Thankyou Arsenal

Thankyou Arsenal

In a period where life is still somewhat irregular, a little bit scary and often times frustrating, there is still the odd football moment that brings pure joy. Last weekend Liverpool entertained a visiting Arsenal side, and their young manager, Mikel Arteta. For Liverpool’s fanbase, the pre game was relaxed, and confidence was high. The Reds' injury list was manageable, and the match was very much something to look forward to, after the international break. Arsenal are often a team …
Liverpool  2 - 0 FC Porto - The Player Ratings

Liverpool 2 - 0 FC Porto - The Player Ratings

Alisson Becker - 7.0 A peaceful night's work for the giant Brazilian. Even with the odd moment (where things looked precarious), he offers limitless assurance. Neco Williams - 6.5 Some composure is required, as steady and dependable is what is needed to be Trent's deputy. Got caught out a few times, and against better opposition it could have been costly. As Liverpool started to dominate, he became more prominent. Kostas Tsimikas - 6.0 You could tell Virgil wasn’t next to …
Sadio Mane, his form and his contract situation

Sadio Mane, his form and his contract situation

Only Mohamed Salah has more goals than Sadio Mane in the Premier League this season.  A lot of people will - perhaps rightly - focus on Salah being the top scorer. But the fact Mane is amongst the goals this season should not be overlooked. For most wide forwards, a haul of 11 Premier League goals is decent. In fact, most would be more than happy with that sort of return.  But Mane had 40 goals across the previous two …
Should Kostas Tsimikas be a starter for Liverpool?

Should Kostas Tsimikas be a starter for Liverpool?

Kostas Tsimikas is going to give Jurgen Klopp a selection headache.  The Greece international impressed yet again against Arsenal as he extended his run of starts without conceding a goal to seven. In fact, Liverpool are yet to concede in a game Tsimikas has started.  The 25-year-old hasn’t put a foot wrong and many fans believe he should be a starter ahead of Andrew Robertson. The Scotland captain has had a few dodgy moments with his positioning and his end …
Tyler Morton - An Opportunity To Shine

Tyler Morton - An Opportunity To Shine

Robbie Fowler, Steve McManaman, Michael Owen, Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher and Trent Alexander Arnold all graduated through the Liverpool academy. The success of each is part of the clubs illustrious history, and it is always a joy to see homegrown talent succeed as Liverpool players. Within any historical football club, there are times when talent struggles to emerge due to the level of competition. There has been multiple false hopes in my lifetime, but there is still excitement when any …
Stan Collymore - What Could Have Been

Stan Collymore - What Could Have Been

When Ian Rush was past his prime as a Liverpool starter, it coincided with the emergence of the brilliant Robbie Fowler. The young striker (Fowler) exploded onto the scene with a flurry of goals. In the era of Roy Evans, it was still common place for teams to operate with two main strikers. Where the duo of Ian Rush and Peter Beardsley had been devastating, there became an urgent need to find the perfect partner for Robbie Fowler. At Nottingham …
What should Liverpool do with Neco Williams?

What should Liverpool do with Neco Williams?

The international break is an issue for two reasons: first, there’s no football for what feels like forever. Second, people start to judge players on what they’re doing for their national team and then complain that they aren’t replicating these performances at club level. It happened with Gini Wijnaldum and it is now happening with Neco Williams.  A lot of the time it is tied to output.  This player is scoring and assisting for their country, why aren’t they scoring …
What does Steven Gerrard have to do with Aston Villa to get the Liverpool job?

What does Steven Gerrard have to do with Aston Villa to get the Liverpool job?

That seems to be the question everyone has been asking since his appointment at Villa Park.  Some of the expectations being placed on him are over the top. People want him doing well with Villa in Europe, they want him pushing for the top six, doing well in domestic cups and taking scalps in the Premier League. Of course, all of that would be ideal. But I think we need to be realistic.  Villa have a good squad. They have …
What should Liverpool do with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain?

What should Liverpool do with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain?

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain really found his groove as a midfielder for Liverpool during the 2017/18 campaign. He was a whirlwind in the middle third and he seemed to thrive in the chaos created by Jurgen Klopp’s ultra-aggressive system.  If you think back to the games against Manchester City, he was the wildcard. Pep Guardiola loves to control everything on the pitch. They couldn’t deal with someone in the middle third who could accelerate and carry the ball the way that Oxlade-Chamberlain …
The Reds' Midfield Going Forward

The Reds' Midfield Going Forward

Standards have now become so high that any dropped points can lead to dismay within the Liverpool fanbase. After a draw at home to Brighton, and a loss to West Ham, Liverpool head into this weekend with a clear need to improve. The international window has (as always) brought back an array of injury concerns. The provisional team will almost pick itself, yet the indications of the starting line up are still encouraging. As Andy Robertson joins the injury list, …
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