Naby-Mania is Running Wild, Brother

Naby-Mania is Running Wild, Brother

It may have taken longer than expected but Naby Keita has finally arrived for Liverpool. After showing glimpses at various times throughout the season, the £52million signing has had a big impact in the past week for the Reds. With top spot on the line, the Liverpool No.8 opened his account for the club against Southampton with an uncharacteristic goal - a stooping header at the back post - to level the game on the night. He then drilled in …
Liverpool 2 Porto 0 - Man Of The Match: Say Hello To My Little Friend

Liverpool 2 Porto 0 - Man Of The Match: Say Hello To My Little Friend

Jurgen Klopp is bringing out a secret weapon at the business end of the season that every opposing manager sorta knew that he had, but he wasn’t using it, so maybe there was a problem with it… who knows. Point is, Southampton and Porto walk in the door and Klopp says, “say hello to my little friend!” The little friend being one, Naby Keita, who is literally quite small, but he is capable of mowing down the opposition like Tony …
Key Stats As Liverpool In Pole Position Against Porto

Key Stats As Liverpool In Pole Position Against Porto

Liverpool saw off Porto 2-0 in a game that ended up not being quite as emphatic as it might have been, or that Liverpool fans would have hoped it would be. Nevertheless, with Porto giving the Reds a few scares, and a clean sheet kept, Liverpool have put themselves in prime position to qualify for the semi-finals on a comfortable European night at Anfield. So what were the key stats from the game? Midfield (And Bobby) Have A Stormer This …
Could be out of sight, but still in command - Observations from Reds' 2-0 win over Porto

Could be out of sight, but still in command - Observations from Reds' 2-0 win over Porto

That could've been a lot better. But Liverpool are still in command of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal tie against Porto, after a 2-0 win at Anfield in the first leg. The Reds were superb in the opening exchanges, with Naby Keita opening the scoring via a lucky deflection off Otavio. Roberto Firmino capped off a superb team move in the 26th minute to put Liverpool in command. But, the scoring stopped there, despite plenty of opportunities for either side …
Player ratings as Liverpool defeat Porto

Player ratings as Liverpool defeat Porto

A good midfield performance, no away goals conceded and one foot into the last four. Pretty much all Jurgen Klopp could have asked for as Liverpool defeated Porto 2-0 in their Champions League quarter final first leg. Naby Keita opened the scoring via aid of a deflection early on before Roberto Firmino tapped in a second. Sadio Mané would’ve had a third had he not strayed narrowly offside, but two will do. Here’s your ratings. A clean sheet not minus …
Liverpool 2-0 Porto: Reds on course for Champions League semi-final

Liverpool 2-0 Porto: Reds on course for Champions League semi-final

Rarely do you see a Champions League quarter-final look so routine. There wasn't the rip-roaring freneticism of an emphatic win, nor a compilation of keepy-ups from Mohamed Salah to be played back for the rest of time this time round as there was in Portugal last year, but Liverpool once again took control over their opponents on a relatively straight forward night at Anfield. Rewarded with his second successive start in midfield, Naby Keita's effort inside just five minutes made …