playmaker there is.” By now, most football fans can tell you that these words were said by Jurgen Klopp. He may have made this statement during his days in Germany, while coaching Borussia Dortmund, but his philosophy has translated just as clearly to the English game. Now managing Liverpool, Klopp has […]

Liverpool’s Jordan Ibe Looks Set to Thrive under Jurgen Klopp

Under Jurgen Klopp, Jordan Ibe has shown some positive signs. He produced a late assist in Liverpool’s 3-1 victory over Chelsea, and he followed that up, in the midweek, with a long-range winner against Rubin Kazan in the UEFA Europa League. He also performed well in Liverpool’s next match, a 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace, […]