Premier League

Mar 042017
 
Liverpool's top 6 record remains intact as Arsenal are sunk at Anfield

Liverpool 3, Arsenal 1 Match report by Umarah Naz. It’s never usually the case that a resounding 3-1 win over Arsenal would leave Reds infuriated but that’s what some may be feeling. Embed from Getty Images Infuriated because it comes a mere five days after a crushing defeat against a struggling Leicester team; one of those teams that Liverpool are so generously charitable against. Beating Arsenal should really be the perfect remedy for such fresh wounds but, unfortunately, it’s all been seen before, thus leaving everyone with a sense of dejavu. Just a few weeks ago, a fantastic win over continue reading

Feb 282017
 
Liverpool Lament Leicester Loss

Leicester City 3, Liverpool 1 By Umarah Naz.  If there was any doubt that Claudio Ranieri’s brutal dismissal was orchestrated by the players then Leicester’s 3-1 drubbing of Liverpool put that to rest. Embed from Getty Images It seems the Italian’s departure was enough to spark life back into a dire Leicester side that hadn’t scored a goal in 540 minutes of football, yet stuck three past a Liverpool side still on holiday in La Manga. But as good as Leicester were, the Reds were shockingly abysmal. Much had been made of Jurgen Klopp taking full advantage of a belated continue reading

Feb 112017
 
Sadio Sinks Spurs and Seduces Anfield

Liverpool 2, Tottenham Hotspur 0.  By Umarah Naz.  It seems fitting with Valentine’s Day around the corner that Liverpool have been reunited with their true love. Of course, I’m talking about Sadio Mané. Embed from Getty Images He has proven to be the heartbeat of the club this season, and his absence last month saw Liverpool’s pulse fall away with their title and cup dreams dying a cruel death. A top four berth is still very much alive for the Reds but the winless run needed to stop. And what better club to do it against then one of your continue reading

Jan 222017
 
Liverpool Red-Faced as Anfield Defence Crumbles

By Umarah Naz. For all it’s bad publicity, 2016 was in fact a fantastic year. For Liverpool Football Club at Anfield at least. Embed from Getty Images It had become a fortress again, and one where Liverpool had only lost one match in the entire year. It was a run that fans could be mightily proud of and had visiting teams on the back foot before a ball had even been kicked. After all, home form is key in any clubs progress. But all good runs must come to an end at some point and there’s no shame in losing continue reading

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 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

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

Sep 282016
 
Phelan: Liverpool are up there with the best - Liverpool 5, Hull 1

Following Liverpool’s convincing 5-1 victory at home to Hull City, managers Jurgen Klopp and Mike Phelan were in agreement that Liverpool are currently playing some of the best football in the division. Two penalties from James Milner, plus goals from Philippe Coutinho, Sadio Mane, and the excellent Adam Lallana gave the home side the win. Embed from Getty Images “The first half was brilliant,” said Liverpool boss Klopp. “That’s how football should be if you are able to do it.” “I think it was the best game of counter-pressing we’ve played until now,” added the German who’s well known for continue reading

Sep 152016
 
Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool Selection Headache - Who to Pick v Chelsea?

After the fantastic win against reigning league Champions Leicester City last weekend, Liverpool face the tough assignment this Friday when they take on Antonio Conte’s Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Embed from Getty Images We have all seen how dangerous Liverpool can be in attack. Creating chances, scoring goals, playing football with real freedom as they did last Sunday. Friday will be a real challenge to that, though. Chelsea are disciplined in defence and have been playing with two strong defensive minded midfielders in N’Golo Kante and Nemantja Matic. They are notoriously difficult to break down. Jurgen Klopp has a few decisions to continue reading

Aug 262016
 

After a tough week, Liverpool have the task of travelling to North London on Saturday lunchtime to take on Tottenham Hotspur in a difficult league encounter. This article looks that challenge, and how I see the game panning out. After the last league match, Liverpool need to put in a strong performance so fans can reinstall their trust in the league campaign. Some fans comments on social media after the Burnley game would have you believe that relegation was imminent. It was a very poor performance, but one thing we do know as Liverpool fans is the inconsistency of the side continue reading

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