Tony Evans: The Pantspissers Have Been Squealing

Tony Evans: The Pantspissers Have Been Squealing

The football authorities have developed this unhappy knack of taking something special and ruining it. Generally, it’s in pursuit of money. The World Cup is a perfect example. Switching focus from the domestic season to a tournament and back again in a six-week period doesn’t work. In a World Cup summer, the season ends, there’s space to readjust before international competition begins and a similar process happens between the final and the new league campaign. There’s a sense of completion …
What To Expect From Our World Cup Reds

What To Expect From Our World Cup Reds

Sunday afternoon sees the 2022 World Cup kick off, with Qatar due to face Ecuador in the tournament opener. With this unprecedented mid-season break now fully underway, it gives a moment to look at the Liverpool players who will be participating in the most controversial of competitions. Below I’ll be detailing the players with their affiliated countries, as well as some key notes to be aware of. Brazil Alisson Becker - 57 caps / 0 goals (yet) There seems to …
Why Liverpool could sign Declan Rice in January

Why Liverpool could sign Declan Rice in January

The first phase of this enthralling Premier League season is now in the dust, and ridiculously, the World Cup in Qatar begins this coming Sunday. This whole international competition is a complete farce, from the moment the destination was announced, until the moment it ends. It’ll bring controversy, injuries, upset and fatigue. Yet the mid-season stop (in many ways) helps Liverpool to recalibrate their own campaign and presents them with an opportunity to get one or two deals over the …
Ibrahima Konate: The Present and Future of Liverpool's Defence

Ibrahima Konate: The Present and Future of Liverpool's Defence

Sometimes, all you need is one individual to make a huge difference in a struggling season. When it comes to selecting Liverpool's best and most important player, the same four or five names will always be bandied around. Alisson leads from the back and is unrivalled in his position in the world, the same applies to Virgil van Dijk despite an iffy campaign to date, while Mo Salah could now be one of the Reds' three greatest players of all …
Lessons Learned in the Reds' Victory Over Spurs

Lessons Learned in the Reds' Victory Over Spurs

A vital three points was obtained at the Spurs stadium, as Liverpool breathed some new life into a faltering league campaign. All the headlines were naturally grabbed by Mo Salah, as a ninth goal in eight games ensured the Reds at least kept the top 4 within their sites. There were a few other standouts from the game that it was impossible to ignore as the penultimate league match before the World Cup saw all three points return to Anfield. …
Tottenham 1 - 2 Liverpool  - Premier League Player Ratings

Tottenham 1 - 2 Liverpool - Premier League Player Ratings

Starting XI Alisson Becker - 7.0 Looked a little shaky on 15 mins as Spurs exploded with two chances, but did enough to keep the ball out. Was steady enough barring that. Had to make some good saves to keep the Reds in the game, and could do little about the Kane goal. Trent Alexander Arnold - 6.0 A brilliant cross field ball to Nunez set the trend for Trent, on the ball anyway. He struggled with quick paced attacks …
The Ibrahima Konate Effect

The Ibrahima Konate Effect

The summer before last saw Liverpool pay £34m for Ibrahima Konate, securing his services from German outfit RB Leipzig. The season prior had seen Liverpool‘s central defence end the season with Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams in the first team, as they scrambled for Champions League qualification. That season had seen Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip, all succumb to long-term injuries. This also came after the sale of Dejan Lovren. Lovren was not replaced that summer, and …
Liverpool 2 - 0 Napoli - The Champions League Post-Mortem

Liverpool 2 - 0 Napoli - The Champions League Post-Mortem

With the group stages of this year’s Champions League drawing to a close, the Reds managed to ignore recent form and put together a very solid performance. Napoli arrived with a very strong side, and a clear intention to be the first Italian club to win all 6 group games in the European Cup. Luciano Spalletti selected a very strong side, despite being guaranteed a spot in the last 16th, and in turn Liverpool themselves went strong. It’s difficult to …
Liverpool 2 - 0 Napoli - Champions League Man Of The Match

Liverpool 2 - 0 Napoli - Champions League Man Of The Match

Man Of The Match Ibrahima Konate This was a giant return for the formidable defender. He took on the challenge posed by the brilliant Osimhen, and matched him stride for stride. He was dominant, aggressive, fast paced, and effective in carrying out the ball. The team needs this player, and his towering presence allowed the perfect Virgil partner to excel. He gave great coverage to Trent and was rarely caught out of position. It must be said, Thiago had a …
Liverpool 2 - 0 Napoli - Champions League Player Ratings

Liverpool 2 - 0 Napoli - Champions League Player Ratings

Starting XI Alisson Becker - 7.0 Was maybe a consideration to come out, but his importance in keeping his team in games is clear. Very little to do, except for the odd pot shot in the opening half. Trent Alexander-Arnold - 7.0 Was surprisingly taken off against Leeds. Was tested by a pacy attack, and was pretty reserved in his attacking play. Was assured defensively with a clear intent to cover his zone. A solid game. Subbed - 86 mins …
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