Observations as Liverpool Surge into Champions League Semi-Finals

Observations as Liverpool Surge into Champions League Semi-Finals

Liverpool battled from behind at The Etihad to record a 2-1 win in the second-leg of the Champions League quarter-final, taking one step closer to Kiev. A goal inside two minutes set the pulses racing as Manchester City came out all guns play, with Liverpool unable to string any momentum together in an attempt to gain some respite. There was an element of luck involved in ensuring the score-line remained just 1-0 as Leroy Sane saw his goal wiped out …
An Ode to Liverpool's Flying Full-Backs

An Ode to Liverpool's Flying Full-Backs

It's been a remarkable season for Liverpool, who are likely to secure consecutive Champions League qualifications since 2007-08/08-09 and have had a fantastic run in the Champions League thus far. Instead of merely consolidating the club's top four position, there have been clear signs of improvement and development across both the club and the squad. Two areas, in particular, have been addressed, to most supporters' surprise, with minimal transfer expenditure: the full-back positions. After a season on the substitution bench, …
Manchester City v Liverpool Preview - Depleted Reds to Get the Job Done

Manchester City v Liverpool Preview - Depleted Reds to Get the Job Done

The Details   Venue - Etihad Stadium, Manchester Referee - Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP) Date & Time - Tuesday, April 10th 2018 @ 19:45 BST Current Odds - Manchester City 4/9, Draw 15/4, Liverpool 5/1 Form Manchester City Form City have had a disappointing week. Defeat at Anfield was followed by a failure to win the title at home to United on Saturday evening. It will be very interesting to see how this team reacts on Tuesday night when they have to overturn …
Observations as the Derby Ends in a Drab Stalemate

Observations as the Derby Ends in a Drab Stalemate

The Merseyside Derby ended in yet another dull stalemate as Liverpool and Everton played out a 0-0 draw. The result ensured that Liverpool stayed in the top 3 as they look forward to the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals. The 'put-together' line up With one eye on the Champions League, and the mounting injury concerns meant that there was a real struggle putting together a cohesive lineup. The line up had the returning Clyne start for the first …
Everton 0 - 0 Liverpool: Derby Day Stalemate at Goodison

Everton 0 - 0 Liverpool: Derby Day Stalemate at Goodison

The Details Date: 7/4/2018 Venue: Goodison Park, Liverpool Background Due to Liverpool's progression in this season's Champions League, today's derby took a little step down in the list of priorities for Klopp and his team. The Reds made five changes with a view to protecting the full-strength eleven for Tuesday night's game at the Etihad. That's not to say, however, that Liverpool did not still put a strong team out, a team that should be able to challenge for all three points …
Player Ratings as Liverpool's Undefeated Derby Streak Continues

Player Ratings as Liverpool's Undefeated Derby Streak Continues

"Need someone to do the post-match player ratings" was the request from AI's supremo Gags Tandon. "Great!", I thought; after wallopping City, Liverpool look like they can trounce any team in the world right now, and this will be my chance to dish 10 ratings all round for perhaps the greatest derby mauling of all time. How wrong I was. As I watched the game, I saw sparks and flickers of something, as Liverpool had the ball, but ultimately, Everton …
Observations as Klopp Reigns Supreme Over Hodgson

Observations as Klopp Reigns Supreme Over Hodgson

Liverpool managed to overcome a first-half deficit against bogey team Crystal Palace to take the three points at Selhurst Park after goals from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah turned the tie on its head. Here are the observations from the match. Why Always Me? If Liverpool were going to find a winner against Palace in the dying embers of the match, who else would be the man to get it other than Mohamed Salah? The Egyptian showed tremendous composure to …
Gomez Injury Leaves The Door Wide Open At Right Back Amid Crucial Run

Gomez Injury Leaves The Door Wide Open At Right Back Amid Crucial Run

International breaks are the bane of every football fans' existence. They mark a drab period bereft of football, entertaining football at least, in which clubs are left to sweat over the fitness of their star players amid a crucial league run. Thankfully for Liverpool, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and the in-form Andrew Robertson all came through unscathed alongside a number of other first teamers. However, there was one casualty as Joe Gomez faces up to four weeks out with an …
How Does Klopp Juggle Liverpool’s Huge Upcoming Games?

How Does Klopp Juggle Liverpool’s Huge Upcoming Games?

The international break has been and gone, and we can all get back to enjoying proper football again. As March slowly turns to April, Liverpool’s season is alive and kicking, with the Premier League and Champions League promising some great occasions in the coming weeks. Looking at the short-term outlook over the next two weeks, the Reds have four gigantic meetings on the horizon. First, they head to Crystal Palace for a tricky test on Saturday lunchtime, before hosting Man …
Don't Look Now - The Reds are Coming!

Don't Look Now - The Reds are Coming!

On the recent Molby on the Spot podcast on AI Pro, Trev Downey discussed the recent feel-good factor at Anfield with ex-professional and Liverpool legend Jan Molby. Trev asked Molby if he had ever scored a no-look goal or a performed a no-look pass:
"I think I might have done a no-look pass without it ever being fashionable in the days we played. I guess we did have a couple of, you know games, where you are just completely in …
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