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Player Ratings as Liverpool sweep past West Ham

Player Ratings as Liverpool sweep past West Ham

ONE. MORE. WIN. REDS. Excellent performance, great team selection from Klopp. Liverpool could have fourth wrapped up before Middlesbrough, but that's unlikely. We can still get third, but let's not get carried away just yet. Simon Mignolet - 6 - Early save from Fernandes set the tone for another good day, wasn't tested too much but helped himself in that regard with another number of good punches from crosses and corners. Nathaniel Clyne - 6 - Beaten early on a …
West Ham vs Liverpool Preview: Reds can't choke as gap tightens

West Ham vs Liverpool Preview: Reds can't choke as gap tightens

Liverpool could move to within an inch of the Champions League or throw a season's work of worth away as they make their first visit to the London Stadium, visiting West Ham United on Sunday. THE DETAILS Match: West Ham United vs Liverpool Venue: London 'Olympic' Stadium Referee: Neil Swarbrick Date: Sunday 14th May Time: 14:15 BST FORM Liverpool are left with the narrowest of leads in terms of the Champions League places after they failed to win at home for the …
In Defence Of Nathaniel Clyne

In Defence Of Nathaniel Clyne

Nathaniel Clyne seems to have become a hot topic this season. After arriving from Southampton in the summer of 2015, for a fee in the region of £12.5m, Clyne enjoyed an impressive first season at Anfield. As he'd shown in his time at The Saints, Clyne was a solid defender with decent technique, a tidy pass and a good turn of pace. Having also established himself in the England team, it seemed Liverpool had resolved their right-back issue at a …
Sturridge Has To Start To Prevent Liverpool's Blunt Attack Persisting

Sturridge Has To Start To Prevent Liverpool's Blunt Attack Persisting

With Liverpool's attack continuing to look like a harmlessly blunt instrument, it could well be time for Jurgen Klopp to unleash Daniel Sturridge from the off against West Ham on Sunday. The 27-year-old has endured another tough season at Anfield, with a long list of injuries greatly restricting his ability to hold down a regular spot in Jurgen Klopp's team. Having made just five starts in the Premier League this season, he is clearly behind both Firmino and Origi in …
What I've Learned About Liverpool FC This Season

What I've Learned About Liverpool FC This Season

Once again, I’ve found myself schooled in football fandom over the last nine months. Some lessons I’ve been educated in for the first time, others I’ve shamefully realised should have been taken on board many years ago. That shame stemmed from the age-old occurrence of once again counting my chickens before the eggs were even laid. I got carried away, sucked in by the gathering speed of that train called ‘Momentum’. Yes, at Christmas I allowed myself to believe that …
Hit-And-Miss Wijnaldum The Epitome Of Liverpool’s Season

Hit-And-Miss Wijnaldum The Epitome Of Liverpool’s Season

It’s impossible not to like Gini Wijnaldum as a person. If you dislike him, I am firmly of the opinion that there is something fundamentally wrong with you.  That cheeky smile, fantastic team ethic and winning mentality all make him one of the most popular figures at Anfield, and rightly so. Whether he’s taking on nine-year-olds with Philippe Coutinho, nutmegging strangers in the middle of Liverpool city centre or showcasing his fantastic tactical awareness, he’s a class act. There can …
Divock Origi - Pace, Potential and Patience

Divock Origi - Pace, Potential and Patience

After yet another draw at home on Sunday, there was one man who took the brunt of criticism after his laboured and abject performance leading the line for Liverpool... it's time to talk about Divock Origi. One of the main reasons for the Belgian international receiving so much scrutiny was down to many fans clambering for the return of  Daniel Sturridge. While I would've liked Sturridge to start, it is clear that Klopp doesn't trust him to play from the …
West Ham vs Liverpool Preview - Key Battles

West Ham vs Liverpool Preview - Key Battles

Liverpool travel to the London Stadium, knowing that top four is very much within their grasp, and a win against West Ham could be enough to see them over the line. But West Ham will be a tough team to beat, as they have three clean sheets in their last three home games, and are five league games unbeaten. So here are the key battles for Sunday’s game. Aaron Cresswell vs Nathaniel Clyne Cresswell has been one of the shining …
Henderson Injury Uncertainty Typifies The Season

Henderson Injury Uncertainty Typifies The Season

Yesterday, I shared my own foolishness with you all in an altruistic attempt to spare the lovely readers and listeners of this column the needless torment I had inflicted on myself by engaging earnestly with the relentless tales of players in and players out at Anfield. It was a lamentable episode in your columnist's recent history and one I'd have been happy to keep quiet, but there's a greater good here, damn it. This is public-service broadcasting and the moral …
Liverpool Must Avoid Repeat Of 2002/03 Finale

Liverpool Must Avoid Repeat Of 2002/03 Finale

Liverpool have been famed for some fairly spectacular disappointments over the years, especially since the Premier League era got underway. The end of the 2002/03 season was one of the Reds’ most disastrous conclusions to a campaign, and it actually altered English football forever in the process. With two matches remaining, Liverpool remained right in the mix for a top-four finish, sitting level on points with fourth-place Chelsea - a team improving under Claudio Ranieri, but a far cry from …
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