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The 2020/21 PL season suddenly became long for Liverpool
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The 2020/21 PL season suddenly became long for Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp and his men would be happy for the ongoing international break. The German tactician will have some time to restrategize ahead of upcoming games in the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League. One funny fact is that the Reds are doing very well in the UEFA Champions League but somehow find it difficult to garner points in the Premier League. It's good that they managed to win a Premier League game before the international break. We could say they went into the break on a high as they sealed a place in the quarter-final of the UCL against Real Madrid and beat Wolves at the Molineux in their last Premier League game. However, how Liverpool went from red hot defending champions and title contenders to top 4 contenders remains a strange sight. READ: Sagna lauds...
Klopp is frustrated with Liverpool’s transfer policy
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Klopp is frustrated with Liverpool’s transfer policy

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is reportedly growing frustrated with the club's owners FSG and their transfer policy after they refused to okay a January move for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly. The Reds have suffered a crisis in defense this season and it has contributed to their recent struggles and hampered their chances of defending their title. The likes of Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez, and Joel Matip may not play any part in the ongoing season. The Reds chose to make moves for Ozan Kabak and Ben Davies in cut-price deadline day deals last month although none have played for the Reds since their arrival amid home defeats to Brighton and Manchester City. Jurgen Klopp is not happy that his request for Koulibaly was snubbed and this has been made known in a report by The Sun. A...
Anfield – From fortress to a bane of the Reds
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Anfield – From fortress to a bane of the Reds

We know that injuries play a major part in how a team performs and this has been the case for a lot of teams in Europe this season. However, what has happened to Liverpool, the defending champions of the Premier League? Pep Guardiola and his men even in the absence of key men in Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne went to Anfield, saw, and conquered by thrashing Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool 4:1. Although Man City were favorites for a win, no one expected such a scoreline. And more so because it was a game that would decide the title contention fate of the Reds. We could say that Liverpool are out of the title race as they currently trail the Citizens by 10 points, with the latter in red hot form and with a game in hand. In fact, the Reds are closer to falling out of the top 4 than they ...
Liverpool are no longer superhuman
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Liverpool are no longer superhuman

Peter Crouch has admitted that Liverpool are no longer superhuman and that they've become over-reliant on Mohammed Salch for those needed moments of inspiration during a game. The Egypt international was key in their last two victories against Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham but was locked out against Brighton and Hove Albion at Anfield on Wednesday. It was thought that the Reds had gotten their mojo back after those two games only for Brighton to make a mockery of their invincibility status at Anfield. This was the second Premier League loss at Anfield this season as Burnley won there with the same scoreline some weeks back. The Reds have been far from superhuman in recent times, having also dropped points against the likes of West Brom, Newcastle, and Southampton. “They we...
Three best Liverpool victories under Jurgen Klopp 
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Three best Liverpool victories under Jurgen Klopp 

Liverpool lost their top defenders Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez early in the season. However, they are still regarded as top contenders for the Premier League crown, with many Bet9ja promotion code customers backing the Merseysiders to defend the title. Jurgen Klopp’s side is currently fourth on the table following their 0-0 draw against Manchester United. 1. Liverpool 4 Barcelona 0 (2019) Liverpool were aiming to make it to their second successive Champions League final in 2019 when they traveled to Barcelona to play in the first leg of the semi-final. However, they suffered a 3-0 thrashing at Camp Nou, leaving them with a mighty task to overturn the deficit in the second leg. With the Anfield crowd cheering them on, Jurgen Klopp’s side gave an outstanding performance against the Ca...
Carragher – Liverpool need a center-back to defend PL title
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Carragher – Liverpool need a center-back to defend PL title

Former Liverpool center-back Jamie Carragher has claimed that the Reds' chances of defending their Premier League title are dependent on the acquisition of a center-back by Jurgen Klopp this month. The January window is now open and Liverpool have the chance of signing replacements for the likes of Vigil van Dijk and Joe Gomez who are out of action due to long-term injuries. The injured duo may not return to action until late in the ongoing season and this could play a part in Liverpool's failure to defend their Premier League title if it's eventually the case. In a chat with Sky Sports after the 1 nil Premier League loss to Southampton on Monday night, Carragher said: “I can’t see Liverpool winning the league if they don’t buy a center-back” The likes of Jordan Henderson and F...
Saints on point as Reds falter and lose ground in title defence
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Saints on point as Reds falter and lose ground in title defence

Liverpool will get it tough this season and must take the tough route to defend their Premier League title. This is no secret after they succumbed to a 1 nil defeat to Southampton in the Premier League on Monday night. This is also the case as the likes of Manchester United, Leicester City, Tottenham Hotspur, and Manchester City are hot on their heels in the race for the 2020/21 Premier League title. The Reds still top the table but will go down if notable contenders like Manchester United and Manchester City win their outstanding games. The Red Devils have a game in hand while the Citizens have two. Liverpool's woes were compounded by an early strike by Danny Ings, and this result is coming after two consecutive draws against the likes of West Brom and Newcastle. The ended 2020 o...
Anfield – The bane of visiting teams in the Premier League
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Anfield – The bane of visiting teams in the Premier League

Liverpool are not leaving anything to chance in their quest to defend the Premier League title and are doing themselves a lot of good by making Anfield the major fortress in the Premier League. Jurgen Klopp's men have been phenomenal at home in the Premier League even in the absence of fans and it would seem foolhardy for anyone to bet against them in a Premier League home game presently. Liverpool are tied on points at the top with Tottenham Hotspur on 24 points after they thrashed Wolves 4 nil at Anfield on Sunday night and sit second in the Premier League. The Reds have continued their incredible domestic form in the Premier League despite the injuries to some key players in the team in recent times. READ: Maldini – Ibrahimovic is on the same level as Van Basten Anfield i...
Klopp and Carragher clash due to no replacement for Van Dijk
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Klopp and Carragher clash due to no replacement for Van Dijk

It's a no-brainer that Virgil Van Dijk is a big loss for Liverpool after he sustained an anterior cruciate ligament injury in the Merseyside derby in the Premier League on Saturday which ended in a 2 all draw. The incident has resulted in a clash between Reds boss Jurgen Klopp and former Reds defender Jamie Carragher, with emphasis on the club's transfer business this summer. Liverpool legend Carragher questioned whether the club should have signed a defensive cover for the injured Dutchman in the course of a chat with Sky Sports on Monday. "Dejan Lovren went and they didn't replace him so they only have three center-backs and one of those, Joel Matip, is always injured," "There are question marks now about Joe Gomez. So there is no doubt that Liverpool had to go big in the tra...
Liverpool must splash cash to defend Premier League title
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Liverpool must splash cash to defend Premier League title

The 2020/21 Premier League season kicks off this weekend and all eyes will be on defending champions Liverpool, as they'll be hell-bent on mounting a successful title defense. The Reds were exceptional last season and were unbeaten for most parts until the league title was almost as good as won. Jurgen Klopp and his men had very little worries in various areas of the pitch last season as players put in the required efforts including those on the bench when occasionally called upon. They took the best of the best last season to the cleaners and the points gap between first and second on the 2019/20 log is a proof and tells the full story of how brilliant they were in a season where they were heads and shoulders above their rivals. I agree that they were the best team in England ...