RAW: Rampant Reds destroy the soul of the Red Devils

RAW: Rampant Reds destroy the soul of the Red Devils

If getting hammered five-nil at Old Trafford, with a sitting duck manager, wasn't enough Manchester United decided to try and replicate it once more at Anfield. The similarities were striking: early goal for Liverpool before the 5th minute; Paul Pogba leaving the pitch early; a lame manager with no influence; and Mo Salah running riot and the Reds racking up a cricket score (well, an English batting performance anyway). On Post-Match RAW, Dave and Hari joined Trevor in his rural …
Observations: Demolition Job

Observations: Demolition Job

4-0. Against Manchester United. 9-0 across home and away. It's often said that for certain fixtures, form goes out of the window and the derby atmosphere makes anything possible. That was true when Liverpool were struggling and United were top dogs, and it was true for most of Klopp's time the other way. But this year, the Reds have completely demolished the aura of the derby. Old Trafford has been conquered. Mancunian spirits have been broken. And boy, did we …
Liverpool 4 - 0 Manchester United - The Player Ratings

Liverpool 4 - 0 Manchester United - The Player Ratings

Alisson Becker - 8.0 A relative spectator for the first half, and did fine things in possession. Was able to stay focused throughout. A very nice outing as sweeper keeper. Trent Alexander-Arnold 8.0 Brilliant work early on, with a rampaging urgency to help create the opening goal. Was a keen tracker when Sancho came on, and showed fine defensive ability to snuff out that threat. Andy Robertson - 9.0 Up and down as always, his enthusiasm wasn’t entirely matched by …
Under Pressure: Salah's Contract & Premier League vs Champions League

Under Pressure: Salah's Contract & Premier League vs Champions League

It's a topic that, seemingly, will run and run into the summer and maybe even next season. On the eve of the biggest game of the season away against Manchester City, and with Salah himself saying there can be no distractions for the whole team during this crucial period, the Mo Salah contract situation won't be sorted anytime soon. On Under Pressure, during the international break, the original 'A' Team got together to present both sides of the debate, using …
The Windows of Change

The Windows of Change

It seems an absolute eternity ago that Liverpool were signing certain players under the management of Brendan Rogers at Liverpool. This summer could see some of Mohammad Salah, Sadio Mané, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, James Milner and Joe Gomez leave the club. Whereas the first two are key components within this current Liverpool side, there is no longer the absolute fear of what (or who) comes next. The recent signing of Luis Diaz has been sensational, and helps to reaffirm the current …
The Right Price for Mo Salah

The Right Price for Mo Salah

What is the correct wage for any player? It's very subjective even in the best of circumstances, but the negotiations between Mo Salah's camp and Liverpool football club involve several added layers that increase the complexity exponentially. THE WAGE SCALE The "wage scale" and how far Mo's new deal can be outside of that without upsetting a cohesive squad is such a guessing game that we might as well not even consider it as a factor. Players themselves will likely …
The Salah Ultimatum

The Salah Ultimatum

I want Mohamed Salah to sign a new contract with Liverpool, as he’s the world's best player, performing to the peak of his powers. He is perhaps the most remarkable signing in Liverpool's history, and the success that has been garnered (during his stay), is as much to do with him as anyone else. This last week has seen Liverpool fans made aware of his contract stalemate, and the fact that a new one remains unsigned. The numbers are relatively …
Liverpool 0-1 Inter (2-1 agg.): Observations as Reds edge past I Nerazzurri

Liverpool 0-1 Inter (2-1 agg.): Observations as Reds edge past I Nerazzurri

Liverpool are through to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League after beating Inter Milan 2-1 on aggregate. Lautaro Martinez ripped one beyond Alisson just after the hour but Inter had the wind in their sails for all of two minutes before Alexis Sanchez picked up a second yellow. The reigning Serie A champions retreated, hoping for a counterattacking opportunity that never really materialised. They proved themselves to be an excellent side over the first two legs, and can take …
Luis Diaz - A South American Dream

Luis Diaz - A South American Dream

The transfer of one Luis Diaz to Liverpool, happened almost as quickly as Kaiser Soze disappeared. Tottenham were in talks, apparently West Ham had interest, and even Manchester United were keeping tabs, and just like that, he was here. With only a month gone since the window closed, it’s a magnificent first chapter in the Columbian's early Liverpool career. With a string of brilliant moments and performances, it very much looks like the Michael Edwards transfer team has struck gold …
Under Pressure - Classical Tactical Battle & Superb Salah

Under Pressure - Classical Tactical Battle & Superb Salah

It was another double header for the Under Pressure boys: the two-nil victory away at Inter Milan in the San Siro in the knockout stage of the Champions League, as well as the 3-1 win at home to Norwich in the Premier League. While the Reds ended up winning in Italy in the first leg, it was the pressing that was a huge part of the match, with both sides vying for the chance to dominate, but no-one ever quite …
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