Will Logic Prevail For Liverpool In This Window…

Will Logic Prevail For Liverpool In This Window…

One of the saddest moments for any football supporter, is when their teams summer transfer business is prematurely complete. Now and and again, I’ll type in the name of a player we’ve been linked to, and read only the twitter threads that state a signing is imminent. Anything that offers bad news (often logic) is dismissed, and I start to envisage what could be. A deep dive to uncover some background on the player might come next, with a thorough …
The Importance Of Naby Keita

The Importance Of Naby Keita

With a year remaining on Naby Keïta’s current Liverpool deal, a decision must now be made on the future of the gifted Guinean. After a somewhat staggered first few years, last season he showed himself to be of the required level that the Reds' midfielders need. Regardless of how you judged him prior to last season, his importance to the side last year cannot be overlooked. Every player has his loyal followers, and unfortunately just as many have the opposite. …
Under Pressure: Dynamic Diaz, Klopp's Man Management & Naby's New Role

Under Pressure: Dynamic Diaz, Klopp's Man Management & Naby's New Role

It was another double header for the Under Pressure crew, and it was a review of the Reds' domestic cup double - already - this season as they won the FA Cup final on penalties against Chelsea at Wembley. In recent seasons it hasn't been a priority for Liverpool, mainly due to the strength of the squad available but this campaign has seen a real desire to succeed in all competitions. Phil Barter reflected on the ability of the manager …
Observations: Groundhog Day

Observations: Groundhog Day

I've seen this one before. Liverpool vs Chelsea in a domestic cup final. Both teams create lots of chances, though the Reds are slightly the better side. None of these are scored, with two excellent goalkeeping displays. Thomas Tuchel makes a sub deep in extra time, gambling on a penalty specialist. But eventually, Liverpool triumphed, holding their nerve to seal it in the shootout. Really someone should be asking what the scriptwriters have been doing these last few months, because …
Villarreal 2 - 3 Liverpool - The Player Ratings

Villarreal 2 - 3 Liverpool - The Player Ratings

Alisson Becker - 7.5 The most assured pair of gloves in football, and with no fault for Villarreal’s first half goals, made one brilliant one on one stop. Became a spectator until Liverpool scored, which was a welcome sight. Had very little from there to deal with. Trent Alexander-Arnold - 6.5 After given a much needed breather at the weekend, the playmaking fullback came back in for Joe Gomez. He looked shaky, and unsure of how to play the ball …
Newcastle 0 - 1 Liverpool - The Player Ratings

Newcastle 0 - 1 Liverpool - The Player Ratings

Alisson Becker - 7.5 The nervy situations were inevitable, but this man dealt with such moments like the worlds greatest keeper should. The chances for Newcastle were limited, but everything was smothered by the giant Brazilian. Joe Gomez - 8.5 Effort and tenacity in abundance. He was up and down the line constantly, and looks like the relative freedom is being basked in. The odd cross field ball was on point, and the crossing was pretty good too. The defensive …
Newcastle 0 - 1 Liverpool - Man Of The Match

Newcastle 0 - 1 Liverpool - Man Of The Match

Naby Keita It’s amazing that he’s Liverpool’s third best midfielder this season, with such a brilliant term of form. He kept things ticking today, was efficient in possession, and pressed whenever it was required. Such a balanced player, that simply has to play when Thiago does not. The goal was critical, and he took it like a seasoned striker. His movement quality today stood out, and he was the player able to drive from midfield …
Observations: The Reds celebrate Jurgen's new contract with a win

Observations: The Reds celebrate Jurgen's new contract with a win

Today Liverpool were the calmest ones in the room. Many fans will have been increasingly nervous as the seconds ticked by and the scoreline stayed at just 1-0, but despite a few misplaced passes, the Reds stayed as calm as you like, defended the space, and gave up nothing to see out the win. Newcastle had a measly 4 shots in the game, all of which were from considerable distance and didn't give Alisson much trouble. Joe Gomez, rotated in …
Observations: Liverpool book their place in the Final

Observations: Liverpool book their place in the Final

The most notable factor in the buildup to the FA Cup semi-final was the team selection of Man City. The absence of Kevin De Bruyne and Kyle Walker was expected after their midweek knocks, but Pep Guardiola also rested Rodri, Ederson, and Laporte. This ended up being crucial, as City no longer had their three best tempo controllers from deep positions. Whilst in the league meeting, City had done an excellent job of neutering Liverpool's press before launching comfortable long …
Player Ratings for Liverpool 3-2 Manchester City

Player Ratings for Liverpool 3-2 Manchester City

Last Sunday at the Etihad was an up-and-down affair for Liverpool, but an early blitzkrieg against their hated rivals at Anfield South put the Reds out of touching distance and sent Jurgen’s boys to another cup final. Alisson – 8 Had some early shaky moments on the ball, but his positioning and shot stopping saved Liverpool from an embarrassing collapse after taking a 3-0 lead. The gulf in class between Alisson and City’s Zach Steffen is a major reason why …
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