Liverpool have the foundations, now they need winners

Liverpool have the foundations, now they need winners

Liverpool have now got everything in place to succeed, they just need to become winners. Jurgen Klopp has turned the first team into an inspired group of players eager to impress, to express themselves and most importantly, succeed. Liverpool have not had a team bursting with so much talent since the side under Rafa Benitez in 2008 that mounted a similarly impressive early title challenge. Javier Macherano, Xabi Alonso, Steven Gerrard (in his prime,) Jamie Carragher, Pepe Reina; they were …
Fernando Torres: The England Years Recounted

Fernando Torres: The England Years Recounted

It's August 19, 2007 and Liverpool's newest Spanish export, Fernando Torres, had just opened his account for the club in the 16th minute v Chelsea on his Anfield debut. A first for 'El Niño' in a Liverpool shirt, it was the birth of something special in Merseyside. Born in Fuenlabrada (Madrid), Fernando José Torres Sanz was living the dream playing professionally for his hometown club, Atletico Madrid. His grandfather had molded him into a passionate fan at a very young …
Manchester City Vs Bayern Munich Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

Manchester City Vs Bayern Munich Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

On November 25th, German champions Bayern Munich travel to the Etihad Stadium to take on the English Champions, Manchester City.  Manchester City are in desperate need of a win in this match.  If the English Champions lose again, City could be eliminated from the Champions League with a game to play.  On the other side of the spectrum and the other side of the pitch, Bayern have already won group E with two matches to go in the group.  Manuel …
Liverpool Players In Brazil | Stats

Liverpool Players In Brazil | Stats

There were 10 Liverpool players who featured in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, with the count increasing by two this year. With 12 Liverpool players across 6 nations, the Liverpool fans will hope for every Liverpool player to do well for their countries! Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard has his Liverpool teammates Daniel Sturridge, Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling, Glen Johnson and Jon Flanagan (on stand by) with him in Roy Hodgson's England squad. One of Liverpool's two summer purchases …
Liverpool's Positional System Explained | Tactical Analysis Vs Fulham

Liverpool's Positional System Explained | Tactical Analysis Vs Fulham

Liverpool’s game against Fulham demonstrated, in my opinion, the highest level of performance under Brendan Rodgers to date - and not because of the 4 - 0 score line, but because of the way in which the players executed the phases of play that Rodgers and his coaching staff propose to the Liverpool players every day at Melwood. Much of the content in the following article includes themes, concepts and ideas that are discussed in the tiki-taka handbook (*due release …
Liverpool Vs Fulham Preview | Key Players Stats & Villa post mortem

Liverpool Vs Fulham Preview | Key Players Stats & Villa post mortem

61% possession is an impressive statistic. But a more impressive statistic, and the one one that counts, and the one that hurts is 25% of the goals. Those are the key statistics from the recent poor defeat in front of the home crowd against an unfancied Aston Villa. The press had stories of Liverpool possibly pushing on for the elusive 4th Champions League spot. Liverpool still might dependant on what the transfer window brings. Brendan Rodgers was also quoted as seeing the …
Liverpool v Arsenal - Analysis of Liverpool's Tactical Progress

Liverpool v Arsenal - Analysis of Liverpool's Tactical Progress

As Santi Carzola ran away from Pepe Reina’s goal into the Arsenal away support the camera’s cut to Brendan Rodgers. A man who has by now put away his notepad and pen to accept that his strategy did not go according to plan against an excellent Arsenal side. Brendan Rodgers sets his team up in a way that aims to achieve the following three aspects of systems football
High pressing and making the pitch as small as possible without …
Reina compared to Rivals | Liverpool Defence Opta Stat Analysis

Reina compared to Rivals | Liverpool Defence Opta Stat Analysis

Following the debacle that was the defeat to Wigan, Liverpool fans have started to point their finger at a new target: Pepe Reina. A few of them saying: he's not been making as many saves or doesn't look as though he's trying or he can't save penalties anymore. Liverpool's slump shouldn't rest solely on the shoulders of Pepe Reina and hopefully the statistics will help show this. We're going to compare Pepe Reina to goalkeepers from the teams above Liverpool …
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