Liverpool 5-1 Arsenal: Observations as Reds end year on a high

Liverpool 5-1 Arsenal: Observations as Reds end year on a high

Liverpool do love to thrash Arsenal, don't they? Coming back from an early setback, yet another 5-1 win at Anfield ensured the Reds will end 2018 in the best possible way, stretching the lead at the top of the table to nine points. A sluggish start saw a series of wayward passes at the back, with Dejan Lovren needlessly surrendering possession in a dangerous area. Maitland Niles was on hand to slot in from close range after just eleven minutes, …
Player Ratings as Bobby Dazzles against Gunners

Player Ratings as Bobby Dazzles against Gunners

The cheek of Arsenal. How rude, turning up at Anfield and trying to take Liverpool's points away. The absolute cheek of the Gunners to rock up and dare to score the opening goal. Liverpool in sparkling form with a 5-1 win, putting Unai Emery's men back in their place. Here are your ratings... Every inch of Virgil Alisson (8): That pass is fucking sensational. Few goalkeepers in the league can pull that off, let have the audacity to try it when …
Penaltypool Returns! Reds, Refs Annihilate Arsenal 5-1

Penaltypool Returns! Reds, Refs Annihilate Arsenal 5-1

Spurs spursed! Tottenham tottenhamed! The Lillywhites 1-3 loss to Wolves was a glorious start to the day, leaving Liverpool with the potential to add distance between themselves and their wobbly pursuers. Would the rest of North London cooperate? Regardless of the early results, Liverpool was primed for a strong showing against Arsenal. These matches always entertain, and Jurgen Klopp had selected a strong side, giving little attention to the City tie on the horizon. The Reds started brightly, but in …
Key Stats as Liverpool Pulverise Magpies To Go Six Clear

Key Stats as Liverpool Pulverise Magpies To Go Six Clear

Liverpool swept Newcastle aside with an emphatic 4-0 victory at Anfield to move six points clear at the top of the Premier League table. But what were the key stats from a glorious afternoon on Boxing Day? Set Pieces Fuelling Reds’ Season I’ve highlighted before the role that set-pieces play in making the Reds one of the most dangerous and multi-faceted attack in the Premier League. Of Liverpool’s 43 PL goals, 15 of them have come from either free-kicks, corners …
Rafa feeling generous for Boxing Day 4-0 at Anfield

Rafa feeling generous for Boxing Day 4-0 at Anfield

Boxing Day. And with family in town in the form of Rafa Benitez. What would the old manager have in store for us? In days gone by, Boxing Day was reserved for tradesmen to collect "Christmas boxes" of money or presents as a reward for good service throughout the year. With Liverpool through the Champions League group stages, undefeated in the Premier League, leading the best English side assembled since The Invincibles by 4 points… there were plenty of Reds …
Player Ratings as Liverpool continue Christmas celebrations with 4-0 rout

Player Ratings as Liverpool continue Christmas celebrations with 4-0 rout

The Christmas festivities continued at Anfield as Liverpool sealed another routine win, their eighth straight league victory - to remain top of the table. It took some time for Klopp's side to get up to speed, probably carrying a hangover or two from the night before, but the players once again got the deed done, soaring to a 4-0 win against Newcastle. A sluggish start was met with numerous opportunities for Joselu to give the visitors an unlikely lead before …
Liverpool 3-1 Manchester United: Who Was Man Of The Match?

Liverpool 3-1 Manchester United: Who Was Man Of The Match?

The Liverpool of old may well have been held to an agonising draw after being pegged back in such disheartening circumstances, but this side were in no mood to hand Manchester United a point they simply didn't deserve. Liverpool had raced out of the blocks and had Mourinho's men on the ropes. Sadio Mane's delightful opener threatened to open the floodgates before an Alisson error, depressing predictable after a week of the highest praise, gifted the visitors a leveller. Thereafter, …
Fabinho orchestrates and Shaqiri sparks: Observations as Liverpool sink United

Fabinho orchestrates and Shaqiri sparks: Observations as Liverpool sink United

Liverpool polished off Manchester United in a 3-1 win at Anfield to regain their place at the top of the Premier League. The Reds got off to a scintillating start, setting a high tempo right from the off to push the opposition straight onto the backfoot after Sadio Mane capitalised on a tremendous lofted through-ball from Fabinho. However, all their dominance was soon undone by a horror moment from Alisson, who spilt Romelu Lukaku's timed cross to gift Jesse Lingard an …
Key Stats As Shaqiri Sends Liverpool Top

Key Stats As Shaqiri Sends Liverpool Top

Liverpool surged back to the top of the Premier League as they pulled off a superb 3-1 win against arch-rivals Manchester United at Anfield. But what were the key stats from a huge evening for the Reds, which sees them stay ahead of City and 19 points clear of their biggest rivals? Super-Sub Shaq Saves The Day Xherdan Shaqiri is increasingly becoming a hugely important impact player for Liverpool, scoring five goals and adding two assists in just 630 minutes …
Powercube puts two past DeGea as Reds Rock United

Powercube puts two past DeGea as Reds Rock United

Is Sadio Mané a player who is unaware just how close he is to greatness? Or, is he a player that thinks he's far better than he actually is? Sadio Stunner Regardless, Liverpool's left-winger was a difference maker against Manchester United in the first half. With Bobby Firmino unable to unlock the small gaps in United's stacked back line and Salah lost in a forest of navy shirts, Mané was finding space to run in behind. And, in the 24th …
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