Posts Tagged ‘Rodgers’

Jurgen Klopp believes that the best chance for the club to reach the Champions League group stages

March 8, 2016

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes that the best chance for the club to reach the Champions League group stages next season is by winning the Europa League.

The club are against German outfit Augsburg in the last 32 of the competition. Since Klopp knows the German outfit very well after having played against them for several seasons while as the manager of Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool are expected to have a minor edge. This can be negated by the home advantage for Augsburg.

An away goal will certainly put Liverpool as favourites and the club just boosted the confidence by scoring six without reply against Aston Villa during the weekend. Since the club are struggling to have any sort of consistency in the Premier League, Klopp says that qualify for the Champions League will be difficult based only on league position. In recent times, winners of the Europa League have been given a straight road to the Champions League group stages in a bid to boost the profile of the competition. This could come to the aid of Liverpool, although teams like Tottenham and Manchester United will also be targeting the same. Read More

Coutinho: Injury time is Difficult

January 14, 2016

Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho says that the time he spent on the sidelines due to an injury was extremely difficult for him.

The Brazilian midfielder was absent for the last few matches due to a hamstring problem. However, he returned to action in the draw with Sion. Liverpool were unable to win this Europa league encounter, but they will be more than pleased to get one of their important players back to fitness.Coutinho has not played for the club since contributed immensely in the 4-1 win over Manchester City away from home. This was easily the most impressive result achieved by Jurgen Klopp since he replaced Brendan Rodgers a few months ago.

Since then, however, the form of the team has dipped a little with a recent defeat against relegation threatened to Newcastle United being the surprise result of them all.Coutinho has been one of the important players for the club in the last 12 months and this has recently been shown in the small period without him in the team. Now that he has returned from injury, Liverpool will look to return to winning ways when they host West Brom during the weekend. A victory in the match will be of great importance since they need to close the gap on the top four. Read More

Liverpool came close to winning the title under Brendan Rodgers

December 27, 2015

Liverpool came close to winning the title under Brendan Rodgers a few years ago and this remains as one of the most exciting periods of football that the club has given its fans in the last few decades.

The players played with such flair throughout the 90 minutes and almost came close to breaking Chelsea’s record of 103 goals in a single league campaign.Rodgers has since left the club to be replaced by Jurgen Klopp, who advocated a similar style of attacking football at his previous club – Borussia Dortmund. It appears that Klopp has no intention of changing the style even when at a big club like Liverpool.

Midfielder Philippe Coutinho has been a revelation for the club since joining from Inter Milan for around £ 8 million. After almost winning the PFA Player of the Year award last season, the Brazilian has picked up from where he left off. He has eight goals in 17 appearances for the team. Despite his goals and performances, Liverpool continue to struggle for results. This is especially true even after the arrival of Klopp. However, Coutinho has revealed that the manager has encouraged the players to retain faith in the attacking style of football. The club are likely to reap rewards in the coming months. Read More

Rodgers Out? Ridiculous!

December 1, 2014

We all know that football is a fickle old business but sometimes I'm still amazed by just how short-sighted and narrow-minded those involved in the game can be.

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European Weakness

December 1, 2014

It’s been a strange one. A very strange one in fact. It’s safe to say that all Liverpool fans have been left scratching their heads following the most peculiar of starts to this season.

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Crisis? What Crisis?

November 28, 2014

There are some things all Liverpool fans love. We love a local player. We love a good striker. And, we LOVE a crisis. We do, we really do.

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