By the Numbers: Robertson vs Tsimikas

By the Numbers: Robertson vs Tsimikas

Little did we know an Alberto Moreno ankle injury during a 7-0 win over Spartak Moscow would turn out to be the best thing to ever happen to Liverpool's left flank. Moreno's ankle injury made way for ex-Hull City man Andrew Robertson, who quickly impressed, and continued impressing, and eventually just took Moreno's job flat-out. Robertson's crazy pressing, endless running, and enthusiastic hustle made him a fan favourite with Liverpool fans. Since Moreno's injury in January 2018, Robertson's starting role …
Ajax v Liverpool - The Champions League Preview

Ajax v Liverpool - The Champions League Preview

Liverpool come into this game needing a point to qualify for the next phase of the Champions League. Both wins against Rangers were as expected, but it was the Reds' home win against Ajax which has allowed them a chance to qualify with a game to spare. Napoli are one of the form teams in Europe, and to need something from their final group game (at home to Napoli) is undesirable at best. With a dreadful weekend loss at Nottingham …
Can Jurgen Klopp Recover From This Slump

Can Jurgen Klopp Recover From This Slump

When Jurgen Klopp joined Liverpool, I think it was only he and Carlo Ancelotti that were in the running for the Anfield hot seat. In appointing the big German, we made the absolute right call, and his talents suited our needs perfectly. A fallen giant needed massive overhaul, and the playing staff needed a fearless leader to take them to the top. In the 7 years that have passed we have enjoyed unbelievable success, and just as many near misses. …
Gradually, then suddenly...

Gradually, then suddenly...

“How did you go bankrupt?" Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly.” Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises, 1926. As with bankruptcy so with football. So with Liverpool. This season feels “suddenly”. It feels all at once. It feels unexpected. This team just four months ago were very close to a quadruple. They then deservedly won the Community Shield in what seemed like an important proof-point that we were ready for the season. Gradually But this was also the team that didn’t win …
Fabinho & A Lack Of Midfield Support

Fabinho & A Lack Of Midfield Support

Like a bolt from the blue, Fabinho arrived for £40m from Monaco. It was a deal that none of the so called ITK’s saw coming, and it was a move that the Reds' midfield desperately needed. Not since Javier Mascherano had Liverpool been able to field an elite CDM, but in Fabinho that wrong had been emphatically righted. His signing came alongside that of Alisson Becker, and it was a strong summer after their first Champions League loss under Jurgen …
Rangers 1 - 7 Liverpool - CL Man Of The Match

Rangers 1 - 7 Liverpool - CL Man Of The Match

Man Of The Match Roberto Firmino Was clinical, smart in possession, and the assist for Darwin was just what the Uruguayan needed before he came off. Looked comfortable in the 10 after a slow start by the reds, and was the conduit for all good things in the final third. His work and intelligence was clear for all to see, and he took his goals very well. Will surely be starting on Sunday, and another performance like this one can …
Can Jurgen Klopp Build Another Great Liverpool Team

Can Jurgen Klopp Build Another Great Liverpool Team

When Jurgen Klopp arrived at Borussia Dortmund, the remit was to increase stability and ensure survival within the German Bundesliga. Vast funds were not apparent, therefore smart recruiting and elite coaching were the key facets that saw tremendous success follow. That time period of approximately 7 years, saw many of the team (those that weren’t poached by Europes wealthy clubs) peak and begin to regress, indicating the need for new blood. Klopp’s final season at Dortmund was an undeniably difficult …
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. …
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