Mo Salah: Both underappreciated & overprotected?

Mo Salah: Both underappreciated & overprotected?

Contrary to popular belief, Mohamed Salah is much more like Cristiano Ronaldo than Lionel Messi. The Egyptian superstar may possess the latter's gorgeous left foot and low centre of gravity, but there is so much more about him that screams Ronaldo. Away from the grinning face and all-round likeable personality, there is a huge ego where Salah is concerned - he is someone who knows exactly how good he is, precisely how many goals he has scored and is well …
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 …
Why Losing Wijnaldum Wouldn't be a Disaster

Why Losing Wijnaldum Wouldn't be a Disaster

Georginio Wijnaldum is an incredibly versatile, incredibly intelligent, and above all else incredibly important midfielder in this Liverpool team. He never gets injured, he never puts in less than a 6/10, he does the job that Klopp asks him to do week in, week out and there’s a reason that he is almost always on the team sheet when fit. Wijnaldum has started 19 of Liverpool’s 20 league games this season and started 32 last season, on top of 11 …
Gini Wijnaldum: The real MVP of this Liverpool team

Gini Wijnaldum: The real MVP of this Liverpool team

If pressed to name Liverpool’s most important player, a case could be made for a number of the team. Virgil van Dijk and Alisson are often at the top of the pile, Fabinho entered the conversation after his dominant performances earlier on in the campaign while Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane can all make a claim to be Jurgen Klopp’s MVP. The latest name on that evergrowing list is Trent Alexander-Arnold. The young right-back is the creator-in-chief for …
Assertive Henderson Driving Liverpool Title Assault

Assertive Henderson Driving Liverpool Title Assault

The injury to Fabinho was adjudged by many as a harbinger of doom for Liverpool and their prospects this season. After all, the leggy Brazilian was a cornerstone for the Reds as they accumulated 97 Premier League points last season and won their sixth European Cup. Into the sizeable void stepped captain Jordan Henderson and — despite making his positional preference known to Jürgen Klopp, a conversation that facilitated him moving to a more advanced midfield role last season — …
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 …
Variety Is The Spice Of Life For Freescoring Liverpool.

Variety Is The Spice Of Life For Freescoring Liverpool.

Finally, after what felt like an interminable series of 2-1 victories, Liverpool have begun winning games by scoreline's that don't look like Azealia Banks songs. The 5-2 Merseyside Derby victory over Everton was followed by a 3-0 win away to Bournemouth as the Reds began to hit their attacking straps for what felt like the first time this season. The most notable feature of these two wins -- apart from the combined 12 changes made by Jurgen Klopp, as his …
Red Bull Salzburg 0-2 Liverpool: Who Was Man of the Match?

Red Bull Salzburg 0-2 Liverpool: Who Was Man of the Match?

Liverpool are through to the last-16 of the Champions League as group winners after a 2-0 win away to Red Bull Salzburg. How only two goals were scored in the 90 minutes is anyone’s guess; on another day, Mo Salah alone would have had 5. Top of the Premier League and winning the Champions League group is a pretty perfect start to the season for the Reds. As for the individual performances, in goal Alisson had a very solid outing. …
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