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 …
Under The Radar Liverpool Back Among The Elite

Under The Radar Liverpool Back Among The Elite

I wrote after Liverpool won comfortably at the Allianz Arena that the fact that nobody considered an impressive away win, and one of Liverpool’s most accomplished away European performances in years, arguably their best in a decade, as a big deal just demonstrates how far this Liverpool side has come. And here we are, another round of the Champions League has passed us by, and Liverpool are still in the competition, and comfortably so. There’s no doubt that Liverpool’s 4-1 …
Triumph of the Understudies at Liverpool

Triumph of the Understudies at Liverpool

It was only a few days ago that Liverpool fans bore witness to another one of Jürgen Klopp’s most repeated sentiments – “I don’t need to spend anything, I’ve got all that I need.”
“I don’t want to talk exactly what we will do, but I don't think this is a team at the moment where we have to spend the big money or whatever. "The best way to do it is bring together a group of players, try …
Why Man United game is perfect preparation for Bayern away

Why Man United game is perfect preparation for Bayern away

You really have to have a long think back to remember a week of such magnitude for a Liverpool team. After Tuesday's stalemate with Bayern Munich, Klopp takes his side across the M62 to face bitter rivals Manchester United in what is a crucial game in the Reds' hopes to clinch a first league title since 1991. It's no doubt been a huge week for Liverpool in both the Champions League and the Premier League, and the return leg against …
Liverpool vs Bayern Munich - Potential Key Battles

Liverpool vs Bayern Munich - Potential Key Battles

Liverpool host Bundesliga Champions and formidable opponents Bayern Munich on Tuesday on what is set to be an absolutely massive Champions League night at Anfield – the kind that usually leads to a colossal tussle. But the Reds are shorn of arguably their most impressive player in Virgil Van Dijk, and there’s no telling quite how makeshift their defence will look – or the knock-on effect that this will have on the midfield. So what are the potential key battles …
Could this be Liverpool's likely starting lineup against Bayern Munich?

Could this be Liverpool's likely starting lineup against Bayern Munich?

We take a look at what could be Liverpool's starting lineup against Bayern Munich next week after Jurgen Klopp's latest injury update from The Reds' Marbella training camp. Earlier in the week, we heard the confirmation that both Dejan Lovren and Joe Gomez remained back at Melwood to continue their rehabilitation. Central defence has been a particular problem area for Klopp, injury-wise, since December. With the added headache of Virgil van Dijk being suspended for the Anfield leg, Klopp has …
Bayern's Niko Kovac says it is 'annoying' that Thomas Muller won't face Liverpool

Bayern's Niko Kovac says it is 'annoying' that Thomas Muller won't face Liverpool

Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac has admitted that he finds it 'annoying' Thomas Muller will miss both legs of their Champions League tie with Liverpool after UEFA rejected the Bundesliga club's appeal against the two-match ban. Muller received a straight red card for his dangerously high challenge on an Ajax player as Bayern drew 3-3 in Holland in their final group game. Speaking at a news conference, Kovac said:
"I have expected it actually. A red card means you will …
Shaqiri can emulate past 'risks' Sturridge and Coutinho

Shaqiri can emulate past 'risks' Sturridge and Coutinho

On current form, Xherdan Shaqiri is Liverpool's most in-form attacking player. The Swiss is yet to put a foot wrong for the Reds despite struggling to earn regular playing time, while his performances for Switzerland have been outstanding. He produced a match-winning display in his country's shock 5-2 win over Belgium on Sunday night, and has now scored two goals and registered five assists in his last eight appearances domestically and internationally. The current signs are immensely positive from a …
Xherdan Shaqiri: £13 million of ever-growing importance

Xherdan Shaqiri: £13 million of ever-growing importance

When Liverpool secured the services of 'The Alpine Messi', Xherdan Shaqiri, during the summer transfer window, his arrival on Merseyside was greeted with a mixture of scepticism and optimism. A player who has been a bit of nearly man for the duration of his career after spells with Bayern Munich and Inter Milan, before establishing himself as a Premier League talent at Stoke, Shaqiri arrived at Anfield with a lot of promise and potential on his extraordinarily broad shoulders. However, …
Liverpool FC and The Dreaded U-Shape

Liverpool FC and The Dreaded U-Shape

Liverpool's last two matches have both ended with impressive score-lines, with six goals and none conceded. However, despite the two 3-0 wins, both of Liverpool's performances have been somewhat flat and lacklustre. The opponents in these past two matches both opted to employ low defensive blocks with no real intention to play or score a goal, so Liverpool had the relatively simple task of having 90 minutes to basically break those teams down. However, although that may appear simple, and …
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