Jan 152017

By Umarah Naz. Tentative would be the best word to describe the majority of Liverpool fans feelings before the clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday evening. The home side came into the crucial game on the back of a nine match winning streak, whilst the visitors remain winless in 2017 in all competitions. Winless but not defeated. Reds have enjoyed an excellent season so far, (with the occasional blip) but no one can deny that the three draws and one loss since beating Manchester City on New Years Eve have been a downer. Hence, the apprehension in continue reading

Jan 132017
Jurgen Klopp on Manchester United and 'world class' Mkhitaryan

Jurgen Klopp is expecting a different Manchester United side the the one which parked the bus at Anfield earlier in the season, and he says a big reason for their improvement is the introduction of the “world class” Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The former Shakhtar player was courted by Liverpool before he joined Klopp’s Dortmund in 2013, and despite being up and down under the management of the man who signed him, he returned to top form under Klopp’s replacement Thomas Tuchel. Embed from Getty Images His good form prompted Manchester United to sign him in the summer of 2016, and the continue reading

Jan 122017
12th Man Required as Karius keeps Liverpool in Race to Wembley

By Umarah Naz Liverpool will need their world famous twelfth man in a fortnights time at Anfield, when they face Southampton in the second leg of the EFL Cup semi-final. Embed from Getty Images Having suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat at St. Mary’s in the first leg, Liverpool now have it all to do in the return leg to book their ticket to Wembley for next month. Jurgen Klopp reverted to a full-strength team after the youngsters had their opportunity to impress against Plymouth at the weekend. Loris Karius kept his place, as did Lucas Leiva and Emre Can. They continue reading

Jan 092017
Jurgen Klopp Wants Manchester United v Liverpool Final

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp spoke to the media ahead of his side’s League Cup semi-final first leg against Southampton, and admitted that the final most people would be looking for would be Manchester United against Liverpool. United play their first leg against Hull at Old Trafford tomorrow night, and though Klopp commented that whichever side gets through would deserve to be there, a game between the two rivals would be the bigger occasion. “In this moment a few people think Manchester against Liverpool will be a nice final, but there is still a game to play. Hopefully not Hull versus continue reading

Jan 082017
Liverpool 0, Plymouth Argyle 0 - Match Report

By Umarah Naz. Remember that one, single week in January that Liverpool had to recuperate from a packed fixture list? Well, it’s been filled. The Reds were held to a 0-0 draw today in the third round of the FA Cup by a Plymouth Argyle side that offered next to nothing at Anfield. After having made £600,000 for this tie alone, Plymouth backed it up by earning a replay at Home Park to be played a few days after the Premier League game against Manchester United. Embed from Getty Images Most people thought that it would be a walk in continue reading

Jan 062017
Jurgen Klopp Thanks Pep Guardiola for Diverting Media Attention

Jurgen Klopp was angry and annoyed in his press conference after Liverpool’s game against Sunderland, but the German manager was glad that his colleague from Spain diverted any unwanted attention from him. Speaking ahead of his side’s FA Cup Third Round tie against Plymouth the German manager commented: “I was really happy Pep had his press conference and no one spoke about my press conference.” Guardiola was spiky in his post match interviews following his side’s 2-1 win against Burnley, which saw another red card for midfielder Fernandinho — his second of the season — and second half goals from continue reading

Nov 302016
Why Liverpool Fans Should Show Lovren Some Love

Obdurate: stubbornly refusing to change one’s opinion or course of action. There are a three main reasons people would choose to be the above. 1) It could be a specific belief where you actually think you’re right. 2) It may be that your knowledge of a certain subject is so vastly superior to everyone else’s, you really are right. 3) But it’s probably just that you’ve nailed your colours to the mast so vociferously, running around like a deranged know-it-all, that you run the danger of being proved a tad wrong. A tiny bit. Although I’d like to think that continue reading

Nov 272016
Jurgen Klopp: It's a Joy To Manage A Globally Popular Club Like Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp spoke of the enjoyment he gets from managing a big club such as Liverpool, and that the size of the club doesn’t bring any extra pressure. The German manager was speaking following his side’s 2-0 win at home to Sunderland, where goals from Divock Origi and Jame Milner eventually gave them a win over a defensive Sunderland side. Embed from Getty Images He also revealed that the club are to tour Asia in the near future, and that he might get more of an idea of the global reach of Liverpool when they visit this region. continue reading

Oct 212016
Liverpool v Manchester United - LFC Tactics & Report from Dour Stalemate

Tactics After a 0-0 stalemate at Anfield, Jose Mourinho accused Liverpool of playing too defensively. It was a cunning ploy to detract the attention from his own side’s defensive, long-ball tactics, but his tactical view of Liverpool’s play was (intentionally) incorrect. Manchester United went with the classic triple target man, double full-backs, and, er, Herrera set-up. #LFCvMUFC pic.twitter.com/xsItxeFMoT — James Nalton (@JDNalton) October 17, 2016 He accused the home side of using two defensive midfielders in the shape of Jordan Henderson and Emre Can, implying that Jurgen Klopp had set his side up in a 4-2-3-1 rather than the 4-3-3 they’ve used continue reading

Oct 142016
The Era of Klopp Begins - A Year of Jurgen

Embed from Getty Images A year has passed under Jurgen Klopp’s reign, Ein Jahr as the Germans would say, Fans united as he began, His much awaited Anfield stay. The journey began at White Hart Lane, Where the difference was there to see, Just like the fans, the squad seemed buoyed, We saw Gegenpressing in its infancy. The hard-fought battle at the Lane, Ended in a goalless draw, The Saints snatched a point at Anfield, With Mané ruining the score. Klopp didn’t have very long to wait, For his first three points as the boss, At Stamford Bridge and how continue reading