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 …
Observations from Liverpool's draw against Plymouth Argyle

Observations from Liverpool's draw against Plymouth Argyle

A disappointing 0-0 draw at home to Plymouth means the Reds have a tricky replay to contend with in amongst an already difficult month of January. It's something they could have done without but it's our own doing after not showing enough class to finish off the League Two outfit. Liverpool were utterly dominant but did nothing with the ball. They didn't even trouble the Plymouth goalkeeper. It was a glorified defence vs attack training session and there's now a …
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. …
Sunderland vs Liverpool Preview: Rotation the name of the game

Sunderland vs Liverpool Preview: Rotation the name of the game

Jürgen Klopp leads his Liverpool side into their third fixture in seven days on Monday, as Liverpool visit Sunderland looking to keep up the pace with Chelsea at the top of the Premier League table. THE DETAILS Match: Sunderland vs Liverpool Venue: Stadium of Light Date: Monday 2nd January Time: 15:00 BST FORM Liverpool's good form continued with a superb defensive display, winning 1-0 against Manchester City on New Years Eve. That result left the Reds in second position in the Premier League …
Liverpool FC - A Review of 2016

Liverpool FC - A Review of 2016

With another trip around the sun completed and the festive period behind us (by the time you read this), let’s look at the Red year and see exactly what we have and haven’t learned. January A brand new year lay ahead. A time for renewal and rejuvenation. A chance to draw a line under everything and begin again with the fresh wash of a new year across our backs. It took ten minutes for Liverpool to concede a goal and …
Liverpool 4 Stoke 1 - Player Ratings

Liverpool 4 Stoke 1 - Player Ratings

Liverpool put in a strong display at Anfield against Stoke, as the Potters were dispatched, in a 4-1 victory. Jon Walters gave Stoke an early lead before Adam Lallana and Roberto Firmino sent Liverpool into the break the happier side. A Gianelli Imbula own goal and Daniel Sturridge's first Premier League goal of the season ensured that the Reds spread festive cheer all around Anfield. Stoke did trouble the Reds in the opening 20 minutes, but Jurgen Klopp's men soon …
James Milner: The Natural

James Milner: The Natural

“I am a Liverpool player and what the manager asks me to do I will do. Ultimately, if he thinks that is the best thing for the team then I will do it.” James Milner, August, 2016.
There it is. The quote that, for me, cements the fact that what we have in our experienced, tireless and ever-willing number seven is something to be treasured and lauded. I can’t imagine many other players being so ready to shift …
12 Days of Kloppmas

12 Days of Kloppmas

On the first day of Christmas, My true love sent to me, Jurgen Klopp’s appointment at LFC On the second day of Christmas, My true love sent to me, Two Derby wins, And Jurgen Klopp’s appointment at LFC On the third day of Christmas, My true love sent to me, Three defensive errors, Two Derby wins, And Jurgen Klopp’s appointment at LFC On the fourth day of Christmas My true love sent to me, Four goals at City, Three defensive …
A Left-Back, Wide Forward and Value for Money the Priority In January

A Left-Back, Wide Forward and Value for Money the Priority In January

Liverpool head into the January transfer window safe in the knowledge that their start to the 2016/17 Premier League season has reached, and possibly surpassed, the expectations of the majority. Coming out of the Merseyside derby on Monday night, Liverpool find themselves 12 points better off than after the same amount of fixtures last season - an achievement made all the more impressive when considering that the fixture list, after the Anfield redevelopment, is considered by many to be more challenging than …
The Dejan Lovren Conundrum

The Dejan Lovren Conundrum

Whenever a club signs Dejan Lovren a free instruction manual should be provided on what to do and what not to do to get the best out of him. Similar, in many ways, to the guidelines set out if you were to have a Gremlin, I suppose. Instead of the "don't feed them after midnight" spiel it's been replaced by a few simple rules: - Don't partner him beside the reckless, poorly disciplined Alberto Moreno because he shouldn't have to sweep up after …
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