Aston Villa v Liverpool - The Premier League Preview

Aston Villa v Liverpool - The Premier League Preview

Liverpool are now back in match action and will be looking for a far better performance than the one we witnessed during the 3-2 loss to Manchester City in midweek. That Carabao Cup tie was wholly insignificant, with Jurgen Klopp’s ambitions solely focused on a top four finish and a prosperous Champions League run, but a loss is always a tough moment for any squad. This coming Boxing Day will represent the second consecutive day of mass cooking for me, …
Manchester City 3 - 2 Liverpool - League Cup Post-Mortem 

Manchester City 3 - 2 Liverpool - League Cup Post-Mortem 

It was a topsy turvy game that in all honesty should have been away from us by half time. In the end, the result was a fair one that allowed the stronger team to move into the next round. Liverpool have given up one of the trophies they garnered last season, but it is one that we can at least afford to pass up. This game had all the energy and intensity of a Premier League tie, yet the line …
Lessons Learned: Manchester City (Carabao Cup)

Lessons Learned: Manchester City (Carabao Cup)

That’s why we missed club football! An end-to-end slugfest with goal mouth action, chances squandered and some real needle between the two teams. Aside form the World Cup Final, how many games could you genuinely say that about in the competition? This was the Carabao Cup and secretly there’s a part of Jurgen Klopp that will be relieved we’re out to bring a slight relief to a congested fixture list, with games to still be rearranged. A few may have …
Manchester City 3 - 2 Liverpool - League Cup Man of the Match

Manchester City 3 - 2 Liverpool - League Cup Man of the Match

Manchester City 3 - 2 Liverpool - League Cup Man of the Match Thiago Alcantara Far from a master class, this game became about stemming the City onslaught in the first half. With a midfield so overwhelmed and lacking experience, you only wanted the Spaniard on the ball. The first half became about damage limitation and getting some form of possession to stem the tide. The moments of good play in the first half all filtered through our number six, …
Manchester City 3 - 2 Liverpool - League Cup Player Ratings

Manchester City 3 - 2 Liverpool - League Cup Player Ratings

Manchester City 3 - 2 Liverpool - League Cup Player Ratings Starting XI Caoimhin Kelleher - 7.0 The cup keeper was a certain starter for this game, but he was given so little protection in the opening half and could do nothing for the first goal. Made some smart stops after that to keep the reds alive until the break. The Riyad Mahrez goal was unstoppable, as the second half started like a train. Despite his good play, his kicking …
Could Ben Doak Be the New Raheem Sterling?

Could Ben Doak Be the New Raheem Sterling?

Michael Owen, Robbie Fowler, Steven Gerrard, and Trent Alexander Arnold were promoted through the Liverpool academy, with early performances creating a major buzz within the Reds' fan base. Despite young Ben Doak not being produced within Kirkby, this has not stopped us all salivating at what could be and the next few games could be an interesting watch, as we wait to see what this young prodigy can deliver. Whereas one of my Anfield Index colleagues, Dave Davis, has written …
Stefan Bajcetic: Big Breakthrough Chance

Stefan Bajcetic: Big Breakthrough Chance

“We want to give these boy chances”. Distinct words from Pep Ljinders in his Carabao press conference when discussing Liverpool youngsters Stefan Bajcetic, Bobby Clark and Ben Doak. The talent of all three is clear for everyone to see and it would be more of a surprise if they didn’t enjoy some minutes before the end of year. Sometimes circumstances can be the making of players and due to where Liverpool find themselves right now, it may be surprising to …
Can Naby Secure His Liverpool Future and Stop the Reds Bleeding Money

Can Naby Secure His Liverpool Future and Stop the Reds Bleeding Money

Can Naby Secure His Reds Future and Stop the Reds Bleeding Money On the 10th February next year Naby Keïta will turn 28-years of age, which should signify the peak moment of his footballing career. His arrival from RB Leipzig was supposed to see Steven Gerrard’s famous number 8 rightfully deployed, with the little Guineans' signing seen as a major coup for the Reds. The following four and a half years have been sporadic however, with the injuries and absentees …
Why Naby Keita's time at Liverpool should be up this summer

Why Naby Keita's time at Liverpool should be up this summer

Has a Liverpool player divided opinion quite like Naby Keita in the past 20 years? To some, he's as good as Steven Gerrard, and to others, he's worse than Bruno Cheyrou (slight exaggeration, but you get my drift). The Guinean arrived at Liverpool amid huge fanfare back in 2018, one year after initially signing, and was seen as the new midfield sensation at Anfield. Alisson and Virgil van Dijk had come in as genuine game-changers in their respective positions and …
Manchester City v Liverpool - The EFL Cup Preview

Manchester City v Liverpool - The EFL Cup Preview

Messi won the World Cup, Cristiano tainted his reputation further, Diaz got another injury, Elon did some things with Twitter & the Reds' fan base waited impatiently for their team to re-emerge. With the tournament in Qatar now all done, we can all start focusing in on Christmas and all the football this festive period delivers. After a very long break away from our domestic normality, we have ourselves a slow burn into the Premier League restart, with a 4th …
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