Match Report: City Triumph in Wembley Shootout over Liverpool

Match Report: City Triumph in Wembley Shootout over Liverpool

A Gabriel Jesus penalty condemned Liverpool to a 5-4 penalty shoot-out defeat to Manchester City at Wembley. Goals from Raheem Sterling and Joel Matip saw normal time finish 1-1 in an entertaining game, but one in which Liverpool could justifiably think that Lady Luck evaded them. In the second half, in particular, Liverpool -- with Mohamed Salah to the fore --  peppered Manchester City's goal with shots, but a combination of the goal frame, Kyle Walker acrobatics and Claudio Bravo …
Player Ratings as Liverpool Lose Community Shield on Penalties

Player Ratings as Liverpool Lose Community Shield on Penalties

Liverpool concluded their pre-season preparations with a penalty shootout defeat to reigning Premier League champions Manchester City in the Community Shield. After a poor first-half performance, the Reds looked by far the better team in the second and probably deserved to come away with the “trophy”. Liverpool fans should be optimistic about the season ahead after this one with many players yet to hit full fitness and Sadio Mane still to return. Alisson: 6 Unlucky with the Sterling goal. Had …
Gini Wijnaldum says Liverpool will look to bounce back with a win against Lyon

Gini Wijnaldum says Liverpool will look to bounce back with a win against Lyon

Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum has said that The Reds are looking to finish off their preseason schedule with a win over Lyon on Wednesday evening. Jurgen Klopp's charges have lost three of their last four summer friendlies with many fans and pundits alike concerned at the sluggish displays the team has given so far. When speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, Wijnaldum was asked if Liverpool would be battling for a confidence-boosting win against Lyon.
“That’s what we have to do. “It’s all …
Why another loan makes sense for Marko Grujic

Why another loan makes sense for Marko Grujic

When you’re in the 22-24-year age bracket as a footballer, you come to a crossroads. No longer a youth player able to bide your time and develop at a steady pace, there’s a growing awareness that the clock is ticking - you either cut it or you don’t. Where consecutive loan spells would usually spell trouble for such players - see Ryan Kent and Harry Wilson, both of whom face uncertain futures at Anfield with a reduced hope of ultimately …
Gini Wijnaldum discusses Reds' evolution under Jurgen Klopp

Gini Wijnaldum discusses Reds' evolution under Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum has been talking about how The Reds have 'evolved' under Jurgen Klopp's leadership in recent years. Klopp's Reds suffered only one Premier League defeat all season, finishing second on a club record total of 97 points. In Europe, Liverpool marched to their sixth European Cup success, defeating PSG, Napoli, FC Bayern, Barcelona and Spurs along the way. As reported on Liverpoolfc.com, Wijnaldum feels that this team can now win the tougher games after developing a very …
Madrid Can Be Mane’s Defining Moment

Madrid Can Be Mane’s Defining Moment

The legendary 4-0 win over Barcelona will be remembered for so many reasons by Liverpool supporters. The impact of Divock Origi and Gini Wijnaldum will rightly be at the top of the list when the game is looked back on in decades to come, following their heroic double apiece. Similarly, Trent Alexander-Arnold’s outrageous assist for Origi’s tie-clinching strike will go down in legend for its audacity and speed of thought. Alisson’s expertise in the Reds goal helped keep his side …
Liverpool's Redemption Song

Liverpool's Redemption Song

In the immediate aftermath of Liverpool’s heartbreaking defeat to Real Madrid in last year’s Champions League Final, Reds around the world could be forgiven if they were downbeat and disappointed. Liverpool had reignited its love affair with the Champions League in spectacular fashion, beating Porto, Manchester City, and Roma on the way to the Final in their first time back in the competition since 2009, only to see their dreams crushed in cruel fashion. Yet, while many supporters’ heads may …
Liverpool v Wolves Preview - One final step which *might* bring glory

Liverpool v Wolves Preview - One final step which *might* bring glory

The Details Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Martin Atkinson Date & Time - Sunday, May 12th @ 15:00 Current Odds - Liverpool 1/3, Draw 9/2, Wolves 13/2 Form Liverpool Form This Liverpool team continues to amaze us. During the week, Klopp's mighty Redmen defied all the odds to knock Barcelona out of the Champions League and set up another final - this time against Spurs in Madrid. Domestically, The Reds have still not given up the fight for a first …
Liverpool 4 Barcelona 0 - What happened?

Liverpool 4 Barcelona 0 - What happened? "Football"

What happened? “Football.” The one-word response from Jurgen Klopp somehow summed up yet another breathtaking night at Anfield. With the team missing three of its most vital performers in Mo Salah, Bobby Firmino and Naby Keita, the three goal deficit left for The Reds after the first leg was so insane that it somehow made us feel more confident. It was a set-up made for this crazy club. Who would the manager piece together to take on this herculean task? …
Key Stats As Reds Do The Impossible Against Barcelona

Key Stats As Reds Do The Impossible Against Barcelona

Honestly, where do you start with this one?! Liverpool are in the Champions League Final against all odds, having beaten Barcelona 4-0 at Anfield, to overturn a 3-0 first leg defeat and make it through 4-3 on aggregate. Even writing that sentence is maddening. So key stats eh? Unlikely Heroes – But Heroes They Are Looking at this Liverpool team, they only really have had three goal-scorers all season, and they were stripped of two of them for this game. …
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