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 …
Liverpool 3 - 0 Maribor: Patience the most important virtue again

Liverpool 3 - 0 Maribor: Patience the most important virtue again

The Details Date: 1/11/17 Venue: Anfield, Liverpool Background Liverpool came into this game as hot favourites after disposing of the same opposition 7-0 in Slovenia two weeks ago. They could all-but-guarantee qualification to the knockout stages with three points tonight and maintain pole position at the top of the group ahead of Sevilla. Klopp would have the opportunity to rest some regular starters and give some much-needed game time to fringe players. Oxlade-Chamberlain would get his chance from the start but …
Observations as Liverpool toil to a victory over Huddersfield

Observations as Liverpool toil to a victory over Huddersfield

Liverpool toiled hard but eventually came out with much needed 3 points. The key takeaway moments from today's game. The Team Sheet The Liverpool fanbase were waiting with bated breath to see how many changes would be affected by Klopp. Ultimately it turned out to be not many, especially in the hotly debated positions. There would be a late twist in the tale though, with Lovren pulling out the last moment to be replaced by Klavan. Not the start Liverpool …
Liverpool 3 - 0 Huddersfield Town: Patience shown to topple Terriers

Liverpool 3 - 0 Huddersfield Town: Patience shown to topple Terriers

The Details Date: 28/10/2017 Venue: Anfield, Liverpool Background Today, Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool welcomed David Wagner's Huddersfield Town to Anfield. Klopp, surprisingly, had decided to keep the same defensive setup that faced Spurs. However, a change was forced as Lovren ended up getting injured in the warmup. Klavan came in to replace him. Coutinho was also out with a slight muscle injury, giving Sturridge a rare league start for the Reds. Wagner set his Huddersfield team up much as expected with …
Observations as Liverpool are whacked at Wembley

Observations as Liverpool are whacked at Wembley

I'm going to level with you all, in my good honest way. Racing back from Goodison (at least we can laugh at Everton) to watch this one, with the rain lashing down on my phone screen until I got in for the last 30 minutes on a telly, my analysis of this drubbing may not be as detailed as on another occasion. However, when you lose 4-1 to a team that you're meant to be 'at least as good as', …
Spurs 4 - 1 Liverpool: Reds well beaten in London

Spurs 4 - 1 Liverpool: Reds well beaten in London

The Details Date: 22/10/2017 Venue: Wembley Stadium, London Background Liverpool travelled to London today to take on an in-form Spurs team with the irrepressible Harry Kane the focal point of their attack. Spurs have been going from strength-to-strength in recent years and with Mauricio Pochettino at the helm, they have one of the most impressive young coaches in the game today. Liverpool, however, could come into the game with some level of confidence after their 7-0 win in Slovenia on Tuesday, …
Observations from an easy Liverpool win in Slovenia

Observations from an easy Liverpool win in Slovenia

Ah, that was nice, wasn't it? When was the last time Liverpool played and nails weren't being bitten in the minutes leading up to full-time? It was just one of those nights in Slovenia as the Reds (Weird Oranges?) put seven past a sorry Maribor. The nails were being bitten for about four minutes. Once Bobby Firmino put Liverpool up by a goal, there was really only one way the match was heading. One more goal from Firmino, a couple …
Maribor 0 - 7 Liverpool: Seven in Slovenia for Rampant Reds!

Maribor 0 - 7 Liverpool: Seven in Slovenia for Rampant Reds!

The Details Date: 17/10/17 Venue: Stadion Ljudski vrt, Maribor, Slovenia Background After opening the group stages with two consecutive draws, in games that they really should have won, Liverpool needed to stop sharing the spoils. The Reds were in danger of losing out on the vital top spot to Sevilla if they didn't pick up their form soon. One win in eight in all competitions for Klopp's men meant that this trip to Slovenia could not be taken lightly. Maribor were …
Observations as Liverpool Frustrated by Goalless Draw with United

Observations as Liverpool Frustrated by Goalless Draw with United

Back to Premier League action after another dull international break, Liverpool dominated an in-form Manchester United side but couldn't find a way to steal all the spoils in a goalless draw. The Reds got off to a lively start, dominating the ball and pressing the opposition high up the pitch. However, the game saw another succession of missed chances for Klopp's side who were left frustrated by a Jose Mourinho shaped bus. Here are the observations from the game. Joe …
Mourinho's Double-Decker Denies the Reds - Liverpool 0 - 0 Manchester United

Mourinho's Double-Decker Denies the Reds - Liverpool 0 - 0 Manchester United

The Details Date: 14/10/2017 Venue: Anfield, Liverpool Background This game, eh? This bloody game. Especially when it's the early kick-off on a Saturday, this bloody game. The remaining happiness levels of our weekend largely depended on the following ninety minutes of football. You could argue it shouldn't, but it does. United arrive at Anfield seven points ahead of Liverpool and second in the league, just trailing City on goal difference. Liverpool have been off the boil, somewhat, since Arsenal were …
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