What makes Sadio Mane so special?

What makes Sadio Mane so special?

Sadio Mane is often overlooked. It’s not purposefully done and there’s nothing malicious in it, it’s just one of the downsides of playing in the best team in the world. Mohamed Salah’s ridiculous goal return sees him take centre stage more often than not. Virgil van Dijk is Virgil van Dijk. Alisson makes a monumental difference to the team so is regularly singled out while Jordan Henderson is now getting plenty of plaudits having lifted four trophies over a 12 …
The remarkable rise of Liverpool's pre-Klopp Fab Five

The remarkable rise of Liverpool's pre-Klopp Fab Five

Jurgen Klopp is approaching five years as Liverpool manager, which is a frightening sentence to type. Where on earth did the time go? At this point in 2015, Brendan Rodgers was in his final pre-season at Anfield and the Reds were looking to bounce back from the humiliation of a 6-1 defeat away to Stoke. Little did we know at the time, FSG were flirting with Jurgen Klopp during his post-Borussia Dortmund breather, with Rodgers' time all but up. In …
Will Ismaila Sarr be Liverpool's Next Coup?

Will Ismaila Sarr be Liverpool's Next Coup?

Sadio Mane stood in the Anfield tunnel with his compatriot, Ismaila Sarr. Liverpool had just beaten Sarr's Watford 2-0 in the December chill, and the two Senegalese attackers were deep in conversation. Troy Deeney approaches, to pass on seasons greetings. Cheerfully, Mane turns to the iconic Watford skipper and exclaims: 'take care of my boy, yeah?' Sarr shuffles sheepishly as Sadio continues, like a concerned Father at parent's evening, 'he's a shy boy, shy boy'. Sadio Mane knows the talent …
Liverpool Light Up Anfield In Five Goal Thriller

Liverpool Light Up Anfield In Five Goal Thriller

Liverpool lifted the Premier League trophy for the first time ever after they dismantled Chelsea 5-3 in a ding-dong battle at Anfield. Goals from Naby Keita, Trent Alexander Arnold, Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino saw the Reds race into a 4-1 lead, with Olivier Giroud scoring for the Blues on the stroke of half time. Substitute Christian Pulisic proved a catalyst for the visitors as he scored and laid on an assist for fellow replacement Tammy Abraham to bring the …
Liverpool 5-3 Chelsea: Who Was Man of the Match?

Liverpool 5-3 Chelsea: Who Was Man of the Match?

Liverpool played their final home game of the season and served up an eight-goal-thriller in a 5-3 victory over Chelsea at Anfield. With the stage literally set for the trophy lift in the Kop, the Reds had to put all celebration thoughts aside for 90 minutes to ensure going the entire league season unbeaten at home. It got pretty hairy at times, but we came through it and bagged all three points. In goal, despite conceding three, Alisson had a …
In Defence Of Bobby Firmino

In Defence Of Bobby Firmino

Admittedly, Roberto Firmino ought to score more goals. But you know who else falls into that category? Every footballer who has ever laced a pair of boots up. Much has been made of the Brazilian's recent domestic goal drought at Anfield -- which, at the time of writing, extends to 18 Premier League games -- and much of it, weirdly, has come from Liverpool fans who should know better. Jurgen Klopp, pundits and ex-players -- with Thierry Henry always effusive …
Liverpool 1-1 Burnley: Who Was Man of the Match?

Liverpool 1-1 Burnley: Who Was Man of the Match?

Liverpool drop points at Anfield in the Premier League for the first time this season after a 1-1 draw with Burnley. The Reds had more than enough chances to win the game but poor finishing and even worse refereeing meant we had to settle for a point. This result means Liverpool will need to win all three of their remaining games to break the league points record. In goal, Alisson had virtually nothing to do all game and stood no …
Key Stats as Reds drop points at home v Burnley

Key Stats as Reds drop points at home v Burnley

Burnley nabbed an undeserved second half equalizer to frustrate record-chasing Liverpool, who dropped points for the first time at Anfield this season. Andy Robertson headed(!) the Reds in front, before Jay Rodriguez’s volley. The result means Liverpool need three wins out of three to beat Man City's 100 point record. But what were the key stats from the 1-1 draw? Oh Andy Andy With Trent Alexander-Arnold having such a strong season, it’s gone a little under the radar how good …
Toothless Liverpool Misfire Their Way To Burnley Draw

Toothless Liverpool Misfire Their Way To Burnley Draw

Liverpool had their 100% winning record at home in the league taken away from them, after poor finishing and inspired keeper saw them frustratingly draw 1-1 at home to Burnley. Andy Robertson's arching header gave the Reds a merited lead before the visitors -- who were only in the contest thanks to heroics from keeper, Nick Pope -- stole an equaliser through an angled Jay Rodrigues volley. The hosts had two clear penalty shouts denied in a frustrating afternoon. With …
Liverpool 1-1 Burnley - Player Ratings as Reds are made to pay for profligacy

Liverpool 1-1 Burnley - Player Ratings as Reds are made to pay for profligacy

A combination of an inspired Nick Pope in the Burnley goal and some shoddy Liverpool finishing meant that the Reds' perfect Anfield record for the Premier League season brought to a halt with a 1-1 draw against Sean Dyche's side. Andy Robertson gave the Reds the lead in the first half, but Jay Rodriguez equalised late in the second, as the Reds endured a frustrating afternoon. Here's how each player fared. Alisson Becker - 6/10 Nothing he could've done for …
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