Preview: Liverpool vs Manchester City

Beating Genk 2-1 during the midweek to finish top of their Champions League group, the Reds will be looking to extend their lead as league leaders. The defending champions Manchester City will be in town, and they'll be desperate to close the gap between the two teams. With many billing it as a potential title decider, it promises to be a mouth watering spectacle for neutrals and fans alike. Ahead of ...

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Preview: Aston Villa vs Liverpool

Edging Arsenal 5-4 on penalties after a thrilling night of football, the Reds will now shift their focus back to the league. They'll once again be on the road, with Villa Park being the destination. Having also progressed to the quarter-finals of the League Cup, the Villans will be looking to put at stop to Liverpool's unbeaten run on their own turf. Ahead of Saturday's clash, here's the preview for both ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Leicester City

Fresh from their thrilling 4-3 win over RB Salzburg, the Reds will be back for league action on Saturday. Leicester City will be the visitors, and will be looking to build upon their 5-0 demolition of Newcastle United the previous weekend. Sitting pretty in third, they'll represent a major test for Klopp and his men. Ahead of the encounter, here's the preview for both teams. Third Best Team In England? Racking up a ...

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Preview: Sheffield United vs Liverpool

Having successfully navigated an away trip to the Stadium MK, the Reds will have to contend with another away game. Sheffield United will be the opponents, and they'll be looking to claim another Merseyside victim after beating Everton last weekend. Liverpool will be determined to avoid that same fate, with anything less than a win detrimental in their quest for a league title. In the buildup to Saturday's game, here's the ...

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Preview: Chelsea vs Liverpool

Falling 2-0 to Napoli in their opening Champions League group fixture, Liverpool must now shift their attention back to the league. They've no time to mope over their defeat for their next opponents are 'Big 6' rivals Chelsea. Lampard's young guns got off to a rocky start in their European campaign too, losing 1-0 to Valencia at home. Coupled with their penalty shoot-out loss to the Reds in the Super ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Newcastle

Enjoying success with their respective countries, Liverpool's internationals will return to Melwood in a buoyant mood. They'll be looking to maintain the good start to the season with another victory against Newcastle on Saturday. Led by former Red Devil Steve Bruce, the Magpies will have a point to prove after being written off by many at the start of the season. With league action returning, let us preview both sides. Injury Ravaged ...

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Preview: Burnley vs Liverpool

Having successfully defended their spot at the top of the table, the Reds will travel next to Burnley to take on Sean Dyche's side. Knocked out of the League Cup by Sunderland during the midweek, the Clarets will be looking for a response against Liverpool. Taking into account of previous visits, Jurgen Klopp would rightly urge caution going into the game. Ahead of Saturday's match at Turf Moor, here's the preview ...

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Opposition Closeup – Arsenal, Lineups and the Gooners to Watch!

Shirley Welcome everyone to the third (league) game of the season. Farrell and I will look at Unai Emery's Arsenal, who come to Anfield for the first time this season. A game in which Liverpool fans will be hoping for another goal glutz from the Reds. A certain Bobby Firmino's hat-trick in this fixture last season certainly leaves a sweet feeling, doesn't it? Players to Watch: Dani Ceballos, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Ceballos had an ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Arsenal

Running out 2-1 victors in their last Premier League outing against Southampton, the Reds will be returning to action on Merseyside this weekend. Their opponents would be fellow 'Big 6' rival Arsenal, who themselves beat Burnley 2-1 to finish matchday 2 in 2nd place. Both teams boast a 100% record heading into the fixture, but only one can walk away with their record intact. Ahead of Saturday's top of the table ...

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Opposition Closeup – Southampton, Tactics, and Hasenhüttl

With Liverpool's first piece of silverware secured in the new season, following a penalty shoot-out in Istanbul, the club has its sights set on the South Coast and Ralph Hasenhüttl's Southampton outfit. One UEFA Super Cup in the bag, five trophies for Jürgen Klopp's men to play for. Though fans will have experienced far better football from this Liverpool side, this second trophy win of the Klopp era is telling of ...

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Preview: Southampton vs Liverpool

Recently crowned as the Super Cup winners, the Reds will resume league duties by heading down to St Mary's. They'll be looking to build on their impressive start to the season by notching another victory in the league. On the other hand, the Saints will be looking to open their account after being beaten 3-0 by Burnley on matchday 1. In light of Saturday's fixture, here's the preview for the teams. Fatigue ...

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Liverpool 4-1 Norwich: Bobby Dazzler

Did anyone else forgot how good the Reds are? Perhaps it was the divide between the Champions of Europe and a lesser Premier League side that came as a shock. Liverpool were spectacular. Norwich played very well, attacking with a combination of quality and fearlessness that we are unlikely to face many times this season. But when the Reds upped a gear it showed. Liverpool could up the tempo at the ...

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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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How to get Liverpool Tickets – Season 2019/20 – A handy guide

With Liverpool’s recent form under Jurgen Klopp yielding a 6th European Cup, 2 more European finals and a 97-point league season, the interest and demand for tickets is advancing on an upward scale causing a larger disparity between the numbers of tickets available and the number of supporters wishing to attend. Unfortunately, in the days and times of social media, the ease to deceive and fraudulently scam football supporters is on ...

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Is it finally now or never? Liverpool’s Premier League 2019-2020 Fixture List

The Premier League fixture list was released this morning and depending on the positive way of looking at it, it could be good omen for us making another strong push towards the title and winning it. https://twitter.com/FOARsite/status/1139080564168724480 A fairly good start with PL returnees and frequent LFC whipping boys Norwich sets us up nicely with the rest of August looking good. We play Chelsea away in September who no longer have buttman ...

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From 7 at Chester to 6 in Madrid – A 2018-19 Season Review

Following a cruel Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid, Liverpool continued their progress under Jurgen Klopp and contested one of the closest Premier League title races in years as points totals tumbled by the waste side and the focus was also on avenging that defeat in Kiev as they booked another Champions League final place. Following the defeat in the final, Jurgen Klopp made little amendments to the playing ...

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The Immovable Liverpool!

As a fan of one of the most iconic teams in world football, we are mocked by others because of the team that we support: Liverpool FC. ‘Bottlers’, ‘ashamed by everything’, etc are few of the terms that are thrown in our faces by non-associates of our club. The demise of the Reds over the course of decades, coupled with the success enjoyed by our rivals, has only added flame to the ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

After 37 grueling game weeks, we've finally arrived at the last league fixture of the season. The Reds previous 3-2 victory against Newcastle means that the fate of the league title is very much up in the air. Playing at the same time as rivals Manchester City, the Merseysiders know that they've to be in a position to capitalise on any slip-up. Wolves however will not simply roll over, and ...

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Last 5 – Premier League Final Day Matches

Sunday sees Liverpool play their final Premier League game of the season still in with a chance of lifting the Premier League title. That was last a reality 5 years ago where Liverpool and Manchester City were both vying for the league. Here, I look back on the last 5 matches that have taken place on the final day. 2013-14 - Anfield - Liverpool 2 Newcastle United 1 - 11th May ...

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Robbo Ravages Resilient Rafa

These Reds. They show their steel time and time again. They never lie down, even when they are given every possible reason to. You have to love them. They are better than everyone else, stronger than everyone else and faster, still they work harder than everyone else. We have never seen a Liverpool team like this before and will not again. Newcastle were incredible, which seemed to get little recognition post-match. It ...

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Newcastle 2-3 Liverpool: Down to the Wire

Liverpool travelled to the north-east to face Newcastle United at St. James Park in the game before last of the 2018/19 Premier League season. With two rounds to go, the Reds were a point behind title holders Manchester City, and all they could do in this exhilarating title race was to keep winning and hope City would drop points either at home to Leicester on Monday, or away to Brighton & ...

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Preview: Newcastle vs Liverpool

Beaten 3-0 in Catalonia on Wednesday night, Liverpool will be keen to resume their title chase on Saturday. Newcastle, led by the legendary Rafa Benitez, will be the opponents. With them looking certain to beat the drop, they'll be looking to finish as high up the table as possible. Another 3 points against the Reds will certainly aid their ambition, hence Klopp and co should be wary of facing them. In ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Huddersfield

Securing a vital 2-0 away win at Cardiff, the Reds will welcome Huddersfield Town on Friday night. Rooted dead last in the table and their relegation fate sealed long ago, the Terriers aren't expected to pose much of a trouble. Still, the Merseysiders will approach this game with caution, knowing that any slip will spell doom in their title chase. In view of the clash at Anfield, the following is the ...

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Cardiff City 0-2 Liverpool: The Race Goes On

Liverpool's title chances may have taken somewhat of a hit as rivals Manchester City beat Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 on Saturday, but it was always going to be a case of "do your best, win your own games and see where it gets you" kind of job. The 35th round of the Premier League season saw the Reds march to Wales to take on the relegation battlers Cardiff City. Team News Joe Gomez made ...

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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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Preview: Cardiff City vs Liverpool

Job done in Portugal, the Reds will return to England to resume their title quest. Cardiff City will be the opponents, and they'll be doing their utmost best to spoil the visitor's party. Even with relegation all but confirmed, they're going down swinging, evident by their recent 2-0 victory over Brighton. Hence, Liverpool will have to be focused when they make the trip down south. In light of Sunday's Premier League ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Chelsea

Securing a professional 2-0 victory at home to Porto on Tuesday, the Reds will now have to return to the pressure cooker of the title race. Long time foes Chelsea will be the opponents, and they remained Liverpool's strongest opponent in the title run in. Both teams desperately need a victory, be it for the title or to secure a top 4 finish. Ahead of the gargantuan clash between the two ...

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Southampton 1-3 Liverpool – Captain Becomes a Saint

They’ve done it again. Liverpool have been pegged back again and overcame it again. No matter what is thrown at them, they find a way of getting the job done. We’ve all grown up knowing and hearing that this is a title-winning trait that only the very best teams possess, yet this time, it’s been rebranded as “luck”, but not by me, not by us. Liverpool are not lucky. They are probably ...

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Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Another Scare Survived

Liverpool welcomed Tottenham Hotspur to Anfield in the 32nd round of the Premier League season on Sunday. The importance for the Reds to do their best to win every game between now and the end of the season can hardly be exaggerated, and in any case, it doesn't need explaining at this point. The title race is finely balanced. Manchester City won their game away to Fulham on Saturday, so there ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur

After another international break, the Reds will resume domestic duties at the weekend. Tottenham will be the visiting team, and they'll be determined to clinch a result at Anfield. In what could make or break Liverpool's season, here's the preview for Sunday's game. 7 Games From Greatness "We are 10 games from greatness". That was what Gerard Houllier declared back in 2002. In many ways, there are many parallels between this title challenging ...

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Fulham 1-2 Liverpool: Reds Survive Scare at the Cottage

Following their Champions League heroics in Munich, Liverpool traveled to London on Sunday, to the bank of The Thames, where they were to face Fulham at Craven Cottage as the 31st obstacle in their quest to end the 29-year-long Premier League title drought. The Cottagers' chances of survival were all but gone even before this round. Sitting in 19th, 13 points behind 17th-placed Burnley albeit with a game in hand on ...

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Can we win the double? – A look at Liverpool’s final run-in

The Final Push As the season reaches its climax, it’s fair to say that most Liverpool fans are understandably nervous. Can we do it? Can we win the league? Can we win the Champions league? Yes, we can. Four out of our last seven games are at home. We are unbeaten in the premier league at home since April 2017 and considering the strength of the league this is an unbelievable stat. Our ...

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Preview: Fulham vs Liverpool

Fresh from vanquishing Bayern Munich, the Reds will travel to West London to take on Fulham. Being second from bottom, Fulham aren't expected to pose much of a trouble. However, Klopp will rightly urge caution given the unpredictable nature of the Premier League. In a game in which victory would see Liverpool top the table, the following is a preview of Sunday's game. Mismatch Defence Look, Fulham aren't a terrible side. They have ...

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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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Burnley Closeup: Fighting for a Premier League Place

It's safe to say that there was much left to be desired following Liverpool's goalless draw with Mersey rivals Everton at Goodison Park. Certainly, as anyone who was brave enough to venture into Twitter will attest, the reaction was rather 'knee-jerk,' with many fans (myself included), declaring Liverpool had handed the title to Manchester City in the race for glory. With calmer minds, we can appreciate that this is simply not ...

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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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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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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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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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Bournemouth Closeup: Tactics, Stats, and Eddie Howe

With the latest against Pellegrini's West Ham, its been a couple performances to forget for Liverpool. Though one would imagine the club's fortunes will change in the upcoming Anfield clash with Bournemouth. WHERE ARE BOURNEMOUTH NOW? Coming off the back of two consecutive wins including a highly impressive, if unexpected, 4-0 thrashing of Chelsea at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth now face a tough run of fixtures with title challengers Liverpool and Manchester ...

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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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Coca-Cola, Chips and the Merseyside Derby – A journey to a TV advert

When looking back on the first weekend of December 2018, thoughts immediately focus on Divock Origi’s late winner in the Merseyside Derby. However, for me it was the start of a surreal experience in the minutes and hours prior to the match beginning. It was like a normal home matchday, waiting to be picked up by my friend Richard to head to the match, battling the traffic due to the ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wolverhampton Wanderers Closeup: Tactics, Stats and Nuno

Ahead of Liverpool's visit to the Molineux, we're going to take an in-depth look at Nuno Espírito Santo's in-form Wolves, who host the Reds off the back of three consecutive wins (including an impressive home victory against Chelsea). Where are Wolves now? Having propelled Wolves back to the top tier of English football last term, in his first season in at the helm, Nuno has delivered a similarly encouraging start to life in ...

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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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