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. …
Liverpool 2 Wolves 0 - Reds On Top for Seconds

Liverpool 2 Wolves 0 - Reds On Top for Seconds

And then there was one. One last Sunday to say our prayers and hope Manchester City open the door for Liverpool. It had been eight straight wins since a 0-0 draw at Goodison left just enough slack for City to overtake The Reds. The consensus was then that we would have to win out. A win against Wolves would accomplish that, but City have not cooperated. The only pause in their pursuit of a four trophy season has been in …
Divock Origi: The epitome of a Jürgen Klopp squad player

Divock Origi: The epitome of a Jürgen Klopp squad player

What a week it's been for Divock Origi. First, he scores an 86th-minute winner against Newcastle to take the title race into the final day of the season. Then, due to an injury to Roberto Firmino, he gets given the nod to start against Barcelona in a Champions League semi-final. And scores twice. Who knew that back when he scored that iconic 96th-minute winner against Everton at Anfield back in December that it would be the start of things to …
No More Conservative Midfields for Liverpool

No More Conservative Midfields for Liverpool

This title race is killing you, admit it. All the times Liverpool were buried in sixth, meagre and irrelevant seem like the golden days of old compared to the ninety-minute-long heart attack Liverpool fans are forced to endure on a weekly – sometimes bi-weekly – basis. Bring Hodgson back, for God’s sake. Seeing as that’s unlikely, and seeing as Liverpool are firmly stuck in a title race in which they have to make up the ground, the nerves have manifested …
Player Ratings as Liverpool stun Spurs late

Player Ratings as Liverpool stun Spurs late

With arguably one of Jurgen Klopp's worst performances as a Liverpool manager and one of his team's worst performances of the season, the Reds still managed to come away with all three points on Sunday afternoon. Beating Tottenham 2-1 thanks to Toby Alderweireld's late own goal, Klopp's men climb back to the top of the table for a few days at least. Here are your ratings. One king imperious, another uncomfortable Alisson (5): Looked shaky after the Fulham incident, passing …
Triumph of the Understudies at Liverpool

Triumph of the Understudies at Liverpool

It was only a few days ago that Liverpool fans bore witness to another one of Jürgen Klopp’s most repeated sentiments – “I don’t need to spend anything, I’ve got all that I need.”
“I don’t want to talk exactly what we will do, but I don't think this is a team at the moment where we have to spend the big money or whatever. "The best way to do it is bring together a group of players, try …
Klopp's PlayStation Midfield

Klopp's PlayStation Midfield

You know, I’d already got this article in my brain long before I saw this tweet from Michael Caley, the brain behind Caley Graphics xG maps. Caley is a brilliant football analyst and the insight that he offers in this tweet backs up other data that I’ve seen in other places, but the simple fact is as follows. Nevertheless, before I get into some of that data, I want to outline the point of this article. Klopp has been tinkering …
Divock Origi: Does He Have a Liverpool Future?

Divock Origi: Does He Have a Liverpool Future?

He's had a bit of a tough time of things over the last two seasons has Divock Origi. After enjoying a relatively successful start to his Liverpool career under Brendan Rodgers and then perhaps the best time in a Liverpool shirt at the start of Jürgen Klopp's reign saw him being touted as one for the future. Some of his goals in the 2015/16 season, particularly those crucial ones en route to the Europa League final, made him a real …
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 …
Can Luck Finally Benefit Liverpool In A Title Race?

Can Luck Finally Benefit Liverpool In A Title Race?

Both Liverpool and Man City fans are being accused of having luck on their side this season, as the immature back-and-forth between the supporters continues. For every City fan calling Mo Salah a 'diver', there is a Liverpool supporter incredulous that Vincent Kompany wasn't sent-off against the Reds, or that Wolves centre-back Willy Boly was shown his marching orders for a similar tackle at the Etihad. The truth is that both have profited at different times. Liverpool were fortunate that …
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