Liverpool’s Magnificent Seven

Liverpool’s Magnificent Seven

I recently watched the remake of the Magnificent Seven, a modern take of the original classic. The film revolves around impossibly unrealistic scenarios, a suicide squad of unlikely heroes, with a battle to overcome the odds and succeed. The plot of the film is ridiculous, how the movie then plays out absurd, but the idea of magnificent individuals being required to overcome the greatest of obstacles, not so far fetched. Fenway Sports Group have chosen their means of running the …
Trent Alexander-Arnold's influence on this Liverpool team

Trent Alexander-Arnold's influence on this Liverpool team

Trent Alexander-Arnold has made eight appearances for Liverpool since he was dropped from the England squad. He’s been my Man-of-the-Match in half of them. With the Reds needing big performances, the right-back has stepped up. The 22-year-old isn’t getting the plaudits he deserves and it is partly because he’s the victim of his own success.  What he does is just taken for granted.  It is easy to understand why. Not only does he make everything look ridiculously easy, he does …
The Trent Alexander-Arnold Myth

The Trent Alexander-Arnold Myth

It’s 2021 and people are still claiming that Trent Alexander-Arnold can’t defend. It is beyond boring now and is arguably one of the laziest narratives in world football.  It all stems from that match against Manchester United when Marcus Rashford scored twice.  People always overlook the fact that Dejan Lovren allowed Romelu Lukaku a free header after initially tracking him into the midfield area. They tend to ignore that Alexander-Arnold was left one-on-one with Rashford with a lot of space …
Salah v TAA – Who is Liverpool’s TRUE ‘MVP’ of 2019/20?

Salah v TAA – Who is Liverpool’s TRUE ‘MVP’ of 2019/20?

In real terms, the only ‘contest’ involving Liverpool now is an internal one—namely, the identity of who becomes the club’s latest Player of the Season. But who deserves it more? We highlight two main candidates, with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Mohammed Salah as the prime outfield contenders. ‘TAA’ – Already up there with Gerrard? Underdog stories within sport come in many forms, with the legendary Champions League final comeback of 2005 and last year’s two-legged fightback versus Barcelona being Liverpool’s standout contributions this …
Red Bull Salzburg 0-2 Liverpool: Who Was Man of the Match?

Red Bull Salzburg 0-2 Liverpool: Who Was Man of the Match?

Liverpool are through to the last-16 of the Champions League as group winners after a 2-0 win away to Red Bull Salzburg. How only two goals were scored in the 90 minutes is anyone’s guess; on another day, Mo Salah alone would have had 5. Top of the Premier League and winning the Champions League group is a pretty perfect start to the season for the Reds. As for the individual performances, in goal Alisson had a very solid outing. …
Liverpool's Most Underrated Defender

Liverpool's Most Underrated Defender

Trent Alexander-Arnold is known for a lot of things but defending isn’t one of them. The Liverpool right-back is often pinpointed as a weak link in the backline. Pundits and fans of rival clubs cite the time Marcus Rashford terrorised him during the 2017/18 campaign.  They’ll bring up the times Burnley’s Dwight McNeil and Cardiff City’s Nathaniel Mendez-Laing caused him problems down the right flank. He’s viewed by the masses as an attacking full-back with a number of defensive flaws. …
Klopp's Liverpool Can Look Beyond May For Success

Klopp's Liverpool Can Look Beyond May For Success

The panic has started to set in. The nerves of a proper title race are jangling. Liverpool had a four-point lead at the top of the table, which could have been extended to seven, but instead, four draws in six games see it now as a deficit by a single point, leaving the title race on a knife-edge with nice games to go. Now the reactions have been somewhere between outright panic – people already saying the title is lost …
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 …
Should Liverpool Target This FPL Staple?

Should Liverpool Target This FPL Staple?

Any good Fantasy Premier League squad starts with a couple of £4.0m defenders on your bench to save the big bucks for the Mo Salah’s of the world. If the cheap pickups actually play, let alone produce consistently it’s borderline miraculous. One of this season’s miracle men has been Aaron Wan-Bissaka. Production in the fantasy realm is often irrelevant in the physical world, but in this case it illustrates how the 21 year-old right-back has burst onto the scene. After …
PSG Test A Huge Opportunity For Liverpool

PSG Test A Huge Opportunity For Liverpool

Liverpool’s away European form under Jürgen Klopp has been incredibly bang or bust. For every 5-0 win in Portugal there’s a 2-0 defeat in Belgrade. Whilst some of the best performances of Klopp’s tenure have been away from home in Europe, some of the worst have also come there. So far this season, the Reds have been atrocious away from Anfield in Europe, with their 1-0 defeat to Napoli a shambolic attacking display, which was quickly out-stunk by a disgraceful …
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