West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Liverpool | Post-Match Tactical Analysis

West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Liverpool | Post-Match Tactical Analysis

Liverpool made a crucial slip in the race for fourth by failing to clinch all three points on the road at West Brom. It was an opportunity for Brendan Rodgers' men to go 9 points clear of Manchester United in 7th and four points clear of Merseyside rivals Everton. West Brom were coming fresh from a grudge match of their own, losing 4-3 at Villa Park on Wednesday, while the Reds needed to pick themselves up from their deadline day …
West Brom vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

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

Both these teams head into this game after gruelling derbies which ended in very different results. West Brom were involved in a thrilling seven goal match which eventually saw Aston Villa steal all three points whereas Liverpool cruised to a 4-0 victory over Everton courtesy of a magnificent attacking display. The Baggies go into this game having won just one Premier League game in their last ten attempts compared to Liverpool who have lost just two games in their last …
Philippe Coutinho | Player Performance Analysis Vs Everton

Philippe Coutinho | Player Performance Analysis Vs Everton

Brendan Rodgers seems to be showing the rest of the Premier League how it's done with 2 strikers on the pitch, whilst at the same time maintaining a creative flow in midfield. The Merseyside Derby is always important and no matter what will be crucial. However with both teams, Everton and Liverpool, performing so well in the league table and a goal of getting Champions League football this fixture in particular had extra weight on the players and managers shoulders. …
Liverpool 4-0 Everton | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Liverpool 4-0 Everton | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Liverpool produced a thrilling counter-attacking display on home turf to crush an Everton side who retained possession well, threatened throughout, and didn't actually do too much wrong. The three first half goals effectively won Liverpool the game, while Suarez clinching the fourth completely killed off any hope for the Toffees - however it was still a hotly disputed contest until the final whistle. Liverpool Despite Liverpool's star-studded attacking set-up, the defensive line-up will not have filled the fans with optimism …
World Cup Hopefuls Wilshere, Cleverley, Henderson and Barkley Compared

World Cup Hopefuls Wilshere, Cleverley, Henderson and Barkley Compared

With the 2014 World Cup now glittering in the distance it is standard procedure for every football fan in England to select their own England squad. Their own formation. Their own route to glory. However, this time it seems slightly harder. England are not exactly blessed by world class squad depth, nor are they blessed with a world class starting XI. But, and this is a big but, the Three Lions are blessed with a potentially promising crop of young …
Liverpool 2 Aston Villa 2 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Liverpool 2 Aston Villa 2 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Aston Villa came to Anfield and put in a strong performance right from the off, however only doing enough to earn a draw when they may have been four or five up by half-time. Liverpool's abysmal first half added further misery to their recent outings in this fixture. At Anfield last season Aston Villa sat back in a 3-5-1-1 formation, with Andi Weimann slightly behind Benteke. They invited Liverpool into their trap and proved to be explosive on the counter-attack, …
Stoke City 3 Liverpool 5 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Stoke City 3 Liverpool 5 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Stoke and Liverpool played out an incredible thriller, full of goals, end to end action and some controversial decisions. After being 2-0 up, Liverpool failed to kill the intensity and fire of the game - eventually turning it into a scoring contest and having to out-fire Stoke in order to get a rare win at the Britannia. Stoke Mark Hughes used Charlie Adam as an unorthodox number 10 against his old club, and he actually played higher up the field …
Playmaker Comparison | Ozil, Silva, Gerrard & Hazard compared

Playmaker Comparison | Ozil, Silva, Gerrard & Hazard compared

After a frantic period in the Premier League, which consisted of all the teams playing eight games in the space of one month, we have reached the halfway stage of the season. With players now adjusted to the demands of heavy schedules, especially for the bigger teams, the next few months will show us which teams can cope with the high pressure league encounters as well as commitments in other competitions. It is proving to be a fascinating campaign so …
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