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Comparing Manchester City’s centurions to Klopp’s juggernaut – Why weren’t Liverpool able to break the 100 points barrier?

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Usually, the break preceding the commencement of a new season is filled with football fans on social media complaining about the lack of football and whining about their club’s inactivity in the transfer window - but this year is different. Following the resumption of football after the lockdown, matches have

How Liverpool Moneyballed their way to the top

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Over the past decade, Liverpool FC's systematic resurgence from lurking in mid-table mediocrity to being Premier League Champions has been commendable. Having witnessed years of ebbs and flows, the euphoria surrounding the Scousers after clinching their first Premier League title is warrantable. The credit for the remodelling of the Merseyside

From Kirkby to Anfield – What’s going on at Liverpool’s academy?

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Liverpool FC. European Champions. World Champions. Premier League champions-elect. Over the last few seasons, the Reds have gone from strength to strength in all departments and are now challenging for trophies consistently. The first-team squad has settled very well, as is seen by the absence of any major signings over

Evaluating Liverpool’s options post the Werner saga

It has been a couple of days since Liverpool fans were greeted by the unwelcome news that one of their long-time targets, Timo Werner, will not be arriving at Anfield next season. To make matters worse, the RB Leipzig striker’s next destination has been revealed as Chelsea. Once the i’s

Not for the faint hearted – Growing up as a Liverpool fan in the 2010s

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For Liverpool FC, this past decade has been nothing short of a frantic roller-coaster ride full of ups and downs. But as a fan, I can gladly say that it ended on a high note, something none of us would have even thought a few seasons ago. The 2010s began with

Boxing Day Blockbuster – Leicester City vs Liverpool match preview

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Liverpool’s celebrations following the full-time whistle in Saturday’s Club World Cup final win over Flamengo were visibly muted, as the side rejoiced in adding a previously missing piece of silverware, but was also fully aware of the task that awaits them when they return home. Having put domestic competition on

Takumi Minamino – Where does the new signing fit in at Liverpool?

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When the dust settled on Liverpool’s crazy seven-goal thriller, in which they just about emerged unscathed, against Red Bull Salzburg in October, their fans were able to appreciate the fight brought to Anfield by their opposition that night, led by a diminutive Japanese in attack - Takumi Minamino. A man

Can Liverpool’s flying full-backs carry the Reds to the title?

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The red juggernaut keeps ongoing. Much like they did in the Champions League, Jürgen Klopp’s side are channeling their disappointment from last season, when they came excruciatingly close to the title and using it to fuel their bid to go one better this time around. As they passed the acid

The Northern Rivalry: Manchester City vs Liverpool

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Photo by Jack Hunter // CC0 1.0 The North West cities of England punch above their weight when it comes to football. The teams of Liverpool and Manchester have a success rate better than that of rivals in London, despite the capital city being significantly bigger. These northern teams have gone through different phases over

Who is Liverpool’s best player at the moment?

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Liverpool have had a good start to the Premier League season. The only team within English football with a perfect record four games in, they sit 2 points clear of the favourites Manchester City. Resuming their stellar runs from the back end of last season, these two sides are far

Penny pinching or thinking ahead? Analysing Liverpool’s unusual transfer window

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Written by Kabir Ali Exactly two months on from their Champions League win, Liverpool is gearing up for the new season. Along with hopes of defending their continental crown, the Reds will look to launch another assault at the Premier League title. While these two competitions will be their bread and

Jordan Henderson – Captain. Leader of Men. Liverpool Legend?

By Ganapathi Ramanathan | O,Captain! My Captain! | 2018 Jordan Henderson is by far the biggest paradox to have existed in Liverpool Football Club. Never in the past, has a single Liverpool player divided fans and critics alike - let alone the captain of one of the most exciting sides in Europe.

Premier League Match Preview – Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur

Competition: Premier League, matchday 32 Referee: Martin Atinkson Venue: Anfield Timings: Sunday, 31 March. 3:30 PM (UTC), 9 PM (IST), 11:30 AM (EST) Tottenham Hotspur travel to the red side of Merseyside to face Liverpool in what could be a decisive match for both teams in the Premier League. Jürgen Klopp's men lost their top

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – Why “The Ox” could be crucial in Liverpool’s title run-in

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A first exclusive by Adibir Singh Pressure. Nerves. Precautionary Football. These are the words ringing around Anfield in recent weeks, in the midst of a faltering title charge against one of the best teams in the country in Manchester City. Recent signs of Jürgen Klopp’s team falling flat in games, even against

Big Match Preview – Manchester United vs Liverpool

Written by - Anirudh Madhavan and Kabir Ali With 89 major titles, 201 games and a history that transcends football between them, this, the biggest game in English football, hardly ever requires a back story. But Liverpool’s fall from the summit in the Premier League era and Manchester United’s relative struggles

Should Tottenham cash in on Eriksen in the manner Liverpool leveraged Coutinho?

Mauricio Pochettino has not been provided with any funds to delve into the transfer market. With that in mind, would it be the right move to sell Christian Eriksen and utilize those funds to bring in a new brand of young and talented footballers from Europe? The Taylor brothers discuss

Liverpool’s defensive framework – An in depth analysis

Liverpool have been in imperious form this season leading the premier league table by 4 points. A large portion of their success this season has to do with their watertight defence that has been impenetrable at times against almost all the Premier League teams. They have conceded a measly 13

Liverpool vs Manchester United – Showdown at Anfield

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This is a fixture with a passion born out of years of rivalry and mutual contempt. From the time when Manchester tradesmen built the Manchester Ship Canal, ensuring ship traffic could bypass the port of Liverpool, these two sets of people have disagreed on everything. Liverpool worships The Beatles while

The transformation of Liverpool’s Defence

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Composure. Structure. Stability. Words that certainly haven’t been associated with Liverpool Football Club in recent seasons, never mind their defence. But, fortunately for the Anfield faithful, that has all changed, and what a transformation it has been. Jurgen Klopp arrived at the club in October 2015 and began his tenure

Virgil van Dijk – The colossus at the heart of Liverpool’s title challenge

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🗣 "Virgil van Dijk. Too big. Too fast. Loves fighting. Smells nice. He runs past you and you're like 'ooh' smelling him.” - Troy Deeney, Circa 2018 He might have only been with Liverpool for the better part of a year, but both fans and critics describe Virgil van Dijk using superlatives -

Liverpool vs Manchester City: Match Preview

City look to break Anfield hoodoo Competition: Premier League, Matchday 8, Venue: Anfield Referee: Martin Atkinson Timings: Sunday, 7th October 2018, 4:30 PM BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 11:30 AM EST, 8.30AM PT (USA), 9 PM IST (India), Telecast: Star Sports Select 1 The Premier League serves up an early season title six-pointer right before the international break

Wobbly At Wembley: Spurs Caught Under The Blanket as They Go Down 2-1 to Liverpool Without a Fight

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A really under-par performance by Tottenham Hotspur keeps them floating outside the top 4, and deservedly so. Liverpool were not at their swashbuckling best either, but they did enough to sink the Spurs balloon. The Reds have now won 5 out of 5 games, only the third time they have

Salah at it again as Liverpool go second.

(© AFP 2017). Mohamed Salah's 32nd goal of a remarkable season helped lift Liverpool into second place in the Premier League after a 2-0 victory on Saturday at home to a Newcastle United side managed by former Reds boss Rafael Benitez. Sadio Mane, with his 14th goal of the season, was

Liverpool 1-1 Burnley – Review

Liverpool’s frustrating week continued as Burnley battled hard for a well-deserved 1-1 draw at Anfield on Saturday despite the return of Philippe Coutinho to the starting XI. Sean Dyche’s side took the lead against the run of play in the 27th minute through Scott Arfield but the hosts responded three minutes

Manchester City 5 – 0 Liverpool

MANCHESTER CITY demolished Liverpool at the Etihad after Sadio Mane was controversially sent off. It might be suggesting a little too much to argue this was the day that Manchester City’s title challenge fully ignited. After all, they were aided considerably by an awful error of judgement from Sadio Mane, whose

Liverpool and Chelsea to lock horns over Solanke Transfer fee at Tribunal.

Liverpool’s capture of Oxlade Chamberlain from under Chelsea’s noses will make the upcoming tribunal to decide the transfer fee to be paid by Liverpool to Chelsea for Dominic Solanke a very tense affair. Chelsea cannot be very pleased by the manner in which they missed out on Oxlade- Chamberlain after an

Liverpool vs Arsenal: Match Review

This fixture never fails to disappoint. Over the years, Liverpool vs Arsenal has been an action packed fixture filled with mesmerizing attacking play. This stems from the fact that both teams attack better than they defend. This time though, Liverpool’s attack absolutely dismantled the Arsenal defense whereas the Arsenal attack

Mason Mount could be England’s Kevin De Bruyne

In the highlights of international football, we've seen several youngsters step up their game for their respective countries and in particular, Chelsea star Mason Mount has piqued the interest of Jamie Redknapp following his last performance. The retired English midfielder took to the media to urge the Blues youngster to show

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Brugge, Olympiacos, Ferencvaros: The UCL Outsiders That Could Surprise Us All

Every year when UEFA run the draw for the Champions League Group Stage, we try to pinpoint the ‘dark horses. Infact, we generally categorise teams into the ‘Favourites’, ‘Dark Horses’, ‘Underdogs’, and then, more loosely, the ‘write offs’. The teams that consider being in the prestigious competition an achievement on

New Signings to look out for in the 2020/21 Premier League campaign

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Just 48 days after the 2019/20 Premier League season was completed, we are all back and ready for another exciting season of football ahead. Traditionally, by the second week of September, we would be a few weeks into the season, and things would be shaping up nicely. However, there has

Koeman has taken on huge Barcelona challenge

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Ronald Koeman made the bold choice to leave his post as manager of Netherlands to join Barcelona, taking his place in the famous Camp Nou dugout. He was offered the position earlier in the year when the Catalan club sacked Ernesto Valverde. However, the Dutchman rebuffed their approach, forcing Barca

Podcast Episode 7 – FPL 20/21 launch – Initial pricing reactions

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FPL's new player price values have been released for the upcoming Premier League season and our in-house FPL experts Anirudh Shenoy and Samson Baretto shared their first reactions to the newly released figures. Listen in as they crunch the numbers and give their predictions for the forthcoming season! Club rundown - Arsenal

Could 20/21 be the most difficult Premier League ever?

Could 20/21 be the most difficult Premier League ever?

With Liverpool's stunning runaway victory of the Premier League title last season, some pundits and fans wondered if England had become more like France or Germany. Were we now seeing a separation between the league's best teams and those around them? The gap between 2nd placed Manchester City, and 6th placed

Assessing low-budget options for Southampton to target in the transfer window

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After finishing 11th, Southampton can applaud themselves on a solid league season. In Ralph Hasenhüttl's first full campaign in charge, the club have risen in the table since their early 9-0 defeat to Leicester City. "You can see the team is learning quickly," Hasenhüttl told reporters following their 3-1 win over Sheffield

Analysing what the future could hold for the big three London clubs

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There is new hope, enthusiasm and anticipation about proceedings at Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. The Blues over-achieved in Frank Lampard's first season and their new signings make Chelsea hot property for next season. The Gunners believe that they have a tactical genius in Mikel Arteta, who has also impressed

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KICKING OFF WITH EADF - THE OFFICIAL PODCAST OF EL ARTE DEL FUTBOL Episode 9 - More than a Messi affair With all the chaos and turmoil surrounding FC Barcelona on and off the pitch, Ritwik Sarkar and Aaryan Parasnis address the issues that have been plaguing the club behind the scenes

Ronaldo – The story of a starry-eyed boy from Madeira

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In 2004, a devastating Tsunami destroyed millions of homes and killed innumerable people all-over South-East Asia. World Television footage of the tsunami focused on the image of a seven-year-old survivor named Martunis wearing 'Rui Costa' 'Number 10' Portuguese football jersey. He had been stranded for 19 days after watching his

Wolves: The Major Lesson Learned from 19/20

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One month into the 19/20 season, EADF published an article recognising the battle Wolverhampton Wanderers were facing. Questions were being asked of the club’s form, as Wolves had drawn 3 and lost 2 of their opening 5 games, and they had to contend with the Europa League in upcoming months

Could COVID-19 Jeopardise Bayern Munich & PSG’s UCL Chances?

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The grand return of UEFA’s Champions League is now less than a month away, with the remaining legs from the round of sixteen being played on the 7th & 8th of August. While Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City and Juventus will finish their League seasons by mid-late July, teams from

Roger Schmidt to PSV: The Next Chapter in the Ascension of Dutch Football

This season, we have seen Wout Weghorst tear up the Bundesliga with over 16 goals, Frenkie De Jong delight the Nou Camp, Kasper Dolberg lead Angel Di Maria for goals scored in France, and Steven Bergwijn score goals against Manchester City & United.  All these players have come from a league

‘Finished’ they said, Clueless.

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There are very few players in the world that generate a deluge of emotions from the fans and pundits quite like Wayne Rooney. Often considered as the 'guy who never fulfilled his potential' Wayne has gone through a lot. The top scorer for both United and England returned to Everton following a

Arthur at Barça: A Moment’s Beginning Ends in a Moment

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Sitting in the backseat of a car with an interviewer after signing for FC Barcelona, a starry-eyed Arthur Melo carries a beaming smile. Amid a long list of pre-prepared questions, came one that endeared the new boy to almost every cule around the world. The interviewer asks Arthur his biggest wish. He

[Interview] Thomas Gronnemark – The ‘Not-So-Normal’ One

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Thomas Gronnemark made waves in the world of football when he was hired by Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool in 2018. Pundits and journalists described it as the weirdest job in football- a throw-in coach - which was almost unheard of in the sport. Gronnemark made an immediate impact through his

In Focus – Evaluating Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s permanent signings

Ole Gunnar Solskjær has made four permanent first-team signings for Manchester United over the course of the last two transfer windows. In this article, we take a look at how each one of them has fared so far at United, what their strengths are, how their skills can be optimised and

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