Apr 242017
 
Liverpool's Premier League Top 4 Hopes Hang in the Balance

Liverpool have just four games left to play this season. Arsenal have seven, while both Manchester clubs have six. Arsene Wenger’s side are on a high after progressing to the FA Cup final, and with 21 points up for grabs in their remaining games they could do what the Gunners have done since 1998 and qualify for the Champions League. During this run, however, they have to play Manchester United, so from Liverpool’s point of view there’s at least the a guarantee that one of these clubs will drop points. Manchester United also have to play local rivals Manchester City continue reading

Apr 242017
 
Liverpool Broken by Benteke Brace as Sakho Celebrates - Liverpool 1, Crystal Palace 2

By Umarah Naz As Liverpool succumbed to Crystal Palace at Anfield (again!), it was a case of which centre-back infuriated us the most. Was it the inept display by Dejan Lovren or his ex, Mamadou Sakho, celebrating Christian Benteke’s equaliser? Probably the former, and rightly so. As much as Sakho giving LFC the proverbial slap in the face irked many, it was our own flaws that lost us the game. Embed from Getty Images   Detracting from them by concentrating on the poor judgement of an exiled player could be described as poor form. Safe to say, Sakho’s not coming continue reading

Apr 132017
 
Jurgen Klopp on Sakho, Gerrard, & the West Brom Game

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp spoke to the press ahead of Sunday’s game against West Bromwich Albion. He commented on this week’s events in Dortmund, Mamadou Sakho’s loan contract, and looked ahead to the coming fixtures in terms of injuries and the chance of Champions League qualification. He also confirmed that Steven Gerrard will be taking a job with the Liverpool under-18s next season. By James Nalton at Melwood. The ex-Dortmund manager expressed concern about his former team who were the victims of a bomb attack on their team bus prior to Tuesday’s Champions League tie against Monaco. Klopp paused for continue reading

Apr 102017
 
LFC Tactics & Player Ratings: Stoke City 1, Liverpool 2

Stoke City 1, Liverpool 2 Embed from Getty Images Bet 365 Stadium, Stoke on Trent (27,568) Liverpool scorers: Coutinho 70′, Firmino 72′ Stoke scorer: Walters 44′ Simon Mignolet – 9* Two outstanding saves to rescue Liverpool’s ailing defence who continue to gift chances to the opposition. Embed from Getty Images Trent Alexander-Arnold – 5.5 Wasn’t helped by those around him. A learning experience for the 18-year-old who was subbed at half-time. One great cross showed his potential. Dejan Lovren – 4 Gifted a chance to Arnautovic and was stranded for numerous other Stoke chances, including their goal. Joel Matip – 6 continue reading

Apr 092017
 
Predicting The Final Run In - Will Liverpool Qualify for the Champions League?

Six games left, three spots up for grabs… If there’s one thing we can all agree upon when it comes to being a Liverpool FC fan, it’s that it’s not for the faint-hearted! 32 games gone, more points in the bag than in the previous season, yet we’re still perilously away from potentially dropping out of the top 4. So what are the possible outcomes to ensure LFC are back in the Champions League next year, fighting against Europe’s elite? There are two lines of thought while looking at this table: We have the points in the bag, which is continue reading

Apr 062017
 
Woeful Wednesday as Liverpool Buckle Under Bournemouth Pressure

Wednesday turned out to be woeful for Liverpool football club. After being slapped with a two year academy transfer ban for breaching Premier League rules regarding a schoolboy from Stoke, Liverpool then learned that talisman, Sadio Mané’s season is almost certainly over. The Senegalese may require surgery on damaged cartilage in his left knee, which has left Klopp with a massive gap to fill for the remainder of the season. And to top it all off, the Reds were left deflated after conceding a customary, awful late goal against Bournemouth dropping two vital points in the process. Jurgen Klopp claimed continue reading

Apr 032017
 
The Magic of The Top Four - Who Makes The Cut?

On paper Liverpool have the easier run in in the race for the top four, but will they be able to capitalise on a favourable set of fixtures? Man United dropped points, Man City dropped points, Arsenal dropped points, and even Chelsea stumbled in the face of Crystal Palace’s excellent new defensive signing, Mamadou Sakho. Conte’s side’s lead at the top has been cut to seven points, but are still widely considered to be champions elect. But anything could happen when it comes to the five clubs below them, and which three of this quintet will finish along with Chelsea continue reading

Apr 012017
 
LFC Tactics & Player Ratings: Liverpool 3, Everton 1

Liverpool 3, Everton 1 Anfield, Liverpool (52,920) Liverpool scorers: Mane 8′, Coutinho 31′, Orgi 60′ Everton scorer: Pennington 28′  Simon Mignolet – 6 Had very little to do in the first half, so decided the join in the fun. No Everton player completed more take-ons than Simon Mignolet in the first half. pic.twitter.com/OPL5J3FCBY — Andrew Beasley (@BassTunedToRed) April 1, 2017 Made a couple of good saves in the second period, but Everton were so bad it was difficult for him to have a good game. Nathaniel Clyne – 6 Positionally decent, but nothing of note other than a good cross continue reading

Mar 192017
 
Points Shared at the Etihad as CL Qualification Remains Wide Open.

Manchester City 1, Liverpool 1. Match report by Umarah Naz. If ever an advert was needed for English Premier League football then Manchester City against Liverpool on Sunday afternoon was it. Embed from Getty Images Two teams who know no other way of playing than to attack the opponents goal. The 1-1 draw at the Etihad was a frenetic, end-to-end game that had everything but a winner. Some fantastic football, crunching tackles, mildly pathetic booing, unsuccessful penalty shouts, dubious yellow cards, possible red ones, some glaring misses, a cracking penalty, a great goal and to top it all off, the continue reading

Mar 042017
 
Liverpool's top 6 record remains intact as Arsenal are sunk at Anfield

Liverpool 3, Arsenal 1 Match report by Umarah Naz. It’s never usually the case that a resounding 3-1 win over Arsenal would leave Reds infuriated but that’s what some may be feeling. Embed from Getty Images Infuriated because it comes a mere five days after a crushing defeat against a struggling Leicester team; one of those teams that Liverpool are so generously charitable against. Beating Arsenal should really be the perfect remedy for such fresh wounds but, unfortunately, it’s all been seen before, thus leaving everyone with a sense of dejavu. Just a few weeks ago, a fantastic win over continue reading

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