LFC 2017/2018 Player Ratings - Part 2

LFC 2017/2018 Player Ratings - Part 2

After rating the defence, now it's time for midfield and attack. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - Average Post-match Rating 6.63, Writers' Season Rating 7.5 The Ox had a slow start to his Liverpool career, appearing mainly as a substitute in the begging of the season. He grew to be our best midfielder as the season progressed before being sidelined by an injury sustained against Roma. His banger against Man City will be on the highlight reel for years. The injury also casts …
Liverpool's Premier League Lineups - A Stats Analysis: Part 1

Liverpool's Premier League Lineups - A Stats Analysis: Part 1

The Premier League season is over. Man City dominated the season like no club has done in recent (and not so recent) times. For Liverpool, the campaign was relatively successful with the team managing to qualify for the Champions League for the second straight time - something that hasn't happened since a certain Spaniard was at the helm of the club. The Reds conceded fewer than 40 goals for the first since 2010. And Mo Salah won every possible award …
Player Ratings as the Reds ride into the Last Four of Champions League

Player Ratings as the Reds ride into the Last Four of Champions League

ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZ, ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZZZZZZZ. I was on press duty for another site I write for (sinning) so this gives me a chance to express some joy I had to hold back sitting around a bunch of journalists and City fans. Not seen a replay of anything so if my Dejan Lovren praise is a bit ‘yer da’ and I’ve missed some blindingly obvious errors I apologise. Onto the last four we go... All hail King Trent! Loris Karius …
Player Ratings as Liverpool's Undefeated Derby Streak Continues

Player Ratings as Liverpool's Undefeated Derby Streak Continues

"Need someone to do the post-match player ratings" was the request from AI's supremo Gags Tandon. "Great!", I thought; after wallopping City, Liverpool look like they can trounce any team in the world right now, and this will be my chance to dish 10 ratings all round for perhaps the greatest derby mauling of all time. How wrong I was. As I watched the game, I saw sparks and flickers of something, as Liverpool had the ball, but ultimately, Everton …
Player Ratings as Liverpool crush the Cityzens

Player Ratings as Liverpool crush the Cityzens

That was unbelievable. Far and away Liverpool’s best display under Klopp. We’ve attacked better, yet scored three. There hasn’t been a better defensive display under the German. One foot into the semi-finals, surely? Score one at their place and they have to score five. Not rocket science is it, lads? Anyway, here’s me on player ratings trying not to give everyone a 10. Trent Alexander-Arnold, build him a statue Loris Karius (7): One of the easiest night’s of his life …
Player Ratings as Salah's Strike Downs Eagles

Player Ratings as Salah's Strike Downs Eagles

Palace away, I don't think I'll ever be able to enjoy it. Six goals and two wins in the last couple of trips there, but have either been fun? Credit to Palace, their main strength is that they don't make it fun for their opponents. Able to soak up the pressure and then race forward with quick, powerful players, they're arguably the best designed of the mid-table teams to beat any of the top six. Except at the moment, they're …
Liverpool player ratings as supreme Salah shines against Hornets

Liverpool player ratings as supreme Salah shines against Hornets

There was something so routine and yet so unbelievable about that. For a player who scores so frequently, it's mad that it's Mo Salah's first hat-trick. Even crazier that he decided to score four, not three. Liverpool 5-0 Watford - into the home-stretch of the season with a win. Andy Robertson's gang of beautiful lads Loris Karius (6): Another clean sheet, tidy in everything he did. Joe Gomez (5): Misjudges a header for Watford's first shot on target as Richarlison …
Player Ratings as United take 3 points at Old Trafford

Player Ratings as United take 3 points at Old Trafford

Liverpool were so 'un-Liverpool' like in attack, and so 'Liverpool' in their defence as they slumped to defeat at Old Trafford. The second half was a better performance and the ref was a nutcase, but that does not take away a shambolic defensive performance in first half. Loris Karius (5) - Left high and dry for both his goals. Made an excellent late tackle high up the pitch as Liverpool looked to salvage a point. Trent Alexander Arnold (2) - Horrid game …
Liverpool 0-0 Porto: Player ratings from a European snoozefest

Liverpool 0-0 Porto: Player ratings from a European snoozefest

Job done, professional work, blah blah blah. That was a little boring, wasn't it? Liverpool (5) 0-0 (0) Porto. Onto Old Trafford and into the quarter-finals. Another clean sheet for Big Loris Loris Karius (7): Keeps clean sheets, looks cool. And now he's done the simple stuff in a simple manner! Lively off his line in the first half, a couple of average saves. Good that he was kept in. Joe Gomez (6): A little rusty on his comeback but nothing to …
Player Ratings as a Patient Liverpool secure three points

Player Ratings as a Patient Liverpool secure three points

It was a tough opening half to the game as Newcastle defended in an organized manner, but once Salah put Liverpool ahead, there was always going to be only one winner. This is how the Reds fared. Loris Karius (8) - Was a spectator for most of the match, but when called upon, made a world-class save to deny Diame from equalizing at the end of the first half. Was always intent on releasing the ball at the earliest. Solid performance …
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