Has Shaqiri been a success at Liverpool?

Has Shaqiri been a success at Liverpool?

Jurgen Klopp has made a few signings that have come out of left field during his time as Liverpool manager. Gini Wijnaldum is certainly one that stands out in that respect, seemingly appearing to be a needless addition, not to mention one who wasn't expected to be used as an understated midfielder. The signing of Sadio Mane was also fairly surprising, believe it or not, at a time when Mario Gotze was the more fashionable alternative. In the summer of …
Why Alisson is still the best goalkeeper in the world

Why Alisson is still the best goalkeeper in the world

Twitter can be a strange place. Manuel Veth, freelance football writers for a number of outlets, is of the belief that Manuel Neuer has been better than Alisson Becker this season. When asked to explain his thought process behind this shout, he refused and told me to write an article on why he’s wrong. So here it is. Liverpool’s No.1 has been unlucky with injuries this season. The 27-year-old has started just 20 times in the Premier League and five …
Goals change narratives

Goals change narratives

There was never going to be an ideal time to pause football but doing so after a loss was always going to be torturous. Liverpool’s last outing was a 3-2 loss to Atletico Madrid. There’s no shame in losing to a team managed by Diego Simeone, even if they aren’t in the best form. The Argentine tactician has masterminded some famous victories during his time with Atleti. It isn’t necessarily the prettiest football but it is successful, sort of.  However, …
Watford 3-0 Liverpool: Who was the Disaster of the Match?

Watford 3-0 Liverpool: Who was the Disaster of the Match?

Our unbeaten run in the league is over. The Reds go down 3-0 away to Watford after, without question, one of the worst performances in years. Liverpool failed to create a single decent chance in the entire 90 minutes and thoroughly deserved to be soundly beaten by the relegation-threatened Hornets. In the net, Alisson can’t really be blamed for any of the goals. A tap in for Sarr’s first, a smart dink for his second and just an absolute calamity …
Watford 3-0 Liverpool - Grim Player Ratings as Reds' Invincible Dream ends at Vicarage Road

Watford 3-0 Liverpool - Grim Player Ratings as Reds' Invincible Dream ends at Vicarage Road

The unbeaten run is over. 28 games into the season, Liverpool have lost a game. Watford beat the Reds 3-0 with a vibrant display of counter-attacking football that left Jurgen Klopp's side shellshocked. Ismaila Sarr scored twice and assisted another for Troy Deeney as an awful Liverpool performance got the result that it deserved. Here's how each Liverpool player fared. Spoiler Alert: This is not going to be pretty Alisson Becker - 4/10 Was twitchy in the first half, when …
Lame and Lethargic Liverpool Limp To First League Loss

Lame and Lethargic Liverpool Limp To First League Loss

Liverpool fell to their first League defeat since January 3 2018 after they were drubbed 3-0 away to Watford. A brace from Ismailia Sarr and a Troy Deeney strike condemned the at times hapless Reds to not only a defeat but also scuppered their chances of breaking an English league record with a 19th consecutive league victory. With the wind buffeting around, build up play was rendered difficult for the reds, whose approach play was built on short passes. But …
Player Ratings: Liverpool 3-2 West Ham

Player Ratings: Liverpool 3-2 West Ham

Liverpool move to within 12 points of the Premier League title after a hard-fought 3-2 win over West Ham at Anfield. The Reds had to dig out 3 points after falling 2-1 behind, but their quality showed in the end and it was a deserved win. Alisson - 6 Thought the shouts that he should’ve saved the Issa Diop goal were a tad harsh. Nevertheless, even if you believe he might have done better, he made up for it with …
Lethargic Liverpool Labour To Win

Lethargic Liverpool Labour To Win

Main Mané: Why Sadio shouldn't be overlooked for Player of the Year

Main Mané: Why Sadio shouldn't be overlooked for Player of the Year

When Liverpool signed Sadio Mané back in 2016 for £34 million, many onlookers scoffed at the price tag. I must admit, although I didn't quite scoff, I was unsure if the Senegalese was worth the hefty investment. He looked like a promising player, but I wasn't sure if he'd have the desired impact at Anfield. Fast forward four years, and my scepticism couldn't have been more misplaced. Liverpool's number 10 started off well with a stunning debut goal against Arsenal …
Frustrating Liverpool Fall To Narrow Defeat In Madrid

Frustrating Liverpool Fall To Narrow Defeat In Madrid

Liverpool have it all to do in the second leg of their Champions League last 16 tie against Atletico Madrid after falling to a 1-0 defeat at the Wanda Metropolitana stadium.  An early Saul Niguez goal gave the hosts a victory borne out of defensive solidity and gamesmanship with the Reds unable to prize open their stubborn defence and, despite all their possession, work Jan Oblak. Much of the pre-game narrative centred around Liverpool’s strength from set pieces and Atletico’s …
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