Liverpool v AS Roma Preview - Key Battles

Liverpool v AS Roma Preview - Key Battles

Let's get the cliche out of the way first - These are the nights that we live for!  A Champions League semifinal night is coming to Anfield for the first time in ten years, and even Roma would be daft to expect anything other than a raucous, relentless night in the stands. Liverpool slipped up at the weekend though, as shoddy defending cost them two points, as the Reds let a two-goal slip, with shoddy defending at the end of the …
Liverpool v AS Roma Preview - One More Step on the Road to Greatness?

Liverpool v AS Roma Preview - One More Step on the Road to Greatness?

The Details   Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Felix Brych (GER) Date & Time - Tuesday, April 24th 2018 @ 19:45 BST Current Odds - Liverpool 1/2, Draw 10/3, Roma 11/2 Form Liverpool Form Liverpool drew 2-2 at West Brom on Saturday after being two goals ahead in the second half. Klopp was clearly infuriated after the game and who can blame him? The manager would have loved to take all three points and get an even stronger foothold on the top …
James' Bond: The Importance of Being Milner

James' Bond: The Importance of Being Milner

It’s the 79th minute of the hectic league game between Liverpool and Manchester City. The Reds had fought City in the early exchanges before going a bit mad with second-half goals from ‘the trident’ of Mane, Salah and Firmino. They lead 4-1. On the Anfield touchline, Jurgen Klopp decides to swap Emre Can for former City player James Milner. No one argues at this. City are coming back into the game and seem annoyingly undeterred by the score-line. Furthermore, Liverpool …
The Klopp Revolution

The Klopp Revolution

The year is 2016, the date April 14th. Liverpool welcomed hordes of Dortmund fans as they flooded the city. The Germans had finally landed on English soil. It is the second leg of the Europa League Quarter-final, with Liverpool managing the all-important away goal in a 1-1 draw at the Westfalenstadion the week previous. The fans greeted the team bus with vigour and joy not seen since the 13/14 season when the league seemed within our grasp. The Liverpool fans …
European Adventures Raising The Bar For This Liverpool Team

European Adventures Raising The Bar For This Liverpool Team

Liverpool are riding high right now. That fantastic feel-good factor, as we approach the season’s run-in, brings back memories of the good times under Houllier, Benitez and Rodgers. When we were fighting for targets and silverware at the business end of the season. A team playing terrific, brave football, in fine fettle as rivals start to wilt around us. Our form following the recent international break has been phenomenal. Three wins and a draw secured in a congested and tiring …
Liverpool Draw AS Roma In Champions League Semi-Final

Liverpool Draw AS Roma In Champions League Semi-Final

The 5-1 aggregate win over Manchester City would've made even the most sceptic of Liverpool fans dream - could this be our year? Friday's draw was certainly kind, with Liverpool matched against AS Roma for the semi-final of the Champions League. Avoiding European heavyweights in Bayern Munich and Real Madrid, Jurgen Klopp's side have a very real chance of making it all the way to the final. History's certainly on their side. Liverpool's last competitive game against Roma was in …
Sustainable Progression Clear to See as Liverpool March on in Europe

Sustainable Progression Clear to See as Liverpool March on in Europe

After the resounding, comprehensive display that was Liverpool's scorching 5-1 aggregate win over Manchester City, it seems unfair to spend my time talking about 'sustainability' and 'mature growth', but I'm going to anyway. You'll hear and read many impressive things in the coming days, weeks, months and perhaps even years about the tie, but what it showed me was that Liverpool's natural progression under Jurgen Klopp is under no signs of slowing down. The Reds have seen too often in …
Manchester City 1-2 Liverpool (1-5): A Tactical Breakdown

Manchester City 1-2 Liverpool (1-5): A Tactical Breakdown

When Liverpool lost 5-0 at the Etihad earlier this season, I mentioned in my breakdown that typing in the scoreline just felt wrong, but there is something immensely gratifying about typing out the aggregate scoreline for the Champions League tie: 5-1. I might even do it again. 5-1. Lovely. Anyway, there are five minutes until kick-off, and I’m desperately searching through Twitter. Pep has named two wingers, three attacking midfielders, one full-back, two centre-backs, a striker, a defensive midfielder and …
James Milner - Half Man, Half Machine

James Milner - Half Man, Half Machine

It's April 5th, 2017. James Milner makes another start in the Liverpool lineup in his unfamiliar left-back role. Liverpool draw 2-2 at home to Bournemouth and everything was a bit flat. Prospects of Milner playing in central midfield in this Liverpool lineup are seemingly nothing but a pipe dream. Jump forward a little over a year and James Milner is captaining this Liverpool side in the quarter-finals of the Champions League in what, in my opinion, was a man of …
Dejan Lovren Silences Critics on Memorable Night in Manchester

Dejan Lovren Silences Critics on Memorable Night in Manchester

For someone who has worked his way to the top of his profession, Dejan Lovren doesn’t half receive endless abuse. He is an international footballer who plays for Liverpool, which in my eyes, makes you fairly decent at what you do for a living. I am fully aware that it's all relative, and that he should not be treated like a mere mortal who plays a bit of seven-a-side now and again, but the flack he receives is still ludicrously …
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