Win!

Win!

Though I know I'll never lose affection For people and things that went before I know I'll often stop and think about them In my life, I love you more Allow me to explain if you will. You’ll need coffee. Tissues optional. Heart necessary. Fortitude compulsory. If 2011 was the season that started me, this season could so simply have been the one that finished me. Back then, so many years ago, I became a father for the first time. …
Liverpool and that Semi-final feeling again

Liverpool and that Semi-final feeling again

When I watched Ryan Babel sprint past a tired Cesc Fabregas to finish off an incredible Champions League night, little did I know it was going to take me that long to experience that feeling again. That feeling! That feeling of being in the semi-final of the UEFA Champions League. That feeling is back again, thanks to a bunch of heroes led by Jurgen Klopp. That feeling is just made all the more special by the happenings of the last ten …

"Liverpool Shouldn't Fear Anyone" - Right?

“Liverpool shouldn’t fear anyone.” This is the common statement, trotted out by everyone from fans, pundits and players. And if you’re expecting this to be the part of the article where I mount an argument that disagrees with this parable, well then you clearly haven’t read any of my articles before. Because I am forever the optimist, delusional or not. And Liverpool shouldn’t fear anyone. There are a multitude of reasons why Liverpool shouldn’t fear anyone, so let’s start with …
Have we underestimated Liverpool's squad depth?

Have we underestimated Liverpool's squad depth?

Over the last month or so we have seen Jurgen Klopp increasingly trust his squad which has seen him rotate a number of his first choice eleven in and out of the side. With the added demands of European football, it was clear Klopp was going to have to utilise his squad players a lot more this season but it should also highlight to us all how the German is building a team which is capable of challenging on all …
The Unfair Alberto Moreno Witch-Hunt Returns

The Unfair Alberto Moreno Witch-Hunt Returns

First things first: I have been one of Alberto Moreno’s biggest critics over the last few years. The horrendous performance in the Europa League final essentially cost Liverpool a trophy - he was not the sole reason for the defeat, but the key reason for it - and too many lapses in concentration and a perceived lack of focus have irritated the life out of me. That footage of him flipping a bottle on the sidelines last season, instead of …
The Sevilla Shambles - What went wrong for Liverpool?

The Sevilla Shambles - What went wrong for Liverpool?

So it was about two days ago I considered a return to writing, after a long spell out (no ACL injury thankfully). It's been a good while since I wrote regularly, so had the usual questions of "Can I still write in a semi-decent, readable way?" and "Will anyone actually give a shit as to what I'm saying?" so I guess we're about to answer those two questions in due course. Now, this isn't going to be structured in a  …
When The Going Gets Tough, Liverpool Capitulate

When The Going Gets Tough, Liverpool Capitulate

Has there been a more predictable goal conceded than Sevilla’s late effort against Liverpool on Tuesday night? Sadly, yes there has. Plenty. And they all seem to feature the Reds. Jurgen Klopp’s side had done so well to get some momentum going after losing at Tottenham last month, with four wins in a row recorded in professional fashion. Everyone knew that the trip to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan would be a far greater test than Huddersfield, Maribor, West Ham and …
Sevilla performance tarnished by return of familiar failings

Sevilla performance tarnished by return of familiar failings

Well that Sevilla game was a sickener, wasn't it? The model European away performance in the first half, albeit not without its problems. Sevilla sadly proved once more to be a real bogey side; able to smell blood and ruthlessly capitalise on our weaknesses. Add them to a recent bogey team list that contains Manchester United, Burnley, Newcastle and even Southampton (certainly until last weekend). During the game, I commented in the AI Writer's WhatsApp group that we needed a …
Observations as Liverpool let 3-0 Lead Slip away to Sevilla

Observations as Liverpool let 3-0 Lead Slip away to Sevilla

Liverpool made the perfect start to their crucial game against Sevilla on Tuesday night, with Roberto Firmino netting inside just two minutes. Quickly followed by a carbon-copy goal from Sadio Mane, the away side ensured their dominance was reflected via the score-line. With confidence flowing and Sevilla distinctly lacking quality, Firmino's non-look pass added insult to injury before the break to put The Reds firmly in the driving seat. Despite such a strong division in quality during the first forty-five …
Sevilla 3 - 3 Liverpool: Reds Surrender Three Points in Spain

Sevilla 3 - 3 Liverpool: Reds Surrender Three Points in Spain

The Details Date: 21/11/2017 Venue: Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Seville Background Liverpool arrived in Seville on a good run of recent form. Despite some early disappointing results in the group for Liverpool, these two teams have lived up to expectations as they battle it out for the top spot. Teams Sevilla lineup (4-1-2-3) - Rico; Mercado, Geis, Lenglet, Escudero(c); Banega, N'Zonzi, Pizarro; Sarabia, Ben Yedder, Nolito Subs: Soria, Vazquez, Corchia, Krohn-Dehli, Navas, Correa, Muriel Liverpool lineup (4-1-2-3) - Karius; Gomez, Lovren, Klavan, Moreno; Henderson(c), …
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