Liverpool 2 - 0 Rangers - CL Player Ratings

Liverpool 2 - 0 Rangers - CL Player Ratings

Alisson Becker - 7.0 The weekends man of the (reds) match. He was made to deal with some tricky back-passes early on, but did enough to make sure he wasn’t caught out. Had a busier spell late on, but was determined to keep them at bay. Trent Alexander-Arnold - 8.0 Kept his place despite some poor form, and rewarded his manager with a brilliant early strike. It was a wonderful free kick, and you could see the confidence flow as …
How To Replicate The Genius Thiago Brings

How To Replicate The Genius Thiago Brings

Steven Gerrard & Luis Suárez are Liverpool’s most notable legends of the recent past, and were players that were often relied upon to propel their respective team to greatness. Though Luis actually played with Stevie for the entirety of the Uruguayan's Anfield stay, Gerrard was at that point far from the powerhouse he once was. Luis became the talisman of his era, and nearly gifted Stevie the ultimate prize of Premier League glory. Gus Poyet once remarked how Liverpool would …
Liverpool 2 - 1 Ajax - Player Ratings

Liverpool 2 - 1 Ajax - Player Ratings

Liverpool 2 - 1 Ajax - Player Ratings Alisson Becker - 7.0 Great ball for the first goal, and looked assured from the outset. Great distribution and couldn’t do nothing for the opening goal. Had a good steady game. Trent Alexander-Arnold - 7.0 Looked bright & determined from the start. Lost his man for their opening goal, and should have been more alert to stop the through ball. Was good going forward, but still had issues in his defensive duties. …
Napoli 4 - 1 Liverpool - Player Ratings

Napoli 4 - 1 Liverpool - Player Ratings

Alisson Becker - 2.0 Could do little with the surging ways Napoli came out, and both the two opening goals were clinical, though the second maybe he could have done better. Was hopelessly let down by some of his players. Was poor for the fourth, and even the penalty save couldn’t hide a bad game. Trent Alexander-Arnold - 3.0 Was again unsure in possession through the first, short of one driven pass into Mo in the box. Was caught high …
Napoli v Liverpool - Wednesday Night Lights

Napoli v Liverpool - Wednesday Night Lights

I’m not the biggest American Football fan, but can appreciate and enjoy various facets of the game. For me, it’s very much like my casual viewing of the NBA, where I can watch the odd game without the fear of emotion engulfing me. The same cannot be said of my allegiance to Liverpool FC. This recent period (under Klopp) has perhaps spoiled us, but it’s still a viable question as to whether we have overachieved or perhaps underachieved in this …
Opinon: United's Transfer Woes a Cautionary Tale (Downfall, Part 2)

Opinon: United's Transfer Woes a Cautionary Tale (Downfall, Part 2)

Last week I penned a column about how Manchester United's current crisis reflects our own dark days before Jurgen Klopp took the helm. I outlined the struggle that comes with recognizing a "big club" isn't quite so big anymore. This week, for part two of this "Downfall" series on Manchester United, I'd like to look at how Liverpool used intelligent transfers to propel the club to the pinnacle of football, how United's transfer policies have contributed to their current crisis, …
Naby Keïta & His Window Of Opportunity For Liverpool

Naby Keïta & His Window Of Opportunity For Liverpool

As soon as Thiago Alcantara was confirmed as an injury casualty, most Liverpool fans panicked given the Spaniard's superb influence on this current Liverpool side. The Liverpool shape can commonly be predicted with a clear understanding of  its structure. Thiago Alcantara has operated as the orchestrator and tempo setter in every game he’s played, and his lack of availability is of course a concern. He has been able to enhance his physicality and get up to speed, within a league …
What would Matheus Nunes have brought to Liverpool?

What would Matheus Nunes have brought to Liverpool?

Portuguese media have been linking Matheus Nunes with a move to Liverpool for most of the transfer window. Correio da Manha still claim the Reds are preparing to make a move for the 23-year-old while Pedro Almeida posted a tweet today saying Liverpool are willing to pay €40million for the Brazilian-born Portugal international amid interest from Manchester City. Paul Joyce, however, has published an article today in which he says the Merseysiders are not pursuing a deal for the Sporting …
Opinion: United's Misery Echoes Our Own Dark Days Pre-Klopp

Opinion: United's Misery Echoes Our Own Dark Days Pre-Klopp

After tuning in and watching from my sofa as Liverpool were on the wrong side of a 3-0 thumping at Anfield, I remember the feeling crashing over me: "We're not a big club anymore." The date was 29 August 2015, and it was the first time that thought had ever crossed my mind. Here we were, humiliated at home by a mid-table West Ham side that had never beaten us at Anfield in the Premier League; some 16 months removed …
The Silly Season is (nearly) over...

The Silly Season is (nearly) over...

Silly season(n) 1: a period (such as late summer) when the mass media often focus on trivial or frivolous matters for lack of major news stories 2: a period marked by frivolous, outlandish, or illogical activity or behaviour. There’s been a lot of silliness. It’s roughly two months since the Champions League final. A disappointing end on the pitch to what was nearly the greatest season of all time. A near tragedy off the pitch. We didn’t quite get over the line …
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