Observations as Liverpool mark best ever tally from opening 12 games

Observations as Liverpool mark best ever tally from opening 12 games

Liverpool marched to a relatively routine 2-0 win against a labouring Fulham, regaining their spot at the top of the Premier League table with goals from Mohamed Salah and Xherdan Shaqiri. Once again, this wasn't a vintage performance from Klopp's side, with questions remaining about how the manager gets the very best out of his players to regain the fluidity of last season. 14 seconds makes all the difference Few would've predicted Fulham to be the ones to put the …
Liverpool 2-0 Fulham: Who was man of the match?

Liverpool 2-0 Fulham: Who was man of the match?

It wasn't the rout many would have hoped for given Fulham's near-historic defensive woes, but after the horrors of their trip to Belgrade, victory still brought sweet relief. In truth, Liverpool were happy to cruise into the international break once Mohamed Salah had fired them in front shortly before half-time, with Xherdan Shaqiri's subsequent strike giving them the breathing space they needed to comfortably see the game out. The Reds made it nine wins from their opening twelve, and they …
Has Gomez Eliminated LFC's Need For A Centre-Back?

Has Gomez Eliminated LFC's Need For A Centre-Back?

One of the benefits of the transfer window ending before the season started is that you can draw a more precise delineation between the opinions at the end of the window and those opinions a few weeks later. In previous years, the form of Joe Gomez would have muddied the waters of opinion before the end of August, but this season you can see his revelatory effect. A centre-back was one of the critical areas that a lot of Liverpool …
Salah Does It Again - Key Stats from Liverpool 2-0 Fulham

Salah Does It Again - Key Stats from Liverpool 2-0 Fulham

Liverpool once again did the job at Anfield, scoring either side of half-time to see off a spirited Fulham side 2-0 to move back to the top of the Premier League – for a few hours at least. But what were the key stats from another composed and professional win from the Reds?  Full-Backs The Key Men https://twitter.com/BassTunedToRed/status/1061610654233169922 As the above stat shows, Liverpool’s full-backs (Andy Robertson in particular) have been very crucial to the way that the Reds play. …
Another Composed Anfield Display As Liverpool Beat Fulham 2-0

Another Composed Anfield Display As Liverpool Beat Fulham 2-0

Liverpool took advantage of a controversial fifteen seconds to beat Fulham 2-0 at Anfield and move back to the top of the Premier League ahead of games for Chelsea and Manchester City. Despite the ropey nature of the first half and the question marks around their first goal, Liverpool were able to kill the game in the second half and see off a pretty average Fulham side. The home side started the game well, with Trent Alexander-Arnold rampaging down the …
Liverpool Player Ratings As They Fly Past Fulham

Liverpool Player Ratings As They Fly Past Fulham

Bar a blistering performance that led to taking Fulham apart 9-0, that was pretty much what Liverpool needed. Much more coherent than midweek, three points and a clean sheet. Mohamed Salah's breakaway goal set the Reds on their way, Xherdan Shaqiri's second-half strike completing a 2-0 win over the Cottagers. Here are your ratings. Alisson throws his cap on it... Alisson (10): What a man. Comes into the Premier League with that magnificent beard, completely owns the yellow goalie kit and …
Klopp's Midfield Merry-Go-Round Hurting LFC

Klopp's Midfield Merry-Go-Round Hurting LFC

Liverpool’s midfield has been a major point of contention so far this season. With Van Dijk and Joe Gomez forming a supreme central defensive partnership, Alisson looking like the best keeper LFC have had in years and the front three speaking for themselves, all of the major questions revolving around this team at the moment lie in the three in the middle of the park. Klopp has of course, dipped extensively into the transfer market to address this issue, with …
Jurgen Klopp's Substitution Strategy Stunts Progress

Jurgen Klopp's Substitution Strategy Stunts Progress

How quickly things change in the football world. In the week prior to Arsenal, we had put up 8 goals and stats were being passed around illustrating that Liverpool was scoring more, and defending far better.   Even the most nervous of Liverpool supporters were high-fiving each other and were generally excited about where we were headed. A very strange match ensued at the Emirates where everyone was outraged at Fabinho, who had been the hero days earlier.  The Henderson …
Time For Liverpool Fans to Panic? Not Just Yet

Time For Liverpool Fans to Panic? Not Just Yet

Anger, frustration and disbelief - just three words which capture mine and I am sure plenty of other Liverpool fans' emotions following our humiliating defeat to Red Star Belgrade. As unacceptable of a result and performance Tuesday night's display was, there was an air of inevitability about it. Let's be honest we haven't played well in the majority of our games this season. Only West Ham, PSG and Tottenham stand out as the exceptions which tell you things aren't quite …
It's Not All Doom and Gloom for Liverpool

It's Not All Doom and Gloom for Liverpool

After conceding a late goal at the Emirates, Jürgen Klopp and his side were resigned to leaving the capital with just one point. The general reaction so far has been one of negativity, largely down to the fact that anything but perfection just doesn't seem good enough - it's the effect that Manchester City have had on the other top 6 sides. As unconvincing as the Reds play has been at times this season, they still find themselves sitting pretty …
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