Muchas Gracias - How Liverpool upset the population of Barcelona

Muchas Gracias - How Liverpool upset the population of Barcelona

Three days after Liverpool emphatically turned around a three-goal deficit to reach the Champions League final, I arrived in Barcelona for a short trip still ecstatic from the result. What I learned just moments after getting off the plane was that this result hasn’t just hurt Messi and the rest of the team it’s hurt a whole city. Getting into a taxi outside the airport the driver immediately noticed my Liverpool jersey before venting his frustrations in a Spanish slur. …
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 …
Key Stats as Liverpool Sunk At The Camp Nou

Key Stats as Liverpool Sunk At The Camp Nou

So, Liverpool are 3-0 down at what is effectively half-time? What possible precedent is there for such a recovery? Here are the key stats from a chastening defeat at the Nou Camp, starring Leo Messi. Big Chances Haunt Reds Again There have been moments in the Champions League this season where Liverpool have gotten away with missing big chances, and it didn’t haunt them. They missed three in the first leg against Bayern and secured a 3-1 win over the …
Naby Keita Ensures Liverpool At Their Best

Naby Keita Ensures Liverpool At Their Best

Naby Keita. Look, I’ve been on board the Naby train since Day One. I maintain that he’s the most complete midfielder that this club has had since… well you know. He’s the best two-way midfielder in the Premier League and possibly in Europe, and he’s an absolutely incredible athlete. I’m getting all the superlatives out of the way in the first paragraph because I don’t want to be accused of being biased or having an agenda later on. Yes, I’m …
Barcelona v Liverpool Preview - Reds need to tame Messi to get anything from Camp Nou

Barcelona v Liverpool Preview - Reds need to tame Messi to get anything from Camp Nou

The Details   Venue - Camp Nou, Barcelona Date & Time - Tuesday, May 1st 2019 @ 20:00 Current Odds - Barcelona 8/11, Draw 3/1, Liverpool 10/3 Form Barcelona Form Barcelona clinched the LaLiga title on Saturday with a 1-0 win at home to Levante. Fittingly, it was the incredible Lionel Messi who scored the winner to give them their second league championship in a row. Ernesto Valverde's men have won their last four matches and conceded just one goal in their …
Out of Contract Porto Stars Would Energise Liverpool Midfield

Out of Contract Porto Stars Would Energise Liverpool Midfield

Liverpool take on Porto next week in their Champions League second leg encounter at the Estádio do Dragão, but the match offers an extra degree of interest. Porto midfielders, Yacine Brahimi and Héctor Herrera, are both out of contract this summer and could possibly be destined for Anfield next season. Liverpool have missed the attacking midfield flair of Philippe Coutinho this season and have yet to replace the iconic playmaker. Goals have been hard to come by from midfield as …
FC Porto v Liverpool Preview - Reds to complete the job in Portugal

FC Porto v Liverpool Preview - Reds to complete the job in Portugal

The Details   Venue - Estadio do Dragao, Porto Referee - Danny Makkelie (NED) Date & Time - Wednesday, April 17th 2019 @ 20:00 Current Odds - FC Porto 14/5, Draw 5/2, Liverpool 11/10 Form FC Porto Form Porto are locked in an incredible race for the Portuguese Primeira Liga title with Benfica at the moment. Benfica are top on goal difference with both sides level on 72 points apiece with five games remaining. Sergio Conceicao's side has only lost three league …
Player Ratings as Reds pull off massive 2-0 win over Chelsea

Player Ratings as Reds pull off massive 2-0 win over Chelsea

What a massive win! Liverpool were definitely the better side as they beat Chelsea 2-0 at Anfield. Sadio Mane opened the scoring, before Mohamed Salah thundered in a long-ranger at the Kop End to double the lead. The Reds had a few nervy moments after being two goals up, when Eden Hazard hit the post once, and forced a save off Alisson, but post that, there were no worries for the Reds. Here's how each player fared. Alisson Becker - …
Liverpool v FC Porto - Can Porto provide a tougher test this time around?

Liverpool v FC Porto - Can Porto provide a tougher test this time around?

The Details   Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP) Date & Time - Tuesday, March 9th 2019 @ 20:00 Current Odds - Liverpool 1/4, Draw 17/4, FC Porto 10/1 Form Liverpool Form It's a beautiful sight. Once again, Liverpool are stringing wins together and looking like they may just reach the standards they set back in the first half of the season. The win over FC Bayern in their last Champions League item was just what The Reds needed …
Jordan Henderson: Silencing the Critics Against the Saints

Jordan Henderson: Silencing the Critics Against the Saints

Jordan Henderson. A name that instantly divides Liverpool fans. But it's a name that will certainly be ringing out on the terraces for the coming days after his inspirational substitute appearance against Southampton. The skipper is always a controversial topic of conversation but his performance at St Mary's was one that showed what he is all about and what he brings to this Liverpool side that Jürgen Klopp values so highly. Many will have raised their eyebrows (myself included) when …
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