Liverpool vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

These two clubs have both started well and find themselves in the top half of the table, which gives them a platform to push on over the winter. Liverpool will have hopes of pushing for the top four, especially with Jurgen Klopp at the club and the performance that they gave against Chelsea. Meanwhile, Alan Pardew has continued to do a good job at Selhurst Park and they will be boosted after getting better of the goalless draw against Manchester …
Chelsea v Liverpool Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Chelsea v Liverpool Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

A week on from the first leg 1-1 draw at Anfield and they are both looking to progress to the first cup final of the season. The difference a week can make  as now Chelsea are looking to bounce back from an astonishing capitulation against Bradford in the FA Cup on Saturday and attempt to avoid a second consecutive home defeat and cup exit. Mourinho said he was ashamed of the result against their League One opposition and that the …
Jordan Henderson vs West Brom: Player Performance Analysis

Jordan Henderson vs West Brom: Player Performance Analysis

After the highs of last season, Liverpool seemed to be going in the wrong direction in the new campaign. Although they strengthened in numbers, the summer signings have failed to impress as a whole and look a completely different outfit without star duo Daniel Sturridge and the departed Luis Suarez. That being said, the Reds recorded a much needed victory against a stubborn West Brom side but again failed produce the sort of football that made them so entertaining to …
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 …
Tottenham Hotspur 0-3 Liverpool: Post-Match Tactical Analysis

Tottenham Hotspur 0-3 Liverpool: Post-Match Tactical Analysis

Spurs looked to take revenge on Liverpool for their 5-0 and 4-0 routs last season, and this was the new look starting line up that Mauricio Pochettino went with, who had a fantastic run-out the week before against QPR: Rodgers had already found the recipe for defeating Pochettino by going with the diamond away from home against Southampton last season. In that game Coutinho through the middle hadn't worked, and Sterling was brought on at the tip of the diamond …
Who Could Replace Steven Gerrard as Liverpool Captain?

Who Could Replace Steven Gerrard as Liverpool Captain?

After Steven Gerrard retired from international duty, it has lead me to thinking, who would be the most suitable candidates to replace Gerrard for Liverpool when he inevitably retires from club level football? Loyalty to a club is something hard to come by these days in football, yet after a career spanning 15 years, Liverpool has been Gerrard's one club. Having been through the ups of Istanbul, and the downs of the well documented Chelsea incident last season, he has …
Premier League Midfield Engines: Toure, Henderson, Fabregas, Ramsey compared

Premier League Midfield Engines: Toure, Henderson, Fabregas, Ramsey compared

Last season was a perfect example of how teams are in need of at least one box-to-box midfield engine that has the well-rounded ability to influence play at both ends of the field. Yaya Toure had arguably his best season in a Man City shirt, finishing as their top scorer and helping them win the league. Jordan Henderson made huge strides last year for Liverpool and was widely regarded as the most improved player in the Premier League. Arsenal looked …
High Drama in Brazil Saves Hodgson's Blushes

High Drama in Brazil Saves Hodgson's Blushes

England went into the 2014 World Cup with a good squad combining youth, experience, and one which was free from the hype that has surrounded previous “Golden Generations”. This might have been partly thanks to Hodgson, who showed as little ambition off the pitch as he did on it, playing down chances from the day England qualified. England were handed a tough group on paper, but were given the chance to play Italy first. Notoriously bad starters when it comes …
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