Key stats as hungover Liverpool routed by Man City

Key stats as hungover Liverpool routed by Man City

Liverpool’s Premier League title-winning hangover kicked off as they were resoundingly beaten 4-0 by a dominant Manchester City side at the Etihad Stadium. What are the key stats from the first game since the Reds lifted their first title in 30 years? Pep’s Revenge This was Liverpool’s heaviest Premier League defeat in almost three years – since their 5-0 defeat to City on 9th September 2017. Whilst the Reds have suffered that five goal hammering, and a number of three …
Timeless Melody

Timeless Melody

Liverpool and the music scene are inextricably linked. Music and football too are the closest of bedfellows. Liverpool F.C. is synonymous with song and musical theatre through the medium of Gerry Marsden's anthem; the famous rolling strains of the song from Carousel and those iconic words of love and support, You'll Never Walk Alone. It is far more than a football song. More a mantra for decent morals and people addicted to love and loving people, sometimes it can make …
Manchester City 4-0 Liverpool: Observations from a night to forget

Manchester City 4-0 Liverpool: Observations from a night to forget

For Liverpool, Thursday's trip to the Etihad peaked before it had even begun. The side who had come out on top last season in the most agonising circumstances were reduced to rolling out the red carpet for the most dominant champions in Premier League history as they took to the field. The final score was the consequence of defensive sloppiness and charitable finishing against City writ large. Psychologically, you could say Pep Guardiola's men have laid down a marker. Liverpool …
Liverpool's Relegated Player Transfer Roulette

Liverpool's Relegated Player Transfer Roulette

Liverpool have already felt the brunt of the financial pinch caused by the ongoing pandemic. Long linked with Timo Werner, the Reds -- who were either unwilling or unable to match the financial package on offer in West London -- were beaten to the signing of the German international by Chelsea. The prevailing sense, as suggested by all of the journalists close to the club, is that reigning European, World, and English champions will be relatively quiet in the upcoming …
Time for Liverpool to kick on

Time for Liverpool to kick on

The very best teams don’t sit on their laurels. The very best teams don’t let winning slow them down. This Liverpool team have already demonstrated that to an extent. They took the valour of winning last year’s Champions League trophy and used that to push them on to an unprecedented Premier League performance, securing the title with a record seven games to go, and the promise of more records remains. How Liverpool respond in the next seven games is in …
Drunk, sober or hungover? How Liverpool rated in the 4-0 loss to Manchester City!

Drunk, sober or hungover? How Liverpool rated in the 4-0 loss to Manchester City!

Hahaha, you wouldn't actually believe how pleased I was when that stoppage time Riyad Mahrez goal was ruled out by VAR. I don't know about you, reader, but 5-0 looks so much worse than 4-0. You're halfway to ten goals at 5-0 up! Anyway, here's my first ratings piece since Liverpool were declared champions. In classic Liverpool style, we lost 4-0 to our closest competitors. I don't really want to write 600 words on why Andy Robertson deserves a 2/10 …
Reflecting on August's error of judgement

Reflecting on August's error of judgement

"Part of me can't help but think that the side that beat us to win the league by a point have strengthened while we've stood still." That's what I tweeted on 7 August 2019. Manchester City had just broken the bank for a big-name full-back again, this time Juventus' Joao Cancelo. Earlier in the summer, they had brought in Rodri, a coveted 23-year-old who seemed set for a seamless transition into Pep Guardiola's purring midfield. On 27 July, I had …
Cavani Liverpool's Werner Alternative?

Cavani Liverpool's Werner Alternative?

The ongoing global pandemic has already had a big impact on football finances. With games returning behind closed doors, clubs have been deprived of matchday revenues, in terms of hospitality, ticket sales, and other streams of income, such as club shop sales. Additionally, and more impactfully, television rebates — even given the fact they have been pushed out for another year — will hamstring many teams’ abilities to flex their financial muscles in the transfer market. Liverpool have already felt …
Built on Emotion, Yet Ruthlessly Executed

Built on Emotion, Yet Ruthlessly Executed

Somehow, it was inevitable that it ended this way. Not with a roar that had been pent up for thirty years, not with a glorious cavalcade, not even in front of any fans. In fact, there weren’t even any red shirts on the pitch at the end of the ninety minutes that confirmed Liverpool as champions. Liverpool’s title celebrations were a long, long time coming. Tragedy had become ingrained into the club’s fabric, yet the close-calls and traumatic experiences – …
Title-Winning Liverpool the Best for Decades

Title-Winning Liverpool the Best for Decades

Well they did it. It’s over. Liverpool were officially labelled Premier League Champions as Man City slipped up at Chelsea, losing 2-1 and giving Liverpool a 23 point lead with seven games to go. This is the first time in my lifetime I’ve seen Liverpool win the title and for many of you it’s likely either the first of your life or the first one you’re old enough to remember. And for me, this Liverpool team is unquestionably the best …
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