Category Archives: Tactics

Predicting Liverpool’s lineup vs. Southampton, with attacking options aplenty for Klopp

Ben Twelves 17 November 2017 With the strongest squad of the season at Jurgen Klopp’s disposal, the boss has some incredibly strong offensive lineups to select from against Southampton. Liverpool return to Anfield looking to use the momentum built up before … Continue reading

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How Roberto Firmino is key to Liverpool’s tactical flexibility

Karl Matchett 13 November 2017 Jurgen Klopp quickly made Roberto Firmino a key player, and the forward’s role has evolved significantly to the point where he’s one of the most vital tactical components of his side. Change is nothing new for … Continue reading

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West Ham United v Liverpool Preview: Reds to make Bilic walk the plank?

The Details Venue – London Stadium Referee – Neil Swarbrick Date & Time – Saturday, November 4th @ 17:30 BST Current Odds – West Ham 4/1, Draw 3/1, Liverpool 8/13 Form West Ham have been as inconsistent as Liverpool in the opening … Continue reading

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Liverpool v Maribor – Damage Limitation the only aim for Slovenian Champions

Since the 7-0 win in Slovenia, Liverpool have again displayed some jarring inconsistencies in their team performances. They were well beaten at Wembley by Spurs while showing a more patient, professional side to their game against Huddersfield. Lovren and Mignolet, … Continue reading

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Expected Distribution – Who Are Liverpool’s Creative Sources?

The AI Under Pressure team produced a graph showing what the ratio of expected goals per 90 minutes played and expected assists per 90 is for each player in the squad in the Premier League. Below is Simon Brundish’s tweet … Continue reading

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Heavy Metal Isn’t Klopp’s Only Football

On the Anfield Index Pro Post-Match show after Liverpool beat Huddersfield 3-0, Simon Brundish talked about how the idea of Liverpool needing to play fast, flowing football every single game is a complete myth. He also highlighted our excellent form … Continue reading

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Liverpool 3-0 Huddersfield: A Tactical Breakdown

A calming remedy to the farcical display at Wembley against Spurs, but a hurdle which Liverpool were always expected to jump over rather comfortably. Liverpool’s 3-0 victory, for the opening 45 minutes threatened to be a washout, as the Reds … Continue reading

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