Joe Allen

Jan 202016
 
Liverpool 3, Exeter City 0 - LFC Player Ratings & Tactics

Liverpool 3, Exeter City 0 Anfield, Liverpool (43,292) Liverpool scorers: Allen 10′, Ojo 74′, J. Teixeira 82′ Player Ratings Simon Mignolet – 6.5 Didn’t have anything to do but gets a .5 on top of the average 6 for wirking with Tiago Ilori to help organise an inexperienced back line. Connor Randall – 6 Grew with confidence as the game went on, and made some good forays into the opposition half just before he was brought off early in the second half. Tiago Ilori – 7 Was in charge of controlling the defensive line, occasionally reminding José Enrique to maintain his position continue reading

Jan 132016
 
Liverpool 3, Arsenal 3 - LFC Player Ratings & Tactics

Liverpool 3, Arsenal 3 Anfield, Liverpool (44,109) Liverpool scorer:sFirmino 10′, 19′Allen 90′ Arsenal scorers: Ramsey 14′Giroud 25′, 55′ Player Ratings Simon Mignolet – 5 Beaten by an Aaron Ramsey shot at his near post which he didn’t look set for despite having time to asses the situation. Deflected Giroud’s flick from a corner into the net, and didn’t command his six yard box, never mind the rest of his area. Nathaniel Clyne – 6 Struggled in attack with Ibe down the right, but is generally reassuring in his position. Kolo Touré – 6 In the week that centre-back Steven Caulker joined continue reading

Apr 132015
 
Liverpool 2, Newcastle 0 - LFC Player Ratings & Tactics

Liverpool 2, Newcastle 0 Anfield, Liverpool (44,611) Liverpool scorers: Sterling 9′, Allen 70′ Player Ratings Simon Mignolet – 7.5 Made one excellent save from a Perez header, reacting well when slightly off balance to claw the ball away from the top corner. Glen Johnson – 5 After a decent start, the right-back declined as the game went on. Unsure with his touch and unconvincing in defence. Emre Can – 6.5 Carried the ball out of defence well, and looks confident in the centre of a back four even if the things he tried didn’t always come off. Executed a few no-nonsense clearances continue reading

Mar 172015
 
Swansea 0, Liverpool 1 - LFC Player Ratings & Tactics

Swansea City 0, Liverpool 1 Liberty Stadium, Swansea (20,828) Liverpool scorer: Henderson 68′ Simon Mignolet – 8 Commanding from the outset. Made good saves from Gomis and Sigurdsson in the first half. Emre Can – 5.5 Couldn’t cope with Gomis early on, and let Neil Taylor past him with ease on one occasion. Still vital to the system when the team have the ball. Martin Skrtel – 7.5 Covered well in the middle of the defence. Stepped out of defence and made a good forward pass in the build up to the goal. Another solid, impressive performance. Mamadou Sakho – 7 continue reading

Mar 012015
 
Liverpool 2, Manchester City 1 - LFC Player Ratings & Tactics

Liverpool 2, Manchester City 1 Anfield, Liverpool (44,590) Liverpool scorers: Henderson 11′, Coutinho 75′ Man City scorers: Dzeko 25′ Player Ratings Simon Mignolet – 6 Looks less comfortable without Sakho in front of him, and failed to come for the odd ball which should have been his. Emre Can – 6.5 If a game appears to be going quiet, normal, or stale, Can will step out of defence and liven it up again. At one point he was in the centre forward position, then the next minute he’d be back in defence receiving a pass from Skrtel. Not the best defensively on the continue reading

Aug 032014
 
Liverpool 2, Ac Milan 0 - Liverpool Tactics

Liverpool 2, AC Milan 0 Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina (69,364) Liverpool scorers: Allen (17′), Suso (89′) The 4-3-3 formation was back, as Liverpool started the game with Raheem Sterling and Jordan Ibe either side of Ricky Lambert up front. Starting Tactics Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet was noticeably more vocal, and emerged regularly from his area, though this seemed like a token gesture as opposed to effective sweeping. The usual high pressing was evident when the team turned over possession, and Liverpool’s first goal came after good pressure from Joe Allen, who eventually got the goal after a couple continue reading

May 052014
 
LFC Tactics & Player Ratings - Crystal Palace 3, Liverpool 3

Crystal Palace 3, Liverpool 3Selhurst Park, London (Att: 25,261)Liverpool scorers: Allen (18′), Sturridge (53′), Suarez (55′) Crystal Palace scorers: Delaney (79′), Gayle (81′, 88′) Tactics Liverpool set up with a diamond midfield with Sterling at the tip, and Sturridge back in the side for Coutinho who wasn’t quite fit. A game of attacking football from Liverpool left the defence exposed at times, and Crystal Palace ruthlessly took advantage of this during a 12 minute period towards the end of the second half. Lucas and Suarez looked to be tiring in the second half, but instead Brendan Rodgers brought off Sterling. Many have said Liverpool were continue reading

Feb 232014
 
LFC Player Ratings & Tactics - Liverpool 4, Swansea City 3

Liverpool 4, Swansea City 3 Anfield, Liverpool (Att: 44, 731) Liverpool scorers: Sturridge (3′, 36′), Henderson (20′, 74′) Player Ratings Simon Mignolet – 5.5 Not his most convincing performance. Offers little assistance to the defence when it comes to taking control of situations in his area. Not much he could do about the goals, and made a couple of saves. Jon Flanagan – 6.5 Did well in difficult situations when midfielders or forwards were struggling to find room to offer a pass. Defended well in a battle with the tricky Wayne Routledge, and managed to get forward on a couple of occasions, continue reading

Feb 212013
 
Liverpool 3, Zenit Saint Petersburg 1 - LFC Player Ratings

Liverpool 3, Zenit St Petersburg 1 Anfield, Liverpool (Att: 43,026) Liverpool scorers: Suarez (28, 59), Allen (43) Pepe Reina – 6 Played some great balls out to midfield, and swept up well. Not much to do saves wise. Glen Johnson – 6 Sloppy at times but provided a good outlet going forward. Jamie Carragher – 5 Made the mistake which lead to the Zenit goal. Was otherwise solid throughout. Daniel Agger – 6 Made a good run forward to win the free kick from which we scored the first goal. Still wasteful with his long range shooting. Jose Enrique – 7 Not continue reading

Jan 272013
 
Oldham Athletic 3, Liverpool FC 2 - LFC Player Ratings - FA Cup

Oldham Athletic 3, Liverpool 2 Boundary Park, Oldham (Att: 10,295) Liverpool scorers: Suarez (17), Allen (80) Brad Jones – 5 Not his usual self this afternoon. There were rumours that he was playing with an injury, but there are no excuses for the fumble which let Oldham in to score their second goal. Andre Wisdom – 6 A typical steady performance from Wisdom. Suffered along with the rest of the defence, probably due to the lack of a leader such as Carragher or Agger. Martin Skrtel – 6 Battled with Matt Smith throughout the game and coped with the strikers physicality continue reading

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