Filling Fabinho's shoes - how will Liverpool cope?

Filling Fabinho's shoes - how will Liverpool cope?

It was arguably the most frustrating aspect of the irritating 1-1 draw with Napoli in the latest Champions League - Fabinho picking up a fairly serious ankle injury. The Brazilian midfield linchpin has been one of the standout performers for Liverpool since the mid-point of last season, and his influence on the side has grown so much so that he's arguably the first name on many fans' teamsheet. So seeing him hobble off after just 19 minutes against Napoli was …
What Liverpool Can Do To Soften Fabinho Blow

What Liverpool Can Do To Soften Fabinho Blow

Brazilian midfield linchpin Fabinho is set to miss between four and six weeks after picking up a knee injury in Liverpool's frustrating 1-1 draw with Napoli in the Champions League in midweek. After taking a few months to adapt to his new surroundings following a big money switch from Monaco, the 26 year old has established himself as a vital cog in the Reds machine. Making an indelible impression on a team that won the Champions League and has lost …
Liverpool 1-1 Napoli: Observations as Reds made to wait for qualification

Liverpool 1-1 Napoli: Observations as Reds made to wait for qualification

In frustratingly typical fashion, Liverpool are doing it the hard way. The holders must navigate their way through what promises to be a nervy decider in Salzburg after a missed opportunity on home soil. The chance to rest players, with progression as group winners secured, in the midst of a gruelling succession of fixtures would have been a godsend for Jurgen Klopp. But it was a tame performance against Napoli, who increasingly have the feel of a bogey team, and …
Why Liverpool Being Hated is One Huge Compliment

Why Liverpool Being Hated is One Huge Compliment

So this is how it feels to be hated. Feels good, doesn't it? Although Liverpool haven't exactly spent their post-glory days being liked the world over, there has never been too much animosity from the masses. Of course, Man United and Everton fans have understandably loathed them throughout, and other sets of supporters have also shown plenty of dislike, but this is different. For the first time in almost 30 years, the Reds are the team to hate more than …
Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool: A Tactical Breakdown

Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool: A Tactical Breakdown

It’s another win for Jürgen Klopp’s seemingly unstoppable behemoth. Despite Mohamed Salah only fit enough to start from the bench, Liverpool managed to secure another three points, taking their total to 37 points, from a possible 39. The old adage about winning when not playing well has certainly seemed relevant to Liverpool since the start of the season, but Liverpool are close to riding out their luck. Despite winning 12 of their opening 13 league fixtures, Liverpool have been underwhelming …
Liverpool Vs Napoli Preview - Win for Reds would ensure qualification for the knockout stages

Liverpool Vs Napoli Preview - Win for Reds would ensure qualification for the knockout stages

The Details   Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Carlos del Cerro Grande (ESP) Date & Time - Wednesday, November 27th 2019 @ 20:00 Current Odds - Liverpool 2/5, Draw 15/4, Napoli 13/2 _______________________________________________________________ It's time for another massive night of European football action under the lights at Anfield. We like those, don't we? Form Liverpool Form Liverpool have won all seven games since they drew away to Manchester United back in October (one of those 'wins' came via a penalty shootout against …
Return of the Shaq - and why it's good news for Liverpool

Return of the Shaq - and why it's good news for Liverpool

It's been a long time since we saw any meaningful contribution from Xherdan Shaqiri in a Liverpool shirt. In truth, it probably came in that memorable Champions League semi-final win over Barcelona at Anfield, when his beautiful curling cross was met by a thumping Gini Wijnaldum header to bring Liverpool level in the tie. The Alpine Messi has been hampered by a niggling injury to one of those enormous calves of his and has barely featured this season for Klopp's …
Liverpool Football Club - The Envy of All

Liverpool Football Club - The Envy of All

“Guess we’re living rent free in your head, mate.” This phrase, in itself, is an overused cliché of social media that, like most other phrases originating on Twitter, has become marred by accounts with names of “IconicPogba” and “CityChief” who use it to propagate the air of ridiculous sensationalism that is modern football. Liverpool fans like it a lot. But that’s because, out of everybody, Liverpool fans are most qualified to use it. After all, it does seem like everybody …
Oxlade-Chamberlain vs. Palace: To Start or Not to Start?

Oxlade-Chamberlain vs. Palace: To Start or Not to Start?

What did you learn from the international break? Very little, right? The absence of domestic football left a gaping void, forcing us to actually do other things with our lives and perhaps even contemplate watching England play. If there's one thing that the last week or so has taught us, it's that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain remains a formidable footballer and a gem of a character. The 26-year-old scored and assisted for England, against Montenegro and Kosovo respectively, further suggesting he will …
How would Steven Gerrard fit into Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool team?

How would Steven Gerrard fit into Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool team?

The international break does things to people. Without Liverpool to keep them occupied, the mind can wander. Random debates dominate social media and this time around it centres around Jordan Henderson and Steven Gerrard. Initially, the debate was around whether or not the current Liverpool skipper was a better captain than Gerrard. Opinions were offered and insults were traded but this sparked another conversation on where the former No.8 would play in this current team. The easy answer would be …
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