Month: September 2017

Match Preview Liverpool

Newcastle United vs Liverpool: Premier League Preview

Sunday will see Rafa Benitez take on Liverpool for the first time since 2013. The former Liverpool manager was in charge for six years, between 2004 and 2010, and is still close to the club, while being well respected by the fans. He had great success with Reds, holding a win rate of just over […]

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Where Are They Now?: Djimi Traore

The Liverpool career of Djimi Traore lasted for six seasons, yet it is largely remembered for two matches just four months apart but in which the contributions of the Malian defender could hardly have been more different. One involved an intervention so calamitous and comical in a cup defeat to a lower division team that […]

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Liverpool Podcast

The Kop Table Previews the Newcastle game

Peter Phillips is once back again with guests to preview Liverpool’s Premier League match with Newcastle United.

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Premier League Preview Liverpool

Premier League week 7 preview: Reds on the road to Newcastle

After September proved to be a hugely disappointing month for Liverpool, they will hope for greater consistency during October, starting with a tricky visit to Newcastle on Sunday. St James’ Park has not been a happy hunting ground for the Reds in recent years, with four of their last six visits ending in defeat and […]

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Champions League Review Liverpool

Champions League matchday 2 round-up: Liverpool fail to punish negative Spartak

A draw in away Champions League games is regularly perceived as a good result, but for Liverpool the sense was definitely two points dropped as they had to settle for a 1-1 stalemate against a depressingly negative Spartak Moscow side. From the moment the Russians lined out with five defenders, the die was cast and […]

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Talking Points

Key Talking Points From Liverpool’s 1-1 Draw With Spartak Moscow

Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow – Oh the nature of football, there aren’t many other sports that show next-to-no regard for which team performs better. Liverpool were hit by that cruel fact yet again on Tuesday night in the second round of the Champions League group stage. It was a similar story in Europe yet again as […]

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Man of the Match Friends of Liverpool

Coutinho salvages point for Liverpool in another agonising result

Philippe Coutinho was once again on the score sheet and indeed the star man for the Reds in their latest of several disappointing results, with the number ten scoring the equaliser in the 1-1 draw at Spartak Moscow. In yet another hugely frustrating night for Liverpool Football Club – who had 16 efforts on the night […]

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Player Ratings

Player Ratings: Spartak Moscow vs Liverpool

Spartak Moscow Artem Rebrov – 8 Spartak’s best player on the night was kept busy throughout – made some very important saves, especially in the early stages – but was forced off with an injury on the hour mark Andrei Eschenko – 6 Was tormented by the attacking talent of Coutinho and struggled to deal […]

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Match Report Liverpool

Stiff Spartak Contain Klopp’s Reds

Match day one proved to be a minor disappointment for Liverpool. Sevilla are a decent side and a draw was probably a good result on the face of it. However the anticipation of the opening Champions League fixture after waiting so long to see the return of Europe’s premier competition to Anfield meant that anything […]

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Champions League Preview Liverpool

Champions League matchday 2 preview: Can Liverpool spark against Spartak?

Liverpool’s inability to kill off a vulnerable Sevilla outfit at Anfield two weeks ago has raised the stakes for Tuesday’s visit to Spartak Moscow, current champions of Russia, on matchday two in the Champions League. If there was one positive from Liverpool’s draw last time around, it was that Group E’s other match also ended […]

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