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. …
Luckless Liverpool Fall To Leicester Defeat

Luckless Liverpool Fall To Leicester Defeat

Liverpool took a heavy blow to their top-four qualification prospects with a 3-1 defeat to Leicester City at The Kingpower Stadium. Things were appearing to go swimmingly for the Reds when Mohamed Salah gave them a merited lead in the middle of the second half after a brilliant Roberto Firmino assist. However, as has constantly been the case this season, injury and abysmal refereeing decisions hampered the defending champions. Leicester equalized from a James Maddison free-kick with ten minutes remaining, …
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 Move To Top Of League Despite Brighton Draw

Liverpool Move To Top Of League Despite Brighton Draw

More VAR controversy ensued as Liverpool moved to the top of the Premier League table, despite conceding a late goal to draw 1-1 at Brighton. The Reds took the lead early in the second half with a well-worked Diogo Jota goal, but Brighton -- with their second penalty kick of the day, after Neal Maupay missed their first -- equalized late on through Pascal Gross' spot-kick. Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane were denied goals for offside by the video technology, …
Liverpool Player Ratings: Subs rally Reds past Hammers

Liverpool Player Ratings: Subs rally Reds past Hammers

Liverpool beat West Ham United 2-1 at Anfield, after coming from behind, with Diogo Jota scoring a late winner at the Kop End. Pablo Fornals put West Ham ahead early in the game with a neat strike that gave Alisson no chance in the Reds' goal. After plenty of huffing and puffing, the Reds were gifted a penalty late in the first half, when Arthur Masuaku fouled Mohamed Salah in the box. The Egyptian made no mistake with the penalty. …
Player Ratings as Liverpool Put the Blades to the Sword

Player Ratings as Liverpool Put the Blades to the Sword

Liverpool got back to winning ways in the Premier League after a reasonably solid 2-1 over Sheffield United at Anfield. The Reds went behind after more disgraceful officiating aided by VAR, but dug deep to come away with all three points. Alisson – 6 It was great to see our gloved Brazilian back between the sticks after a few weeks out. He didn’t have a whole lot to do, in truth. However, he did make one smart save to deny …
Everton 2-2 Liverpool: Who Was Man of the Match?

Everton 2-2 Liverpool: Who Was Man of the Match?

Where do you even start with that one? Quite simply the single worst refereeing performance in the entire VAR era. Liverpool robbed of 3 points at Goodison Park after a truly abhorrent display from the officials. Not only that, but the vile behaviour of the Everton players throughout the game looks to have inflicted serious injuries on two of best players, Virgil van Dijk and Thiago. However, despite absolutely everything going in the Blues’ favour and with their best team in decades, our unbeaten …
Observations as Liverpool robbed against Everton

Observations as Liverpool robbed against Everton

Liverpool drew 2-2 at Goodison Park in a typically tempestuous and controversial Merseyside derby. Sadio Mané and Mo Salah twice gave Liverpool the lead, before goals from Michael Keane and Dominic Calvert-Lewin snatched a point for the Blues. But it was two marginal offside decisions that decided the game, as Jordan Pickford avoided a red card and Jordan Henderson’s late winner was chalked off. Here are the observations from the game: Liverpool aren’t as good defensively without their two best …
Liverpool Robbed By VAR In Goodison Derby

Liverpool Robbed By VAR In Goodison Derby

VAR controversy abounded as Liverpool were robbed of a late 3-2 victory over Everton at Goodison Park. With the game squared at 2-2 going into injury time, a perfectly good Jordan Henderson goal -- supposedly because Sadio Mané was offside, an assertion that had no evidence in tv pictures -- was disallowed and Everton hung on for a scantly deserved point. The Reds, whose performance was -- in the large part -- was excellent recovered well from their debacle at …
Liverpool 1-1 Napoli: Observations as Reds made to wait for qualification

Liverpool 1-1 Napoli: Observations as Reds made to wait for qualification

In frustratingly typical fashion, Liverpool are doing it the hard way. The holders must navigate their way through what promises to be a nervy decider in Salzburg after a missed opportunity on home soil. The chance to rest players, with progression as group winners secured, in the midst of a gruelling succession of fixtures would have been a godsend for Jurgen Klopp. But it was a tame performance against Napoli, who increasingly have the feel of a bogey team, and …
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