• Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on April 24th, 2015

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    The Week That Was – Friday 24th April

    The Week That Was – Friday 24th April

    By Chris Rowland and Daniel Rhodes. W/c Monday April 13th 2015. Welcome to our weekly round-up, a diary of news and events on the site, matters relating to LFC and the world of football generally. The Week in Football – Liverpool FC: Sunday: Brendan Rodgers says his side need to deal with big-game occasions better [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on April 23rd, 2015

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Stick or Twist – is Klopp a Better Bet Than Rodgers?

    Stick or Twist – is Klopp a Better Bet Than Rodgers?

    By TTT Subscriber Anthony Stanley. ‘There are three types of supporters at every club … those who, no matter who the manager is, they love their club and will love their manager whoever he is. The second group is those supporters who will accept you but to earn their real respect you will have to [...]

  • Featured, Match Discussion, Subscribers Only

    Posted on April 23rd, 2015

    Written by Gary Fulcher

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    Premier League Preview 2014/15: W.B.A. (A)

    Premier League Preview 2014/15: W.B.A. (A)

    By Gary Fulcher and Daniel Rhodes. Liverpool will be hoping to push the FA Cup semi-final disappointment behind them when they travel to the Hawthorns on Saturday to face West Bromwich Albion; 3pm kick off UK time. Although the Reds are seven points behind 4th placed Manchester City – who have played a game more, [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Subscribers Only

    Posted on April 19th, 2015

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    Warning: Season Ends Here

    Warning: Season Ends Here

    By Paul Tomkins. I’ve defended Brendan Rodgers all season, and believe that, as things stand, a 2nd-place finish followed by 5th with two cup semi-finals reached is actually above par for Liverpool, based on all the important financial measurements (which are a better judge than a club’s history). However, certain aspects of this season have [...]

  • Featured, In-Depth Analysis, Subscribers Only, Talking Tactics

    Posted on April 19th, 2015

    Written by Mihail Vladimirov

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    Aston Villa 2 Liverpool 1: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    Aston Villa 2 Liverpool 1: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    By Mihail Vladimirov. SUMMARY Both sides were missing a number of key players Liverpool again started poorly, and lacked intensity out of possession Villa overloaded Liverpool’s right, and Liverpool couldn’t cope with it Villa’s approach was the key difference Sherwood sprung a tactical surprise with an unexpected and previously unseen variation Villa’s proactivity changed the [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, In-Depth Analysis, Subscribers Only

    Posted on April 17th, 2015

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    What Can Liverpool Do To Overachieve?

    What Can Liverpool Do To Overachieve?

    By Paul Tomkins. Last week I wrote two articles about the challenges Liverpool face, and the apparent catch-22 of a team that ranks 5th in all the important financial measures struggling to gain a long-term foothold in the top four, which financially rewards the existing top four and adds to their cachet when attracting players. [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on April 17th, 2015

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    The Week That Was – Friday 17th April

    The Week That Was – Friday 17th April

    By Chris Rowland and Daniel Rhodes. W/c Monday April 13th 2015. Welcome to our weekly round-up, a diary of news and events on the site, matters relating to LFC and the world of football generally. The Week in Football – Liverpool FC: Monday: Jordon Ibe, 19, is expected to agree a new long-term contract at [...]

  • Featured, Match Discussion, Subscribers Only

    Posted on April 16th, 2015

    Written by Gary Fulcher

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    FA Cup Semi-Final Preview: Aston Villa (N)

    FA Cup Semi-Final Preview: Aston Villa (N)

    By Gary Fulcher, Daniel Rhodes and Mihail Vladimirov. Liverpool face Aston Villa in the semi-final of the FA Cup at Wembley on Sunday – 3pm kick off UK time – in what will be the fourth time these two sides have met at this stage of the competition. In their first meeting back in 1897, [...]

  • Exclusive, Featured, Free, Guest Writer

    Posted on April 15th, 2015

    Written by Paul Tomkins

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    A Doctor at Hillsborough, by Neil Dunkin

    A Doctor at Hillsborough, by Neil Dunkin

    Although he lived in Glasgow and worked as a GP in Lanarkshire, Dr Phillips, 34, had been born and bred in Huyton, Merseyside. A devoted Liverpool supporter, he had achieved the Holy Grail of every fan by obtaining a season ticket for Anfield and travelled down religiously to see the Reds.

  • Featured, In-Depth Analysis, Post Match Analysis, Subscribers Only, Talking Tactics

    Posted on April 14th, 2015

    Written by Mihail Vladimirov

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    Liverpool 2 Newcastle 0: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    Liverpool 2 Newcastle 0: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    By Mihail Vladimirov. SUMMARY Rodgers opted for 4-1-2-3 with Coutinho as a false 9 and Can as part of a centre-back pairing Newcastle moved Colback back to midfield and played Anita at left-back Another Newcastle surprise – Obertan and Cabella as the wide men, with no place for Ameobi, Gouffran or Gutierrez Liverpool again started [...]

  • Featured, LFC History, Subscribers Only

    Posted on April 13th, 2015

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    A Season to Remember: 2000-2001

    A Season to Remember: 2000-2001

    Here we go gathering cups in May .. By TTT Subscriber Anthony Stanley. We didn’t see this one coming. In the desert that was the whole of the 90s, it seemed impossible that, as the new decade blossomed, three trophies would be secured in the space of three months. But that’s what Houllier’s 2000-01 vintage [...]

  • Featured, Match Discussion, Subscribers Only

    Posted on April 11th, 2015

    Written by Gary Fulcher

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    Premier League Preview 14/15: Newcastle (H)

    Premier League Preview 14/15: Newcastle (H)

    By Gary Fulcher, Daniel Rhodes and Mihail Vladimirov. Liverpool will be hoping to take the confidence gained from the mid-week FA Cup quarter-final victory over Blackburn and use it to get back to winning ways in the Premier League, with John Carver’s Newcastle Utd the next visitors to Anfield on Monday evening; 8pm kick off [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on April 10th, 2015

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    The Week That Was – Friday 10th April

    The Week That Was – Friday 10th April

    By Chris Rowland and Daniel Rhodes. W/c Monday April 6th 2015. Welcome to our weekly round-up, a diary of news and events on the site, matters relating to LFC and the world of football generally. The Week in Football – Liverpool FC: Monday: The Mirror claim Brendan Rodgers is facing a dressing-room crisis after accusing [...]

  • Featured, In-Depth Analysis, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on April 9th, 2015

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    Why Aren’t We Scoring More?

    Why Aren’t We Scoring More?

    By Krishen Bhautoo (TTT Subscriber Krishaldo). There has been some recent talk about Liverpool’s lack of goal scoring chances. In Andrew Beasley’s blog Brendan Rodgers’ Goalscoring Low, he highlights some stats of our goal scoring woes. He goes into more detail, but essentially, if you take a running total of 38 games under Rodgers, our goals scored and [...]

  • Featured, LFC Finances, Part Free, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on April 8th, 2015

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Too Much Money Chasing Too Few Goods

    Too Much Money Chasing Too Few Goods

    By Nick Haley (TTT Subscriber NoWorkinForFergie). Shortly before negotiations started for the live broadcasting rights for the newly formed FA Premier League (FAPL), our adopted Jamaican wing-wizard John Barnes reportedly became the first football player in England to be paid £10k a week – his reward for being the finest player in English football playing [...]

  • Featured, Free, FSG, Podcast

    Posted on April 8th, 2015

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    TTT #14: The Bigger Picture and Relative Success

    TTT #14: The Bigger Picture and Relative Success

    Including: Daniel Rhodes, Dan Kennett, Krishen Bhautoo (@krishaldo21) and Anthony Stanley (@AstanleyAnthony). Topics: What constitutes “success” for Liverpool in the modern era? Is this season a success if Liverpool win the FA Cup but miss Top 4? How big a failure is no top 4 and no trophy? Can “on the pitch” success happen without [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free

    Posted on April 6th, 2015

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    We’re All Gonna Live Forever!

    We’re All Gonna Live Forever!

    By Paul Tomkins. Last night’s piece, “We’re All Gonna Die!” provoked a lot of debate, much of which took place on Twitter. There were a lot of interesting comments, plus the usual complaints. (And of course, the usual excellent discussions in the comments on this site.) I figured it’d be easier to write a (fairly) [...]

  • Featured, Match Discussion, Subscribers Only

    Posted on April 6th, 2015

    Written by Gary Fulcher

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    2015 FA Cup Quarter Final Replay: Blackburn (A)

    2015 FA Cup Quarter Final Replay: Blackburn (A)

    By Gary Fulcher and Daniel Rhodes.  Liverpool and Blackburn meet on Wednesday evening at Ewood Park – 7.45pm kick off UK time – in this FA Cup quarter-final replay, with a semi-final tie against Aston Villa at Wembley the reward for the winners. The two sides drew 0-0 at Anfield almost a month ago and [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free, In-Depth Analysis

    Posted on April 5th, 2015

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    We’re All Gonna Die!

    We’re All Gonna Die!

    By Paul Tomkins. In order to let in some light, let’s first study the darkness. The one thing that’s undeniably definite in life is also the thing we most stridently ignore: death. We distort reality in order to avoid facing that grim conclusion; facing our grim conclusion. We tell each other that life should be [...]

  • Featured, In-Depth Analysis, Subscribers Only, Talking Tactics

    Posted on April 5th, 2015

    Written by Mihail Vladimirov

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    Arsenal 4 Liverpool 1: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    Arsenal 4 Liverpool 1: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    By Mihail Vladimirov. SUMMARY Once again Liverpool started poorly Their starting approach lacked clarity There seemed to be an absence of concrete strategic objectives and tactical patterns This big tactical capitulation effectively handed the game to Arsenal Coutinho and Markovic struggled positionally to support the wing-backs Liverpool were extremely sloppy in possession In contrast, Arsenal [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on April 3rd, 2015

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    The Week That Was – Friday 3rd April

    The Week That Was – Friday 3rd April

    By Chris Rowland and Daniel Rhodes. W/c Monday March 30th 2015. Welcome to our new weekly round-up, a diary of news and events on the site, matters relating to LFC and also the world of football generally. The Week in Football – Liverpool FC: Monday: Raheem Sterling, 20, will turn down a £180,00-a-week new deal [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free, In-Depth Analysis

    Posted on April 3rd, 2015

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    What Wins League Titles? Here is the Answer

    What Wins League Titles? Here is the Answer

    By Paul Tomkins. Note: this was originally a draft version of the Introduction for the follow-up to Pay As You Play. In the end, due to other commitments, we’ve shelved the project, and will use the 2015 content for TTT and the TPI blog instead, and maybe look to do a book at some point [...]

  • Featured, Free, Podcast

    Posted on April 3rd, 2015

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    Pressing, Lallana and the Future of Tactical Analysis

    Pressing, Lallana and the Future of Tactical Analysis

    Including: Daniel Rhodes, Mihail Vladimirov and Leroy Mah (@LFCImpulse) Topics: The lack of tactical pressing by Liverpool under Rodgers, how this contrasts with perceptions about the Reds, and why the players’ individual attributes drive any pressing, rather than any coordinated plan. Which teams press well around Europe? Ruling out the issue of fatigue, especially over [...]

  • Featured, Match Discussion, Subscribers Only

    Posted on April 1st, 2015

    Written by Gary Fulcher

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    Premier League Preview 2014/15: Arsenal (A)

    Premier League Preview 2014/15: Arsenal (A)

    By Gary Fulcher, Daniel Rhodes and Mihail Vladimirov. Two of the in-form teams of 2015 meet at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday – 12.45pm kick off UK time – with 3rd place Arsenal hosting 5th place Liverpool. The 1-2 defeat to Manchester Utd at Anfield prior to the international break ended our 13 game undefeated [...]

  • Featured, Player In Focus, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on April 1st, 2015

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Raheem Sterling – To Pay Or Not To Pay

    Raheem Sterling – To Pay Or Not To Pay

    By TTT Subscriber Dave Cronin. This was originally a comment by Dave. as it’s so topical and so good, we decided to turn it onto a Subscriber-only article in its own right. If you missed it the first time, here’s your chance to catch it again. I hate all this talk about Sterling’s contract. It’s [...]

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