Player Ratings as scratchy Reds win 4-1 to make Champions League semi

Player Ratings as scratchy Reds win 4-1 to make Champions League semi

How did that end 4-1? Well, you could argue Liverpool outclassed Porto in both penalty areas, and thoroughly deserved that result. And you'd be able to present a justifiable argument. But for large parts of that game, it just didn't look like Liverpool were going to win 4-1. Sadio Mané put the Reds on their way with a VAR-overturned goal, after the referee had initially disallowed it for offside. Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Virgil van Dijk put the gloss …
Liverpool v FC Porto - Can Porto provide a tougher test this time around?

Liverpool v FC Porto - Can Porto provide a tougher test this time around?

The Details   Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP) Date & Time - Tuesday, March 9th 2019 @ 20:00 Current Odds - Liverpool 1/4, Draw 17/4, FC Porto 10/1 Form Liverpool Form It's a beautiful sight. Once again, Liverpool are stringing wins together and looking like they may just reach the standards they set back in the first half of the season. The win over FC Bayern in their last Champions League item was just what The Reds needed …
Liverpool’s Long Goodbyes

Liverpool’s Long Goodbyes

One of these days summer will actually come. It may feel like we’ll be forever chasing City, one point behind, in a perpetual spring where the temperature never climbs above frigid. But the calendar is in-fact progressing. We know that we’re not stuck in a time-warp because Joe Gomez and Oxlade Chamberlain are apparently ready for action. Some morning soon you’ll actually look out the window and see the sun and it will be time to consider Liverpool’s summer signings, …
Durability A Key Factor In Liverpool's Success

Durability A Key Factor In Liverpool's Success

When you look at Liverpool’s success so far this season, one of the key reasons that the team has played consistently well is the lack of injuries to key players. Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold aside, of Liverpool’s main starting XI (or starting X plus one if we’re being fair), nobody has picked up anything more than a minor niggle this season. And some would say that in that respect, Liverpool have been very lucky. Going through the team, there …
Bayern Munich v Liverpool Preview - All to play for as Liverpool chase away goal in Munich

Bayern Munich v Liverpool Preview - All to play for as Liverpool chase away goal in Munich

The Details   Venue - Allianz Arena, Munich Referee - Daniele Orsato (ITA) Date & Time - Wednesday, March 13th 2019 @ 20:00 Current Odds - FC Bayern 11/10, Draw 27/10, Liverpool 13/5 Form FC Bayern Form Bayern Munich have clawed their way back to the top of the Bundesliga at the expense of Borussia Dortmund. The 0-0 draw at Anfield was the only one of their last seven games in all competitions which they have failed to win. A quick look at their …
Under-appreciated Trent Becoming A Key Player For Klopp

Under-appreciated Trent Becoming A Key Player For Klopp

A lot has been made of the fact that Joe Gomez has been out injured for Liverpool this season – and the impact that that has on Liverpool’s defence. But comparatively, not as much has been made of the impact of losing Trent Alexander-Arnold for a period of time – with Trent missing six of Liverpool’s last eleven games through two injuries and making his return as a sub against Bournemouth. So how much impact does Trent have on the …
Jurgen Klopp gives latest injury update ahead of FC Bayern clash

Jurgen Klopp gives latest injury update ahead of FC Bayern clash

Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp says that Gini Wijnaldum are progressing well but The Reds' boss is still dependant on minute-by-minute reports on the availability of Dejan Lovren. At such a late stage, this surely means that even if Lovren is passed fit for selection he will most likely not be starting against Robert Lewandowski and co. Klopp was asked for the latest update by Liverpool's official site, Liverpoolfc.com. The former Borussia Dortmund boss already has to cope with the absence of …
Does Fabinho at centre back actually make sense?

Does Fabinho at centre back actually make sense?

It's starting to really get to the crunch period of the season for Liverpool. The next batch of fixtures see the Reds come up against the German powerhouse that is Bayern Munich in the Champions League before a pivotal trip to Old Trafford to face a resurgent Manchester United side in a potential title-deciding Premier League clash. Perhaps not the best time to be in the midst of an injury crisis that has taken out a number of players - …
Mentality, mettle, mistakes and Liverpool

Mentality, mettle, mistakes and Liverpool

Liverpool never seem to do things the easy way. The 2005 Champions League victory was a prime example, from the dramatic late Steven Gerrard goal against Olympiakos to ensure qualification from the group stages to the nerve-wracking win over Chelsea in the semi-final. We all know the emotional rollercoaster that was the incredible penalty shoot-out success against AC Milan. Over the past three decades, we’ve seen defeat snatched from the jaws of victory and success usually come in the most …
Liverpool FC and their treatment of youth players

Liverpool FC and their treatment of youth players

The way that Liverpool treat their young players is interesting to me. They seem to fall into two groups under Klopp, and it’s curious to see how Klopp treats, and has treated, both young players and the loan system that they fit into. Take for example, Trent Alexander-Arnold. His meteoric rise may have been accelerated because of an injury to Nathaniel Clyne before the start of the 17/18 season, but it was always clear that Jürgen Klopp intended for Trent …
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