Liverpool 4 - 2 Hoffenheim: Job Done at Anfield

Liverpool 4 - 2 Hoffenheim: Job Done at Anfield

Match: Liverpool (2) v (1) Hoffenheim Date: August 23rd @ 19:45 BST Venue: Anfield Competition: Champions League Playoff 2nd Leg Liverpool lineup - Mignolet, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Lovren, Moreno, Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mané Subs: Karius, Gomez, Solanke, Klavan, Robertson, Milner, Sturridge Hoffenheim lineup - Baumann, Nordtveit, Vogt, Hubner, Kaderabek, Demirbay, Geiger, Zuber, Gnabry, Wagner, Kramaric Subs: Kobel, Bicakcic, Rupp, Polanski, Toljan, Uth, Szalai Ninety minutes from Champions League football. Ninety minutes from bringing those nights back home. Ninety minutes …
Observations As Liverpool Grind Out 1-0 Win Against Palace

Observations As Liverpool Grind Out 1-0 Win Against Palace

Liverpool picked up their first win of the new Premier League campaign on Saturday afternoon as they made a very welcome return to Anfield. Up against what can only be described as a real bogey team, Jurgen Klopp's side silenced any pre-kick off nerves, grinding out the three points after Sadio Mané put them ahead in the second-half. Here are the observations from the match. Promising Debut For Robertson Making his first competitive start for the club since joining from …
Liverpool 1 - 0 Crystal Palace: Hard-fought win at Anfield

Liverpool 1 - 0 Crystal Palace: Hard-fought win at Anfield

Match: Liverpool v Crystal Palace Date: August 19th, 2017 Venue: Anfield Competition: Premier League Liverpool lineup - Mignolet, Gomez, Matip, Klavan, Robertson, Henderson, Milner, Wijnaldum, Mané, Firmino, Sturridge Subs: Karius, Flanagan, Can, Origi, Lovren, Salah, Solanke Crystal Palace lineup - Hennessey, Fosu-Mensah, Dann, Tomkins, Ward, Milivojevic, Puncheon, van Aanholt, Loftus-Cheek, Townsend, Benteke Subs: Speroni, Kelly, Schlupp, Kaikai, McArthur, Cabaye, Lokilo So, here they come. Liverpool’s bogey team of recent years. Our first home game of the season and it’s against …
Observations as Liverpool edge ahead in first-leg against Hoffenheim

Observations as Liverpool edge ahead in first-leg against Hoffenheim

And breathe… It was a nervy night for us Liverpool fans as the first-leg of the Champions League qualifier got under way with a trip to Hoffenheim. Shaky straight off the bat, the German outfit looked capable of causing real problems for Klopp’s side, who’s defensive frailties are well documented. That was confounded by an 11th minute penalty which raised more than a few heart rates around Merseyside. However, The Reds rode the rapids and came out on top thanks …
Hoffenheim 1  Liverpool 2 - No need to panic, yet

Hoffenheim 1 Liverpool 2 - No need to panic, yet

Date: 15th August 2017 Venue: Rhein-Neckar Arena Competition: Champions League Qualifier Teams Hoffenheim lineup - Baumann, Vogt, Hubner, Bicakcic, Kaderabek, Rupp, Demirbay, Zubar, Gnabry, Kramaric, Wagner Subs: Kobel, Nordtveit, Toljan, Amiri, Uth, Szalai, Geiger Liverpool lineup - Mignolet, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Lovren, Moreno, Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mané Subs: Karius, Origi, Milner, Klavan, Gomez, Grujic, Solanke The Build-Up Football’s not meant to be like this, is it? Or maybe our second game of the season (yes, SECOND GAME!) should be …
Candidates for Liverpool’s MOTM vs Watford

Candidates for Liverpool’s MOTM vs Watford

Liverpool were denied an opening day victory as Miguel Britos's late header shared the spoils for Watford at Vicarage Road. Much of the pre-match talk was dominated by the headlines of Philippe Coutinho, who had handed in a transfer request the Friday before the game. The general consensus was that the Reds had to put the stories regarding the Brazilian to one side as they looked to open their Premier League season with a win at Marco Silva's Watford. It …
Observations as Liverpool throw away two points against Watford

Observations as Liverpool throw away two points against Watford

Given the thrills of the unpredictable, hair-raising Premier League that the media tells us we should embrace and love for it's uniqueness, that all seemed a little predictable. Liverpool were behind, level, behind, level, ahead and level in a topsy-turvy opening clash with Watford, one that finished 3-3. It was disappointing, but perhaps not a terrible point come the end of the season, especially if we get past Hoffenheim. Observations were there to be made, and here they are. PRAISE …
Dublin Delight for Klopp's Confident Reds

Dublin Delight for Klopp's Confident Reds

Liverpool 3 - 1 Athletic Bilbao August 5th, 2017 Aviva Stadium, Dublin Last pre-season friendly Liverpool lineup - Mignolet, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Lovren, Moreno, Can, Milner, Grujic, Salah, Firmino, Origi Subs: Karius, Ward, Wijnaldum, Gomez, Klavan, Mane, Robertson, Solanke, Flanagan, Kent, Ejaria, Woodburn The last few days have been dominated with rumours about the future of our little magician, Philippe Coutinho. This morning, it was confirmed that Coutinho had not travelled to Dublin with the squad for today’s friendly. The official …
Down But Not Out: Liverpool defeated in Audi Cup final on penalties

Down But Not Out: Liverpool defeated in Audi Cup final on penalties

Liverpool 1 - 1 Atletico Madrid (Atletico win 5-4 on penalties) Liverpool were denied their second pre-season trophy after suffering a penalty shoot-out defeat against Atletico Madrid in the final of the Audi Cup at the Allianz Arena. Jurgen Klopp made nine changes to the side which defeated Bayern Munich 3-0 in the semi-final, with Phil Coutinho, Mo Salah, Daniel Sturridge and Alberto Moreno all absent from the squad. It was a surprise to see Sadio Mane start after playing …
Liverpool impress at the Allianz - Liverpool 3-0 Bayern Munich

Liverpool impress at the Allianz - Liverpool 3-0 Bayern Munich

Liverpool produced an excellent performance against Bayern Munich to pick up a 3-0 victory in the semi-final of the Audi Cup. Jurgen Klopp named a strong starting XI as Roberto Firmino, Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane all started together in attack for the first game of pre-season. Emre Can and Philippe Coutinho were also named in midfield, alongside Jordan Henderson who captained the side once again. Bayern Munich named an equally strong side, with Franck Ribery, Robert Lewandowski and James …
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