Player Ratings as Liverpool win a League Cup match!

Player Ratings as Liverpool win a League Cup match!

Winning in the Milk/Carling/Carabao Cup, I'd honestly forgotten what it felt like. It's okay. That was great fun though, in honesty. Watching Liverpool go past MK Dons by two goals to nil as a handful of talents make their debuts isn't a bad way to spend a Wednesday evening, with James Milner also getting his yearly non-penalty goal to put a smile on faces of Ribena drinkers everywhere. Here are your ratings. Big saves from a young Irishman Caoimhin Kelleher …
Player Ratings as Liverpool best Chelsea at the Bridge

Player Ratings as Liverpool best Chelsea at the Bridge

Six in a row, 15 in a row, five points clear and all the jazz that comes with it. 'Lucky Liverpool' were at it again, the whole winning thing, at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. First-half goals from Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino giving the Reds enough room to hold off a Chelsea fightback in the second-half, N'Golo Kante's superb strike proving a consolation. Trying to distract myself from *that* Eden Hazard banner, here's your ratings... Adrian proves his worth once …
Player ratings as Reds fall again in Naples

Player ratings as Reds fall again in Naples

VAR. Going great, isn’t it? I honestly didn’t think we’d do particularly well tonight but I thought we’d at least have the VAR on our side after Saturday’s debacle.  Never mind. Chelsea on Saturday etc, we move on. Just one more thing before the ratings - Peter Walton is a big weirdo.  Adriannnnn, like Rocky! Adrian (8): That’s an amazing save, you know the one I mean. Genuinely, Roy of the Rovers stuff. Does his best with the penalty.  TAA …
Player Ratings as Liverpool Top the Toon

Player Ratings as Liverpool Top the Toon

A lovely, routine(ish) win for the Reds to start your weekend off. Slightly annoying that everyone's favourite FIFA 12 left-back decided to blam one in with his weak foot before we'd played 10 minutes, but at least it gave Steve Bruce something other than his evening Mixed Grill to be happy about. After that, Sadio does what he's done all year, Salah bags one too and Jurgen Klopp goes home a content man. Here's your ratings. Adrian keeps his cool …
Player Ratings as Liverpool Sweep Burnley Aside

Player Ratings as Liverpool Sweep Burnley Aside

An exceedingly comfortable 3-0 victory against the most abhorrent club in the Premier League. They tried their usual dirty, boring tactics but were made to look like a bunch of part-timers by the Europeans Champions. A thoroughly satisfying win as we head into the international break. Adrian: 6 Had very little to do. Easy game for the Spaniard.  Trent: 7 Created the Wood own-goal and dealt with what little attacking intent Burnley showed down his side throughout the game.  Matip: …
Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal - Player Ratings as Reds stroll past Gunners

Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal - Player Ratings as Reds stroll past Gunners

Liverpool made it three wins out of three to start the Premier League season, with a superb 3-1 win at Anfield, on an evening when the Reds were dominant for large parts of the game. After a first half that Jurgen Klopp's side controlled, Joel Matip gave them the lead with a superb header off a Trent Alexander-Arnold corner. Mo Salah scored an early second-half brace to put the game beyond Arsenal, even as Lucas Torreira grabbed the Gunners a …
Southampton 1-2 Liverpool - Player Ratings as Reds scrap to St. Mary's win

Southampton 1-2 Liverpool - Player Ratings as Reds scrap to St. Mary's win

Given the circumstances, Liverpool came away from a potential banana-skin at St. Mary's with a superb three points, after beating Southampton 2-1, thanks to goals from Sadio Mané and Roberto Firmino. The Reds were dominated for large periods of the first half, but went into the break with Mané's stunning curler putting them in front. Firmino doubled the lead, before an Adrian howler sent the nerves jangling a little bit. But in the end, two and a half days after …
Player Ratings as Liverpool Beat Norwich 4-1

Player Ratings as Liverpool Beat Norwich 4-1

Liverpool kicked off the 2019/20 Premier League season with a 4-1 win over newly-promoted Norwich. A bit of the old Liverpool came out with some very dodgy moments defensively, but, fortunately, the attack was at its scintillating best and was extremely clinical in the first half. There’s some work to be done for Jurgen Klopp’s men as you would expect a better side to punish us more with the chances afforded to the Canaries. However, the biggest cause for concern …
Player Ratings as Liverpool Lose Community Shield on Penalties

Player Ratings as Liverpool Lose Community Shield on Penalties

Liverpool concluded their pre-season preparations with a penalty shootout defeat to reigning Premier League champions Manchester City in the Community Shield. After a poor first-half performance, the Reds looked by far the better team in the second and probably deserved to come away with the “trophy”. Liverpool fans should be optimistic about the season ahead after this one with many players yet to hit full fitness and Sadio Mane still to return. Alisson: 6 Unlucky with the Sterling goal. Had …
Player ratings as Liverpool humiliate Barcelona

Player ratings as Liverpool humiliate Barcelona

Just had a big cry. A big massive cry. A happy cry, though. Never had that sensation before in my 20 years on this planet, not particularly shocked that it's football that finally brings it out. These Reds. This gang of lads, a bunch that simply don't know when to quit. They've taken Lionel Messi's Barcelona, hungrier than they have been in years for a Champions League title, and taken them to task in possibly the greatest night Anfield has …
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