Observations from Liverpool's loss at home to Swansea

Observations from Liverpool's loss at home to Swansea

Swansea, bottom of the Premier League at kick-off, rocked up at Anfield, where we have been unbeaten at all season, and took all three points. Those aren't the words I expected to be writing a few hours ago, and especially not after seeing the line-up. Philippe Coutinho returned and Roberto Firmino was restored to a role he had flourished in earlier this season. The destructive duo were up against a team who had conceded 49 goals already. It was supposed …
Liverpool 2 Swansea 3: Player Ratings

Liverpool 2 Swansea 3: Player Ratings

An abject performance from Liverpool saw them lose at home for the first time in 25 games. The players should have a proper look at themselves on the back of this defeat. This is how badly the Reds fared. Simon Mignolet (5) - Mignolet had an enjoyable first-half as Swansea were content to sit back. The second-half was a different story as the Belgian had no answers to any of the three goals. Tough to rate a keeper when the …
Manchester United 1 Liverpool 1 - Player Ratings

Manchester United 1 Liverpool 1 - Player Ratings

It wasn't like the game at Anfield earlier this season. It was a Liverpool vs United game that lived up to its billing. Yes, it was short of quality on a few occasions, but the pluck and frenzy of a derby was there for all to see. Zlatan Ibrahimovic's late header cancelled out Milner's first-half penalty, but Liverpool will be disappointed not to have shut the game out as they had plenty of chances before Zlatan popped up with the …
Observations from Liverpool's Disappointing Defeat at Southampton

Observations from Liverpool's Disappointing Defeat at Southampton

A defeat in a semi-final isn't the best way to warm up for a trip to Old Trafford. Want to know what's worse though? A poor performance just a few days before travelling to a United side who can be described as rampant after nine consecutive wins. Klopp named a strong side but it just didn't click for a variety of reasons. That performance, coupled with the fact James Pearce hinted at no January business, will just exacerbate things and …
Liverpool vs Plymouth Preview: Up for the Cup?

Liverpool vs Plymouth Preview: Up for the Cup?

Liverpool's quest for their eighth FA Cup trophy, and a first since 2006, begins on Sunday afternoon as the Reds host League Two Plymouth Argyle at Anfield. It's the classic David vs Goliath clash at Anfield, and as we've seen before on numerous occasions, anything can happen in the cup. However, Jürgen Klopp's side will be overwhelming favourites going into the game. THE DETAILS Match: Liverpool vs Plymouth Argyle - FA Cup Third Round Venue: Anfield Date: Sunday 8th January Time: 13:30 BST …
Klavan Can't Get No Satisfaction

Klavan Can't Get No Satisfaction

The most disappointing thing about not being active on social media is the fact that all of my hideous puns stay in my own battered brain pan, torturing me with their awfulness. In times past, I'd simply spew these abominations onto my Twitter timeline and I was free of them - a problem shared is a problem halved, after all. I mention this because Ragnar Klavan has been the inspiration for many of these awkward wordplays. The Estonian, you see, …
Sunderland 2 Liverpool 2: Player Ratings

Sunderland 2 Liverpool 2: Player Ratings

Two games within 48 hours was always going to be a mighty ask, and at the end the exertions showed as Liverpool dropped two points on the road at Sunderland. This is how the Reds fared. Simon Mignolet (6.5) - Had a busier first-half than he would have liked. Made a couple of big saves, especially a one-on-one against Defoe to ensure Liverpool still stayed level on the scoreboard. He could not have done much for either of the penalties. …
Tactical Analysis - Klopp out thinks Guardiola as Liverpool are victorious

Tactical Analysis - Klopp out thinks Guardiola as Liverpool are victorious

Liverpool 1 Manchester City 0 - Player Ratings

Liverpool 1 Manchester City 0 - Player Ratings

Liverpool's 1-0 victory over Manchester City was a big step in their title bid, confirming the progress they have made this season. Simon Mignolet - 7 Did well when called upon and kept Liverpool ticking with his distribution. Not much to complain about since he took up the reigns from Karius. Nathaniel Clyne - 7 Clyne is perhaps one of the most underrated members of the squad. He has made a real difference down the right-hand side and did so against …
Tipping the Scales: The Fine Margins against Manchester City

Tipping the Scales: The Fine Margins against Manchester City

Liverpool's New Year's Eve tie against Manchester City has already been noted as a "6-point" match, and with Chelsea already sitting atop the table, with a 6 point gap between them and nearest rivals, Liverpool, which will likely remain when considering Chelsea's upcoming fixtures, this fixture has the potential to go a long way in altering the balance and probability of the 2016/17 Premier League champions. Pep Guardiola's Manchester City have been both dauntingly impressive, but also, soft at times, …
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