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 …
The case for Simon Mignolet

The case for Simon Mignolet

In May of 2015, Simon Mignolet was voted Liverpool’s player of the year by the former players association, to the general bemusement of a lot of fans and observers. He had not yet achieved the notoriety that followed him the next season but had already been dropped for a brief period that season, with Brad Jones being his replacement. With due respect to Brad Jones, any self-respecting goalkeeper of note would hang his head in shame if that were to …
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 …
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 …
Karius Vs. Mignolet - What do the Numbers Say?

Karius Vs. Mignolet - What do the Numbers Say?

In my Football Manager avatar (currently managing Newcastle), whenever one of my players or my team is criticised, I jump to their defence. Press conference after press conference, I keep clicking on the option that I think will be the best defence of my team or player(s). So, I was totally not surprised when Jurgen Klopp defended Loris Karius after his mistake cost Liverpool the game last Sunday. I wouldn’t have been surprised to see Betting Offers for him to …
What should Jurgen Klopp do with Loris Karius?

What should Jurgen Klopp do with Loris Karius?

Liverpool's form has slipped in recent weeks and they have taken only four points from their last four matches. The main talking point has been the performances of Loris Karius, who has been criticised by a number of pundits. Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville are among his fiercest critics and it is becoming an issue for Jurgen Klopp. He signed his fellow German to be his number one goalkeeper at Anfield, but there is only a number of times that …
Liverpool Vs West Ham United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool Vs West Ham United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

What a difference one year, a full pre-season, and some good signings make! This forthcoming game week in the Premier League will end with Liverpool hosting West Ham. Last season, at the end of 14 game weeks, these two sides were separated by a single point and two league positions. West Ham were having a wonderful season, raining on oppositions’ parades especially in big away games. At the same time, Liverpool were adjusting to life under a charismatic and more …
Loris Karius or Simon Mignolet - Who should start for LFC?

Loris Karius or Simon Mignolet - Who should start for LFC?

Jurgen Klopp has been presented with a decision all managers hope to have to make at some point. Competition for places is a blessing in Premier League football. It strengthens the squad, improves the starting XI and can bring the best out of under-performing players. This was probably Klopp's thinking when he opted to bring in proven Bundesliga keeper, Loris Karius from former club Mainz for £4.7m this summer ahead of the new season. Simon Mignolet has been poor in …
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