“The worst game since the restart”… and why I couldn’t care less

“The worst game since the restart”… and why I couldn’t care less

Frustration, anguish, fits of anger and a bore draw, Liverpool may have returned to action in a less than stellar fashion… but I’m glad that it's back. The much anticipated return of the Merseyside derby may have ultimately delivered an anemic whistle instead of the earth shattering bang we had hoped for but it was a timely reminder of just how deep-rooted the emotional attachment to the Redmen truly is. Sat eagerly on our haunches for a three gruelling months, …
Key Stats from another goalless derby at Goodison

Key Stats from another goalless derby at Goodison

Liverpool were back in Premier League action for the first time in over three months and it was an absolutely rubbish game of football. A 0-0 draw at Goodison Park feels like a story we’ve heard before, and sadly Liverpool’s wait for the title will now extend beyond their home game against Crystal Palace on Wednesday as they dropped points for just the third time all season. The Lovren Effect Dejan Lovren replaced the injured Joël Matip with fifteen minutes …
Player ratings as Liverpool complete annual Goodison draw

Player ratings as Liverpool complete annual Goodison draw

The Premier League is well and truly back. Excitement at seeing Keita in the team, Milner picking up a needless yellow and Liverpool drawing 0-0 at Goodison Park. Almost like we never stopped, right? Admittedly not the best game ever for the neutral, Everton should have won truth be told. Still, we have an actual game of football to analyse, so let's get going with the ratings. Alisson dazzles Alisson Becker (8): If this game is played similarly three months ago, …
Lacklustre derby should reinvigorate lethargic Liverpool

Lacklustre derby should reinvigorate lethargic Liverpool

After waiting eagerly for 106 days for Liverpool to get back into action, the Merseyside derby was in all honesty quite a languid affair. The hype far outweighed the action, as Liverpool toiled but rarely troubled Everton, who had the better chances at Goodison Park, but the spoils were shared as Merseyside welcomed back Premier League football. There were positives to take on the short trip back to Anfield; Naby Keita looked incredibly sharp and was easily Liverpool's stand-out man. …
Liverpool Is Back! Sort of...

Liverpool Is Back! Sort of...

When the upcoming fixture list gets released, one of the biggest matches of the season is always Everton at Goodison Park. It is a match that carries great importance for the city and supporters of each side. As the first match back for both Liverpool and Everton since the Premier League shut down due to the coronavirus, the Merseyside Derby carried with it even more meaning this time around. As Jurgen Klopp has said, football is often the most important …
Liverpool's Mersey Misery Shows How Much We Miss Oxlade-Chamberlain

Liverpool's Mersey Misery Shows How Much We Miss Oxlade-Chamberlain

It was a frustrating afternoon at Goodison Park in the second Merseyside derby of the season as Liverpool stuttered to a goalless draw in what could turn out to be a pivotal result in the title race. The second half, in particular, was a bit of a cause for concern as the Reds struggled to make much of an impact on the game, and Klopp's substitutions certainly raised a few eyebrows. The introduction of James Milner and Adam Lallana in …
Key Stats As Liverpool Draw Another Blank - Liverpool 0-0 Everton

Key Stats As Liverpool Draw Another Blank - Liverpool 0-0 Everton

Liverpool were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw by Everton that dented their title hopes further and saw them slip behind City in the table. But what were the key stats from a disappointing performance at Goodison Park? Goodison Blues  Whilst Liverpool’s unbeaten record over the Blues remains intact, with Liverpool having not lost since Roy Hodgson travelled to Goodison in 2010, but nevertheless, they’ve now drawn six games at the home of Everton since that game, winning just twice. …
Observations as Liverpool Drop To Second in Merseyside Stalemate

Observations as Liverpool Drop To Second in Merseyside Stalemate

Although extending their unbeaten record against local rivals Everton, Liverpool missed the opportunity to return to the top of the Premier League table with another 0-0 stalemate, marking their third draw in the last five games in an afternoon marked by frustration. Much like their performance against Manchester United last weekend, this wasn't ninety minutes fuelled by the electric freneticism of a Jurgen Klopp side. Instead, such was Everton's impressively fast start, Liverpool had to ride out an early wave …
Liverpool Slip Up Again - Liverpool 0-0 Everton

Liverpool Slip Up Again - Liverpool 0-0 Everton

Liverpool’s grip on the Premier League title loosened again, as their fourth draw in six league games saw them slip behind Manchester City in the table with nine games left to play after another insipid performance saw them draw 0-0 with Everton at Goodison Park. Klopp’s side controlled the first half, with the midfield selection of Fabinho, Wijnaldum and Henderson designed to do just that. But for all of the control, there was very little cutting edge, and when Liverpool …
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 …