Liverpool Tactical Review

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Rodgers Addresses Tottenham Comparisons

Though Liverpool are in the midst of a massive summer spending spree, Brendan Rodgers insists the situation at Anfield is different to that a year ago at Tottenham when they replaced Gareth Bale.

Rodgers Addresses Tottenham Comparisons

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Though Liverpool are in the midst of a massive summer spending spree, Brendan Rodgers insists the situation at Anfield is different to that a year ago at Tottenham when they replaced Gareth Bale.

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What Does The Champions League Mean For Gerrard?

Liverpool's captain isn't getting any younger and has struggled with fatigue at times in the last couple of years. With even more high-pressure games on the horizon, how can Brendan Rodgers best...

What Does The Champions League Mean For Gerrard?

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Liverpool's captain isn't getting any younger and has struggled with fatigue at times in the last couple of years. With even more high-pressure games on the horizon, how can Brendan Rodgers best...

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Another Centre Back?

Dejan Lovren's imminent signing is designed to strengthen the heart of the defence. Should Liverpool proceed with upgrading that area or seek improvements from existing personnel?

Another Centre Back?

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Dejan Lovren's imminent signing is designed to strengthen the heart of the defence. Should Liverpool proceed with upgrading that area or seek improvements from existing personnel?

The Sterling Effect

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Liverpool are looking for talent in the transfer window but Liverpool's 19-year-old attacker provides an intriguing case for belated buoyancy in the transfer window.

Liverpool Embrace the Chelsea Way

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Despite significant transfer fees, Luis Alberto, Tiago Ilori, and Divock Origi may never play a significant minute for Liverpool, but they're part of a system Chelsea has proven can work.

Evolved Playing Style Brings "Flexibility"

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On the surface it looks like Liverpool have evolved into a counter-attacking team, but Brendan Rodgers does not want you to be fooled by this illusion.

On Imbalanced Tactics and Long-Term Plans

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Steven Gerrard's move to play as the single-pivot always seemed to have an air of chance about it. According to Brendan Rodgers, though, it was always the plan. And it remains the plan.

Who and What Is a Liverpool Player?

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The Premier League runners-up are back in the Champions League and face a pivotal transfer window to ensure the club is sufficiently equipped for more games. What sort of player should Liverpool be...

In Defence of Liverpool's Defence

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After a disappointing result it's tempting to seek an easy scapegoat. In this case, it's the defence. Yet they're only a symptom of an underlying cause; the result of a gamble that has mostly paid...

Midfield Diamonds Are Forever

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Liverpool's midfield diamond experienced a fresh development in the thrilling victory over Manchester City at Anfield that has ramifications for the title race and beyond.

Attack Attack Attack

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Liverpool's complete abandonment of anything resembling team balance can at times seem a reckless approach, but with Brendan Rodgers' side scoring at a record-setting pace it's an approach that's...

Deconstructing Cardiff's Second

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Liverpool eventually turned their match at Cardiff City Stadium into a fireworks display, but they also conceded three worryingly straightforward goals, none worse than Fraizer Campbell's in the...

On Guessing Right and Gross Incompetence

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On Sunday, Brendan Rodgers targeted a potential weakness in how he believed United would set up and got it right. David Moyes spent the entire match failing to realise quite what had gone wrong.

On Holding Midfielders and Conventional Wisdom

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Conventional wisdom says to play a more defensive lineup against strong opponents and a more attacking lineup against weaker ones. The return of Lucas Leiva gives Brendan Rodgers a chance to turn...

On Structural Failings and Individual Errors

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Steven Gerrard might make a good deep-lying playmaker, but that isn't the same thing as a rounded holding player. Which doesn't have to be an entirely bad thing. It is, however, a structural...

Coutinho Focused on Defensive Improvements

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With a role deeper in the midfield in recent weeks, Philippe Coutinho's defensive responsibilities have increased, and he's proven successful in winning back possession with smart pressing and an...

Bitterly Disappointed Liverpool Must Move On

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Liverpool may be bitterly disappointed by Sunday's loss to Arsenal and particularly incensed by Howard Webb's role in it, but with their cup run finished it's time to find the positives and push on...

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