Liverpool's Lovren-Sized Problems

Liverpool's Lovren-Sized Problems

In the aftermath of Crystal Palace’s 2-1 win over Liverpool at Anfield, Sam Allardyce spoke about exposing their opponent’s weaknesses “time and time again”. He went on to elaborate on what those weaknesses were as if he were a college professor introducing a new concept to students, while the reality was that his audience had been aware of it since pre-school. Liverpool have a problem with crosses and set pieces, and the whole world knows about it. The stats bear …
Nathaniel's DeClyne: The Reds' Right-Back's Struggles

Nathaniel's DeClyne: The Reds' Right-Back's Struggles

He was the guy who graced thousands of Fantasy league teams. The man who would defend like a spartan, burst forward down the right flank, whipping in crosses all game and scoring one or two every now and then. Nathaniel  Clyne.... of Southampton Football Club. It was his outstanding pace, defensive solidity and brilliant attacking instincts which caught the eye of Liverpool FC. After having had Glen Johnson faffing on the right side of the back line for years, it …
Three Liverpool players who could become starters next season

Three Liverpool players who could become starters next season

The Premier League season is drawing to a close but there are plenty of Liverpool stars who have played there way into contention for a place in the starting XI next season. Jurgen Klopp has already had some big selection decisions to make in 2016-17 including the number one spot between Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius. The two goalkeepers have gone head-to-head for a spot between the sticks and ultimately Mignolet has come out on top this season. Daniel Sturridge …
What went wrong for Arsenal against Liverpool?

What went wrong for Arsenal against Liverpool?

Arsenal were swept aside with ease at Anfield on Saturday evening as Arsene Wenger's side struggled to overcome their bogey team. The two teams have had a long-standing rivalry but there was an elevated sense of competition last weekend as both clubs are in prime position to challenge for a top four finish at the end of the season. It was Liverpool who gained the advantage though, as all three points moved them back into a Champions League qualification spot …
Liverpool - Klopp Brain Freeze moments stacking up

Liverpool - Klopp Brain Freeze moments stacking up

On a night when the football world was hoping Liverpool would thrash Leicester as punishment for sacking one of the last few gentlemen in the game, Claudio Ranieri, it was typical that Liverpool would  capitulate into what has become their standard state of mediocrity in 2017. The spurs blitz a fortnight ago just an anomaly amidst a myriad of lacklustre performances. It had been 16 days since Liverpool's last match, so the excuse of fatigue could not be used at …
How Liverpool beat Spurs | Key Stats

How Liverpool beat Spurs | Key Stats

After the defeat at the KCom Stadium at the hands of a fighting for survival Hull City, Jurgen Klopp had said several things. He had talked about how Liverpool needed to “give a reaction” against Spurs in the next match and how Liverpool were still in hunt at least of a top-four finish to the season. Without specifying it as such, he had even laid out the template of what he thought would be a great reaction. In the lengthy …
Liverpool v Chelsea Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool v Chelsea Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

On Tuesday Night, two of the best sides in the league Liverpool and Chelsea face each other at Anfield in what could be a pivotal game in the title race. The wheels have come off for Liverpool in 2017 - the Reds have lost thrice on the bounce in three different competitions at Anfield following an year of invincibility and are at a crossroads this season. Having suffered a double elimination from the cup competitions, winning the league or finishing …
Right Back Position Is Antonio Valencia's To Lose

Right Back Position Is Antonio Valencia's To Lose

Last season Manchester United fans were excited by the arrival of Matteo Darmian in July. He cost them £12.7m but it seemed like an astute signing. The former Torino defender promised to bring consistency and pace to the club and under Louis Van Gaal's guidance it was hard to see why he wouldn't be a good fit. Putting together a combined XI for Liverpool and Manchester United for example, wasn't an easy choice to choose between Nathaniel Clyne and Darmian …
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