Observations: Half Time against Villarreal

Observations: Half Time against Villarreal

Only half time, that will be the message Jurgen Klopp gives to his lads after they beat Villarreal 2-0 at Anfield. But it was a truly dominant first half, with the yellow submarine only managing a single shot in the whole match, and even that could barely be called such as Lo Celso stretched to get to the ball. It was a pretty much perfect display from Liverpool. The counter-press was particularly impressive today, as Fabinho had a fantastic game …
The Best Matches Liverpool has Played at Anfield

The Best Matches Liverpool has Played at Anfield

There was a time when betting on EPL matches at Anfield entailed placing a bet for Liverpool to win and being right – for every game. Since their 68-game winning streak at Anfield was broken, the Reds could use a trip down memory lane to remember the strength of the team's legacy carriers. Here are the Best Matches Liverpool has played at Anfield. Liverpool v Everton, March '12: 3-0 This game is iconic for most players. Liverpool didn't have the …
A Timely Reboot

A Timely Reboot

Liverpool finally lost a game at Anfield this week, with their second leg tie against Inter ending in defeat. In a period where Jürgen Klopp has had no choice but to rotate his stellar cast of performers, it was inevitable that a slight bump in the road would occur. It reminded me of a time where Blackburn Rovers once lost to Liverpool, before immediately celebrating their Premier League title win. No Rovers fan cared about the loss that day, and …
Liverpool 0-1 Inter (2-1 agg.): Observations as Reds edge past I Nerazzurri

Liverpool 0-1 Inter (2-1 agg.): Observations as Reds edge past I Nerazzurri

Liverpool are through to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League after beating Inter Milan 2-1 on aggregate. Lautaro Martinez ripped one beyond Alisson just after the hour but Inter had the wind in their sails for all of two minutes before Alexis Sanchez picked up a second yellow. The reigning Serie A champions retreated, hoping for a counterattacking opportunity that never really materialised. They proved themselves to be an excellent side over the first two legs, and can take …
Liverpool  4 - 0 Southampton - The Player Ratings

Liverpool 4 - 0 Southampton - The Player Ratings

Alisson Becker - 8.0 Some important stops allowed Liverpool to avoid any issues. The most important goalkeeper in Liverpool’s Premier League era, and irreplaceable in this side. Trent Alexander Arnold - 8.0 So impressive in his game. The elegance and natural ability he has is unmatched by any other attacking fullback. Another assist for this sensational talent, and we could be about to see him become consistently world class Andy Robertson - 9.0 There were signs against Porto (as a …
Thankyou Arsenal

Thankyou Arsenal

In a period where life is still somewhat irregular, a little bit scary and often times frustrating, there is still the odd football moment that brings pure joy. Last weekend Liverpool entertained a visiting Arsenal side, and their young manager, Mikel Arteta. For Liverpool’s fanbase, the pre game was relaxed, and confidence was high. The Reds' injury list was manageable, and the match was very much something to look forward to, after the international break. Arsenal are often a team …
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 …
My Greatest Liverpool Match

My Greatest Liverpool Match

Thiago - It’s a Kinda Magic

Thiago - It’s a Kinda Magic

Football can be pure joy to the eye, with wonderful technicians (thanks Brendan) scattering the past and present of the game. I grew up watching the gliding destruction of John Barnes, mesmerised by his abilities. Later I would sit pitch side, enthralled by the elegance of Steve McManaman as chalk dusted his boots, and I now shuffle forward in my seat every time a certain Spaniard receives the ball. When rock and roll football announced its arrival at Anfield, it …
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