From Magic to Misery in Madrid

From Magic to Misery in Madrid

Eight and a half months ago, Liverpool Football Club and its supporters enjoyed one of the best nights of their lives at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid. The Reds bringing home the club’s sixth European Cup left everyone with memories to cherish for a lifetime. So, when the draw for the first knockout round of this season’s Champions League competition paired Liverpool with Atletico Madrid, many welcomed the chance to return to the scene of triumph and relive those great …
Main Mané: Why Sadio shouldn't be overlooked for Player of the Year

Main Mané: Why Sadio shouldn't be overlooked for Player of the Year

When Liverpool signed Sadio Mané back in 2016 for £34 million, many onlookers scoffed at the price tag. I must admit, although I didn't quite scoff, I was unsure if the Senegalese was worth the hefty investment. He looked like a promising player, but I wasn't sure if he'd have the desired impact at Anfield. Fast forward four years, and my scepticism couldn't have been more misplaced. Liverpool's number 10 started off well with a stunning debut goal against Arsenal …
Frustrating Liverpool Fall To Narrow Defeat In Madrid

Frustrating Liverpool Fall To Narrow Defeat In Madrid

Liverpool have it all to do in the second leg of their Champions League last 16 tie against Atletico Madrid after falling to a 1-0 defeat at the Wanda Metropolitana stadium.  An early Saul Niguez goal gave the hosts a victory borne out of defensive solidity and gamesmanship with the Reds unable to prize open their stubborn defence and, despite all their possession, work Jan Oblak. Much of the pre-game narrative centred around Liverpool’s strength from set pieces and Atletico’s …
Atletico Madrid 1-0 Liverpool - Player Ratings as Reds go down in Spain

Atletico Madrid 1-0 Liverpool - Player Ratings as Reds go down in Spain

Atletico Madrid. Peak Atletico Madrid. Early goal, defend for their lives, win cheap fouls, and the antics of Diego Simeone on the touchline. This is what we expected when the draw was made, that is what we got. Liverpool went down 1-0, after Saul Niguez's fourth-minute goal was followed by a scrappy game, that ended with the Reds having no shots on target. The return leg at Anfield on March 12, will now be spicy, with the Reds having it …
Norwich 0-1 Liverpool: Tactical Breakdown

Norwich 0-1 Liverpool: Tactical Breakdown

 "It's like a free shot tomorrow because we have to deliver in the following 11 games."
The comments of Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, epitomised what lies ahead for Liverpool FC. No team expects to beat Liverpool, but every single team craves to be the one that finally fells the mighty red behemoth. Liverpool, on a seemingly unstoppable charge towards an unprecedented flawless season. Nonetheless, amidst ghastly conditions, brought about by the menacingly destructive Storm Dennis, Liverpool travelled …
Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool Preview - Tight affair in store against Simeone's Atleti

Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool Preview - Tight affair in store against Simeone's Atleti

The Details   Venue - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid Referee - Szymon Marciniak (POL) Date & Time - Tuesday, February 18th 2020 @ 20:00 Current Odds - Atletico Madrid 23/10, Draw 5/2, Liverpool 23/20 _____________________________________________________________________ Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid... the one team most of us Reds fans wanted to avoid in the Champions League draw. Yet, here we are. Fate drew us the short straw and now Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool have a huge task ahead of them. However, Liverpool are European champions and …
Put Coutinho talk to bed, Liverpool's money is better spent elsewhere

Put Coutinho talk to bed, Liverpool's money is better spent elsewhere

Every time a transfer window has rolled around in the last two years, there a certain buzzwords that just keep cropping up. It's like Groundhog Day to an extent, with the same reoccurring themes. Some are more exciting than others, like Liverpool reportedly seeking out the services of Timo Werner, Jadon Sancho and possibly Julian Mbappe. But then some topics make it feel more like a reoccurring nightmare; namely the mention of the name of former number 10, Philippe Coutinho. …
Disciplined Oxlade-Chamberlain Hints At Future Liverpool Tactics

Disciplined Oxlade-Chamberlain Hints At Future Liverpool Tactics

When you think of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain at Liverpool, the word power quickly comes to mind. Formerly a winger, the English international -- after a couple of months settling into the demands of a Jurgen Klopp midfield -- made a big impact with the Reds in the opening months of 2018. Manchester City at home in the Champions League quarter final of 2018 was a brilliant exhibition of Oxlade-Chamberlain's skillset, fully highlighting his mix of powerful athleticism and technical refinement. An …
Why Liverpool Should Resist Any Coutinho Reunion

Why Liverpool Should Resist Any Coutinho Reunion

Liverpool should resist the temptation to sign Phillipe Coutinho next summer. According to reports in Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona will look to cut their losses on Coutinho in the next transfer window. Since the Brazilian's acrimonious £142M departure from Liverpool in January 2018, the 27 year old's switch to Barcelona has been nothing short of an unmitigated disaster. Struggling to fit into the tactical blueprint of the Nou Camp sides former manager, Ernesto Valverde, the attacking midfielder struggled to the …
Why Liverpool's best players are taken for granted

Why Liverpool's best players are taken for granted

Who is Liverpool’s best player? Who is Liverpool’s player of the season? Who is Liverpool’s most under-appreciated player? These are all questions that are probably impossible to answer in truth, to varying degrees. Everyone has their own opinions of course, as people are wont to do, but that doesn’t mean there’s a definitive or even consensus answer. I bring up these questions not to try to answer them, but because I want to highlight how some players can get more …
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