Lesson Learned: Brighton (FA Cup)

Lesson Learned: Brighton (FA Cup)

There’s a great quote from parenthood that goes ‘you can’t go through life allowing pain to dictate how you behave’. Clearly the scriptwriters for this don’t know the effects that Liverpool can have on people. There were a few positives to take from a return to the scene of the crime at The Amex, but it was hard to feel anything but deflated when Brighton’s second set-piece goal and injury time winner hit the net. We look at the lessons …
Tony Evans: It's Time For Mo Salah to Shine

Tony Evans: It's Time For Mo Salah to Shine

There is no doubt that Mo Salah is a Liverpool great. He has been the cutting edge of the Jurgen Klopp era. Unfortunately, he’s dropped down a gear just at the moment and he needs to step up another level. We’ve come to expect more than seven goals in half a Premier League season. He’s going to have to double that output in the next 19 games to make qualification for next year’s Champions League a possibility. But first it’s …
Liverpool 0 - 0 Chelsea - The Post-Mortem 

Liverpool 0 - 0 Chelsea - The Post-Mortem 

In terms of the result and path to get there, Liverpool were able to look more defensively stable, which resulted in a clean sheet. With only one point gained from a very uneventful game, it appears that this is the stodgy kind of performance that the Reds wanted in order to start regaining control of games. When looking at the starting line-up, it really was a case of putting out a team that deserved to start. Fabinho looks slow and …
Lessons Learned: Chelsea

Lessons Learned: Chelsea

A rather uneventful afternoon at Anfield ended goalless against Chelsea, as both sides saw their remaining but limited hopes of champions league qualification take a further dent. In truth, Liverpool deserved nothing more from a game where they offered minimal threat for the majority of the occasion. As both teams take a point and move on, we look at the lessons learned from the early kick-off in a real ninth versus tenth trade-off.SELECTION AVOIDS LOYALTY CLAIMSThere was surprise amongst many …
Wolves 0 - 1 Liverpool - FA Cup Player Ratings

Wolves 0 - 1 Liverpool - FA Cup Player Ratings

Wolves 0 - 1 Liverpool - FA Cup Player Ratings Caoimhin Kelleher - 7.0 Recalled for this competition and enjoyed a very quiet first half. The second half was very controlled and he once more had very little to do. James Milner - 6.0 Had moments where he struggled to get back, with Wolves targeting the flanks for their attacks. Showed good composure up and down the flank in the first half and was a constant voice for Harvey ahead …
Brighton 3 - 0 Liverpool - The Post-Mortem 

Brighton 3 - 0 Liverpool - The Post-Mortem 

‘I can’t remember a worse game. I mean all, not only Liverpool, I can’t remember’. Words expressed in Liverpool’s latest post-match press conference by beleaguered Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp. Not since the final days of Brendan Rodgers' reign have we seen such a continual poor showing from our team, with a drop off that is very hard to fathom and accept. Regardless of the need to regenerate the current midfield, there seems to be a pandemic spreading through most of …
Tony Evans: The Narrative Surrounding Naby Keita is Ludicrous

Tony Evans: The Narrative Surrounding Naby Keita is Ludicrous

The best quality a footballer can have is availability. It doesn’t matter how good you are if you can’t play. Daniel Sturridge might have been the best English striker of the previous decade but he didn’t get onto the pitch enough. Harry Kane would not have been close to becoming England’s leading goalscorer if Sturridge would have been robust. And so to Naby Keita. There were so many high hopes for the 27-year-old and so many disappointments. Rail all you …
Time To Start Naby Keïta

Time To Start Naby Keïta

Simon Brundish retweeted something on Tuesday, stating a very high win percentage for the games where Naby Keïta has started in recent years. I am a big fan of the little Guinean international, whereas much of the fanbase has become dissatisfied with his inability to stay fit. Last season saw him make forty appearances across all competitions for the Reds, becoming a big part in why we nearly won the unprecedented quadruple. To moan about his lack of availability this …
Liverpool 2 - 2 Wolves - FA Cup Player Ratings

Liverpool 2 - 2 Wolves - FA Cup Player Ratings

Liverpool 2 - 2 Wolves - FA Cup Player Ratings Starting XI Alisson Becker - 5.0 Confirmed as the FA Cup keeper again, he’s been the reds best player so far this season. In a rare moment of uncertainty, he gave away the opening goal with a very poor pass out. Made a solid save shortly thereafter, and it’s very tough to point the finger at someone that has saved us so often. The second goal conceded was a tough …
Gakpo a Good Start, The Ending is Key

Gakpo a Good Start, The Ending is Key

The natural excitement around the signing of Cody Gakpo is both expected and understandable. Liverpool needed an attacker and they went out and got a good one, especially in what can be considered real value in today’s market. The Dutchman’s signing will give everyone around the club a boost and help reinforce the belief that the top four is a realistic achievement. There is a harsh reality at play though for Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp, and fans alike. If they are …
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