This Means More

This Means More

This Means More. Liverpool Football Club has always been more than just a football club. It’s a community, it’s a club that engages with the fans and is supposed to care about the people in and around it. This. Means. More. When I first heard that Newcastle and Tottenham, two of the Premier League’s richer clubs, were furloughing their non-playing staff, asking the government to cover 80% of the money for their workers, so that Spurs and Newcastle didn’t have …
Best games of 2019/20: Liverpool 2 - 0 Manchester United

Best games of 2019/20: Liverpool 2 - 0 Manchester United

As sport across the world continues to quite rightly take a back-seat, it provides a perfect platform to revel in some of Liverpool's finest moments of the season to date. While it may only provide a small silver lining to what are undoubtedly dark days, there's not a lot better than thinking back to some memorable fixtures in this glittering season so far. Last time, I focused on Liverpool's 0 - 4 Boxing Day bullying of Leicester City, but this …
Why is Virgil Van Dijk so underrated?

Why is Virgil Van Dijk so underrated?

When does a player become too good that people start to underrate their performances? In Virgil van Dijk’s case, it was almost immediately after he moved to Liverpool. Though he went on to claim the PFA Player of the Year in his first full season at Anfield, many put that down to the hype surrounding him. The fact he was the world’s most expensive defender for a period of time meant all eyes were on him and, to the annoyance …
Van Dijk insists Reds must refocus on the Premier League in aftermath of European exit

Van Dijk insists Reds must refocus on the Premier League in aftermath of European exit

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk says his team must steel themselves and focus now on the task of securing the Premier League title after their disappointing European exit. The Reds lost 3-2 after extra-time at home Atlético Madrid on Wednesday night, going out of the Champions League 4-2 on aggregate. Following what was Liverpool's first loss in a two-legged European tie under Jürgen Klopp, Van Dijk spoke to Liverpoolfc.com about the need for this squad to keep going and secure …
Old problems keep coming back to haunt Liverpool

Old problems keep coming back to haunt Liverpool

It was a night that not many Liverpool fans will want to think about for too much longer. It was a humbling and rare defeat at the hands of Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid that perhaps prematurely ended the Red's defence of their much adored European Cup. While the performance in the first leg in Spain left a lot to be desired in terms of pace and attacking threat, Klopp's men certainly dialled this up to 11 at Anfield and almost …
Liverpool 2-3 Atletico Madrid: Player ratings as Reds fall in Europe

Liverpool 2-3 Atletico Madrid: Player ratings as Reds fall in Europe

It has taken until Jurgen Klopp's fourth European campaign, but Liverpool have finally been beaten in a two-legged tie. Roberto Firmino looked to have completed an arduous comeback when he struck in the early stages of extra time, but Adrian proceeded to hand the visitors a vital away goal, and the dejected Reds would ship two more to fall to defeat on the night and surrender their title. Let's take a look at how the players rated. Adrian - 1/10 …
Luckless Liverpool Lament Lacklustre Keeping

Luckless Liverpool Lament Lacklustre Keeping

Champions Liverpool bowed out of the Champions after a 3-2 after extra defeat to Atletico Madrid at Anfield. Georginio Wijnaldum's goal in normal time saw the Reds win 1-0 in normal time but, despite Firmino's goal doubling their lead in extra time, two howlers from stand in keeper Adrian allowed replacements Marcos Llorente(2) and Alvaro Morata score to send the blessed Spaniards through, who had their goalkeeper Jan Oblak to thank. A rip roaring start from the Reds was considered …
Tactical Preview: Liverpool vs. Atletico Madrid

Tactical Preview: Liverpool vs. Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid’s 1-0 victory at the Wanda Metropolitano heralded the end of Liverpool’s phenomenal winning streak. The performance itself was more concerning than the defeat though, with Liverpool merely creating eight chances (four of which were shots from outside of the box), one Big Chance, but not managing to get a single one of those on target. Liverpool’s 0.6 xG was one of the lowest generated in recent memory. The Atletico Madrid defensive shape was immovable and robust but rarely …
Chelsea 2-0 Liverpool: Player Ratings

Chelsea 2-0 Liverpool: Player Ratings

Liverpool get knocked out in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup by Chelsea after a 2-0 loss at Stamford Bridge. Another really poor and disappointing performance from the Reds as they fall to their third defeat in four games, in three different competitions. Adrian - 5 You can’t make mistakes like the one he made for the Willian goal, but made a couple of very good stops as well. Neco Williams - 5 Started brightly and delivered a couple …
Watford 3-0 Liverpool: Who was the Disaster of the Match?

Watford 3-0 Liverpool: Who was the Disaster of the Match?

Our unbeaten run in the league is over. The Reds go down 3-0 away to Watford after, without question, one of the worst performances in years. Liverpool failed to create a single decent chance in the entire 90 minutes and thoroughly deserved to be soundly beaten by the relegation-threatened Hornets. In the net, Alisson can’t really be blamed for any of the goals. A tap in for Sarr’s first, a smart dink for his second and just an absolute calamity …
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