Dominate, concede, repeat... Liverpool draw in Moscow

Dominate, concede, repeat... Liverpool draw in Moscow

The Details Date: 26/9/17 Venue: Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow Background Tonight, Spartak and Liverpool met for the first time since 2002. After what can probably be described as two disappointing draws for both teams in round one of the group fixtures, each of them was looking to get back on track with three points from this fixture. Sevilla, at home to Maribor in the other fixture, would surely be picking up three points and it was important to keep pace with …
Leicester City 2 - 3 Liverpool: Back to Winning Ways

Leicester City 2 - 3 Liverpool: Back to Winning Ways

The Details Date: 23/9/17 Venue: King Power Stadium, Leicester Background As a result of those strange fixture anomalies that football can sometimes provide us with, Liverpool had to revisit the King Power Stadium this evening. Leicester, of course, had been the venue for the Reds' early exit from the Carabao Cup last Tuesday night. The two starting elevens today were vastly different from those on Tuesday night, however. Leicester welcomed back players like Vardy, Mahrez, Schmeichel, Maguire and Andy King. While …
Observations from Liverpool's disappointing Cup exit at Leicester

Observations from Liverpool's disappointing Cup exit at Leicester

Liverpool crashed out of the League Cup with a 2-0 defeat against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium. The Reds dominated large parts of the game, but their wastefulness in front of goal was punished. Islam Slimani's sensational second goal to add to Shinji Okazaki's opener was enough for the Foxes to progress to the 4th round. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Dominic Solanke made their first competitive starts for the Reds, in a disappointing outing at a stadium where Jurgen …
Leicester City 2 - 0 Liverpool: A night to forget at the King Power Stadium

Leicester City 2 - 0 Liverpool: A night to forget at the King Power Stadium

Competition: Carabao Cup 3rd Round Date: 19/9/17 Venue: King Power Stadium So, the Reds were back in action again tonight. September is a gruelling month, match-wise for most clubs, second only to December. Liverpool have stayed true to their form of recent years by struggling in the immediate aftermath of the first international break of the season. A 5-0 trouncing at City was followed up with two home draws (2-2 v Sevilla, 1-1 v Burnley). Now, they begin a run …
Observations from the Liverpool v Burnley Stalemate

Observations from the Liverpool v Burnley Stalemate

This was always going to be a difficult game, especially considering Burnley's solid away form this season. It ended up as a stalemate, with Liverpool dropping two points. The key takeaways - Team News Klopp was expected to ring in the changes for the game vs Burnley, and he confirmed the same during his pre-match press conference. So it was not surprising to see the number of changes, but the intriguing aspects were the return of Coutinho and a start …
Liverpool 1 - 1 Burnley: Anfield bears witness to another draw

Liverpool 1 - 1 Burnley: Anfield bears witness to another draw

Competition: Premier League Date: 16/9/17 Venue: Anfield September has been a sobering month for Liverpool fans. Gone are the exuberant days of August and with them, our care-free attitude to just enjoying our Redmen attacking, scoring, and attacking again. September has opened our eyes to those defensive concerns which we knew were always there. In August, we were able to sweep those matters under the proverbial rug. September, however, seems to be that better friend. Unlike August, she won’t let …
Liverpool 2 - 2 Sevilla: Two goals apiece and two dropped points

Liverpool 2 - 2 Sevilla: Two goals apiece and two dropped points

Competition: Champions League Group Stage Date: 13th September 2017 Venue: Anfield The Champions League returned to Anfield tonight for the first time since 2014. We’ve won it five times, you know? Yes, Liverpool have won Europe’s premier club competition five times in their illustrious history. They didn’t do themselves proud in their last showing three years ago. Now was the chance to put that right, starting tonight. Teams Liverpool lineup - Karius, Gomez, Matip, Lovren, Moreno, Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum, Salah, …
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 …
Manchester City 5 - 0 Liverpool: City in Cruise Control

Manchester City 5 - 0 Liverpool: City in Cruise Control

Date: 9th September 2017 Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester Competition: Premier League Teams Manchester City lineup - Ederson, Danilo, Stones, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Walker, De Bruyne, David Silva, Mendy, Aguero, Gabriel Jesus Subs: Bravo, Gundogan, Mangala, Delph, Sané, Bernardo Silva, Foden Liverpool lineup - Mignolet, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Klavan, Moreno, Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mané Subs: Karius, Lovren, Sturridge, Solanke, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Milner, Gomez The Action The Etihad Stadium was the scene for today’s big game between Manchester City and Liverpool. It was …
Liverpool 4 - 0 Arsenal: The Reds' Unstoppable Attack

Liverpool 4 - 0 Arsenal: The Reds' Unstoppable Attack

Liverpool continued their unbeaten start to the Premier League season with an impressive 4-0 victory over Arsenal at Anfield on Sunday afternoon. Jurgen Klopp made two changes to the side which beat Hoffenheim on Wednesday evening and secured a place in the Champions League group stages. Simon Mignolet was mysteriously left out of the squad, while Loris Karius made his first start in goal since December 2016. Trent Alexander-Arnold was also left out of the side as Joe Gomez and …
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