Rafa to Everton: Is it really that bad?

Rafa to Everton: Is it really that bad?

Seeing Rafa Benitez holding an Everton scarf above his head was a surreal moment. Did any of us ever think we'd see the day? It is one of the most controversial appointments for some time and is sure to send shockwaves across Merseyside and beyond. Having been an adored figure at Liverpool between 2004 and 2010, we are now going to have to witness Benitez trying to work his magic across Stanley Park. It's fair to say Everton fans have …

"It could have been a different story" - Milner laments Liverpool's loss to Real Madrid

James Milner says everyone at Liverpool has been left rueing their poor first-leg display which led to their Champions League exit. Jürgen Klopp's Reds lost 3-1 away to Real Madrid last week after a very poor performance on the night - a defeat they were unable to bounce back from on Wednesday at Anfield. Despite an impressive effort, the second leg finished 0-0 at Anfield and Liverpool are out of European football's premier competition. Speaking in his post-match interview, Liverpool …

"That will not happen" - Klopp rubbishes notion that Champions League exit could negatively impact remainder of Liverpool's season

Jürgen Klopp insists Liverpool's Champions League exit will not impact their performance for the remainder of the season. Klopp's Reds drew 0-0 with Real Madrid at Anfield last night, a result that meant Liverpool lost 3-1 on aggregate after a poor first-leg performance in Spain last week. Speaking after the match, Klopp was quick to rubbish any notions that Liverpool's exit will negatively impact their performance levels in any Premier League games they have left:
"That will not happen that …
Will this be Liverpool's starting eleven to face Real Madrid tonight at Anfield?

Will this be Liverpool's starting eleven to face Real Madrid tonight at Anfield?

Liverpool meet Real Madrid at Anfield tonight in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash. Jürgen Klopp's men are 3-1 down from the first leg last week in Spain. That leaves Liverpool with a huge mountain to climb if they are to progress to the semi-finals and a likely date with Premier League rivals Chelsea. The Reds are without Virgil van Dijk, Joël Matip, Joe Gomez, and Jordan Henderson. Divock Origi, Caoimhin Kelleher, and Curtis Jones will face …
Much Maligned Firmino Missed In UnIntense Liverpool Loss

Much Maligned Firmino Missed In UnIntense Liverpool Loss

Let's face it, Roberto Firmino -- at least in front of goal -- has regressed as a player over the course of the last two seasons. From a record high 0f 15 Premier League goals in the 2017/2018 season, the Brazilian's numbers have steadily dropped and he finds himself on eight league goals this season, the same figure he registered last term. Of course, anyone familiar with the Brazilian internationals game knows that his on-field role is about much more …
Liverpool midfielder agrees Reds lost Champions League tie in

Liverpool midfielder agrees Reds lost Champions League tie in "really intense" first half

Gini Wijnaldum knows that Liverpool's defeat in Madrid on Tuesday was down mainly to a below-par first-half performance from The Reds. A dire showing from Jürgen Klopp's men in the opening half of Tuesday night's game against Real Madrid saw Liverpool go in 2-0 down at the break. Mohamed Salah pulled one back in the second half but Klopp's side ended up losing 3-1 on the night. Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com after the match, Wijnaldum was asked if the damage had …

"We didn't deserve to win tonight" - Klopp disappointed in poor Reds performance in Madrid

Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp admits his side was second-best against Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final. First-half goals from Vinícius Júnior and Marco Asensio put the home team 2-0 up at the break after a dreadful Liverpool performance in the first half. The Reds played better in the second half and pulled a goal back through Mohamed Salah after a good move involving Gini Wijnaldum and Diogo Jota. However, Júnior would restore Real Madrid's two-goal …
Will this be Liverpool's starting lineup to play Real Madrid tonight?

Will this be Liverpool's starting lineup to play Real Madrid tonight?

Liverpool and Real Madrid meet tonight in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash in Spain. Who will start for The Reds? Jürgen Klopp's men will be high on confidence after another impressive win on Saturday night when they beat Arsenal 3-0 at the Emirates Stadium. Diogo Jota came off the bench to score two second-half goals with Mohamed Salah also on the scoresheet. Klopp will, of course, be without several first-team players with Virgil van Dijk, Joël …
Would Istanbul glory pip Liverpool's 2005 heroics?

Would Istanbul glory pip Liverpool's 2005 heroics?

The idea of this season ending in glory for Liverpool seems little more than a pipe dream, if we're being completely honest. It has been a disastrous campaign for the Reds, with injuries depleting them and their Premier League title defence going out in a whimper. Not only that, but a top-four finish now looks highly unlikely, too. If that Thursday night graveyard shift in the Europa League is to be avoided next season, it looks as though Liverpool will …
Liverpool's route to another potential Istanbul final unveiled in Champions League draw

Liverpool's route to another potential Istanbul final unveiled in Champions League draw

Liverpool will face Spanish giants Real Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League as revealed in today's draw in Switzerland. Jürgen Klopp's men travel to Madrid for the first leg on April 6th or 7th before welcoming Zinedine Zidane and co to Anfield for the return fixture a week later. The last time the sides met was the 2018 Champions League final in Kyiv. Real Madrid won 3-1 after a night to forget for Loris Karius in the Liverpool …
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