Srikanth

Srikanth is a writer whose articles mainly deal with tactics or stats. A major fan of Torres/Henderson/Markovic, he is also the host of the Anfield Index Global Podcast and a regular guest on the Anfield Index Indian Podcast.

Manchester City 1 Liverpool 1 - Player Ratings

Manchester City 1 Liverpool 1 - Player Ratings

A mentally exhausting game ended with honours even, with both teams spurning big chances to settle the result. What looked to be a slow burner, exploded into life in a very watchable second half. This is how the Reds fared Simon Mignolet (6) - In spite of the attacking play from City, Mignolet had pretty little to do in terms of big saves. Got his leg to a ball cut in from the right. Could do nothing for the goal …
Liverpool 2 Burnley 1: Player Ratings

Liverpool 2 Burnley 1: Player Ratings

Liverpool have tended to oscillate between the joyful highs and the gut-wrenching lows. Today was somewhere down the middle and it was a great sight to see. Liverpool did not just win, but they found a way to win when they were way below the normal standard. Three points have never felt sweeter. Considering the direct nature of the game, I will be going direct on the match ratings piece. Simon Mignolet (6) - Could not do much for the …
Midfielders in Defence: For how much longer?

Midfielders in Defence: For how much longer?

As Liverpool suffered yet another calamitous defeat, the repetitive thought was how much longer could Liverpool afford to deploy this make-shift back line? James Milner When Milner was touted to be the first choice left-back in August, there was a mixture of amazement and worry at the decision. His initial performances seemed to be meeting the need of the hour, though he was consistently beaten down his side. But as the games passed, teams were more than happy to let …
Liverpool 2 Tottenham Hotspur 0: Player Ratings

Liverpool 2 Tottenham Hotspur 0: Player Ratings

Liverpool rose from their prolonged slumber to show glimpses of the form which made them so mesmerizing in the early part of the season. Liverpool were the hungrier team tonight and walked away with the points. What a difference a week's break makes, the first for Liverpool since December. This is how the Reds fared. Simon Mignolet (7) - Had a comfortable night in goal. Made a big save in the first half but was pretty much untroubled thereafter. Spurs …
Hull 2 Liverpool 0: Player Ratings

Hull 2 Liverpool 0: Player Ratings

All of us hoped that February would be better than January. But there seems no redemption for this Liverpool team as they suffered yet another defeat, another goal from a set-piece, and another goal from a route one counter-attack. This is the worst beginning to a calendar year by Liverpool since 1954. This is how the dismal Reds fared. Simon Mignolet (4.5) - A keeper's main duty is to catch the ball. Mignolet failed in his basic duty. Was brave …
Liverpool vs Chelsea Preview - Key Battles

Liverpool vs Chelsea Preview - Key Battles

Liverpool are having an absolutely wretched January as they welcome the leaders Chelsea to Anfield. Liverpool have lost three home games in a row for the first time since 2012 and they would dearly want to ensure the streak does not extend to four. The below are the key battles to look forward to in this blockbuster fixture. LIVERPOOL MIDFIELD vs MATIC/KANTE Klopp has preferred to line up with a midfield three in almost all of the games, hence it …
Liverpool 1 Wolves 2: Player Ratings

Liverpool 1 Wolves 2: Player Ratings

Out of the title race in January. Out of EFL Cup in January Out of FA Cup in January. This month needs to get binned. This is how the Reds fared Loris Karius (5) - Poor on the first goal. Needed to be more commanding and gather the ball when it was floated into the six-yard box. Made an excellent save late up when even the officials went to sleep. Caught in no man's land as Lucas saved his blushes. …
Liverpool 2 Swansea 3: Player Ratings

Liverpool 2 Swansea 3: Player Ratings

An abject performance from Liverpool saw them lose at home for the first time in 25 games. The players should have a proper look at themselves on the back of this defeat. This is how badly the Reds fared. Simon Mignolet (5) - Mignolet had an enjoyable first-half as Swansea were content to sit back. The second-half was a different story as the Belgian had no answers to any of the three goals. Tough to rate a keeper when the …
Sunderland 2 Liverpool 2: Player Ratings

Sunderland 2 Liverpool 2: Player Ratings

Two games within 48 hours was always going to be a mighty ask, and at the end the exertions showed as Liverpool dropped two points on the road at Sunderland. This is how the Reds fared. Simon Mignolet (6.5) - Had a busier first-half than he would have liked. Made a couple of big saves, especially a one-on-one against Defoe to ensure Liverpool still stayed level on the scoreboard. He could not have done much for either of the penalties. …
Liverpool 2 Sunderland 0: Player Ratings

Liverpool 2 Sunderland 0: Player Ratings

Liverpool overcame a battle of attrition and perseverance once again, the key difference being that Liverpool were rewarded for their efforts as the hosts came away with the three points and yet another clean-sheet. The celebration over the victory is sure to be tempered by the serious looking injury for Coutinho. This is how the Reds fared. Loris Karius (7.5) - The best all-round performance from the German yet, as his alertness thwarted a couple of big chances for Sunderland. …
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