Observations as the Derby Ends in a Drab Stalemate

Observations as the Derby Ends in a Drab Stalemate

The Merseyside Derby ended in yet another dull stalemate as Liverpool and Everton played out a 0-0 draw. The result ensured that Liverpool stayed in the top 3 as they look forward to the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals. The 'put-together' line up With one eye on the Champions League, and the mounting injury concerns meant that there was a real struggle putting together a cohesive lineup. The line up had the returning Clyne start for the first …
I Took A Nap - Key Stats from LFC 0-0 Everton

I Took A Nap - Key Stats from LFC 0-0 Everton

Liverpool made changes and were extremely lethargic as Everton held them to a 0-0 draw at Goodison Park. But what were the key stats from what was an incredibly boring affair? Snore Draw This was a game in which nobody really created a lot, with 0-0 probably the right scoreline. In terms of expected goals, Liverpool edged it 0.97 to 0.77, with both teams missing their one respective big chance. This was only the second time this season in a …
Everton 0 - 0 Liverpool: Derby Day Stalemate at Goodison

Everton 0 - 0 Liverpool: Derby Day Stalemate at Goodison

The Details Date: 7/4/2018 Venue: Goodison Park, Liverpool Background Due to Liverpool's progression in this season's Champions League, today's derby took a little step down in the list of priorities for Klopp and his team. The Reds made five changes with a view to protecting the full-strength eleven for Tuesday night's game at the Etihad. That's not to say, however, that Liverpool did not still put a strong team out, a team that should be able to challenge for all three points …
Player Ratings as Liverpool's Undefeated Derby Streak Continues

Player Ratings as Liverpool's Undefeated Derby Streak Continues

"Need someone to do the post-match player ratings" was the request from AI's supremo Gags Tandon. "Great!", I thought; after wallopping City, Liverpool look like they can trounce any team in the world right now, and this will be my chance to dish 10 ratings all round for perhaps the greatest derby mauling of all time. How wrong I was. As I watched the game, I saw sparks and flickers of something, as Liverpool had the ball, but ultimately, Everton …
Liverpool 3-0 Manchester City: A Tactical Breakdown

Liverpool 3-0 Manchester City: A Tactical Breakdown

Fine lines. The thinnest of margins. The point at which dreamland meets bedlam. Where delirium bisects mayhem. That's where Liverpool fans found themselves as they watched the unthinkable happen. Liverpool had pressed Manchester City into submission in January, but Pep Guardiola, the greatest manager and tactical innovator of his generation would surely not let it happen again, would he? Acutely aware of the pressing prowess of Liverpool, Guardiola set City up with Fernandinho in the same position as he was in …
Everton v Liverpool Preview - Derby Day at Goodison

Everton v Liverpool Preview - Derby Day at Goodison

The Details Venue - Goodison Park, Liverpool Referee - Michael Oliver Date & Time - Saturday, April 7th @ 12:30 GMT Current Odds - Everton 15/4, Draw 16/5, Liverpool 8/13 Form Everton Form It's been a season to forget for the blue half of Merseyside. The fact that they remain in the top half of the Premier League table with 14 defeats and a goal difference of -15 just goes to show the poor standard of this league outside of the top six. Everton …
Key Stats from Liverpool 3-0 City - What a Night!

Key Stats from Liverpool 3-0 City - What a Night!

Liverpool pulled off one of their best results in years with a phenomenal 3-0 win over soon to be Premier League Champions Man City. But what were the key stats from an incredible night? Defensive Solidity When We Need It Most We’ll come to the attacking side of Liverpool’s game in a moment, but their stoic, impenetrable defence may not have won them the game, but it’s probably won them the tie. Man City were restricted to eleven shots, six …
Rampant Reds seal 3-0 first leg win at a raucous Anfield

Rampant Reds seal 3-0 first leg win at a raucous Anfield

Starting XIs: Liverpool: Loris Karius, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Dejan Lovren, Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson, Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino Manchester City: Ederson Moraes, Kyle Walker, Nicolas Otamendi, Vincent Kompany, Aymeric Laporte, Fernandinho, Ilkay Gundogan, David Silva, Kevin de Bruyne, Leroy Sane, Gabriel Jesus Champions League quarterfinal nights were back at Anfield, and it started on a rather sombre note for the Reds as a bunch of nincompoops decided that throwing a few projectiles …
Player Ratings as Liverpool crush the Cityzens

Player Ratings as Liverpool crush the Cityzens

That was unbelievable. Far and away Liverpool’s best display under Klopp. We’ve attacked better, yet scored three. There hasn’t been a better defensive display under the German. One foot into the semi-finals, surely? Score one at their place and they have to score five. Not rocket science is it, lads? Anyway, here’s me on player ratings trying not to give everyone a 10. Trent Alexander-Arnold, build him a statue Loris Karius (7): One of the easiest night’s of his life …
Mo and Milly Shine - Key Stats from Liverpool's 2-1 win at Palace

Mo and Milly Shine - Key Stats from Liverpool's 2-1 win at Palace

Mo Salah was once again the hero as Liverpool came from behind to see off Crystal Palace 2-1. But what were the key stats from an incredible game at Selhurst Park? Comeback King Mo Seals Scrappy Win It’s quite rare that Liverpool come from behind to win a game this season. It’s equally rare that the Reds win a game when they’ve lost the xG this season. This was just the second time that either of those things has happened …
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