Liverpool 3 - 1 Manchester City - Match Report

Liverpool 3 - 1 Manchester City - Match Report

Liverpool started this game with a desire to hunt anyone wearing blue, and the tempo was set from the first whistle. Salah was keen to drag Cancelo into wide and deep water, and the fullback didn’t know when to push on. An early chance was due to a great switch and great running from Mo, and he seemed destined to score today. The side netting stopped that early chance, but set all alarm bells ringing. Mo’s willingness to start wide …
Liverpool 3 - 1 Manchester City - The Community Shield Player Ratings

Liverpool 3 - 1 Manchester City - The Community Shield Player Ratings

Adrian - 7.5 Came in as a back up to the back up, and had a good performance, all things considered. This is the clubs training ground keeper, and his shot stopping throughout the game was solid. Maybe could have done better for the goal, but still a good outing for the popular Spaniard. Another trophy in a one off spectacle. Trent Alexander-Arnold - 8.0 He looks determined, prepared and ready to inflict maximum damage on the league. A great …
Darwin - Return Of The Number 9

Darwin - Return Of The Number 9

I wrote just prior to the RB Leipzig friendly how patience was required for all new players. I was keen to state how pre season is nothing more than the warm up to the season, and how we had to trust the process of integrating new arrivals. The match score (and more to the point, the scorers against RBL), surely ratify some of those thoughts, and it hasn’t take long for the negative comments to swing round to pure jubilation. …
Be Patient, The Best Is Yet To Come

Be Patient, The Best Is Yet To Come

When Andy Robertson signed from Hull City, it took nearly half a season for him to work his way into the first team of Liverpool. Albie Moreno was outperforming his expected levels, and the fact that Virgil Van Dijk was marshalling him, meant he was thriving at left back. Robbo was seen as a cheap option (compared to the inflated Ben Chilwell), and his signing didn’t move the needle much. His cost was basically recouped in its entirety, as Hull …
My First Liverpool Idols

My First Liverpool Idols

I was born 12th November, 1981. My very first array of visible LFC memories probably started in the early 90’s. There are a few snippets here and there prior to that, but the problematic period between Graham Souness leaving & Roy Evans taking over, is probably my first absolute batch of memories. I recall my brother and I had a 1992/93 squad photo in our room, the one with the manager front and centre. The most notable players (to me …
Joe Gomez & The Bigger Picture

Joe Gomez & The Bigger Picture

I recall the summer that Liverpool signed the likes of Jordan Henderson, Stewart Downing & Charlie Adam, they were also heavily linked with Blackburn Rovers starlet, Phil Jones. Jones would have been 18 years old back then, and I still recall the huge hype surrounding his massive potential. Back then, John Terry was probably the most well known English defender, and in the midst of a hugely successful Chelsea career. Jones was a dominant, imposing and talented central defender that …
My Struggles With Mental Health

My Struggles With Mental Health

I was planing to pen something all last year, away from my usual Liverpool and Premier League words. It was something I had mentioned to my kickboxing instructor & the gents at Anfield Index. With pre-season only just afoot, I hope this moment can offer something away from the norm, and be accepted (by the readers) for its merits. In a nutshell, my own past struggles with mental health is something I feel can offer assistance to others. We live …
What If It Is Harvey…

What If It Is Harvey…

The likelihood that Liverpool sign Jude Bellingham this summer is pretty remote. Players have left, and important regeneration players have come in. This window (and last) must still be deemed successful, and will help reshape the team going forward. If a deal were financially viable, Bellingham would be targeted without doubt. But the fact that Erling Haaland left this summer (for Manchester City), means Borussia Dortmund may stand their ground with Jude. At the start of last season (some 13 …
The Importance Of Naby Keita

The Importance Of Naby Keita

With a year remaining on Naby Keïta’s current Liverpool deal, a decision must now be made on the future of the gifted Guinean. After a somewhat staggered first few years, last season he showed himself to be of the required level that the Reds' midfielders need. Regardless of how you judged him prior to last season, his importance to the side last year cannot be overlooked. Every player has his loyal followers, and unfortunately just as many have the opposite. …
Imagine The Carnage

Imagine The Carnage

And just like that, all was well again. This Liverpool squad is still short of one more player, but a huge sigh of relief can now be breathed, as Mohamed Salah finally signed a new three year contract. The absolute details of that new detail are completely irrelevant to me, as the decision making of the club simply make it a deal that must suit all parties. A small portion of the fanbase became blinkered to the player that Mohamed …
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