Player Ratings as Liverpool Dispatch Chelsea

Player Ratings as Liverpool Dispatch Chelsea

Liverpool move onto 6 points from the first 2 games of the 2020/21 Premier League season with a 2-0 win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. A red card late in the first half made it a simple victory for the Reds but, in truth, we’d have gone on to win comfortably either way. GOALKEEPER: Alisson - 8 Saved a 74th minute Jorginho penalty and made a couple of smart stops, as well. DEFENCE: Trent Alexander-Arnold - 7 Had very little …
Why Liverpool signed Diogo Jota

Why Liverpool signed Diogo Jota

Last year, I spent about a week working on a project for work. With Liverpool in need of a fourth attacker, I took it upon myself to draw up a list of potential candidates. But before that, the challenge was to profile Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah before they moved to Anfield in order to spot trends. The idea was then to use those as a base to find players who might be on Michael Edwards’ list.  Liverpool forwards need …
Thiago signs, so what's Liverpool's best midfield now?

Thiago signs, so what's Liverpool's best midfield now?

It's the news we've all been waiting for. Thiago Alcantara is finally on his way to Merseyside to complete a highly anticipated switch from Bayern Munich. The 29-year-old Spanish maestro has long been linked with Liverpool over the summer transfer window and now, after seemingly reaching an impasse, a deal has been struck between the two clubs. Liverpool fans are rightly excited about seeing Thiago don his favoured number six shirt in Klopp's team, and he will undoubtedly bring him …
Thiago Signing Indicates Lijnders’ Growing Influence

Thiago Signing Indicates Lijnders’ Growing Influence

Finally, after an interminable series of "updates" on Thiago Alcantara's future, Liverpool have agreed a fee of £27,000,000 with FC Bayern for the Spanish international. Precisely no one will miss the daily reports telling us -- with the wording changed, to disguise the fact there was nothing new being said, after consulting a thesaurus -- that the Reds wanted the Spaniard and he was keen to only join Liverpool but the transfer powers that be at Anfield didn't want to …
Salah's Swan Song?

Salah's Swan Song?

After Mohamed Salah started the 2020/21 campaign with a red-hot performance against Leeds, is it time for us Liverpool fans to recognise the real possibility that this season may be his last at the club? Salah joined Liverpool from Serie A side AS Roma in the summer of 2017 after Jürgen Klopp was convinced he was the right fit for his squad by The Reds' scouting team. Speaking just months after Salah's arrival at the club, Klopp said:
"Our scouting …
A Freed Up Firmino Could Fire

A Freed Up Firmino Could Fire

Much was made about Roberto Firmino's lack of goals at Anfield last season. It took the Brazilian until the final home game of the season to finally notch in the league at home. Expertly nodding in Trent Alexander Arnold's arching cross, the number 9 broke his hoodoo with aplomb. Finishing the season with nine league goals and eight assists is a commendable feat for Firmino, who -- despite wearing the number 9 jersey -- for all intents and purposes is …
Gomez still requires patience from Liverpool supporters

Gomez still requires patience from Liverpool supporters

Who else saw that coming last weekend then? Liverpool played out a Premier League classic against newly-promoted Leeds, getting their title defence off to an entertaining-but-unconvincing start at Anfield. Having not been able to watch the game first time around, I can confirm that following it on Twitter, while fellow supporters lost their minds, was not an experience to treasure. Don't ever do it. On a defensively-sloppy evening for the Reds, the one man who seemed to come in for …
Liverpool Overcome Leeds To Start Title Defence With Win

Liverpool Overcome Leeds To Start Title Defence With Win

A Mohamed Salah hattrick saw Liverpool begin their Premier League title defence with a 4-3 victory over Leeds at Anfield. The Egyptian slotted two penalties, as well as a perfectly executed volley to add to Virgil van Dijk's towering header against Marcelo Bielsa's newly promoted Whites who equalised three times, through Jack Harrison, Patrick Bamford and Mateusz Klich. Although looking uncharacteristically shaky at the back, the Reds -- who conceded to all three of Leeds' shots on goal -- crafted …
Player Ratings for Liverpool 4-3 Leeds

Player Ratings for Liverpool 4-3 Leeds

Liverpool’s title defense started out in Jekyll-and-Hyde fashion as the Egyptian King oozed class, Big Virg created goals at both ends of the pitch, and numerous Reds were off the mark. Three points is three points and all that, but there are a lot of performances today that will be giving Klopp fits for days. Alisson – 6 Really wasn’t at fault for any of the goals. Maybe could have gotten a piece of Leeds’ opening goal, but that’s being …
Curtis Jones primed for starring role at Liverpool in 2020/21

Curtis Jones primed for starring role at Liverpool in 2020/21

It is a rare thing to see a young Scouser make the grade at Liverpool, backing up their early promise and becoming a hero to millions around the world. Trent Alexander-Arnold is the most recent homegrown talent to become a star at Anfield, but it has been slim pickings for many years. For every Alexander-Arnold, there are many who aren't good enough, whether it be Jon Flanagan, Jay Spearing or Jordan Rossiter, not to mention the endless individuals who aren't …
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