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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Champions League Final Preview: Liverpool vs Tottenham

After 3 weeks of fervent waiting, the Champions League final is finally upon us. For a second successive season, Liverpool has made it to the finals. Having been felled at the final hurdle the previous year, the Reds will be determined to bring home "Old Big Ears". Standing in their way would be a familiar foe, with Tottenham determined to cap off their first ever Champions League final with a ...

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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 Barcelona

Undone by the brilliance of Lionel Messi, Liverpool have a mountain to climb in the 2nd leg of the semi-finals. Against one of the best teams in the world, the Reds will have to be at their 110% to stand a chance of progressing. Trying to overturn a 3-0 deficit is undoubtedly hard, but if there's one team that's able to do it it's Liverpool. With the Merseysiders hoping to call ...

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Preview: Barcelona vs Liverpool

It's the clash of the titans. Having brushed off Porto the quarters, the Red army will next face Barcelona in the semis. The Catalans similarly swept aside Manchester United in the previous round, and they'll be more than a worthy foe for the Merseysiders. Against a side led by the magical Messi, it's fair to say that Liverpool will have to work much harder than the demolition work versus Huddersfield ...

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Liverpool vs. Barcelona : Klopp’s Army vs. The Catalan Giants

Klopp vs Valverde. Salah vs Messi. Van Dijk vs Umtiti   A week tomorrow we face FC Barcelona in the semi-finals of the Champions League and for the first time competitively since the 2006/2007 season. We all remember the first leg for the infamous Bellamy celebration. Craig Bellamy and John Arne Riise had a bust up whilst the team had been away in the Algarve prior to playing Barcelona and as the story ...

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Glorious Momentum

Slowly but surely, Liverpool are forging a playing style, a reputation and gathering momentum that is seeing them being held in high esteem by their peers and competitors. Not the inconsistent, offensively mesmerizing but defensively inept side that plagued Jurgen Klopp and his men during his early days, the Reds are displaying a grit and maturity in their game not seen since the 70s and 80s. They come up against a Porto ...

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Preview: Porto vs Liverpool – Finishing the Job

Clinching a huge 2-0 victory against Chelsea on Sunday, the Reds will swiftly turn their attention towards European football. Although they'll be taking a 2-0 lead to Portugal, Klopp and his men knows that the tie is not quite over. The Dragons would surely want to go all out at home, with them confident of repeating their display against Roma in the round of 16. Ahead of Wednesday night's showdown, ...

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Preview: Bayern Munich vs Liverpool

Running out 4-2 victors against Burnley, the Reds will now have to contend with European duties. A trip to Germany awaits them, with Bayern Munich eager to inflict misery on their visitors. On the right side of a 6-0 scoreline at the weekend, the Germans will be highly confident heading into the tie. Ahead of what's promises to be an intriguing clash, here's the preview for both sides. Perfectly Poised When the ...

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Preview: PSG vs Liverpool

Chalking up his 300th league victory at the weekend, Klopp will be looking for another win in midweek. History favours the Reds, having beaten the Parisians in the Champions League group stage opener. Klopp's opposite number Thomas Tuchel will be doing his utmost best to make sure that doesn't happen, with his side looking to inflict defeat on the Merseysiders. With that, let's take a look at the key pointers ...

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Liverpool U19s: UEFA Youth League

So far in the UEFA Youth League, Barry Lewtas' U19s side are unbeaten in the four matches that they've played. The U19s currently sit on top of Group C with 10 points, 3 points ahead of second place PSG U19s. If Liverpool win their next game they'll finish top of the group having already secured qualification to the knockout stages of the youth competition. GAME 1: LIVERPOOL U19s v PSG U19s Embed ...

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Fear and groaning: Life at the Top for Liverpool

On 1st December, 2008, boos and jeers greeted Liverpool following a 0-0 draw with West Ham at Anfield. A chilly and frustrating night saw Liverpool held by yet another determined, average team to come to Merseyside and defend like A.C Milan circa 1990. Despite the draw, we still topped the league in December and were in good shape under Rafa Benitez, despite the corrosive influence of Gillet and Hicks. It wasn't ...

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Red Star 2 – 0 Liverpool : Player Ratings and Talking Points

Horror Result Liverpool were beaten 2-0 away to Red Star after conceding two quick goals midway through the first-half. It's a bitter pill to swallow, but one we must accept. Regardless of team selection, Liverpool deserved to lose on the night in one of the worst results of the Klopp era. The manager and players shared the fans' frustration, and will be looking to make amends on the weekend. The best thing to ...

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Red Star Belgrade vs Liverpool

Liverpool were forced to share the spoils with Arsenal at the weekend but will be determined not to let the same happen in the Champions League. Liverpool take on Red Star Belgrade in Serbia for their 4th Champions League group game. The Reds beat their opponents 4-0 last month, so Klopp and his team will be looking for more of the same. In the buildup to the game, let's take a look ...

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The Curious Case of Dejan Lovren

Assessing where the likable Croatian stands this season.  There are fewer divisive defenders to represent the club than Dejan Lovren. Restored to the starting XI against Cardiff at the weekend, Lovren put in a wobbly display. A couple of times he put his colleagues under pressure with sloppy passes and he lost his man for Cardiff's goal. They may appear like minor issues in an otherwise comfortable romp at Anfield, but the bigger ...

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Liverpool 4-0 Red Star: Match Report

Having beaten Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield in the Champions League opener and lost away to Napoli, Liverpool welcomed Red Star Belgrade in the third game of this season's edition of UEFA's elite competition. The Reds came into the match on the back of a 0-1 win away at Huddersfield. The contest was settled by a Mo Salah strike in the 24th minute, and the team approached the Red Star showdown with ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Red Star Belgrade

Having recorded victory against Huddersfield at the weekend, Klopp will be hoping for more of the same against Red Star Belgrade. The Serbians though, who are unbeaten in their own league, will be looking to make life difficult for the Reds. With European nights returning to Anfield, let us preview the 3rd group game of Liverpool's Champions League campaign. A Low Scoring Affair Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'-i_vuJ_qTDVe_e1aBhXGVA',sig:'N1ZZ9EYHtEqqP53EJEsYtyTVcevr82hiNR_fEn1YPUA=',w:'594px',h:'396px',items:'1052709486',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); Even from an ...

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Steven Gerrard – The Ultimate Hero

EARLY DAYS Steven Gerrard was born on May 30th, 1980, in Whiston, Merseyside, Liverpool. His passion for football from an early age was evident and he started playing for the local youth team Whiston Juniors. At just nine years of age his destiny was already mapped out as he was spotted by Liverpool scouts and went on to join the Liverpool Academy the same year. There was no other path for ...

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Three Years with Klopp: Some Perspective

In football you are only ever a few negative results away from a crisis. According to some, Liverpool’s winless run of four games is a warning sign that things are not quite right. Panic buttons have been well and truly pressed as Liverpool failed to be at their creative, menacing best against Manchester City on Sunday afternoon. While some of the comments are not inaccurate, the disregard for the progress seen ...

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Bob Paisley and the LFC Revolution

Early Life Bob Paisley was born in 1919 in the mining village of Hetton-Le-Hole in Co.Durham. It was described as a close-knit community where “coal was king & football was religion”. Schooled in the local area along with his 3 siblings, Bob knew that football was for him from the off. During the mining strike in 1926 things weren't easy, and even though Bob admitted there was never any money left ...

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Preview: Napoli vs Liverpool

Liverpool travel to Italy sitting pretty atop their Champions League group. Having already beaten Paris Saint-Germain last month, the Reds will be confident that they can clinch another result against Napoli. And on the back of a comeback draw against Chelsea, the feel good factor in the Reds camp is as strong as ever. Even though the Italian side drew their opening game with Red Star Belgrade, they will be battling ...

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Klopp’s Winning Mentality

Herr Jürgen Klopp has brought his brand of heavy metal football to the Anfield faithful. A style of fast man to man pressing, attacking football which calls for flair and aggression. It has resulted in some positive side effects like, a winning mentality. The Gegenpressing technique adapted by Klopp of which players having lost the ball pressurise the opposition player on the ball to regain possession. Naturally the object of playing a ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Southampton

While fans will be buoyed to see their team triumph in midweek, attention must now be quickly switched to the league. Indeed, standing between the Reds 6th successive league win is a determined Saints side. Ahead of Southampton's visit to Anfield, let us take a look at the important bits that could shape the game. European Hangover? Tuesday night's thrilling 3-2 win against PSG was a testament of Liverpool's ability to take on ...

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Tuchel’s Unfortunate Tussle with Fate

It was the fourteenth of April, 2016. Thomas Tuchel's Dortmund were drawing with Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool in the Quarter-finals of the Europa League; the score 3-3 and there are seconds left. A Free-kick at the Kop end, Sturridge works it to Milner, who dispatches a cross that meets the head of Dejan Lovren...It is 4-3. A night where Dortmund took the lead and threatened to dump Liverpool out; for some reason, European ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs PSG

Having successfully defeated Tottenham at Wembley, Liverpool will be looking to fry bigger fish outside the domestic league. The Reds will kick off their maiden European game of the season by hosting French giants Paris Saint-Germain. Being in a group that also contains the likes of Napoli and Red Star Belgrade, Liverpool will be hoping to set the pace by getting a result against the French. Ahead of the mouthwatering clash between ...

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How Liverpool can face PSG without Firmino

Liverpool made it 5 wins out of 5 to maintain their perfect start to the season. Against a sloppy Tottenham, Liverpool were dominant and could've won the game by a larger margin had it not been for poor finishing. At the heartbeat of Liverpool's attack was a certain Roberto Firmino. Running the channels and pulling markers away from his teammates, the Brazilian was simply brilliant. His goal from close range turned ...

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The Rise of Trent Alexander-Arnold

One of last seasons revelations has been that of teenage sensation Trent Alexander-Arnold. Towards the back end of the season he has really made the right back position his own and he now seems to be the first choice right back for Herr Klopp. Despite his age he has often shown that he can rise to the occasion and be a cool head at the back, the prime example of ...

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