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Liverpool Tactical Review & Longform

Tactics. Analysis. Opinion. This is where TLO gets serious.

Surely We Can Stop Talking About Trent Alexander-Arnold

Ahead of the World Cup, it seems there’s no end in sight when it comes to talking about Trent

Klopp Talk: Núñez Judged Too Quickly

The Liverpool forward has been in scoring form in recent weeks

Klopp Talk: Formation Change for “Stability”

The manager makes it clear that tactical changes have worked as planned — so far.

Darwin Núñez Isn’t Liverpool’s Problem

Who is the new scapegoat of the season? Of course it’s the expensive new signing.

The Premier League, Performative Grief, & Mandatory Patriotism

With the world watching, England’s most visible export, the Premier League, takes a step toward nationalism and provinciality.

Liverpool FC Women 2022-23 WSL Season Preview

With the WSL season finally here we examine the Reds’ offseason additions, how the overall squad looks, dig into season expectations, and more.

Liverpool Transfer Scouting: Arthur Melo

With the Reds getting a warm body in the door to stave off their injury crisis, we try and get a sense for what their new man can contribute.

For Liverpool’s Midfield, The Future Is Now With Harvey Elliott

The 19 year old has been consistently been Liverpool’s best player in midfield to start the season

Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool Track Record Says Don’t Expect a Midfield Signing

Under Klopp, Liverpool don’t do stop-gap or short-term signings. If you can’t at least make peace with that, you might be following the wrong club.

On Football Burnout And The Events of Liverpool’s Last Season

The new Premier League season is ahead, and a world of a heartbreaking last campaign behind.

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The Liverpool Offside 2022-23 Season Preview

The Liverpool Offside 2022-23 Season Preview, Part Four: Season Predictions

In the final part of our season preview we predict how the season will unfold, making our top eight, relegation, and silverware picks.

The Liverpool Offside 2022-23 Season Preview, Part Three: Player Predictions

Who we’re expecting a big year from, who we’re expecting a breakthrough from, and who we’re a little worried about as the 2022-23 season kicks off.

The Liverpool Offside 2022-23 Season Preview, Part Two: Priorities & Success

After last year’s quadruple push came up just short, we ask what the Reds should prioritize this year and what would make for a successful season.

Premier League Rule Changes for the 2022-23 Season, Explained

Part of an ongoing effort to help you not sound daft at the pub.

The Liverpool Offside 2022-23 Season Preview, Part One: Transfers & Squad Depth

Heading into a new season, we ask if Liverpool have done enough to stay ahead of the chasing pack and maybe even close the gap on Manchester City.

The Front Three Is Dead. Long Live The Front Three

With Sadio Mané departing Liverpool for Bayern Munich, the Front Three has run its race. And a new Front Three starts the race anew.

Saying Goodbye to Liverpool Legend Sadio Mane

From hopeful Melwood Lean to lifting every cup he could, Sadio Mane achieved it all at Liverpool

On The Origin Of Strikers: Darwin Núñez Primed To Be Liverpool’s Next Elite Goal Scorer

The Uruguayan not only has the physical tools to become a force as he enters his peak, he is also surrounded by a ridiculously strong cast that should provide him with plenty of opportunities to score at a club built to compete at the highest levels for the long term.

Liverpool Transfer Scouting: Darwin Núñez

With the Reds making a statement of intent signing, we take a closer look at their newly minted record transfer.

The Liverpool Offside Season Review, Part 5: What’s Needed for 2022-23?

With 2021-22 behind us, team TLO sat down to discuss what has to happen for the Reds to challenge for the top trophies again next season.

The Liverpool Offside 2021-22 Season Review, Part 4: Underperformers & Overachievers

The staff at TLO sat down to figure out which players exceeded our expectations in 2021-22 and who fell a little short.

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The Liverpool Offside 2021-22 Season Review

The Liverpool Offside 2021-22 Season Review, Part 3: Lingering Regrets

Premier League draws against Tottenham and a failure to score in the cup finals rank high on our lists of regrets for Liverpool’s 2021-22 campaign.

The Liverpool Offside 2021-22 Season Review, Part 2: Memorable Moments

A pair of dominant victories over Manchester United and key contributions from fringe players in the cups feature heavily as we think back on the top moments of 2021-22.

Liverpool Finally Going Through Succession Planning “Growing” Pains

Liverpool have had a largely settled squad for much longer than most, but are now having to come to grips with losing the likes of Sadio Mané and Mohamed Salah soon.

The Liverpool Offside 2021-22 Season Review, Part 1: Two Games From Greatness

Liverpool came closer than anyone to a quadruple only for the final week of the season to end in a pair of missed trophies. We try to put 2021-22 into perspective.

First-Hand Experiences of the Chaos at the 2022 Champions League Final

Two different stories of events on the ground at the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid.

Transfer Scouting: Fabio Carvalho

As Liverpool continue refreshing their squad, we take a closer look at their newest starlet.

What Will A Sadio Mané Replacement Look Like?

Liverpool will reportedly let the Senegalese player go if they can get a replacement lined up. The question is, what position are Liverpool looking for?

Liverpool Request Formal Independent Investigation Into Stadium Entrance Nightmare

Liverpool FC CEO Billy Hogan says the club is requesting a full investigation to establish the facts of what happened outside (and inside) the Stade de France in what became a nightmare for many fans.

Unpacking the Emotional Toll of Losing the Champions League Final

Following Liverpool’s loss to Real Madrid, I try to make sense of the emotional impact of a loss that was also a disaster off the pitch due to the failings of the authorities.

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