Liverpool Drew In Denmark

Liverpool Drew In Denmark

Liverpool drew their Champions League group stage campaign with a 1-1 draw away to Midtjylland. An early Mohamed Salah gave the Reds the lead before the hosts levelled proceedings through an Alexander Scholz penalty. More VAR drama ensued as Liverpool were denied what appeared a perfectly legitimate late winner through Takumi Minamino, but the video assistant referee -- mistaking Sadio Mane's arm for that of one of the hosts defenders -- disallowed the Japan international's goal for handball in the …
Liverpool 4-0 Wolves: Player Ratings from commanding Reds win as fans return to Anfield

Liverpool 4-0 Wolves: Player Ratings from commanding Reds win as fans return to Anfield

Liverpool beat Wolves 4-0 in the Premier League, as fans made their return to Anfield, for the first time in nine months. The 2000 that were inside the Reds' fortress saw a dominant display. The Reds got some help for the first goal, as Conor Coady miscontrolled a long ball from Jordan Henderson, for Mohamed Salah to pounce and belt a finish past Rui Patricio. Henderson got himself an assist for the second Liverpool goal on the night, after he …
Liverpool Tickle Wolves Bellies In Resounding Win

Liverpool Tickle Wolves Bellies In Resounding Win

Liverpool moved back to joint first in the Premier League table with a thumping 4-0 victory over Wolves at Anfield. Soundtracked by 2,000 fans on the Kop, the Reds were at their ruthless best and netted goals through Mohamed Salah, Georginio Wijnaldum, Joel Matip, and a Nelson Semedo own goal in an efficient performance. To add more lustre to a goods night work, Trent Alexander Arnold and Naby Keita -- two recent injury absentees -- returned to the fold as …
Liverpool Academy Efficiency Highlighted in Ajax Win

Liverpool Academy Efficiency Highlighted in Ajax Win

With justification, Ajax are considered one of the best talent producing clubs in world football. Footballing luminaries such as Johan Cruijff, Marco van Basten, Dennis Bergkamp and Wesley Sneijder, among many others, have cut their footballing teeth in the Amsterdam club's academy system. But in Liverpool's 1-0 Champions League victory over Ajax last Tuesday, it was the Merseyside club's homegrown players who stood up and tilted the game in the favour of the Anfield team. Caoimhin Kelleher, Curtis Jones and …
Why Klopp opted for Kelleher over Adrian

Why Klopp opted for Kelleher over Adrian

A few weeks back now, Jamie Carragher analysed what has happened to Liverpool’s defensive line since Virgil van Dijk’s injury on Monday Night Football. There was a belief that without the Dutchman, the Reds would retreat a little. There have been subtle tweaks but these haven’t been anywhere near as drastic as many had expected.  In his feature, Carragher talked about the backline’s preemptive positioning. Without the recovery pace of Van Dijk and Joe Gomez, Liverpool have stopped trying to …
Henderson sings praises of team's young stars after impressive performances against Ajax

Henderson sings praises of team's young stars after impressive performances against Ajax

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson was full of praise for the team's young stars after Tuesday night's Champions League win over Ajax at Anfield. With Alisson Becker sustaining an injury, Jürgen Klopp made the brave decision to go with 22-year-old Caoimhin Kelleher in goals for The Reds instead of the more experienced Adrián. In defence, Neco Williams, 19, started at right-back despite having a tough time in his previous few games. Curtis Jones, also just 19, played in midfield alongside Henderson …
Kelleher delights in Champions League debut success

Kelleher delights in Champions League debut success

Liverpool's Caoimhin Kelleher impressed on his Champions League debut, helping The Reds to a 1-0 win over Dutch giants Ajax. Curtis Jones' second-half goal was all that separated the sides at the final whistle and there was no bigger smile in Anfield than that on goalkeeper Kelleher's face. The young Irishman played a huge part, making saves in the first and second half for The Reds. His reaction save from Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's header late in the game was a particular …
Liverpool Seal Qualification After Ajax Win

Liverpool Seal Qualification After Ajax Win

Liverpool qualified for the last sixteen of the Champions League after a 1-0 win over Ajax at Anfield. Curtis Jones scored the only goal of a scrappy game as the rotated and depleted Reds dug deep to seal the victory. The three points -- plus Midtjylland drawing away to Atalanta -- means the 2019 Champions will win group D, regardless of their result in Denmark next week. Injuries have bedevilled Jurgen Klopp this season, and the team was once afflicted …
Reds to return to Melwood after international break

Reds to return to Melwood after international break

Liverpool will welcome back all of their international players in the next day or two after last night's UEFA Nations League action. Some players - such as Caoimhín Kelleher and Divock Origi - didn't get any game time on Wednesday night. Kelleher and Origi were unused substitutes for Ireland and Belgium respectively. Virgil van Dijk and Gini Wijnaldum were in action in the Netherlands' 1-1 draw away to Italy. For England, Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson continued his journey back to …
Young Liverpool Bow Out of League Cup

Young Liverpool Bow Out of League Cup

An extremely young Liverpool team bowed out of the Carabao Cup after falling to a 5-0 defeat away to Aston Villa tonight. With the senior players in Qatar preparing for the Club World Cup semi final against Monterrey of Mexico tomorrow, the Reds opted to pick a squad -- with an average age of 19 -- composed of players from their under 17, 19 and 23 teams. A brace of goals from Jonathan Kodjia, a Morgan Boyes own goal and …