Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: Trent's understudy

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: Trent's understudy

Trent Alexander-Arnold is a problem for Liverpool. A good one, but, nevertheless, a problem. He’s a unique right-back and it means that whenever he doesn’t start, there’s a noticeable drop-off in quality and quite a shift in style.  The 22-year-old came through the ranks as a midfielder and it’s why he’s so comfortable when tasked with being a playmaker. It’s not often you see a midfielder move to full-back. The usual path is ball-carrying winger to full-back, largely because full-backs …
Liverpool 0-2 Everton: What went wrong in first derby defeat for 11 years?

Liverpool 0-2 Everton: What went wrong in first derby defeat for 11 years?

Nothing lasts forever. It had been 22 years since Everton had won at Anfield. I was less than a month old. And of course it was going to be this season, this god-forsaken, gut-punch season, that the Blues' drought came to an end. Liverpool fans were united in their incandescence when a quite unfathomable penalty decision enabled Everton to double their lead. But that is merely a cathartic cloak for undeniable despair. Jurgen Klopp's side remains in the Champions League. …
Liverpool's 'crisis' merits criticism but not an overreaction

Liverpool's 'crisis' merits criticism but not an overreaction

So apparently football really does determine your mood. After an awful run of results for Liverpool, they roared back on Tuesday night, making a formidable RB Leipzig side look as average as a mid-table Premier League side. That weight was instantly lifted, whether it be for Jurgen Klopp, his players or the supporters, as the Reds produced a performance that suggests they are back. Alisson responded well after a shocking couple of games; Trent Alexander-Arnold was influential; Ozan Kabak and …
Liverpool signing Ben Davies appears well-suited to “quarterback” role

Liverpool signing Ben Davies appears well-suited to “quarterback” role

After days of nothingness mainly made up of endless scrolling through Liverpool Twitter (presumably), Michael Edwards was evidently moved enough by fans’ pleas to leap into action with deadline day looming. With fears the team’s season was slipping further away with every new injury at the back and its knock-on effects through the rest of the team, Liverpool have signed Preston North End defender Ben Davies as part of their attempts to fill their once-gaping void at the centre-back position.  …
Liverpool Lose At Anfield Again as Seagulls Score

Liverpool Lose At Anfield Again as Seagulls Score

Liverpool made it consecutive home Premier League defeats with a 1-0 defeat to Brighton. Steven Alzate's second-half strike gave the visitors all three points as the toothless Reds managed only one shot on target as their Anfield goal drought continued. The Reds' -- whose injury woes continued with the loss of both Sadio Mane and Alisson Becker from the win over West Ham -- started the game brightly and weaved together some nice passing moves. Jordan Henderson clipped a gorgeous …
Dominant Wijnaldum must continue in No.6 role for Liverpool

Dominant Wijnaldum must continue in No.6 role for Liverpool

A victory, at long last. Liverpool are finally back to winning ways in the Premier League for the first time since December 19th, and what a performance they produced at Tottenham. When Fabinho was nowhere to be seen in the starting lineup, the levels of anxiety went through the roof, with more dropped points appearing likely. Similarly, Son Heung-min's early 'goal' led to that all too familiar sinking feeling returning to the stomach, only for the Reds to be given …
Liverpool Lose Anfield Streak In Burnley League defeat

Liverpool Lose Anfield Streak In Burnley League defeat

Liverpool's 68 game home Premier League unbeaten record at Anfield was ended by Burnley in a 1-0 defeat. A controversial late penalty from Ashley Barnes gave the Clarets the three points and condemned the Reds to their first league reversal at home since April 2017. Despite dominating the possession and territory throughout the toothless defending champions -- who have now gone four consecutive Premier League games without scoring -- couldn't force the ball past Nick Pope and now find themselves …
Toothless Liverpool Fail To Score In United Stalemate

Toothless Liverpool Fail To Score In United Stalemate

Liverpool find themselves third in the Premier League table after a 0-0 draw with Manchester United at Anfield. Despite dominating the game in terms of shots, possession, and territory, the Reds failed to make the most of their ascendancy and test David de Gea in the visitors' goal. The result means that the Champions have now gone three games in the league without scoring, the longest in Jurgen Klopp's tenure in charge of the team. United were content to sit …
Trent continues to emulate Gerrard after slump in form at 22

Trent continues to emulate Gerrard after slump in form at 22

The date was November 12th, 2002, and Liverpool needed to win away to FC Basel to get through their Champions League group. Gerard Houllier's men found themselves 3-0 down before the half-hour mark had even arrived, with one player worse than anyone else on the pitch. That man's name? Steven Gerrard. He was wretched in Switzerland, spraying passes out of play and generally performing like someone devoid of all confidence and focus. A dreadful 45 minutes from Gerrard saw him …
Trent Alexander-Arnold's Use of the Ball

Trent Alexander-Arnold's Use of the Ball

Did you know that Trent Alexander-Arnold gave the ball away 38 times against Southampton? Of course you knew, that stat has been plastered over social media ever since the final whistle. Did you know that he also misplaced 28 passes against the Saints? That particular tweet swept across Football Twitter like wildfire.  While at first glance it may appear to be a lot, when you take everything into account, it really isn’t. Liverpool mixed things up against Ralph Hasenhüttl, opting …
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