Liverpool 7 - 0 Spartak Moscow: Iron Curtain torn apart by Reds onslaught

Liverpool 7 - 0 Spartak Moscow: Iron Curtain torn apart by Reds onslaught

The Details Date: 6/12/17 Venue: Anfield, Liverpool Background The stage was set at Anfield. The knockout stages of the Champions League awaited the victors. A win for Liverpool would also guarantee top spot in the group. Draw, and the Reds would probably slip into second place as Sevilla were widely expected to defeat Maribor in their final game, also tonight. Spartak had to win to progress. Klopp again rotated his starting eleven with five changes from the team that took the pitch at …
Liverpool v Spartak Moscow - Knockout Stages beckon for Klopp's in-form Reds

Liverpool v Spartak Moscow - Knockout Stages beckon for Klopp's in-form Reds

The Details   Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - TBC Date & Time - Wednesday, December 6th 2017 @ 19:45 BST Current Odds - Liverpool 2/9, Draw 11/2, Spartak 10/1 Form Liverpool Form Liverpool's form has been much improved since the defeat to Spurs, and even that game was something of a speed wobble as the team had already shown signs of improvement before that, after a very disappointing September. If they can keep the momentum going into this hectic festive period then Klopp's …
Liverpool Fans Need to Stay Calm

Liverpool Fans Need to Stay Calm

It's been a tough few weeks of late, with Liverpool dropping points against Newcastle, Burnley, Spartak Moscow and Sevilla whilst also getting knocked out of the League Cup by Leicester. Some fans have even started to turn on the manager. It's strange, Liverpool are only seven games into the league season and people are already writing off their chances of Champions League qualification, the season entirely, and subsequently there's talk of a club in crisis. Yet the table does not …
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: Just Have A Little Patience...

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: Just Have A Little Patience...

It’s been a far from ideal start to life at Liverpool for new boy Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, after the midfielder signed from Arsenal on deadline day. Joining off the back a thoroughly promising 4-0 win against his former-club, The Reds were largely expected to kick on with another highly versatile player in the ranks to add depth and experience amid a rigorous new campaign. Yet, with Liverpool booted out the Carabao Cup after a 2-0 defeat against Leicester before suffering another …
Liverpool FC - The Wasteful Comeback Kings of England

Liverpool FC - The Wasteful Comeback Kings of England

Another game has passed and the mighty Reds fired blanks yet again. Somehow the ball didn't go in Spartak Moscow's net a second time. The mixture of feelings after such is hard describe. LFC managed to fight back after going 1-0 down. The result is not fatal in any way - reaching the knockout phase is still fully in our hands. The build up play was very good. And yet you can't help but feel we let one slip away …
Observations as Liverpool can't finish off Moscow in the Champions League

Observations as Liverpool can't finish off Moscow in the Champions League

How did Liverpool not win that? Nobody will know. A tennis score would not have been an unjust reflection of play in Moscow, but in the end, Liverpool and Spartak Moscow had to share the points as the Reds failed to make their superiority count. Philippe Coutinho cancelled out Fernando's free-kick that gave Spartak the lead, but the Reds could see this game as one where it got away, at the end of the group stages. Here are some major …
Dominate, concede, repeat... Liverpool draw in Moscow

Dominate, concede, repeat... Liverpool draw in Moscow

The Details Date: 26/9/17 Venue: Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow Background Tonight, Spartak and Liverpool met for the first time since 2002. After what can probably be described as two disappointing draws for both teams in round one of the group fixtures, each of them was looking to get back on track with three points from this fixture. Sevilla, at home to Maribor in the other fixture, would surely be picking up three points and it was important to keep pace with …
Liverpool Player Ratings from a Frustrating Night in Moscow

Liverpool Player Ratings from a Frustrating Night in Moscow

From Russia with a point, return Jürgen’s Reds. Not great for Liverpool, but routine wins against Maribor and we’ll be laughing with 8 from 4. Speaking of 8s and 4s, how did the players get on? Starting Eleven Loris Karius (5): Got sympathy for him with the first goal because it’s powerful etc. But, he doesn’t dive properly, so. Made a couple of half-decent other saves but he didn't do anything to win back his league place. Trent Alexander-Arnold (6): …
Strangers in Moscow - Spartak vs Liverpool Preview

Strangers in Moscow - Spartak vs Liverpool Preview

The Details   Venue - Otkrytiye Arena (Moscow) Referee - Clément Turpin (France) Date & Time - Tuesday, 26th September 2017 @ 19:45 BST Current Odds - Spartak Moscow 7/2, Draw 3/1, Liverpool 7/10 Form Spartak Moscow won the Russian Premier League last season for the first time in 16 years. Their defence of the title is not going to plan, however. Massimo Carrera is their fiery Italian coach and he has been struggling with internal conflict this season between the Sporting …
Know Your Group: Liverpool's Champions League Opponents

Know Your Group: Liverpool's Champions League Opponents

Now that all of the gnashing of teeth from May’s race for a Top 4 position is a distant memory and August’s ulcer inducing playoff with Hoffenheim is over we get to finally enjoy the Champions League group stages.  We are going to enjoy this right..?  OK, let’s be honest, you’ll need to pound a few pints just to get through the manager’s pre-match press conference. You’re stressed out.  We get it.  But, now that the group stage draw is …