Key Stats As Reds Do The Impossible Against Barcelona

Key Stats As Reds Do The Impossible Against Barcelona

Honestly, where do you start with this one?! Liverpool are in the Champions League Final against all odds, having beaten Barcelona 4-0 at Anfield, to overturn a 3-0 first leg defeat and make it through 4-3 on aggregate. Even writing that sentence is maddening. So key stats eh? Unlikely Heroes – But Heroes They Are Looking at this Liverpool team, they only really have had three goal-scorers all season, and they were stripped of two of them for this game. …
Liverpool's likely lineup for Barcelona tonight at Anfield

Liverpool's likely lineup for Barcelona tonight at Anfield

In what has been a cruel week for Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp is now left with the bare bones of a frontline to pick from as The Reds try to overturn a 3-0 deficit when they face Barcelona at Anfield tonight. On Monday, we had the news confirmed that both Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino were out of Tuesday night's return leg against Lionel Messi and co. Speaking about the injuries of Salah and Firmino at his pre-game press conference, Klopp …
Liverpool v Barcelona Match Preview - Mission impossible?

Liverpool v Barcelona Match Preview - Mission impossible?

The Details   Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Cuneyt Cakir (Tur) Date & Time - Tuesday, May 7th 2019 @ 20:00 Current Odds - Liverpool 6/4, Draw 11/4, Barcelona 9/5 Form Liverpool Form Liverpool got straight back to winning ways with their hard-fought victory over Newcastle United on Saturday night. Unfortunately, the game saw Mohamed Salah suffer a bad head injury after a clash with Newcastle goalkeeper, Martin Dubravka, late in the game. Last week's defeat at Camp Nou was Liverpool's first …
Liverpool v Barcelona Preview: Key Battles to watch out for as Reds face uphill task

Liverpool v Barcelona Preview: Key Battles to watch out for as Reds face uphill task

There's no Bobby Firmino. There's no Mo Salah. That's 2/3rds of a strike force that has struck fear in the hearts of defenders across Europe. Now, to add to that, there is the small matter of also having to achieve one of the most incredible Champions League results ever, if Liverpool are to make a second final in succession. Anfield has had many famous European nights in an illustrious history. If Liverpool are to miraculously achieve the seemingly impossible on …
Nothing to lose at Anfield in Barcelona second-leg

Nothing to lose at Anfield in Barcelona second-leg

It wasn't exactly the ideal result, despite a solid performance. It was a rare occasion that Liverpool found themselves in last night, losing. The 3-0 defeat to Barcelona was a low moment in a season of highs for Jürgen Klopp's men, and it puts their place in a second consecutive Champions League final in serious jeopardy. And what it does is throw the second leg as wide open as Alisson's goal was for Messi's first at the Nou Camp. But …
A rallying cry - Come on Liverpool!

A rallying cry - Come on Liverpool!

Ouch. Not again. This week we saw Manchester City narrowly beat Burnley which appears to have finally broken the spirit of even the most positive Liverpool fans on social media. Pair that with a soul-destroying 3-0 away defeat to the breathtaking Lionel Messi feat. Barcelona and you could be forgiven to think that Liverpool’s once incredibly promising season now lies in tatters. For me, this is simply not the case. I’m not having it. And the reds aren't having it. …
Barcelona defeat highlights Liverpool’s reliance on Firmino

Barcelona defeat highlights Liverpool’s reliance on Firmino

The Brazilian was sorely missed for the first 78 minutes versus Barcelona Wednesday night at Camp Nou didn’t go as planned, nor did it leave Kopites with much hope for the return leg at Anfield on Tuesday. But, if those connected with Liverpool are to learn anything from Wednesday night, it has to be the importance of Roberto Firmino. The Brazilian’s absence from the starting XI against Barcelona in the first-leg showed just how important he is in every aspect …
Dejected James Milner knows Reds will rue missed chances at Camp Nou

Dejected James Milner knows Reds will rue missed chances at Camp Nou

Liverpool's veteran midfielder James Milner knows The Reds now face a massive uphill task to have any chance of reaching this year's Champions League final after losing 3-0 to Barcelona in Spain. Jurgen Klopp's team's 10-game winning streak came to an end at the home of Barcelona and Lionel Messi on a night where more clinical finishing could have seen The Reds take at least a draw from the game. Speaking to beIN Sports after the defeat, Milner said:
Key Stats as Liverpool Sunk At The Camp Nou

Key Stats as Liverpool Sunk At The Camp Nou

So, Liverpool are 3-0 down at what is effectively half-time? What possible precedent is there for such a recovery? Here are the key stats from a chastening defeat at the Nou Camp, starring Leo Messi. Big Chances Haunt Reds Again There have been moments in the Champions League this season where Liverpool have gotten away with missing big chances, and it didn’t haunt them. They missed three in the first leg against Bayern and secured a 3-1 win over the …
Barcelona 3-0 Liverpool: What went wrong?

Barcelona 3-0 Liverpool: What went wrong?

This one hurts. Liverpool performed well at the Nou Camp, but they've come away on the end of a stinging defeat which leaves them in need of a miraculous result at Anfield next week to salvage hope of silverware. The tie slipped out of the Reds' grasp in agonisingly swift fashion with Lionel Messi's second-half double. Chances to grab a critical away goal were spurned, and now one goal for Barca would leave Liverpool needing to score five. The painful …
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