Finely Poised - Key Stats as Liverpool Draw With Bayern

Finely Poised - Key Stats as Liverpool Draw With Bayern

Liverpool’s Champions League Last 16 tie with Bayern Munich is extremely finely poised following a tense and interesting 0-0 draw at Anfield that left Liverpool ultimately frustrated but bang in the tie. Bayern got the result that they ultimately played for, and whilst the lack of an away goal is a relief for the Reds, they still have to go to the Allianz knowing the opposition will be minor favourites for the tie now. A Game of Two Halves Whilst …
Player Ratings as Bayern hold off Reds at Anfield

Player Ratings as Bayern hold off Reds at Anfield

What are we all making of that, then? I'm quite satisfied with the result. Liverpool 0-0 Bayern Munich and all the Reds must do now is score and avoid defeat at the Allianz Arena. Given Bayern's home record that does seem a mission. However, there was enough to see tonight that suggests Liverpool can fancy their chances. With Virgil van Dijk back we'll hopefully see an improved Andy Robertson (there's a clue about his rating), whilst Trent Alexander-Arnold will be …
Under-appreciated Trent Becoming A Key Player For Klopp

Under-appreciated Trent Becoming A Key Player For Klopp

A lot has been made of the fact that Joe Gomez has been out injured for Liverpool this season – and the impact that that has on Liverpool’s defence. But comparatively, not as much has been made of the impact of losing Trent Alexander-Arnold for a period of time – with Trent missing six of Liverpool’s last eleven games through two injuries and making his return as a sub against Bournemouth. So how much impact does Trent have on the …
Sadio Mané believes Naby Keita will go from strength to strength at Liverpool

Sadio Mané believes Naby Keita will go from strength to strength at Liverpool

Liverpool's Sadio Mané believes Reds fans have only seen glimpses of what Naby Keita has to offer the team so far and that the former RB Leipzig player is just going to get better. Jurgen Klopp and his men are coming to the end of their Marbella training camp and Mané has been sharing a room with Keita while they were in Spain. The Liverpool number 10 told Liverpoolfc.com that:
“I just told him today in training, 'I know your qualities …
Balance the Key to Fixing Liverpool's 4-3-3

Balance the Key to Fixing Liverpool's 4-3-3

At the start of the season, before a ball had been kicked, the assumption was that Liverpool would end the season with a first choice midfield of Fabinho, Keita and one other midfielder. Liverpool’s two new, big money, acquisitions were expected to dominate the team sheet sooner or later, and the question of which of the remaining trio – Milner, Henderson or Wijnaldum – would fit the third midfield slot. Since then, that particular question has been rather emphatically answered …
Naby Keita - Our Midfield Missing Link

Naby Keita - Our Midfield Missing Link

Building a team can’t be easy. Take a look at Manchester United. Take a look at Chelsea. Whilst one side - United - is performing much better since appoint a new manager (the natural reaction of a team so far against their former manager that surely anyone remotely positive would see an upturn) the other - Chelsea - have already seen their ‘new manager bounce’ fade away after an incredible and unsustainable start. Both teams have wonderful individual talent, but …
Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool's Naby Keita is finally showing what he can do

Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool's Naby Keita is finally showing what he can do

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was very happy to see such an improved performance from Naby Keita against Bournemouth on Saturday. The former RB Leipzig midfielder had given us glimpses of just what he is capable of in the second half of Liverpool's 1-1 draw at West Ham last Monday night. On Saturday, he picked up where he left off but stepped it up another gear against Bournemouth with the aid of a far better performance from the team as a …
A brief glimpse of Naby Keita's brilliance

A brief glimpse of Naby Keita's brilliance

I despised football when the final whistle blew at West Ham. More points dropped in the Premier League title race, but more worryingly a limp performance by Liverpool, who looked anything but a team trying to go five points clear at the top. In any normal season, a draw at West Ham in February would be no great disaster, but with Man City hunting the Reds down in their own relentless fashion, it felt like a defeat on the penultimate …
John Aldridge doesn't believe Naby Keita or Adam Lallana are good enough for Liverpool FC

John Aldridge doesn't believe Naby Keita or Adam Lallana are good enough for Liverpool FC

Liverpool's former striker John Aldridge believes that neither Naby Keita or Adam Lallana are up to the required standard to make any relevant contribution at Liverpool. Writing in his column for the independent.ie, Aldridge commented that the Liverpool team has lacked balance in recent weeks and the front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mané are not getting the service they require from the midfield. Aldridge went on to specify where he thought the main issues have been, …
Liverpool vs Bournemouth Preview - Potential Key Battles

Liverpool vs Bournemouth Preview - Potential Key Battles

Liverpool host Bournemouth off the back of two poor performances and two poor results, that have seen their lead at the top of the Premier League cut to three points. Now they know that with City looking to use their game against Everton to move top of the league before the Reds get a chance to respond, it’s vital that Liverpool return to form and fast. But which battles in this game could prove vital to Liverpool’s victory – or …
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