Which Liverpool Players Should Enter Into The Next Phase

Which Liverpool Players Should Enter Into The Next Phase

It’s international week, and unless it’s a major summer competition, I rarely pay any attention to the results and performances. The games usually revolve around occasions of no consequence, uneven match ups, silly qualification games, and a raft of ever-changing line ups. I checked on Monday to see whether the international break was over, only to learn it hadn’t even started. Liverpool's premature halt in their season has meant a prolonged stop, and it feels longer than the entirety of …
How To Replicate The Genius Thiago Brings

How To Replicate The Genius Thiago Brings

Steven Gerrard & Luis Suárez are Liverpool’s most notable legends of the recent past, and were players that were often relied upon to propel their respective team to greatness. Though Luis actually played with Stevie for the entirety of the Uruguayan's Anfield stay, Gerrard was at that point far from the powerhouse he once was. Luis became the talisman of his era, and nearly gifted Stevie the ultimate prize of Premier League glory. Gus Poyet once remarked how Liverpool would …
Napoli v Liverpool - Wednesday Night Lights

Napoli v Liverpool - Wednesday Night Lights

I’m not the biggest American Football fan, but can appreciate and enjoy various facets of the game. For me, it’s very much like my casual viewing of the NBA, where I can watch the odd game without the fear of emotion engulfing me. The same cannot be said of my allegiance to Liverpool FC. This recent period (under Klopp) has perhaps spoiled us, but it’s still a viable question as to whether we have overachieved or perhaps underachieved in this …
Liverpool FC & The Damning State Of Play

Liverpool FC & The Damning State Of Play

Being almost unsurprised by the defeat at Manchester United, kind of sums of where Liverpool FC are right now. Since the departure of Gini, they have simply let the standards of the midfield drop dramatically, and watching Monday's game only signified that the Reds are in need of new blood. The signing of Thiago two years ago is the only first team ready player signed since then, and is a damning reality that has really started to bite. Naby Keita …
Fulham 2 - 2 Liverpool - Player Ratings

Fulham 2 - 2 Liverpool - Player Ratings

Alisson Becker - 6.0 Came straight back in after injury, and saw some good early action to ease himself in. Will feel very unlucky to have conceded two with so little clear cut chances coming his way. Was a spectator for the most part. Trent Alexander-Arnold - 6.0 He seemed unable to command his flank, with Fulham intent on creating a war zone whenever certain players were in possession. Was able to aid the forwards with the last goal, but …
The Importance Of Naby Keita

The Importance Of Naby Keita

With a year remaining on Naby Keïta’s current Liverpool deal, a decision must now be made on the future of the gifted Guinean. After a somewhat staggered first few years, last season he showed himself to be of the required level that the Reds' midfielders need. Regardless of how you judged him prior to last season, his importance to the side last year cannot be overlooked. Every player has his loyal followers, and unfortunately just as many have the opposite. …
Observations: Groundhog Day

Observations: Groundhog Day

I've seen this one before. Liverpool vs Chelsea in a domestic cup final. Both teams create lots of chances, though the Reds are slightly the better side. None of these are scored, with two excellent goalkeeping displays. Thomas Tuchel makes a sub deep in extra time, gambling on a penalty specialist. But eventually, Liverpool triumphed, holding their nerve to seal it in the shootout. Really someone should be asking what the scriptwriters have been doing these last few months, because …
Player Ratings for Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea (LFC win 6-5 on penalties)

Player Ratings for Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea (LFC win 6-5 on penalties)

For the third time under Jurgen Klopp, the Reds outlasted the detestable Chelsea FC in a penalty shootout to lift a trophy into the night sky. While Liverpool once again could not get a win in either regulation or extra time against the Blues, new heroes stepped up to complete the set for Herr Klopp. Alisson – 8 Shook off a knock in the first half after a clash with Marcos Alonso to put in a composed and vital display. …
Liverpool 2 - 0 Villarreal - The Player Ratings

Liverpool 2 - 0 Villarreal - The Player Ratings

Alisson Becker - 7.5 The monster keeper was a certain starter, but he was a virtual spectator through the first half. Concentration (and whether to grab a snack from the crowd) was all he had to do, before a poor Villarreal corner on 73 minutes. Trent Alexander-Arnold - 9.0 After a tricky derby, he was tasked with showing more composure. He seemed keen to show strength in defense from the off, and he really started to purr as the half …
Observations: Siege Warfare

Observations: Siege Warfare

Divock Origi absolutely loves playing Everton. I'm sure you'll hear that in every article about this game, but it's worth saying anyway. There is no-one better at coming up with the goods at the perfect moment, in the hour of direst need. It seems very likely that Origi will be leaving Liverpool at the end of this season, but if that is to be the case, what a way to say goodbye. Liverpool beat Everton by 2 goals to 0 …
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