Limp Liverpool Mauled By City

Limp Liverpool Mauled By City

Liverpool's title party was brought to an abrupt end after they were walloped 4-0 by Manchester City at the Etihad. Goals from Kevin de Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden, and an Alex Oxlade Chamberlain own goal condemned the full-strength, yet at times shambolic Reds to a heavy defeat. Despite some good chances, the visitors -- many of whom looked to feeling the impact of their league winning celebrations -- fluffed several chances and the hosts capitalized on all their opportunities. …
Reflecting on August's error of judgement

Reflecting on August's error of judgement

"Part of me can't help but think that the side that beat us to win the league by a point have strengthened while we've stood still." That's what I tweeted on 7 August 2019. Manchester City had just broken the bank for a big-name full-back again, this time Juventus' Joao Cancelo. Earlier in the summer, they had brought in Rodri, a coveted 23-year-old who seemed set for a seamless transition into Pep Guardiola's purring midfield. On 27 July, I had …
Title-Winning Liverpool the Best for Decades

Title-Winning Liverpool the Best for Decades

Well they did it. It’s over. Liverpool were officially labelled Premier League Champions as Man City slipped up at Chelsea, losing 2-1 and giving Liverpool a 23 point lead with seven games to go. This is the first time in my lifetime I’ve seen Liverpool win the title and for many of you it’s likely either the first of your life or the first one you’re old enough to remember. And for me, this Liverpool team is unquestionably the best …
Liverpool's Wait Is Over

Liverpool's Wait Is Over

Finally, after what felt like an interminable wait, Liverpool Football Club are Champions of England once again. The Reds' 19th crown -- their first in the Premier League era -- is all the more impressive, given the club's recent boom and bust history; where a title challenge would inevitably be followed a season later by a calamitous collapse. The title tilt of 2001/2002 was followed by a meek 5th placed finish in 2002/2003, again owing to poor transfer market manoeuvring, …
Key stats as Liverpool put Palace to the sword

Key stats as Liverpool put Palace to the sword

Liverpool equalled their best win of the season and moved within one result of the Premier League title with a crushing 4-0 win over Crystal Palace at an empty Anfield. But what are the key stats from the best Liverpool performance in months? The Fab Factor This was some performance from Fabinho, who absolutely bossed the midfield, leading the way for this Liverpool win. His magnificent pass set away Salah for the game’s second goal, and his absolute worldie of …
Liverpool 4-0 Crystal Palace: Observations as Reds remind us why they're champions

Liverpool 4-0 Crystal Palace: Observations as Reds remind us why they're champions

109 days after Liverpool last won a game of football, you could almost be forgiven for forgetting just how mighty Jurgen Klopp's title brigade really is. But this masterful performance reminded us why the Reds are a mere speck in the distance in this Premier League title race. After a steady restart against Everton, Liverpool roared back to their best, and Crystal Palace were rendered their plaything. Liverpool set their own tempo in an empty Anfield The pace of most …
Liverpool 4-0 Crystal Palace: Who Was Man of the Match?

Liverpool 4-0 Crystal Palace: Who Was Man of the Match?

Liverpool moved within 2 points of the Premier League title with a resounding 4-0 win against Crystal Palace at Anfield. The Reds dominated proceedings from start to finish and made an in-form Eagles side look like they belonged in a different division. The victory means Manchester City must win at Stamford Bridge on the 25th of June to prevent Liverpool from being crowned champions before the two sides meet at the Etihad next week. In goal, Alisson may have had …
Player ratings as Liverpool go within a game of the league title

Player ratings as Liverpool go within a game of the league title

Now that's the Liverpool we know playing the football we love! Four-nil against Crystal Palace to send Hodgson back down the motorway scurrying. Three more points, leaving Liverpool two from the title and just a game away potentially, should Manchester City fail to beat Chelsea on Thursday night. Here's your ratings from Liverpool 4-0 Crystal Palace. Alexander-Arnold the standout defender Alisson (6): Very difficult to give him much more given Palace didn't have a touch in Liverpool's box. Seriously, the only …
Liverpool positive PR spin is actually a negative

Liverpool positive PR spin is actually a negative

Sometimes, the PR offensive used by the club to justify something can be a little tiring. In the aftermath of missing out on Timo Werner, journalists close to the club opted to use what would’ve been the total cost of the deal to bring the Germany international to Anfield as opposed to just the transfer fee.  In truth, the cost of a transfer should be known. It should be used like transfer fees are used so there’s a little more …
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 …
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