Community Shield Closeup: Pre-Season Glance, Tactics, and the Players to Watch

Welcome one and all to the return of opposition closeups. Shirley and I hope you've enjoyed the break, (its been excruciating, we know), and are ready for what looks to be, on paper, a tremendous fixture with the Community Shield. Farrell Though Jürgen Klopp was eager to downplay the significance of the traditional curtain-raiser, an opportunity to win silverware - even the less fervently coveted Community Shield - before the season proper ...

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Community Shield Preview: Manchester City vs Liverpool

With the last of the preseason friendlies being played, the Reds will be back in competitive action. A trip to Wembley awaits them, where they'll contest the Community Shield against familiar foes Manchester City. While it may not be the most important piece of silverware, both sides will be desperate to inflict the first blow in what will likely be a duel for the league title. Ahead of the season's curtain ...

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Klopp and Liverpool Seek the Power of Anfield

As the dust settles following a a 3-0 defeat for Liverpool in Barcelona, it might be hard to find any positives in the immediate aftermath but on another night, had the finishing been there, it could easily have been 3-3 ahead of Tuesday’s 2nd leg. Barcelona won’t think the job is done.. they took a 3 goal lead from the Nou Camp to Rome in last year’s quarter final and ...

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Liverpool’s Title Odds Tighten Sharply After Chelsea Win

The most remarkable thing about the Premier League title odds in the last several weeks is that they haven’t really shifted at all. Both Liverpool and City have been flawless in the early spring, and it’s caused a certain rigidity in the betting markets. While Jurgen Klopp and the team will have been acutely focused on their own performances, they will have been well aware that City were still favoured by ...

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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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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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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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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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Manchester City Closeup: Tactics, Stats, and the Boys in Blue

So here it comes - the most exciting game of the year. A game in which, some claim, the title itself will hinge upon. To prepare you for it, Shirley and I are delivering you another opposition closeup! Farrell WHERE ARE CITY NOW? Manchester City's fans have enjoyed quite the change of fortunes since the club's ownership switched hands to Sheikh Mansour in 2008, one of football's wealthiest owners. The appointment of Roberto Mancini ...

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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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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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Rival Roundup: Matchday 16

In this most recent matchday, all of Liverpool's rivals were in action in some really enticing encounters. Here's how they all got on in Matchday 16. Bournemouth v Liverpool First of all, Liverpool won what should've been a tricky game against Eddie Howe's Bournemouth. Instead of being difficult it was fairly easy for the Reds and they ran out 4-0 winners. For more information on the match, check out Vesko's match report ...

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Rival Roundup: Matchday 14

In Matchday 14, there were some big fixtures that Liverpool's rivals were involved in as everyone looks to stay competitive at the top of the Premier League. Arsenal v Tottenham In arguably the biggest game of the weekend, Arsenal faced Tottenham at the Emirates in the North London Derby. This was Unai Emery's first North London derby in charge of Arsenal, and it would be one he won't forget. In a very ...

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Rival Roundup: Matchday 13

On Matchday 13, some of Liverpool's rivals featured in important games that could be vital to their respective seasons. West Ham v Man City In our main title rivals' game, City travelled to East London to play the Hammers. Man City made light work of Pellegrini's side, dispatching them easily in a 4-0 rout, although West Ham were able to create a few chances. The goal scorers in this match-up were Leroy ...

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Liverpool 0-0 Manchester City: Match Report

With seven 2018/19 Premier League rounds done and dusted, the eighth one brought what was likely the most anticipated match of the season. Prior to the term's start, many people saw Liverpool and Manchester City as the main favorites for the title. Not much has changed on that front, except perhaps that Chelsea and Arsenal seem to be putting their names forward as well at the moment. But let's not get ...

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Liverpool vs Manchester City: Key Battles

Liverpool versus Manchester City. Red versus Blue. Champions versus the contenders. This is a match that has been highly anticipated since the fixture lists were announced. After all, Liverpool were touted as the team to challenge the Citizens for the title. And having lost in midweek, the Reds will be looking to make amends with a win over their rivals. With all eyes on Anfield come Sunday, let us examine the key ...

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Citizens Enter Red Territory

Liverpool vs Man City : A game that pits two of the country's exciting teams against each other- teams that thrive on exhilarating football. Having lost two of their last three games, with the defeats coming in different competitions, the Reds will look to bounce back and hit their strides. Their next game sees table-toppers Man City visit Anfield, who have won their last four league games. Although Liverpool have yet to reach ...

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Keita Might Play Against Manchester City

Naby Keita has been proclaimed "fine" and has been given the all-clear to play against Manchester City. The midfielder suffered some kind of a back problem early in the Champions League game Liverpool ended up losing 1-0 to Napoli on Wednesday and was stretchered off after 17 minutes. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'azFIbR66TB9v6IC1pa9BfQ',sig:'MwRyUMBhHbo8v5rELY26oGiwNyCwFlnxoYzOlFOGdIM=',w:'594px',h:'399px',items:'1045113680',caption: false ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); It seemed rather serious as the Guinean just sat down on the turf on his own accord, ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Manchester City

These high flying fixtures seem to be coming thick and fast. Having visited Tottenham and Chelsea already, it‘s now time to welcome the current Premier League champions Manchester City to Anfield. A tall order, you might assume. But is the task that awaits us as formidable as it seems? We all remember only too well how the corresponding fixture finished last season. 90 minutes filled with high-octane football; intensity like you’ve ...

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xG: The Exciting Stats Placing Liverpool and City Ahead of the Competition

Although we have yet to re-witness the dizzying heights of Liverpool's free-scoring exploits of the previous season, fans have been treated to a number of positive performances. This culminated most recently in a hard fought draw at Stamford Bridge, courtesy of a brilliant 25-yard effort from Daniel Sturridge, which looped beyond the reach of Chelsea No.1 Kepa Arrizabalaga. A share of the points - Maurizio Sarri graciously admitted - was a ...

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The Curious Case of James Milner

Scotch, cheddar cheese and a 32-year-old hard-working Yorkshireman. Three items you'd only see placed together if you were attending a work Christmas party in Sheffield. Replace the 32-year-old Yorkshireman with the name James Milner and a link begins to become clear; all three just get better, and better, with age. With 490 Premier League appearances, 61 caps for England and 2 Premier League winners medals, James Milner has achieved a lot so far ...

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A Distribution Revolution

Inconvenient as international breaks are, it offers ample opportunity to take stock of Liverpool’s rugged performances of late. Rarely operating past second gear, Liverpool have relied largely on the efforts of their back four – a historically uncomfortable experience, as fans will attest – in grinding out a series of hard fought wins. It was a task made easier with the addition of £66.9 million goalkeeper Alisson – formerly of ...

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A season of new hopes and dreams

Sunday would mark the Red's 1st competitive match of the season, with West Ham being the visitor's at Anfield. Coming off the back off an exhilarating 2017/18, fans will be left dreaming about their ideal season. And top of that wish list would be a first league win since 1990. The near misses in 2008/2009 & 2013/14 only whet that appetite even further. Could this be finally our year? Taking into account of ...

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The real football returns… West Ham United await

The real football is finally upon us. Exactly 13 weeks since Liverpool last played a Premier League game where they thumped Brighton 4-0, Anfield will witness the return of Premier League action. Following our final friendly against Torino last night, attentions are firmly fixed on the visit of West Ham United to open another Premier League season. For the 1st time since 2014, Liverpool will kick off at home having ...

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