Liverpool's Midfield - Still Not Consistent Enough

Liverpool's Midfield - Still Not Consistent Enough

Liverpool's unbeaten start in the league came to an end last week, which prompted old insecurities in the supporters. A lot of finger-pointing and scapegoating has taken place since. When the starting line-ups were announced there were only two ways it was going to go - the Reds don't lose, and nobody cares, or City beat us, and we all blame the midfield and Dejan Lovren. The Croatian is a topic for another day. I decided to look into how …
Dejan Lovren's deja vu

Dejan Lovren's deja vu

For many, Liverpool’s defeat to Manchester City must’ve felt like a rerun of a movie you’d seen plenty of times throughout the years. A midfield three lacking creativity, picked solely for their energy and experience of the system being deployed, was swarmed by counterparts possessing superior quality both on and off of the ball. The Reds lacked rhythm and their service to the front three was erratic at best as they struggled to string passes together and stamp their authority …
Observations as Liverpool lose their cloak of invincibility at the Etihad

Observations as Liverpool lose their cloak of invincibility at the Etihad

Well... That was a bit shit, wasn't it? Many of us went into the game praying that Liverpool don't lose tonight, and for large parts of the game, it seemed as though the players heard the prayers as Liverpool were largely in their shell. Liverpool needed an Aguero goal at the Etihad (for the zillionth time) to wake up from their slumber. Liverpool equalised with an exquisite move but lost out to a great goal from Sane. The key observations …
Manchester City 2-1 Liverpool: What went wrong?

Manchester City 2-1 Liverpool: What went wrong?

Liverpool have been beaten for the first time in the Premier League this season. It was closely-fought, but Manchester City, the ultimate in title rivals, were deserved winners. The Reds were punished for their first real defensive lapse late in the first half when Sergio Aguero lathered it past Alisson but managed to snatch an equaliser after raising their level just after the hour mark. Supporters may have dreamed of a glorious three points at that stage, but it was …
Reds stutter as superb City end the unbeaten run

Reds stutter as superb City end the unbeaten run

That Brexit midfield. That Dejan Lovren. Why? Just why? Liverpool finished second-best in all departments as they lost 2-1 to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium, and saw their lead at the top of the Premier League cut to four points, with seventeen games left to play. Leroy Sane scored the winner for City after Sergio Aguero's superb opener was cancelled out by Roberto Firmino. Liverpool can have no complaints, and from the off, City looked like the side with more …
Player Ratings as City beat Liverpool to close the gap

Player Ratings as City beat Liverpool to close the gap

Lots of talk about City’s injuries in the last few weeks and the difference there was that the Reds missed key defenders, whilst the hosts had Fernandinho back to deliver a Man of the Match performance. Liverpool have played better and worse his season, they’ll walk away rueing a potential Kompany red and the introduction of goal line technology. Most importantly, they still walk away with a four point lead. Ratings... A Lovren special Alisson (7): Can’t do anything about …
Penaltypool Returns! Reds, Refs Annihilate Arsenal 5-1

Penaltypool Returns! Reds, Refs Annihilate Arsenal 5-1

Spurs spursed! Tottenham tottenhamed! The Lillywhites 1-3 loss to Wolves was a glorious start to the day, leaving Liverpool with the potential to add distance between themselves and their wobbly pursuers. Would the rest of North London cooperate? Regardless of the early results, Liverpool was primed for a strong showing against Arsenal. These matches always entertain, and Jurgen Klopp had selected a strong side, giving little attention to the City tie on the horizon. The Reds started brightly, but in …
Liverpool 4-0 Newcastle United - Who was Man of the Match?

Liverpool 4-0 Newcastle United - Who was Man of the Match?

This Liverpool side is on to something special, isn't it? The Reds warmed up for a huge week ahead, with a routine 4-0 dispatching of Newcastle United at Anfield, and there were some strong individual performances throughout the pitch for the Reds. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson were fantastic throughout the game, with their energy on the flanks, supplementing all of Liverpool's attempts to bombard the Newcastle goal. Virgil van Dijk, who was the MOTM last time when the Reds …
Rafa feeling generous for Boxing Day 4-0 at Anfield

Rafa feeling generous for Boxing Day 4-0 at Anfield

Boxing Day. And with family in town in the form of Rafa Benitez. What would the old manager have in store for us? In days gone by, Boxing Day was reserved for tradesmen to collect "Christmas boxes" of money or presents as a reward for good service throughout the year. With Liverpool through the Champions League group stages, undefeated in the Premier League, leading the best English side assembled since The Invincibles by 4 points… there were plenty of Reds …
Player Ratings as Liverpool continue Christmas celebrations with 4-0 rout

Player Ratings as Liverpool continue Christmas celebrations with 4-0 rout

The Christmas festivities continued at Anfield as Liverpool sealed another routine win, their eighth straight league victory - to remain top of the table. It took some time for Klopp's side to get up to speed, probably carrying a hangover or two from the night before, but the players once again got the deed done, soaring to a 4-0 win against Newcastle. A sluggish start was met with numerous opportunities for Joselu to give the visitors an unlikely lead before …
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