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The Tomkins Times - Mon Feb 12 9:28 AM
After the pandemonium of Swansea, West Brom in the cup and Tottenham at home last weekend, it was a very welcome three points on the south coast against Southampton. Klopp’s first 2-0 away win of the season. And all done and dusted at half-time, just about. The rest of this article is for subscri...
The Tomkins Times - Fri Feb 9 11:26 AM
We’re away to our relegation-haunted feeder club on Sunday, kick off 16.30 UK time. The match is on Sky Sports. Cue hostile receptions for Lovren, Mane (a bit), Van Dijk (a lot) and Lallana if he’s playing. Our other ex-Saint, Clyne, won’t be around I’d imagine. We go into the weekend in 3rd plac...
The Tomkins Times - Mon Nov 20 12:27 PM
by Hemal Shah (TTT Subscriber Humdul1). I normally manage to go to about five matches a season, with my mate who I have grown up with. Both of us started supporting LFC while growing up in Kenya. We both now live in London so it is easier to go together. In this instance, I managed to secure four...
The Tomkins Times - Sun Nov 19 8:11 AM
Four wins on the bounce, three in the league – all by three goals – and guess what? Our performances are very similar to those when we were apparently ‘struggling’. This is Liverpool. Dominating games, creating plenty, restricting the opponents. When we don’t make any outrageous individual errors...
The Tomkins Times - Thu Nov 16 3:03 PM
The final international break of 2017 is behind us and there are 12 competitive matches for Liverpool to play before 2018 announces itself upon the world, or 13 in the space off 44 days if you include a trip to Burnley on Jan 1st, if that kind of numerical description floats your boat. The Reds w...
The Tomkins Times - Mon May 8 2:36 PM
by Chris Rowland. As ever, transport problems dominate ahead of the game itself. It seems not one but two trains are not running this Sunday, or on Sundays throughout May. I usually take the train from my local station to Manchester Victoria, cross the platform and take the Lime Street train from...
The Tomkins Times - Mon May 8 9:28 AM
By Daniel Rhodes. Well that was annoying. The players seemed as nervous trying to break down the most effective bus we’ve seen parked at Anfield all season as the fans in the crowd trying to cheer on what was happening on the pitch. I’ll be honest. I was the same watching at home. In my head I wa...
The Tomkins Times - Fri May 5 9:22 AM
By Gary Fulcher. Liverpool will be looking to gain some form of revenge when they welcome Southampton to Anfield on Sunday; 1.30pm kick off UK time. The Reds have failed to win any of their last five meetings against the Saints and suffered two 0-1 defeats in the EFL Cup semi-finals earlier this...
The Tomkins Times - Tue Jan 24 3:24 PM
By Gary Fulcher. Liverpool head into the EFL Cup semi-final second leg against Southampton at Anfield on Wednesday evening – 8pm kick off UK time – a goal down following the 0-1 defeat at St Mary’s two weeks ago. With Manchester Utd all but Wembley bound following their 2-0 semi-final first leg v...
The Tomkins Times - Tue Jan 10 11:57 AM
By Gary Fulcher. Liverpool travel to St Mary’s for the first leg of the EFL Cup semi-final on Wednesday – 7.45pm kick off UK time – with the winners of this two legged tie set to face either Hull City or Manchester Utd in the final at Wembley on February 26. This will be the eighth meeting betwee...
The Tomkins Times - Fri Dec 2 5:44 PM
W/c Monday 28th November 2016. Welcome to our weekly round-up of news and events on the site, matters relating to LFC and the world of football generally. This summary is for Subscribers only.
The Tomkins Times - Wed Nov 23 1:41 PM
I don’t know precisely how much the international break affected other teams, but clearly it didn’t help Liverpool in their visit to Southampton. The Reds lost Adam Lallana to injury, and had their two key Brazilians flying around the world, with Philippe Coutinho playing in the massive ‘derby’ g...
The Tomkins Times - Sun Nov 20 8:44 AM
By Daniel Rhodes. Damn you international football; damn you destroying momentum; damn you injuring our players; damn you making them fly around the world and clearly removing their finishing abilities. Thankfully, no more of that nonsense for at least a hundred days. The rest of this post is for...
The Tomkins Times - Thu Nov 17 3:27 PM
Part One by Gary Fulcher. The last international break of the year is finally behind us as the focus switches back to domestic action for Liverpool with a trip St Mary’s Stadium on Saturday – 3pm kick off UK time – to face 10th place Southampton. Claude Puel’s side have lost their last two Premie...
The Tomkins Times - Sun Apr 10 6:48 PM
By Daniel Rhodes. Apart from the ridiculous second half against Southampton, we’ve been on an impressive run of performances lately. This one though, with a heavily rotated side including Ojo and Stewart, produced a stunning exhibition, especially in the second half when Origi came on. The rest i...
The Tomkins Times - Mon Apr 4 11:01 AM
By Paul Tomkins. Despite dropping points in the past two games from leading positions, Liverpool showed enough against Southampton – in a near-perfect first half – and Spurs (for the whole game) to suggest a team heading in the right direction. Progress is rarely linear. There will be downs as we...
The Tomkins Times - Tue Mar 22 4:16 PM
By Mihail Vladimirov. Southampton made only one change for this game. Fonte, returning from a one game ban, replaced Targett, with Bertrand returning to his place at left-back after one game at centre-back. Wanyama, returning from a 6-game suspension, and Mane, who was successful in his appeal a...
The Tomkins Times - Mon Mar 21 12:58 PM
By Daniel Rhodes. Sat watching the first half with my young son, we marvelled at the free flowing, dynamic, big-chance creating, away-points accumulating, footballing beast of Liverpool Football Club. We were like a team of Thursday night Sakhos. A team full of energy and hard work, starting to m...
The Tomkins Times - Fri Mar 18 3:32 PM
By Chris Rowland and Daniel Rhodes. This season may be long and demanding but it’s increasingly looking full of exciting possibilities for Liverpool. Next up for the Reds it’s St.Mary’s, scene of our 6-1 Capital Cup victory, kick off Sunday 1.30pm UK time. With the Saints currently above us on go...
The Tomkins Times - Sun Dec 27 9:38 AM
On a day when Arsenal were thumped four nil away to an out-of-form Southampton, days after beating Manchester City, Stoke make easy work of Van Gaal’s Man United and Chelsea battle to a point at home to Watford, The Season Of Unpredictability continues apace as Liverpool beat top of the table Lei...
The Tomkins Times - Tue Dec 1 1:00 PM
By Gary Fulcher. Liverpool begin a sequence of three consecutive away games with the Capital One Cup quarter-final tie against Southampton on Wednesday evening; 7.45pm kick off UK time. The Reds are in good form having won three in a row – 4-1 at Man City, 2-1 at home to Bordeaux and 1-0 against...
The Tomkins Times - Tue Oct 27 3:55 PM
By Mihail Vladimirov. Summary Southampton sprang two initial surprises – fielding only one out-and-out defensive midfielder (Wanyama) and opting for a mass high press early on Saints’ high press didn’t really pay off, and they left spaces elsewhere as a result Once again Liverpool could not explo...
The Tomkins Times - Mon Oct 26 7:41 AM
This season, similar to the last, will involve: a brief round-up of all the key stats from each match, the press conferences when available, some match highlights, and Dan Kennett’s Tableau Dashboard as the season progresses. The rest of this post is for subscribers only:
The Tomkins Times - Sat Oct 24 6:18 PM
By Mihail Vladimirov. Klopp would have liked an easier opponent for his Premier League debut. Not that Southampton are one of the most in-form teams in the moment; but Koeman’s side have become one of the league’s most uncomfortable opponents. This clash has the potential to be much trickier for...
The Tomkins Times - Fri Oct 23 12:31 PM
By Gary Fulcher and Daniel Rhodes. Ronald Koeman’s Southampton are our next opponents at Anfield on Sunday afternoon – 4.15pm kick off UK time. We did the league double over them last season, winning 2-1 at Anfield and 2-0 at St Mary’s. The Saints are level on points with Liverpool but sit in 8th...
The Tomkins Times - Tue Feb 24 3:54 PM
By Mihail Vladimirov. SUMMARY Koeman started with a 4-2-3-1, with the front 4 pressing from high up Saints had a mixed, balanced approach of attacking and defensive intentions Coutinho’s early goal made Saint’s initial tactical approach redundant They lacked the creativity, guile and fluid movem...
The Tomkins Times - Mon Feb 23 7:03 AM
Rather than have a stand-alone article focusing purely on the stats from each match of the Premier League season, this campaign we will broaden the focus of the post-match analysis and provide more useful and relevant information for subscribers. This article is for subscribers only.
The Tomkins Times - Fri Feb 20 2:10 PM
By Gary Fulcher, Daniel Rhodes and Mihail Vladimirov. Liverpool have the opportunity to reduce the gap between us and 4th placed Southampton on Sunday when we travel to St Mary’s; 4: 15pm kick off UK time. Victory for the Reds over Ronald Koeman’s sides will move us to within one point of the Sai...
The Tomkins Times - Mon Aug 18 2:51 PM
By Daniel Rhodes. Rather than have a stand alone article, focusing purely on the stats from each match of the Premier league season, this campaign we would like to broaden the focus of the post-match analysis and provide more useful and relevant information – usually by request after the game in...
The Tomkins Times - Fri Aug 15 4:31 PM
By Gary Fulcher. Liverpool kick off their 2014/15 Premier League campaign with the visit of Ronald Koeman’s Southampton to Anfield on Sunday afternoon; 13.30 kick off UK time. These two sides last met on the opening day of the season back in 1998/99 at the Dell, when Liverpool secured a 2-1 victo...