David Johnson

David Johnson "The Assassin" - An Underrated Liverpool Legend

David Johnson always suffered by comparison with the man who replaced him. Over the years dozens of conversations about the great 1978-79 team have included the line, “Imagine if Rushie would have been a couple of years older.” Johnson’s contribution to the club has too often been overlooked. He was an international-class performer and that he was overshadowed says a lot about the greatness of the team at the time. But it’s not his ability that me and my mates …
Liverpool v Leeds - The Premier League Preview

Liverpool v Leeds - The Premier League Preview

Saturday night will see two historical English sides collide, in what is certain to be an entertaining evening of football. I’ve just had a look at the TV listings (I don’t really watch TV), and if you’re looking to avoid the horrid choice of The Voice or Strictly Come Dancing, then a night under the Anfield lights might just be for you. Both sides are currently way underperforming their pre-campaign expectations, with the reds sitting in 8th, as the Whites …
Alarming signs for Liverpool ahead of October & November

Alarming signs for Liverpool ahead of October & November

If the next six weeks need to go in favour of Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp will need to bring profound changes if they are aiming at the Premier League. The 3-3 draw against Brighton brought out a concerning factor to everyone present with Liverpool tickets. Liverpool has work to do! The next six weeks will be a crucial time in the Premier League before the league pauses for the World Cup, at least for Liverpool. After nearly a month without Premier …
Liverpool v Bournemouth - A Changing Of The Guard

Liverpool v Bournemouth - A Changing Of The Guard

Jordan Henderson and James Milner need to be dropped, with clear limitations brought into their roles on the pitch. Neither can compete at the Premier League level anymore, and thus youth should be preferred whenever possible. It is not a targeted attack or misdirected opinion to state fact, and continuing poor performances do not lie. If circumstances dictate one of Milly or Hendo must start, then the other should only ever come into the game to replace the other. To …
Brighton 0 - 2 Liverpool - Match Report

Brighton 0 - 2 Liverpool - Match Report

In a game where Liverpool actually had slightly less possession, it was a clear case of managing the match accordingly. The Reds rarely had to stretch themselves, and short of the odd and inevitable moment, they cruised to a comfortable 0-2 victory. Brighton are in a slump, not a free fall slump, but a worrying run of form. This marks five Premier League losses on the spin for Graham Potter, and the mid-table safety they hold appears to have seen …
Liverpool 0 - 1 Inter Milan - Match Report

Liverpool 0 - 1 Inter Milan - Match Report

Liverpool 0 - 1 Inter Milan - Match Report The first half was a game of frustration for both sides, with neither giving much away through the opening period. Both Joel Matip and Virgil Van Dijk could have scored from tremendous Trent deliveries, and Alisson was alert enough to parry away a good cross come shot from Hakan Çalhanoğlu. These great teams appeared intent on cancelling each other out, which of course suited the reds far more. The second half …
Liverpool 1 - 0 West Ham - Match Report

Liverpool 1 - 0 West Ham - Match Report

Liverpool 1 - 0 West Ham - Match Report In a game where West Ham were so impressive, Liverpool needed moments of great defensive play in order to secure the three points. Michail Antonio was a constant threat, with his powerful display really disrupting the reds centre backs. West Ham were able to defend more than diligently, and broke with brilliant intent. The Hammers performance again points to a great system under David Moyes, and West Ham would be worthy …
Liverpool 0 - 0 Chelsea - The League Cup Final Match Report

Liverpool 0 - 0 Chelsea - The League Cup Final Match Report

The initial stages and final Pre-match build-up was consumed with bad news, as the Spanish magician Thiago, caught an injury in the warm up. What started as a bad practical joke on Twitter, soon became reality, with Naby Keita stepping up to the first team. The tears of Thiago (on the sidelines) resonated with the Liverpool fanbase, and his failure to make the squad saw Harvey Elliott take a place on the reds bench. The reds look irregular in the …
Post-Match RAW: Thiago Turns It On

Post-Match RAW: Thiago Turns It On

After a goalless first half, and then Norwich's deflected goal to put them one-nil up it looked like any slim hope of a close title run-in with Manchester City were all but doomed. Especially with the Citizens expected to beat an out-of-form Spurs side later that evening. Step into the breach Thiago Alcantara... The Spaniard arrived on the scene, coming on for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the the hour mark and changed the game. On Post-Match RAW they discuss this, and …
Observations: Liverpool 3-1 Norwich - What a difference a day makes

Observations: Liverpool 3-1 Norwich - What a difference a day makes

Liverpool came into the match safely in the top four, in the thick of three cup competitions and barely in the chase for the Premier League title. The nine point gap with a game in hand wasn’t insurmountable in any normal circumstance, but Manchester City is no normal opponent. Klopp’s selection reflected that reality as he put out a heavily rotated team that looked more like a Carabao Cup side than one that the manager would put out in a …
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