Divock Origi: One of the most curious LFC careers

Divock Origi: One of the most curious LFC careers

Most Liverpool careers are easy to define. Some are legendary figures who reach world-class levels for the Reds, some are great servants who rarely let the team down and others are disaster areas, to name just a few examples. It is often simple to fit an individual into a certain category, using their back catalogue of performances as a perfect way to gauge them, but then there's someone like Divock Origi. It looks highly likely that the Belgian will move …
Is Donyell Malen the answer?

Is Donyell Malen the answer?

Liverpool have already addressed a key deficiency in their squad depth with the signing of Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig. But their next priority, even ahead of a replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum, must be recruiting a quality, versatile forward. With the Africa Cup of Nations set to begin on 9 January 2022, the Reds could be without Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane for a full month of the season. Liverpool can't hope to simply 'survive' that period by assembling a …
Burnley 0-3 Liverpool: Observations as Reds close in on commendable salvage job

Burnley 0-3 Liverpool: Observations as Reds close in on commendable salvage job

Tuesday night's undesirable scoreline at Stamford Bridge raised the prospect of goal difference proving decisive, yet that seemed like a problem for Sunday. For this fixture - a midweek trip to Burnley, whose reputation as feather-ruffling traditionalists precedes them and who were sure to be buoyed by the return of spectators - the assignment was to win by any means. I joked in the build-up that Nat Phillips might have to channel the energy of Ragnar Klavan and come up …
Liverpool Keep Champions League Hopes Alive With Old Trafford Win

Liverpool Keep Champions League Hopes Alive With Old Trafford Win

Liverpool kept their Champions League qualification hopes alive with a 4-2 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford. Chelsea losing at home to Arsenal last night boosted the Reds' chances of a top-four finish, provided they kept their good form alive and they duly obliged with a superb performance. A brace from Roberto Firmino and further goals from Diogo Jota and Mohamed Salah sealed the win, a margin which could have been bigger if it wasn't for more VAR controversy. …
Much Maligned Firmino Missed In UnIntense Liverpool Loss

Much Maligned Firmino Missed In UnIntense Liverpool Loss

Let's face it, Roberto Firmino -- at least in front of goal -- has regressed as a player over the course of the last two seasons. From a record high 0f 15 Premier League goals in the 2017/2018 season, the Brazilian's numbers have steadily dropped and he finds himself on eight league goals this season, the same figure he registered last term. Of course, anyone familiar with the Brazilian internationals game knows that his on-field role is about much more …
Liverpool Fall To Record Fifth Home Defeat In A Row in Chelsea Loss

Liverpool Fall To Record Fifth Home Defeat In A Row in Chelsea Loss

Liverpool fell to club-record fifth consecutive Premier League home defeat with a 1-0 loss to Chelsea at Anfield. Mason Mount's first-half goal separated the teams in a result that could well prove a hammer blow to the Reds' Champions League qualification prospects. Controversy ensued when Jurgen Klopp replaced Mohamed Salah late on, despite the Egyptian looking like the host's best chance of manufacturing a goal, with Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino -- both of whose performances were well below their …
Liverpool's New Shape

Liverpool's New Shape

To put it bluntly, Liverpool dominated Sheffield United. In previous games against the Blades, it’s been a struggle and the Reds have needed to dig deep to eke out wins. This game wasn’t like that, though. It finished 2-0 but it could’ve easily have been 5-0. In fact, it probably should’ve been.  Jurgen Klopp, to the surprise of many, didn’t make any changes to his midfield or attack. There had been rumblings in the build-up that Fabinho and Diogo Jota …
Laboured Liverpool Fall To Anfield Defeat To Everton

Laboured Liverpool Fall To Anfield Defeat To Everton

Liverpool fell to their first Anfield Merseyside derby league defeat to Everton since 1999 after a 2-0 reversal against their neighbours. The loss means the defending champions have now lost four home league games on the spin. Goals from Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurðsson condemned the Reds to defeat after an insipid, lifeless performance from the hosts. Injuries and VAR controversy -- the two banes of Liverpool's season -- reared their ugly heads again with Jordan Henderson being forced off with …
Set Piece Toothlessness Hindering Liverpool After Defensive Injury Nightmare

Set Piece Toothlessness Hindering Liverpool After Defensive Injury Nightmare

Liverpool's defensive injury crisis has hindered them in so many ways this season. Losing Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, and Joel Matip has obviously hamstrung the defending champions in defence, not that you would necessarily know it from the goals conceded column. The break glass in case of emergency defenders -- Fabinho and Jordan Henderson -- have coped admirably with their new tasks and Liverpool, on the whole, have been solid at the back. The 7-2 evisceration at Villa Park, …
Tactical Breakdown: West Ham 1-3 Liverpool

Tactical Breakdown: West Ham 1-3 Liverpool

Liverpool travelled to the London Stadium buoyed by a brilliant performance against Spurs. However, David Moyes' West Ham side have proven this season they can vie with the best, and hope to challenge for European qualification at the end of the season. West Ham lined up in a 4-2-3-1 shape. Michail Antonio led the line, supported primarily by Said Benrahma who would help create a front two when out of possession. Jarrod Bowen also contributed offensively, moving up in the …
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