Liverpool Battle History Against the Baggies

Liverpool Battle History Against the Baggies

Liverpool head out to face bottom dweller who has recently changed managers. Liverpool head home having improbably dropped points and all positive vibes go out the window. Surely we’re now performing so well that this type of almost predictable disappointment is no longer possible. West Brom has rescued 4 points from their last two matches, and for all of that hard work against Swansea and Manchester United, they still sit effectively 3 wins from safety with four to play. Swansea …
An Ode to Liverpool's Flying Full-Backs

An Ode to Liverpool's Flying Full-Backs

It's been a remarkable season for Liverpool, who are likely to secure consecutive Champions League qualifications since 2007-08/08-09 and have had a fantastic run in the Champions League thus far. Instead of merely consolidating the club's top four position, there have been clear signs of improvement and development across both the club and the squad. Two areas, in particular, have been addressed, to most supporters' surprise, with minimal transfer expenditure: the full-back positions. After a season on the substitution bench, …
Liverpool player ratings as supreme Salah shines against Hornets

Liverpool player ratings as supreme Salah shines against Hornets

There was something so routine and yet so unbelievable about that. For a player who scores so frequently, it's mad that it's Mo Salah's first hat-trick. Even crazier that he decided to score four, not three. Liverpool 5-0 Watford - into the home-stretch of the season with a win. Andy Robertson's gang of beautiful lads Loris Karius (6): Another clean sheet, tidy in everything he did. Joe Gomez (5): Misjudges a header for Watford's first shot on target as Richarlison …
Liverpool v Watford Preview - Klopp's Reds out to banish nightmare of Old Trafford

Liverpool v Watford Preview - Klopp's Reds out to banish nightmare of Old Trafford

The Details Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Anthony Taylor Date & Time - Saturday, March 17th @ 17:30 GMT Current Odds - Liverpool 1/6, Draw 6/1, Watford 14/1 Form Liverpool Form Liverpool are five points behind United in the race for second place. They do seem to be in good shape to guarantee top four as long as they can avoid defeat at Stamford Bridge near the end of the season. Liverpool have been playing well for the most part of the season. …
Liverpool Against the Top Six - What Changed?

Liverpool Against the Top Six - What Changed?

Before the start of the season, Liverpool was on a 13 game unbeaten streak against the top 6, dating back to January 2016. In our first match against a direct rival, we dismantled Arsenal at Anfield, winning 4-0. In the eight top 6 meetings that followed the Reds only managed to win once, a bad run capped off by the frustrating game on Saturday. So what changed? Comparing to 2016/2017 *BCC - Big chances created; BCS - big chances scored; …
Key Stats as Reds advance to next stage - Liverpool 0 Porto 0

Key Stats as Reds advance to next stage - Liverpool 0 Porto 0

Liverpool are into the last eight of the Champions League following a tepid 0-0 draw with Porto, seeing them through 5-0 on aggregate. But what were the key stats that emerged from the game? Pass, Pass, Pass. Don’t Shoot, Shoot, Shoot This was a game that Liverpool dominated, dictated, and played at their own tempo. The Reds played 780 passes but ended up only having 12 shots. The control of the game was mostly in the defence and midfield, as …
Heavy Metal Lullaby - Observations from LFC 0-0 Porto

Heavy Metal Lullaby - Observations from LFC 0-0 Porto

Liverpool cruised into the quarter-finals of the Champions League, following up their 5-0 away win at Porto with a comfy 0-0 draw in the return leg. So what were the observations from a rather un-exciting game? Boring, Boring Liverpool Do The Job On paper, it wasn’t billed as a hugely exciting game, and perhaps Liverpool deserve a lot of credit for making it every bit as boring as they could. In the first twenty minutes there was a lot of …
Reds Advance to Quarter-Finals For 14th Time

Reds Advance to Quarter-Finals For 14th Time

Liverpool: Karius; Gomez, Matip, Lovren, Moreno; Henderson, Can, Milner; Lallana, Mane, Firmino. Porto: Casillas; Pereira, Felipe, Reyes, Dalot; Costa, Torres, Andre, Corona; Waris, Aboubakar Match Review It's not often Liverpool are involved in games that fail to get the pulses racing. Scoring 28 goals in seven Champions League matches prior to kick-off, The Reds boasted an average of four goals per game, taking up the driver's seat as the competitions main entertainers. Yet, with the business already done in the …
Liverpool 0-0 Porto: Player ratings from a European snoozefest

Liverpool 0-0 Porto: Player ratings from a European snoozefest

Job done, professional work, blah blah blah. That was a little boring, wasn't it? Liverpool (5) 0-0 (0) Porto. Onto Old Trafford and into the quarter-finals. Another clean sheet for Big Loris Loris Karius (7): Keeps clean sheets, looks cool. And now he's done the simple stuff in a simple manner! Lively off his line in the first half, a couple of average saves. Good that he was kept in. Joe Gomez (6): A little rusty on his comeback but nothing to …
Liverpool v FC Porto Preview - Complacency the Danger

Liverpool v FC Porto Preview - Complacency the Danger

The Details   Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Felix Zwayer (GER) Date & Time - Tuesday, March 6th 2018 @ 19:45 BST Current Odds - Liverpool 4/9, Draw 10/3, FC Porto 6/1 Form Liverpool Form The Reds are on a four-game winning streak and have kept clean sheets in three of those games. Make no mistake, this team is the strongest it has been since Klopp arrived, and not far off the standard of the 13/14 title challenging side Rodgers put together. …
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