View from the Main Stand – Burnley (H)

Supply and Demand, words uttered multiple times a debate about getting a so-called golden ticket for a Liverpool match is ignited. As the title race continues to unfold, the number of tickets available appears to be sliding as each match progresses and the demand only seems to intensify with those who spend their time refreshing the Liverpool ticket page several times again frustrated by tickets appearing and vanishing before your ...

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Liverpool 4-2 Burnley: The Reds Run Past the Clarets to Close Down the Gap

Liverpool hosted Burnely in the 30th round of the 2018/19 Premier League season, and a win was imperative for the Reds as they looked to close down the gap to league leaders Manchester City to one point again after the defending champions beat Watford on Saturday. Team News Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had made a brief return to action after 11 months out by playing 41 minutes of the U-23 team on Friday and ...

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On the Virge of Reckoning

Stalemate, stalemate, stalemate. We were poor going forward again. We should have taken advantage again. We drew 0-0 again. It’s disappointing. But we go again. We could talk about dropped points and missed opportunities till we’re blue in the face or we couldn’t. The only reason there was an opportunity to be missed was because of Manchester City’s slump in December that we capitalised on with a run of 9 Premier ...

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Everton 0-0 Liverpool: Points Dropped as the Hot-Cold Surge Continues

Even without the added spark of the title race currently unfolding between Liverpool and Manchester City, a Merseyside Derby is always a big deal, a thing of pride with bragging rights across Stanley Park up for grabs. This one was a part of the 29th round of the 2018/19 Premier League season, and a part of a derby weekend which stretched across Europe. On Saturday, Arsenal went over to Wembley and ...

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Opposition Tactics: The View From Across Merseyside

It’s here again; another Merseyside derby. And it couldn’t have come at a better time for Jurgen Klopp’s charges; who go to Goodison Park on the back of a very satisfactory 5-0 thumping of a previously, high flying Watford. For Everton and Marco Silva, the last 5 games have been of mixed fortunes, with 2 wins and 3 losses. One thing is for certain though; Everton will be looking to ...

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Preview: Everton vs Liverpool

Kicking off the month of March will be the eagerly anticipated Merseyside derby. The Reds will make the short trip across Stanley Park to take on the Bluenoses at Goodison Park. Following a glorious 5-0 home win against Watford, Klopp's men will be confident of taking the fight to their opponents. Everton on their part will be looking to avenge their loss earlier in the campaign. With it being the tenth ...

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Kit Deal More than Just Highest Bid Wins

As the home straight in the battle for the Premier League narrows into view and preparations begin for promotional shots for the new kits that will be worn by the team next year, thoughts are already turning in some quarters as to who will take over the role of kit maker for Liverpool. As we enter the final season of the current contract with New Balance, it has already been ...

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Liverpool 5-0 Watford: Match Report

Just what was needed. Fans of the Reds had been forced to sit through two consecutive goalless draws, but that was very much not the case with the Hornets visiting. Sadio Mané opened the scoring for the home side just nine minutes into the match, heading home a sumptuous cross from young Trent Alexander-Arnold. After Mané nodded in the opener, you could feel a sense of calm echoing throughout Anfield. ...

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Beck on Top

Stalemate again. The worst performance of the league season so far for Liverpool, without a doubt. We were dreadful. Manchester United, despite their resilient defending, were there for the taking. The frustration comes from the failure to capitalise on their injuries in terms of both their makeshift line-up and the 3 first half substitutions. If Liverpool had played anywhere near their best, victory would have come easy. Old Trafford is a ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Watford

Securing a point at Old Trafford, Liverpool will head back to Anfield to prepare for Wednesday's game. Watford will be the visitors, and they'll be high on confidence having thrashed Cardiff 5-1. With Liverpool's lead at the top cut to just a single point, the team will be hoping to return to winning ways in front of their home crowd. In a must win game for the Reds, here's the ...

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Manchester United 0-0 Liverpool: Match Report

Manchester United may have been on a downward road since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 having won their last Premier League title to date, and Liverpool may have been going through a 29-year-long drought spell when it comes to that particular trophy, with Manchester City and Chelsea properly overshadowing the two in the last several years. But make no mistake - this is the big one. This is a clash ...

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Preview: Manchester United vs Liverpool

  Host to fellow European heavyweights Bayern Munich on Tuesday night, Liverpool's work for the week isn't done yet. That's because they've to travel to Manchester to take on bitter rivals Manchester United. Despite beating them comfortably the last time round, this meeting will prove to be much tougher. Led by interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær, a resurgent United will be out to avenge their earlier loss in the campaign. Ahead ...

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Major Summer Signings: A Natural Progression

Since Jürgen Klopp became manager we’ve reached three finals and qualified for the Champions League for the previous two seasons after a three year absence. Not bad going by anybody’s standards. The arrivals of players to Anfield whom three seasons ago were more likely to have ended up with Chelsea, or the two Manchester teams is down to the manager. The feel good factor, the growth of Liverpool fans worldwide ...

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Fortune Favours the Brave

With only 12 games remaining in the League this season, we've a great opportunity to do something special, something we haven't done in 29 years. This squad of players have the chance to become legends, all they need to do, is be brave, and not let the pressures of history weigh down on them. It won't be an easy task, as Manchester City are purring at the moment, but at ...

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Henderson Sits Down James

A stalemate then. 0-0 is a very overrated score line for the away side in European competitions. Everyone, including Niko Kovac, buys into it being a solid European away result. But in many ways, it can favour the home side, especially one as good as Liverpool Football Club. Just last year, when Manchester United returned from Sevilla with a 0-0 draw it was praised as a “Mourinho Masterclass” when in reality ...

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Liverpool 0-0 Bayern Munich: Match Report

Having successfully gone through a very tough group, Liverpool welcomed German champions Bayern Munich to Anfield for the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 clash on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Team News The biggest piece of team news for this clash, at least for Liverpool, was the unavailability of Virgil van Dijk. The Dutch centre-back was serving a one-match suspension. The magnitude of the problem becomes clearer when the ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Bayern Munich & Live Game Cafe!!!

Back from a 4-day training camp in Marbella, Klopp and his men are feeling well prepared for the run-in. Bayern Munich will kick-start the business end of the season when they travel to Anfield for the Champions League round of 16. Though inconsistent and trailing Borrusia Dortmund in their domestic league, they're still opponents Liverpool have to be wary of. Ahead of what promises to be another memorable European night ...

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Do We Strengthen or Promote Youth?

The problem with strengthening all the times is, it pushes the youth further away from the first team, but in today’s game you have to buy or you'll drop away from the elite teams. Manchester City can spend a billion pounds in less than a decade. So that’s what you have to deal with. Attack It's inevitable that there's going to be a clear out in the summer. So a new versatile ...

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Klopp’s Reds: Built to last

Why Liverpool should not be too despondent this season, if they get near, yet so far to the title once again. After Manchester City's demolition job over a spineless Chelsea side last weekend, former Liverpool captain Graeme Souness declared that the Reds would have to win each and every one of their remaining games, if they were to beat City to the title this season. The fiery Scot may not ...

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An Ode to the Madra Rua

How a small bar took a chance and became the epicenter of a thriving community of Football fans, both Liverpool and otherwise In the 2007-08 season, my stepfather, Jim Lynch, and I, around 13 or 14 at the time, stepped in to the Madra Rua, Irish Pub in Charleston, South Carolina for the very first time. Little did we know that nearly 12 years later, the bar would be home to an ...

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Salah Pops the Cherries

The best in months. Liverpool could have quite easily scored 8 and it would not have flattered them. It was an incredible team response to the lazy headlines of bottlers and the nerves of a title race being too much to take. The Reds bottled up their anger and directed it towards a Bournemouth side that just couldn’t live with Liverpool’s quality and directness. From the off Bournemouth were being ...

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Liverpool Need to Embrace and Not Shun Talk of Nerves

Both Manchester City and Liverpool are beginning to feel the strain as the first sign of the finish line is partially visible in the distance. In the space of a week and out of nowhere Liverpool and City dropped a combined seven points to the unlikeliest of opponents in the form of Newcastle, Leicester and West Ham. Pep Guardiola's men slipped up at St James’ Park leaving the door wide open ...

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Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth: Match Report

Liverpool surrendered their place at the top of the league to rivals Manchester City midweek on goal-difference, but the defending champions' win over Everton meant Liverpool now had a game in hand. It was Bournemouth who arrived to Anfield on Saturday, February 9, 2019. Very different from that of Liverpool, as well as Manchester City or any other Premier League club, the Cherries have been writing a remarkable story of their ...

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Scouting Liverpool a new striker in the Bundesliga

With Daniel Sturridge set to leave Liverpool in the summer, Divock Origi's future uncertain, Dominic Solanke being sold to Bournemouth and young Rhian Brewster coming back from a difficult injury, Jürgen Klopp is nailed on to look for a new attacker in the summer, presumably a striker. At the moment, Mohamed Salah is being used as a number nine and Roberto Firmino can play there too, but both should be, ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Bournemouth & Live Game Cafe!!!

Off the back of a second successive draw in as many matches, the Reds will be looking to get back to winning ways on Saturday. Bournemouth will be the visitors, with Eddie Howe's men determined to make up for their defeat to Cardiff. In the build up to the game at Anfield, here's the preview for both sides. Welcome Back Trent Missing from action since the 1-0 victory against Brighton in January, ...

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Keita Softens Hammer Blow

At the end of a storm, there’s a golden sky. It was never going to be easy. We have earned 2 points from a possible 6 while our rivals have earned 3 from 6. That is all. No more, no less. Disappointment is normal, as is expecting a lot from this wonderful side we all adore. However, context is important. We should know by now that nothing will be decided until ...

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West Ham 1-1 Liverpool: Match Report

Liverpool traveled to the London Stadium on Monday, February 4th, where they were to take on West Ham United in the 25th round of the 2018/19 Premier League season. It was an important match for the Reds (wearing light gray on this occasion), as all of them for the rest of the campaign are likely to be. Manchester City beat Arsenal on Sunday by 3-1 and closed the gap down to ...

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West Ham Player Focus: The Hammer to Stop

Match week 25 is upon us; and after 18 teams in the EPL have played no less, as Liverpool travels to the London Stadium to take on West Ham United. This comes on the back of a “draw that felt like a loss” at home against Leicester. This has also supposedly seen our credibility as “EPL potential winners” for this season take hit; as most pundits now feel like Manchester ...

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Who has Played for Liverpool and West Ham? The Best and the Worst

Liverpool travel to West Ham’s ground, London Stadium for the 25th game of the 2018/19 Premier League season. Having beaten the Hammers in our opening game of the campaign last August in a comprehensive 4:0 victory. A brace from Mané in between goals from Salah and Sturridge. How many players can you remember who’ve played for both clubs? Have a read below to jog your memory. The Carroll and Downing Days The ...

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Preview: West Ham vs Liverpool

Having extended their lead at the summit to 5 points, the Reds next travel to the London Stadium to face West Ham United. On the losing end in their last 2 league games, the Hammers will be hoping to give their fans something to cheer about this time round. Ahead of Monday's late kick-off, here's the preview for both teams. Leaky Hammers Since memorably beating Arsenal 1-0 in the league, West Ham ...

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A Perspective on the Season and a Call on the ‘Best Supporters in the English League’

By Ameer Hamoudi It's May 2018. Manchester City have made an absolute mockery of the Premier League, winning the prestigious trophy by 19 points; 25 ahead of Liverpool. With Pep Guardiola as the manager and a team that so many have called the greatest in Premier League history, who could have thought that with even more money pumped into them in the summer, they would be trailing Liverpool in the title ...

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Fans Supporting Foodbanks

Fans Supporting Foodbanks was established in 2015 by Liverpool fan, Ian Byrne and Everton fan, Dave Kelly, with the slogan, "Hunger Doesn’t Wear Club Colours". Here are the stories of some of those involved, and I also asked for the views of bestselling author, Jeff Goulding and Everton legend, Neville Southall. Simon Huthwaite, Foodbanks Ops Manager "Fans Supporting Foodbanks (FSF) was started at the end of 2014 with just a collection bucket ...

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Mane Points to Play For

Frustrating, of course. But look at the bigger picture. After this round of fixtures our title rivals are certainly more hurt than us. In many ways, watching our result would have added to their anger. Not only have they not capitalised but they have fallen further behind. Leicester are a very good team, especially when playing the top sides. Newcastle however, was supposed to be an easy three points before a ...

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Liverpool 1-1 Leicester City: Match Report

Liverpool welcomed Leicester City to Anfield in what could yet prove a crucial moment of the Premier League season. It was the 24th game of the campaign for the two teams, with the Reds looking to take advantage of title rivals Manchester City taking a slap across the face at the north-east. Newcastle United, led by the great Rafa Benitez, had stunned the defending champions, and gave their manager's former ...

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Leicester City Closeup: Tactics, Stats, and Claude Puel

Following a goal glutz of an affair between Palace and Liverpool, the Reds will be hoping for a more routine experience against their latest opposition from the East Midlands - Leicester City. WHERE ARE LEICESTER CITY NOW? Having been the victim of a last minute goal in the other 4-3 thriller last weekend at the Molineux, the pressure is mounting on Claude Puel to deliver the points. With only one win in ...

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Liverpool Determined To Avoid ‘Slip Up’ In Premier League Title Pursuit

Liverpool have been simply sublime in 2018/19 and plenty of punters will be backing the Reds to go on and lift the Premier League title for the first time. Jurgen Klopp’s men have a four-point lead over defending champions Manchester City with just 15 matches remaining and Liverpool will be quietly confident of maintaining that advantage in the coming months. You won’t find too many football fans going against Liverpool at ...

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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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