Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa: Post-Match Tactical Analysis

Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa: Post-Match Tactical Analysis

Liverpool paid the price for a lack of cutting edge against a hungry, high flying Aston Villa team now firmly finding their feet under Paul Lambert and Roy Keane with a near-flawless start to the season. Aston Villa coming to Anfield remains one of Brendan Rodgers few tactical jigsaw puzzles he is yet to figure out. The Birmingham side have flourished at Liverpool for the last few seasons now with the same mindset and strategy on each visit. It has …
Liverpool vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Liverpool vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Finally, the new season is upon us. Excitement is in the air and every football fan up and down the country feels like Christmas is around the corner. Despite the festivities of the World Cup, there is simply no substitute to the start of a Premier League season, knowing that there are so many ups and downs and thrills and spills to come is enough to push every supporter into believing that anything is possible for their club. Leicester will …
Liverpool FC: Stronger Than Ever - Part 2

Liverpool FC: Stronger Than Ever - Part 2

Welcome to part 2. Time to round off with some more ramblings on why Liverpool are looking far stronger than they are being given credit for. As I said before - they may not win the title, but they will very soon. Moving Backwards & Doing a Spurs It is now time to take a firm stance on football fans with illogical views. Everyday people are continuing to get away with making lazy comparisons, and this one is no different. After …
Morgan Schneiderlin vs Sandro | Stats Comparison

Morgan Schneiderlin vs Sandro | Stats Comparison

A lot has happened in a year for these two clubs, Spurs have seen Gareth Bale, Andre Villas-Boas and Tim Sherwood all depart within the last twelve months - bringing in seven new faces and finishing 6th; their worst Premier League position since the 2008/2009 season. On the south coast, Southampton rebuilt under Mauricio Pochettino throughout 2013 and half of 2014 - only for him to  leave for Tottenham Hotspur in May 2014. Ronald Koeman has replaced the Argentine and …
How will Lovren improve the Liverpool defence? Stats Analysis

How will Lovren improve the Liverpool defence? Stats Analysis

Liverpool have been heavily linked to Southampton’s Dejan Lovren with the player telling his manager Ronald Koeman that he wants to join Liverpool. The Reds finished second in Premier League last season, having been top of the league with just three games of the season left. They ultimately lost out to Manchester City and on the balance of the season, deservedly so. Although they scored a remarkable 101 goals, just one less than City, they conceded an atrocious 50 goals. …
Who Can Fill Dejan Lovren's Boots?

Who Can Fill Dejan Lovren's Boots?

Liverpool will complete a deal to sign Southampton defender Dejan Lovren in the next 48 hours, according to Croatian newspaper, Sportske Novosti. The former Olympique Lyon defender has been one of Liverpool's top transfer targets during the summer and the Reds are still looking to add to their former Southampton contingent with the signing of Lovren. After having a tremendous season for the Saints his boots will be big to fill at St Mary's, but here we take a look at …
Two Alternatives to Lovren for LFC: Veltman, Schar and Lovren Compared

Two Alternatives to Lovren for LFC: Veltman, Schar and Lovren Compared

When Dejan Lovren arrived on the south coast for a fee around £8m in July last year, moving from Olympique Lyonnais to Southampton, it had been reported that Lovren was persuaded by Southampton and their aspirations for Europa League qualification, and eventually Champions League football. Not even a year later, their chairman Nicola Cortese resigned, their head coach has switched St Mary's for White Hart Lane, and their three star players last season have headed up north to Liverpool and …
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