Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and diving

Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and diving

Mohamed Salah just can’t win.  The Liverpool forward is accused by many of being a diver, some even go to the lengths of creating videos to highlight these dives when in reality they flag a number of fouls. The fact remains, however, he has wrongly received this tag that he’s unable to shake. And while it’s fans who push this narrative, it’s one that is heard across the world via social media.  Yet in the Champions League clash with Napoli, …
Limp Liverpool Lament Lack of Creativity

Limp Liverpool Lament Lack of Creativity

Liverpool will have most likely have to win their matchday 6 trip to Salzburg in order to top their Champions League after being frustrated 1-1 by Napoli at Anfield tonight. A Dejan Lovren header from a corner equalised an early Dries Mertens strike, but Liverpool produced an atypically meek European home performance and missed a chance to win their group with a match to spare. Jurgen Klopp elected to make three changes from the victory over Crystal Palace, with Alex …
Liverpool soar above Napoli to continue Champions League Run

Liverpool soar above Napoli to continue Champions League Run

This was Liverpool. Nail biting, mind boggling Liverpool. A night where their European fate hung in the balance, Jurgen Klopp's side flew to new heights as they soared to a 1-0 win and emerged into the knockout stages of the competition. In truth, this should've been a far healthier scoreline than it was. Sadio Mané missed a host of opportunities while Roberto Firmino remained off his best, struggling to string things together with the formidable Mohamed Salah. However, it could …
Key Stats as Reds Falter In Naples - Napoli 1 Liverpool 0

Key Stats as Reds Falter In Naples - Napoli 1 Liverpool 0

A really disappointing night in Naples ended with Liverpool succumbing to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli side. But what were the key stats as Liverpool lost control of their Champions League group? Attack Blunted As Reds Crumble There are no two ways about it, Napoli found a way to completely keep Liverpool’s front three out of the game. Liverpool had four shots, only one in the second half, none from inside the box and none …
Panic at the San Paolo - Napoli 1-0 Liverpool

Panic at the San Paolo - Napoli 1-0 Liverpool

Panic! Our once vaunted attack leaves Italy with a whimper. The Ribena has run out for James Milner. Naby Keita left the pitch on a stretcher. Trent and Robbo looked gassed from the beginning. And City awaits... First Half All About Naby Each of the other Champions League ties were full of tricks, flips and goals galore. In Naples, the mood was much different. It’s not clear what crop was harvested from the San Paolo pitch prior to kickoff, but …
Player Ratings as Reds are neutralised in Naples

Player Ratings as Reds are neutralised in Naples

Dreadful, absolutely dreadful. Liverpool's worst performance of the season so far rightfully punished with a late Napoli winner. The Reds were never at the races, with David Ospina not having to make a single save in the home goal. Onto Sunday, where it has to be better. Here are your ratings. Three players come away with credit Alisson Becker (7): Made a couple of really good saves, probably would have been more than 1-0 if not for him. Held a …
Napoli v Liverpool Preview - Tough Trip to Naples for Klopp's Reds

Napoli v Liverpool Preview - Tough Trip to Naples for Klopp's Reds

The Details   Venue - Stadio San Paolo, Naples Referee - Viktor Kassai (HUN) Date & Time - Wednesday, October 3rd 2018 @ 20:00 BST Current Odds - Napoli 5/2, Draw 13/5, Liverpool 23/20 Form Napoli Form Napoli lost Maurizio Sarri to Chelsea, during the summer. Sarri then also took their fantastic midfield-metronome, Jorginho, to Stamford Bridge with him. Carlo Ancelotti came in and, although he has made a relatively positive start, they are already behind the standards they set, last season. An early-season …