Key Stats As Liverpool Beat Wolves...But Finish Second

Key Stats As Liverpool Beat Wolves...But Finish Second

Liverpool did everything they could, but fell just short, as a 2-0 win over Wolves on the final day of the season wasn’t enough for them to take home the Premier League title. So what were the key stats from a slightly anti-climactic final day of the season? Trent Flies Again It’s fitting that the season ends with a Trent Alexander-Arnold assist, taking him for 12 to the year, the most ever by a Premier League defender. Trent was excellent …
Liverpool 2 Wolves 0 - Reds On Top for Seconds

Liverpool 2 Wolves 0 - Reds On Top for Seconds

And then there was one. One last Sunday to say our prayers and hope Manchester City open the door for Liverpool. It had been eight straight wins since a 0-0 draw at Goodison left just enough slack for City to overtake The Reds. The consensus was then that we would have to win out. A win against Wolves would accomplish that, but City have not cooperated. The only pause in their pursuit of a four trophy season has been in …
Trophies or not, it’s been a good season for Liverpool

Trophies or not, it’s been a good season for Liverpool

The title race is going to the wire and Liverpool are right in the thick of it. The Champions League semi-finals are so finely poised and Liverpool are in the thick of it. Feels nice, doesn’t it? It’s been another rollercoaster ride of a season for Jürgen Klopp’s Red men which has seen them amass a record points tally with three games left to play. Had it not been for the undeniable brilliance of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, the title …
Under The Radar Liverpool Back Among The Elite

Under The Radar Liverpool Back Among The Elite

I wrote after Liverpool won comfortably at the Allianz Arena that the fact that nobody considered an impressive away win, and one of Liverpool’s most accomplished away European performances in years, arguably their best in a decade, as a big deal just demonstrates how far this Liverpool side has come. And here we are, another round of the Champions League has passed us by, and Liverpool are still in the competition, and comfortably so. There’s no doubt that Liverpool’s 4-1 …
Lucky Lucky Liverpool?

Lucky Lucky Liverpool?

Lucky, lucky Liverpool eh? Comments about all the circumstances in which luck has favoured the Reds this season are out in force after their late goal against Spurs, courtesy of Hugo Lloris punching the ball onto the back of Toby Alderweireld, and there are a lot of frustrated opposition fans, as well as journalists, keen to jump on the Reds’ lucky streak. First things first, we were lucky against Spurs. No two ways about it. On balance, the second half …
Pep Guardiola believes Klopp's Liverpool

Pep Guardiola believes Klopp's Liverpool "have something special"

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes this Liverpool team has made its own luck in the Premier League title race this season. Jurgen Klopp's Reds were gifted all three points at home to Spurs last Sunday when Hugo Lloris spilled a last-minute Mohamed Salah header onto the boot of Toby Alderweireld. The Belgian defender couldn't react in time to the loose ball and could only watch on in horror as it rolled over the line. Anfield erupted as Liverpool went …
A Lesson In Defending From Virgil van Dijk

A Lesson In Defending From Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool’s 2013/14 title challenge was defined by moments. The  moment Jordan Henderson saw red against Manchester City. The  moment Steven Gerrard lost his footing and Demba Ba emerged through on goal. The  moment Iago Aspas produced an abhorrent corner to set up a Chelsea counter. All painful, pivotal nails in the coffin for Brendan Rodger’s side. Sunday’s 2-1 win against Tottenham carried similar weight. Manchester City will know their destiny remains in their own hands, with maximum points from their …
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 …
Liverpool's double brace bests Burnley

Liverpool's double brace bests Burnley

As the early kickoff time neared, Reds supporters were concerned about two things, that dastardly wind our manager keeps going on about and the refs who seem by their recent actions to be party to Manchester City's slush fund bonanza. We'll come on to those refs in a bit, but when the line-up card came out, that was all that Liverpool fans could talk about. Adam Lallana. Adam Lallana? Adam Lallana! The player who perplexed us all with his late …
Jurgen Klopp insists his Liverpool team will not be giving up on title dream

Jurgen Klopp insists his Liverpool team will not be giving up on title dream

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says that his team will not be giving up on their Premier League title dream just yet, despite Manchester City's return to the top of the table last weekend. Sunday's 0-0 draw with Everton left many of us Reds fans desolate as we saw our team overtaken by Pep Guardiola's side. We watched on as Liverpool's seven-point lead from January gradually disappeared with four draws in their last six games. Meanwhile, Manchester City have continued to …
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