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Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea: Chelsea play through the early press, but Henderson’s positioning helps Liverpool win the game in the second half

April 15, 2019
Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea: Chelsea play through the early press, but Henderson’s positioning helps Liverpool win the game in the second half

Chelsea played through Liverpool’s press impressively before half-time, but then a 10-minute burst of pressure won Liverpool the game. Jurgen Klopp’s team selection was as expected, with the trio of Fabinho, Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita – who started together in a 4-3-3 for the first time in the midweek win over Porto – again...
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Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool: freak goals hand Real their third straight European Cup

May 29, 2018
Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool: freak goals hand Real their third straight European Cup

Two crazy goalkeeping mistakes and an all-time great goal from substitute Gareth Bale earned Zinedine Zidane his third European Cup in three attempts. Zidane decided to use his diamond midfield here, meaning Isco started instead of Bale, with Karim Benzema leading the line. Jurgen Klopp’s side was as expected – injury problems meant he didn’t really...
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Liverpool 3-0 Man City: City’s system & Liverpool’s pressing bring three goals in 30 mins

April 5, 2018
Liverpool 3-0 Man City: City’s system & Liverpool’s pressing bring three goals in 30 mins

Liverpool blitzed Manchester City in the opening half hour and take a massive lead to the Etihad next week. Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI was as expected, with Loris Karius in goal and Dejan Lovren alongside Virgil van Dijk. Sergio Aguero was injured. Pep Guardiola surprisingly omitted Raheem Sterling, perhaps as he’s previously performed poorly against his...
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The Mixer: The Story of Premier League Tactics, from Route One to False Nines (out now)

May 25, 2017
The Mixer: The Story of Premier League Tactics, from Route One to False Nines (out now)

The Mixer is out next week (June 1st) in the UK, published by HarperCollins. It’s the story of the Premier League’s tactical evolution, covering its first 25 seasons from 1992/93 to 2016/17. It’s essentially about the revolutionaries: the innovative managers, the game-changing players, the inspirational teams, the new tactical concepts, the off-field developments that influenced playing...
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Liverpool 4-3 Newcastle (1996)

March 28, 2017
Liverpool 4-3 Newcastle (1996)

— This is to celebrate the upcoming release of my book, The Mixer. Amazon link — Start a debate about the Premier League’s greatest-ever player, greatest-ever side or greatest-ever season and you’d receive several different answers, but the subject of the Premier League’s greatest-ever game is very different, and has almost developed an ‘official’ answer. Liverpool’s 4-3 victory...
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