Liverpool v West Ham Preview: Key Battles

Liverpool v West Ham Preview: Key Battles

After a gap of ten days to bask in the glory of a perfect Champions League in Porto, Liverpool are back in action in the Premier League, welcoming West Ham United to Anfield on Saturday. The Reds won the reverse fixture 4-1 at the London Stadium with a Mo Salah brace either side of goals from Joel Matip and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain giving the Reds three points. West Ham will be buoyed by their home win against Watford last time but …
Liverpool v West Ham Preview - Moyes' dreadful Anfield record to continue?

Liverpool v West Ham Preview - Moyes' dreadful Anfield record to continue?

The Details Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Stuart Attwell Date & Time - Saturday, February 24th @ 15:00 GMT Current Odds - Liverpool 1/5, Draw 11/2, West Ham 12/1 Form Liverpool Form Liverpool have kept three clean sheets in their last four games but they were all away from Anfield. At home, the Reds haven't managed a clean sheet for five games, since the 5-0 win over Swansea on Boxing Day. However, this Liverpool team looks to once again be in irresistible form. …
Magic Coutinho Impresses Origi

Magic Coutinho Impresses Origi

As I sit down to write this, there are actual people of intelligence preparing to watch David Moyes' Sunderland take on Arsenal in the hope that the Mackems will eke out some kind of result. This is the kind of entirely avoidable madness that leads to dark bouts of depression. To compound the lunacy, the same people will probably have one eye on Everton's attempts against the Gunners on the final day. If anything, expecting an Evertonian gift is the …
Progress At Liverpool FC Regardless Of Final Fixture

Progress At Liverpool FC Regardless Of Final Fixture

Let's get something absolutely clear from the off, friends - whether Liverpool beat Middlesborough and secure a Champions League play-off or not, there has been obvious, demonstrable progress under Jürgen Klopp this season. This really shouldn't need saying, but the fickle and pugnacious nature of many of our fans makes it important to nail your colours to the mast on any areas of potential conflict. Heaven forbid that one might not be comically extreme on every position. It seems to be de rigeur …
Unnecessary Drama In The Liverpool Country

Unnecessary Drama In The Liverpool Country

I'll be honest with you, lovely reader. The majority of my 7-day enforced sabbatical was spent being deliberately oblivious to the football world and almost exclusively devoted to the pursuit of solving the problem of a troublesome brainpan. The latter endeavour, sadly, was wholly unsuccessful, but at least I managed to entirely avoid the unending drama of the Liverpool Country (© Mamadou Sakho) for long enough to be genuinely enthused by my return to AI Towers today, even in the knowledge that …
Liverpool's win over Sunderland - different types of winning

Liverpool's win over Sunderland - different types of winning

Generally speaking, wins come in different categories. So far this season, we’ve had the rollercoaster (Arsenal, Crystal Palace), the batterings (Leicester, Hull and Watford), the bossed win (Chelsea) and the routine (Derby and Burton Albion). Saturday saw us find a new stream. The eked out win. The hard yards. Of course, it wasn’t supposed to be that way. Before the game, there was talk of a double digit victory and of David Moyes walking onto the pitch after half an …
Liverpool vs Sunderland Preview: Reds must pounce on Black Cats

Liverpool vs Sunderland Preview: Reds must pounce on Black Cats

Liverpool will hope to return to winning ways this weekend as they host Sunderland at Anfield on Saturday, the side in second taking on the side second bottom. On a bitter November's day at Anfield there shouldn't be a beachball in sight, something that the Reds can use to their advantage in a bid to return to the Premier League's summit. THE DETAILS Match: Liverpool vs Sunderland Venue: Anfield Date: Saturday 26th November Time: 15:00 BST Referee: Anthony Taylor FORM Liverpool will feel unfortunate not …
Why are some treating Liverpool's draw like the end of the world?

Why are some treating Liverpool's draw like the end of the world?

A very close friend of mine from primary school days is a huge Arsenal fan, and while the Gunners’ rivalry with Liverpool is not exactly toxic, it hasn’t stopped us from bickering about football over the years. One thing I have often ridiculed him for is the sheer hysterical nature of Arsenal supporters. In their eyes, they are either on the verge of dominating English football or on their way to the darkest period in the club’s history. There’s never …
Who are Liverpool's Europa League Opponents Augsburg?

Who are Liverpool's Europa League Opponents Augsburg?

Just who are these German minnows? For those unfamiliar with the Bundesliga a match against Augsburg may seem like a walk in the park. The German outfit currently lay in 13th place, a mere 4 points ahead of bottom side VFB Stuggart in the table having lost half their 16 league games they've played this season. The table doesn't tell the whole story though. It won't be a walk in the park. They lost two of their first three league …
Starting Again With a New Manager - Liverpool and FSG

Starting Again With a New Manager - Liverpool and FSG

The Calm before the Storm. It's always a little difficult when you're having to start over in any walk of life. You get to start afresh and there must be a fear that if you get it wrong, again, you may not be able to recover. Outsiders looking in may consider it an easy job when a football club is looking to appoint a new manager, but is it? You're supposed to look to the future whilst judging likely candidates …