Liverpool Show Ability to Find Gaps in Man Utd Midfield in 0-0 Draw at Anfield

Jurgen Klopp wasn’t exactly thrilled with Liverpool’s performance against Manchester United, and in some ways, that was understandable. His Reds controlled the match, dominating in terms of both possession and shot creation, but they couldn’t find a way through. The contest therefore ended in a 0-0 stalemate, and though Klopp could understand why others would […]

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 […]

A look at Liverpool Target Luan’s Performance Against Fluminense

Gremio cruised to a 2-0 win over Fluminense last week in the Brasileirao, and as is often the case in Brazilian football, there was plenty of transfer speculation surrounding the game. On Fluminense’s side of the fence, there was plenty of talk about Richarlison, who is the subject of intense interest from Palmeiras. Gremio, meanwhile, […]

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 […]

Malcom Continues to Produce for Bordeaux while Europe’s Elite Circle

  Malcom, Bordeaux’s 20-year-old Brazilian winger, has found himself in the news lately. The right-sided flyer has been linked with both Manchester United and Liverpool in the last couple of weeks, and even though the youngster claims not to know anything of those rumours, he was a little more open when talking about Jorge Sampaoli’s […]

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 […]

A look at Monaco Prodigy and Liverpool Target Thomas Lemar

When Monaco travelled to Caen for a league match at the start of March, the trip held additional significance for one of their players. For Thomas Lemar, it was a chance to revisit the stadium where he first made a name for himself, a chance to play against his former club and show them that […]

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 […]

Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey: The Pros and Cons of His Central Midfield Role

“He comes alive when he plays through the middle.” Arsene Wenger was the man responsible for these words, and from these words alone, most Arsenal fans would be able to guess that he was referring to Aaron Ramsey. After all, the Welshman has made no secret of his preference to play through the middle, as […]

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 […]