Youngsters Pose Food for Thought for Klopp After Derby Masterclass

Youngsters Pose Food for Thought for Klopp After Derby Masterclass

We all knew that widespread changes were likely for Liverpool's FA Cup tie with Everton, and that's exactly what we got. Mass hysteria greeted Klopp's team selection ahead of kick-off at Anfield, with many on social media questioning why more senior players hadn't been included alongside the likes of Curtis Jones, Neco Williams, Harvey Elliott, Nat Phillips and Pedro Chirivella. However, they need not have worried. After a scrappy first half, Liverpool's young guns came out firing on all cylinders …
Jurgen Klopp on Dejan Lovren's injury against RB Salzburg

Jurgen Klopp on Dejan Lovren's injury against RB Salzburg

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is hopeful that Dejan Lovren's injury relapse against RB Salzburg in the Champions League will not be the start of a long-term concern. Lovren, once again, had to be replaced by Joe Gomez in Tuesday night's impressive 2-0 win for The Reds in Austria. The Croatian defender was also substituted in the first half of Liverpool's 3-0 victory at Bournemouth on Saturday. On Tuesday, Lovren was passed fit to start against RB Salzburg and he put …
Liverpool Power Into Last 16 After Salzburg Win

Liverpool Power Into Last 16 After Salzburg Win

Liverpool advanced to the last sixteen of the UEFA Champions League as Group E winners after a 2-0 victory away to Salzburg tonight. Two goals in two second half minutes from Naby Keita and Mohamed Salah sufficed for the defending Champions in a game where the final score flattered Jesse Marsch's hosts. Salzburg had an opportunity to progress themselves with a win and this informed their early tactics as they went for the jugular from the kick off. Takumi Minamino, …
Dejan Lovren injury update

Dejan Lovren injury update

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp doesn't believe Dejan Lovren's injury will keep the Croatian international centre-back out for too long. Lovren has proved to be a steady replacement for the injured Joel Matip who is not expected back for another couple of weeks at least. In the 3-0 win at Bournemouth on Saturday, Lovren went off in the first half under the guidance of the physio team - Lovren himself wanted to play on until half-time and have it assessed then. …
Liverpool 5-2 Everton: Key Stats as Reds send Blues crashing into bottom three

Liverpool 5-2 Everton: Key Stats as Reds send Blues crashing into bottom three

Recently the Merseyside Derby has proven an almost excruciatingly tense encounter, decided by fine margins. But not here. This time Liverpool laid bare the gulf in quality, powering five goals past Jordan Pickford and piling the misery on their neighbours. Klopp left supporters stunned by ringing the changes, but even with the hosts at approximately 50% strength Everton were outmuscled. Their two goals are an inconvenience for Liverpool and scant solace for their supporters, who trudged home all-too-aware that the …
Player Ratings as Liverpool stick five past the Ev

Player Ratings as Liverpool stick five past the Ev

There are holes to pick that performance and a nagging concern that Liverpool's defensive lapses will eventually lead to some dropped league points, but the day we stop beating our rivals 5-2 is the day we pack it all in. Divock Origi loves a big game, Sadio Mane is a magician and Everton are really bad are my main takeaways, and here are my ratings. Snide, silly errors and more from the defence Adrian (6): Not giving him too much blame …
Origi Haunts Everton Again As Liverpool Win Derby

Origi Haunts Everton Again As Liverpool Win Derby

Liverpool restored their lead at the top of the Premier League table to eight points with a 5-2 Merseyside win over Everton at Anfield. A brace from Divock Origi and further goals from Sadio Mane, Georginio Wijnaldum and Xherdan Shaqiri gave the much changed Reds the win in a flowing game of football. The victory was the 100th in the Premier League reign of Jurgen Klopp in his 159th game as the manager of the European Champions. Everton, tactically braver …
Liverpool 1-1 Napoli: A Tactical Breakdown

Liverpool 1-1 Napoli: A Tactical Breakdown

Carlo Ancelotti's Napoli are a formidable force. Last season, they were an Alisson save away from knocking Liverpool out of the Champions League in the group stages. They were also one of the few teams to utterly outplay Liverpool over the course of last season, as they won 1-0 at the San Paolo stadium, a result that was rather kind to Liverpool. Both Liverpool and Napoli entered this game not quite at their best level, with Napoli enduring issues off …
Liverpool 1-1 Napoli: Observations as Reds made to wait for qualification

Liverpool 1-1 Napoli: Observations as Reds made to wait for qualification

In frustratingly typical fashion, Liverpool are doing it the hard way. The holders must navigate their way through what promises to be a nervy decider in Salzburg after a missed opportunity on home soil. The chance to rest players, with progression as group winners secured, in the midst of a gruelling succession of fixtures would have been a godsend for Jurgen Klopp. But it was a tame performance against Napoli, who increasingly have the feel of a bogey team, and …
Player ratings as Liverpool miss out against Napoli

Player ratings as Liverpool miss out against Napoli

Liverpool are left needing to do a job in Austria on Matchday Six after only managing a draw at home to Napoli on Wednesday evening. With Virgil van Dijk left on the floor, hurt in the centre of the pitch, Dejan Lovren was left to defend a two-on-one as Dries Mertens fired the Italian side ahead. Lovren was the one to pull the Reds level with a second-half header, that was all it to be though as Klopp's men failed …
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