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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Wednesday, January 11, 2012: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard scores the first goal from the penalty spot against Manchester City's goalkeeper Joe Hart during the Football League Cup Semi-Final 1st Leg at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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Adam Griffies (@whatahitsonlfc) looks ahead to this weekend's crunch clash with Manchester City. Liverpool vs Manchester City Premier League, Sunday 13th April 2014 It’s almost here. This Sunday’s...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 7, 2013: West Ham United's manager Sam Allardyce during the Premiership match against Liverpool at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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Liverpool head to London to face Sam Allardyce's West Ham on Sunday afternoon (4pm), looking to make it nine Premier League wins in a...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 16, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers before the Premiership match against Manchester United at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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After Sunday’s comfortable 3-0 win away to Manchester United at Old Trafford, Jack Lusby (@LusbyLatest) takes a look at the talking points for Liverpool. Man...
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 1, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers salutes the travelling supporters as his side beat Southampton 3-0 during the Premiership match at St Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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No longer is the suggestion that Brendan Rodgers has no plan B remotely valid, Liverpool are a side who have great tactical variation and...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, February 8, 2014: Liverpool supporters celebrate as they watch the Reds thrash Arsenal 5-1 during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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If the Premier League was judged on first-half performances, Liverpool would be top of the table. Henry Jackson (@OnFootballTweet) looks at how much they've...
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 2, 2014: Liverpool's Kolo Toure looks dejected after his error handed West Bromwich Albion a late equalising goal during the Premiership match at the Hawthorns. (Pic by Chris Brunskill/Propaganda)

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The Reds have produced some outstanding performances this season, but frequent mistakes from various players must be eradicated if Brendan Rodgers' side are to...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 26, 2013: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers before the Premiership match against West Bromwich Albion at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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So far this season, Brendan Rodgers has used three different formations, most recently a flexible 4-4-2 - which was more akin to 4-2-2-2. Scott...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 9, 2013: Liverpool's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring the fourth goal against Fulham, his hat-trick third goal, during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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Liverpool's performance against Fulham, not just the result, was enjoyable for the dominance which Brendan Rodgers' side displayed, Adam Griffies (@whatahitsonlfc) explains. Given Liverpool have...
SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - Sunday, September 29, 2013: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring the first goal against Sunderland with team-mate Luis Suarez during the Premiership match at the Stadium of Light. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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The use of the "3-5-2" formation may allow the lethal duo to play as a front-two, but it doesn't suit the style of the...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday September 2, 2012: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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Liverpool travel to The Emirates to face Arsenal on Saturday for the late kick-off. The match will provide a real test of Liverpool's early...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 5, 2013: Liverpool's Martin Skrtel in action against Crystal Palace during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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Martin Skrtel was widely expected to leave Liverpool this summer, instead he's forced his way back into the side, earning praise from his manager...
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 18, 2012: West Bromwich Albion's manager Steve Clarke during the opening Premiership match of the season against Liverpool at the Hawthorns. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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Rory Fitzgerald continues his in-depth analysis of the opposition ahead of West Broms's visit to Anfield on Saturday. Set up West Brom's greatest quality is their...
NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 27, 2013: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge in action against Newcastle United during the Premiership match at St James' Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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Newcastle were so bad last season, even Fabio Borini scored against them! Rory Fitzgerald tells us what we can expect from the opposition on...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 21, 2013: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the Premiership match against Southampton at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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Adam Griffies (@whatahitsonlfc)discusses the midfield balance and how a change in shape could lead to Brendan Rodgers' desire to control games better becoming reality. So...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 24, 2013: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the Premiership match against Aston Villa at Villa Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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Liverpool fan '@Support_Believe' provides insight into Brendan Rodgers' use of the new 3-4-1-2 formation and the long-term plan of the boss. The 3-4-1-2 formation...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 24, 2013: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the Premiership match against Aston Villa at Villa Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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Six games into the 2012-2013 season, Liverpool sat 14th in the Premier League table on just five points. One year on, and Brendan Rodgers...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, October 3, 2010: Blackpool's manager Ian Holloway during the Premiership match against Liverpool at Anfield. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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Liverpool host struggling Crystal Palace at Anfield on Saturday (3pm), Rory Fitzgerald gives us an in-depth look at the opposition ahead of the match. Liverpool...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 21, 2013: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the Premiership match against Southampton at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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It's been a strange start to the season for Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool and already the manager is talking about the January transfer window. Think Brendan...

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Ben Twelves finds a Liverpool squad rich with options for Brendan Rodgers' selection ahead of this Saturday's Premier League game at home to Southampton. Having...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 24, 2013: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the Premiership match against Aston Villa at Villa Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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Ramachandran Chittur looks at the recent changes in Liverpool's tactics which have allowed Brendan Rodgers' footballing philosophies to flourish. With the transfer window finally done...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, September 1, 2013: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard organises a defensive wall against Manchester United during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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The transfer window is closed, Liverpool have successfully brought in eight new players. How many of the new signings would get into our strongest...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 3, 2013: Liverpool's Luis Suarez in action against Olympiakos CFP during a preseason friendly match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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Luis Suarez will need to adapt to Liverpool's winning ways, and not the other way round, when he returns from suspension, says Tom McMahon. Cast...
OSLO, NORWAY - Wednesday, August 7, 2013: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers after the 4-1 victory over Valerenga during a preseason friendly match at the Ullevaal Stadion. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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With the new season now just a few days away, Marco Lopes shares his seven wishes for Liverpool FC's forthcoming season. Finally it approaches.  No...
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - Monday, July 22, 2013: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during a training session at Aami Park ahead of their preseason friendly against Melbourne Victory. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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Thomas McMahon explores 'Death by Football' amongst other Brendan Rodgers footballing philosophies and sees how they're being adapted and implement at Liverpool. “When you’ve got...
Agger and John Terry

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As Jordan Henderson showed a rare moment of flair, he bypasses the scrambling Arsenal defence and slots it away into the open net, 0-2...

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Earlier this year we showed you UEFA A license coach Michael Jolley's 'interpretation of the 4-3-3 system', a fantastic tactical insight into one way...

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The little Brazilian has had an instant impact since his move from Inter Milan in January and already looks an absolute bargain. Kopology praises...

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After the usual excitement in the build-up that surrounds the derby match against the Blues, the game certainly didn’t live up to the anticipated...

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As Brendan Rodgers' first season in charge at Liverpool comes to a finish, Kopology takes a tactical look at the campaign and provides reasons...

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In his first season in charge, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has most frequently used his preferred 4-3-3 formation, which has had it merits in...

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Jordan Henderson will be a massive miss for Liverpool in their next three Premier League games, claims former Reds' midfielder Dietmar Hamann. England international Henderson...