Tactical Analysis Of Liverpool’s Aggressive Tackling And Pressing Mentality

We can chalk that up with something not associated with a squad that scored 101 goals last season, along with something else that’s stuck in the back of the mainstream football brain – defense. Before we get into how the Reds win the ball back, losing someone who is statistically connected to 43 goals had to be addressed. There were many finishes that Luis Suarez was involved...
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Why Philippe Coutinho deserved a call-up for the Selecao

Why Philippe Coutinho deserved a call-up for the Selecao - originally posted on Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho has been called up, for the first time since he made his debut, for new Brazil coach Dunga’s first squad.  Dunga stated: “History shows that you can’t start from scratch, it’s important to keep some of the previous structure in place. Slowly...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Brazil Announces 23-Man Squad For September Friendlies in US

Brazil’s new head coach, Dunga, has announced his 23-man squad that will face Colombia on September 5 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami followed by a friendly against Ecuador on September 9 at Met Life Stadium in New York. Dunga has made several big changes to Luis Filipe Scolari’s World Cup roster, including the addition of Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho who will likely earn his...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Philippe Coutinho Recalled To Brazil Squad For Exhibitions In United States

Philippe Coutinho is coming back to America less than two months after his last stateside visit. Coutinho was recalled to Brazil’s national team for a pair of exhibition games that will take place in the United States in September. Brazil will face Colombia on September 5 in Miami and Ecuador on September 9 in New Jersey, and newly installed Brazil head coach Dunga selected the...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Dunga drops 13 Brazil players from World Cup squad for friendlies

Brazil coach Dunga named his first squad since returning to the national team on Tuesday - with 13 players from the World Cup squad missing out. Full backs Marcelo and Dani Alves are among the biggest names not to get called up for the friendlies against Colombia on Sept. 5 in Miami and Ecuador on Sept. 9 in New Jersey. Dunga replaced Luiz Felipe Scolari after Brazil's disappointing...
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Liverpool Squad Breakdown: Daniel Sturridge The Main Man In Attack

Liverpool lit up the Premier League last season, scoring 101 goals in 38 games — the club’s highest tally since 1895-96. While many bemoan the loss of league-leading goal scorer Luis Suarez, who was sold to Barcelona during the offseason, there’s a silver lining. Subtract the 31 league goals Suarez scored last season, and Liverpool would have scored 70 in 2013-14. That’s...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Rodgers tips Coutinho for greatness

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes the “magical” Philippe Coutinho can take the UEFA Champions League by storm. Brazilian playmaker Coutinho […]
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Liverpool Looking to Retain 22yr Old Starlet with Long Term Contract

According to The Telegraph, it looks like manager Brendan Rodgers and owner John W. Henry may give Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho a new long term contract. The deal comes at a good time for the 22-year-old, as he is coming off a ... Read More
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Liverpool To Offer Philippe Coutinho New Contract Soon, Brendan Rodgers Says

Liverpool wants to keep its “brain” in place, so Philippe Coutinho should expect some news in the coming weeks. On Monday, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said that the club wants to sign Coutinho to a contract extension before the start of the 2014-15 season (Aug. 17 against Southampton). “A new contract for Philippe is something we will look to do over the summer,” Rodgers...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Liverpool transfer rumors: Bony, Coutinho, Manquillo, Reina

Just 26 more days until the summer transfer window closes, which means the gossip and rumors are flying fast. Time to talk Liverpool transfer rumors. -According to the Daily Mirror, Swansea are set to scrap Wilfried Bony’s £19 million release clause to help sell the unsettled striker. Both Spurs and Liverpool have been heavily linked to him this summer transfer window. -Liverpool...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Rodgers hopeful over Coutinho deal

Brendan Rodgers is eager for Philippe Coutinho to sign a new contract but is unsure when the Liverpool midfielder will […]
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Vincent Kompany’s Error Allows Philippe Coutinho To Score Winner (GIF)

Vincent Kompany betrayed his reputation as the Premier League’s top defender when he made a high-profile error in Manchester City’s 3-2 defeat against Liverpool on Sunday. The game was tied at 2-2 in the 78th minute, when Manchester City defender Gael Clichy headed a throw-in backwards toward Kompany. The Manchester City captain tried to boot it upfield but missed, setting up...
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Coutinho dreaming of Premier League title

Philippe Coutinho is confident Liverpool will move a step closer to Premier League glory with victory over Manchester City on […]
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Philippe Coutinho: Liverpool Must Reproduce Best Performances During Run-In

Philippe Coutinho insists Liverpool’s recent Anfield displays against Everton and Arsenal have set the benchmark for the team to try and emulate over the remainder of the campaign, as it tries to secure a successful finale to 2013-14. The Reds swept both the Blues and the Gunners aside in their last two games on home soil, winning 4-0 and 5-1 respectively, to bolster their push...
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Rodgers lauds ´wonderful´ Coutinho

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has labelled Philippe Coutinho a “wonderful talent” ahead of his side’s FA Cup trip to Arsenal […]
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

This weekend’s talking points in the Barclays Premier League

There’s only one place to start this week….. Five star Liverpool trash sorry Arsenal Many fans were expecting an evenly matched game top of the league Arsenal made the long trip to Champions League challengers Liverpool. Evenly matched it certainly was not. Martin Skrtel headed Liverpool into the lead in the first minute of the game and the defender added a second on the 10 minute...
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Pellegrini says victory crucial

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini felt his side beat the best team in the Premier League as they bolstered their title credentials with victory over Liverpool. City came from behind to knock the Reds off top spot and climb to second with a 2-1 success at the Etihad Stadium on Boxing Day. Captain Vincent Kompany and Alvaro Negredo both netted before the interval after Philippe...
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December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

The Premier League: Six things we learned on Boxing day

The busy Premier League Christmas period continues with every side in action on Boxing day. Mignolet messes up as City silence Suarez The days late kick off between Manchester CIty and Liverpool at the Etihad was always billed to be the day’s main event. With the other action concluded all eyes turned to Manchester for a heavyweight battle between two teams with title potential...
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Philippe Coutinho’s Goal Not Enough, As Liverpool Suffers Defeat at Manchester City

Liverpool could consider itself unfortunate not to have taken something from a pulsating contest, as it went down to a narrow 2-1 defeat at Manchester City on Boxing Day. The Reds went into a 25th-minute lead when Philippe Coutinho slotted into an empty net from close range after Raheem Sterling had rounded Joe Hart, but City drew level quickly through Vincent Kompany‘s header...
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Tottenham 0-5 Liverpool: Rogers’ side make light work of Spurs

Associated Press Luis Suarez scored twice in Liverpool’s 0-5 victory away at Tottenham Hotspur.  The Reds were dominant on the day, especially after the sending off of Paulinho to take Spurs down to ten men. Paulinho was shown a red for a dangerously high challenge on Suarez where his foot connected with the Uruguayan’s chest. Liverpool was already handling Tottenham on all...
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Sandro Compares Philippe Coutinho to Ronaldinho, Says Liverpool Playmaker’s Passing Is Unpredictable

In three days’ time, Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Sandro expects to be in direct opposition to a player he feels comfortable in comparing to Brazilian playmaker Ronaldinho – Philippe Coutinho. The compatriots will go head-to-head when Liverpool travel to North London on Sunday for a heavyweight Barclays Premier League clash, with the Reds searching for a third straight win....
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Brendan Rodgers Says Philippe Coutinho Plays With Joy of ‘Street Kid,’ Delivers Man’s Performances

Brendan Rodgers is so determined to see Philippe Coutinho express his talent at the FIFA World Cup next summer that the Liverpool boss is regularly reporting about the No. 10′s talent to the Brazil manager. The playmaker has consistently delighted and surprised Kopites with his outstanding passing and creativity since joining the Reds from Inter Milan in January of this year. Despite...
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Rodgers endorses Coutinho´s World Cup chances

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes Philippe Coutinho’s form could earn him a spot in Brazil’s FIFA World Cup squad. The […]
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Daniel Sturridge To Miss 6-8 Weeks, Liverpool’s Festive Period Due to Sprained Ankle

Brendan Rodgers offered an update on the fitness of Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho following Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat at Hull City — and confirmed Kolo Toure also picked up a knock at the KC Stadium. Sturridge is likely to be out of action until mid-January after rolling his ankle in training on Friday and consequently missing the trip to Humberside. Meanwhile, the Reds...
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Six things we learned this week in the Barclays Premier League

Jesus Navas celebrates his goal after 14 seconds against Spurs. Nothing beats derby day as Lukaku, Suarez and Sturridge shine on It is very rare that a local derby in the Premier League is a disappointing occasion and this Saturday’s early kick off was no exception. Liverpool made the very short trip to Goodison Park to face local rivals Everton in a fixture that divides Merseyside...
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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