Everton 2-2 Liverpool: Who Was Man of the Match?

Everton 2-2 Liverpool: Who Was Man of the Match?

Where do you even start with that one? Quite simply the single worst refereeing performance in the entire VAR era. Liverpool robbed of 3 points at Goodison Park after a truly abhorrent display from the officials. Not only that, but the vile behaviour of the Everton players throughout the game looks to have inflicted serious injuries on two of best players, Virgil van Dijk and Thiago. However, despite absolutely everything going in the Blues’ favour and with their best team in decades, our unbeaten …
Everton 2-2 Liverpool: Player Ratings as VAR drama denies Reds a derby win

Everton 2-2 Liverpool: Player Ratings as VAR drama denies Reds a derby win

Liverpool drew 2-2 with Everton at Goodison Park, after a dramatic final few minutes, which saw Jordan Henderson's would-be winner cancelled out by VAR for offside. Sadio Mane gave the Reds an early lead, which was soon pegged back by Michael Keane. Mo Salah put the Reds back in front in the second half, but Dominic Calvert-Lewin brought Everton back level for a second time. Mané set up Henderson for what would have been the winner, but Liverpool were denied …
Player Ratings as Klopp keeps his balls off the table

Player Ratings as Klopp keeps his balls off the table

Training's cancelled on Tuesday, sorry lads. Klopp's got to go and attend a maths lesson, in order to learn that 1 win and 1 loss = 3 points, whereas 2 draws = 2 points. Honestly, I understand the conservatism to an extent but we had Everton. We had them. Forget the second half for a moment, in the first 45 we had two or three excellent chances, they didn't have a shot on target. They were bullied, pegged back and …
Key Stats As Stuttering Liverpool Limp To A 0-0 Against Man United

Key Stats As Stuttering Liverpool Limp To A 0-0 Against Man United

Liverpool’s title challenge withstood another blow, just about, as the Reds were held to a goalless draw at Old Trafford. But what were the key stats from a pretty bleak afternoon at the home of our biggest rivals? Goals Guaranteed? Liverpool’s attack stuttered to a halt, producing their worst attacking performance of the season – their lowest xG with 0.38. Liverpool created zero big chances, with five of their seven shots coming from set-pieces, only four shots inside the box, …
A Strange But Abject Game - Liverpool 0-0 Man United

A Strange But Abject Game - Liverpool 0-0 Man United

Liverpool were held to a goalless draw at Old Trafford after an absolutely abject attacking display saw them fail to break down a depleted Manchester United side. The Reds started as the better side away from home, with an indirect free-kick inside a couple of minutes after De Gea was forced to handle a back-pass under pressure from Bobby Firmino, and Joël Matip was able to win his side a free-kick just outside the box with a rampaging run. Both …
Player Ratings as injuries dominate proceedings at Old Trafford

Player Ratings as injuries dominate proceedings at Old Trafford

That was absolutely rubbish. Up there with the most tedious of Liverpool display's I've seen in years. Yes, fair enough, we may end up looking back at Manchester United 0-0 Liverpool and hailing it as a 'good point', but in the context of the 90 minutes it was turgid. United forced into more tactical reshuffles via injuries (3) than the Reds had shots on target (1). A performance devoid of inspiration, creativity and most importantly, goals. Here's your ratings. Forgive …
Fabinho orchestrates and Shaqiri sparks: Observations as Liverpool sink United

Fabinho orchestrates and Shaqiri sparks: Observations as Liverpool sink United

Liverpool polished off Manchester United in a 3-1 win at Anfield to regain their place at the top of the Premier League. The Reds got off to a scintillating start, setting a high tempo right from the off to push the opposition straight onto the backfoot after Sadio Mane capitalised on a tremendous lofted through-ball from Fabinho. However, all their dominance was soon undone by a horror moment from Alisson, who spilt Romelu Lukaku's timed cross to gift Jesse Lingard an …
Powercube puts two past DeGea as Reds Rock United

Powercube puts two past DeGea as Reds Rock United

Is Sadio Mané a player who is unaware just how close he is to greatness? Or, is he a player that thinks he's far better than he actually is? Sadio Stunner Regardless, Liverpool's left-winger was a difference maker against Manchester United in the first half. With Bobby Firmino unable to unlock the small gaps in United's stacked back line and Salah lost in a forest of navy shirts, Mané was finding space to run in behind. And, in the 24th …
Player Ratings as Shaqiri steals the show

Player Ratings as Shaqiri steals the show

“Don’t sack Mourinho, don’t sack Mourinho...” Not at all a shabby Sunday. Three goals and three points for the Reds, back to top of the league to conclude a brilliant week. We’ll worry about Wolves away tomorrow, but for now let us enjoy the delights of a first league win over Manchester United since 2014. Let’s rate some players too. Alisson fumbles Alisson Becker (5): Hate to give him a 5/10 but he does cost a goal. More than made …
Origasm at Anfield as the bar plays the star

Origasm at Anfield as the bar plays the star

Finally Fabinho… but that’s not what we’re here to discuss. Undefeated, still on City’s tail and five clear of Chelsea. Suddenly six clear of Arsenal and Tottenham and United are lost in the wilderness but that’s just a side note for now. Mané is miserable. Mo is getting mauled and Firmino is as false as we’ve ever seen him but these are problems for another day. We’ve allowed a league  low 5 goals in 14 matches through the brilliant triumvirate …
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