Kiev Just The Start For Klopp's Exciting Reds

Kiev Just The Start For Klopp's Exciting Reds

For many, in fact a whole generation of Liverpool fans only slightly younger than me, the Champions League Final in Kiev could well be their biggest night of supporting Liverpool Football Club. Istanbul and the glory that it provided was 13 solid years ago, and whilst the Reds came close to winning the Premier League in 13/14 (arguably a bigger achievement than winning in Kiev this year), that never came down to a single night of football, the way that …
Organising Chaos Against Real Madrid

Organising Chaos Against Real Madrid

I shared a thread on Twitter recently about my thoughts on how Liverpool can beat Real Madrid, and it received such positive feedback that I’ve decided to expand on it here. The thread is linked below for those that want to check it out: https://twitter.com/DistanceCovered/status/996345845749637120 Now, as I’ve mentioned in the thread, the key factor when determining whether Liverpool are likely to win against any opponent is whether the opposing team is vulnerable in transition or not. Liverpool are gradually …
I'm a wreck....but just maybe! | Countdown to Kiev

I'm a wreck....but just maybe! | Countdown to Kiev

I'm a wreck. Tossing and turning at night. Nervous. Worried. It's not because this is my first article in god knows how long. It's not because I'm worried that Jack Butland may be joining Jurgen's red army. It's all down to the big one. Saturday evening against Real Madrid... European royalty no doubt. I'm convincing myself it'll be all fine. No one has lived with us so far, how can Madrid? I worry about their experience, their needle and dark arts. I …
The Other Battle To Reach The Champions League Final

The Other Battle To Reach The Champions League Final

While Liverpool had to negotiate Germany’s most recent hipster team in Hoffenheim before seeing off Maribor, Seville, Spartak Moscow, Porto, the English League champions and the conquerors of FC Barcelona, their fans face an equally rocky path on their way to the final on 26th May. To get to Kiev, our fans – many of whom have already been around the continent several times to qualify for final tickets – have to undergo several dramas to secure their trip to …
Ronaldo vs Salah - In The Champions League Final

Ronaldo vs Salah - In The Champions League Final

Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah are on a collision course and they will clash in the greatest arena of all on May 26. They have led their teams, Real Madrid and Liverpool, into the Champions League final and their attacking brilliance should decide the outcome of the big game. Ronaldo has won the Ballon d’Or for the last two years after inspiring Los Blancos to two consecutive Champions League titles. He and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi have duopolised it for the …
Liverpool Player Ratings as the Reds book their tickets for Kiev

Liverpool Player Ratings as the Reds book their tickets for Kiev

Allez, Allez, Allez! I’m tempted just to give them all 10’s.  OK, we lost the actual match 4-2, but one was a wacky own-goal and another a last second, questionable penalty.  Bottom line is that we didn’t look overly nervous as a collective and we had enough players with supreme performances to get us through.  A couple of penalty shouts that went in our favour, maybe this is what the pundits have been talking about all season when they said …