Observations as Liverpool are Left Sick from Toffee

Observations as Liverpool are Left Sick from Toffee

For 70 minutes, it was a Christmas party. The snow fell, the scoreboard looked pretty and the Kop sang a merry tune. Liverpool players, picked in order to combat the sub-zero conditions, were far superior to those they came up against. They were quicker than the Blues, stronger than the Blues, better technically than the Blues and ahead of the Blues, for the most. But it wasn't enough. A ball up the pitch, some contact and a penalty. 1-1, knocking …
Observations as Liverpool spark out Spartak

Observations as Liverpool spark out Spartak

Absolutely joyful football from Jurgen's last 16 Reds as Liverpool bounce into the knockout stages of the Champions League, top of the group and on top of the world after another devastating win. 17 goals in 7 days. Mustard. From Coutinho's slick penalty early on to Mo Salah capping his night off with a goal, it was a perfect night that Klopp will have gone to bed dreaming of on Tuesday. On Wednesday night, will a Champions League trophy be …
Liverpool 7 - 0 Spartak Moscow: Iron Curtain torn apart by Reds onslaught

Liverpool 7 - 0 Spartak Moscow: Iron Curtain torn apart by Reds onslaught

The Details Date: 6/12/17 Venue: Anfield, Liverpool Background The stage was set at Anfield. The knockout stages of the Champions League awaited the victors. A win for Liverpool would also guarantee top spot in the group. Draw, and the Reds would probably slip into second place as Sevilla were widely expected to defeat Maribor in their final game, also tonight. Spartak had to win to progress. Klopp again rotated his starting eleven with five changes from the team that took the pitch at …
A wacky line-up, a little magician and 5-1 to the Reds

A wacky line-up, a little magician and 5-1 to the Reds

THE DETAILS Brighton and Hove Albion v Liverpool FC Premier League Amex Stadium, Brighton Brighton were hoping to prey on Liverpool's dire recent away record against newly promoted sides. Liverpool were looking for their dire away record against newly promoted sides to not continue. So what does Jurgen Klopp do? He plays a 3-4-3 with two midfielders at centre-back. But he also plays a little Brazilian on the side, who has magic in his feet. TEAMS Brighton lineup (4-5-1) – …
Stoke City 0 - 3 Liverpool: Reds win well at Stoke

Stoke City 0 - 3 Liverpool: Reds win well at Stoke

The Details Date: 29/11/2017 Venue: bet365 Stadium, Stoke Background The hectic Festive schedule is upon us. Stoke City were hoping to cut Liverpool down to size, as they so love doing to the bigger clubs. Liverpool were looking to overtake Spurs by claiming all three points. Solanke made his first Premier League start for the Reds while Emre Can and Dejan Lovren also returned to the starting eleven. Oxlade-Chamberlain held onto his starting berth from the Chelsea game at the weekend. Salah …
Observations as Liverpool and Chelsea Share The Spoils

Observations as Liverpool and Chelsea Share The Spoils

Liverpool and Chelsea played out a 1-1 draw on Saturday evening, with Mohamed Salah's second-half goal cancelled out by a rather fortuitous effort from Willian. Here are the observations from the match. Mohamed Salah shines against former-club Here we are again; another Liverpool game, another goal for Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian winger produced another impressive display for the Reds, showing incisive movement throughout the ninety minutes to cause some real problems for his former-club. During his time at Chelsea, Salah …
Sevilla 3 - 3 Liverpool: Reds Surrender Three Points in Spain

Sevilla 3 - 3 Liverpool: Reds Surrender Three Points in Spain

The Details Date: 21/11/2017 Venue: Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Seville Background Liverpool arrived in Seville on a good run of recent form. Despite some early disappointing results in the group for Liverpool, these two teams have lived up to expectations as they battle it out for the top spot. Teams Sevilla lineup (4-1-2-3) - Rico; Mercado, Geis, Lenglet, Escudero(c); Banega, N'Zonzi, Pizarro; Sarabia, Ben Yedder, Nolito Subs: Soria, Vazquez, Corchia, Krohn-Dehli, Navas, Correa, Muriel Liverpool lineup (4-1-2-3) - Karius; Gomez, Lovren, Klavan, Moreno; Henderson(c), …
Liverpool 3 - 0 Southampton: Saints put to the Sword at Anfield

Liverpool 3 - 0 Southampton: Saints put to the Sword at Anfield

The Details Date: 18/11/2017 Venue: Anfield, Liverpool Background Premier League football returned today after the final international break of the year. Liverpool welcomed Southampton to Anfield. The Reds failed to score against the Saints in four meetings last season and would be hoping to put things right today. Joel Matip missed out through injury but Coutinho, Henderson and Mané were all fully recovered and made the starting eleven. Shane Long replaced Gabbiadini as the lone striker for Southampton while Lemina was still out …
West Ham 1 - 4 Liverpool: Reds run riot at London Stadium, again

West Ham 1 - 4 Liverpool: Reds run riot at London Stadium, again

The Details Date: 4/11/2017 Venue: London Stadium Background Liverpool visited West Ham for the first time since their convincing 4-0 victory at London Stadium back in May. Klopp's Reds have been trying to kickstart their season again after a dismal run of results in September. October was an improvement but Spurs took Liverpool apart at Wembley to put a bit of a dampener on the 'revival'. Sadio Mané also returned to the starting eleven, ahead of schedule after his recent injury. West Ham …
Observations from Liverpool's comfortable night against Maribor

Observations from Liverpool's comfortable night against Maribor

Three goals, three points and an efficient performance. The Reds are back, kind of, with the Champions League last 16 well in sight. From the top of the main stand, where I sat for the first time (pleasantly surprised at noise), what did I observe? Daniel Sturridge Yes, I’m starting with a substitute scoring in the last min. Sturridge is the real story of the night. After all, he’s been through, he finally gets his Champions League goal, and a …
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