Liverpool 0-0 Bayern Munich: Who was man of the match?

Liverpool 0-0 Bayern Munich: Who was man of the match?

It may not have been another great European night Anfield, but it's hard for Liverpool fans to be too disappointed with a goalless draw against a Bayern Munich side who issued a reminder of their class. Aside from a rather frantic ten-minute spell just before the break, the Reds struggled to fashion out many openings against their cautious and regimented opponents, who executed their game-plan well. Importantly, though, there were relatively few nervous moments at the other end, even with …
Finely Poised - Key Stats as Liverpool Draw With Bayern

Finely Poised - Key Stats as Liverpool Draw With Bayern

Liverpool’s Champions League Last 16 tie with Bayern Munich is extremely finely poised following a tense and interesting 0-0 draw at Anfield that left Liverpool ultimately frustrated but bang in the tie. Bayern got the result that they ultimately played for, and whilst the lack of an away goal is a relief for the Reds, they still have to go to the Allianz knowing the opposition will be minor favourites for the tie now. A Game of Two Halves Whilst …
Liverpool 0-0 Bayern Munich: Observations as Reds restrict Bayern

Liverpool 0-0 Bayern Munich: Observations as Reds restrict Bayern

Liverpool restricted Bayern Munich to zero shots on targets on Tuesday night, putting in a strong performance in the absence of Virgil van Dijk. The Germans created no big chances, stifled by a make-shift centre-back partnership of Joel Matip and Fabinho while Jurgen Klopp's side were unable to capitalise on their chances, particularly from Sadio Mané's skewed shot inside the first-half. Fabinho shows his worth at centre-back Tasked with filling in at centre-back in the absence of Virgil van Dijk, …
Key Stats As Reds Resurgent Against Bournemouth

Key Stats As Reds Resurgent Against Bournemouth

Liverpool moved back to the top of the Premier League for the time being with a fantastic 3-0 win over Bournemouth. But what are the key stats from yet another top performance at Anfield? Midfield Maestro Naby Leads The Charge Overall, Liverpool’s midfield were absolutely excellent, and at the heart of that was Naby Keita. His all-round game was outstanding, winning 7/8 tackles, making 97 passes at 91% accuracy means that he was able to completely control the game. But …
Title hopes Hammered as Liverpool draw 1-1 in London.

Title hopes Hammered as Liverpool draw 1-1 in London.

Remember the sweet tranquility of those 1-0 snooze-fests that we used to complain about early in the season? How much would you give for a few of those now? Jurgen Klopp set Liverpool up with a few surprises. Gini Wijnaldum and Jordan Henderson were absent with injuries, leaving a skeleton crew with Adam Lallana starting in midfield and James Milner at right-back. A strong enough eleven none the less, embarked on an up and down affair with both teams getting …
Observations as Reds struggle to seize opportunity amid suspect officiating

Observations as Reds struggle to seize opportunity amid suspect officiating

Rafa Benitez became an even greater figure in the eyes of Liverpool fans on Tuesday night after guiding Newcastle to a surprise 2-1 victory against Premier League holders Manchester City, coming back from behind to give Klopp's side the opportunity to extend their position at the top to seven points. A golden opportunity to go into February with some extra breathing room, the Reds failed to make the opportunity count, stuttering against a resilient Leicester City side in a frustrating …
Frozen Foxes Hold Liverpool to 1-1 Draw

Frozen Foxes Hold Liverpool to 1-1 Draw

Liverpool came into the match against Leicester with an opportunity to create a massive gulf between themselves and, best club in Europe, Manchester City. Rafa Benitez had done his part on Tuesday, beating City 2-1, but with injuries mounting and weather worsening, would The Reds be able to take full advantage? The line-up from Klopp was more confusing than inspiring. The shortage at right back was always going to call for something non-standard, but Klopp came out with Naby and …
Key Stats As The Front Three Deliver Again vs Palace

Key Stats As The Front Three Deliver Again vs Palace

Mo Salah scored twice as the front three combined to fire Liverpool past a resilient and excellent Crystal Palace side to keep Liverpool motoring in their title bid. But what were the key stats from a frenetic 4-3 win at Anfield? A Tale of Two Milners James Milner isn’t a right-back. We knew that already, but it was evident in this game. In an attacking sense, Milner was excellent – he created four chances,  which was the most of either …
Liverpool 4 Palace 3: Boss Saturday Sees Reds Seven Clear, For Now

Liverpool 4 Palace 3: Boss Saturday Sees Reds Seven Clear, For Now

Tell you what, I’m spent after that one. Maybe a drink and some Springsteen lyrics can help us all mellow out. Why Bruce? He's The Boss and we're boss, so... Lights out tonight Trouble in the heartland Got a head-on collision Smashin' in my guts, man... How were your intestines holding up after that one? Plenty of experienced Liverpool supporters were getting flashbacks after this one. With another week to go before young cornerstones, Trent and Gomez return, the right …
Who was Man of the Match in mad Anfield win over Palace?

Who was Man of the Match in mad Anfield win over Palace?

What can you say after a win like that? No, really, why did it have to go back to Liverpool giving heart attacks again? It was all going along smoothly; managing games, keeping clean sheets, winning serenely. Why revert to old Liverpool? Well, it was a one-off. That's for certain, at least based on the days available at hand. Crystal Palace's xG from the game stood at 1.0, and they really didn't have what you'd call big Chandra to score …
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