From Magic to Misery in Madrid

From Magic to Misery in Madrid

Eight and a half months ago, Liverpool Football Club and its supporters enjoyed one of the best nights of their lives at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid. The Reds bringing home the club’s sixth European Cup left everyone with memories to cherish for a lifetime. So, when the draw for the first knockout round of this season’s Champions League competition paired Liverpool with Atletico Madrid, many welcomed the chance to return to the scene of triumph and relive those great …
Frustrating Liverpool Fall To Narrow Defeat In Madrid

Frustrating Liverpool Fall To Narrow Defeat In Madrid

Liverpool have it all to do in the second leg of their Champions League last 16 tie against Atletico Madrid after falling to a 1-0 defeat at the Wanda Metropolitana stadium.  An early Saul Niguez goal gave the hosts a victory borne out of defensive solidity and gamesmanship with the Reds unable to prize open their stubborn defence and, despite all their possession, work Jan Oblak. Much of the pre-game narrative centred around Liverpool’s strength from set pieces and Atletico’s …
Atletico Madrid 1-0 Liverpool - Player Ratings as Reds go down in Spain

Atletico Madrid 1-0 Liverpool - Player Ratings as Reds go down in Spain

Atletico Madrid. Peak Atletico Madrid. Early goal, defend for their lives, win cheap fouls, and the antics of Diego Simeone on the touchline. This is what we expected when the draw was made, that is what we got. Liverpool went down 1-0, after Saul Niguez's fourth-minute goal was followed by a scrappy game, that ended with the Reds having no shots on target. The return leg at Anfield on March 12, will now be spicy, with the Reds having it …
Klopp Commitment Great News For Liverpool Youth

Klopp Commitment Great News For Liverpool Youth

Jurgen Klopp delighted the Liverpool fan base last month when the news broke that the German had signed a new contract to keep him tied to the club until 2024. After delivering a sixth Champions League success, a 97 point Premier League campaign and, as it stands,  on course to guide the Reds to a record breaking domestic campaign, the former Borussia Dortmund coach renewing his deal at Anfield is brilliant news for the present day. There will be a …
Gini Wijnaldum: The real MVP of this Liverpool team

Gini Wijnaldum: The real MVP of this Liverpool team

If pressed to name Liverpool’s most important player, a case could be made for a number of the team. Virgil van Dijk and Alisson are often at the top of the pile, Fabinho entered the conversation after his dominant performances earlier on in the campaign while Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane can all make a claim to be Jurgen Klopp’s MVP. The latest name on that evergrowing list is Trent Alexander-Arnold. The young right-back is the creator-in-chief for …
Minamino Signing Means New Liverpool Transfer Strategy

Minamino Signing Means New Liverpool Transfer Strategy

Pending a successful medical, Liverpool will sign Japan international Takumi Minamino from RB Salzburg in January. After impressing twice against the Reds in this season's Champions League group stage, the 24 year old will join £7.25M after the European Champions elected to trigger his paltry release clause. Capable of playing across the front three, off the striker or even as the most advanced central midfielder in a three, Minamino could well prove to be another shrewd piece of transfer business …
Red Bull Salzburg 0-2 Liverpool: Who Was Man of the Match?

Red Bull Salzburg 0-2 Liverpool: Who Was Man of the Match?

Liverpool are through to the last-16 of the Champions League as group winners after a 2-0 win away to Red Bull Salzburg. How only two goals were scored in the 90 minutes is anyone’s guess; on another day, Mo Salah alone would have had 5. Top of the Premier League and winning the Champions League group is a pretty perfect start to the season for the Reds. As for the individual performances, in goal Alisson had a very solid outing. …
Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and diving

Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and diving

Mohamed Salah just can’t win.  The Liverpool forward is accused by many of being a diver, some even go to the lengths of creating videos to highlight these dives when in reality they flag a number of fouls. The fact remains, however, he has wrongly received this tag that he’s unable to shake. And while it’s fans who push this narrative, it’s one that is heard across the world via social media.  Yet in the Champions League clash with Napoli, …
Return of the Shaq - and why it's good news for Liverpool

Return of the Shaq - and why it's good news for Liverpool

It's been a long time since we saw any meaningful contribution from Xherdan Shaqiri in a Liverpool shirt. In truth, it probably came in that memorable Champions League semi-final win over Barcelona at Anfield, when his beautiful curling cross was met by a thumping Gini Wijnaldum header to bring Liverpool level in the tie. The Alpine Messi has been hampered by a niggling injury to one of those enormous calves of his and has barely featured this season for Klopp's …
How would Steven Gerrard fit into Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool team?

How would Steven Gerrard fit into Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool team?

The international break does things to people. Without Liverpool to keep them occupied, the mind can wander. Random debates dominate social media and this time around it centres around Jordan Henderson and Steven Gerrard. Initially, the debate was around whether or not the current Liverpool skipper was a better captain than Gerrard. Opinions were offered and insults were traded but this sparked another conversation on where the former No.8 would play in this current team. The easy answer would be …
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