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

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

The last time these two squared up against each other, Diego Jota was just about to go on a scoring run that would bring him six goals in four matches. That streak coincided with Liverpool’s ascent to the top of the league table and after securing wins in their first three Champions League games along the way, the Reds were flying. It was also a time when Jurgen Klopp and Chris Wilder got along famously. The two men had lavished …
Liverpool Vs Everton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool Vs Everton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

In the Premier League, whenever the top half gets crowded, like it is this season, every game between the top teams gains added significance. When a game involves the defending champions who are on a slide down the table, all their games become must-win for their fans. And when the game in question is a Merseyside derby, the stakes are bound to be sky-high. The latest version of this high-stakes fixture will play out at Anfield when Liverpool host Everton …
Leicester City Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Leicester City Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

A few game weeks back, it seemed that this season’s title race was going to be one of the closest title races in recent Premier League history. Now with Manchester City opening up a 5-point wide gap between them and United and a 10-point gap to the current champions Liverpool, it does seem that the title race is over. But the race to occupy slots 2, 3 and 4 has heated up even more. Two sides, who are right in …
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