Liverpool  2 - 0 FC Porto - The Player Ratings

Liverpool 2 - 0 FC Porto - The Player Ratings

Alisson Becker - 7.0 A peaceful night's work for the giant Brazilian. Even with the odd moment (where things looked precarious), he offers limitless assurance. Neco Williams - 6.5 Some composure is required, as steady and dependable is what is needed to be Trent's deputy. Got caught out a few times, and against better opposition it could have been costly. As Liverpool started to dominate, he became more prominent. Kostas Tsimikas - 6.0 You could tell Virgil wasn’t next to …
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 …
Gini & Emre - The Need to Replace System Players

Gini & Emre - The Need to Replace System Players

The summer window is now gone, and the next two windows will require some short and long term thought, with many areas now requiring you attention. Where the defence was strengthened (in the form of giant Ibrahima Konate), we are now witnessing a midfield dilemma, one that should have been avoided. The process of recruitment will have surely taken a hit (given the pandemic), but in order to both maintain and build the playing squad, ways forward needed to be …
Alisson Becker - The World's Greatest

Alisson Becker - The World's Greatest

Since Pepe Reina best days as Liverpool’s stopper, the goalkeeping situation at Anfield has been inconsistent at best. The signing of Simon Mignolet (as Reina’s replacement), wasn’t entirely dissimilar to Arsenal’s recent acquisition of Aaron Ramsdale. Very busy keepers will always have highlight moments due to the pressure their team is put under, and these moments of perceived talent can often hide the true worth of a goalkeeper. Mignolet was a good shot stopper (much like Jordan Pickford for instance), …
Is Kelleher too good to be a back-up goalkeeper?

Is Kelleher too good to be a back-up goalkeeper?

Liverpool might soon have a problem with Caoimhin Kelleher. If he keeps on developing at the rate he currently is, he’s going to be too good to be a back-up.  He’ll want a season as a starter and who can blame him?  Kelleher needs it if he’s to make that step up and fulfil his potential.  After all, It is one thing coming in and impressing in the odd game, but it is another playing on a regular basis under …
Liverpool’s Magnificent Seven

Liverpool’s Magnificent Seven

I recently watched the remake of the Magnificent Seven, a modern take of the original classic. The film revolves around impossibly unrealistic scenarios, a suicide squad of unlikely heroes, with a battle to overcome the odds and succeed. The plot of the film is ridiculous, how the movie then plays out absurd, but the idea of magnificent individuals being required to overcome the greatest of obstacles, not so far fetched. Fenway Sports Group have chosen their means of running the …
Adrián - An Easy Signing

Adrián - An Easy Signing

Michael Edwards - The Regeneration

Michael Edwards - The Regeneration

For years, the director of football was a nuisance, an obstacle and a hinderance to most managers throughout the Premier League. The mere thought that any old school manager would need either help, guidance or another body to aid the club football was sneered upon, and often dismissed. FSG have had their failings, that is not in doubt , yet it is the overall process from their tenure that should be applauded. They have learned, progressed, installed a working structure …
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 …
Late Alisson Winner Keeps Liverpool's Champions League Hopes Alive

Late Alisson Winner Keeps Liverpool's Champions League Hopes Alive

A late Alisson Becker winner secured Liverpool a last gasp 2-1 win against West Bromwich Albion that kept their Champions League qualification hopes alive. Drawing 1-1 against a deep-sitting home team, the Reds won a corner in the fourth minute of the allotted extra time. Trent Alexander Arnold's corner was then met powerfully by the head of the Brazilian and the ball surged past Sam Johnstone for a goal that could be huge in the years to come. West Brom …
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