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

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

Aug 242015
Arsenal 0, Liverpool 0 - LFC Player Ratings & Tactics

Arsenal 0, Liverpool o Emirates Stadium, London (60,080) Player Ratings Simon Mignolet – 7.5 Quiet in the first half, but kept his side in the game in the second with saves from Aaron Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, and one excellent stop from a close-range Giroud shot. It was a game where both ‘keepers needed to make outstanding saves, and Mignolet was up there with Cech. Nathaniel Clyne – 7 Another assured performance from Liverpool’s new right back. Was occasionally caught between a Skrtel and a hard place, but played his part in the clean sheet. Martin Skrtel – 6.5 Played Aaron Ramsey onside for an continue reading

Apr 062015
Arsenal 4, Liverpool 1 - LFC Player Ratings & Tactics

Arsenal 4, Liverpool 1 Emirates Stadium, London (60, 081) Liverpool scorer: Henderson 76′ (pen) Arsenal scorers: Bellerin 37′, Özil 40′, Sánchez 45′, Giroud 90′ Player Ratings Simon Mignolet – 5.5 Made some top saves early on in the game, but was badly positioned for the Mesut Özil free kick and lost the flight of Alexis Sánchez’s shot in the air. Emre Can – 5.5 One of the few players who looked assured in the early stages of the game, but was troubled by Arsenal’s quicker players running at him in isolation. Saw red after a needless tackle on Welbeck meant he picked up a second continue reading

Dec 212014
Liverpool 2, Arsenal 2 - LFC Player Ratings & Tactics

Liverpool 2, Arsenal 2 Anfield, Liverpool (44,703) Liverpool scorers: Coutinho 45′, Skrtel 90′+7 Arsenal scorers: Debuchy 45′+1, Giroud 64′ Player Ratings Brad Jones – 6 Was blamed for both goals, but he makes the entire team feel more comfortable when playing out from the back, and he actually collects the odd cross, unlike Mignolet. Jones brings quicker and more decisive distribution from the back, especially with his throwing, but he has nowhere near the shot-stopping ability of Mignolet based on recent displays. Watched as Debuchy’s header passed his right hand, and saw Giroud’s shot go tamely through his legs. Kolo Touré – continue reading

Feb 162014
LFC Player Ratings & Tactics - Arsenal 2, Liverpool 1

Arsenal 2, Liverpool 1 Emirates Stadium, That London (Att: 59,801) Liverpool scorers: Gerrard (59′ pen) Player Ratings Brad Jones – 6 A reasonable performance from Liverpool’s second choice keeper. Commands his area better than Mignolet, but still prone to the odd wayward kick out. Jon Flanagan – 5.5 Found himself in attacking positions quite regularly but failed to deliver. Lost Podolski for Arsenal’s second, but still a decent performance from the right back who switched to the left later in the game. Martin Skrtel – 6 Daniel Agger – 5.5 Good in possession but exposed for pace at Arsenal’s second goal. continue reading

Feb 082014
LFC Player Ratings & Tactics - Liverpool 5, Arsenal 1

Liverpool 5, Arsenal 1 Anfield, Liverpool (Att: 44,701) Liverpool scorers: Skrtel (1′, 10′), Sterling (16′, 52′), Sturridge (20′) Player Ratings Simon Mignolet – 6 Made a few decent saves but still struggles to command his area at times. Punched one loose ball into trouble when it was easier to catch it, but did collect one cross in his hands which brought loud cheers from the Kop. Jon Flanagan – 7.5 Shows the composure of a seasoned first team player, making it easy to forget he’s only 21 and only has 28 appearances for the club. Even if Glen Johnson returned tomorrow, he continue reading

Nov 022013
Liverpool Player Ratings & Tactics - Arsenal 2, Liverpool 0

Arsenal 2, Liverpool 0 Emirates Stadium, That London (Att: 60,042) Player Ratings Formation: 3-1-4-2, then 4-4-2 in the second half (see detail below) Simon Mignolet – 5.5 Came out for a few things which he couldn’t deal with but also made some good saves from close range. Couldn’t do much about either goal. Kolo Toure – 5.5 Looked out of sorts today, especially when the team switched to a back four, but made some good runs forward and helped Flanagan on the right. Martin Skrtel – 6 Had a decent game. Fingers might be pointed at him for not being lively continue reading

Jan 302013
Arsenal 2, Liverpool FC 2 - LFC Player Ratings

Arsenal 2, Liverpool 2 The Emirates Stadium, London (Att: 60,089) Liverpool scorers: Suarez (5), Henderson (60) Pepe Reina – 7 Made some really good saves in this game, one in particular from Walcott just after Suarez had scored to keep the score 0-1. Andre Wisdom – 6 Looked more secure alongside Carragher. Uses his strength well when battling for the ball. Jamie Carragher – 8 Put his body on the line, organised the defence, and generally looked like the kind of defender Liverpool have been missing. Daniel Agger – 6 Made one or two important blocks, but lost Giroud and the continue reading

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