Time for Liverpool's Old Trafford hoodoo to end

Time for Liverpool's Old Trafford hoodoo to end

So, here we go again. Man United away. A fixture that has provided more misery than any other for Liverpool supporters over the past 25 years. The Reds return from the international break facing one of their biggest matches in any season, but this one has a different feel to it than many that have taken place before it. Jurgen Klopp's men will rock up to Old Trafford not only favourites to pick up all three points at the home …
Manchester United v Liverpool Preview - Epic clash ahead at Old Trafford

Manchester United v Liverpool Preview - Epic clash ahead at Old Trafford

The Details Venue - Old Trafford, Manchester Referee - Michael Oliver Date & Time - Sunday, February 24th @ 14:05 Current Odds - Manchester United 2/1, Draw 5/2, Liverpool 5/4 Form Manchester United Form Manchester United are enjoying a new lease of life under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Ever since Liverpool put the final nail in Jose Mourinho's United career-coffin in December, United's former striker has overseen a great upturn in form. Impressive league form, including a win away to Spurs when David De Gea …
Liverpool's Defence Is More Than VVD and Alisson

Liverpool's Defence Is More Than VVD and Alisson

It’s true that Virgil Van Dijk is the best centre-back in the league. It’s true that his impact on this Liverpool team has been absolutely tremendous, and it’s true that his signing is one of the best that Liverpool have made in years. Likewise, it’s true that buying Alisson Becker was an absolutely crucial piece of the puzzle. Alisson has magnified the issues that Liverpool’s previous keepers have made, immediately established himself as one of the league’s top shot-stoppers and …
Liverpool v Manchester United Preview - Red rivals clash at Anfield

Liverpool v Manchester United Preview - Red rivals clash at Anfield

The Details Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Martin Atkinson Date & Time - Sunday, December 16th @ 16:00 Current Odds - Liverpool 4/7, Draw 3/1, Manchester United 5/1 Form Liverpool Form Since that 2-1 defeat to PSG in France, The Reds have gone on to win their next four games, qualifying for the last 16 of the Champions League and going top of the Premier League table in the process. Things don't get much better as a Liverpool supporter. If you're not enjoying the ride, …
Discussion: The Rival Player I'd Have at Liverpool

Discussion: The Rival Player I'd Have at Liverpool

Personally, I love a hypothetical within the realms of football. They allow one to examine the possibilities and justify why their selection would be viable. Of course, these hypotheticals can border on the edges of insanity, almost irrelevance i.e. Which footballer would be able to the most kick-ups with a live chicken? (probably Leo Messi). However, some are cause for intrigue. Recently I was posed with a rather thought-provoking hypothetical, the answer to which would have been utterly disparate had …
Liverpool Fans - Enjoy the Ride!

Liverpool Fans - Enjoy the Ride!

We are four games into the season and have accumulated 12 points from a possible 12 points, yet the doom and gloom merchants are out in force, criticising Jurgen Klopp’s team selection, his use of substitutions, his timing of substitutions etc. Liverpool had played their first three games of the season with the same starting eleven. In the third game of the season against Brighton Liverpool looked leggy during the game. It was perhaps understandable why Liverpool had started that …
Premier League Goalkeepers: A Stats Analysis  - Alisson To The Rescue?

Premier League Goalkeepers: A Stats Analysis - Alisson To The Rescue?

The season is finally underway. The transfer window was shut early - Premier League clubs spent over 120 million pounds on goalkeepers, breaking the world record twice. Three of the top six will have new numbers ones in the coming season with Leno, Alisson and Kepa taking the place between the posts for Arsenal, LFC and Chelsea respectively. The market was so inflated that the Reds managed to sell our 25-year-old third choice keeper for 12 million pounds. Danny Ward …
Alisson Becker: A Statistical Analysis

Alisson Becker: A Statistical Analysis

Alisson is one of the most coveted goalkeepers in the world, but Liverpool's new number 1 is a relative newcomer to top-tier club football. What has set him apart from other top goalkeepers across the world? In AI's Transfer Committee podcast, @DanKennett collected and analysed a selection of goalkeeping statistics, illustrated in the graphic below. Whilst in AEyeScouted, Dave Hendrick, with Gags Tandon, discussed potential goalkeepers. Jan Oblak seemed Dave's first choice, although an upfront payment of £89m made this particular …
Alisson the latest addition for Big Money Reds

Alisson the latest addition for Big Money Reds

You awake on a secluded Sardinian beach to a warm Mediterranean breeze and gentle waves lapping at your feet. Your gorgeous wife flashes you a smile as she updates her Instagram. You glance out at your sailboat and notice a bottle has washed up on the shore. Shaking out the rolled up paper, you rub your eyes and squint at the handwriting... Get the ale in lad, and get yer bird ready. You're a Red now! We assume such a …
Win!

Win!

Though I know I'll never lose affection For people and things that went before I know I'll often stop and think about them In my life, I love you more Allow me to explain if you will. You’ll need coffee. Tissues optional. Heart necessary. Fortitude compulsory. If 2011 was the season that started me, this season could so simply have been the one that finished me. Back then, so many years ago, I became a father for the first time. …
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