Napoli v Liverpool - Wednesday Night Lights

Napoli v Liverpool - Wednesday Night Lights

I’m not the biggest American Football fan, but can appreciate and enjoy various facets of the game. For me, it’s very much like my casual viewing of the NBA, where I can watch the odd game without the fear of emotion engulfing me. The same cannot be said of my allegiance to Liverpool FC. This recent period (under Klopp) has perhaps spoiled us, but it’s still a viable question as to whether we have overachieved or perhaps underachieved in this …
Why Europe Can Offer A Much Needed Distraction

Why Europe Can Offer A Much Needed Distraction

Six games in, and the Liverpool progress has been at best irregular. With a summer transfer window posing as many questions as answers, it has become a worried fanbase very quickly. When we lost to Man United, that was a low that was quickly reacted to. In the past week we have seen a disjointed display against Newcastle and then Everton, garnering four points. The only positive right now is that Manchester City dropped points, but it doesn’t mask how …
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly From Liverpool VS Everton

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly From Liverpool VS Everton

Well that wasn't good now, was it? Everton 0-0 Liverpool. For the fourth time in six games, Liverpool dropped points. The Reds now sit six points off the top of the table despite having had a very favourable run of games in this opening phase of the season. Liverpool have problems right now. They're not playing well, and they're also not playing with intensity. They've been outrun in each and every game this season, both in terms distance covered and …
Liverpool 0 - 0 Everton - Player Ratings

Liverpool 0 - 0 Everton - Player Ratings

Alisson Becker - 9.0 Both keepers came away with plenty of praise, and kept the clean sheets intact for each opposing side. Ali was big, and made some key saves to ensure Liverpool stayed in the hunt for victory. His importance is critical, but perhaps a little worrying how reliant we were. Man of the match. Trent Alexander-Arnold - 5.0 His form is a major concern, and perhaps an indication that he simply isn’t enjoying life in defence anymore. His …
Liverpool's Disjointed Attack

Liverpool's Disjointed Attack

The game against Bournemouth was the first time this season that Liverpool had been able to get Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah involved properly.   Prior to that, the wide forward pairing had struggled to influence proceedings on a consistent basis. Diaz, for example, had taken seven shots in his three Premier League appearances. Across matches against Fulham and Crystal Palace, he had an Expected Goals average of just 0.21.  Granted, the sample size isn’t the largest but it was a …
What sort of midfielders do Liverpool need?

What sort of midfielders do Liverpool need?

Liverpool need a midfielder. This is no surprise, secret or revelation.  But there is a big difference between a midfielder and a midfielder suited to Liverpool. There are plenty of midfielders in the world. There are few who are good enough to improve Jurgen Klopp’s middle third. However, one thing that isn’t being discussed in great detail is what sort of midfielder the Reds ideally need.  Is it a controller to fill in for Thiago, a runner to replace Jordan …
Liverpool v Newcastle - Its Time To Remind People

Liverpool v Newcastle - Its Time To Remind People

Liverpool v Newcastle - Its Time To Remind People Arsenal currently sit top of the league, and have had a quite lovely start to their own league season. Brighton are perched nicely within the top 4, and whereas one set of these fans know what this means, the other would have you believe they are contenders. Picking which is which is pretty easy I’m sure. A few days ago we saw Liverpool decimate a shell shocked Bournemouth team, to send …
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly from Liverpool vs Bournemouth

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly from Liverpool vs Bournemouth

Well that was one way to bounce back after a terrible start to the season. Having dropped seven points in their first three games, Liverpool took Bournemouth to the cleaners on Saturday afternoon at Anfield. A joint Premier League record victory of 9-0 had Anfield on its feet as last season's runners up showed the newly promoted side what life in the top flight is all about. Liverpool tied Manchester United, who have won 9-0 twice - against Ipswich in …
Key Stats as Liverpool get first win of the season

Key Stats as Liverpool get first win of the season

What a lovely palate cleanser. After the horror of the first 3 games of the season, the Reds were able to let out a big exhale of tension with a record-matching victory of nine goals over Bournemouth. But what were the Key Stats as Klopp's men put the Cherries to the sword? Goals Goals Goals Liverpool got this record margin of victory from a similarly impressive xG difference of 3.23 to 0.29. Trebling that with finishing is needed too, of …
Liverpool FC 9 - 0 Bournemouth - The Player Ratings

Liverpool FC 9 - 0 Bournemouth - The Player Ratings

The Starters: Alisson Becker – 7 Well positioned to clear or gather any slightly overhit long ball, which came in useful once or twice. Didn't have much to do, but did it well. Trent Alexander-Arnold – 8 What a strike! Trent looks like he's got something back after an underwhelming start to the season, but today he looked ready to win, and comfortably. Not every pass comes off as envisioned, but he gets enough of the hard ones right, putting …
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