Barcelona defeat highlights Liverpool’s reliance on Firmino

Barcelona defeat highlights Liverpool’s reliance on Firmino

The Brazilian was sorely missed for the first 78 minutes versus Barcelona Wednesday night at Camp Nou didn’t go as planned, nor did it leave Kopites with much hope for the return leg at Anfield on Tuesday. But, if those connected with Liverpool are to learn anything from Wednesday night, it has to be the importance of Roberto Firmino. The Brazilian’s absence from the starting XI against Barcelona in the first-leg showed just how important he is in every aspect …
Newcastle United v Liverpool Preview - Tough game for Reds to bounce back

Newcastle United v Liverpool Preview - Tough game for Reds to bounce back

The Details Venue - St James' Park, Newcastle Referee - Andre Marriner Date & Time - Saturday, May 4th @ 19:45 Current Odds - Newcastle United 17/2, Draw 17/4, Liverpool 4/11 Form Newcastle United Form After a dreadful start to the season, waiting until November for their first win, Newcastle and Rafa Benitez have worked another miracle to climb to safety and protect their Premier League status for another season. Rafa loves the club and the Geordie fans love Rafa. …
Observations as Liverpool Delivered Hammer Blow But Fight Continues

Observations as Liverpool Delivered Hammer Blow But Fight Continues

Liverpool were dealt a crippling blow to their Champions League hopes, suffering a 3-0 defeat at Camp Nou after a seven minute spell from Lionel Messi. With it all to do at Anfield next week, Jurgen Klopp's men will have taken confidence from the fact that they created several chances to get on the scoresheet, but a better cutting edge will be required should they complete a remarkable turnaround. This was a night that was indicative of Lionel Messi’s quality. …
Barcelona v Liverpool Preview - Reds need to tame Messi to get anything from Camp Nou

Barcelona v Liverpool Preview - Reds need to tame Messi to get anything from Camp Nou

The Details   Venue - Camp Nou, Barcelona Date & Time - Tuesday, May 1st 2019 @ 20:00 Current Odds - Barcelona 8/11, Draw 3/1, Liverpool 10/3 Form Barcelona Form Barcelona clinched the LaLiga title on Saturday with a 1-0 win at home to Levante. Fittingly, it was the incredible Lionel Messi who scored the winner to give them their second league championship in a row. Ernesto Valverde's men have won their last four matches and conceded just one goal in their …
Liverpool v Huddersfield Town Preview - No time for complacency in title race

Liverpool v Huddersfield Town Preview - No time for complacency in title race

The Details Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Kevin Friend Date & Time - Friday, April 26th @ 20:00 Current Odds - Liverpool 1/14, Draw 10/1, Huddersfield Town 25/1 Form Liverpool Form Liverpool have now won their last 9 games in all competitions. Form is not a problem. Playing an already relegated Huddersfield Town team, Liverpool should be looking at all three points come 10pm on Friday. Three clean sheets in their last four games, makes for good reading for the …
Liverpool vs Huddersfield Preview - Potential Key Battles

Liverpool vs Huddersfield Preview - Potential Key Battles

Liverpool have three games left in their Premier League season and are bang in the thick of it, with three wins putting them on the brink of a historic Premier League title win. And whilst many have already assumed that the first of these wins will come at home to relegated Huddersfield, it would be foolish to write off the Terriers, who gave Liverpool a good game earlier in the season where Mo Salah scored the only goal. So what …
Under The Radar Liverpool Back Among The Elite

Under The Radar Liverpool Back Among The Elite

I wrote after Liverpool won comfortably at the Allianz Arena that the fact that nobody considered an impressive away win, and one of Liverpool’s most accomplished away European performances in years, arguably their best in a decade, as a big deal just demonstrates how far this Liverpool side has come. And here we are, another round of the Champions League has passed us by, and Liverpool are still in the competition, and comfortably so. There’s no doubt that Liverpool’s 4-1 …
FC Porto v Liverpool Preview - Reds to complete the job in Portugal

FC Porto v Liverpool Preview - Reds to complete the job in Portugal

The Details   Venue - Estadio do Dragao, Porto Referee - Danny Makkelie (NED) Date & Time - Wednesday, April 17th 2019 @ 20:00 Current Odds - FC Porto 14/5, Draw 5/2, Liverpool 11/10 Form FC Porto Form Porto are locked in an incredible race for the Portuguese Primeira Liga title with Benfica at the moment. Benfica are top on goal difference with both sides level on 72 points apiece with five games remaining. Sergio Conceicao's side has only lost three league …
Player Ratings as Reds pull off massive 2-0 win over Chelsea

Player Ratings as Reds pull off massive 2-0 win over Chelsea

What a massive win! Liverpool were definitely the better side as they beat Chelsea 2-0 at Anfield. Sadio Mane opened the scoring, before Mohamed Salah thundered in a long-ranger at the Kop End to double the lead. The Reds had a few nervy moments after being two goals up, when Eden Hazard hit the post once, and forced a save off Alisson, but post that, there were no worries for the Reds. Here's how each player fared. Alisson Becker - …
Liverpool v Chelsea Preview - Reds aim to avoid repeat of Chelsea slip-up

Liverpool v Chelsea Preview - Reds aim to avoid repeat of Chelsea slip-up

The Details Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Michael Oliver Date & Time - Sunday, April 14th @ 16:30 Current Odds - Liverpool 4/6, Draw 16/5, Chelsea 17/4 Form Liverpool Form Yes, this is more like it. Liverpool have won their last six games in a row in all competitions. This is the form needed to keep asking the questions of Manchester City in the Premier League title race. More importantly, the nature of some of those league wins was hugely …
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