Oxlade-Chamberlain return to provide perfect boost for the run-in

Oxlade-Chamberlain return to provide perfect boost for the run-in

Jurgen Klopp’s recent confirmation that Oxlade-Chamberlain is ahead of schedule in his return from injury following a knee ligament injury that threatened to derail all chances of featuring during the 2018/19 campaign is, in many ways, the perfect gift anyone could’ve asked for going into the New Year. Anyone who watched Liverpool with any interest last season will know just how big a boost his return will be, with the 25-year-old in line for a return in late February or …
Dejan Lovren's deja vu

Dejan Lovren's deja vu

For many, Liverpool’s defeat to Manchester City must’ve felt like a rerun of a movie you’d seen plenty of times throughout the years. A midfield three lacking creativity, picked solely for their energy and experience of the system being deployed, was swarmed by counterparts possessing superior quality both on and off of the ball. The Reds lacked rhythm and their service to the front three was erratic at best as they struggled to string passes together and stamp their authority …
Milner is this generations McAllister

Milner is this generations McAllister

Cast your minds back to the start of the 2015/16 season. Brendan Rodgers was at the helm of the club and Liverpool had just signed James Milner on a free transfer. The former Manchester City midfielder arrived for nothing having run down his deal at the Etihad but his £150,000-per-week deal raised a few eyebrows, as did the fact he was joining the Reds to play as a centre-midfielder. It was a role he'd played intermittently during his career but …
Super Sadio Remains A Key Cog In LFC's Machine

Super Sadio Remains A Key Cog In LFC's Machine

Sadio Mané is a brilliant player in a slightly odd situation. Truthfully, our whole attack is in a somewhat strange moment, but whilst I think it’s clear that Mo Salah is an absolutely elite player, Bobby Firmino is a very important player to our team whose form could be the subject of multiple dissertations, and I recently wrote on how Shaqiri is playing an important impact sub role, but little is being made of the current form of Sadio Mané. …
Christmas No.1: Observations as Liverpool sit merrily at the top after 2-0 win

Christmas No.1: Observations as Liverpool sit merrily at the top after 2-0 win

Liverpool retained their unbeaten record in the Premier League this season with a composed 2-0 victory at Molineux, ensuring they remained at top spot over the festive period. Goals from Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk were enough to see Klopp’s side over the line on Friday night despite challenging conditions (and a questionable WWE-esque firework entrance before kick-off). Here are the observations from the match. Salah Shines Previously labelled a one-season wonder, any who questioned Mohamed Salah’s qualities after …
Oxlade-Chamberlain - Liverpool's Mr. Irreplaceable

Oxlade-Chamberlain - Liverpool's Mr. Irreplaceable

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s arrival at Anfield on deadline day of the 2017 summer window kind of went under the radar. In any other window, a £40million signing from a rival club would’ve been huge news. A statement of intent. But with reports the day prior hinting at a £200million war chest, many fans had expected to see Virgil van Dijk and Thomas Lemar make their long-awaited moves to Merseyside. Oxlade-Chamberlain’s arrival, in the nicest way possible, felt insignificant. The England international …
Liverpool v Bayern Munich: Two Giants Meet

Liverpool v Bayern Munich: Two Giants Meet

The draw for the last 16 of the Champions League has seen Liverpool paired with Bayern Munich of Germany. To be honest, I’m elated. There’s something noble about seeing two European heavyweights meet. True, we would have much preferred to play Schalke or Porto, but as Joey ‘the Lips’ Fagan says in The Commitments ‘that would have been predictable.’ To be the best you have to beat the best and, make no mistake, this is a hell of a tie. …
Liverpool’s Defence is Great – Until We Get Some Injuries

Liverpool’s Defence is Great – Until We Get Some Injuries

It’s been a pretty good start to the season for Liverpool Football Club, all things considered. The Reds currently sit as outright leaders at the top of the Premier League, they remain unbeaten and they have just secured qualification to the knockout stages of the Champions League despite an overwhelming amount of pressure being placed on their decisive group stage match against Napoli. And to top it all off, Jürgen Klopp seems to have answered his last critics by steadying …
Destiny Defying Alisson Writes His Own Script

Destiny Defying Alisson Writes His Own Script

You could write the script. It really was that predictable. Liverpool had been banging on the door all night, creating a good chance after good chance against a Napoli side that was there for the taking. Even as the time ticked away and it became abundantly clear that Liverpool’s only chance of going through on the night was to win 1-0, as the time to score two more goals had all but run out, still the Reds carved open Napoli, …
Key Stats as Salah seals European progression for Liverpool

Key Stats as Salah seals European progression for Liverpool

You've got me on key stats for this one folk, I apologise. I'm not smart, handsome or nuanced as Tom but I'll do my best to leave you interested. I checked with Gags over whether I could do statistics on the percentage of Alisson's hair follicles that are perfectly placed (99.87%) or how many times I felt my arse cheeks clench during the game (28), but he told me he'd prefer stuff that relates to the football a little more, …
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