The Joy Of Hubris: Liverpool v Real Madrid

The Joy Of Hubris: Liverpool v Real Madrid

In some ways this is all to do with Gini Wijnaldum. Last May he broke down the Anfield right and slotted a vital goal past Middlesbrough’s Brad Guzan to calm Red nerves and put us on the way to Champions League qualification. He was then pretty quiet for the intervening months save for a goal against Huddersfield Town. Eleven months from that Boro strike, however, he finally delivered a goal away from home. He chose the second leg of the …
Ronaldo vs Salah - In The Champions League Final

Ronaldo vs Salah - In The Champions League Final

Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah are on a collision course and they will clash in the greatest arena of all on May 26. They have led their teams, Real Madrid and Liverpool, into the Champions League final and their attacking brilliance should decide the outcome of the big game. Ronaldo has won the Ballon d’Or for the last two years after inspiring Los Blancos to two consecutive Champions League titles. He and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi have duopolised it for the …
Real Madrid v Liverpool Preview - The Impossible Possibilities

Real Madrid v Liverpool Preview - The Impossible Possibilities

Just under two weeks ago we saw Real Madrid come to Anfield and give Liverpool a lesson in what it’s like to play at the top level of European football. With four seasons out of the Champions League, and a group of players and staff with little experience of the competition, we saw a meek, timid performance, which served as no more than a training session for Real Madrid pre-Clásico. It was a display the likes of which we've rarely …