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 …
Is James Milner a Good Left-Back?

Is James Milner a Good Left-Back?

Liverpool v Swansea Preview - Key Battles

Liverpool v Swansea Preview - Key Battles

Liverpool have played two Premier League games in 2017 and drawn both. Both games were away from home. Both games were a case of the Reds having lost two points, having been ahead for a good part of the games. Jurgen Klopp's men will be back to the happier surrounds of Anfield, when Swansea come visiting on Saturday. By kickoff, it would have been more than a year since the Reds last lost a game at home, and with the …
Roberto Firmino's Return to Form?

Roberto Firmino's Return to Form?

It was going to happen eventually wasn't it? Fans were going to start to question the point of Roberto Firmino after his early season form inevitably dropped off. It felt like deja vu and the start of the 2015/16 season repeating itself all over again. You can't say it hasn't been coming though. The former Hoffenheim player scored three goals and grabbed five assists in his first 11 matches and there was a hope he'd finish the season with 20 …
Liverpool vs Swansea City Preview: Can Reds return to 2nd?

Liverpool vs Swansea City Preview: Can Reds return to 2nd?

Liverpool host Swansea City on Saturday looking for their first Premier League win of 2017, three weeks into it! Facing bottom of the table Swansea at Anfield is theoretically the best fixture that the Reds could have been handed this weekend, but there's always the worry of a slip up in this league. THE DETAILS Match: Liverpool vs Swansea City Venue: Anfield Referee: Kevin Friend Date: Saturday 21st January Time: 12:30 BST FORM With 21 games played so far, Liverpool have still only …
Observations from Liverpool's win at Plymouth

Observations from Liverpool's win at Plymouth

Liverpool made hard work of it but they're through to the FA Cup fourth round. A Lucas Leiva header - yes, the Brazilian scored, pick yourself up off the floor - was enough to secure a 1-0 win over Plymouth but it was by no means comfortable. The home side had chances to score and clipped the outside of the post with a great effort in the second-half. You should never be negative when you've won, because that's the important …
Playing United Still Leaves Me in Bits

Playing United Still Leaves Me in Bits

I hate playing United, me. I love beating them, that bit is fantastic and gives me a sense of satisfaction that is difficult to explain. The losing part pretty much goes without saying, especially with our old mucker Jose in charge of them now, but I just hate playing them. Maybe it's down to my blood pressure resembling a thermometer in the Nevada dessert at midday before the game even kicks off - the word tense doesn't come close. I …
Daniel Sturridge: Give the Man a Break!

Daniel Sturridge: Give the Man a Break!

In a recent interview, Daniel Sturridge claimed that he believed he was Liverpool's best striker. Yet in the comments section below the online article, a debate raged over Sturridge again, with familiar words and phrases banded around. A select few are below: Arrogant Selfish Injury prone Poor attitude Incompatible Once again, Daniel Sturridge is criticised and hounded for doing next to nothing. It's about time we give this player a break. Daniel Sturridge, since arriving to the club has, in my …
A Fitting Understudy - Trent Alexander-Arnold

A Fitting Understudy - Trent Alexander-Arnold

Every player remembers making their first start in the Premier League, but few get to experience such an occasion in the manner Trent Alexander-Arnold did. The lack of depth in the full back positions for Liverpool was one of the major concerns heading into the season. With James Milner filling in at the back, Alberto Moreno is one of the only natural left backs at the club and the fact that he’s hardly covered himself in glory only emphasises Liverpool’s …
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