Why Liverpool's best players are taken for granted

Why Liverpool's best players are taken for granted

Who is Liverpool’s best player? Who is Liverpool’s player of the season? Who is Liverpool’s most under-appreciated player? These are all questions that are probably impossible to answer in truth, to varying degrees. Everyone has their own opinions of course, as people are wont to do, but that doesn’t mean there’s a definitive or even consensus answer. I bring up these questions not to try to answer them, but because I want to highlight how some players can get more …
PFA Player of the Year: Who should win it?

PFA Player of the Year: Who should win it?

The PFA Player of the Year award really isn't something we should fret over - it's just an award at the end of the day. Us football fans are not logical human beings, however, so it should be no surprise that it is dominating topics of conversation while the Reds dismiss everyone that stands in their way. It would be boring if we had nothing to argue about, wouldn't it? First thing's first, a Liverpool player will surely take home …
Liverpool Make World-Class Stars

Liverpool Make World-Class Stars

Jamie Carragher is right, Liverpool don’t tend to buy superstars. Speaking after the 1-0 win over Spurs, the former Reds centre-back heaped praise on Jurgen Klopp and the recruitment team at Anfield.  "It's not that Liverpool are just buying players with this special ability that nobody else sees these players," Carragher told Sky Sports. "[Andy] Robertson came from Hull City, [Gini] Wijnaldum was relegated with Newcastle United, Mohamed Salah had been at Chelsea, Sadio Mane had been in the Premier …
Liverpool 2-0 Sheffield United: Who Was Man of the Match?

Liverpool 2-0 Sheffield United: Who Was Man of the Match?

Liverpool moved 13 points at the top of the Premier League after a very impressive 2-0 win against Sheffield United at Anfield. The Reds controlled the game from start to finish and fully deserved the 3 points and a clean sheet. In goal, Alisson had very little to do once again, until the last 5 minutes. Sheffield United looked certain to score, but Ollie McBurnie couldn’t get enough power on his shot, allowing our gloved Brazilian to catch the ball …
Liverpool 2–0 Sheffield United: Player Ratings As Blades Broken At Anfield

Liverpool 2–0 Sheffield United: Player Ratings As Blades Broken At Anfield

Liverpool started 2020 in fine form with yet another win being in total control. The Blades have fared well this season, but rarely threatened and never looked like taking any spoils from Anfield. Liverpool’s stars showed their quality by asserting themselves at will at both ends of the pitch. Jurgen Klopp will surely be pleased as his men end the Christmas period with a perfect record. Alisson – 8 Liverpool’s Brazilian at the back hasn’t had a lot to do …
Lustrous Liverpool Maintain Healthy League Lead

Lustrous Liverpool Maintain Healthy League Lead

Liverpool maintained their 13 point lead at the top of the Premier League table with a 2-0 victory over Sheffield United at Anfield. Goals in each half from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane sufficed for the Reds in a performance of irrepressible control which saw them keep their fifth consecutive league clean sheet. James Milner was a late addition to the team, with Naby Keita injuring his groin in the warm up, but the alternation done nothing to slow the …
Monterrey 1-2 Liverpool: Who Was Man of the Match?

Monterrey 1-2 Liverpool: Who Was Man of the Match?

Liverpool progress to the final of the Club World Cup after a far from convincing 2-1 win over Monterrey. The Reds left it late once again, but Roberto Firmino’s injury-time goal was enough to clinch the victory following Naby Keita’s opener and Funes Mori’s leveller. The team selected to start the game was unorthodox, to say the least, which showed in the performance. It was always going to be difficult with so many out injured or rested, all that mattered …
Player ratings as Liverpool book last 16 place in Austria

Player ratings as Liverpool book last 16 place in Austria

Get in! The reigning European Champions once again move into the last 16 of European competition under Jurgen Klopp, with goals from Naby Keita and Mohamed Salah securing a 2-0 win for Liverpool against Salzburg. In a fairly hostile atmosphere, the fixture delivered what was expected. There was high paced football with chances at both ends, the Reds eventually coming through stronger as Keita's header forced the opening goal before a superb finish from Salah shortly after. Liverpool go into …
Liverpool 1-1 Napoli: A Tactical Breakdown

Liverpool 1-1 Napoli: A Tactical Breakdown

Carlo Ancelotti's Napoli are a formidable force. Last season, they were an Alisson save away from knocking Liverpool out of the Champions League in the group stages. They were also one of the few teams to utterly outplay Liverpool over the course of last season, as they won 1-0 at the San Paolo stadium, a result that was rather kind to Liverpool. Both Liverpool and Napoli entered this game not quite at their best level, with Napoli enduring issues off …
What now for Joe Gomez?

What now for Joe Gomez?

It seems very strange to say now, but it’s been nearly a year since Joe Gomez was Liverpool’s first choice centre-back. The 22-year-old had well and truly established himself as Virgil Van Dijk’s partner by this time last season, and he started 12 of Liverpool’s first 15 Premier League games last season, as well as four of the Reds’ five Champions League group stage matches. He was still being used rotationally as a right-back to rest Trent Alexander-Arnold, but there …
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