Rage Against The Machine

Rage Against The Machine

Revenge is a dish best served cold, supposedly. Well this Saturday evening represents an opportunity for this Liverpool side to take out their obvious frustrations on Real Madrid, who await them in this season’s Champions League Final. The last final meeting was devastating, and memories clearly still linger with key members of the Reds' squad. Throughout the entirety of last weekend's final league game, I did everything I could to avoid actually sitting and watching the match. With the eventual …
One Last Steven Gerrard Assist

One Last Steven Gerrard Assist

This coming Sunday marks potentially the most important day in Liverpool's season, certainly until the following weekend. The Reds' campaign has been littered with pivotal games, vital weeks, and must win scenarios. This is where the Anfield giants now sit within the hierarchy of all things football, and long may it continue. Nothing less than a Reds win at Anfield (against Wolves) will suffice this Sunday. To have any chance of clinching the title, three points must be achieved in …
History Is Being Written

History Is Being Written

The weekend's games brought up a variation of emotions for all Reds fans, with the jubilant FA Cup Final victory quickly replaced by pure viewership of the West Ham v City battle. Both games ended in a draw, and where Liverpool's score line eventually produced silverware, it could be that City’s draw will inevitably do the same. Points will still need to be dropped by City for Liverpool to stand a chance, and a stand-alone win against Southampton will keep …
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 …
Molby on the Spot: Chelsea's Pre-Final Form & Guardiola's Liverbird Neon Signs

Molby on the Spot: Chelsea's Pre-Final Form & Guardiola's Liverbird Neon Signs

While Liverpool seemingly play crucial, pressure-filled matches every three days recently, with fans and more importantly players barely able to catch a breath, it was up to Jan Molby and Trev Downey to preview the second final of the season for Klopp's team. Before discussing Chelsea, they touched on the big signing for Man City, and how effective Erling Haaland will be for the Citizens. How good was the value of the transfer fee? How will he fit into Pep's …
Take The Red Pill

Take The Red Pill

A point at home to a good Spurs side (who are managed by a world class manager), was seen as a major disappointment at the weekend. That is the mentality and level that this Liverpool team and manager have created, and one that should be respected for getting us to that point. The disappointment was real, but the door remains ajar on the reds hopes of achieving the improbable. In a period where Manchester City have been obscenely bankrolled by …
Footballs Of Steel

Footballs Of Steel

The past weekend saw a remarkable run of results continue, as Liverpool saw off Newcastle at St James' Park. The Reds are in the midst of a battle across three remaining fronts, with Villarreal dispatched after a minor scare in midweek. Earlier in the year I wrote a piece named ‘Rotation, Rotation, Rotation’, as the Reds continued to smartly use the depth of their squad. It’s always been a tricky subject for clubs that partake in rotation, as the squads' …
Observations: Don't Panic

Observations: Don't Panic

Dear Reader, this writer had the pleasure of watching Liverpool vs Villarreal on BT Sport. After a torrid first half in which the Reds were stunned by a daring tactical approach by knockout king Unai Emery (more on that later), there was something of a theme for the coverage. "Bring on Henderson", "need the captain's experience", "there has to be personnel changes from Klopp". The consensus seemed to be that Liverpool's midfielders had struggled, particularly Naby Keita, and therefore substitutions …
Molby On The Spot: The Next Evolution of Klopp's Legacy

Molby On The Spot: The Next Evolution of Klopp's Legacy

As the dust was settling on the Reds' two goal victory in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final against Villarreal, news started to filter through that Jürgen Klopp was discussing the possibility of a new extension to his contract that was due to run out in 2024. Hours later, and the deal was done. In the blink of an eye Liverpool's manager had agreed to extend until 2026. Trevor and Jan discussed this on the latest edition of …
A Defining Week Of Football For Liverpool FC

A Defining Week Of Football For Liverpool FC

Once again and as with every week, Liverpool enter into a defining week that could shake their season to its core. After the Reds overcame a horrendous Everton side on Sunday, they remain one point behind leaders Manchester City. They are currently in the final of the FA Cup, and are about to embark on their semi-final in the Champions League, with the Premier League chase on going. On the day I write this, Manchester City are about to play …
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