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Player Ratings from Liverpool's disappointing draw against United

Player Ratings from Liverpool's disappointing draw against United

Onto the next one and all that, but after a much better attacking performance at home to Man Utd compared to last season, it's annoying that the Reds couldn't land all three points. A chance here, a chance there but always just a little lacking. Anyway, how did everyone get on individually? Simon Mignolet (6/10): As commanding as a sheep at times, with too much hesitancy on more than one occasion as Matip looked to leave the ball for him. …
Mohamed Salah: Liverpool's next global star?

Mohamed Salah: Liverpool's next global star?

Liverpool vs Manchester United is a game that notoriously has a huge amount of viewers, but Saturday's instalment will be a clash feasted upon by a whole new nation. Mohamed Salah, jokingly titled by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as the 'King of Egypt' some months ago, is the first real Egyptian star to feature for either of the teams and will make his debut in the fixture this weekend. Salah makes it to the game off the back of further increasing his …
Liverpool Player Ratings from a Frustrating Night in Moscow

Liverpool Player Ratings from a Frustrating Night in Moscow

From Russia with a point, return Jürgen’s Reds. Not great for Liverpool, but routine wins against Maribor and we’ll be laughing with 8 from 4. Speaking of 8s and 4s, how did the players get on? Starting Eleven Loris Karius (5): Got sympathy for him with the first goal because it’s powerful etc. But, he doesn’t dive properly, so. Made a couple of half-decent other saves but he didn't do anything to win back his league place. Trent Alexander-Arnold (6): …
Leicester 2 Liverpool 3 - Player Ratings

Leicester 2 Liverpool 3 - Player Ratings

A win! A win! We'll take that, won't we? A first three points for the Reds in what seems like forever, as we dispatched Jamie Vardy and his band of merry men. 3-2! Simon Mignolet (6): An interesting performance for Migs. Some good saves, but he'll be annoyed that he pushes the ball to Mahrez from an early Vardy chance and to Vardy for his tap-in. A great penalty save, but he'll be annoyed that he did a Lovren vs Sevilla …
Klopp's options to fix the defence before January

Klopp's options to fix the defence before January

As Islam Slimani crashed in Leicester's second on Tuesday night, it sent Liverpool packing from the League Cup and all but confirmed that the Reds would remain winless for a fourth successive game. After having five put past them by Manchester City, Jurgen Klopp's side could only manage draws against Sevilla and Burnley before being out-foxed by... well, you get the pun. Just nine games into the new season, Liverpool have already conceded 16 goals. It hasn't worked so far, …
Liverpool 2 - 2 Sevilla: Player ratings from a frustrating night at Anfield

Liverpool 2 - 2 Sevilla: Player ratings from a frustrating night at Anfield

A disappointing one, that. Liverpool were better, much better, than Sevilla for large parts. The Reds' attack gave the Spaniard's defence hell, and the Reds know they should have walked off the pitch with all three points, and preferably eleven men. So, a 2-2 draw will irk most - myself included. But, Liverpool showed enough tonight to suggest that they can top this group, and if Firmino scores his penalty then we don't spend the next three days dissecting a …
Picking apart Liverpool's lunchtime problem

Picking apart Liverpool's lunchtime problem

Liverpool's thrashing at the hands of Manchester City on Saturday left the Red side of Merseyside feeling sick to their stomachs. One, two, three four and five, City brought the rain - not the scattered showers - after Sadio Mane was sent for an early bath. For many, it ruined their weekend. Losing at Saturday lunch often see's Match of the Day cancelled, and the Saturday night pints are a drowning of sorrows rather than a celebration. And then you've …
Observations from Liverpool's Etihad embarrassment

Observations from Liverpool's Etihad embarrassment

Liverpool were torn from pillar to post for around an hour after Sadio Mane's red card, losing 5-0 to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. A goal from Sergio Aguero had broken the deadlock in a game that looked as if it could swing either way until Mane's right boot swung into the jaw of Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson. From then on, it was one-way traffic. Say what you want about how Klopp set his tactics up, whether Liverpool worked …
Could loaning Divock Origi cost Liverpool the title?

Could loaning Divock Origi cost Liverpool the title?

Amid the madness of Deadline Day, Divock Origi's loan move to Wolfsburg went a little un-noticed. Touted after the striker wasn't included in squad's for either of the last two Premier League games, Jürgen Klopp granted Origi his wish of more first team football by sanctioning a move to the Bundesliga side. Liverpool have done well financially from the deal, Wolfsburg paying Origi's wages plus a rumoured loan fee of six million pounds. On the surface, it seems a good …
Welcome to Liverpool (In 2018), Naby Keita!

Welcome to Liverpool (In 2018), Naby Keita!

We've got him, he's ours. I feel like a child who has just wandered downstairs on Christmas Day, and so should you. Naby Keita is a Liverpool player. A Red. A Scouser. Admittedly, many people - myself included - hadn't heard of him this time last year. But, if a week is a long time in politics, then a year is a long time in football. Indeed, politics has played some role in the transfer, with the rare way in …
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