Preview: Liverpool vs Leicester City

Back from a warm weather training session in Dubai, the Reds next welcome Leicester City at Anfield. The Foxes, who found themselves on the wrong end of another 7-goal thriller against Wolves, will be hunting for all 3 points. Liverpool will be determined not to let it happen as they look to cement their place at the top of the table. Ahead of Wednesday night's game, here's the preview for ...

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Wolves at Home and the Willy Wonka Golden Ticket

Whilst not wanting to get too far ahead of ourselves, it's hard to not have one eye on 12th May 2019. The final fixture of the Premier League season, now just over 3 months away. There is still a lot of football to be played between now and then but there's significant hope and optimism amongst all reds supporters that this may finally be the year Liverpool lift the league ...

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Alberto Moreno Out in the Summer?

Seeing the name Alberto Moreno on the teamsheet nowadays brings about the same response. A groan and an almost cynical anticipation of defeat or at least that's what social media will have you believe. The fact we are blessed with Andy Robertson in that position may just highlight deficiencies that may have been there with previous left backs but harder to evidence with the alternative options at the time. Alberto ...

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Captain’s Class Crystal Clear

The Reds Prevail It was an end to end, chaotic encounter but the Reds prevailed. As opposed to the week before, the patient and probing game versus Brighton where the Reds prevailed. This can be again contrasted to the gnarly, physical battle against Burnley a while back in which the Reds prevailed. There is a pattern emerging, however. Teams turn up to play Liverpool, be it at Anfield or away from ...

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Stats highlight van Dijk’s importance to Liverpool

You don't have to be a footballing genius to know that Liverpool have become a much better team since they signed Virgil van Dijk last year. Sure, it cost £75 million to convince Southampton to sell the Dutchman but that is looking like a better price by the week. If van Dijk can help Liverpool win the title, nobody will mention his price tag and, even now, it's hard to ...

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Liverpool 4-3 Crystal Palace: Match Report

Having bounced back from a two-game losing streak by beating Brighton and Hove Albion, Liverpool welcomed Crystal Palace to Anfield on Saturday, January 19th, in what was to be a part of the 23rd round of the 2018/19 Premier League season. The Reds were looking to put seven points between themselves and second-place Manchester City once again, before the title holders played their game away to Huddersfield the next day. Team ...

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Crystal Palace Closeup: Tactics, Stats, and Roy Hodgson

Following on from the hard-fought victory over Brighton, its rather fitting that our next opponents should be the South-Coast club's arch rivals, Crystal Palace, led by former Liverpool man, Roy Hodgson. WHERE ARE PALACE NOW? Brought in to steady the Palace ship following the sacking of Dutch manager Frank de Boer, after only 77 days in charge, former England manager Roy Hodgson endured a difficult return to his boyhood club, which saw ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Crystal Palace

Having returned to winning ways last Saturday, the Reds next face Crystal Palace at home. A familiar face will be in the opposition dugout with Roy Hodgson the visiting manager. The Eagles, who themselves lost to Watford in the previous game, will be looking to bounce back. The following is a preview of the game in which Liverpool will be looking to claim all 3 points. Matip's Return In the buildup to ...

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The Big Red Machine

What a win. The Reds handle the hype and march on. That’s the first home goal Brighton have conceded since March of last year. That’s just their 3rd home defeat of the season, which is less than Tottenham Hotspur. Brighton are a good side and very difficult to beat on their own patch. They played very well on Saturday night as well it must be said. Chris Hughton came as close ...

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Philippe Coutinho – One Year on

This month marks 12 months since Philippe Coutinho sealed his dream move to Catalan Giants FC Barcelona, but just how successful has the Brazilian’s first year been and was it a case of the grass being greener on the other side? In total Coutinho has played 33 games, starting 25 in which, he has scored 12  goals with 6 assists a slight drop in standards compared to Phil’s last 12 months ...

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A Perspective on our only Defeat & the Refereeing Decisions

After a hard earned one nil victory over Brighton, a score similar to our one nil victory over the Seagulls last August, Mo Salah scoring in both games. We never looked like losing this game but we certainly didn’t make it easy for ourselves either. Mo Salah converting his second penalty and 13th goal of the season. The penalty given by the referee, Kevin Friend made up for the one ...

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Brighton 0-1 Liverpool: Match Report

Having suffered their first league defeat and crashed out of the FA Cup, Liverpool played their 22nd league game of the season against Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium. Despite those results, the Reds still sat top of the table coming into the round and were certain to stay there after it no matter what. But the string of defeats had to stop right there for their push for ...

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Brighton and Hove Albion Closeup: Tactics, Stats, and Chris Hughton

It's my hometown club against the Reds this week - although I won't be wishing them well against Liverpool - so this is a special piece for me to deliver to you all! WHERE ARE BRIGHTON NOW? It's far to say that Brighton have come a long way since their brush with liquidation in 1997. Successive promotions four years later in 2001 and 2002 brought the club back to the second tier, ...

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Preview: Brighton vs Liverpool

So Liverpool’s unbeaten run came to an end in a keenly contested game between two evenly matched sides at the Etihad. Now Week 22 is upon us and the Reds go to the AMEX Stadium, looking to get back to winning ways after back to back losses to Man City and Wolves in the FA Cup. They take on a Brighton who are a tough proposition at home and looking ...

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Hoever Braves Wolves in Defeat

The F.A cup is not what it used to be. It’s fair to say that without sounding bitter. This season especially, the Reds have got much bigger fish to fry. In a league campaign that demands less and less margin for error, resting players was a must on Monday night. No doubt this will go down as another cup upset in a desperate attempt to salvage the cup’s dwindling flame, ...

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Clyne and Solanke’s departures are another sign of Liverpool’s progress

Liverpool's transfer activity is underway in January with Dominic Solanke and Nathaniel Clyne both departing the club for Eddie Howe's Bournemouth.  The news of either player's exit shouldn't come as any great surprise to Liverpool fans as both players were trapped on the periphery of Jurgen Klopp's plans and struggling for game time. What we can take from their departures is yet more evidence of just how far the squad has ...

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Xabi Alonso – Player Perfection

If there was ever a player moulded in ‘The Liverpool Way’, it was Xabi Alonso, as he was comfortable in possession, had excellent vision to spot passes, and the ability to execute them with pure presicion and class, and Rafa Benitez was the man to bring him to Anfield in 2004. Xavier (Xabi) Alonso Olanso was born in a small town of Tolosa, Gipuzkoa, Basque country in Spain. Born into a ...

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Virgil van Dijk Emerges as PFA Player of the Year Candidate

It has been some 12 months for Virgil van Dijk. Just after Christmas 2017, he agreed to leave Southampton in a world-record £75,000,000 transfer for a defender and join Liverpool in the January window following long-standing interest in his services. The Reds were 20 points or so off the pace set by runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City at the time and lacking a commanding centre back to marshal their defence. Since Van Dijk arrived at Anfield with ...

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Preview: Wolverhampton Wanderers – Liverpool

Liverpool’s season to date has been, arguably, the best in living memory. To come through 20 games unbeaten in an increasingly competitive Premier League is a testament to the quality and mental strength of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool team. Facing Manchester City at the Etihad promised to be a tough fixture and it proved just that. On another day, Ederson scores that own-goal. Hell, with another ref, Kompany would’ve been off. But ...

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Robbo Shines as Reds Labour to Defeat

So. It turns out that winning the league against the greatest side in Premier League history isn’t easy. Of course, there are loads of positives to take and we are still in a position that most of us could not have dreamt possible six weeks ago, but this still hurts. It was a phenomenal game of football between the two best sides in the world. Unfortunately for us, the luck was ...

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Manchester City 2-1 Liverpool: Match Report

It was always going to come down to these two teams, wasn't it? Even before the season had started, the football world predicted a title race between Liverpool and Manchester City, slightly favoring the defending champions perhaps. But not many expected this kind of result string from the Reds; their best start to a Premier League campaign ever. Team News Apart from the usual names (Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip), ...

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Liverpool to give City the Blues

Liverpool play Manchester City in what many perceive as the match which will determine as to the Premier League title’s eventual destination. It’s a bit premature to be labelling this encounter as a title decider at this halfway junction of the 2018/19 season. This latest encounter between Manchester City, the current Champions and the bookies favourites for the title, Liverpool promises to be a lively affair. City reeling from the shock ...

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Don’t Take Salah’s Greatness for Granted

For the past couple of years, Liverpool have been blessed with a plethora of attacking talent. From Fernando Torres to Luis Suarez alongside Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling or the brazilian duo of Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino supporting the man from Senegal, Sadio Mane, there's been lots of great moments of individual and collective brilliance to remember. On the other side of the pitch, however, Liverpool fans had been ...

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The Winter Window: Liverpool Must Remember Past Errors

For the third time in the history of the Premier League, Liverpool managed to lead the rankings at Christmas.  The verdict is pretty unanimous that this current crop of Reds is the finest assembled since 1990.  The results have been superb and the performances increasingly impressive as Liverpool have remained unbeaten in the league. A seven point lead has got so many fans jumping for joy and daring to dream, however ...

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Preview: Manchester City vs Liverpool

It's 2019! To kick off the New Year, the Reds will travel down the M26 to take on title rivals Manchester City. Guardiola's men, who picked up 3 points at St Mary's on Sunday, will be looking to close the gap on the league leaders. In the battle between England's best sides, here's some insights to the game. De Bruyne To Miss? Ahead of Thursday's game, Manchester City are left sweating on ...

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Gini Bottles Arsenal

At what stage do we just stop playing games at Anfield. It’s a waste of everyone’s time isn’t it. We’ve just stuck five past one of the best sides in the country for having the audacity to take the lead. We may as well just make every home game a 3-0 win and the lads can go on holiday every other week. If we were to have a vote on ...

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Liverpool’s top 5 January signings

As the new year approaches, the rumours and mumblings of potential January transfers are hotting up. Whilst it’s unlikely the Reds will be doing any business this window, some of Liverpool’s best signings have been made in January. Here’s who we think are Liverpool’s top 5 January signings. 5) Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge signed for Liverpool on the 2nd January 2013 after spending 3 and a half years at Chelsea and made a promising ...

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Perfect December for Liverpool

What a month we've just witnessed. It's not very often a team goes through the whole month of December without defeat. But this Liverpool team isn't your average team. There's a resilience to us, we're relentless! Jürgen Klopp has instilled a winning mentality into his players.   https://www.instagram.com/p/BsBXuxBHFUC/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=kw4fzph07bn8 Everton at Anfield,  2nd December: 1-0 Everton arrived to Anfield with confidence, and made things difficult for Liverpool. But we kept going until virtually the last kick of ...

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Bobby Guns Down Arsenal – View from the Kop

It was to be another fantastic Saturday at Anfield as Liverpool closed off the year in some style much to the delight of the thousands packed inside the stadium. As the game approached, there was optmism as the Reds went into the game having won the last 8 league matches with a small err of caution as the last side to avoid defeat was Arsenal at the start of November. ...

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Liverpool 5 – 1 Arsenal: Player Ratings and Talking Points

Reds Sign off the Year in Style What a year 2018 has been! This side have started building something special, and a 5-1 victory over Arsenal at Anfield was the perfect way to bring the curtain down on a spectacular calendar year. The dream day got off to a nightmare start when Ainsley Maitland-Niles tucked home a Liverpool-like goal that came against the run of play, but these Reds are different to ...

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Liverpool 5-1 Arsenal: Match Report

In what was undoubtedly as a hugely important game for their hopes to clinch the ever illusive Premier League title, Liverpool welcomed Arsenal to Anfield in their last game of 2018. Both teams have had a terrific season, comparatively. As the Reds' march saw them achieve their best 19-game tally ever and sit top of the league, it has to be said that Arsenal have done a lot better than many ...

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Tactics: What Liverpool Needs to Look Out for Against Arsenal

Hello everyone. It’s the second half of the season being kicked off at Anfield with a game against Arsenal. It has been quite an exhilarating first half and as usual, Farrell and I bring you our thoughts on how The Gunners may approach the game and the player who must keep our entire team on alert. Farrell Where Are Arsenal Now? Arsenal have endured a mixed bag of results of late ahead of ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Arsenal

Having demolished Newcastle 4-0 on Boxing Day, Liverpool will next welcome Arsenal to Anfield. The Gunners, who drew 1-1 with Brighton, will be looking for a result against the Reds. Able to field ace marksman Aubameyang, Arsenal are a dangerous side to face, one which Klopp knows well. Between two traditional heavyweights, we preview Saturday's game. Gunner's Duo Threat If Liverpool have anything to worry about, it has to be Arsenal's strike ...

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Liverpool’s Mid-Season Review

As 2018 draws to close, Kopites can look back on the year with both pride and joy. Rising from the ashes of defeat in Kiev, the Reds have made a storming start to the new season. With more than half of league matches played already, let's review the progress made by this team so far. Competitions Competition wise, Liverpool are in one of the best position they could ever be. Top of ...

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Liverpool, Red Band of Brothers

It’s fair to say Arsenal are having a bit of a mixed season. Their recent results have been erratic to say the least. Three wins, two draws and two losses in all competitions in their last seven games, since the impressive 4:2  league victory over a high flying Tottenham side on 2nd December. The jury is still out on new manager, 47 years old, Unai Emery. The three in a row ...

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Liverpool 4 – 0 Newcastle: Player Ratings and Talking Points

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Liverpool fans are in a collective state of euphoria and disbelief right now. Not only are the Reds still unbeaten and playing excellent football, but Manchester City, our closest rivals, have lost 3 out of their last 4 League games meaning Liverpool are now 7 points clear of them. While that's great, it's important to remain focused on ourselves. Klopp's men certainly were against ...

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Liverpool 4-0 Newcastle: Match Report

They say it tends to get lonely at the top. Well, Liverpool were sitting pretty, four points ahead of Manchester City in second place, when our old friend Rafa Benitez came to visit on Boxing Day, 2018. Time had come to wrap the first half of the Premier League season up. Team News Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip were still out. Trent Alexander-Arnold was back after his foot injury, and ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Newcastle

Sitting pretty atop the Christmas tree, the Reds will be looking to prolong their lead on Boxing Day. Newcastle, led by legendary manager Rafa Benitez, will be the visitors. Old love will be put aside, as willy Rafa will be plotting to snatch all 3 points. In another must win game, here's the preview between both sides. Big Scoreline? When Liverpool and Newcastle meet, fans will always be expecting goals. After all, ...

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Christmas Crackers ?☃️❄?

Merry Christmas Everyone! ?☃️❄??  We're on top of the League??? To make the day even more special, here's my favourite Liverpool FC goals of all time. Some were very important and won us our most prestigious trophies. Hope you enjoy!! Steven Gerrard vs Olympiacos This has to be one of the most vital goals that Steven Gerrard has ever got for Liverpool. He's scored so many crackers in his day, but this goal ...

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Klopp’s Funniest/Craziest Moments

FESTIVE FUN ?? KLOPP'S GOAL CELEBRATIONS Klopp has been renowned for his goal celebrations over the years at LFC. He's full of passion and emotion to say the least, and we all bloody love him for it. So let's take a look at some of his most memorable celebrations! Liverpool v Everton https://youtu.be/IRDU8JUnoQw This one comes from the Merseyside Derby this season. The score was 0-0 and the end of the game was nearing. ...

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VVD the VIP

Watch him defend and watch him score. What a performance by the Reds against a very good Wolves side. City drew there, Chelsea lost there, they held Arsenal at their place, they held United at their place, Spurs made it look incredibly difficult, yet Liverpool made it look simple. This side can beat anyone in so many different ways now. Wolves looked dangerous, but in the end, they never really looked like ...

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Are City feeling the heat?

There's still a long way to go this season But as we approach the half-way point, things couldn't have gone any better. It's all clicking into gear for Liverpool, Mo Salah's form has improved, Virgil Van Dijk has been immense. The defence has been rock solid, only conceding a mere 7 goals in 18 games, with 11 clean sheets already this season. Fabinho, has become a regular in the team and ...

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Liverpool and The Holy Grail

There’s a lot of noise currently being made about how this is Liverpool’s best run in the League since 1990. Which, of course, was the last time Liverpool won the title, under the legendary, Kenny Dalglish. The former player and manager was watching on in the stands with a knowing smile that this is indeed a very good side. There’s a growing confidence of destiny in the hallways of Anfield. It ...

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LFC Advent Calendar 23 – Jamie Carragher

When you think of number 23s who've worn the Red of Liverpool There's only one name that comes to most people's minds. Born a Blue, but became a Red legend. Jamie Carragher. He only ever played for one club, joining Liverpool, at the tender age of 9. Carra gave blood, sweat, and tears to the cause, going on to become the second most capped Liverpool player of all time. https://youtu.be/am4pVkRd3h4 Debut Season Carra, made ...

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LFC Advent Calendar 22 – Emiliano Insua

There could be no worse time for a youngster to break in to the Liverpool first team than those turbulent years of 2009-2011. As the club went through trauma that so nearly crippled it, a host of players came and went leaving little or no mark. Stability and progress were miles off, and it’s of little surprise that some decent young players fell through the cracks. Emiliano Insua had emerged on ...

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LFC Advent Calendar 21 – Lucas Leiva

Just like with a real advent calendar, occasionally you'll miss a day. That only makes the next day better though as you have two treats to wake up to instead of just one! Having said that, enjoy the first of two LFC Advent Calendars for today. Unluckyyyyyy What a man. In terms of players who join a club and completely immerse themselves in the values and culture of the club and city, ...

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Wolves 0 – 2 Liverpool: Player Ratings and Talking Points

Reds Top at Xmas Liverpool took their chance to seal the top spot on the Premier League table for Christmas after what was ultimately a professional, if at times difficult, night. Wolves are a good team and they deservedly find themselves just behind 'the big six' clubs in seventh place. Despite the Reds' excellent run of results and encouraging form, this game had 'potential banana peel' written all over it. This point ...

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Wolves 0-2 Liverpool: Match Report

So far so good. That was the general impression after 17 Premier League rounds, as the busy month of December slowly went by and Liverpool (with a little help from Chelsea) hopped over Manchester City and took up the top spot in the table. The Reds traveled to Wolverhampton next, where they were to face the Wanderers at their Molineux Stadium. It's fair to say that Wolves have been the surprise ...

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All Because the Lady Loves Liverpool – Interview with Patrick McBride

When Cadbury decided to resurrect the most recognized advert in history, the Milk Tray Man’s “And all because the lady loves...” Originally aired in 1968. Patrick McBride, a model and firefighter with Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service was one of 20,000 hopefuls who auditioned for the new Milk Tray advert in 2016. Donning his firefighter uniform at the audition, the then 39 year old Liverpool FC fan was chosen to ...

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It’s all fun and games until the opposition end up scoring

The sense of relief around Anfield after referee Damir Skomina blew the final whistle on a live-or-die Champions League fixture for the Reds was palpable. Going forward Liverpool fans will want qualification to the round of 16 wrapped up long before matchday six after the exhilarating tie with the dangerous Napoli. It turned out to be end-to-end but after Mo Salah’s 34th-minute strike Liverpool did indeed miss many chances to put ...

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LFC Advent Calendar 20 – Javier Mascherano

Javier Mascherano arrived on controversial terms in Merseyside – a process which included battles with FIFA and the Premier League over his registration - after a torrid six-month spell where he spent most of his time on the bench or the stands while his West Ham teammates fought a relegation battle. Add that to the fact that he was being coached by Alan Pardew and he'd be excused if he ...

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Preview: Wolverhampton Wanders vs Liverpool

Fresh from humiliating the Red Devils, the Reds will be on the road to take on Wolverhampton Wanders. Their opponents would definitely offer much more of a fight, with them determine to stay in the league. The following is a preview for Friday night's game. Clyne Or Milner? Liverpool's forgotten man, Nathaniel Clyne had a difficult year or so with numerous injuries ruling him out. The Englishman was helpless as he watched ...

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LFC Advent Calendar 19 – Ryan Babel

Fewer Liverpool players encapsulate the maxim 'what might have been' better than Ryan Babel.  The man from Amsterdam arrived at Rafa Benitez’s juggernaut in 2007 for £11.5 million, after earning rave reviews in Europe. None other than Marko van Basten had made some, perhaps unhelpful, comparisons to Thierry Henry as Babel roared through the Eredivisie and into the Dutch National Team.  Not bad for a player who’d only been in the ...

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Sky Sports and the Forgotten Fans

When I was young, I adored football and Liverpool FC. I watched the games on BBC and RTÉ (Ireland). When Sky came along they took the game away from me. With their pay per view model, the game left the grasp of the school kids, the unemployed, the lifelong fans, the disabled, the old age pensioners. The lad who played football until it got too dark, me. I had Liverpool posters ...

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Absolutely Fab-ulous

What a team. What a side. In 50 years when your kids or grandkids ask you about the best Liverpool side you’ve ever seen, don’t say you spent the season worrying about City, you’ll never forgive yourself. Adore these Reds. They deserve it. They would go to the moon and back for us if we asked. In fact, I’m sure Andy Robertson ran that accumulative distance last night and no one ...

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LFC Advent Calendar 18 – Dirk Kuyt

Ordinarily when a player becomes a legend it's due to their goal tally, trophies won, or the fact that they're a local lad come good. Dirk Kuyt from the Netherlands scored a respectable total of 71 goals for Liverpool, but unfortunately only lifted one trophy for the Reds, yet we still love him dearly. So how did he become a true icon at Liverpool? His memorable goals in big matches certainly ...

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LFC Advent Calendar 17 – Maxi Rodriguez

In recent seasons, Liverpool has had its fair share of South American footballers. Big name players, including Javier Mascherano and Philippe Coutinho, have graced the Anfield turf over the past 10 years. The man who features in today's advent piece can almost certainly be described as the most underrated South American to have played for the club; Maxi Rodriguez. Loved by the fans during his time at Anfield, Rodriguez is one ...

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Liverpool Transfer Rumours – Defenders

In light of our recent injuries in defence to Joe Gomez, Trent Alexander-Arnold, and Joel Matip. Leaving us with only two fit Central defenders. I'm going to take a look at Defenders.   Benjamin Pavard This 22-year-old French International plys his trade for VFB Stuttgart, Benjamin, is looking for a move away from his Club. Bayern Munich, are leading the chase for the Young Frenchman. The player is believed to have a €35 ...

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Liverpool 3 – 1 Manchester United: Player Ratings and Talking Points

Merry Christmas Mourinho A visit from Manchester United is always a nervy affair, especially considering it's been quite a while since we've beaten them in the League. That stat would make some believe that United have been dominating us when in fact, it's been quite the opposite. They've just been stubborn and lucky with their deep defending and counter-attacks. The injuries we suffered before the game suggested that a similar result was ...

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Liverpool 3-1 Manchester United: Match Report

With the title race perfectly balanced at this point of the season, Liverpool welcomed their old foes Manchester United to Anfield in the middle of the very hectic month of December. A win would take the Reds back to the top of the Premier League table, while any other result promised the bragging rights to the mid-table visitors. Team News Jurgen Klopp was facing a few defensive issues. Joe Gomez was out ...

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Mourinho: A Study of a Narcissist Manager

"A football team is like a house. A house is not just about buying the furniture. You spend money on the best possible furniture and then you are ready to live in an amazing house." Jose Mourinho 14/12/18. When the Glazers announced that Jose Mourinho was to take over the managerial position at Old Trafford, Bobby Charlton, Manchester United's greatest ever player, was completely against Mourinho’s appointment. Charlton considered 'The Special One' ...

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LFC Advent Calendar 16 – Jermaine Pennant

What can you say about Jermaine Pennant that hasn't been spread across tabloids already? That he is was the first (and currently, only) professional football player to wear an electronic tag on the pitch? Or that he cost Arsenal £2 million as a 15 year old? How about the player that put in a man of the match performance in a Champions League final just a year after leaving prison? Jermaine is ...

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European Progress Confirmed – View from the Kop

European nights at Anfield always have something special about them and as many lifelong reds will tell you, it’s very rare for Liverpool to do anything the easy way. Tuesday night came so close to being one of those nights where everything went against us, the missed chances that would have given us comfort that on any other night would probably have nestled in the net. The landscape at the club ...

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Manchester United Closeup: Tactics, Stats, and Rashford

Welcome to another edition of our opposition closeup's where we have a real treat in store for you. Come Sunday, Liverpool will host historic rivals Manchester United on home turf at Anfield. Whilst United are but a shadow of the team and the ethos legendary manager, Sir Alex Ferguson left behind, this fixture still represents a must win for the club. Joining me in analysing the threats we have to keep ...

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LFC Advent Calendar 15 – Jan Molby

A number of influential players have worn our no 15 and contributed to many interesting and successful chapters in our history. I started supporting Liverpool in 1977 when I watched us the first time in the FA Cup semi-final loss to those mancs. So I was torn between two players from the 70s when I started supporting and others from later but more recent eras. I narrowed my options down ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Manchester United

After securing passage into last 16 of the Champions League, Liverpool have another blockbuster fixture in store. Bitter rivals Manchester United will be the visitors at Anfield. More than just 3 points will be at stake, with either side battling for bragging rights too. The following is the preview between England's two most illustrious clubs in history. The Manchester Bus When the 2 sides last met, the Reds were on the wrong ...

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Advent Calendar-14 Jamie Redknapp

Welcome to day 14 of our FOAR advent calendar! Now before you all start saying "but Redknapp played number 11", and getting your knickers in a twist, Jamie also played number 14 for us for two seasons nearing the end of his Liverpool career. Google if you don't believe me. I know I'm pushing the boat out somewhat but who cares because I wanted to write about the real reason that my ...

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Liverpool Transfer Rumours – Player’s who would improve our team

This week I’m going to take a look at player's who’d improve our team. I'll give some insight into each player and rate them out of 10. The ratings will be based on the probability of them signing for Liverpool and the potential of each player.   Nabil Fekir We've been here before on numerous occasions talking about this player, but in recent days the club's president, Jean-Michel Aulas has given the player ...

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Advent Calendar 13: Danny Murphy

After rising to prominence at Crewe Alexandra, making his full debut for the club at the ripe age of 16. Once he had helped Crewe make their return to the second division of English football (League One), he had garnered the attention of many top English sides. His boyhood club came calling, and Murphy snapped up the chance to join the mighty Reds in the summer of 1997 for a ...

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Match Winners

Just over a year ago, on the 21st of November, 2017, a second-half fightback from Sevilla stunned Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium.  A breathtaking display of first-half attacking brilliance was undone by some absolutely mindless defending as Liverpool capitulated.  The draw that night in Andalucía had the all the hallmarks of everything that was wrong with Liverpool. Just a few weeks earlier, a 5-1 drubbing at Spurs ...

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Oh Captain, My Captain

These Reds. Always have to do it the hard way don’t they? We can’t help but love them though. What a team. What a group of lads. I think we can put this clicking business to bed now. The Reds are back and ready to attack this season with a fully-fledged assault on all fronts. They won a key battle today. The performance was similar to last season’s exploits, with the ...

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LFC Advent Calendar 12- Dani Pacheco

After coming through Barcelona's La Masia academy and being regarded as one of the hottest prospects in Spanish football at the time, Liverpool stumped up £5 million to bring Dani Pacheco to Anfield.  The Spaniard was well thought of in Spain, and it showed a sign of intent from the club that they were looking to bring in some of the best young talent to the club. In the end, it ...

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Liverpool 1 – 0 Napoli: Player Ratings and Talking Points

Reds Move on to the Knockout Rounds On a night where a professional and clinical effort was needed, every member of the team stood up and was counted. Liverpool faced relegation to the Europa League if they failed, but the Reds never looked like doing so. Mo Salah, the Egyptian King, continued his resurgence with the first and only goal in the 35th minute, ultimately sealing the Reds' progression. It was a well-taken ...

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Liverpool 1-0 Napoli: Match Report

And so it came. The big show, the big European night at Anfield, one that would decide many things for the rest of the season. It was the last round of the Champions League group stage, a game that Liverpool had no alternative but to win in order to progress. And even that, in itself, wouldn't guarantee passage to the knockout stages. It had to be either a 1-0 win, ...

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LFC Advent Calendar 11 – Florent Sinama Pongolle

Florent Sinama Pongolle's time at Liverpool left a lot to be desired. Yet the one-time French international did manage to carve something of a decent career for himself in the end; playing (and impressing) at Recreativo de Huelva saw him attract the attention of Atlético Madrid and Sporting Lisbon. He then became a journeyman and joined a whole bunch of clubs he would probably rather not think about. Florent was something of ...

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Deja Vu for CL Hopes – Reds Require Final Day Result

When the whistle blows at Anfield on Tuesday, supporters in the ground will be fully aware of the permutations for Liverpool progressing to the knockout stages of the Champions League. A 1-0 win is enough by the complexities of the UEFA rules whereas a 2-goal victory of any form guarantees the reds are still in the competition for the draw on the 17th December. It is not the first time Liverpool ...

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Funniest/Craziest goal celebrations

FESTIVE FUN?? Hidetoshi Wakui-Strikes it lucky https://youtu.be/aAgp6ttk2wY There’s something immensely satisfying about getting a strike in a bowling alley so why not do it on the football pitch. Wakui runs to the side-lines and has his teammates, arranged themselves as a vague ten-pin formation before bowling them all over. Nice try, but there are only 9 players in your line-up so that’s only going to count out a spare, you loser!!   Jacpoco Violin-Headbutts the ...

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Match Winners

Just over a year ago, on November 21, 2017, a second-half fight back from Sevilla stunned Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium.  A breath taking display of first half attacking brilliance was undone by some absolutely mindless defending as Liverpool capitulated.  The draw that night in Andalucía had the all the hallmarks of everything that was wrong with Liverpool. Just a few weeks earlier, a 5-drubbing at ...

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LFC Advent Calendar 10 – Joe Cole

When Roy Hodgson arrived in summer of 2010, he had the services of Joe Cole to look forward to as he had agreed to sign before the former England manager arrived. Cole's contract had just expired after a 7 year spell at Chelsea and subsequently he decided to join the Reds. Joe Cole with Hodgson on his arrival Upon his arrival at Anfield, Steven Gerrard spoke very highly of his international team ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Napoli

They may have smashed Bournemouth 4-0 on Saturday, but Liverpool have bigger fish to fry on Tuesday. After all, their Champions League fate hinges on the outcome of their final group game. Napoli will be the visiting team, with them eyeing 2nd spot in the group too. Winner takes it all, with only one able to progress into the knockouts. So bring out the popcorn, for it promises to be ...

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LFC Advent Calendar 9 – Rickie Lambert

Luis Suarez made quite a few waves during his time at Liverpool. From his conflict and racial insult of Manchester United's Patrice Evra, through his attempt to force a move to Arsenal in 2013 and his unhealthy human flesh diet, to his glorious 31-goal contribution to the ultimately doomed 2013/14 title run, there was rarely a dull moment with the controversial Uruguayan. He finally got his wish to leave and ...

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FOAR Readers Have Their Say on Bournemouth 0 – 4 Liverpool

Voice of the Fans The team at Fields of Anfield Road are always keen to engage in discussion and debate with our readers and fellow Liverpool fans. That's why we've been sending the call out on Twitter for supporters to DM us, or leave a comment in our regular match reports, and share their thoughts on each game. The responses come from far and wide, and we've included this week's best ...

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Bournemouth 0 – 4 Liverpool: Player Ratings and Talking Points

Liverpool Take Top Spot Liverpool have gone top of the league after defeating Bournemouth 4-0 at the Vitality Stadium, while Manchester City lost 2-0 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Mo Salah tapped in the only goal of the first half from a marginally offside position after Firmino forced the Bournemouth 'keeper into an awkward save. Liverpool ran riot in the second half with another two goals from Salah to complete his hat-trick, as ...

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Mo Takes Us Top

How satisfying was that Reds? The Mighty Boys in Red go top in style and without breaking a sweat. They were, to a man, absolutely terrific this afternoon. It can be easy to underrate these performances when you’ve got the game won over half an hour before the end. The emotions aren’t as high at full time etc. but that for me, was Liverpool’s best performance of the season. If I ...

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Bournemouth 0-4 Liverpool: Match Report

Having beaten Burnley at Turf Moor only three days before, Liverpool traveled to Bournemouth to open the 16th round of the 2018/19 Premier League season on Saturday, December 8, 2018. A win would have taken the Reds to the top of the table, if only temporary, but it would be the best chance possible at this point to make the position theirs for more than that, as league leaders Manchester City ...

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LFC Advent Calendar 7 – Kevin Keegan

Everyone knows the story of King Kenny, but the man he replaced was also a famous #7. Kevin Keegan arrived from Scunthorpe in 1971 as a 20 year old for 35,000 pounds. He would score on his debut against Peterborough after 12 minutes, and score 100 goals in 323 games for the Reds. Originally signed to replace an aging Ian Callaghan on the right wing, it was in a full-scale practice match ...

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Liverpool Fans – Their Own Worst Enemy

Throughout our history, Liverpool FC have prided ourselves on the unrelenting support and belief of the fans. Some attribute that attitude to the City's hardships, particularly in the years of the Thatcher government. During the 1970's and 1980's especially, the City was in turmoil, and football was a release not just from work, but from life for many. Liverpool FC was at the forefront of it all, but in truth, ...

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Preview: Bournemouth vs Liverpool

Victorious at Turf Moor in midweek, the Reds will once again be on the road this weekend. Bournemouth will be their opponents, as Eddie Howe's men will be looking to build upon their win against Huddersfield. With Liverpool needing all 3 points, here's the preview for the game. Injury Concerns Shaping up to cross, Joe Gomez was slide tackled by Ben Mee. Immediately, fans could tell that it was serious, as Gomez ...

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LFC Advent Calendar 6 – John Arne Riise

John Arne Riise signed for Liverpool in 2001 for a fee of £4 million from Monaco. The Norwegian was at the club for seven years and made 348 appearances in the Red shirt, scoring 33 goals along the way. Some of those goals were what Reds fans remembered best, as plenty of them were absolute screamers. It should be noted though, that he was more than just left-footed canon. Until ...

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Liveroool Transfer Rumours

It's getting closer to the January transfer window and the rumours are intensifying. Here's the latest rumours from the tabloids and internet. I'll give some insight into each player and rate them out of 10. The ratings will be based on the probability of them signing for Liverpool and the potential of each player. Tanguy Ndombele The recently capped French international is the latest player  linked with Liverpool. According to the Daily ...

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Naby Keita, Qu’est-ce que c’est?

That’s three points for the manager right there. He can take them home and cuddle them to sleep tonight. He’s earned it. He targeted this game as the one where he could rest the big men and get some minutes in the legs for those who need it and he got it spot on. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'-JC4pf-uTJRzi25LqNulRA',sig:'l675juHt2mhn1T3_m2sfyRx4YCiISeqrwbw37J6DpyM=',w:'594px',h:'353px',items:'1068822600',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); One man in particular more than played his part. We ...

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Burnley 1-3 Liverpool: Match Report

As the congested schedule set to last throughout December slowly begins, Liverpool travelled to Burnley only three days after beating Everton in an incredible Merseyside Derby. Things weren't going very well for the home side prior to this match. The Clarets had picked up only nine points from 14 Premier League games (only four at Turf Moor) and were sitting in 19th place. A far cry from what we had become ...

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LFC Advent Calendar 5 – Daniel Agger

Daniel Agger Daniel Agger is one of my all-time favourite Liverpool players. It wasn't just because he was one of the best defenders in Europe at one point. It wasn't even just because he created some truly special memories. It was because of his nearly unmatched devotion and loyalty to the club. There's been very few players, especially non-local ones, who have worn the jersey with more pride than Agger. Embed from ...

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LFC Advent Calendar 4 : Kolo Touré

Touré signed for Liverpool on in the Summer transfer window of 2013. He left his former club, Manchester City after his contract expired. This led to Liverpool signing the Ivorian on a free transfer, becoming one of the "bargains" of the window. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'d7E-II5TT9lqnXr9hnQcTA',sig:'YsNHlcZg2ZrxVatRNFY8D3JRaWZ-CVLmbcpQ8Wr_CKk=',w:'594px',h:'406px',items:'452948034',caption: false ,tld:'co.uk',is360: false })}); Touré played at Liverpool for 3 years, leaving in 2016. In his time on Merseyside, he played for the club 71 times, ...

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Preview: Burnley vs Liverpool

The dust has barely settled following Divock Origi's dramatic derby winner, but there's no time for the team to dwell on it. That's because a trip to Turf Moor beckons, marking the start of regular midweek league fixtures. The Clarets, who were beaten 2-0 by Crystal Palace, will be wanting to prove a point on their own turf. Being the visitors, Liverpool have to be on the alert, and not ...

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Burnley Closeup: Tactics, Stats, and Sean Dyche

Off the back of a brilliant win against Everton in the Merseyside derby, courtesy of a late Divock Origi goal, the mood in the Anfield camp could not be better, as they prepare to embark on a packed Christmas schedule. This week, I'll be looking at Sean Dyche's Burnley, who find themselves right in the middle of the relegation scrapheap at 19th.   Where are Burnley Now? Given Burnley's success last season in earning ...

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LFC Advent Calendar: 3 – Paul Konchesky

I'd just like to start this piece by thanking Andy Robertson for finally solving a problem the club has had since John Arne Riise's departure in 2008. After almost ten years of struggles, the left-back position at Anfield finally seems to be sorted. But in those ten years we as fans have certainly seen our fair share of average left-footed defenders enter (and exit) the club. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'-YPgHSQLR5ZFIuc2IsnBQw',sig:'l6gn6G1YyNypDInnnD4ZSJXCsMQifaYncxv_7JZFXGw=',w:'594px',h:'537px',items:'106614279',caption: true ...

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