Ajax 0-1 Liverpool: Who Was Man of the Match?

Ajax 0-1 Liverpool: Who Was Man of the Match?

Liverpool made a solid start to their 2020/21 Champions League campaign with a 1-0 victory over Ajax at the Johan Cruyff Arena. It wasn’t the most convincing of wins, with the Reds requiring a strange own-goal from Nicolas Tagliafico to win them the game. Nevertheless, after a couple of scary moments at the back, Liverpool defended quite well and came away with a much-needed clean sheet.   In goal, he was at it again. Adrian made one good save to deny Quincy Promes …
Ajax 0-1 Liverpool: Player ratings as Reds battle to three Group D points

Ajax 0-1 Liverpool: Player ratings as Reds battle to three Group D points

Liverpool ended their run of three games without a win by doggedly beating Ajax. Nicolas Tagliafico's clumsy own-goal was ultimately the difference, though Davy Klaassen hit the post and Liverpool spurned opportunities of their own in the closing stages. Here's how the Reds rated in Amsterdam... Adrian - 7 It was far from a confident start - the mix-up with Gomez and the flashbacks to the howler at Southampton - and the finish was nervy as well, a flapped punch …
Blaming Adrian is a Gross Oversight of Liverpool’s Worrying Trend at the Back

Blaming Adrian is a Gross Oversight of Liverpool’s Worrying Trend at the Back

Almost five billion people from various parts of the globe tune in to watch the Premier League every season. Thanks to the advent of social media, Twitter, in particular, there isn’t any place to hide for any of the Premier League’s stars should they make a mistake. If they do, meme after meme will follow as Twitter users pile on and tend to ignore mitigating circumstances. Adrian was the latest footballer to experience the nasty side of Twitter after Liverpool shipped seven …
Observations as Liverpool robbed against Everton

Observations as Liverpool robbed against Everton

Liverpool drew 2-2 at Goodison Park in a typically tempestuous and controversial Merseyside derby. Sadio Mané and Mo Salah twice gave Liverpool the lead, before goals from Michael Keane and Dominic Calvert-Lewin snatched a point for the Blues. But it was two marginal offside decisions that decided the game, as Jordan Pickford avoided a red card and Jordan Henderson’s late winner was chalked off. Here are the observations from the game: Liverpool aren’t as good defensively without their two best …
Liverpool Robbed By VAR In Goodison Derby

Liverpool Robbed By VAR In Goodison Derby

VAR controversy abounded as Liverpool were robbed of a late 3-2 victory over Everton at Goodison Park. With the game squared at 2-2 going into injury time, a perfectly good Jordan Henderson goal -- supposedly because Sadio Mané was offside, an assertion that had no evidence in tv pictures -- was disallowed and Everton hung on for a scantly deserved point. The Reds, whose performance was -- in the large part -- was excellent recovered well from their debacle at …
Thiago Return Could Help With Liverpool's Adrian Woes

Thiago Return Could Help With Liverpool's Adrian Woes

Let's face it, with the exceptions of Diogo Jota and Mohamed Salah, no one came out of Liverpool's 7-2 mauling by Aston Villa with their reputations enhanced. Most of the social media scorn, however, has been directed at Adrian. The accident-prone Spanish goalkeeper played an unfortunate role in the first of Villa's avalanche of goals. Although Joe Gomez's positioning and communication could have been better, Adrian sold his team-mate down the river with an under-hit pass to the defender in …
Analysis: Adrian, Alisson and Liverpool goalkeepers

Analysis: Adrian, Alisson and Liverpool goalkeepers

It’s pointless to turn one player into the scapegoat for the 7-2 loss to Aston Villa. The majority of the team had arguably their worst game in a red shirt and it’s a game you just have to take on the chin, safe in the knowledge Jurgen Klopp’s teams always react.  The compilation videos serve no purpose other than to antagonise. They don’t explain or theorise why something might’ve happened and instead just show mistakes and errors.  Adrian has been …
Aston Villa 7-2 Liverpool: What went wrong?

Aston Villa 7-2 Liverpool: What went wrong?

There was no better encapsulation of my feelings towards last night's performance than the Anfield Wrap's half-time Instagram post - 'Fuck off Liverpool'. At that point, there were still three more Villa goals to come, delivering the kind of result that might leave you queasy and anxious for much of the inexplicably-timed international break. Even in the apocalyptic context of 2020, this does not mark the end of the world. It is three dropped points, albeit in a fashion so humiliating …
Player ratings as Liverpool succumb to Villa Park embarrassment

Player ratings as Liverpool succumb to Villa Park embarrassment

Where to start with that one? Aston Villa 7-2 Liverpool. That's *SEVEN* goals for the team that escaped relegation last season due to a goal line technology error, against the Champions of England. Not sure if this puts my #ProperRed status at risk, but I laughed through that. A lot. Listen, losing big games is horrible. Losing games you deserve to win, games against rivals, close games. All rubbish stuff. Getting spanked by Aston Villa, courtesy of a hat-trick of …
Karius or Adrian - Who's The Better Back-Up?

Karius or Adrian - Who's The Better Back-Up?

Although we're still eagerly awaiting the Premier League's return so that we can finally see Liverpool lift the trophy, there's still plenty to talk about. Rumours as to whether Timo Werner will join from RB Leipzig refuse to go away. The lads, already donning Liverpool red, are back in training and the league looks to be creeping closer to kicking off again. However, one thing that has come to fore recently is perhaps something that we've all been shying away …
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