Muchas Gracias - How Liverpool upset the population of Barcelona

Muchas Gracias - How Liverpool upset the population of Barcelona

Three days after Liverpool emphatically turned around a three-goal deficit to reach the Champions League final, I arrived in Barcelona for a short trip still ecstatic from the result. What I learned just moments after getting off the plane was that this result hasn’t just hurt Messi and the rest of the team it’s hurt a whole city. Getting into a taxi outside the airport the driver immediately noticed my Liverpool jersey before venting his frustrations in a Spanish slur. …
Liverpool 4 Barcelona 0 - What happened?

Liverpool 4 Barcelona 0 - What happened? "Football"

What happened? “Football.” The one-word response from Jurgen Klopp somehow summed up yet another breathtaking night at Anfield. With the team missing three of its most vital performers in Mo Salah, Bobby Firmino and Naby Keita, the three goal deficit left for The Reds after the first leg was so insane that it somehow made us feel more confident. It was a set-up made for this crazy club. Who would the manager piece together to take on this herculean task? …
Newcastle 2 Liverpool 3 - Rafa's Red Carpet Left Much To Be Desired

Newcastle 2 Liverpool 3 - Rafa's Red Carpet Left Much To Be Desired

When the time comes, you'll be down in the crypts. They're the safest place to be. We'll put you in the crypt, where it's safest. Rafa will roll out the red carpet for Liverpool. Newcastle will be on the beach. Geordies want Liverpool to win. Yeah, I think we’ve learned this week not to trust long-running, repetitive narratives. Just a casual stroll up to Tyneside without Bobby Firmino, Naby Keita or Joel Matip with the Premier League title still in …
Match Report: Salah, Mané, Liverpool Top Every Table

Match Report: Salah, Mané, Liverpool Top Every Table

There’s a tradition in U.S. where high school (American) football teams will schedule Sister Mary’s School for the Blind for their homecoming weekend so they can show off a bit in front of their girlfriends before the big dance. This… was that. Where was Huddersfield Town in 2013/14? This is the match we wanted Crystal Palace to be. An already relegated side, H-Town capitulated faster than you could crack open your beer with Naby Keita scoring off of a pretty …
Player Ratings as Reds pull off massive 2-0 win over Chelsea

Player Ratings as Reds pull off massive 2-0 win over Chelsea

What a massive win! Liverpool were definitely the better side as they beat Chelsea 2-0 at Anfield. Sadio Mane opened the scoring, before Mohamed Salah thundered in a long-ranger at the Kop End to double the lead. The Reds had a few nervy moments after being two goals up, when Eden Hazard hit the post once, and forced a save off Alisson, but post that, there were no worries for the Reds. Here's how each player fared. Alisson Becker - …
Dybala Signing Would Give Klopp the Best Kind of Problem

Dybala Signing Would Give Klopp the Best Kind of Problem

The transfer rumour merry-go-round is already in full swing and we haven't even got into April yet. As ever, Liverpool are being linked with a whole host of names to strengthen their squad next season, and one name that keeps coming up is that of Paulo Dybala of Juventus and Argentina fame. The 25-year-old is undoubtedly a huge talent and would be a welcome addition to any side, and he is a man that has been continually linked to a …
What's going on with Xherdan Shaqiri?

What's going on with Xherdan Shaqiri?

Many thought he was almost certain to start against Fulham on Sunday, but when Adam Lallana was included in Klopp's starting XI, the recent whispers around what is going on with Xherdan Shaqiri grew just that little bit louder. The Alpine Messi was not so long ago enjoying his best spell since joining Liverpool in the summer, scoring six goals and providing two assists in 11 games over the winter period, but his form then seemed to drop and his …
Klopp's PlayStation Midfield

Klopp's PlayStation Midfield

You know, I’d already got this article in my brain long before I saw this tweet from Michael Caley, the brain behind Caley Graphics xG maps. Caley is a brilliant football analyst and the insight that he offers in this tweet backs up other data that I’ve seen in other places, but the simple fact is as follows. Nevertheless, before I get into some of that data, I want to outline the point of this article. Klopp has been tinkering …
Jurgen Klopp gives latest injury update ahead of FC Bayern clash

Jurgen Klopp gives latest injury update ahead of FC Bayern clash

Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp says that Gini Wijnaldum are progressing well but The Reds' boss is still dependant on minute-by-minute reports on the availability of Dejan Lovren. At such a late stage, this surely means that even if Lovren is passed fit for selection he will most likely not be starting against Robert Lewandowski and co. Klopp was asked for the latest update by Liverpool's official site, Liverpoolfc.com. The former Borussia Dortmund boss already has to cope with the absence of …
Xherdan Shaqiri admits he wanted Liverpool and FC Bayern to meet

Xherdan Shaqiri admits he wanted Liverpool and FC Bayern to meet

Liverpool's Xherdan Shaqiri has disclosed that he is "very happy" The Reds were drawn against the Bundesliga giants in the Champions League. The former Stoke City and FC Bayern player, Shaqiri, admitted to Liverpoolfc.com that he had hoped for the opportunity to be pitted against his old club. Shaqiri said:
“I was very happy [with the draw] because I wanted to play against Bayern Munich, against my old teammates and my old team. I’m looking forward to the game."
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