Why Jadon Sancho is Liverpool's Next Step Forward

Why Jadon Sancho is Liverpool's Next Step Forward

Last week, this writer published a piece exploring how it is practically impossible to upgrade on this Liverpool team. Which, obviously, would make this piece seem slightly obtuse: why should the Reds pursue a very expensive winger if it won’t actually upgrade them? Well, despite currently being un-upgradeable: the best team in the world, reigning champions of Europe and the world, not to mention champions elect of England, there is always a way forward in football. Standing still, even when …
Gini Wijnaldum: The real MVP of this Liverpool team

Gini Wijnaldum: The real MVP of this Liverpool team

If pressed to name Liverpool’s most important player, a case could be made for a number of the team. Virgil van Dijk and Alisson are often at the top of the pile, Fabinho entered the conversation after his dominant performances earlier on in the campaign while Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane can all make a claim to be Jurgen Klopp’s MVP. The latest name on that evergrowing list is Trent Alexander-Arnold. The young right-back is the creator-in-chief for …
Youngsters Pose Food for Thought for Klopp After Derby Masterclass

Youngsters Pose Food for Thought for Klopp After Derby Masterclass

We all knew that widespread changes were likely for Liverpool's FA Cup tie with Everton, and that's exactly what we got. Mass hysteria greeted Klopp's team selection ahead of kick-off at Anfield, with many on social media questioning why more senior players hadn't been included alongside the likes of Curtis Jones, Neco Williams, Harvey Elliott, Nat Phillips and Pedro Chirivella. However, they need not have worried. After a scrappy first half, Liverpool's young guns came out firing on all cylinders …
Liverpool 1-0 Everton: Who Was Boy of the Match?

Liverpool 1-0 Everton: Who Was Boy of the Match?

Even against a Liverpool team with an average age of 8 years old, Everton still could not find a way to win at Anfield. That old Shankly quote about the Liverpool reserves being the second best team on Merseyside has never been more relevant than it is today. The Reds move into the 4th round of the FA Cup, despite Klopp’s best efforts, and continue their incredible run of form at home. In goal, Adrian had a lot more to …
Liverpool 1-0 Wolves - Player Ratings as Reds grind out another Anfield win

Liverpool 1-0 Wolves - Player Ratings as Reds grind out another Anfield win

Of course, the talk will be about VAR. But Liverpool have just won their 18th Premier League game out of  19 this season. They've gone back to 13 points atop the Premier League, after Sadio Mane's first-half goal sealed a 1-0 win over a plucky Wolves side at Anfield. Here's how each player fared for the Reds. Alisson Becker - 7/10 He had one save to make, after an inexplicable Van Dijk error set Jota free. Alisson made that save. …
Dominant Liverpool Hunt Foxes

Dominant Liverpool Hunt Foxes

Liverpool opened up a thirteen point lead at the top of the Premier League table with a 4-0 way away to second placed Leicester City. A brace from Roberto Firmino, a James Milner penalty and a Trent Alexander Arnold goal crowned a performance of complete dominance, with the Reds imperiously lording over Brendan Rodgers' Foxes. After travelling back from Club World Cup commitments in Doha, there was a school of thought that the European Champions -- who had to endure …
Leicester 0-4 Liverpool: As The Reds Dismantle The Foxes

Leicester 0-4 Liverpool: As The Reds Dismantle The Foxes

Before the match, both Jurgen Klopp and Brendan Rodgers refused to talk about what this match meant as to the title race. Maybe they both knew what was coming because no one watching this game would have pegged it as a title decider. The gulf in class between Liverpool and Leicester was immense, and the scoreline reflected it. There can be no doubt now that the Reds are the best side in the world and that the Premier League title …
Tactical analysis: Henderson's new role in absence of Fabinho

Tactical analysis: Henderson's new role in absence of Fabinho

By Reece Chambers When Liverpool signed Fabinho from AS Monaco in July 2018 for an estimated £40million, there was a degree of uncertainty as to what he would bring to Jurgen Klopp’s team.  He had previously played at right-back and centre midfield for Monaco, and did so to great avail, as he helped his side reach the UEFA Champions League semi-final. But with a scarce international career with Brazil, many fans were left to speculate what he would provide at …
Player Ratings as Liverpool are crowned Champions of the World

Player Ratings as Liverpool are crowned Champions of the World

Well it wasn’t easy, but Liverpool are Champions of the World for the first time in their history. It was far from a stellar performance, but once again the Reds did enough to get the victory.  Now, let’s see how each player performed individually. Alisson - 6 A few poor passes and didn’t look as assured on the ball as usual. However, he made a couple of important saves. Alexander-Arnold - 6 Got caught out a couple of times defensively …
Monterrey 1-2 Liverpool: Who Was Man of the Match?

Monterrey 1-2 Liverpool: Who Was Man of the Match?

Liverpool progress to the final of the Club World Cup after a far from convincing 2-1 win over Monterrey. The Reds left it late once again, but Roberto Firmino’s injury-time goal was enough to clinch the victory following Naby Keita’s opener and Funes Mori’s leveller. The team selected to start the game was unorthodox, to say the least, which showed in the performance. It was always going to be difficult with so many out injured or rested, all that mattered …
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