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- LFC End of Season Awards 2012/13
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Just One Coutinho
The little Brazilian has had an instant impact since his move from Inter Milan in January and already looks an absolute bargain. Kopology praises the player who can unlock opposition defences for many years to come… Just...
- Published 10 days ago
Liverpool Must Start Games With More Urgency
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 occasion. We were however, perhaps due a flat derby game, considering some of...
- Published 17 days ago
Upping the Pace and Pressing Ahead: the Tactical Issues Brendan Rodgers Needs To Resolve
As Brendan Rodgers’ first season in charge at Liverpool comes to a finish, Kopology takes a tactical look at the campaign and provides reasons for optimism going forward. Football managers often enjoy a ‘honeymoon period’ when taking...
- Published 31 days ago
Change in shape could get the best out of Liverpool squad
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 attack but created problems at the back. While the Reds have scored 59...
- Published 38 days ago
Brendan Rodgers must find a ‘Plan B’ at Liverpool
In a recent interview captain Steven Gerrard revealed a lack of plan B at Liverpool under Brendan Rodgers, Ben Twelves explains why he thinks one is needed for the team to progress. The 3-1 defeat to Southampton...
- Published 65 days ago
The Joe Allen Conundrum
Brendan Rodgers’ decision to start Joe Allen alongside Steven Gerrard against Southampton was surprising and ultimately ineffective. The Welshman is struggling with injury and form in his first season at Anfield. I wrote a piece a couple...
- Published 68 days ago
Rodgers Needs To Practice What He Preaches
Kopology explains why Brendan Rodgers needs to learn from his mistakes after disappointingly repeating the same ones in his tactics for the defeat at Southampton on Saturday. Anyone familiar with my writing will know I’m a huge...
- Published 68 days ago
Liverpool Analysis: Out of darkness comes light
With Brendan Rodgers’ philosophy finally coming to fruition at Liverpool, we analyse the season thus far and how the improvements have come about. Article by these Football times. Out of darkness comes light. After a tough opening...
- Published 73 days ago
Talking Tactics: Suarez and the ‘Zola-zone’
Perhaps the most crucial issue for the future development of Liverpool under Brendan Rodgers is whether or not the club can hang on to Luis Suarez. Despite a controversy-ridden spell on Merseyside, Suarez appears to feel at...
- Published 119 days ago
No Wins Against Top Ten Opposition: Tactical Naivety Or Mental Weakness?
Kylie Mitchell compares Liverpool’s form, goalscoring and defensive record in games against teams from the bottom half of the table and teams in the top half of the table – the difference is huge. We head into...
- Published 126 days ago
Explaining the 4-3-3
Since the appointment of Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool last summer, much discussion has surrounded the Northern Irishman’s philosophy and desired formation. Rodgers discussed the merits of his favoured 4-3-3 system during the first meeting with supporters groups...
- Published 127 days ago
Pride and Promise at Old Trafford, But No Points
Team Selection Brendan Rodgers led a Liverpool team at Old Trafford for the first time, knowing that his side have yet to beat anyone in the top half of the league this season. There would have been...
- Published 131 days ago
Virus Not Terminal For Liverpool against Abject Rangers
Tactical analysis of Liverpool’s comfortable 3-0 win over QPR yesterday. Team Selection Given the malaise that has afflicted Liverpool in a miserable 2012, it was bitterly ironic that the squad was affected by a virus on the...
- Published 145 days ago
Rodgers’ naive team selection costs Liverpool
Stoke City 3-1 Liverpool 26th December 2012 Liverpool’s yo-yo form continued with a disappointing Boxing Day defeat at the Britannia Stadium – not that it should have been particularly unexpected. Brendan Rodgers’ decision to play the same...
- Published 148 days ago
False nine but not false hope for Liverpool
Tactical Analysis – West Ham 2-3 Liverpool Liverpool took the lead through Glen Johnson’s brilliant strike but went behind with a dubious penalty and an own goal. Two late goals won the game for the Reds. Line...
- Published 166 days ago
Analysis: The impact of Lucas’ return on Joe Allen
Sami Faizullah provides an in-depth analysis on how Lucas’ return to injury will impact on the Liverpool midfield, and specifically by allowing Joe Allen to operate slightly further ahead in Brendan Rodgers’ midfield three. LAST week Lucas...
- Published 178 days ago
Analysis: Swansea 0-0 Liverpool
Gavin Cooney takes a tactical look at Liverpool’s 0-0 draw with Swansea on Sunday afternoon. Starting Line-Ups Liverpool started somewhat as expected, in a 4-2-3-1 formation. The surprise was in the personnel: With Andre Wisdom injured, Glen...
- Published 179 days ago
Attack proves to be best form of defence for Rodgers
Gavin Cooney takes a tactical look at Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon. Starting Line Ups Liverpool: Jones; Wisdom, Carragher, Agger; Johnson, Allen, Sahin (Suso 60), Gerrard, Enrique; Sterling, Suarez. Having been...
- Published 194 days ago
Swansea, Spain or Barca? Discussing Liverpool’s attacking style
Liverpool’s lack of forwards and terrible conversion rate in front of goal have been much discussed and documented, here we take a look at Brendan Rodgers’ front three system itself and how various players can fit into...
- Published 215 days ago
Tactical Analysis: Liverpool 1-2 Man United
Despite the defeat, there were plenty of positives to take from Liverpool's performance against United at Anfield on Sunday.
- Published 242 days ago