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 …
Is this the Liverpool lineup Jurgen Klopp will pick for Barcelona clash tonight?

Is this the Liverpool lineup Jurgen Klopp will pick for Barcelona clash tonight?

In one of the most crucial weeks in Liverpool Football Club's recent history, Jurgen Klopp has some tough choices to make as he sets his Reds up for a Champions League semi-final clash with the mighty Barcelona tonight. Liverpool travelled to Spain on Tuesday afternoon and the good news was that Brazilian internationals, Roberto Firmino and Fabinho, both travelled with the team. Firmino missed Liverpool's 5-0 win over Huddersfield last Friday night due to a minor muscle tear but hopes …
Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk rallies Reds ahead of Barca battle

Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk rallies Reds ahead of Barca battle

Newly-crowned PFA Player of the Year for 2019, Virgil van Dijk, says this Liverpool team will be giving everything they have to come away from Camp Nou with a positive result on Wednesday night. As reported on Liverpoolfc.com, Van Dijk stated that he is not surprised The Reds have made it this far for the second consecutive season because of the top level of playing and coaching staff currently plying their trade at the club. The Dutch international defender also …
Liverpool vs Barcelona - Potential Key Battles

Liverpool vs Barcelona - Potential Key Battles

Liverpool take a break from the breathless scrap of the Premier League to face possibly the best team in Europe – Barcelona and Lionel Messi – in the Champions League semi-finals. The first leg is at the Nou Camp, where Liverpool remain the only English team to win, including on their last trip in 2007. But, what will be some of the potential key battles from a game that could define Liverpool’s season? Andy Robertson vs Lionel Messi Yeah, there’s …
Barcelona v Liverpool Preview - Reds need to tame Messi to get anything from Camp Nou

Barcelona v Liverpool Preview - Reds need to tame Messi to get anything from Camp Nou

The Details   Venue - Camp Nou, Barcelona Date & Time - Tuesday, May 1st 2019 @ 20:00 Current Odds - Barcelona 8/11, Draw 3/1, Liverpool 10/3 Form Barcelona Form Barcelona clinched the LaLiga title on Saturday with a 1-0 win at home to Levante. Fittingly, it was the incredible Lionel Messi who scored the winner to give them their second league championship in a row. Ernesto Valverde's men have won their last four matches and conceded just one goal in their …
Trophies or not, it’s been a good season for Liverpool

Trophies or not, it’s been a good season for Liverpool

The title race is going to the wire and Liverpool are right in the thick of it. The Champions League semi-finals are so finely poised and Liverpool are in the thick of it. Feels nice, doesn’t it? It’s been another rollercoaster ride of a season for Jürgen Klopp’s Red men which has seen them amass a record points tally with three games left to play. Had it not been for the undeniable brilliance of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, the title …
Liverpool vs Huddersfield Preview - Potential Key Battles

Liverpool vs Huddersfield Preview - Potential Key Battles

Liverpool have three games left in their Premier League season and are bang in the thick of it, with three wins putting them on the brink of a historic Premier League title win. And whilst many have already assumed that the first of these wins will come at home to relegated Huddersfield, it would be foolish to write off the Terriers, who gave Liverpool a good game earlier in the season where Mo Salah scored the only goal. So what …
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