Wielding the Sword - Is Klopp's Philosophy Viable?

Wielding the Sword - Is Klopp's Philosophy Viable?

If ever a night encapsulated a team. Liverpool took their season to new heights with a thrilling, brave, brilliant performance at Anfield, smashing Roma to all four corners of the ground as they took a 5-0 lead in a European Cup Semi-Final. And then, well, you all know what happened next. Lovren switched off, Karius got beaten at his near post, Milner put his hand in the wrong place and suddenly we’re all nervous again. And there it was, in …
Liverpool Must Avoid Summer Repeat Of 2002, 2009 & 2014

Liverpool Must Avoid Summer Repeat Of 2002, 2009 & 2014

What do the summers of 2002, 2009 and 2014 all have in common? Liverpool ballsed up every one, that's what. On those three occasions, the Reds had a wonderful chance of kicking on after near-title-winning campaigns, only to come crashing back down to reality after recruiting poorly and allowing rivals to pull clear again. Gerard Houllier started off the trend 16 years ago, after a fantastic Arsenal team were forced to win their remaining 13 matches to clinch the Premier …
Liverpool v Stoke City Preview - Closing in on Top Four

Liverpool v Stoke City Preview - Closing in on Top Four

The Details Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Andre Marriner Date & Time - Saturday, April 28th @ 12:30 GMT Current Odds - Liverpool 1/4, Draw 5/1, Stoke 9/1 Form Liverpool Form Liverpool's crazy season continues. Roma were put to the sword on Tuesday night at Anfield and if not for a lapse in concentration during the final ten minutes then we would be all but through to another Champions League final. Still, we should be, as Roma will struggle to keep Liverpool out …
Observations as Liverpool Deliver Another Strong Message To Europe

Observations as Liverpool Deliver Another Strong Message To Europe

Two late goals for Roma may have taken the gloss off the scoreline, but they shouldn't take away from what was a truly special performance from Jurgen Klopp's side. Mohamed Salah made the biggest statement for Ballon d'Or imaginable, notching two world-class goals in the first-half to make yet another mark on Europe's elite competition. Sadio Mané and Roberto Firmino were also on the score-sheet, acting as a very suitable accompaniment in Liverpool's 5-2 win. One big step closer to …
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 …
Reds Blast Roma Despite Late Wake Up Call

Reds Blast Roma Despite Late Wake Up Call

If blowing out Manchester City in the first-leg of the quarter-final was a statement, this was equal to it. Liverpool were in a rampant mood for 80 minutes, picking AS Roma apart piece by piece to win 5-2 and take a huge step towards Kiev. Referred to as the 'Mo Salah' Derby prior to kick-off, this was yet another ninety minutes of scintillating football dominated by the newly named PFA Player of the Year. In one of the most comprehensive …
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 …
How Much Longer Can Harry Wilson Go Unnoticed?

How Much Longer Can Harry Wilson Go Unnoticed?

"Curiouser and curiouser!" Cried Alice. She was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English."
An apt start to an article for a player who raises a lot of questions. Liverpool have a great track record of producing some fine young talents, with Jurgen Klopp no stranger to giving players a chance in the first-team. Alexander-Arnold is a testament to that, occupying a key role at right-back this season both domestically …
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 …
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