West Ham vs Liverpool Preview: Reds can't choke as gap tightens

West Ham vs Liverpool Preview: Reds can't choke as gap tightens

Liverpool could move to within an inch of the Champions League or throw a season's work of worth away as they make their first visit to the London Stadium, visiting West Ham United on Sunday. THE DETAILS Match: West Ham United vs Liverpool Venue: London 'Olympic' Stadium Referee: Neil Swarbrick Date: Sunday 14th May Time: 14:15 BST FORM Liverpool are left with the narrowest of leads in terms of the Champions League places after they failed to win at home for the …
In Defence Of Nathaniel Clyne

In Defence Of Nathaniel Clyne

Nathaniel Clyne seems to have become a hot topic this season. After arriving from Southampton in the summer of 2015, for a fee in the region of £12.5m, Clyne enjoyed an impressive first season at Anfield. As he'd shown in his time at The Saints, Clyne was a solid defender with decent technique, a tidy pass and a good turn of pace. Having also established himself in the England team, it seemed Liverpool had resolved their right-back issue at a …
Jurgen Klopp: The Bench Connection

Jurgen Klopp: The Bench Connection

Well someone didn’t get the memo. Following three gutsy away games at Stoke, West Brom and Watford, and two limp ones at home to Bournemouth and Palace, yesterday’s match was an opportunity for the real Liverpool to stand up and beat their chests. Three games left, lads. Time to wipe Southampton away as City had done to Palace the previous day, yeah? Do you want this or not? Hmm? Not sure. This reticence to take what’s in front of our …
Top Four: Who Wants It Least?

Top Four: Who Wants It Least?

Initially, as I grimaced in recollection of the season's third-last serving of delicious Barclay's goodness, it was tempting to liken Liverpool's struggles to make any progress to the myth of Sisyphus - you know, the unfortunate chap punished by the gods of the Greeks for his offences against them. His sentence was to push a huge boulder to the top of a hill, only to see it roll back down every time and know he must start over. For eternity. …
Observations as Liverpool Come Unstuck Against Saints again

Observations as Liverpool Come Unstuck Against Saints again

Forget Crystal Palace, Liverpool came unstuck against another one of their bogey teams on Sunday afternoon as they failed to break down a resolute Southampton defence. That's now 360 minutes played against The Saints in this season in which Liverpool have failed to score. After grinding out a 1-0 win against Watford with Manchester City and United both dropping points and Arsenal losing to rivals Spurs, Liverpool's top-four chances took a massive boost. However, Southampton certainly rained on that parade, …
Liverpool 0 - 0 Southampton: Player Ratings

Liverpool 0 - 0 Southampton: Player Ratings

Ah, dear. More groans around Anfield as furtherpoints are dropped. No wins in three at home, haven't you heard? We'll be revisiting performances like these if Liverpool aren't at least fourth come the season finale. Simon Mignolet - 6 - A clean-sheet is the only thing to be positive about. Wasn't tested at all from shots but was commanding (again) from corners. Should have been sent off for handling outside the area, mind. That would have summed up Liverpool's day. …
Liverpool's run in: Cometh the hour, cometh the Studge?

Liverpool's run in: Cometh the hour, cometh the Studge?

Hello, hello. Here we go. It's getting closer. Southampton at home, West Ham away, Middlesbrough at home. "Six points will do us," says Fred. "Nah, we need seven" offers Barry. "Don't be so pessimistic, four points and Champions League football is as good as ours" predicts Bob. Maybe all Liverpool need is Daniel Sturridge, in order to go above and beyond those totals. To say that Sturridge is a secret weapon is unfair. Everyone's aware of his qualities, to the …
Positivity Around Anfield: How Do We Cope?

Positivity Around Anfield: How Do We Cope?

What with the revelations about plans for further expansion of Anfield, the decision to dedicate an entire stand to Kenny Dalglish, the proposed state-of-the-art training facility in Kirkby and a rumoured bumper transfer spend in the summer, one could be forgiven for thinking that things were looking reasonably positive for Liverpool Football Club. This is a truly novel concept for a lot of supporters, but when you add to the mix the heady combination of a clutch of rivals dropping …
Liverpool vs Southampton Preview: Will Reds be Saints or Sinners?

Liverpool vs Southampton Preview: Will Reds be Saints or Sinners?

Liverpool have an excellent chance to put themselves within touching distance of that much craved Champions League place by beating Southampton at Anfield on Sunday, minutes before their two biggest rivals for fourth face off against one another. THE DETAILS Match: Liverpool vs Southampton Venue: Anfield Referee: Bobby Madley Date: Sunday 7th May Time: 13:30 BST FORM Liverpool were given a huge let off last weekend as dropped points from the two Manchester clubs and Arsenal losing to Spurs meant that …
Liverpool’s Saints Raid: A Success?

Liverpool’s Saints Raid: A Success?

Until very recent years, Liverpool and Southampton were two clubs who had very little to do with each other. There was no rivalry to speak of, there had been no real classic contests between the pair and the relationship between the duo was relatively healthy. That all changed in the summer of 2014, when all of a sudden, the Reds started raiding Saints’ best players, with five signings made in total in the years since. There may be more to follow at …
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