Watford vs Liverpool - Match Preview

Watford vs Liverpool - Match Preview

The Premier League is finally back and Liverpool will be hoping to continue their progression under Jurgen Klopp. Their opening match is a trip to Vicarage Road to face Marco Silva's Watford. The style of play that the Reds play means that they tire as the season progresses, which means that a quick start is crucial if they are to challenge near the top of the league. After finishing only one place above the relegation zone last season, the home …
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 …
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 …
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 …
The Aftermath of England's and Hodgson's Euro 2016 Exit

The Aftermath of England's and Hodgson's Euro 2016 Exit

For the second time in a week, England have managed an ignominious exit from Europe and Roy Hodgson, much like the hapless politicians, oversaw it without any cohesive plan. The humiliating defeat to Iceland was Hodgson’s final act as England manager and summed up his handling of this tournament. Yes, England did not have the best squad of players heading into Euro 2016, despite the hype, and their ceiling was probably a semi-final at best, but the way they were …
Tottenham Hotspur vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham Hotspur vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

After the disappointment of Monday night, Spurs are no longer fighting for the title and are solely interested in finishing above rivals Arsenal. Meanwhile, Southampton have an outside chance of Europa League football and will be keen to enhance their claims this weekend. Although they will be disappointed about missing out on the title, Tottenham should be proud of their accomplishments this season, and with Mauricio Pochettino looking set to sign a new deal, the future looks bright for Spurs. …
The Kids Done Well - Liverpool 0 West Ham 0

The Kids Done Well - Liverpool 0 West Ham 0

One thing is for sure, Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp is using this year's FA Cup to either blood in some of Liverpool's rising young stars or see which of them will be given the door come the end of the season. Like he did in the previous round, Klopp gave his kids the opportunity to impress him and the fans by making ten changes to the team that progressed to the Capital One Cup final last week. In came Dejan …
Hector Bellerin: Emergence of a Star

Hector Bellerin: Emergence of a Star

Arriving alongside Jon Toral in the summer of the 2011/12 season, Hector Bellerin’s transfer to Arsenal was a largely under-the-radar affair. There was little fan-fare, apart from the fact that Arsenal had managed to pinch two more players from Barcelona’s youth setup for a combined fee of under £1 million. He signed his first professional contract with Arsenal two years later in the summer of 2013, making his first appearance as a late substitute in a League Cup tie against …
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