Key Stats from Roma 4-2 Liverpool: Nervy night at the Olympico

Key Stats from Roma 4-2 Liverpool: Nervy night at the Olympico

ALLEZ. Liverpool lost 4-2 in Rome, but it was enough to send them through on aggregate, as they saw off Roma 7-6 on aggregate to reach the Champions League final in Kiev. But what were the key stats from a magical if horribly tense night for Klopp’s side? Game of Two Halves On paper, this was a game that could be split down the middle. The first half was a 2-1 Liverpool win, with Roma failing to notch a shot …
Observations as Liverpool book their trip to Kiev

Observations as Liverpool book their trip to Kiev

KIEV BABY! Get in you beauty, up the Champions League final Reds. We didn't really do it the hard way if you think about it, there was no comeback needed for us and even when Roma scored to bring the gap back to one there was no time. Of course, watching the game I was fully convinced that Liverpool did it in the hardest way possible. Here are some other things I saw! Sadio Olympico Whoever's gone and renamed that …
Key Stats as Reds Move Into Pole Position - Liverpool 5-2 Roma

Key Stats as Reds Move Into Pole Position - Liverpool 5-2 Roma

Liverpool ran riot at Anfield, putting five past Roma before a couple of late goals for the visitors took the gloss off a brilliant and explosive European night, and gave the Italian side half a chance of reaching Kiev. Here are the key stats. Magnificent Mo Leads The Charge In an attacking sense, this was an absolutely perfect Liverpool performance, spearheaded by a majestic Mo Salah, but admirably supported by the brilliant Bobby Firmino. Both players now have ten goals …
Player Ratings from Liverpool 5-2 Roma. Give Mo The Ballon D'Or

Player Ratings from Liverpool 5-2 Roma. Give Mo The Ballon D'Or

At the end of an absolutely unbelievable game of football, Liverpool took the first leg against Roma 5-2 at Anfield. With all three of the Fab Three on the scoresheet and Edin Dzeko keeping things interesting, how did each player rate in Liverpool’s biggest game in years? Loris Karius – 5/10: Flapped at one ranged shot in the first half and got away with it, but was punished in the second half when he was beaten at his near post …

"Liverpool Shouldn't Fear Anyone" - Right?

“Liverpool shouldn’t fear anyone.” This is the common statement, trotted out by everyone from fans, pundits and players. And if you’re expecting this to be the part of the article where I mount an argument that disagrees with this parable, well then you clearly haven’t read any of my articles before. Because I am forever the optimist, delusional or not. And Liverpool shouldn’t fear anyone. There are a multitude of reasons why Liverpool shouldn’t fear anyone, so let’s start with …
Mohamed Salah: Liverpool's next global star?

Mohamed Salah: Liverpool's next global star?

Liverpool vs Manchester United is a game that notoriously has a huge amount of viewers, but Saturday's instalment will be a clash feasted upon by a whole new nation. Mohamed Salah, jokingly titled by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as the 'King of Egypt' some months ago, is the first real Egyptian star to feature for either of the teams and will make his debut in the fixture this weekend. Salah makes it to the game off the back of further increasing his …
5 Players In Need Of A Loan Move This Summer

5 Players In Need Of A Loan Move This Summer

Liverpool are set for a crucial summer transfer window with quality additions needed to get the squad ready to fight on all fronts ahead of a new campaign. Mohamed Salah has started the trend, making the move from AS Roma in a £36.9million deal. The ex-Chelsea man’s high-profile move sees him as the club’s new record transfer, replacing Andy Carroll, much to the delight of the fan base. Plenty more players are expected to pose for the infamous Melwood lean, …
5 Players That Can Transform Liverpool This Summer

5 Players That Can Transform Liverpool This Summer

Ah, the summer transfer season. It's that time of the year when football fans dream about just who could be lining up in their clubs colours next season. Liverpool secured a top-four finish with a convincing 3-0 win against Middlesbrough on the last day of the 2016/17 Premier League season. Having brought Champions League football back to Anfield, Jürgen Klopp will face tremendous pressure to secure some top names ahead of a fresh campaign. Lots of names have already been spouted …
DoF Fantasy Series Part 4: Premier League Restricted

DoF Fantasy Series Part 4: Premier League Restricted

We’ve all been screaming, sighing, boiling, enraged, agonized, infuriated, and outraged at the thought of buying Premier League proven players rather than vying for the rising talents of Europe, and rightly so, because there’s not such thing as Premier League proven players when statistically there’s been no difference between the performance of a player that arrives from a different country as to players who’ve had experience in English football. But to be the devil’s advocate, I’m going to try and …
Time for a Change, time for a Director of Football

Time for a Change, time for a Director of Football

This season Rodgers remarked that he had limited time to coach the team on the training ground due to more games. This should have been an invitation for FSG to step in and implement an idea they wanted all along: a Director of Football. This wouldn't take any credibility away from Rodgers. If anything it would show that the owners not only backed him but valued his opinion and coaching ability. So they'd be taking some responsibilities off of him …