Serene Champions League Progress Epitomises New-Look Reds

Serene Champions League Progress Epitomises New-Look Reds

When drama unfolds on a Champions League night when Liverpool are playing, it has become the norm to expect it to revolve around what the Reds are up to. Their penchant for producing unforgettable evenings in Europe's premier club competition has been on show for five decades, from Saint-Etienne to Istanbul, right the way through to the heartbreak of Kiev last season. But on Wednesday night, the drama couldn't have been further from Liverpool's affairs, with the nerve-shredding entertainment being …
Cardiff v Liverpool Preview - Potential Key Battles

Cardiff v Liverpool Preview - Potential Key Battles

Liverpool travel to Cardiff off the back of a frenetic 4-1 win against Porto in the Champions League. It’s a tricky away tie off the back of a tricky European away tie, and Cardiff will have their tails up after a terrific 2-0 win over Brighton in mid-week. Nevertheless, there’s a real sense of momentum around the club at the moment, and Liverpool are in a really good space as they look to pile the pressure on City. So what …
Match Report: Liverpool stroll while City stumble

Match Report: Liverpool stroll while City stumble

Match Report: Porto 0 Liverpool 2 Champions League quarterfinals aren’t supposed to feel this casual. Nothing Liverpool related is supposed to feel this casual. And, so it was that what you might have thought would be a sunny trip to northern Portugal would end up being a deluge. Jurgen Klopp sent out a strong side while resting three. Jordan Henderson picked up a knock late in the action against Chelsea, Bobby Firmino deserves a rest more than anyone and Naby …
Stupendous Liverpool Firing On All Cylinders

Stupendous Liverpool Firing On All Cylinders

Liverpool are on the brink of a historic season as they turned in an absolutely fantastic performance to see off Chelsea at Anfield. The Reds have managed to play their way into some excellent form, following up wins against Spurs, Southampton and Porto with their first win at home to Chelsea in seven years, and are now just four wins away from potentially winning their first league title in 30 years, as well as being half-way to a Champions League …
Liverpool vs Porto 2nd Leg Preview - Potential Key Battles

Liverpool vs Porto 2nd Leg Preview - Potential Key Battles

Liverpool take a 2-0 lead to the Estadio do Dragao as they face Porto in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final, arguably with one foot in the quarter-finals. But the job is only half done and there remains a lot of work to do, which means that Liverpool won’t be able to take this game for granted. So what are some of the potential key battles ahead of this game? Gini Wijnaldum vs Hector Herrera Two key midfield …
Out of Contract Porto Stars Would Energise Liverpool Midfield

Out of Contract Porto Stars Would Energise Liverpool Midfield

Liverpool take on Porto next week in their Champions League second leg encounter at the Estádio do Dragão, but the match offers an extra degree of interest. Porto midfielders, Yacine Brahimi and Héctor Herrera, are both out of contract this summer and could possibly be destined for Anfield next season. Liverpool have missed the attacking midfield flair of Philippe Coutinho this season and have yet to replace the iconic playmaker. Goals have been hard to come by from midfield as …
Naby-Mania is Running Wild, Brother

Naby-Mania is Running Wild, Brother

It may have taken longer than expected but Naby Keita has finally arrived for Liverpool. After showing glimpses at various times throughout the season, the £52million signing has had a big impact in the past week for the Reds. With top spot on the line, the Liverpool No.8 opened his account for the club against Southampton with an uncharacteristic goal - a stooping header at the back post - to level the game on the night. He then drilled in …
Liverpool vs Porto Preview - Potential Key Battles

Liverpool vs Porto Preview - Potential Key Battles

Liverpool have a breather from the pulsating title race developing in the Premier League, as they get the chance to seek European glory instead. The next obstacle in their route in the Champions League is Porto, whom the Reds met last year and beat 5-0 on aggregate. Nevertheless, it would be remiss of the Reds not to take their opponents seriously, so here are the potential key battles for Tuesday’s first leg. Sadio Mané vs Maxi Pereira Sadio Mané scored …
Seven Games From Glory For Liverpool

Seven Games From Glory For Liverpool

International breaks are annoying, aren’t they? Fresh off the back of three pulsating Liverpool victories in a week, approaching the back end of the season, ready for the final run-in, and now we get two full weeks of no Liverpool action, and having to watch international teams play largely pointless fixtures against the backdrop of hoping nobody from LFC gets injured. But this article isn’t going to be a gripe at the lack of Liverpool action over the next couple …
Liverpool vs Porto: Champions League Quarter Final Is No Formality

Liverpool vs Porto: Champions League Quarter Final Is No Formality

After emphatically dumping Nivo Kovac's Bayern Munich out of the Champions League this week, Liverpool were handed what on paper seems to be a preferable quarter-final after being drawn against Porto. The 1-3 scoreline at the Allianz Arena along with a composed and assured performance in Bavaria has led many to believe that Liverpool are in with a serious chance of replicating last year's European form and making it all the way to the final for a second consecutive season …
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