Observations as Liverpool dig out yet another win to stay alive

Observations as Liverpool dig out yet another win to stay alive

It was nervy. The tension was rattling. It was not a nice feeling. With time dwindling, Liverpool had little margin for error. Liverpool didn't err. The tension was broken through. The nerves were all settled. From the South Coast, the Reds will head back to Merseyside with three points. Here are the key observations from the game. Horrific Start Well, it would have been nice to see Liverpool have more control of midfield, right from the get-go, but Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg …
Southampton 1-3 Liverpool: Who was man of the match?

Southampton 1-3 Liverpool: Who was man of the match?

It was unconvincing, it was last-ditch, it was downright exhausting, but crucially for Liverpool, it was victory. They are back on top of the Premier League with their rivals' fixtures about to get significantly tougher. The performance, it has to be said, wasn't good. But Liverpool won this game thanks to a big call from their manager and a big moment from a big player. The Reds seem to be in a 'win by whatever means necessary mode', and so …
Match Report: Liverpool's Little Dancer Does It!

Match Report: Liverpool's Little Dancer Does It!

Hold me closer little dancer, Count the headlights on the highway, Lay me down in sheets of linen, You've had a busy day today. How much did Liverpool need Mo Salah to score that goal? How much did Naby Keita need to come through like that? How much did Jordan Henderson need to grab the reins of this team and be a big part of a clutch victory? Strange to say about a Liverpool side that is two wins away …
Player Ratings as plucky Reds stay alive in title race: Saints 1 Liverpool 3

Player Ratings as plucky Reds stay alive in title race: Saints 1 Liverpool 3

Phew. Breathe! Liverpool didn't make it easy for themselves. They haven't in a while, have they? But at this stage of the season, what matters is the result. That final result leads 3-1 in the favour of the Reds, as they beat a brave Southampton at St. Mary's. Shane Long put Southampton in the lead, but the Reds equalised before half-time, through Naby Keita's first goal for the club. Mo Salah and Jordan Henderson scored late in the game, to …
Liverpool still are in the hunt as 3 points are secured against Spurs

Liverpool still are in the hunt as 3 points are secured against Spurs

It was a rather windy day at Anfield, but no wind could have competed against 50000 people exhaling a sigh of relief right at the end as Liverpool secured three points in rather fortuitous circumstances. As they say, it doesn't matter how they come, till they come. The key observations from the game are as follows. That midfield is no longer surprising A big game against a top 6 opposition means fans usually crave for a dominant midfield (both in …
Spurs spurred it! Liverpool fortunate winners at Anfield.

Spurs spurred it! Liverpool fortunate winners at Anfield.

Were you worried? Ye of little faith. Jurgen Klopp left his summer midfield acquisitions on the bench, leading to plenty of pre-match consternation. James Milner started in midfield along with Jordan Henderson and Gini Wijnaldum, leaving all of us to wonder what on earth was wrong with Naby Keita, Fabinho and Shaqiri. Going off of the assumption that Jurgen Klopp isn’t trying to throw the league away like we did the domestic cups, one would have to guess that the …
How Much Will Tiredness Affect the Premier League Title Race?

How Much Will Tiredness Affect the Premier League Title Race?

The Premier League title race is going to be decided by fine margins this season, as the battle reaches boiling point. Liverpool and Man City have been at loggerheads throughout the campaign, which for the neutrals watching on must have made for a thrilling spectacle. Both sides are churning out points at rapid rates and the eventual victor is likely to have to achieve close to 100 points to secure glory. With the painfully dull international break now out of …
Liverpool vs Spurs Preview - Potential Key Battles

Liverpool vs Spurs Preview - Potential Key Battles

With the international break, and the yawn-inducing two weeks without Liverpool Football Club, almost over, the focus shifts back to the title race, and to plausibly Liverpool’s hardest remaining game as they face Tottenham at Anfield on Sunday. So what are some of the key battles ahead of that critical fixture? Virgil Van Dijk vs Harry Kane Arguably the league’s best striker against the league’s best centre-back. There’s no doubt that Kane is the focal point of this Spurs attack …
Time For Bobby Firmino To Step Up

Time For Bobby Firmino To Step Up

With seven games to go in the Premier League, and at most five games to go in the Champions League, Liverpool are reaching the crunch. And when you’re at the crunch, you need your most important players to step up. And one of those players is Roberto Firmino. Bobby is a player who has gone somewhat under the radar this season but remains widely considered one of Liverpool’s most important players – a term that I’m convinced has lost all …
Durability A Key Factor In Liverpool's Success

Durability A Key Factor In Liverpool's Success

When you look at Liverpool’s success so far this season, one of the key reasons that the team has played consistently well is the lack of injuries to key players. Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold aside, of Liverpool’s main starting XI (or starting X plus one if we’re being fair), nobody has picked up anything more than a minor niggle this season. And some would say that in that respect, Liverpool have been very lucky. Going through the team, there …
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