The Back Up Boys

The Back Up Boys

With only a handful of games left in the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup this season, Liverpool now (more than ever) need to utilise the full depth of their squad. After watching Manchester City glide into red territory time and time again this past Sunday, the end result has to be seen as a positive. To head to the Etihad and hold out for vital point, needs to be taken as a good result, all things considered. Forget …
Key Stats as rotated Reds ease past Norwich into the FA Cup quarter finals.

Key Stats as rotated Reds ease past Norwich into the FA Cup quarter finals.

Liverpool's depth was on display again as they delivered a 2-1 win courtesy of a clinical brace from Takumi Minamino. But what were the key stats as Jurgen Klopp's team kept the quadruple dream alive? Fantastic Four This was the 4th match against the Canaries this season. Whilst there have been prior occasions where this has happened, this is the first time in the Klopp era where the Reds have won all 4 of those games, by a combined score …
Liverpool 2 - 1  Norwich - The FA Cup 5th Round Player Ratings

Liverpool 2 - 1 Norwich - The FA Cup 5th Round Player Ratings

Liverpool v Norwich - The FA Cup 5th Round Player Ratings Alisson Becker - 7.5 Back in nets, with some game time needed before the weekend. Had very little to do through the first half, other than an early and late flurry by Norwich. Wasn’t at fault for the goal, and produced a great save late on. His vocal leadership was needed. James Milner - 7.0 The vice captain, now confirmed as the back up right back, came back in. …
How Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain can replace James Milner at Liverpool

How Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain can replace James Milner at Liverpool

By no means are Liverpool in limbo but there is a lot of uncertainty over the future of a number of players currently on their books.  The media focus has, rightly, been on Mohamed Salah.  The two-time Golden Boot winner - who could well make it three this season - is out of contract once the 2022/23 campaign comes to an end. According to reports, he wants to extend his stay on Merseyside and the club are eager for him …
Why Curtis Jones could be Thiago's backup for Liverpool

Why Curtis Jones could be Thiago's backup for Liverpool

Curtis Jones has gone under the radar this season. Harvey Elliott’s exploits early on coupled with his injury issues has meant people have kind of forgotten about the 20-year-old after an impressive 2020/21 campaign.  He’s back now, but what role can he play for the Reds moving forward? Liverpool find themselves in limbo in the middle third. They have the numbers and you could argue that they have the quality if you’re looking at players on an individual basis, but …
The Player Ratings: Liverpool 4 - 0 Arsenal

The Player Ratings: Liverpool 4 - 0 Arsenal

Alisson Becker - 7.5 Mistakes will come now and again, but the world's best stopper showed a commanding presence in a routine display. Trent Alexander Arnold - 9.5 Sensational. The teams primary playmaker is transcending the fullback position. Any manager in world football (club football anyway) would have this man over any other, and his domination of the right hand side is becoming an on going problem for the opposition. Two great assists. Kostas Tsimikas - 7.5 He had the …
What should Liverpool do with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain?

What should Liverpool do with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain?

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain really found his groove as a midfielder for Liverpool during the 2017/18 campaign. He was a whirlwind in the middle third and he seemed to thrive in the chaos created by Jurgen Klopp’s ultra-aggressive system.  If you think back to the games against Manchester City, he was the wildcard. Pep Guardiola loves to control everything on the pitch. They couldn’t deal with someone in the middle third who could accelerate and carry the ball the way that Oxlade-Chamberlain …
Klopp’s Campaign Management

Klopp’s Campaign Management

Stubbornness, single mindedness, arrogance and an absolute inability to adjust one's methods, can be the downfall of even the best managers in modern football. In recent years we have seen the likes of Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho, unable to adapt to the modern needs of Premier League football, with both departing the division at relative low points. The signs are often evident, the fall off from brilliance usually gradual, but the reason for the decline always consistent. Football changes, …
Reds Get Stuck Into Second Day of Training in Austria

Reds Get Stuck Into Second Day of Training in Austria

Liverpool are settling into their Austrian training camp as they stepped it up a gear on their second day in the Salzburg region. A spec-less Jürgen Klopp - rumours are that he may have had laser eye surgery - oversaw proceedings with his coaching staff in the beautiful surroundings. The Reds welcomed back players from long-term injuries such as Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, and Joël Matip. Matip and Gomez could be seen in the Liverpoolfc.com photos taking part in …
Liverpool Move Into Top Four With Burnley Win

Liverpool Move Into Top Four With Burnley Win

Liverpool's Champions League qualification hopes were boosted after a 3-0 win away to Burnley. The Reds went into the clash at Turf Moor knowing they needed a win to keep alive their prospects of Champions League football next season and they duly obliged in a dominant performance. Goals from Roberto Firmino, Nat Phillips, and replacement Alex Oxlade Chamberlain secured the victory. Right from the offset, it was clear that the six times European champions would commit to attack and they …
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