How To Take On The Domestic Cups This Year

How To Take On The Domestic Cups This Year

Liverpool's first game back after the World Cup is in not the Premier League, but the 4th round EFL tie against Manchester City. This game will represent the ideal tune up to the Reds' Boxing Day visit to Villa Park, and getting Pep Guardiola’s side in the last 16 is the perfect draw for Jurgen Klopp. Apart from Erling Haaland and a few squad players, most of the Etihad roster is spending this next month at the World Cup. The …
Should I Stay or Should I Go? Decisions for Liverpool’s Best Back-Ups

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Decisions for Liverpool’s Best Back-Ups

January and Liverpool’s short-term needs will consume most Reds for the next few months, before a return post World Cup. Nothing will be completely solved in one transfer window, but the summer may also bring certain challenges that many hadn’t expected. For all the midfield talk that dominates articles, pods and all other fan chat, there’s a niggling longer-term concern around certain squad players. Jurgen Klopp has real strength in depth for certain positions. That could well come under threat …
By the Numbers: Robertson vs Tsimikas

By the Numbers: Robertson vs Tsimikas

Little did we know an Alberto Moreno ankle injury during a 7-0 win over Spartak Moscow would turn out to be the best thing to ever happen to Liverpool's left flank. Moreno's ankle injury made way for ex-Hull City man Andrew Robertson, who quickly impressed, and continued impressing, and eventually just took Moreno's job flat-out. Robertson's crazy pressing, endless running, and enthusiastic hustle made him a fan favourite with Liverpool fans. Since Moreno's injury in January 2018, Robertson's starting role …
Liverpool FC 9 - 0 Bournemouth - The Player Ratings

Liverpool FC 9 - 0 Bournemouth - The Player Ratings

The Starters: Alisson Becker – 7 Well positioned to clear or gather any slightly overhit long ball, which came in useful once or twice. Didn't have much to do, but did it well. Trent Alexander-Arnold – 8 What a strike! Trent looks like he's got something back after an underwhelming start to the season, but today he looked ready to win, and comfortably. Not every pass comes off as envisioned, but he gets enough of the hard ones right, putting …
Southampton 1 - 2 Liverpool - The Player Ratings

Southampton 1 - 2 Liverpool - The Player Ratings

Alisson Becker - 7.0 Could do nothing for the opening goal, given the deflection. The first half was pretty routine from there. Did everything correct through a nervy last few minutes. Joe Gomez - 6.5 So disappointing to see this young man injured, again. Was lively and unlucky for the goal. Was part of the equaliser. Subbed - 45 mins Kostas Tsimikas - 7.5 Gave good width, as Liverpool dominated the first half.His second half corner brought about Liverpools second …
Observations: Groundhog Day

Observations: Groundhog Day

I've seen this one before. Liverpool vs Chelsea in a domestic cup final. Both teams create lots of chances, though the Reds are slightly the better side. None of these are scored, with two excellent goalkeeping displays. Thomas Tuchel makes a sub deep in extra time, gambling on a penalty specialist. But eventually, Liverpool triumphed, holding their nerve to seal it in the shootout. Really someone should be asking what the scriptwriters have been doing these last few months, because …
Observations: A Fun Little Kickaround

Observations: A Fun Little Kickaround

Well that was a bit of a lark, wasn't it? Liverpool made through to the semi-finals of the Champions League after an exciting 3-3 draw at Anfield with Benfica to finish 6-4 on aggregate. Jurgen Klopp named a heavily rotated side, and at times it definitely showed. After the match, the gaffer explained that he'd made a last minute decision to change the back line, so this 4, who'd never played a competitive match together, had 20 minutes to figure …
Key Stats as rotated Reds ease past Norwich into the FA Cup quarter finals.

Key Stats as rotated Reds ease past Norwich into the FA Cup quarter finals.

Liverpool's depth was on display again as they delivered a 2-1 win courtesy of a clinical brace from Takumi Minamino. But what were the key stats as Jurgen Klopp's team kept the quadruple dream alive? Fantastic Four This was the 4th match against the Canaries this season. Whilst there have been prior occasions where this has happened, this is the first time in the Klopp era where the Reds have won all 4 of those games, by a combined score …
Liverpool 2 - 1  Norwich - The FA Cup 5th Round Player Ratings

Liverpool 2 - 1 Norwich - The FA Cup 5th Round Player Ratings

Liverpool v Norwich - The FA Cup 5th Round Player Ratings Alisson Becker - 7.5 Back in nets, with some game time needed before the weekend. Had very little to do through the first half, other than an early and late flurry by Norwich. Wasn’t at fault for the goal, and produced a great save late on. His vocal leadership was needed. James Milner - 7.0 The vice captain, now confirmed as the back up right back, came back in. …
Should Kostas Tsimikas be a starter for Liverpool?

Should Kostas Tsimikas be a starter for Liverpool?

Kostas Tsimikas is going to give Jurgen Klopp a selection headache.  The Greece international impressed yet again against Arsenal as he extended his run of starts without conceding a goal to seven. In fact, Liverpool are yet to concede in a game Tsimikas has started.  The 25-year-old hasn’t put a foot wrong and many fans believe he should be a starter ahead of Andrew Robertson. The Scotland captain has had a few dodgy moments with his positioning and his end …
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