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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Bargain Basement Buys That Liverpool could go for this Summer

Bargain Basement Buys That Liverpool could go for this Summer

It's no secret that the foundation of Liverpool’s recent success has been their excellent transfer business. Prior to the capture of Virgil Van Dijk for a world record transfer fee for a defender and the following summer spending spree which saw four new faces walk through the Shankly gates, Michael Edwards and co conducted much savvier business via calculated risks including the now irreplaceable Mo Salah. The Egyptian king’s value has skyrocketed to such an extent since his arrival at …
What is Liverpool’s Best Midfield?

What is Liverpool’s Best Midfield?

Comparative to previous years where Jurgen Klopp has had four players to choose from off the bat, Liverpool have benefitted from more options in the middle of the park this season, before the rigour of the campaign could take its toll, at least. It’s therefore been of little surprise to see the German utilise the extra options by tailoring his system to each opponent, obtaining the perfect mix of defensive resilience and attacking ingenuity across the board. However, the injuries …
Shaqiri Failing Test as Regular Starter for Liverpool

Shaqiri Failing Test as Regular Starter for Liverpool

Liverpool were always going to drop points against a non-top-six side eventually, simply by the law of averages. To have almost reached February before succumbing to one of the Premier League's so-called 'lesser' outfits really is an achievement to be proud of. Think about how long ago August was and what you were doing back then. Think about how hot it was and how hideously cold it is now - it feels like a lifetime ago. So let's not be …
Key Stats As Reds Miss Golden Opening vs Foxes

Key Stats As Reds Miss Golden Opening vs Foxes

Well, that was bad, wasn’t it? Liverpool dropped points to a side outside the top six for the first time with a disappointing 1-1 draw with Leicester City. But what were the key stats from a cold, and horrible night inside Anfield? Lacklustre Reds Fail To Fire As far as attacking performances go, this was bad. Liverpool mustered just ten shots, compared to their PL average of 15, with just seven of those coming from open play and just four …
Patience - Liverpool Shouldn't Rush Ox's Return

Patience - Liverpool Shouldn't Rush Ox's Return

Liverpool fans were devastated when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain picked his serious knee ligament injury against Roma in April. Despite having been playing regularly for the club for less than six months, Ox had already demonstrated that he was a crucial part of the Reds’ midfield, adding a dynamism and energy that made a real difference, scoring critical goals, assisting Mo Salah on a regular basis and rapidly becoming one of the Reds’ most influential pressing players. It’s understandable then, that his …
How Klopp Has Made a Weapon of Versatility

How Klopp Has Made a Weapon of Versatility

“He is a brilliant player and I am happy that he can play…he has a defending brain and can do it in different positions, it’s good.”
Klopp said of Fabinho following his impressive performance at centre back against Brighton. It was a performance emblematic of Klopp’s plans coming to fruition. Indeed, if the Reds’ title challenge shows anything, it’s that long-term planning, with the right investment and right appointments, works. Philosophies, they work too. A sense of the …
Liverpool v Crystal Palace Preview - Reds should restore seven-point lead at top

Liverpool v Crystal Palace Preview - Reds should restore seven-point lead at top

The Details Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Jonathan Moss Date & Time - Saturday, January 19th @ 15:00 Current Odds - Liverpool 4/25, Draw 13/2, Arsenal 12/1 Form Liverpool Form Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool got back to winning ways last Saturday at Brighton. Mohamed Salah was the hero, scoring the only goal of the game after winning the penalty himself, drawing Pascal Gross into a clumsy challenge in the box. Klopp hailed Liverpool's win at Brighton as one of the team's 'most mature' performances …
Player Ratings as Liverpool get back to winning ways

Player Ratings as Liverpool get back to winning ways

Liverpool returned to winning ways with a second-half penalty from Mohamed Salah enough to see the Reds through a resilient Brighton side. The result means Klopp's side are now seven points clear at the top, with Manchester City playing Wolves on Monday night. Here are the ratings from the match. Alisson - 6 Didn't have a save to make in the first-half given Liverpool's dominance in possession, but coped well with anything thrown at him as Brighton tried to respond …
Ageism Is Working Against James Milner

Ageism Is Working Against James Milner

When a footballer hits 30, or at least in and around that age, something instantly changes in the way they are perceived by supporters. Every bad performance is suddenly due to their advancing years, every misplaced pass is because they’re not as young as they once were and they are used as target practice every time their side suffers defeat. Steven Gerrard even suffered from it, which says it all. This is something we are suddenly seeing come to the …
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