The Sevilla Shambles - What went wrong for Liverpool?

The Sevilla Shambles - What went wrong for Liverpool?

So it was about two days ago I considered a return to writing, after a long spell out (no ACL injury thankfully). It's been a good while since I wrote regularly, so had the usual questions of "Can I still write in a semi-decent, readable way?" and "Will anyone actually give a shit as to what I'm saying?" so I guess we're about to answer those two questions in due course. Now, this isn't going to be structured in a  …
When The Going Gets Tough, Liverpool Capitulate

When The Going Gets Tough, Liverpool Capitulate

Has there been a more predictable goal conceded than Sevilla’s late effort against Liverpool on Tuesday night? Sadly, yes there has. Plenty. And they all seem to feature the Reds. Jurgen Klopp’s side had done so well to get some momentum going after losing at Tottenham last month, with four wins in a row recorded in professional fashion. Everyone knew that the trip to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan would be a far greater test than Huddersfield, Maribor, West Ham and …
Sevilla performance tarnished by return of familiar failings

Sevilla performance tarnished by return of familiar failings

Well that Sevilla game was a sickener, wasn't it? The model European away performance in the first half, albeit not without its problems. Sevilla sadly proved once more to be a real bogey side; able to smell blood and ruthlessly capitalise on our weaknesses. Add them to a recent bogey team list that contains Manchester United, Burnley, Newcastle and even Southampton (certainly until last weekend). During the game, I commented in the AI Writer's WhatsApp group that we needed a …
Observations as Liverpool let 3-0 Lead Slip away to Sevilla

Observations as Liverpool let 3-0 Lead Slip away to Sevilla

Liverpool made the perfect start to their crucial game against Sevilla on Tuesday night, with Roberto Firmino netting inside just two minutes. Quickly followed by a carbon-copy goal from Sadio Mane, the away side ensured their dominance was reflected via the score-line. With confidence flowing and Sevilla distinctly lacking quality, Firmino's non-look pass added insult to injury before the break to put The Reds firmly in the driving seat. Despite such a strong division in quality during the first forty-five …
Sevilla 3 - 3 Liverpool: Reds Surrender Three Points in Spain

Sevilla 3 - 3 Liverpool: Reds Surrender Three Points in Spain

The Details Date: 21/11/2017 Venue: Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Seville Background Liverpool arrived in Seville on a good run of recent form. Despite some early disappointing results in the group for Liverpool, these two teams have lived up to expectations as they battle it out for the top spot. Teams Sevilla lineup (4-1-2-3) - Rico; Mercado, Geis, Lenglet, Escudero(c); Banega, N'Zonzi, Pizarro; Sarabia, Ben Yedder, Nolito Subs: Soria, Vazquez, Corchia, Krohn-Dehli, Navas, Correa, Muriel Liverpool lineup (4-1-2-3) - Karius; Gomez, Lovren, Klavan, Moreno; Henderson(c), …
Liverpool Player Ratings from the 3-3 Rollercoaster Ride in Spain

Liverpool Player Ratings from the 3-3 Rollercoaster Ride in Spain

Right. Let's try and not get too worked up. We're all frustrated, we're all angry, but all we need to do to top the group is beat Spartak at home. Here's how the Jekyll and Hyde Reds fared individually. Starters Loris Karius (7): Got to feel for him. Some stunning saves, some really good punches yet concedes three goals he can't really do anything about. Does himself no harm in the long run but you feel that his contribution will …
Double DM's - Klopp deep 'sixes' his system

Double DM's - Klopp deep 'sixes' his system

"It looked like an offensive lineup, but it was a defensive lineup. Two sixes, two clear sixes!" - Jurgen Klopp
A surprise lineup pleased Liverpool fans as soon as it came out, even if we weren't exactly sure why. The inclusion of Mané was the big shock of the afternoon since even the manager had said he might be ready for 20 minutes. His dynamism and speed take the Reds to another level, but with Bobby Firmino, Oxlade …
Alberto Moreno - A Man Reborn

Alberto Moreno - A Man Reborn

If you want to find the best possible example of a stubborn football fan, find someone who really, really doesn’t rate Alberto Moreno. We live in an age where we all pride ourselves on being right about certain players, managers and teams, and admitting you may have actually been wrong about one, or simply giving them praise or criticising them, seems impossible. This is painfully apparent with Moreno, who has gained a legion of loyal haters incapable of doing anything …
Leicester 2 Liverpool 3 - Tough Wins Are The Best Wins

Leicester 2 Liverpool 3 - Tough Wins Are The Best Wins

A win! A Liverpool win! Three goals beats two goals and the travelling Reds went home happy. The weekend is saved. It wasn’t pleasant. Jurgen’s lads coasted to a two goal cushion and were slowly beginning to realise that Leicester were not quite the reincarnation of the Dirty Dozen they’d previously thought them to be, but come a myopic official and the lads found themselves being dragged down to their level and had to scrap it out. Not a game …
A Reminder of Klopp's Dortmund Cycle

A Reminder of Klopp's Dortmund Cycle

Liverpool are currently experiencing a problematic period in which the team are yet to win in four matches against Manchester City, Sevilla, Burnley and Leicester. Whether we beat Leicester on the weekend or not, supporters of the club are rightly concerned with the club’s current lack of positive results and are further consumed with anxiety when watching the team ‘defend’. Although these concerns are understandable, the doubts about Jurgen Klopp being the right man for the job are completely ludicrous …
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