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 Liverpool Rout Porto in Portugal Again

Key Stats as Liverpool Rout Porto in Portugal Again

Liverpool took Porto apart in the second half to ensure safe passage to the Champions League semi-final where Barcelona await, despite a nervy first 25 minutes in Portugal. But what were the key stats from a thumping 4-1 away win, securing a 6-1 aggregate victory? The Hendo Show Continues Jordan Henderson made a huge impact off the bench again in this game, securing his 3rd assist in four games, having only contributed one in almost two years, since the start …
Match Report: Liverpool stroll while City stumble

Match Report: Liverpool stroll while City stumble

Match Report: Porto 0 Liverpool 2 Champions League quarterfinals aren’t supposed to feel this casual. Nothing Liverpool related is supposed to feel this casual. And, so it was that what you might have thought would be a sunny trip to northern Portugal would end up being a deluge. Jurgen Klopp sent out a strong side while resting three. Jordan Henderson picked up a knock late in the action against Chelsea, Bobby Firmino deserves a rest more than anyone and Naby …
Liverpool 2 Porto 0 - Man Of The Match: Say Hello To My Little Friend

Liverpool 2 Porto 0 - Man Of The Match: Say Hello To My Little Friend

Jurgen Klopp is bringing out a secret weapon at the business end of the season that every opposing manager sorta knew that he had, but he wasn’t using it, so maybe there was a problem with it… who knows. Point is, Southampton and Porto walk in the door and Klopp says, “say hello to my little friend!” The little friend being one, Naby Keita, who is literally quite small, but he is capable of mowing down the opposition like Tony …
Could be out of sight, but still in command - Observations from Reds' 2-0 win over Porto

Could be out of sight, but still in command - Observations from Reds' 2-0 win over Porto

That could've been a lot better. But Liverpool are still in command of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal tie against Porto, after a 2-0 win at Anfield in the first leg. The Reds were superb in the opening exchanges, with Naby Keita opening the scoring via a lucky deflection off Otavio. Roberto Firmino capped off a superb team move in the 26th minute to put Liverpool in command. But, the scoring stopped there, despite plenty of opportunities for either side …
Observations as Liverpool dig out yet another win to stay alive

Observations as Liverpool dig out yet another win to stay alive

It was nervy. The tension was rattling. It was not a nice feeling. With time dwindling, Liverpool had little margin for error. Liverpool didn't err. The tension was broken through. The nerves were all settled. From the South Coast, the Reds will head back to Merseyside with three points. Here are the key observations from the game. Horrific Start Well, it would have been nice to see Liverpool have more control of midfield, right from the get-go, but Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg …
Match Report: Liverpool's Little Dancer Does It!

Match Report: Liverpool's Little Dancer Does It!

Hold me closer little dancer, Count the headlights on the highway, Lay me down in sheets of linen, You've had a busy day today. How much did Liverpool need Mo Salah to score that goal? How much did Naby Keita need to come through like that? How much did Jordan Henderson need to grab the reins of this team and be a big part of a clutch victory? Strange to say about a Liverpool side that is two wins away …
Liverpool still are in the hunt as 3 points are secured against Spurs

Liverpool still are in the hunt as 3 points are secured against Spurs

It was a rather windy day at Anfield, but no wind could have competed against 50000 people exhaling a sigh of relief right at the end as Liverpool secured three points in rather fortuitous circumstances. As they say, it doesn't matter how they come, till they come. The key observations from the game are as follows. That midfield is no longer surprising A big game against a top 6 opposition means fans usually crave for a dominant midfield (both in …
Spurs spurred it! Liverpool fortunate winners at Anfield.

Spurs spurred it! Liverpool fortunate winners at Anfield.

Were you worried? Ye of little faith. Jurgen Klopp left his summer midfield acquisitions on the bench, leading to plenty of pre-match consternation. James Milner started in midfield along with Jordan Henderson and Gini Wijnaldum, leaving all of us to wonder what on earth was wrong with Naby Keita, Fabinho and Shaqiri. Going off of the assumption that Jurgen Klopp isn’t trying to throw the league away like we did the domestic cups, one would have to guess that the …
Player Ratings as Liverpool stun Spurs late

Player Ratings as Liverpool stun Spurs late

With arguably one of Jurgen Klopp's worst performances as a Liverpool manager and one of his team's worst performances of the season, the Reds still managed to come away with all three points on Sunday afternoon. Beating Tottenham 2-1 thanks to Toby Alderweireld's late own goal, Klopp's men climb back to the top of the table for a few days at least. Here are your ratings. One king imperious, another uncomfortable Alisson (5): Looked shaky after the Fulham incident, passing …
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