Scouting

Jul 082015
 
Roberto Firmino - A Profile of Liverpool's New Brazilian

Hoffenheim star Roberto Firmino (Hoh-beartoh Firr-minoh) will sign for Liverpool for an initial fee of £22m, eventually rising to £29m. In doing so he’ll become the club’s second most expensive signing, and the sixth Brazilian to play for The Reds. The Brazilian international has trodden his own path on the way to becoming one of the most sought after players in Europe, having played for clubs in both Brazil and Germany who might not be thought of amongst the familiar names in their respective leagues. After impressing as a youth footballer in his hometown of Maceió in northeast Brazil, he continue reading

Apr 182015
 
Liverpool v Aston Villa Preview - FA Cup Semi Final

Liverpool go into Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final against Aston Villa on the back of a 2-0 win at home to Newcastle. The clean sheet and two goals scored make this look like an ideal scoreline to take confidence into Sunday, but to take comfort from an unconvincing performance against a poor Newcastle side would be a mistake. Aston Villa will pose an entirely different threat compared to the meek showing offered up by Newcastle’s players on Monday, and going into the game with the mindset that this game was a comfortable win could lead to complacency. Whilst Aston Villa manager Tim continue reading

Nov 242014
 
Scouting Liverpool 2014/15: Opposition Point of View

Introduction In this report I have looked at the matches of Liverpool Football Club in the Barclays Premier League. I have broken down the team looking at the way they play in each phase during the matches. There are many interpretations of phases of play, however I will give pre-set definitions of the terms for when I use them to analyse the club. Following this, I shall then look at Liverpool from the opposition’s point of view looking at their organisation and structure when attacking and defending. Finally I will look at set piece tactics and comment on any other continue reading

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