Liverpool vs Plymouth Argyle - FA Cup 3rd Round Preview

Liverpool vs Plymouth Argyle - FA Cup 3rd Round Preview

On January 8th (Sunday), League Two side Plymouth Argyle will visit Anfield to take on Premier League giants Liverpool as the clubs meet for the first time in over half a century. Liverpool's quest for their 8th FA Cup title starts this weekend having last won the competition way back in 2006 courtesy the 'Gerrard Final'. Jurgen Norbert Klopp will look to provide his first team regulars with a much needed respite having played three high-intensity Premier League games in …
Liverpool have the foundations, now they need winners

Liverpool have the foundations, now they need winners

Liverpool have now got everything in place to succeed, they just need to become winners. Jurgen Klopp has turned the first team into an inspired group of players eager to impress, to express themselves and most importantly, succeed. Liverpool have not had a team bursting with so much talent since the side under Rafa Benitez in 2008 that mounted a similarly impressive early title challenge. Javier Macherano, Xabi Alonso, Steven Gerrard (in his prime,) Jamie Carragher, Pepe Reina; they were …
Why is Steven Gerrard such an anomaly and not the norm?

Why is Steven Gerrard such an anomaly and not the norm?

They say players like Steven Gerrard come once in a generation. When it comes to England and their talent production belt, is it more like once and never again? When the former Liverpool Captain “Stevie G” announced his retirement last week Thursday, accolades and tributes started pouring in from all over. Some of the biggest names in football took some time out to say goodbye to one of the best players ever to play the modern game. Twitter was abuzz, #StevenGerrard …
Liverpool vs Manchester United - Key Battles

Liverpool vs Manchester United - Key Battles

The big night draws ever closer. Battle lines have been drawn. The two most successful teams in English football clash on Monday Night… And what a clash it will be. Both teams have undergone changes in personnel in some form or the other, but the tension and rivalry remains the same. Nay, it actually gets more intense with each year that passes! These are some of the duels we are likely to see in this, the most watched/spoken/fought about football match in the world. …
Attacking quality or defensive disaster in the Premier League?

Attacking quality or defensive disaster in the Premier League?

The 2016-17 season is in full flow and already it's thrown up some astonishing results. Arsenal's 3-0 victory against Chelsea last weekend was unpredictable, whilst Liverpool's impressive start to the campaign continued with an emphatic 5-1 hammering of Hull City. Even Manchester United fans wouldn't have expected to beat the defending champions 4-1 and it was the eleventh time this season a Premier League team scored four or more goals past an opponent. The opening weekend alone saw 28 goals …
Arsenal v Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal v Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On Sunday August 13th, Arsenal welcome Liverpool to the Emirates Stadium to kick off the Premier League season for these two giants of English football.  Arsenal will be looking to finally win the Premier League again after more than a decade away from the Premier League title.  Liverpool will be more focused on trying to get back to the Champions League in their first full season with Jurgen Klopp at the helm. With the top of the Premier League looking …
The evolving expectations of modern midfielders

The evolving expectations of modern midfielders

The modern game has changed the way football is played and although simplicity is still the most effective form of strategy, creativity and flair is encouraged. More and more teams are demonstrating new styles of football and as a result, the roles of the players have adapted in recent times. The team isn't split into defence, midfield and attack but there are elements of each role within another. The traditional 4-4-2 is still used but there's now a common need …
England are still England

England are still England

After attention was inevitably drawn to the disgusting scenes on the streets of Marseille, it did eventually switch to events on the pitch at Stade Velodrome, where England were very….. well, England. After using the pre-tournament friendlies to unsuccessfully try out Wayne Rooney behind Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy in a 4-4-2 diamond, Roy Hodgson opted for, what on paper, was a 4-3-3. However, as it turned out, it was too often more like a 4-5-1 for England that left …
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