Sterling has nobody to blame but himself...this time

Sterling has nobody to blame but himself...this time

Let's dispel a myth to begin with. The general consensus is that all Liverpool supporters detest Raheem Sterling, never forgiving him for the manner in which he left in 2015. That is well wide of the mark. I don't just speak for myself when I say I've got plenty of time for Sterling, even though he handled his exit badly after that depressing 2014/15 season. Not only a world-class footballer, the 24-year-old has done lots of good off the pitch …
Liverpool 2-1 Genk - Player Ratings as Reds go top of Champions League group

Liverpool 2-1 Genk - Player Ratings as Reds go top of Champions League group

It was not a vintage performance. It was far from a European night at Anfield that will be remembered for long. But, in the end, Liverpool got themselves a 2-1 win over Genk that put them top of Group E, and took a big step towards qualification for the Round of 16. Gini Wijnaldum's early goal was cancelled out by Mbwana Samatta's header just before half-time. But Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain stepped up to score the winner, and become the Reds' joint …
What now for Joe Gomez?

What now for Joe Gomez?

It seems very strange to say now, but it’s been nearly a year since Joe Gomez was Liverpool’s first choice centre-back. The 22-year-old had well and truly established himself as Virgil Van Dijk’s partner by this time last season, and he started 12 of Liverpool’s first 15 Premier League games last season, as well as four of the Reds’ five Champions League group stage matches. He was still being used rotationally as a right-back to rest Trent Alexander-Arnold, but there …
Liverpool 5-5 Arsenal (5-4 pens) - Player Ratings as Mini Mentality Monsters advance in League Cup

Liverpool 5-5 Arsenal (5-4 pens) - Player Ratings as Mini Mentality Monsters advance in League Cup

Well, where do we start? Arsenal scored five goals at Anfield. Liverpool had a bunch of kids and a few experienced men on the pitch. This should never have ended like it did for the Gunners, but it was a tribute to the mentality Jurgen Klopp has built at this club. Liverpool's mentality these days just does not allow them to give up, and it was an outstanding finish to what can only be described as a mad night at …
League Cup To Provide Liverpool Squad Players Big Chances

League Cup To Provide Liverpool Squad Players Big Chances

Let's face it, as fans priorities go the League Cup -- especially for a club like Liverpool -- is at the bottom of the pile. Ask any Reds supporter what they'd most like to win, the consensus, among 99% of those asked, would be the Premier League. Then, after the Champions League, the F.A. Cup and the Club World Cup, you'll find the *insert sponsor name* Cup. However, as the season enters a key phase for the European Champions you …
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 …
Why can't you play like that every week, Dejan?

Why can't you play like that every week, Dejan?

I'm sure I wasn't the only one who grimaced, groaned, groaned and flailed when I heard that Dejan Lovren was starting on Saturday. Not only because... Well, he's Dejan Lovren, but because he was to come up against a striker in Jamie Vardy that has a brilliant goal scoring record against the Reds and has also given Lovren many torrid times over recent years. "Why not Joe Gomez?", I cried at the radio as I made my way towards Anfield. …
Liverpool's Money Factory

Liverpool's Money Factory

Liverpool sold academy striker Bobby Duncan to Fiorentina after the Serie A side made an offer to sign the 18-year-old permanently. The Reds will reputedly pocket €2million upfront with a 20% sell-on fee for the former Manchester City underage player. Duncan wasn't the only player out the Anfield exit door on European Transfer Deadline Day. Ryan Kent joined Rangers -- who he spent last season on loan at -- for a fee in the region of £7,000,000. The English duo's …
Joel Matip's impressive start to 2019/20

Joel Matip's impressive start to 2019/20

Liverpool’s win over Arsenal last weekend included several star performers in Jurgen Klopp’s side. Mo Salah was back to his very best as he scored two goals – one of which will be a contender for Goal of the Month, even if Sky Sports’ commentary failed to provide suitable audio commentary to the goal. Virgil van Dijk, Roberto Firmino and Fabinho all performed at the high standards we have come to expect over the last two seasons. Van Dijk was …
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