Will Mo Salah End the Messi & Ronaldo Ballon d’Or Stranglehold?

Will Mo Salah End the Messi & Ronaldo Ballon d’Or Stranglehold?

As Mo Salah sent that outrageous looping header into the Bournemouth net last weekend, you were left stunned by yet another piece of individual genius from the Egyptian King. It also clocked up a notable milestone for the 25-year-old, who took his incredible goal tally to 40 for the season, despite not even being an out-and-out striker. Only Ian Rush and Roger Hunt have achieved that feat in the past, which sums up how prolific he has been. Luis Suarez …
Manchester City v Liverpool Preview - Depleted Reds to Get the Job Done

Manchester City v Liverpool Preview - Depleted Reds to Get the Job Done

The Details   Venue - Etihad Stadium, Manchester Referee - Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP) Date & Time - Tuesday, April 10th 2018 @ 19:45 BST Current Odds - Manchester City 4/9, Draw 15/4, Liverpool 5/1 Form Manchester City Form City have had a disappointing week. Defeat at Anfield was followed by a failure to win the title at home to United on Saturday evening. It will be very interesting to see how this team reacts on Tuesday night when they have to overturn …
Rampant Reds seal 3-0 first leg win at a raucous Anfield

Rampant Reds seal 3-0 first leg win at a raucous Anfield

Starting XIs: Liverpool: Loris Karius, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Dejan Lovren, Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson, Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino Manchester City: Ederson Moraes, Kyle Walker, Nicolas Otamendi, Vincent Kompany, Aymeric Laporte, Fernandinho, Ilkay Gundogan, David Silva, Kevin de Bruyne, Leroy Sane, Gabriel Jesus Champions League quarterfinal nights were back at Anfield, and it started on a rather sombre note for the Reds as a bunch of nincompoops decided that throwing a few projectiles …
Liverpool v Manchester City Preview - These are the Games We Dream Of

Liverpool v Manchester City Preview - These are the Games We Dream Of

The Details   Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Felix Brych (GER) Date & Time - Wednesday, April 4th 2018 @ 19:45 BST Current Odds - Liverpool 2/1, Draw 13/5, Manchester City 7/5 Form Liverpool Form Liverpool have been playing well, despite one or two blips, since late October. That is no mean feat. Klopp's men have impressed on almost all of their outings since Spurs gave them a right old beating at Wembley. Defeats at Swansea and Old Trafford have been the …
Champions League Dreams - For Liverpool, not City!

Champions League Dreams - For Liverpool, not City!

A few of my writings over the years have had reference to songs or movies of old. This one is no different. As it’s a blockbuster tie, there’s only one way to go which is Frankie Goes to Hollywood!!! We've two legs coming up against Manchester City. The fun all starts at Anfield on Wednesday 4th April. So, with that in mind... “Welcome to the Pleasuredome!” Are we ready to stand and be counted? Many a time in the annals …
LIVERPOOL ON THE UP: A statistical look at pressing and team performance

LIVERPOOL ON THE UP: A statistical look at pressing and team performance

Liverpool’s current league position and recent Champions League performance emphasise the fine job that Jurgen Klopp is doing. Things are not perfect, they indeed rarely are in football. However, despite the squad still being a work in progress, the year on year improvement is undeniable. A large part of Liverpool’s success this season is down to the fine-tuning of the acclaimed gegenpress. The addition of the likes of Van Dijk, Oxlade Chamberlain and Salah have only served to add more …
Liverpool v Manchester City Preview - The Ultimate Test for Reds at Anfield

Liverpool v Manchester City Preview - The Ultimate Test for Reds at Anfield

The Details Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Andre Marriner Date & Time - Sunday, January 14th @ 16:00 GMT Current Odds - Liverpool 2/1, Draw 11/4, Manchester City 23/20 Form Liverpool Form Liverpool have been in very impressive form since mid-December. More importantly, it has been noticed by many, the Reds seem to be developing a bit of "steel" about them. Against Leicester, Liverpool came from behind to grab the win. In the Burnley game, Sean Dyche's men delivered the perfect sucker-punch with …
Creativity from Liverpool's midfield....where is it?

Creativity from Liverpool's midfield....where is it?

After dominating yet another game of football in the league but not doing enough to win it, questions need to be asked as to where our creativity is coming from. Yes, we're creating chances & should be more clinical in front of goal but are we anywhere near our fluid and devastating best...not a chance! This time last season we had scored 18 goals and looked like a real force, this year we've scored four goals fewer and still look …
Klopp the Tactician: From Dortmund to Liverpool

Klopp the Tactician: From Dortmund to Liverpool

Following on from my three-part series "The Klopp Project" which took a longer-term view on things (select the links for part 1, part 2 and part 3), I thought I would assess where Jurgen Klopp is in the present moment. Klopp the innovative tactician in Germany has been well documented. But what about Klopp the tactician at Liverpool? In assessing his time at LFC, we have to throw the conventional rules out the window. Klopp's system does not rely on …
Manchester City 5 - 0 Liverpool: City in Cruise Control

Manchester City 5 - 0 Liverpool: City in Cruise Control

Date: 9th September 2017 Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester Competition: Premier League Teams Manchester City lineup - Ederson, Danilo, Stones, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Walker, De Bruyne, David Silva, Mendy, Aguero, Gabriel Jesus Subs: Bravo, Gundogan, Mangala, Delph, Sané, Bernardo Silva, Foden Liverpool lineup - Mignolet, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Klavan, Moreno, Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mané Subs: Karius, Lovren, Sturridge, Solanke, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Milner, Gomez The Action The Etihad Stadium was the scene for today’s big game between Manchester City and Liverpool. It was …
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