Liverpool 5-5 Arsenal (5-4 pens) - Player Ratings as Mini Mentality Monsters advance in League Cup

Liverpool 5-5 Arsenal (5-4 pens) - Player Ratings as Mini Mentality Monsters advance in League Cup

Well, where do we start? Arsenal scored five goals at Anfield. Liverpool had a bunch of kids and a few experienced men on the pitch. This should never have ended like it did for the Gunners, but it was a tribute to the mentality Jurgen Klopp has built at this club. Liverpool's mentality these days just does not allow them to give up, and it was an outstanding finish to what can only be described as a mad night at …
League Cup To Provide Liverpool Squad Players Big Chances

League Cup To Provide Liverpool Squad Players Big Chances

Let's face it, as fans priorities go the League Cup -- especially for a club like Liverpool -- is at the bottom of the pile. Ask any Reds supporter what they'd most like to win, the consensus, among 99% of those asked, would be the Premier League. Then, after the Champions League, the F.A. Cup and the Club World Cup, you'll find the *insert sponsor name* Cup. However, as the season enters a key phase for the European Champions you …
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: Klopp’s key to unlock midfield’s potential?

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: Klopp’s key to unlock midfield’s potential?

It was a return to form that was one of the most welcome in recent memory. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who endeared himself to Liverpool fans everywhere during the 2017/18 season, reminded Reds last night what they’ve missed during his arduous absence after his cruel knee injury. The dominant, powerful and threatening Ox was back with a bang, scoring two fabulous goals and putting in a solid all-round performance in Liverpool’s comfortable 1-4 win over Genk – giving a timely reminder that …
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain revels in aftermath of goalscoring performance

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain revels in aftermath of goalscoring performance

Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says he's delighted to be back in action after being restricted to watching his team's success last season. Speaking on BT Sport after The Reds' 4-1 win in Belgium, in which 'The Ox' scored twice, Liverpool's attacking midfielder said:
“I’ve definitely missed it. It’s nice to be back out there. It’s a special tournament to play in, a competition we all grew up wanting to play in one day. “It was nice to be back out …
Why Liverpool should sign Dele Alli

Why Liverpool should sign Dele Alli

In all honesty, Dele Alli should already be a Liverpool player and had Steven Gerrard been a little more punctual then he would be. Before Alli had even held talks with Tottenham, the Reds made their move to land him. Brendan Rodgers had talks with MK Dons boss Karl Robinson and a package was being worked out to secure the services of the teenage star. As Alli revealed during an appearance on Football Focus a couple of years back, the …
Klopp's Still Got an Ace Up his Sleeve

Klopp's Still Got an Ace Up his Sleeve

It’s cliché to say it. It really is. “Player (x) returning from injury, he’s practically a new signing!” It’s tired, it’s worn out, it’s ostensibly untrue and it’s essentially trying to justify, rightly or wrongly, inactivity. Yet, it sort of does feel like Naby Keita is a whole new signing. Not in the conventional sense, because Liverpool fans have been eagerly anticipating the arrival of Naby Keita for a long, long time. Since he was first announced – a season …
Six games, 18 days: The period where Klopp's squad will be acutely assessed

Six games, 18 days: The period where Klopp's squad will be acutely assessed

Six games, 18 days. Forget the 100 per cent start to the new league season, this is the period where the bulk of Jurgen Klopp's squad will be put through the wringer. The European champions will barely have an opportunity to breathe once the team are reunited following the international break and the return to club football. Questions were raised over the manager's decision to not dip into the transfer market for fresh ammunition, and this will be the period …
Oxlade-Chamberlain adds another dimension to Liverpool midfield

Oxlade-Chamberlain adds another dimension to Liverpool midfield

The 4-1 dismantling of Norwich City or the Super Cup triumph over Chelsea should be the highlight of the two weeks old 2019/20 campaign but the biggest positive so far arrived in the 2-1 victory against Southampton.  No, it wasn’t Sadio Mane continuing his destructive 2019 with a goal and an assist. It wasn’t Roberto Firmino opening his account for the campaign just days after coming off the bench to change the game against Frank Lampard’s side in Istanbul.  It …
Liverpool's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain loved being back in action at St Mary's

Liverpool's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain loved being back in action at St Mary's

Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was delighted to make his first Premier League start in 14 months against Southampton on Saturday. Jurgen Klopp selected Oxlade-Chamberlain as part of his midfield trio, alongside Gini Wijnaldum and James Milner. This was after The Reds had endured a tough week of travelling to and from Turkey as well as the 120 minutes of UEFA Super Cup action in between those plane journeys. Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com after the game, Oxlade-Chamberlain commented on all the small …
Shaqiri To Add Midfield Attacking Thrust

Shaqiri To Add Midfield Attacking Thrust

The team Jurgen Klopp named to face Lyon in Geneva on Wednesday evening was interesting for a number of reasons. Not only were Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Alisson Becker given also starts much quicker than anticipated following their return to pre-season from their extended, post-international tournament breaks, but the midfield selection and composition was also a talking point. Klopp elected to select Adam Lallana as the deepest midfielder, a role he has been learning on the fly this summer, …
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