Liverpool Make World-Class Stars

Liverpool Make World-Class Stars

Jamie Carragher is right, Liverpool don’t tend to buy superstars. Speaking after the 1-0 win over Spurs, the former Reds centre-back heaped praise on Jurgen Klopp and the recruitment team at Anfield.  "It's not that Liverpool are just buying players with this special ability that nobody else sees these players," Carragher told Sky Sports. "[Andy] Robertson came from Hull City, [Gini] Wijnaldum was relegated with Newcastle United, Mohamed Salah had been at Chelsea, Sadio Mane had been in the Premier …
Five of Liverpool's Champions League winners make the UEFA.com Fans' Team of the Year for 2019

Five of Liverpool's Champions League winners make the UEFA.com Fans' Team of the Year for 2019

Liverpool's Champions League-winning squad has had five of its star players voted onto the UEFA.com Fans' Team of the Year for 2019. The Reds players making the UEFA team are Alisson Becker, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson and Sadio Mané - of course, Mané has also recently been crowned the CAF 2019 African Player of the Year. The other six players voted onto the UEFA team of 2019 are Matthijs de Ligt, Frenkie de Jong, Kevin De Bruyne, …
Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Liverpool: Who Was Man of the Match?

Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Liverpool: Who Was Man of the Match?

Liverpool break the record for the best start to a top flight season ever after beating Spurs 1-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. It was a bit nervy at the end with the Reds’ performance levels dropping in the latter stages of the second half, leading to a couple of good chances for Son Heung-Min and Giovani Lo Celso. Thankfully for us, they couldn’t find the target and we go marching on in the Premier League. In goal, Alisson was …
Resolute Liverpool Keep On Their Winning Ways

Resolute Liverpool Keep On Their Winning Ways

Liverpool moved 16 points ahead of second placed Leicester City in the Premier League table with a hard fought 1-0 victory away to Tottenham Hotspur. The win broke a European top five league record, with Jurgen Klopp's charges winning 20 and drawing one of their opening 21 league games. A solitary goal from Roberto Firmino sealed the victory for the Reds, despite a performance that often flitted between sublime and abject. The game was barely a few minutes old when …
Tottenham 0-1 Liverpool - Player Ratings as history-making Reds keep winning

Tottenham 0-1 Liverpool - Player Ratings as history-making Reds keep winning

Liverpool won. Now, that's not much of a story these days, is it? Roberto Firmino's goal at the end of the first half gave the Reds a 1-0 victory on their first visit to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, as Jurgen Klopp's men won their 20th game of the season. The Reds' 61 points in 21 games is the highest ever tally a team has recorded in a top-flight season in Europe's top 5 leagues. Liverpool had to hang on a …
From winger to goal-scorer: A tactical look at Sadio Mané’s development

From winger to goal-scorer: A tactical look at Sadio Mané’s development

When Liverpool signed Sadio Mané from Southampton in the summer of 2016, many would have been forgiven for thinking that he would be just another Southampton signing on Merseyside. Around the same time, the Club had signed others from the South coast including Dejan Lovren, Nathaniel Clyne, Adam Lallana and, previously, Rickie Lambert. Some of which failed to live up to their hefty price tags. However, the development of Sadio Mané over the last three years has turned him into …
Gini Wijnaldum: The real MVP of this Liverpool team

Gini Wijnaldum: The real MVP of this Liverpool team

If pressed to name Liverpool’s most important player, a case could be made for a number of the team. Virgil van Dijk and Alisson are often at the top of the pile, Fabinho entered the conversation after his dominant performances earlier on in the campaign while Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane can all make a claim to be Jurgen Klopp’s MVP. The latest name on that evergrowing list is Trent Alexander-Arnold. The young right-back is the creator-in-chief for …
Liverpool star edges Reds teammate for 2019 African Player of the Year award

Liverpool star edges Reds teammate for 2019 African Player of the Year award

Liverpool's number 10 Sadio Mané has been voted as the 2019 CAF African Player of the Year, winning the award ahead of his Reds teammate Mohamed Salah and Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez. Mané was in Egypt for the ceremony on Tuesday evening and collected the personal award after displaying excellent form for both Liverpool and Senegal over the past 12 months.
Liverpool 1-0 Wolves: A Tactical Breakdown

Liverpool 1-0 Wolves: A Tactical Breakdown

"This was a marvellous tactical battle, but for Nuno Espirito Santo, despite his best efforts, couldn’t quite deliver a surprise in morphing into Nuno Espirito Santa(!!!), but with Liverpool, rather unexpectedly, now four points clear of Manchester City, it seems Christmas may just have come early…" - Wolverhampton 0-2 Liverpool: A Tactical Breakdown, 23/12/2018
It's remarkable how much, and at the same time, how little has changed in just over a year. Indeed, given Wolves' comeback against Manchester …
Liverpool 1-0 Wolves - Player Ratings as Reds grind out another Anfield win

Liverpool 1-0 Wolves - Player Ratings as Reds grind out another Anfield win

Of course, the talk will be about VAR. But Liverpool have just won their 18th Premier League game out of  19 this season. They've gone back to 13 points atop the Premier League, after Sadio Mane's first-half goal sealed a 1-0 win over a plucky Wolves side at Anfield. Here's how each player fared for the Reds. Alisson Becker - 7/10 He had one save to make, after an inexplicable Van Dijk error set Jota free. Alisson made that save. …
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