Divock Origi: The epitome of a Jürgen Klopp squad player

Divock Origi: The epitome of a Jürgen Klopp squad player

What a week it's been for Divock Origi. First, he scores an 86th-minute winner against Newcastle to take the title race into the final day of the season. Then, due to an injury to Roberto Firmino, he gets given the nod to start against Barcelona in a Champions League semi-final. And scores twice. Who knew that back when he scored that iconic 96th-minute winner against Everton at Anfield back in December that it would be the start of things to …
Fabinho & Henderson stand tall on the biggest stage

Fabinho & Henderson stand tall on the biggest stage

Who else is still bouncing? Who else can’t think about anything apart from THAT game? Who else wouldn’t change this Liverpool team for the world? Tuesday night is seconded only to Istanbul for me, in terms of drama, passion and emotion, on a night that genuinely felt flat in my mind before kick-off. This time they really weren’t going to turn it around, were they? That Vincent Kompany stunner against Leicester had only further dampened spirits, following an extremely harsh …
Liverpool leave the past behind in thrashing of Barcelona

Liverpool leave the past behind in thrashing of Barcelona

This club is the mix of atmosphere, emotion, desire and football quality. Cut off one and it doesn't work.
The words of a stunned, joyous and emotionally drained Jürgen Klopp after the greatest Anfield night of his tenure: a perfect storm of atmosphere, emotion, desire and football quality that tore into Barcelona, blowing their European dreams apart and reducing even the greatest footballer ever to a footnote in what had been a special European tie. 3-0 down after …
Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona: Who was man of the match?

Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona: Who was man of the match?

There are truly no words so soon after the greatest European night in Anfield's history, but I'll try to find some. This was a depleted Liverpool side - no Mohamed Salah, no Roberto Firmino and, after halftime, no Andrew Robertson - but each and every man in red wrote themselves into footballing folklore. Never has there been such an embarrassment of riches in the MOTM discussion. Alisson Becker kept us in the competition with his remarkable sprawling save against Napoli …
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. …
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