Player Ratings as Kiev proves one step too far for Liverpool

Player Ratings as Kiev proves one step too far for Liverpool

We'll always have the memories of this campaign, even if we haven't got the trophy. The travels, the songs, the goals. There will be greater words filled with more sorrow and dejection than that written in the days and weeks to come, but they're my sentiments to you Reds this evening. Here are the ratings from Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool. Nobody will feel worse than Karius Loris Karius (3): You've got to feel for the lad, regardless of your personal thoughts …
Forget Attack vs. Defence - Midfield Battle Holds The Key In Kiev

Forget Attack vs. Defence - Midfield Battle Holds The Key In Kiev

As the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid edges ever nearer, it is no surprise to see predictions being offered everywhere you look. When it comes to guessing how Saturday’s enormous match in Kiev will pan out, the general consensus is that it will be both sides’ vibrant attacks attempting to dismantle a couple of suspect defences. While there is definite truth in this, with the Reds and Los Blancos famed for possessing world-class attacking talent, it is …
Time For Liverpool To Prove Nice Guys Can Finish First

Time For Liverpool To Prove Nice Guys Can Finish First

Bias exists in football, there is no doubt about that. We all overly heap praise on the teams we support and the players we love, while those we dislike must do something magical to earn a similar level of adoration. One thing that has nothing to do with favouritism, however, is just what a likeable bunch of players Liverpool have nowadays. Sure, we will instantly warm to our own players more than Man United or Everton fans would, but even …
Observations as Liverpool book their trip to Kiev

Observations as Liverpool book their trip to Kiev

KIEV BABY! Get in you beauty, up the Champions League final Reds. We didn't really do it the hard way if you think about it, there was no comeback needed for us and even when Roma scored to bring the gap back to one there was no time. Of course, watching the game I was fully convinced that Liverpool did it in the hardest way possible. Here are some other things I saw! Sadio Olympico Whoever's gone and renamed that …
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 …
Key Stats from Manchester City 1 Liverpool 2 - ALLEZ!

Key Stats from Manchester City 1 Liverpool 2 - ALLEZ!

Liverpool made it to the semi-finals of the Champions League with an emphatic 5-1 win over two legs against Man City, turning them over 2-1 at the Etihad despite some hairy moments. But what were the key stats from the game? UCL Magic Strikes Again  Some Champions League related stats to kick off. This is Liverpool’s 10th Champions League semi-final. Only six clubs have made more semis: Milan, Juve, Bayern, Real, Barca and Man United. Liverpool’s semi-final record is exemplary, …
Ruthlessness Key As Liverpool Head To Old Trafford

Ruthlessness Key As Liverpool Head To Old Trafford

So here we go again, the return of one of the most unbearable fixtures for many Liverpool fans: Man United away. It is a game that we love to win more than just about any other but know all too well how bleak defeat can be. Unfortunately, that has often been the case at Old Trafford lately, with the Reds managing just two wins there since 2004, losing on 12 occasions in that time. That was then and this is …
Do Liverpool have a new first-choice left-back?

Do Liverpool have a new first-choice left-back?

After yet another superb performance this weekend, Andy Robertson is continuing to develop into a very good left-back in Liverpool's system. Since Alberto Moreno suffered an injury in the Champions League game against Spartak Moscow, the Scottish international has grabbed the opportunity Klopp has given him, progressing game on game, implementing the team's style of play at left-back. Despite showing early glimpses of what he was capable of, Robertson would far too often swing in countless crosses from deep positions …
Key Stats from Liverpool 4-1 West Ham

Key Stats from Liverpool 4-1 West Ham

Liverpool ran riot to put West Ham to the sword 4-1 on Saturday, but what were the key stats from a huge win at Anfield? Red Hot Reds Break The Record  Liverpool set their highest expected goals of the season with 3.92, with their previous best the 3.46 notched against Arsenal at Anfield early in the season. 3.92 is Liverpool’s best xG since they beat Watford 6-1, with the xG that day 4.18. It’s also the third highest xG of …
TAA's display against Porto proves he's ready to contribute now

TAA's display against Porto proves he's ready to contribute now

As Liverpool steamrolled their way to a fine Champions League win in Portugal, it was easy to let the performance of young Trent Alexander-Arnold go under the radar. With Liverpool's front three in scintillating mood, aided by the revival of James Milner's legs, the 19-year-old went about his job with diligence, adding another impressive performance to the gallery. Already in his young career, Arnold has been thrust into some big games. His Premier League debut came away at Manchester United, …
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