Observations: Demolition Job

Observations: Demolition Job

4-0. Against Manchester United. 9-0 across home and away. It's often said that for certain fixtures, form goes out of the window and the derby atmosphere makes anything possible. That was true when Liverpool were struggling and United were top dogs, and it was true for most of Klopp's time the other way. But this year, the Reds have completely demolished the aura of the derby. Old Trafford has been conquered. Mancunian spirits have been broken. And boy, did we …
Liverpool 4 - 0 Manchester United - Man Of The Match

Liverpool 4 - 0 Manchester United - Man Of The Match

Thiago Alcantara The master orchestrater and controller of the Reds' midfield. He wanted the ball in any and every situation, and United could do nothing to stop him. His first half display was sensational, with the game both quickened and slowed to meet his desire. A moment in the first half saw him win the ball on half way, like a prime Mascherano. His overall okay was near faultless, and there was even recognition from the commentators. To enjoy this …
How Will Klopp & Ole Approach Sunday’s Game

How Will Klopp & Ole Approach Sunday’s Game

Whether or not Sunday’s game versus Manchester United is still viewed as Liverpool’s biggest game can be debated. Manchester City, from across the way, are now light years away (of United) in terms of the football, and it is Pep’s side which must now be overcome in order to mount a valid title challenge. There used to be a time when finishing above United all but guaranteed Premier League success, however the period after Sir Alex has been turbulent at …
Manchester United 3-2 Liverpool: Observations as Fernandes downs improved Reds

Manchester United 3-2 Liverpool: Observations as Fernandes downs improved Reds

Defeat at Old Trafford, but at last reason to be optimistic. Going forward, Liverpool started to tick again. Having been benched in midweek, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino responded commendably. Salah was the finisher and Firmino the architect as the Reds scored twice at Old Trafford for the first time since 2014. This time, they were undone by defensive errors and an admittedly magnificent winning goal from Bruno Fernandes. But they travel to Spurs with something to build on. The …
Observations as Liverpool stumble to stalemate against Red Devils

Observations as Liverpool stumble to stalemate against Red Devils

Liverpool failed to score for a third successive Premier League game, leaving Anfield visitors Manchester United clear of the Reds at the top of the league following a 0-0 draw. Despite a bright start, Jurgen Klopp's side toiled a little as the game went on and it was United who had the better chances in the closing stages, Alisson Becker on top form to deny both Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba. Here's a closer a look at a few topics …
Liverpool and Man United finally meet in fixture to match the hype

Liverpool and Man United finally meet in fixture to match the hype

When Liverpool play Man United, it always means a huge amount. It remains the No.1 fixture in England, bar none. The history between the cities, whether it be relating to music, fashion or the success of their football teams, makes it a heavyweight match-up that will forever feel special. Despite the build-up always being gargantuan and those pre-match nerves arriving regardless of where both sides are in the table, the hype is rarely justified. For starters, too many recent games …
Best games of 2019/20: Liverpool 2 - 0 Manchester United

Best games of 2019/20: Liverpool 2 - 0 Manchester United

As sport across the world continues to quite rightly take a back-seat, it provides a perfect platform to revel in some of Liverpool's finest moments of the season to date. While it may only provide a small silver lining to what are undoubtedly dark days, there's not a lot better than thinking back to some memorable fixtures in this glittering season so far. Last time, I focused on Liverpool's 0 - 4 Boxing Day bullying of Leicester City, but this …
Why Liverpool Being Hated is One Huge Compliment

Why Liverpool Being Hated is One Huge Compliment

So this is how it feels to be hated. Feels good, doesn't it? Although Liverpool haven't exactly spent their post-glory days being liked the world over, there has never been too much animosity from the masses. Of course, Man United and Everton fans have understandably loathed them throughout, and other sets of supporters have also shown plenty of dislike, but this is different. For the first time in almost 30 years, the Reds are the team to hate more than …
Time for Liverpool's Old Trafford hoodoo to end

Time for Liverpool's Old Trafford hoodoo to end

So, here we go again. Man United away. A fixture that has provided more misery than any other for Liverpool supporters over the past 25 years. The Reds return from the international break facing one of their biggest matches in any season, but this one has a different feel to it than many that have taken place before it. Jurgen Klopp's men will rock up to Old Trafford not only favourites to pick up all three points at the home …
Time For Liverpool's Title Bid To Get Serious

Time For Liverpool's Title Bid To Get Serious

Liverpool are off to a good start in the Premier League, having won their opening five games to open up a five point lead at the top of the league. However, this is where the hard work really begins. Liverpool’s trickiest game on paper so far has been at Anfield, where they hosted an Arsenal side that have really struggled against the Reds in recent years. Away trips to Burnley and Southampton are always testy, but they simply aren’t difficult …
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