The Structure of Elite Teams

The Structure of Elite Teams

To finish 3rd in any given Premier League season is some feat. For Liverpool FC to have had so many injures, players missing the majority of the season & others forced into roles unfamiliar, is even more so commendable. When COVID-19 hit the UK some 16 months ago, Liverpool sat at the top table as arguably the greatest team on the planet. Fast forward to now, and the seasons close has resulted in sheer relief at achieving a top 4 …
Nat Phillips - Stick or Twist

Nat Phillips - Stick or Twist

Nathaniel Phillips, the towering central defender who has been thrust into the Liverpool limelight this year, is becoming quite the cult hero at Anfield. The Bolton born defender has had a more than respectable season, and the end will no doubt bring the choice of whether to stay, or leave the mighty reds. It’s a strange season where Virgil Van Dijk & Joe Gomez have missed much of the year through long term injury, with Joel Matip seemingly always hurt. …
Burnley vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Burnley vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool will now be confident that they can go on to finish in the top four, as the result of the Chelsea vs Leicester City game will open the door for them. However, supporters will be worried that they will struggle to break down Burnley and Crystal Palace, two teams that will be stubborn like West Bromwich Albion. The Reds have struggled in matches against teams in the bottom six of the Premier League this season. In fact, they lost …
West Brom vs Liverpool Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

West Brom vs Liverpool Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

It is shaping up to be another nervous end to the season for Liverpool, even if the aim they are playing for will feel underwhelming compared to previous seasons. They are traveling to newly-relegated West Brom needing a win to close the gap on Leicester City and Chelsea in the race for top four. This week has been a positive one for the Reds, as they took six points from Manchester United and Southampton, but their earlier form means they …
Manchester United vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Following the postponement of this fixture last month, Liverpool will feel hard done by, as they have lost ground in the top four race. Although Manchester United are the ones to have fixture congestion, they have all but wrapped up their Premier League game. Therefore, they chose to make ten changes against Leicester City and gifted the Foxes three points. That decision has made it more difficult for Liverpool to qualify for next season’s Champions League, which adds an extra …
Liverpool vs Newcastle United Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool vs Newcastle United Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The early Saturday match will be Liverpool hosting Newcastle United. A few weeks ago, it looked like a match that would have huge ramifications at both ends of the table, but the recent form of the visitors has moved them eight points clear of the bottom three. For the home side, they need a victory to keep them in contention for the top four. It will be interesting to see if there are any fan protests before the match, following …
What is next for Naby Keita and Liverpool?

What is next for Naby Keita and Liverpool?

Following some improvements in recent Premier League matches against Wolves and Arsenal, there was confidence that Liverpool could go to Real Madrid and win. The 3-1 defeat was a disappointment, but the performance would have caused greater concern for Jurgen Klopp. Although they had more possession than their hosts (54%-46%), the Reds only managed one shot on target. They remain in the tie, but they will need to show a big improvement at Anfield. One of the talking points to …
Arsenal vs Liverpool Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal vs Liverpool Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal's league campaign is running on life support. They sit nine points outside the Champions League spots with nine matches to play. They'll need a miracle to qualify for the Champions League through the top four. That miracle has to begin with a victory over Liverpool this weekend. Liverpool's tailspin sees them sit five points outside the top four. They are desperate to emerge from this downturn and they'll need to beat Arsenal to begin their revival. Team News Arsenal …
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