Key Stats from Roma 4-2 Liverpool: Nervy night at the Olympico

Key Stats from Roma 4-2 Liverpool: Nervy night at the Olympico

ALLEZ. Liverpool lost 4-2 in Rome, but it was enough to send them through on aggregate, as they saw off Roma 7-6 on aggregate to reach the Champions League final in Kiev. But what were the key stats from a magical if horribly tense night for Klopp’s side? Game of Two Halves On paper, this was a game that could be split down the middle. The first half was a 2-1 Liverpool win, with Roma failing to notch a shot …
Observations as Liverpool book their trip to Kiev

Observations as Liverpool book their trip to Kiev

KIEV BABY! Get in you beauty, up the Champions League final Reds. We didn't really do it the hard way if you think about it, there was no comeback needed for us and even when Roma scored to bring the gap back to one there was no time. Of course, watching the game I was fully convinced that Liverpool did it in the hardest way possible. Here are some other things I saw! Sadio Olympico Whoever's gone and renamed that …
Second Leg Bonanza Sees Reds Advance to Kiev

Second Leg Bonanza Sees Reds Advance to Kiev

So, Liverpool are a bit good. Jurgen's Reds booked their place in the Champions League final following a 4-2 defeat in Rome (7-6 aggregate win) with another supreme performance among Europe's elite. Only Liverpool fans would have been worried walking into a second-leg tie three goals to the good, with two late goals for the Italians gifting a glimpse of hope ahead of Wednesday's tie. This was far less about the individual genius of Mohamed Salah, but more the accumulation …
Observations as Liverpool Endure Another Stalemate

Observations as Liverpool Endure Another Stalemate

Funny isn't it. Tuesday night saw one of the most free-flowing attacking performances Liverpool have produced this season, possibly ever under Klopp. Running riot against Roma, five goals in the Champions League semi-final was no small feat; an indication of what this side are capable of in the final third. The contrast between that performance and Saturday's couldn't be starker. This was not a semi-final contest with the possibility of a trip to Kiev and a chance for Klopp to …
Liverpool toil yet again on an early Kick off as the game ends on a stalemate

Liverpool toil yet again on an early Kick off as the game ends on a stalemate

Starting XIs Liverpool: Karius; Gomez,Van Dijk, Klavan, Moreno; Trent Alexander Arnold, Wijnaldum, Henderson; Salah, Ings, Firmino Stoke: Butland; Pieters;Martins Indi, Shawcross, Zouma; Shaqiri, Ndiaye, Allen, Bauer; Diouf, Crouch The game got off to a steady start with Stoke tending to be more positive than expected. The mystery about Liverpool's line up was sorted with Trent Alexander-Arnold lining up in the midfield. Liverpool get their biggest chance in the 5th minute, as Salah exposes Stoke's high line to leave himself 1 …
Key Stats as Reds Move Into Pole Position - Liverpool 5-2 Roma

Key Stats as Reds Move Into Pole Position - Liverpool 5-2 Roma

Liverpool ran riot at Anfield, putting five past Roma before a couple of late goals for the visitors took the gloss off a brilliant and explosive European night, and gave the Italian side half a chance of reaching Kiev. Here are the key stats. Magnificent Mo Leads The Charge In an attacking sense, this was an absolutely perfect Liverpool performance, spearheaded by a majestic Mo Salah, but admirably supported by the brilliant Bobby Firmino. Both players now have ten goals …
Reds Blast Roma Despite Late Wake Up Call

Reds Blast Roma Despite Late Wake Up Call

If blowing out Manchester City in the first-leg of the quarter-final was a statement, this was equal to it. Liverpool were in a rampant mood for 80 minutes, picking AS Roma apart piece by piece to win 5-2 and take a huge step towards Kiev. Referred to as the 'Mo Salah' Derby prior to kick-off, this was yet another ninety minutes of scintillating football dominated by the newly named PFA Player of the Year. In one of the most comprehensive …
Observations as Liverpool Stutter Against The Baggies

Observations as Liverpool Stutter Against The Baggies

It all seemed to be going so well for Liverpool. A much-changed side spearheaded by Danny Ings took an early lead before a second-half strike from Mohamed Salah put the away side two goals to the good. Three points heading to Merseyside and plenty of rested legs ahead of far more important games. No-one, not even the most optimistic of West Brom fans would've predicted the last fifteen minutes of the game. From 2-0 down, the home side fought back …
West Brom 2-2 Liverpool: What Went Wrong?

West Brom 2-2 Liverpool: What Went Wrong?

With 18 minutes remaining, Liverpool enjoyed a comfortable 2-0 lead against bottom club West Brom and the points were all but in the bag. The travelling supporters were in fine voice in the Midlands sunshine, revelling in Mohamed Salah's latest strike. By full time, West Brom had somehow hauled it back to 2-2 and the Reds were forced to settle for a solitary point when three would virtually have sealed the top-four spot they had been chasing all season. Promptly, …
Slack Reds Pegged Back In Share Of Spoils Against WBA

Slack Reds Pegged Back In Share Of Spoils Against WBA

Liverpool went to the Hawthorns and were pegged back by the basement team West Bromwich Albion, as the game ended in a 2-2 draw. Danny Ings and Mo Salah gave the Reds a comfortable 2-0 lead, but goals from Jake Livermore and Solomon Rondon gave Jurgen Klopp's boys a rude reality check. Starting XIs West Bromwich Albion: Ben Foster, Allan Nyom, Craig Dawson, Ahmed Hegazi, Kieran Gibbs, Jake Livermore, Chris Brunt, Matt Phillips, James McClean, Solomon Rondon, Jay Rodriguez Liverpool: …
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