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Liverpool Tactical Review & Longform

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

Inter Milan Champions League Insights with Serpents of Madonnina

With Liverpool set to take on Inter Milan in the Champions League we sit down for a chat with our sister site.

Transfer Scouting: Luis Díaz

With Liverpool completing the signing of FC Porto and Colombia star Luis Díaz, we dig into the Reds’ surprise January signing.

Mo Salah in the Spotlight Ahead of Busy December

The Egyptian can’t stop scoring at the minute, and Wolves’ stingy back line is his newest test

A Statistical Look At Liverpool’s Red-Hot Attack

The Reds are flying on the attacking end, with Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané, Diogo Jota, and Roberto Firmino netting at a historic pace. Their ability to take a high volume of shots from good locations is fueling their goal scoring exploits.

Klopp’s Successor: Nostalgia, Football, Liverpool, and Steven Gerrard

There are a lot of reasons why Gerrard shouldn’t be Liverpool manager—now or ever—but many fans will be blind to those facts.

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool Are Making Opponents See Red

With 4 red cards for opponents in 14 matches, we take a look to see if there’s a reason for this violent trend.

Liverpool’s Humbling of United Highlights Underrated Klopp Skill

Klopp has turned a team of underdogs into a ruthless side comfortable playing as favorites.

Liverpool FC Women’s First Quarter - Recap, Stats, And Player Of The Quarter

Matt Beard’s side got off to a slow start, but have rounded into form as they are now just past the quarter mark of the FA Women’s Championship season. We recapped the first quarter, looked at some of the stats, and gave out our player of the quarter award.

Are Liverpool Back As Premier League Challengers?

It’s a good start for the Reds, but will Jurgen Klopp’s men be back competing for shiny things at the end of the season?

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Unpacking the Homophobia of the “Rent Boys” Chant is Crucial

While knowing it’s homophobic should be enough reason not to use it, some may be confused as to the underlying meaning of the chant.

Liverpool’s Front Four: Scoring Records and Healthy Competition

While lack of squad depth remains a cry on social media, the Reds’ front four are all positives

The Idiot Optimist’s Guide To Liverpool’s 2021/22 Season

A season preview, of sorts.

Klopp Talk: Contract Renewals and Transfer Spending

In his pre-Norwch City press conference, the Liverpool boss made a strong statement about transfer spending.

Putting Liverpool’s Summer 2021 Transfer Dealings Into Perspective

While some clubs spend big, leaving many Liverpool fans to worry they’ll be left behind, the dire financial situations elsewhere provide a cautionary tale.

Peter Krawietz On Appreciating Five Years Of Sadio Mané At Liverpool

The Senegalese player signed for Liverpool five years ago, jump starting the Reds rise to the top team in the world under Jurgen Klopp.

Jurgen Klopp’s Finest Hour: A Liverpool 2020-21 Season Review

This season won’t go down as the gaffer’s best ever season, but perhaps it should.

IFAB Releases 2021/22 Handball Law Changes

Hope these ones last a full season before they’re revised.

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The Liverpool Offside 2020-21 Season Review

The Liverpool Offside Season Review, Part 5: What’s Needed for 2021-22?

Having completed the signing of Ibrahima Konaté, what else must Liverpool do to challenge for silverware in the 2021-22 season?

Phillips And Williams: On Being A Substitute

I reflect on the journey of Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams, and the uneasy situation of being a temporary solution.

Transfer Scouting: Ibrahima Konaté

With Konaté officially a Liverpool player, we take a closer look at what the Reds’ new defender brings to the table.

The Liverpool Offside Season Review, Part 4: Could 2020-21 Have Gone Differently?

Liverpool headed into the season expecting to mount a title defence. Then it all fell apart. But was it avoidable?

The Liverpool Offside Season Review, Part 3: Underperformers and Overachievers

Expectations were high for Liverpool heading into 2020-21. Today we look at the players we think met, exceeded, and fell short of them.

How Alisson Saved Liverpool’s Season

Clue is in the title.

The Liverpool Offside Season Review, Part 2: 2020-21’s Most Memorable Moments

Did you know Liverpool Football Club goalkeeper Alisson Becker scored the first goal by a goalkeeper in the history of Liverpool Football Club?

Sentimentality Versus Business — The Ugly Side Of The Beautiful Game

While fans can afford to be sentimental about the players they love, clubs like Liverpool absolutely cannot when making decisions about the future.

The Liverpool Offside Season Review, Part 1: Putting 2020-21 Into Perspective

We’ve come to the end of a strange, difficult season. How will 2020-21 be remembered for Liverpool Football Club?

Georginio Wijnaldum: Liverpool Legend.

The Dutch international has given everything for the badge these last 5 years. If it’s his last match, let’s send him off in style.

Liverpool and Leicester City Tiebreakers Explained Heading Into Final Game

The Reds and Foxes are level on points heading into the final game of the Premier League season. We break down the goal differential and goals scored math.

In Praise of Big Footballing Moments

Moments like Alisson’s winning header can remind us what’s so magical about this sport even if football amidst a pandemic feels to have lost its ability to enthrall.

Goal Differential and Goals Scored in the Premier League Top Four Race, Explained

The short of it is if Liverpool win their final two games they’re a near lock to finish top four. The long of it gets a little messy.

Time To Exorcise The Demons Against West Brom, Burnley, & Crystal Palace

Three wins against three lower-table opponents. No problem, right?