Virgil van Dijk insists Mohamed Salah is playing well despite recent lack of goals

Virgil van Dijk insists Mohamed Salah is playing well despite recent lack of goals

Liverpool's brilliant centre-half Virgil van Dijk was giving his public backing to Mohamed Salah after the Egyptian King failed to score in his seventh successive game at the weekend. The Reds won 2-1 and Salah was again a thorn in the side of the Fulham defence, creating havoc at every opportunity as he did against Burnley the week before. However, because of Liverpool's number 11's phenomenal scoring record last season, sections of the media have jumped on Salah's mini-drought to try …
Winning Mentality Comes To The Fore At Fulham

Winning Mentality Comes To The Fore At Fulham

Is it possible to love and hate a football team at the same time? It was easy to feel that way on Sunday, as Liverpool did their best to throw away valuable points at Fulham, in what would have been their most disappointing result of the season. Confidence was flowing as the Reds arrived in west London, with the 3-1 win at Bayern Munich showcasing their brilliance under Jurgen Klopp. A trip to a 19th-place struggling outfit in the spring …
Liverpool vs Porto: Champions League Quarter Final Is No Formality

Liverpool vs Porto: Champions League Quarter Final Is No Formality

After emphatically dumping Nivo Kovac's Bayern Munich out of the Champions League this week, Liverpool were handed what on paper seems to be a preferable quarter-final after being drawn against Porto. The 1-3 scoreline at the Allianz Arena along with a composed and assured performance in Bavaria has led many to believe that Liverpool are in with a serious chance of replicating last year's European form and making it all the way to the final for a second consecutive season …
Andy Robertson admits not winning at Fulham would have been

Andy Robertson admits not winning at Fulham would have been "gutting"

Liverpool's Andy Robertson admitted that The Reds' 2-1 win at Fulham was a "massive" result for the team and that it would have been "gutting" if they had not taken all three points. Jurgen Klopp's men dominated proceedings at Craven Cottage but could not increase their lead despite Sadio Mané's first-half opener. Ryan Babel equalised for Fulham in the last 20 minutes after a calamity of errors between James Milner, Virgil van Dijk and goalkeeper Alisson. Thankfully, Milner was able …
Triumph of the Understudies at Liverpool

Triumph of the Understudies at Liverpool

It was only a few days ago that Liverpool fans bore witness to another one of Jürgen Klopp’s most repeated sentiments – “I don’t need to spend anything, I’ve got all that I need.”
“I don’t want to talk exactly what we will do, but I don't think this is a team at the moment where we have to spend the big money or whatever. "The best way to do it is bring together a group of players, try …
Fear in the Presence of Success

Fear in the Presence of Success

Like it or not, fear, in many forms, has been riddled throughout the supporter ranks since January. Looking at a Premier League title and a Champions League trophy hanging in the balance of the next two months, understandably so. What's needed instead, however, is an emotion that seems to be lacking in most corners of the internet at the moment. Calm. This isn’t an article about heavy statistics like expected goals or Premier League schedule analysis. Instead, a plea: let’s breathe …
Big Time Liverpool Continue To Defy The Doubters

Big Time Liverpool Continue To Defy The Doubters

Liverpool continued their resurgence towards the top of Europe’s elite with an incredible 3-1 win at the Allianz Arena over a Bayern Munich side that were never allowed to get going. And what for me, is potentially interesting about the victory is how low-key some of the celebration and conversation is at the moment – especially compared to say Manchester United vs PSG. Obviously, Liverpool didn’t have to come back from two goals down, given how comprehensively they shut Bayern …
Fulham v Liverpool Preview - Reds to keep the heat on City

Fulham v Liverpool Preview - Reds to keep the heat on City

The Details Venue - Craven Cottage, Fulham Referee - Craig Pawson Date & Time - Sunday, March 17th @ 14:15 Current Odds - Fulham 11/1, Draw 6/1, Liverpool 1/4 Form Fulham Form Fulham have been in turmoil this season. Scott Parker is their third manager since the return to the Premier League. The Cottagers have lost their last six games in a row and are 19th in the table with just 17 points for the season. Strangely, as you can see from the xG …
Liverpool's Jordan Henderson out of Fulham game while Naby Keita faces late fitness test

Liverpool's Jordan Henderson out of Fulham game while Naby Keita faces late fitness test

Jurgen Klopp today confirmed that Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson will miss this Sunday's Premier League trip to Fulham. The Reds' midfielder went off after just 11 minutes against Bayern Munich on Wednesday night. Henderson had twisted his ankle but tried to continue. However, even after some bandaging, he could not run off the injury. Speaking today at his pre-game press conference, Klopp said:
"With Hendo, we made further assessment and we know now that it’s serious enough probably to …
The Ghost of Football Optimism

The Ghost of Football Optimism

Anfield Index listeners and readers will know that I assemble some of the more negative verbiage in the Liverpool universe, even in a season where the club are making a run at their first title in the Premier League era. Like most supporters, the transfer windows always leave me wanting more while the moves by the manager often confound my admittedly limited American, brain. My perspective changed though after a recent trip to England, the real England; past Ramsbottom and …
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