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 …
Virgil Van Dijk - The Fake News Saga

Virgil Van Dijk - The Fake News Saga

Ok Reds, I can't take it any more. Three months of shallow and brainless analysis of the Virgil Van Dijk transfer saga and I've had enough. The information in the public domain simply doesn't make sense. There is no way Klopp chooses to enter this season with the present choice of centre-backs, does he? At least that is something we can all agree on. So what's up? What is the truth behind the headlines? Well the time has come for …
Selling Coutinho Hurts Liverpool's Rising Image

Selling Coutinho Hurts Liverpool's Rising Image

In January of 2013, when Liverpool announced the signing of a young Brazilian playmaker from Inter Milan, I read the article on my computer screen and said "Coutin-who?" I knew I'd heard the name, knew it had been associated with words like "flop" and "bust," and when I heard he had joined for around £8.5 million, I thought it was nearly ten mil in the bin. Oh my days was I wrong. The young Brazilian has since blossomed into one of …
What happens next with Liverpool and Virgil Van Dijk?

What happens next with Liverpool and Virgil Van Dijk?

In a summer filled with ITK's, unconfirmed reports and general nonsense, concrete news is always appreciated. Concrete news is even more appreciated when it's positive for your interests, something Liverpool fans had yesterday as news broke of Virgil Van Dijk handing an official transfer request into Southampton. Yes, Southampton had known of his desire to leave. So had Liverpool, so had Chelsea. You knew, I knew. The bloke down the pub knew. But, this is certainly a development. Van Dijk …
Virgil Van Dijk Proves Transfer Requests Are Still A Thing

Virgil Van Dijk Proves Transfer Requests Are Still A Thing

They say the purpose of the darkness is that it makes us appreciate the light. And following a night where publications from opposite corners of the globe had Phil Coutinho packed up and gone, any positive news would have been welcome. The sun still came up in Liverpool and the headlines improved as the day went on. “Jurgen insists Liverpool won’t sell Coutinho,” said the Guardian. That’s our Klopp! Then came the classic James Pearce denial. Get in! “Phil would …
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