Fabinho orchestrates and Shaqiri sparks: Observations as Liverpool sink United

Fabinho orchestrates and Shaqiri sparks: Observations as Liverpool sink United

Liverpool polished off Manchester United in a 3-1 win at Anfield to regain their place at the top of the Premier League. The Reds got off to a scintillating start, setting a high tempo right from the off to push the opposition straight onto the backfoot after Sadio Mane capitalised on a tremendous lofted through-ball from Fabinho. However, all their dominance was soon undone by a horror moment from Alisson, who spilt Romelu Lukaku's timed cross to gift Jesse Lingard an …
Key Stats As Shaqiri Sends Liverpool Top

Key Stats As Shaqiri Sends Liverpool Top

Liverpool surged back to the top of the Premier League as they pulled off a superb 3-1 win against arch-rivals Manchester United at Anfield. But what were the key stats from a huge evening for the Reds, which sees them stay ahead of City and 19 points clear of their biggest rivals? Super-Sub Shaq Saves The Day Xherdan Shaqiri is increasingly becoming a hugely important impact player for Liverpool, scoring five goals and adding two assists in just 630 minutes …
Powercube puts two past DeGea as Reds Rock United

Powercube puts two past DeGea as Reds Rock United

Is Sadio Mané a player who is unaware just how close he is to greatness? Or, is he a player that thinks he's far better than he actually is? Sadio Stunner Regardless, Liverpool's left-winger was a difference maker against Manchester United in the first half. With Bobby Firmino unable to unlock the small gaps in United's stacked back line and Salah lost in a forest of navy shirts, Mané was finding space to run in behind. And, in the 24th …
Player Ratings as Shaqiri steals the show

Player Ratings as Shaqiri steals the show

“Don’t sack Mourinho, don’t sack Mourinho...” Not at all a shabby Sunday. Three goals and three points for the Reds, back to top of the league to conclude a brilliant week. We’ll worry about Wolves away tomorrow, but for now let us enjoy the delights of a first league win over Manchester United since 2014. Let’s rate some players too. Alisson fumbles Alisson Becker (5): Hate to give him a 5/10 but he does cost a goal. More than made …
Rivalries Within: Crossing Swords With Jose Mourinho

Rivalries Within: Crossing Swords With Jose Mourinho

Ask ten football fans: which is the world’s greatest football rivalry? You will get ten different answers – if not more. A Glaswegian may tell you that nothing is as fierce as the Old Firm Derby, Celtic vs Rangers, with its backdrop of simmering political and religious tensions. Ask a Milanese: he will tell you that the enmity between the reds and blues of AC Milan and Internazionale cannot be topped. Ask a Spaniard, and he may point to the …
Liverpool v Manchester United Preview - Red rivals clash at Anfield

Liverpool v Manchester United Preview - Red rivals clash at Anfield

The Details Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Martin Atkinson Date & Time - Sunday, December 16th @ 16:00 Current Odds - Liverpool 4/7, Draw 3/1, Manchester United 5/1 Form Liverpool Form Since that 2-1 defeat to PSG in France, The Reds have gone on to win their next four games, qualifying for the last 16 of the Champions League and going top of the Premier League table in the process. Things don't get much better as a Liverpool supporter. If you're not enjoying the ride, …
Jurgen Klopp & The Price For Style

Jurgen Klopp & The Price For Style

There is no correct way to play football no matter how much we may hear the phrase “Play the right way” across the media. The uber-pragmatic style which epitomized the mid-noughties could not be further from the pressing dominant, possession styles of the modern era. Both Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp employ styles which don’t necessarily adhere to the bulk possession ethos demonstrated by the likes of Pep Guardiola at Manchester City and Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea, however, comparing the …
Enjoying a Different Type of Liverpool

Enjoying a Different Type of Liverpool

Well, this is bizarre. Not since the days of Rafa Benitez has Liverpool’s fanbase, as a collective, been able to relax. No, not when Martin Skrtel and Dejan Lovren compounded previously inflicted wounds, very visible wounds that kept on bleeding. Calling the 2014/15-era Glen Johnson a liability would be a compliment, Lucas Leiva’s personal hobby of giving away dangerous fouls on the edge of the box was conducive to heart problems and Kolo Toure (hero that he was) conceded one …
Are Liverpool Becoming Boring?

Are Liverpool Becoming Boring?

MANCHESTER, England: The walls were closing in on Jose Mourinho’s tenure at Manchester United as a hugely unfancied Newcastle side, managed by (one of) the Portuguese’s biggest rivals visited Old Trafford, to try and seal the 3-time Premier League champion (as he is constantly reminding us) managers fate. The history of bad blood between the pair dates back 14 years when Jose was in the Blue of Chelsea and Rafa in the Red of Liverpool. A time when defensive football …
Liverpool's Pressing Need for a Midfield Controller

Liverpool's Pressing Need for a Midfield Controller

Liverpool’s aura of invincibility was always going to be pierced at some point. Retrospectively, it was almost inevitable that Jose Mourinho and the “anti-football” rhetoric that surrounds his Manchester United side would be the pin that burst Jürgen Klopp’s bubble. Following a dismal exit in the FA Cup at the hands of West Bromwich Albion, the Reds went on a run of five wins and two draws. In that time, they scored 18 times, conceding three. It’s a fair claim …
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