One Last Steven Gerrard Assist

One Last Steven Gerrard Assist

This coming Sunday marks potentially the most important day in Liverpool's season, certainly until the following weekend. The Reds' campaign has been littered with pivotal games, vital weeks, and must win scenarios. This is where the Anfield giants now sit within the hierarchy of all things football, and long may it continue. Nothing less than a Reds win at Anfield (against Wolves) will suffice this Sunday. To have any chance of clinching the title, three points must be achieved in …
Observations: Heroes and Villans

Observations: Heroes and Villans

Liverpool made it through a very chaotic game to manage a 2-1 victory against Aston Villa, but it was far from easy. This was incredibly stressful watching, and it started right from the off. Jurgen Klopp will be very irritated by the manner in which the game began, however, as the Reds conceded after just 3 minutes. In the build-up to the goal, Ollie Watkins was clearly offside, but the assistant didn't flag it and play continued. About a minute …
Aston Villa 1 - 2 Liverpool - The Player Ratings

Aston Villa 1 - 2 Liverpool - The Player Ratings

Alisson Becker - 7.0 A frenetic start saw Liverpool go behind, and Ali could probably have done little more to stop it. Nearly gifted an open goal, with an amazing pass into Watkins early on. Had little else to do in the second half as the Reds controlled, but was alert to stop Ings late on. Trent Alexander-Arnold - 7.0 Showed good defensive awareness, as Villa looked to exploit the wide areas. His dangerous delivery started to explore the Villa …
What should Liverpool do with Joe Gomez?

What should Liverpool do with Joe Gomez?

Joe Gomez made his first start in the Premier League for 468 days in Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Norwich City. He was used as a right-back with Trent Alexander-Arnold being given a rare day off.  Some thought he did well, others really did not like him in the full-back role. I think how you viewed this outing was tied to the expectations you had heading into the match. He was not ever going to replicate what Alexander-Arnold does for the …
Steven Gerrard’s Villa Impact

Steven Gerrard’s Villa Impact

Stevie Gerrard cemented his role as Aston Villa manager this past weekend when leading his new side into Anfield. The game was full of frustration, and gave mild indications of the manager he is becoming. With an ultra defensive style and formula built to slow the rampaging reds, he showed perhaps too much respect for Jürgen Klopp’s side. The narrow 1-0 home win managed to hide the the domination of Liverpool, and the negative approach by the visiting team wasn’t …
Liverpool 1 - 0 Aston Villa- The Player Ratings

Liverpool 1 - 0 Aston Villa- The Player Ratings

Alisson Becker - 5.5 Long stretches of inactivity and some hairy moments led to an up and down afternoon. If these suspect moments see a clean sheet and a probable kick start ensue (before the next run of games), then that’s just fine. Trent Alexander Arnold - 7.5 The low blocks and overloading of Gerrard’s Villa frustrated, but Trents ability and strength from the right are so apparent. Good defensive work also. Andy Robertson - 8.0 It’s not a false …
What does Steven Gerrard have to do with Aston Villa to get the Liverpool job?

What does Steven Gerrard have to do with Aston Villa to get the Liverpool job?

That seems to be the question everyone has been asking since his appointment at Villa Park.  Some of the expectations being placed on him are over the top. People want him doing well with Villa in Europe, they want him pushing for the top six, doing well in domestic cups and taking scalps in the Premier League. Of course, all of that would be ideal. But I think we need to be realistic.  Villa have a good squad. They have …
Liverpool Linked With Possible Surprise Move for Aston Villa Midfielder

Liverpool Linked With Possible Surprise Move for Aston Villa Midfielder

Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp is reported to be interested in a surprise move for Aston Villa's Scotland international midfielder John McGinn. McGinn was one of the Villa players who apparently stood out for Klopp when Dean Smith's side hammered Liverpool 7-2 at Villa Park last October. James Pearce reports in his piece in The Athletic that Klopp sought out Andy Robertson to discuss McGinn's ability in more detail. Robertson, of course, is McGinn's international teammate with Scotland. The article states …
Why Liverpool might want John McGinn

Why Liverpool might want John McGinn

For a team reportedly not in the market for a midfielder, Liverpool seem to be getting linked with midfield reinforcements on a daily basis.  Last week, it was Florian Neuhaus. Then it was Christoph Baumgartner. Now it is John McGinn. According to The Athletic, the Villa No7 has impressed Jurgen Klopp and the Reds do hold an interest in the 26-year-old. James Pearce went on to say that a move for the Scotland international is unlikely this summer due to …
Liverpool defender delighted Reds showed fight to bounce back after going behind against Villa

Liverpool defender delighted Reds showed fight to bounce back after going behind against Villa

Liverpool defender Nat Phillips was delighted with how The Reds battled back from a goal down to take all three points against Aston Villa. Phillips was at the heart of Liverpool's back four alongside Ozan Kabak again. They were unable to prevent Ollie Watkins from putting the visitors ahead in the first half. It was Watkins' fourth goal against Liverpool this season. Thankfully, Mohamed Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold were able to provide the goals in the second half for The …
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