Time For Gini Wijnaldum To Be Unleashed

Time For Gini Wijnaldum To Be Unleashed

Remember the player we all thought we were getting when Gini Wijnaldum signed for Liverpool two years ago? It was a transfer that came out of left field, with the Dutchman rarely linked with a move before becoming the seventh permanent signing of Jurgen Klopp's reign. Wijnaldum had blown hot and cold at Newcastle United, with some Magpies fans critical of his limp, almost disinterested performances away from St James' Park, but his attacking quality was undeniable. During the one …
Observations from Liverpool 3-1 Torino: A great ghost and an old problem

Observations from Liverpool 3-1 Torino: A great ghost and an old problem

Liverpool wrapped up their preseason slate in a match marking the Anfield debut for Alisson, Fabinho, Keita and Shaqiri. Alisson allowed his first goal while Fabinho made a surprise appearance at centre-back. Keita had a largely unremarkable evening, while Shaqiri came on at the break and helped put the punctuation mark on the night with his beautifully lofted cross for Sturridge’s header to make it 3-1. Despite another convincing performance five sleeps before the season opener there were some intriguing …
Liverpool 5-0 Napoli: Player Ratings as Liverpool humble Napoli

Liverpool 5-0 Napoli: Player Ratings as Liverpool humble Napoli

Liverpool laid down a marker with the new season on the immediate horizon as they thrashed Napoli 5-0 at the Aviva Stadium. James Milner, Georginio Wijnaldum, Mohamed Salah, Daniel Sturridge and Alberto Moreno were all on target for the rampant Reds in their penultimate pre-season friendly. Jurgen Klopp's side flew out of the blocks and built a lead which was never threatened, dictating the tempo throughout. Here's a look at how the 21 players fielded by Klopp fared in Dublin. …
Sturridge Steals The Show - Liverpool 5-0 Napoli

Sturridge Steals The Show - Liverpool 5-0 Napoli

Liverpool’s pre-season continued in fine fettle as the Reds put Napoli to the sword in Dublin for their penultimate match. The 5-0 rout featured five different scorers, as Milner, Wijnaldum, Salah, Sturridge and Moreno piled the pain on the Italian side. Liverpool started as they meant to go on, 2-0 up inside ten minutes with Milner the key man. First, he rounded off a decent move between Keita and Mané after Clyne’s pressing won the ball high – Milner’s lashed …
Liverpool Aim For Hot August

Liverpool Aim For Hot August

Believe it or not, we are now less than nine days away from the start of Liverpool’s 2018/19 season. The close of the transfer window is a week away. August 4th is expected to be the last warm-up for the starters as the Reds face Napoli in Dublin. They then face Torino on the 7th at Anfield in what should be a final run-out for squad players. AND IT BEGINS The season begins on Merseyside against West Ham on August …
Player Ratings as Kiev proves one step too far for Liverpool

Player Ratings as Kiev proves one step too far for Liverpool

We'll always have the memories of this campaign, even if we haven't got the trophy. The travels, the songs, the goals. There will be greater words filled with more sorrow and dejection than that written in the days and weeks to come, but they're my sentiments to you Reds this evening. Here are the ratings from Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool. Nobody will feel worse than Karius Loris Karius (3): You've got to feel for the lad, regardless of your personal thoughts …
Forget Attack vs. Defence - Midfield Battle Holds The Key In Kiev

Forget Attack vs. Defence - Midfield Battle Holds The Key In Kiev

As the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid edges ever nearer, it is no surprise to see predictions being offered everywhere you look. When it comes to guessing how Saturday’s enormous match in Kiev will pan out, the general consensus is that it will be both sides’ vibrant attacks attempting to dismantle a couple of suspect defences. While there is definite truth in this, with the Reds and Los Blancos famed for possessing world-class attacking talent, it is …
Time For Liverpool To Prove Nice Guys Can Finish First

Time For Liverpool To Prove Nice Guys Can Finish First

Bias exists in football, there is no doubt about that. We all overly heap praise on the teams we support and the players we love, while those we dislike must do something magical to earn a similar level of adoration. One thing that has nothing to do with favouritism, however, is just what a likeable bunch of players Liverpool have nowadays. Sure, we will instantly warm to our own players more than Man United or Everton fans would, but even …
Observations as Liverpool Deliver Another Strong Message To Europe

Observations as Liverpool Deliver Another Strong Message To Europe

Two late goals for Roma may have taken the gloss off the scoreline, but they shouldn't take away from what was a truly special performance from Jurgen Klopp's side. Mohamed Salah made the biggest statement for Ballon d'Or imaginable, notching two world-class goals in the first-half to make yet another mark on Europe's elite competition. Sadio Mané and Roberto Firmino were also on the score-sheet, acting as a very suitable accompaniment in Liverpool's 5-2 win. One big step closer to …
Slack Reds Pegged Back In Share Of Spoils Against WBA

Slack Reds Pegged Back In Share Of Spoils Against WBA

Liverpool went to the Hawthorns and were pegged back by the basement team West Bromwich Albion, as the game ended in a 2-2 draw. Danny Ings and Mo Salah gave the Reds a comfortable 2-0 lead, but goals from Jake Livermore and Solomon Rondon gave Jurgen Klopp's boys a rude reality check. Starting XIs West Bromwich Albion: Ben Foster, Allan Nyom, Craig Dawson, Ahmed Hegazi, Kieran Gibbs, Jake Livermore, Chris Brunt, Matt Phillips, James McClean, Solomon Rondon, Jay Rodriguez Liverpool: …
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