Up the European Record Breaking Reds

Up the European Record Breaking Reds

What can we possibly even say about that? There aren’t enough superlatives to accurately describe what Liverpool did on Wednesday night. First appearance in the Champions League knockout stage in 9 long years? This was a performance and result that those who witnessed will still be talking about in 9 years’ time. Porto are certainly nobodies fool. They are unbeaten domestically and had only conceded 25 goals prior to The Reds' arrival at the Estadio do Dragao, and have scored …
Killer Goals and Kung Fu Kicks Power Liverpool in Porto

Killer Goals and Kung Fu Kicks Power Liverpool in Porto

Porto: Jose Sa, Ricardo Pereira, Reyes, Marcano, Alex Telles, Sergio Oliveira, Herrera, Marega, Otavio, Brahimi, Tiquinho Soares - Subs: Casillas, Maxi Pereira, Osorio, Torres, Paciencia, Corona, Waris Liverpool: Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, van Dijk, Robertson, Milner, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mane - Subs: Mignolet, Gomez, Moreno, Lallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ings, Matip REPORT After an unusually calm Liverpool performance against Southampton, no-one could blame supporters and The Reds players alike being tense for this first Champions League knockout round game since 2008/09. For …
Firmino & Salah Steal The Show As Reds Ease To Win

Firmino & Salah Steal The Show As Reds Ease To Win

Southampton: McCarthy; Cedric, Stephens, Hoedt, Bertrand, Romeu, Hojbjerg; Lemina, Ward-Prowse, Tadic, Carrillo.  Liverpool: Karius; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Can, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Salah, Mané, Firmino.  Report Liverpool coasted to a routine win at Saint Mary's courtesy of two top-class goals from Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah. Starting with three former Southampton players in the eleven, Klopp's side got off to the perfect start just six minutes in when Firmino slotted the ball calmly into the right-hand corner. Karius was the …
Observations as Liverpool and Spurs share the spoils in the rollercoaster

Observations as Liverpool and Spurs share the spoils in the rollercoaster

I am still catching my breath and venting my fury and anger as I start composing this piece. That is what big games and Premier League do to you. None of us were prepared for those frenzied last 10 minutes as Liverpool and Spurs took a point each in this game. The key observations are as follows Spurs Out-think themselves Spurs were coming off a strong performance at home, and knowing Spurs one could anticipate how they would play and …
Liverpool 2-2 Spurs: Frantic Finish Sees Points Shared At Anfield

Liverpool 2-2 Spurs: Frantic Finish Sees Points Shared At Anfield

A frantic finale saw Liverpool and Tottenham secure injury-time goals, playing out a thrilling 2-2 draw at Anfield on Sunday afternoon. With the reverse fixture having gone so poorly for Klopp’s men earlier in the season, this was a suitable opportunity to enact some revenge on Mauricio Pochettino’s side and extend the points gap between the two. Such plans got off to the perfect start when Mohamed Salah netted his 20th goal in the Premier League inside the opening few …
Observations as Liverpool ease past Huddersfield

Observations as Liverpool ease past Huddersfield

Liverpool got back to winning ways as they strolled past Huddersfield at the John Smith Stadium. Goals from Emre Can, Roberto Firmino and Mohammed Salah sealed 3 points for the away team. The key observations from tonight are as follows: Important win tonight Liverpool needed this win on the back of two defeats in different competitions. Liverpool had never lost back to back league games under Klopp and the manager for sure did not want to create any unwanted records. …
Huddersfield 0-3 Liverpool: Reds Dually Respond With Dominant Display

Huddersfield 0-3 Liverpool: Reds Dually Respond With Dominant Display

Huddersfield: Lossl; Hadergjonaj, Kongolo, Schindler, Jorgensen; Lowe, Mooy, Hogg, Billing; Mounie, Depoitre. Liverpool: Karius; Gomez, Matip, Lovren, Robertson; Henderson, Can, Milner; Mané, Salah, Firmino. Report Having suffered two successive defeats to Swansea and West Brom, nerves were rife ahead of kick-off that this could be another troubling encounter for The Reds. Yet, delivering a dominant display to cap off January, Liverpool responded in the best possible way to their recent setbacks to put 8 points between them and Arsenal. Emre …
Observations as Liverpool Crash Out of FA Cup

Observations as Liverpool Crash Out of FA Cup

Liverpool slumped to their second successive defeat on Saturday night, crashing out of the FA Cup fourth round for the third season in a row. Ending all chances of capturing a trophy this year, The Reds produced a very abject performance as West Brom secured their second win since August - one of which came against Exeter City. Bobby Firmino gave the home team a good start after Jonny Evans was caught dwelling in possession. Mohamed Salah raced through on …
Liverpool 2-3 West Brom: VAR the star as Reds exit FA Cup

Liverpool 2-3 West Brom: VAR the star as Reds exit FA Cup

West Bromwich Albion recorded a shock win at Anfield, beating Liverpool 3-2 to march into the fifth round of the FA Cup at the Reds' expense. A mad opening ten minutes saw three goals before VAR took over, two huge decisions that both went for Liverpool, although the Reds couldn't use it to their advantage. West Brom would eventually extend their lead to 3-1, Mohamed Salah's second-half goal just a consolation as Liverpool were beaten. It all looked set to …
Key Stats from Swansea 1-0 Liverpool

Key Stats from Swansea 1-0 Liverpool

Liverpool fell to their first defeat in 19 games with a woeful performance as they lost 1-0 at the Liberty Stadium. Lack of clinical finishing costs Reds dearly Some days it’s your day. Some days it isn’t. Last week I mentioned how Salah, Firmino and Mane all scored low percentage chances, but this week it was the exact opposite story. Liverpool’s xG was 2.20 in this game without scoring, and all three of Liverpool’s star forwards missed chances with an …
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