Liverpool 5-5 Arsenal (5-4 pens): Who was man of the match?

Liverpool 5-5 Arsenal (5-4 pens): Who was man of the match?

It may only have been a League Cup Round of 16 tie, but this will go down as a classic. Liverpool's youth contingent, above all local lad Curtis Jones, will remember for it for the rest of their still-nascent careers. Twice in this match Liverpool were dealt hammerblows - falling 4-2 behind in catastrophic fashion before Joe Willock's wondergoal threatened to render their valiant comeback meaningless. But evidently the relentlessness, the unwavering belief which characterises the first-team is pervasive. Virtually …
Shootout Success Sees Liverpool Into League Cup Last 8

Shootout Success Sees Liverpool Into League Cup Last 8

Liverpool booked their place in the Carabao Cup quarter finals after a 5-4 penalty shootout win settled their spectacular ten goal thriller with Arsenal. Young Irish goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher saved Dani Ceballos' spot kick -- the only penalty missed in the shootout -- and this gave fellow academy graduate Curtis Jones the opportunity to win the shootout with the final Reds penalty. The 19 year old Scouser, cool as a breeze, slotted low into the left corner past Emilliano Martinez …
Liverpool 5-5 Arsenal (5-4 pens) - Player Ratings as Mini Mentality Monsters advance in League Cup

Liverpool 5-5 Arsenal (5-4 pens) - Player Ratings as Mini Mentality Monsters advance in League Cup

Well, where do we start? Arsenal scored five goals at Anfield. Liverpool had a bunch of kids and a few experienced men on the pitch. This should never have ended like it did for the Gunners, but it was a tribute to the mentality Jurgen Klopp has built at this club. Liverpool's mentality these days just does not allow them to give up, and it was an outstanding finish to what can only be described as a mad night at …
Liverpool's Curtis Jones turns attention to League Cup chance on Wednesday

Liverpool's Curtis Jones turns attention to League Cup chance on Wednesday

Liverpool youngster Curtis Jones is confident of turning in another top performance when Arsenal visit Anfield in the Carabao Cup this week. Still three months shy of his 19th birthday, Jones is hoping to make his Anfield debut for the Liverpool first team. The young wide forward managed to pick up the man of the match award for his performance in The Reds' 2-0 win at MK Dons in the previous round of the League Cup.
What makes English wonderkid so special?

What makes English wonderkid so special?

There have been countless false dawns at Liverpool. Players tipped for greatness who ultimately fail to live up to the hype and fade into obscurity. Even those who do carve out a successful career in football regularly reach the heights promised. Suso is turning out for AC Milan, he’s been linked with Spurs and Barcelona but moves failed to materialise and he still calls the San Siro home. The Italian side are European royalty but they’re in decline.  Krisztián Németh …
Six games, 18 days: The period where Klopp's squad will be acutely assessed

Six games, 18 days: The period where Klopp's squad will be acutely assessed

Six games, 18 days. Forget the 100 per cent start to the new league season, this is the period where the bulk of Jurgen Klopp's squad will be put through the wringer. The European champions will barely have an opportunity to breathe once the team are reunited following the international break and the return to club football. Questions were raised over the manager's decision to not dip into the transfer market for fresh ammunition, and this will be the period …
Liverpool's academy now rivals their first-team

Liverpool's academy now rivals their first-team

The Liverpool academy used to be full of false hope.  For a period of time, fans had high hopes for the youngsters on the books. The ones who’d either carved out a reputation having impressed prior to their move to Merseyside or those boosted by what they eventually turn out to be according to Football Manager.  Ultimately, the Reds weren’t getting the most out of the time and money they put into their academy. Those tipped for greatness fizzled out. …
Reaction to Lallana Setback Shows Fans Are Out of Patience

Reaction to Lallana Setback Shows Fans Are Out of Patience

Adam Lallana's latest injury - a groin strain he picked up in England training - is only minor. It will be a cause of great frustration for the midfielder, who would have hoped to force his way back into starting contention for the Three Lions, but he should be back in action very soon. It is, then, a setback of very little significance for Liverpool, even as they prepare for three huge games in September. Even when fit, Lallana's prospects …
Why Liverpool Must Find Their Coutinho Replacement

Why Liverpool Must Find Their Coutinho Replacement

Liverpool’s pursuit of Nabil Fekir looks to be over (for the time being), and with it has come another question: do Liverpool currently have their optimal squad? Or should they return to the market once more, with the intent of finally replacing the man who formerly practised his magic at Anfield? Well, quite simply, yes. It might not be Fekir, nor might it be someone who will fit what Coutinho did immediately, but the Reds aren’t a complete team: at …
Observations as Liverpool hit five with Premier League season just a week away

Observations as Liverpool hit five with Premier League season just a week away

Liverpool surged past Napoli in a convincing 5-0 win on their penultimate game of pre-season, sparking fresh optimism for the season ahead. The Premier League kicks off in a weeks time and the Reds look fired up for it, delivering a high intensity, high energy game that saw James Milner, Gini Wijnaldum, Mo Salah Daniel Sturridge and Alberto Moreno on the scoresheet. Here are the observations from the match. Alisson impresses with accurate delivery It was the moment all Liverpool …
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