Why Keita could be key to Liverpool becoming English Kings

Why Keita could be key to Liverpool becoming English Kings

In the context of a football match, a midfielder receiving the ball, dawdling on it, eating a few seconds of time before laterally recycling it is no big deal. It happens umpteen times in the course of every game. In the case of Naby Keita’s Liverpool career, however, it could be symbolic of the Guinean fully acclimating to both Jurgen Klopp’s tactical demands and the pressure’s associated with playing for a worldwide footballing institution such as the Reds. In a …
Liverpool now capable of winning dirty

Liverpool now capable of winning dirty

The Champions League final between Liverpool and Spurs was probably as bad a deciding game as the competition has seen for years. In terms of a neutral, it was a bland showing between two sides that had an array of attacking talent on show. Some pundits have put this down to the fact that both sides had a three-week break from their last league game, blaming rustiness as the reason for the lack of quality. However Jurgen Klopp will not …
An Ode to Albi, goodbye Moreno

An Ode to Albi, goodbye Moreno

Alberto Moreno, it's been a pleasure, to many of us you were a treasure. Hated by some, adored by the rest, to Andy Robertson you were second best. We'll always have the strike against Spurs, a Liverpool career full of twists and turns. The Europa League final, a night of shame, lots of people didn't want to see you again But you fought back mightily, oh so well, the best left back in the league for a freaky spell. …
Klopp's Liverpool are far more than heavy metal football

Klopp's Liverpool are far more than heavy metal football

Jürgen Klopp said once that he likes his sides to play heavy metal football. We have had many, many examples of this over the past three-and-a-bit years of his reign as Liverpool manager, with some incredible and memorable performances along the way. We all remember some of the roller-coaster games of Klopp's Liverpool; Norwich 4-5 Liverpool in 2016, the incredible comeback against his former side Borussia Dortmund - and while we're on the subject of European comebacks, how can we …
Liverpool FC: From 4-1 Humiliation To Champions Of Europe

Liverpool FC: From 4-1 Humiliation To Champions Of Europe

Define ignominious: Liverpool's 4-1 defeat away to Tottenham in October 2017. That dank autumn afternoon was Jurgen Klopp's nadir as Reds manager, at a time when the first few doubts were creeping on about this most charismatic of men. While he wasn't under the kind of pressure many managers find themselves under at low points, frustration was clear and the German was in a rare fragile position. The loss at Wembley left Liverpool sitting ninth in the Premier League, with …
Spurs 4-1 Liverpool - a ­Perfect Storm that won't be Repeated

Spurs 4-1 Liverpool - a ­Perfect Storm that won't be Repeated

A lot of fear around the match at the weekend seems to stem from it being a final and anything can happen. Spurs are a dangerous team with many players who can beat you with a moment of magic if you allow them space and time. Kane, Lucas, Son, Alli even Eriksen - they have all been match winners for the North Londoners at times this season. Klopp has lost to them before, and it was a humiliating defeat. These …
Predicting Liverpool's lineup for the Champions League final

Predicting Liverpool's lineup for the Champions League final

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool team takes to the field for its second successive Champions League final this Saturday against Spurs in Madrid. The Reds lost 3-1 to Real Madrid in Kiev last May after a performance to forget by goalkeeper Loris Karius. This season, we feared the dream was over for another year after losing 3-0 to Barcelona in the first leg of the semi-final in Spain. However, in what has been called Anfield's greatest ever night, Liverpool overturned the deficit …
Liverpool v Spurs - Champions League Final Preview

Liverpool v Spurs - Champions League Final Preview

The Details   Venue - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid Referee - Damir Skomina (SLO) Date & Time - Saturday, June 1st 2019 @ 20:00 Current Odds - Liverpool 19/20, Draw 13/5, Spurs 10/3   _____________________________________________________________________ "Pressure is working down the pit. Pressure is having no work at all. Pressure is trying to escape relegation on 50 shillings a week. Pressure is not the European Cup or the championship or the Cup Final. That’s the reward.” Bill Shankly   _____________________________________________________________________ The Champions League final …
Liverpool's Joel Matip insists he always knew he was capable of playing at this level

Liverpool's Joel Matip insists he always knew he was capable of playing at this level

Liverpool defender Joel Matip has been one of the surprise success stories of The Reds' season so far and now he's getting ready for a Champions League final in Madrid. Normally an injury-prone centre-back, Matip managed to maintain almost full fitness in the second half of the season when Jurgen Klopp needed him most. Matip, along with Dejan Lovren, was the backup centre-half behind the ever-improving Joe Gomez and irreplaceable Virgil van Dijk until Gomez fractured his lower leg at …
European Royalty back where it belongs

European Royalty back where it belongs

Pack your bags, we’re going to Madrid. It’s the biggest stage of all in club football, and the Reds will be hoping they can go one better than last year in Kiev. A place in Liverpool folklore waits for the current squad. This year’s UEFA Champions League road to the final in Madrid has proven that Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are back where they belong. Not just another English side making up the numbers in Europe, but one of the most …
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