Just how many shots is Darwin Núñez taking?

Just how many shots is Darwin Núñez taking?

Darwin Núñez is currently taking 7.37 shots per 90 in the Premier League. That seems good, right? But just how good is it? Is it sustainable? If it is, what does that mean about his potential goal scoring for Liverpool? And how drunk would you get if you took a shot every time he did during a match? Read on to find out. First, we need to talk about sample size. Darwin has only played 3.8 90s in the PL …
Xherdan Shaqiri: What Role Will The Swiss Maestro Play Against Manchester United?

Xherdan Shaqiri: What Role Will The Swiss Maestro Play Against Manchester United?

Xherdan Shaqiri fell out of favour last season. However, Liverpool have lacked a creative spark over their last three games and, with a crunch clash coming up against Manchester United, it is integral they find it again. Shaqiri looked sharp in the FA Cup last Friday, and may be the man to reignite The Reds. But will he feature from the start, as a substitute, or will Klopp opt for another player in his place? Shaqiri's finest moment in a …
Could Suarez be Liverpool's modern-day Litmanen?

Could Suarez be Liverpool's modern-day Litmanen?

Life comes at you fast as a footballer, with your reputation never too far from taking a battering. One minute you can be the flavour of the month, earning an infinite amount of praise, and the next you can be a washed-up has-been who has little else to offer. Luis Suarez finds himself in that very position, having experienced a tough season at Barcelona that ultimately looks like sealing his exit from the club. Only six years ago he was …
How The Power of Anfield Helped Liverpool Crush Barcelona

How The Power of Anfield Helped Liverpool Crush Barcelona

Even before kick-off, it was apparent that the Anfield crowd was ready. A healthy crowd gathered outside the stadium -- as is customary on big European nights -- to soundtrack the team's bus' entrance, defiantly lifting their player's morale when it appeared to all that they were flogging a dead horse. 3-0 down to Barcelona from the first leg, Liverpool -- who were shorn of 2/3's of their potent attacking trio, Mohamed Salah, and Roberto Firmino -- were given a …
Mo Salah: Both underappreciated & overprotected?

Mo Salah: Both underappreciated & overprotected?

Contrary to popular belief, Mohamed Salah is much more like Cristiano Ronaldo than Lionel Messi. The Egyptian superstar may possess the latter's gorgeous left foot and low centre of gravity, but there is so much more about him that screams Ronaldo. Away from the grinning face and all-round likeable personality, there is a huge ego where Salah is concerned - he is someone who knows exactly how good he is, precisely how many goals he has scored and is well …
Return of the Shaq - and why it's good news for Liverpool

Return of the Shaq - and why it's good news for Liverpool

It's been a long time since we saw any meaningful contribution from Xherdan Shaqiri in a Liverpool shirt. In truth, it probably came in that memorable Champions League semi-final win over Barcelona at Anfield, when his beautiful curling cross was met by a thumping Gini Wijnaldum header to bring Liverpool level in the tie. The Alpine Messi has been hampered by a niggling injury to one of those enormous calves of his and has barely featured this season for Klopp's …
Liverpool's Redemption Song

Liverpool's Redemption Song

In the immediate aftermath of Liverpool’s heartbreaking defeat to Real Madrid in last year’s Champions League Final, Reds around the world could be forgiven if they were downbeat and disappointed. Liverpool had reignited its love affair with the Champions League in spectacular fashion, beating Porto, Manchester City, and Roma on the way to the Final in their first time back in the competition since 2009, only to see their dreams crushed in cruel fashion. Yet, while many supporters’ heads may …
Fabinho & Henderson stand tall on the biggest stage

Fabinho & Henderson stand tall on the biggest stage

Who else is still bouncing? Who else can’t think about anything apart from THAT game? Who else wouldn’t change this Liverpool team for the world? Tuesday night is seconded only to Istanbul for me, in terms of drama, passion and emotion, on a night that genuinely felt flat in my mind before kick-off. This time they really weren’t going to turn it around, were they? That Vincent Kompany stunner against Leicester had only further dampened spirits, following an extremely harsh …
Liverpool leave the past behind in thrashing of Barcelona

Liverpool leave the past behind in thrashing of Barcelona

This club is the mix of atmosphere, emotion, desire and football quality. Cut off one and it doesn't work.
The words of a stunned, joyous and emotionally drained Jürgen Klopp after the greatest Anfield night of his tenure: a perfect storm of atmosphere, emotion, desire and football quality that tore into Barcelona, blowing their European dreams apart and reducing even the greatest footballer ever to a footnote in what had been a special European tie. 3-0 down after …
Nothing to lose at Anfield in Barcelona second-leg

Nothing to lose at Anfield in Barcelona second-leg

It wasn't exactly the ideal result, despite a solid performance. It was a rare occasion that Liverpool found themselves in last night, losing. The 3-0 defeat to Barcelona was a low moment in a season of highs for Jürgen Klopp's men, and it puts their place in a second consecutive Champions League final in serious jeopardy. And what it does is throw the second leg as wide open as Alisson's goal was for Messi's first at the Nou Camp. But …
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