Liverpool Pick Up European Away Win in Style

Liverpool Pick Up European Away Win in Style

Liverpool won their first Champions League group away game since 2017 with a 4-1 win away to Genk tonight. A brace from Alex Oxlade Chamberlain as well as goals for Sadio Mane and the returning Mohamed Salah sufficed for the Reds. Substitute Stephen Odey added a late consolation for the hosts, but the gulf in class between the two sides was evident throughout. Manager Jurgen Klopp elected to make five changes to the side that drew 1-1 at Old Trafford …
Player ratings as the Reds banish their away demons

Player ratings as the Reds banish their away demons

A first Champions League group stage away win in over two years (hello, Maribor) and Liverpool are assured of Champions League qualification if they can win their remaining two home matches, whilst they'll top the group if they could follow that up by beating Salzburg away. Two sublime goals from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain followed up by Mané and Salah netting made it four-nil to Jurgen Klopp's side tonight, before hosts Genk hit back with an avoidable late consolation (hello, Lovren). Here …
Liverpool 4-3 RB Salzburg - Player Ratings as Austrians give Reds a huge scare

Liverpool 4-3 RB Salzburg - Player Ratings as Austrians give Reds a huge scare

The European Champions have their title defence up and running again. Liverpool bounced back from their 2-0 defeat in Naples, with a 4-3 win over RB Salzburg at Anfield in what was a crazy game typified by an energetic Salzburg side who attacked with verve, and an uncharacteristically sloppy Liverpool side. Goals from Sadio Mane, Andy Robertson and Mo Salah put the Reds in command in the first half, but in 22 minutes either side of half-time, Salzburg came storming …
Liverpool Survive Scare in Anfield Goal Bonanza

Liverpool Survive Scare in Anfield Goal Bonanza

A Mohamed Salah brace and goals from Sadio Mané and Andrew Robertson saw Liverpool clinch a 4-3 win over Red Bull Salzburg in an Anfield goal bonanza. The defending champions raced into a three goal lead, thanks to goals from Mane, Robertson and Salah. But the Jesse Marsch coached Austrian side managed to claw the game back to 3-3 through goals from Hwang Hee Chan, Takumi Minamino and substitute Erling Haland. Salah broke the visitors hearts late on, however, with …
Napoli 2-0 Liverpool: What went wrong?

Napoli 2-0 Liverpool: What went wrong?

This is the second year in succession that I'm sitting down to ponder how Liverpool were beaten at the Stadio San Paolo, but the circumstances feel different. Last season, it was more or less a case of a wretched team performance, but on the whole the Reds turned in a decent display at this time, even if their attacking bluntness returned. They only had themselves to blame in 2018, yet this time around they can legitimately feel hard done by …
Player ratings as Reds fall again in Naples

Player ratings as Reds fall again in Naples

VAR. Going great, isn’t it? I honestly didn’t think we’d do particularly well tonight but I thought we’d at least have the VAR on our side after Saturday’s debacle.  Never mind. Chelsea on Saturday etc, we move on. Just one more thing before the ratings - Peter Walton is a big weirdo.  Adriannnnn, like Rocky! Adrian (8): That’s an amazing save, you know the one I mean. Genuinely, Roy of the Rovers stuff. Does his best with the penalty.  TAA …
Liverpool soar above Napoli to continue Champions League Run

Liverpool soar above Napoli to continue Champions League Run

This was Liverpool. Nail biting, mind boggling Liverpool. A night where their European fate hung in the balance, Jurgen Klopp's side flew to new heights as they soared to a 1-0 win and emerged into the knockout stages of the competition. In truth, this should've been a far healthier scoreline than it was. Sadio Mané missed a host of opportunities while Roberto Firmino remained off his best, struggling to string things together with the formidable Mohamed Salah. However, it could …
Paris 2-1 Liverpool: Reds out-gunned by Tuchel's stars

Paris 2-1 Liverpool: Reds out-gunned by Tuchel's stars

Despite the 2-1 scoreline, Liverpool weren't remotely close to staging a dramatic fightback in Paris as they left themselves with huge work to do in the Champions League. With goals from Juan Bernat and Neymar condemning the Reds to Matchday 5 defeat, Jurgen Klopp's men now must beat Napoli 1-0 or by two clear goals to advance into the last 16. That is of course, unless Red Star shock PSG in Serbia. James Milner's penalty just short of half-time gave …
Player ratings as Liverpool are punished in Paris

Player ratings as Liverpool are punished in Paris

Pretty much the whole lot of them can fuck off tonight, including the manager. You'll see that from the ratings. Liverpool lose in Paris and now we need to beat Napoli, more than likely by two goals, at Anfield on Matchday 6. It's do-able, but do you fancy keeping the likes of Mertens and Insigne quiet on the counter? I don't, is all. Anyway... Alisson clearly Liverpool's MOTM Alisson (8): Really good. Can do nothing about either goal, unlucky with …
Player ratings as Liverpool are bruised in Belgrade

Player ratings as Liverpool are bruised in Belgrade

That was embarrassing, wasn't it? Like, really embarrassing. Red Star 2-0 Liverpool and the sad thing was you knew it was over at 2-0. Couldn't tell you why really. The team has fight, they've displayed that already this season. There's quality going forward, they've proved that this season. But you knew. An off night, or a result that was coming? I'm throwing 3's and 4's out either way. Here are your ratings. Alisson does his best Pickford impression Alisson (5): How …
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