Fulham 2 - 2 Liverpool - Player Ratings

Fulham 2 - 2 Liverpool - Player Ratings

Alisson Becker - 6.0 Came straight back in after injury, and saw some good early action to ease himself in. Will feel very unlucky to have conceded two with so little clear cut chances coming his way. Was a spectator for the most part. Trent Alexander-Arnold - 6.0 He seemed unable to command his flank, with Fulham intent on creating a war zone whenever certain players were in possession. Was able to aid the forwards with the last goal, but …
Key Stats as Liverpool drop points on opening day

Key Stats as Liverpool drop points on opening day

It was a frustrating opening to the season for the Reds, as they struggled their way to a 2-2 draw against Fulham. Goals from Darwin Nunez and Mo Salah were enough to scrape a point, but Jurgen Klopp will be incredibly disappointed with a performance that lacked intensity for large periods. But what were the Key Stats as Liverpool kicked off their season? A Slow Start The Reds were particularly poor in the first half. During this period, they had …
How Liverpool Have Evolved In A Year

How Liverpool Have Evolved In A Year

In the days leading to last seasons opening games, every single pundit had either Chelsea or Manchester City winning the Premier League. The general feeling was that the return of Cristiano Ronaldo would also propel Manchester United into contention, and Liverpool would be eased down the table. In hindsight, the uneducated views of nearly all the experts who disregarded Liverpool now seem very foolish. Liverpool had just experienced their most injury-ravished season in history, and had relied on the defensive …
Fulham v Liverpool - Time For The Reds To Overwhelm

Fulham v Liverpool - Time For The Reds To Overwhelm

As much as we all enjoyed the Manchester City win, the community shield stands as a glorified friendly that has little impact on the season. If Liverpool had lost that game, I would have dismissed all agendas towards its significance. But in victory, I happily welcome the plus points that may come in winning another trophy. Confidence was clearly brimming, and a good performance now stands them in good stead for the Premier Leagues opening weekend. Manchester City are clearly …
The Silly Season is (nearly) over...

The Silly Season is (nearly) over...

Silly season(n) 1: a period (such as late summer) when the mass media often focus on trivial or frivolous matters for lack of major news stories 2: a period marked by frivolous, outlandish, or illogical activity or behaviour. There’s been a lot of silliness. It’s roughly two months since the Champions League final. A disappointing end on the pitch to what was nearly the greatest season of all time. A near tragedy off the pitch. We didn’t quite get over the line …
Liverpool 3 - 1 Manchester City - Match Report

Liverpool 3 - 1 Manchester City - Match Report

Liverpool started this game with a desire to hunt anyone wearing blue, and the tempo was set from the first whistle. Salah was keen to drag Cancelo into wide and deep water, and the fullback didn’t know when to push on. An early chance was due to a great switch and great running from Mo, and he seemed destined to score today. The side netting stopped that early chance, but set all alarm bells ringing. Mo’s willingness to start wide …
Liverpool 3 - 1 Manchester City - The Community Shield Player Ratings

Liverpool 3 - 1 Manchester City - The Community Shield Player Ratings

Adrian - 7.5 Came in as a back up to the back up, and had a good performance, all things considered. This is the clubs training ground keeper, and his shot stopping throughout the game was solid. Maybe could have done better for the goal, but still a good outing for the popular Spaniard. Another trophy in a one off spectacle. Trent Alexander-Arnold - 8.0 He looks determined, prepared and ready to inflict maximum damage on the league. A great …
Liverpool 3 - 1 Manchester City - The Man Of The Match

Liverpool 3 - 1 Manchester City - The Man Of The Match

Thiago Alcantara One of the best midfielders to ever grace the game, and he was on another level once again yesterday. His control of tempo and space is unparalleled, with everyone now willing to work to his pace. When the game required possession, Thiago reacted. When the game required a game-breaking pass, Thiago reacted. His decision making is beyond anyone else’s, and it must be a delight to be an attacker and see Alcantara on the ball. Off the ball …
Liverpool v Man City - The First Hurdle

Liverpool v Man City - The First Hurdle

We all know that the community shield is little more than a glorified friendly, but when two particular sides collide, sometimes it brings a little more needle and attention. Not since the days of Fergie’s Manchester United & Arsene’s Arsenal, have we seen such a long running duel between two English domestic sides. City are without doubt the recent victors overall, but Liverpool remain that relentless element in their side. The on going transfer window has seen both sides evolve …
Darwin - Return Of The Number 9

Darwin - Return Of The Number 9

I wrote just prior to the RB Leipzig friendly how patience was required for all new players. I was keen to state how pre season is nothing more than the warm up to the season, and how we had to trust the process of integrating new arrivals. The match score (and more to the point, the scorers against RBL), surely ratify some of those thoughts, and it hasn’t take long for the negative comments to swing round to pure jubilation. …
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