Stoke City 1 Liverpool 2: Player Ratings

Stoke City 1 Liverpool 2: Player Ratings

A game of two halves if ever there was one. Good on Klopp and Liverpool that they decided there is a game to be played in the second half. On the balance of intent, one could say that Liverpool deserved to win the game. First away win for Liverpool in 2017. How important will this win be if we make Top 4? This is how the Reds fared. Simon Mignolet (8) - An outstanding performance from Mignolet. Was confident on …
Liverpool FC Squad Analysis: The (Lack of) Depth Chart

Liverpool FC Squad Analysis: The (Lack of) Depth Chart

At the start of the season I was quietly confident in the strength and potential of Klopp’s squad considering the lack of European football. Coming into the final 12 games and the worrying lack of depth and quality in key positions has come to the fore. Milner has played most of the season as left back and Lucas Leiva continues to pick up playing time as a centre back. You don’t need to look at statistical analysis — such as …
Manchester United 1 Liverpool 1 - Player Ratings

Manchester United 1 Liverpool 1 - Player Ratings

It wasn't like the game at Anfield earlier this season. It was a Liverpool vs United game that lived up to its billing. Yes, it was short of quality on a few occasions, but the pluck and frenzy of a derby was there for all to see. Zlatan Ibrahimovic's late header cancelled out Milner's first-half penalty, but Liverpool will be disappointed not to have shut the game out as they had plenty of chances before Zlatan popped up with the …
Middlesbrough 0 Liverpool 3 - Player Ratings

Middlesbrough 0 Liverpool 3 - Player Ratings

Liverpool returned to winning ways with a first win at the Riverside Stadium since 2002.  A brace from Adam Lallana and a Divock Origi goal brought the Reds a first win in three games. Jurgen Klopp would have wanted a response from his side after far from ideal results against Bournemouth and West Brom and the team delivered with a slick display of attacking football, especially in the second-half. Simon Mignolet - 7 This game was a tribute to the …
Observations from Liverpool's win against Leeds United

Observations from Liverpool's win against Leeds United

Well, it wasn't pretty but after making eight changes, giving players a go in different positions and blooding a few youngsters it wasn't going to be, was it? It was an intriguing watch but not if you're a fan of entertainment. It was once again up to Liverpool to be patient in possession and work hard to create chances against a well disciplined and defensively organised Leeds United. Just like against Sunderland, Liverpool did eventually put away one of the …
Liverpool 2-0 Leeds United - Player Ratings

Liverpool 2-0 Leeds United - Player Ratings

On a night when Leeds United and Garry Monk did their growing reputation no harm, Liverpool booked a spot in the semi-final with a 2-0 win. Divock Origi opened the scoring, poking in a stunning cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold, but the story of the night is undoubtedly Ben Woodburn becoming the club's youngest ever goalscorer, in only his second senior appearance. Here's how the Reds fared in a potential banana-skin at Anfield. Simon Mignolet - 6 He made a very …
Tactics - A look at Trent Alexander-Arnold's Debut for Liverpool

Tactics - A look at Trent Alexander-Arnold's Debut for Liverpool

Trent Alexander-Arnold made his competitive first-team debut for Liverpool in the win against Spurs. It's been long overdue for a player who impressed during pre-season with his fearless performances. He was expressive in his play, the way that many youngsters are when they get their chance in the first-team. It's a combination of confidence and youthful innocence, almost as though they're playing with a freedom many seasoned veterans aren't afforded. Daniel Sturridge is the man on the back pages and Divock …
Observations from Liverpool's the win against Spurs

Observations from Liverpool's the win against Spurs

The win against Spurs means Liverpool are not only through to the next round of the EFL Cup, they're also now undefeated in 10 matches in all competitions. It was a completely different Liverpool to the side that beat WBA on Saturday with Klopp making eleven changes. Not only were the personnel different but so too was the system; gone was the 433 and in its place was the return of the diamond. The German also reunited Divock Origi and Daniel …
Liverpool 2 Spurs 1 - Player Ratings

Liverpool 2 Spurs 1 - Player Ratings

The last cup-tie we had, the player ratings piece here was different. Tonight, Sam McGuire is not on duty, and I am going to leave the novelties to him. In truth, it was a stunning game at Anfield. The fringe players responded to Jurgen Klopp's decision to put his faith in them by turning in a complete performance against a Spurs side who had also made similar changes for the game. Two Daniel Sturridge goals meant that Liverpool now only have …
Kevin Stewart: Midfield Destroyer?

Kevin Stewart: Midfield Destroyer?

For months now, perhaps even years, we analyse our team’s strength and weaknesses and form an opinion on what type of player we should target in the upcoming transfer window to bolster our squad, and there was always a constant figure in the equation, a defensive midfielder. Someone who is just a mad bastard in that midfield area, whose main responsibility is to protect the defensive line, making tackle after tackle, covering full-backs who push further up the field or any …
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