Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp says Manchester United resulted to long ball football during Sunday’s draw when both sides met in the Premier League.
A late header from United striker, Zlatan Ibrahimović annulled the only goal that Liverpool held on to during the face-off between both clubs on Sunday. James Milner put in a penalty kick at the first half of the match which kept Liverpool on the lead.
Klopp believes that his team played a better football than his counterpart. He said that he had executed a better plan in the game, but United maintained long balls in a wide game.
“In the end of period of the game when united started playing long balls – to Marouane Fellani and Zlatan Ibrahimović – after 80 minutes high intense football is hard,” the German said.
Mourinho thinks differently. He said his team attacked, while Liverpool simply played a defensive game.
With his side now third, Klopp suggested that the draw was in favour to his team in the race for the title. Liverpool are currently seven points behind Chelsea – log leaders. Continue reading KLOPP FAULTS DRAW TO UNITED’S “LONG BALLS”
David Moyes is set to lead the Sunderland team to Anfield on Saturday, November 26, 2016.
The trip has been made more difficult for the visitors with the news that Paddy McNair would not be available. McNair stands a chance of missing the rest of the Premier League games this season, reports say. The Northern Ireland international picked up the cruciate ligament injury during the 3-0 triumph over Hull City last week. The 21-year old used to be a Manchester United player before his switch.
Aside McNair, Sunderland would miss defender Papy Djilobodji as he would sit the game out after his dismissal in the same game over the weekend. The absence of the Senegal international means John O’Shea would likely get the nod for the important clash against the Reds. Continue reading SUNDERLAND FACE INJURY CRISIS AHEAD OF LIVERPOOL TIE
Liverpool had to settle for the 6th spot of the Premier League in the 2014-15 season and this placement was a disappointing one as the English outfit failed to even snatch a Champions League spot and to make matters worse, Liverpool finished this season by sustaining a 6-1 defeat in the last game.
When this season reached it’s end, Brendan Rodgers was a huge favorite of being sacked and replaced but after a rather surprising turn of events, the Northern Irish coach was kept in charge of the squad.
The chairman of Liverpool, Tom Werner has revealed why he and his team opted to keep Brendan Rodgers in the club.
One of the reasons of why Brendan Rodgers was given another chance for him to step it up and Tom Werner stated that sacking the Irish manager after the end of the previous season would have been a rash decision and Werner along with his teammates are still confident that Rodgers who won the League Manager of the Year in 2014 still have what it takes to push Liverpool to the top spots of the Premier League and maybe even win the English title.
Jurgen Klopp announced his departure as the coach of Borussia Dortmund back in April of 2015 and his last match in charge of the German club occurred in May when his team lost against Wolfsburg in the finals of the 2015 DFB Pokal Cup. Continue reading The chairman of Liverpool unveils why he decided to keep Rodgers in Anfield
Adam Lallana has welcomed Liverpool’s decision not to hand the axe to Brendan Rodgers.
After Liverpool’s dismal performance the previous season, it seemed as if Rodgers’ time was up at Anfield and he might be asked to leave, but, that did not turn out to be the case as the Reds’ owners kept their trust on the manager intact and let him be at his post.
According to Lallana, Rodgers’ position should actually never have been in doubt as he has been doing his job really well for the last couple of years.
In his interview to an English sports channel, the playmaker said, “its good news that he’s staying. He is one of the most fantastic managers I have worked with so far. You want somebody like him to be in charge for the quick development of the players. He is so knowledgeable in terms of technique.”
Rodgers might have stayed for a bit more time, but, Liverpool has indeed lost a gem in the form of Steven Gerrard who is going to be on his way to America very soon to feature for Los Angeles Galaxy. Continue reading Adam Lallana has welcomed Liverpool’s decision
Liverpool prepared well for their FA Cup semi-final clash against Aston Villa by getting a 2-0 win over Newcastle United on Monday. This victory was achieved without striker Daniel Sturridge in the team, but manager Brendan Rodgers remains hopeful that the England international will be able to feature for the team against Villa. The two back-to-back victories – against Blackburn and Newcastle – have been very important for Liverpool, as their confidence went perilously low after the defeats against United and Arsenal. This seemed to end their hopes of a top four place, but it has been rekindled this week after the win over Newcastle.
Sturridge was initially ruled out with a hamstring injury for the month of April. This would be a catastrophe for Liverpool, as they did not have a compliment of strikers capable of scoring goals on a regular basis. However, it appears that the 25-year-old has made rapid progress from his injury and could be available for the game against Villa. He has scored four goals in 12 league appearances this campaign. While speaking about the fitness of Sturridge, Rodgers was more tightlipped about the fitness of striker Mario Balotelli. The Italian international has not featured for Liverpool since his substitute appearance against Manchester United in the 2-1 defeat. Continue reading Liverpool prepared well for their FA Cup semi-final clash
A few days ago Mario Balotelli scored his first Premier League goal for Liverpool when they played against Tottenham Hotspur and this could be the spark that the Italian forward needed in order to kick-start his career at Anfield as he has not been able to live up to the €16 million fee that Liverpool had to pay in order to lure him away from Ac.Milan back in August of 2014.
Even if Balotelli does not manage to ignite his career in the way that Brendan Rodgers and the supporters of Liverpool are hoping, the manager already has a backup plan as Rodgers has been searching around in the market for potential new signings.
The winter transfer window is already closed which means that Rodgers will have to wait at least until the summer before he can add any new players to his team. Continue reading Mario Balotelli scored his First Goal for Liverpool