Tactics

BASEL, SWITZERLAND - Wednesday, October 1, 2014: FC Basel's Marco Streller scores the first goal against Liverpool during the UEFA Champions League Group B match at the St. Jakob-Park Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Rory Fitzgerald provides a detailed assessment of Basel's goal against Liverpool on Wednesday, another conceded off a set piece. "I've never seen a zone...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 31, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers against Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match at White Hart Lane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Injury to Daniel Sturridge, suffered while on international duty with England last week, opens up the question of whether Liverpool will change their shape...

Two new full-backs arrived at Anfield this summer and Spanish duo Alberto Moreno and Javier Manquillo will give Liverpool a new dimension to their...
CHARLOTTE, USA - Saturday, August 2, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers against AC Milan during the International Champions Cup Group B match at the Bank of America Stadium on day thirteen of the club's USA Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Mario Balotelli's arrival could kickstart Liverpool's season, writes Lee Coates. Life is about stories. About characters. Imagine Romeo & Juliet without Mercutio, On the Road...

Mario Balotelli could make his Liverpool debut at Tottenham on Sunday, Alex Saldanha looks at the options this provides Brendan Rodgers with. After the departure...

Monday Night Football made a return to TV screens on Sky Sports, meaning the return of Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville going head-to-head on...
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - Wednesday, July 16, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during a preseason friendly match against Brøndby at Brøndby Stadion. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Adam Griffies explains his positivity despite losing Luis Suarez, and opines that we don't need to replace the Uruguayan with an out-and-out goalscorer. Daniel Sturridge and Luis...

Following Liverpool's miserable 3-3 draw away to Crystal Palace on Monday night, Jack Lusby provides an in-depth analysis of the performance of Steven Gerrard...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 6, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the Premiership match against West Ham United at Upton Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers has received criticism from some for Sunday's result, but Liam Jones has a question for those detractors and support for the boss. In...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 27, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Chelsea's manager Jose Mourinho during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Did Jose Mourinho teach Brendan Rodgers the harshest of football lessons on Sunday? Or did Chelsea win merely due to two Liverpool mistakes? Neale...
NORWICH, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 20, 2014: Liverpool's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring the second goal against Norwich City with team-mates Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho Correia during the Premiership match at Carrow Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After Liverpool's nervy affair at Carrow Road, Tom McMahon (@TomMc_Sports) argues that the team's propensity to drop deeper could harm The Reds in their...
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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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...

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...

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