Reserved Reds Retain Summit Status

Reserved Reds Retain Summit Status

Liverpool retained top spot in the Premier League with a comfortable 3-1 victory over Newcastle at Anfield in Saturday's 12:30 kick off. A brace of goals from Sadio Mané as well as a Mohamed Salah strike were enough to seal the win for Jurgen Klopp's men, despite falling behind to an early Jetro Willems goal from the visitor's. The hosts made two additions from their 3-0 win away to Burnley three weeks ago, with Alex Oxlade Chamberlain coming in for …
Player Ratings as Liverpool Top the Toon

Player Ratings as Liverpool Top the Toon

A lovely, routine(ish) win for the Reds to start your weekend off. Slightly annoying that everyone's favourite FIFA 12 left-back decided to blam one in with his weak foot before we'd played 10 minutes, but at least it gave Steve Bruce something other than his evening Mixed Grill to be happy about. After that, Sadio does what he's done all year, Salah bags one too and Jurgen Klopp goes home a content man. Here's your ratings. Adrian keeps his cool …
Observations as Liverpool bag their second Champions League semi-final in 2 years

Observations as Liverpool bag their second Champions League semi-final in 2 years

This wasn't vintage Liverpool, nor did it need to be. The Reds had done half the job at Anfield and just needed to maintain composure in Portugal, knowing that an away goal would likely be enough to see them through to their second semi-final in two years. VAR Margins VAR is essentially marmite - you either love it or you hate it. Some football fans will argue it takes away from the spontaneity of the game, the thrilling ecstasy and …
Were the Reds Outplayed by Chelsea or Played out of the Game by VAR Incompetence?

Were the Reds Outplayed by Chelsea or Played out of the Game by VAR Incompetence?

Chelsea put two past Liverpool to send them crashing out of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night, sealing the deal with a stunner from Eden Hazard. But manager Jürgen Klopp was upset about more than just the result. In the press conference after the match, Klopp decided to take aim at the use of VAR, claiming that the Chelsea equaliser should not have been allowed. That goal came from a Hazard free-kick. Ross Barkley got on the end of it …
VAR Causes Chaos At Anfield

VAR Causes Chaos At Anfield

There was a period of absolute perplexity on Saturday as spectators watched Craig Pawson haplessly hold his hand to his earpiece, waiting for a decision to come through from VAR. Jake Livermore appeared to tug down Mohamed Salah in the penalty area, with the referee turning to the newly trialled technology before eventually pointing to the spot. That was one of two big calls at Anfield, with Craig Dawson’s header ruled out for a foul on Firmino after heading in …
Observations as Liverpool Crash Out of FA Cup

Observations as Liverpool Crash Out of FA Cup

Liverpool slumped to their second successive defeat on Saturday night, crashing out of the FA Cup fourth round for the third season in a row. Ending all chances of capturing a trophy this year, The Reds produced a very abject performance as West Brom secured their second win since August - one of which came against Exeter City. Bobby Firmino gave the home team a good start after Jonny Evans was caught dwelling in possession. Mohamed Salah raced through on …
Liverpool 2-3 West Brom: VAR the star as Reds exit FA Cup

Liverpool 2-3 West Brom: VAR the star as Reds exit FA Cup

West Bromwich Albion recorded a shock win at Anfield, beating Liverpool 3-2 to march into the fifth round of the FA Cup at the Reds' expense. A mad opening ten minutes saw three goals before VAR took over, two huge decisions that both went for Liverpool, although the Reds couldn't use it to their advantage. West Brom would eventually extend their lead to 3-1, Mohamed Salah's second-half goal just a consolation as Liverpool were beaten. It all looked set to …
VAR | Liverpool's first exposure to it and why it's here to stay

VAR | Liverpool's first exposure to it and why it's here to stay

It's fair to say that every supporter of every club feels like their beloved team has been robbed by refereeing decisions this season. I can certainly say that about every single Liverpool supporter. Football is the most popular sport in the world and yet it is the only major sport to not have some form of video review. The governing bodies of the game decided to catch up with the rest of the world and viola - VAR. The VAR …