Liverpool's Striking Options: Two And A Half Men

Liverpool's Striking Options: Two And A Half Men

Well, that was more like it. Following the horrors of West Brom and the costly idiocy of the officials in the Tottenham game, Liverpool went to Southampton and dispelled the myth that, following the numerous goalless encounters of last season, they have become our bogey team. Virgil van Dijk was booed throughout and Dejan Lovren endured much of the same when he came on as an 89th-minute substitute – an act of such needle and piss-taking from Jurgen that he …
Observations as Liverpool ease past the Saints

Observations as Liverpool ease past the Saints

It was a game in which Liverpool never needed to get out of second gear but still came out with a comfortable 2-0 victory. The game was settled by two beautiful first-half goals from Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah who each continued top-class goalscoring seasons. Here are some talking points from the game: Karius loves St. Mary's Loris Karius's best performance in a Liverpool shirt thus far was in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final last season, and …
Southampton v Liverpool Preview - In-form Saints in Klopp's Way

Southampton v Liverpool Preview - In-form Saints in Klopp's Way

The Details Venue - St Mary's Stadium, Southampton Referee - Martin Atkinson Date & Time - Sunday, February 11th @ 16:30 GMT Current Odds - Southampton 16/5, Draw 14/5, Liverpool 4/5 Form Southampton Form Southampton seem to have turned the corner, of late. Pellegrino has seen his men go undefeated in their last six games with an impressive win on the road at West Brom just last weekend. They haven't been conceding many goals this season the main reason they are languishing in 15th …
Backs To The Wall Time For Karius

Backs To The Wall Time For Karius

Loris Karius faces a defining period in his Liverpool career, with Jurgen Klopp confirming that the German has surpassed Simon Mignolet as the club’s No.1 goalkeeper. Signing from Mainz in 2016, the 24-year-old arrived having been voted the second best ‘keeper in the Bundesliga behind Manuel Neuer. With such prestige to his name, fans naturally believed he’d be the man to add some real quality in between the sticks and help solidify an unreliable defensive line. However, things haven’t quite …
Observations as Liverpool Coast Past Southampton

Observations as Liverpool Coast Past Southampton

Liverpool continued their winning ways with a 3-0 dispatching of Southampton at the weekend, ensuring spirits and momentum were kept high after a thoroughly dull international break. Two goals from Mohamed Salah got The Reds well on their way to the three points before Philippe Coutinho ensured there would be no way back for the away side. Here are the observations from the match. Magic Mo Salah...again If we thought 12 goals was impressive for a player who recently returned …
Liverpool 3 - 0 Southampton: Saints put to the Sword at Anfield

Liverpool 3 - 0 Southampton: Saints put to the Sword at Anfield

The Details Date: 18/11/2017 Venue: Anfield, Liverpool Background Premier League football returned today after the final international break of the year. Liverpool welcomed Southampton to Anfield. The Reds failed to score against the Saints in four meetings last season and would be hoping to put things right today. Joel Matip missed out through injury but Coutinho, Henderson and Mané were all fully recovered and made the starting eleven. Shane Long replaced Gabbiadini as the lone striker for Southampton while Lemina was still out …
Liverpool 3-0 Southampton - Ratings from a comfortable Reds victory

Liverpool 3-0 Southampton - Ratings from a comfortable Reds victory

A big week for Liverpool started off on the best possible note, as the Reds romped to an easy 3-0 win at Anfield against Southampton. The Saints curse was broken as the Reds finally managed to score against their bogey opponents after four unsuccessful attempts last season. Mo Salah set the ball rolling with a sublime curler into Fraser Forster's far post, before doubling the lead after being found by a sublime through ball from Philippe Coutinho. Coutinho got himself …
Liverpool v Southampton Preview - Key Battles

Liverpool v Southampton Preview - Key Battles

Let's rejoice! There is no international football for four months. And Virgil van Dijk is coming to Anfield! Just not the kind of Anfield visit we'd have hoped for. The Reds host Southampton on Saturday and will look to pile the pressure on former assistant manager Mauricio Pellegrino, as Jurgen Klopp looks for momentum heading into the busiest period of the season. The next two weeks are a defining part of the season, with the Premier League game against Chelsea …
Liverpool v Southampton - Saints won't preach at Anfield

Liverpool v Southampton - Saints won't preach at Anfield

The Details Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Mike Jones Date & Time - Saturday, November 18th @ 15:00 BST Current Odds - Liverpool 4/11, Draw 19/5, Southampton 7/1 Form Liverpool Form Liverpool, thankfully, seem to be getting over their September and early-October nightmare and, Spurs result aside, have been returning to winning ways. The Reds have an 80% win record in their last five games a very impressive xG/xA record over that period, also (see table below). Much of this season has …
Liverpool’s Business With Southampton: A Success?

Liverpool’s Business With Southampton: A Success?

This weekend see a surprise rivalry take place at Anfield - one that has only really caught fire in the last three years. Liverpool and Southampton do battle, in what has become commonly known as the “We’re Sick Of You Taking Our Players Derby". Saints have, perhaps understandably, been irked by the Reds consistently snatching their star men away from them in recent times, and there seems to an added effort on their part whenever the two sides meet. You …
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