Analysis: Liverpool Have Restored Hope, But Questions Remain

Analysis: Liverpool Have Restored Hope, But Questions Remain

The Premier League title race has been widely declared 'over' on two occasions already this season. First, there was City's comeback win against Arsenal, the epitome of 'mark of champions', and then there was their victory at home to reigning kings of Europe Chelsea a fortnight later. 'If they don't drop points here,' we thought, 'when will they?' Indeed, Pep Guardiola's side had already gotten the toughest away trips out of the way, and they were enjoying one of those …
Michael Owen - What Could Have Been

Michael Owen - What Could Have Been

To say that Michael Owen creates controversy throughout the Reds' fanbase would be an understatement. The BT pundit is now as famous for his obvious analysis as his on field exploits. Given the talent, promise and initial impact of this former Liverpool man,  that is an utter tragedy. The former red is the absolute prototype of players that fade away over time, and end up a complete shadow of their former prime. At just 17 years old, Owen broke onto …
Liverpool 3 - 1 Newcastle - The Player Ratings

Liverpool 3 - 1 Newcastle - The Player Ratings

Everton 1 - 4 Liverpool - The Player Ratings

Everton 1 - 4 Liverpool - The Player Ratings

Alisson Becker - 7.0 Wasn’t at fault for Grays goal, and showed good use of the ball. Not his busiest evening (in terms of shots saved), and commanded when is required. Trent Alexander Arnold - 7.5 Possibly could have swept tighter for the goal, but the all in all, a solid game. Good progression of the ball, if not entirely brilliant in a sometimes frantic game. His standards are high, and his importance not in doubt. Andy Robertson - 8.0 …
Liverpool  4 - 0 Southampton - The Player Ratings

Liverpool 4 - 0 Southampton - The Player Ratings

Alisson Becker - 8.0 Some important stops allowed Liverpool to avoid any issues. The most important goalkeeper in Liverpool’s Premier League era, and irreplaceable in this side. Trent Alexander Arnold - 8.0 So impressive in his game. The elegance and natural ability he has is unmatched by any other attacking fullback. Another assist for this sensational talent, and we could be about to see him become consistently world class Andy Robertson - 9.0 There were signs against Porto (as a …
Sadio Mane, his form and his contract situation

Sadio Mane, his form and his contract situation

Only Mohamed Salah has more goals than Sadio Mane in the Premier League this season.  A lot of people will - perhaps rightly - focus on Salah being the top scorer. But the fact Mane is amongst the goals this season should not be overlooked. For most wide forwards, a haul of 11 Premier League goals is decent. In fact, most would be more than happy with that sort of return.  But Mane had 40 goals across the previous two …
The Player Ratings: Liverpool 4 - 0 Arsenal

The Player Ratings: Liverpool 4 - 0 Arsenal

Alisson Becker - 7.5 Mistakes will come now and again, but the world's best stopper showed a commanding presence in a routine display. Trent Alexander Arnold - 9.5 Sensational. The teams primary playmaker is transcending the fullback position. Any manager in world football (club football anyway) would have this man over any other, and his domination of the right hand side is becoming an on going problem for the opposition. Two great assists. Kostas Tsimikas - 7.5 He had the …
Assessing Andy Robertson's 2021/22 Form

Assessing Andy Robertson's 2021/22 Form

Andy Robertson's place in Liverpool's starting line-up is under intense scrutiny. Over the past few weeks, maybe even the past couple of months, the calls for Kostas Tsimikas to replace him have grown progressively louder. Before the season began, I'd argue that the only position up for debate in Liverpool's strongest XI was centre-forward, but with Tsimikas displaying his capabilities and Robertson failing to hit the heights, Roberto Firmino isn't the only stalwart looking over his shoulder. This should, of …
Liverpool's Joe Gomez conundrum

Liverpool's Joe Gomez conundrum

The centre-back situation  Last season, Liverpool had no centre-backs. Now, the Reds allegedly have too many.  According to a report, albeit not the most reliable ones, Joe Gomez isn’t happy with his situation at Anfield. The 24-year-old is yet to start in the Premier League this term and the majority of his minutes have arrived in weakened teams in Carabao Cup matches.  It wasn’t that long ago he was the first choice right-sided centre-back beside Virgil Van Dijk. Injuries and …
Liverpool’s Momentum Is Key

Liverpool’s Momentum Is Key

The season rolls on, and Liverpool are yet to taste defeat in any competition thus far. A quarter final place in the League Cup, a top place position in their Champions League group, and a second place berth in the Premier League represents a superb start to the season. With a home game against Brighton and then Atletico Madrid this week, the reds will then round off a busy week with a trip to West Ham. Squad management is perhaps …
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