May 072017
Top 4 Still on for Liverpool Despite Drab Draw At Anfield

It’s in our hands, it’s not in our hands. It’s back in our hands but it’s not anymore. This has been the story of Liverpool’s Champions League qualification attempt in the last few weeks. After the defeat to Crystal Palace two weeks ago, we had surrendered the right to make the cut ourselves. But no sooner had Manchesters United and City dropped points last week, our win against Watford catapulted us back into the drivers seat. Embed from Getty Images   But why make it that easy? What could possibly be more fun than weekly ninety minute sessions of intense continue reading

Jan 122017
12th Man Required as Karius keeps Liverpool in Race to Wembley

By Umarah Naz Liverpool will need their world famous twelfth man in a fortnights time at Anfield, when they face Southampton in the second leg of the EFL Cup semi-final. Embed from Getty Images Having suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat at St. Mary’s in the first leg, Liverpool now have it all to do in the return leg to book their ticket to Wembley for next month. Jurgen Klopp reverted to a full-strength team after the youngsters had their opportunity to impress against Plymouth at the weekend. Loris Karius kept his place, as did Lucas Leiva and Emre Can. They continue reading

Dec 022015
Southampton 1, Liverpool 6 - LFC Player Ratings & Tactics

Southampton 1, Liverpool 6 St. Marys, Southampton (31,592) Liverpool scorers: Sturridge 25′, 29′; Origi 45′, 68′, 86′; Ibe 73′ Southampton scorer: Mané 1′ Player Ratings Adam Bogdan – 6 Had little to do, but looked assured in all that he did. Didn’t have much chance with the goal. Connor Randall – 6 Looked like he was going to struggle early on, but grew in confidence instead of shrinking, despite picking up an early booking. Martin Skrtel – 6 Was relatively untroubled, but did what he needed to. Dejan Lovren – 6.5 Received abuse from the fans of his old club throughout the game, continue reading

Feb 222015
Southampton 0, Liverpool 2 - LFC Player Ratings & Tactics

Southampton 0, Liverpool 2 St Mary’s, Southampton (31,723) Liverpool scorers: Coutinho 3′, Sterling 73′ Player Ratings Simon Mignolet – 7.5 Another solid performance from the revived Belgian, in difficult conditions thanks to the wet weather. Dejan Lovren – 5.5 Made the odd good intervention, but generally struggled, especially when Liverpool’s defensive line was high. A pass success of 65% sums up his performance on the ball. Martin Skrtel – 6.5 Couldn’t cope with Graziano Pellé early on, and Southampton’s long balls over the top or round the side caused problems for him and Lovren. Grew into the game and was impressive in continue reading

Aug 172014
Liverpool 2, Southampton 1 - LFC Tactics & Player Ratings

Liverpool 2, Southampton 1 Anfield, Liverpool (44,736) Liverpool scorers: Sterling (23′), Sturridge (79′) Southampton scorer: Clyne (56′) Tactics Brendan Rodgers sent his Liverpool side out in the same shape we saw in the final pre-season friendly against Borussia Dortmund. There was one change in personnel, with Lucas Leiva replacing Emre Can as one of the deeper midfield two. In this 4-2-3-1 formation Jordan Henderson dropped back to help the defence when needed, but he also pressed high if Liverpool were defending higher up the pitch. In contrast to this, Raheem Sterling will take any chance he gets to become a continue reading

Mar 012014
LFC Player Ratings & Tactics - Southampton 0, Liverpool 3

Southampton 0, Liverpool 3 St Mary’s Stadium (Att: 31, 659) Liverpool scorers: Suarez (16′), Sterling (58′), Gerrard (90’pen) Tactics Whilst Brendan Rodgers was praised for his tactics in this game as a whole, the first half left much to be desired. The diamond might have been the right approach, but Gerrard struggled to cover in front of the back four and couldn’t keep track of Adam Lallana’s movement. This might have been partly due to a deep defensive line, which gave the Southampton attackers plenty of room to manoeuvre. In the second half the team came out with what looked like a continue reading

Mar 182013
Southampton 3, Liverpool FC 1 - LFC Player Ratings

Liverpool 1, Southampton 3 St Marys Stadium, Southampton (Att: 32,070) Liverpool Scorers:  Coutinho (45) Brad Jones – 6 Glen Johnson – 5 Had a hard time in defence during this game, and didn’t offer much in attack. Looked like he and Skrtel were playing together for the first time. Martin Skrtel – 5 Seems to have lost all confidence since being dropped. Struggled positionally and couldn’t anticipate the movement of Southampton’s attacks. Lost the fight with Lambert, and gave away a careless free kick which lead to the second goal. Daniel Agger – 6 When Carragher is out, the Denmark continue reading

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