Steven Gerrard’s Villa Impact

Steven Gerrard’s Villa Impact

Stevie Gerrard cemented his role as Aston Villa manager this past weekend when leading his new side into Anfield. The game was full of frustration, and gave mild indications of the manager he is becoming. With an ultra defensive style and formula built to slow the rampaging reds, he showed perhaps too much respect for Jürgen Klopp’s side. The narrow 1-0 home win managed to hide the the domination of Liverpool, and the negative approach by the visiting team wasn’t …
Liverpool 1 - 0 Aston Villa- The Player Ratings

Liverpool 1 - 0 Aston Villa- The Player Ratings

Alisson Becker - 5.5 Long stretches of inactivity and some hairy moments led to an up and down afternoon. If these suspect moments see a clean sheet and a probable kick start ensue (before the next run of games), then that’s just fine. Trent Alexander Arnold - 7.5 The low blocks and overloading of Gerrard’s Villa frustrated, but Trents ability and strength from the right are so apparent. Good defensive work also. Andy Robertson - 8.0 It’s not a false …
Rob Jones - An Exceptional Fullback

Rob Jones - An Exceptional Fullback

The position of fullback has perhaps seen the biggest evolution over the last few decades, especially at Anfield. The current versions are an attacking force of nature, with Andy Robertson’s endeavour and willing a delight to behold. On the opposite flank, Trent Alexander Arnold has become an absolute revelation, and sits firmly as the world's best attacking fullback. The periods before our current pair (and able backups) were often uninspired. To concentrate on the right sided fullback area, it was …
Wolves 0 - 1 Liverpool - The Player Ratings

Wolves 0 - 1 Liverpool - The Player Ratings

A Goodison Park Dream

A Goodison Park Dream

I remember (many, many years ago), spending entire days playing Championship Manager. It would have been at least 25 years ago, where I would spend entire summer holidays managing teams, and searching for players to sign. Often times I would be the Liverpool manager, but here and there I would mix up my club of choice. AC Milan, with the likes of Maldini, Albertini, Weah and Zvonimir Boban were a particular favourite. Atalanta were a fun side, PSV rings a …
Liverpool  4 - 0 Southampton - The Player Ratings

Liverpool 4 - 0 Southampton - The Player Ratings

Alisson Becker - 8.0 Some important stops allowed Liverpool to avoid any issues. The most important goalkeeper in Liverpool’s Premier League era, and irreplaceable in this side. Trent Alexander Arnold - 8.0 So impressive in his game. The elegance and natural ability he has is unmatched by any other attacking fullback. Another assist for this sensational talent, and we could be about to see him become consistently world class Andy Robertson - 9.0 There were signs against Porto (as a …
Thankyou Arsenal

Thankyou Arsenal

In a period where life is still somewhat irregular, a little bit scary and often times frustrating, there is still the odd football moment that brings pure joy. Last weekend Liverpool entertained a visiting Arsenal side, and their young manager, Mikel Arteta. For Liverpool’s fanbase, the pre game was relaxed, and confidence was high. The Reds' injury list was manageable, and the match was very much something to look forward to, after the international break. Arsenal are often a team …
Sadio Mane, his form and his contract situation

Sadio Mane, his form and his contract situation

Only Mohamed Salah has more goals than Sadio Mane in the Premier League this season.  A lot of people will - perhaps rightly - focus on Salah being the top scorer. But the fact Mane is amongst the goals this season should not be overlooked. For most wide forwards, a haul of 11 Premier League goals is decent. In fact, most would be more than happy with that sort of return.  But Mane had 40 goals across the previous two …
Should Kostas Tsimikas be a starter for Liverpool?

Should Kostas Tsimikas be a starter for Liverpool?

Kostas Tsimikas is going to give Jurgen Klopp a selection headache.  The Greece international impressed yet again against Arsenal as he extended his run of starts without conceding a goal to seven. In fact, Liverpool are yet to concede in a game Tsimikas has started.  The 25-year-old hasn’t put a foot wrong and many fans believe he should be a starter ahead of Andrew Robertson. The Scotland captain has had a few dodgy moments with his positioning and his end …
Tyler Morton - An Opportunity To Shine

Tyler Morton - An Opportunity To Shine

Robbie Fowler, Steve McManaman, Michael Owen, Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher and Trent Alexander Arnold all graduated through the Liverpool academy. The success of each is part of the clubs illustrious history, and it is always a joy to see homegrown talent succeed as Liverpool players. Within any historical football club, there are times when talent struggles to emerge due to the level of competition. There has been multiple false hopes in my lifetime, but there is still excitement when any …
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