Liverpool vs Southampton Preview | EFL Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg

Liverpool vs Southampton Preview | EFL Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg

Liverpool host Southampton on Wednesday night, as they search to overturn a one goal deficit after a 1-0 defeat in the first leg of the EFL Cup semi-final. The fixture is of huge importance to both sides, with a trip to Wembley up for grabs for the winner. The competition is the best opportunity for Jurgen Klopp to cap off his first full season in charge with some silverware. The Details Match: Liverpool vs Southampton Venue: Anfield Date: Wednesday 25th …
Jurgen Klopp Must Prioritise Man Utd Over the Southampton Clash

Jurgen Klopp Must Prioritise Man Utd Over the Southampton Clash

Liverpool’s relentless schedule shows no sign of slowing up, and we now approach another season-defining spell in the Reds’ season. Having conquered the festive period in impressive fashion - I’m willing to fight anyone who moans about 13 points from a possible 15, just because Liverpool drew with Sunderland - it’s now time for Jurgen Klopp to tackle two different competitions in four days. First up is the League Cup semi-final first-leg against Southampton at St Mary’s on Wednesday, followed …
Observations from Liverpool's win against Derby

Observations from Liverpool's win against Derby

It was unnerving watching Liverpool against Derby but not in the way Liverpool fans have come to expect when facing lower league opposition. It was a professional job by the Reds. There weren't many, if any, scares defensively, there was no complacency from anybody in the team and, in the end, it was an assured 3-0 victory. This isn't what we, as Liverpool fans, are used to. In the past, these have been the matches we make hard work of …
The League Cup Is Still Important

The League Cup Is Still Important

The League Cup is irrelevant. The Champions League, despite bearing little resemblance to its previous incarnation, is the main pot to win and while the F.A Cup will always be the main domestic cup competition, the – God help us – EFL Trophy has been relegated to the lowest of tournaments. It’s an embarrassment to the footballing calendar. No one is remotely arsed about it. Jesus, even Birmingham City won it a few years back. League Cup Schmeague Cup. However, …
Home Comforts & The Anfield Factor

Home Comforts & The Anfield Factor

A few months ago, Liverpool had lost the League Cup final to Manchester City, on penalties, then a few days later they exacted a bittersweet 3-0 revenge upon Manchester City at Anfield. Arguably this illustrated Klopp's impressive ability to motivate his players, but when you consider that Liverpool played a weaker side in the latter of the Manchester City fixtures, and were utterly dominant, against a City team that still harboured beliefs of winning the title, only then do you …
No More Cup Dreams, Focus On The League Next Season

No More Cup Dreams, Focus On The League Next Season

There're three things certain in life, death, taxes, and a Liverpool cup run. Liverpool have participated in 15 cup finals since the turn of the millennium, picking up the Champions League, the Europa League, three league cups and two FA Cups and firmly establishing themselves as kings of cup competitions. Cup fever has been a welcome distraction from the reality of our recent Premier League history, and this Thursday Europa League Semi-Final will provide yet another diversion from our 8th …
The Merseyside Derby: What Does It Mean?

The Merseyside Derby: What Does It Mean?

Like most football rivalries, the Merseyside derby is steeped in history. I don’t mean that contretemps in 1892 when chairman John Houlding thumbed his nose at the Everton board and told them that he’d had enough of high rents and was off to set up his own club called, yes, ‘Everton FC and Athletic Grounds Ltd’, nor do I mean tales of Alan Ball and Brian Labone, Billy Liddell and Gordon Hodgson. No. I mean the history in your head. …
No Emre, No Party

No Emre, No Party

It's Sunday the 28th February, Liverpool's have just battled back to play extra time against Manchester City in the League Cup Final, then face the nerve wrecking agony of Penalties. The first player to step up is Emre Can. He looks calm and composed, with no signs of fatigue or tiredness. Instead of going for power, or looking to place it in the corner, he took the most audacious of penalties, a Panenka, in a final, under immense pressure! If …
A Requiem for Doubt: The Rebirth of Liverpool Football Club

A Requiem for Doubt: The Rebirth of Liverpool Football Club

As Yaya shot, the nylon net swished, and the dream was dashed for good. Heaps of red clad players sat silently, some lurched over in exhausted pools, others stared blankly into space as if they were too tired or dismayed to process what had just happened. This can’t be how it ends, can it? After all the build-up, all the hope, all the vitality in the run up to the shootout, after all the Mignolet saves and thwarted attacks, our …
The League Cup Final - After the Dust has Settled

The League Cup Final - After the Dust has Settled

There’s little more painful in sport than the Cup Final defeat. As Liverpool fans we’ve seen both sides of the coin. Jubilation and despair. Unfortunately, on Sunday at Wembley, it was despair. Penalties, we don’t lose them do we? And after Fernandinho hit the post with his first I foolishly thought we had our name on the cup. Sadly it wasn’t to be and we’re now left to dissect the day and ask where it went wrong, what positives we …
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