Post-Match RAW: Klopp The Master, Poundland Pep & The Morbid Brothers

Post-Match RAW: Klopp The Master, Poundland Pep & The Morbid Brothers

Before the match, hosts Arsenal were in a run of form they've not seen for years, putting themselves in pole position to qualify for the Champions League. Nevertheless, they were playing against the form side in Premier League (and Europe) as Liverpool travelled to London to face the Gunners. On Post-Match RAW, Trevor hosted Dave Hendrick and Jim Boardman for the instant reaction to what ended up being quite a comfortable victory in the end. First up was the idea, …
Key Stats as Liverpool disarm the Gunners

Key Stats as Liverpool disarm the Gunners

The juggernaut rolled though the Emirates and didn't stop, thanks to goals from Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino. But what were the key stats as the Reds got to within one point of Manchester City? Silence, then thunder https://twitter.com/markstatsbot/status/1504218728644313089?s=12 Not much happened in the first half. Both teams had few shots, none of which was particularly dangerous. The xG scores were 0.10 to Arsenal and 0.19 to Liverpool, a good indicator of how little action there was in both boxes. …
Arsenal 0 - 2 Liverpool - Man Of The Match

Arsenal 0 - 2 Liverpool - Man Of The Match

Joel Matip Virgil, Fabinho and Alisson all could have won this, which showed the utter strength through the defensive middle. In a game where Martinelli was so dangerous, Matip was able to offer great coverage when they broke. Was dominating aerially throughout, assured in possession, and carried the ball forward with his usual threat. A great season, and a brilliant partner for Virgil. When moments arose, he was able to stay resolute and helps make this team so hard to …
Observations: The Reds, like a boulder rolling down a hill.

Observations: The Reds, like a boulder rolling down a hill.

Against Arsenal, Liverpool had one of their slowest first halves of the season. It seemed like the Gunners had a real foothold in the game, and although they didn't create much, neither did Liverpool. But we will not be stopped. No matter what you throw at these boys, they'll plant their feet, grit their teeth, and walk on. It was another superb line-up today, as we are slowly getting used to having week in and week out. Even the sight …
Arsenal 0 - 2 Liverpool - The Player Ratings

Arsenal 0 - 2 Liverpool - The Player Ratings

Arsenal 0 - 2 Liverpool - The Player Ratings Alisson Becker - 8.5 A pretty routine first half for the giant Brazilian, with possession of the ball more apparent than anything else. Made a great stop early in the second half as the game opened up. Didn’t have much to do after that, but his moments were once again critical. Trent Alexander Arnold - 7.0 Martinelli certainly gave him worrying moments in the first half, with his smart movement. A …
Arsenal 0 - 2 Liverpool - The Player Ratings

Arsenal 0 - 2 Liverpool - The Player Ratings

Caoimhin Kelleher - 7.0 A good first half, with lots of possession against Arsenals press. Solid composure under pressure, and another good outing. Trent Alexander Arnold - 9.0 A great moment for the opening goal, and the playmaker is looking imperious on the ball. Gave good solidity at the back, and tracked runners well. Kept sliding into a central areas to create on the ball brilliance. The pass for the second goal was sensational. Andy Robertson - 7.5 Limited on …
Liverpool 0-0 Arsenal: Player Ratings as Reds fail to punish Xhaka and Arsenal

Liverpool 0-0 Arsenal: Player Ratings as Reds fail to punish Xhaka and Arsenal

Takumi Minamino missed a glorious late chance as Liverpool limped to a goalless draw with Arsenal in the first leg of their League Cup semifinal. It was by far the best of the few opportunities The Reds fashioned following Granit Xhaka's two-reds-for-the-price-of-one dismissal 24 minutes into the game. Liverpool of course missed the threat, and above all the movement, of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, but this shouldn't be considered an inevitable mid-AFCON slump. Like the game against Chelsea in …
Ray Kennedy - Remembering An Anfield Legend

Ray Kennedy - Remembering An Anfield Legend

A few weeks ago we said our goodbyes to Roger Hunt, a reminder that as new heroes are created, the past legends will eventually leave us. The sad news this week saw former Liverpool player, Ray Kennedy, pass away. At just 70 years of age, the former reds midfielder leaves behind a glittering career in football. Having joined from Arsenal in 1974, Kennedy went on to play 275 games for Liverpool, scoring 51 goals. Ray went onto win an amazing …
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 …
Tactical Breakdown: Arsenal 0-3 Liverpool

Tactical Breakdown: Arsenal 0-3 Liverpool

Liverpool won 3-0 at the Emirates, to breathe life back into their hopes of redeeming their league campaign, with goals from Diogo Jota and Mohamed Salah. Systems Mikel Arteta's Arsenal set up in a 4-2-3-1 on ball shape, and a 4-5-1 off ball system. Thomas Partey and Dani Ceballos were paired together in a double-pivot. Martin Ødegaard was deployed as the no.10, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nicolas Pépé either side of him. Alexandre Lacazette played up top. Jürgen Klopp's side …
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