Day: 6 January 2018

Liverpool Crest

View from the Main Stand: Liverpool 2–1 Everton

Situated on the broadcasting gantry within Anfield’s main stand, Oliver Miller offers his view on Liverpool’s FA Cup 3rd Round match against Everton. A dream debut for van Dijk takes Liverpool to the next round at the expense of Everton in the Cup derby. The script was there. Freshly written with the ink still wet. […]

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Where Are They Now?: Jermaine Pennant

Some footballers are exemplary professionals who apply the same high levels of dedication throughout their career as they did in order to make it to the top. Some footballers earn a wildchild reputation for misdeeds in the early stage of their careers before maturing into solid, reliable players. Then there are those who, for one […]

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Talking Points

Key Talking Points After Liverpool’s Derby Victory

Anfield, Liverpool – Derby days bring the best memories. Some are known for their scuffles, some for their magic, and others for an individual moment. Friday’s derby saw the latter come to fruition as Virgil Van Dijk became an instant hit with the Anfield faithful. After Gylfi Sigurdsson’s lovely finish cancelled out James Milner’s penalty, […]

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Man of the Match Friends of Liverpool

Man of the Match: Virgil van Dijk steals the show in enthralling Merseyside derby

There was only going to be one Man of the Match the minute Jurgen Klopp named his starting 11 for the highly-anticipated FA Cup match with Everton, where new signing Virgil van Dijk stole the headlines with the winning goal in a fine 2-1 victory for the Reds. Klopp handed van Dijk his Liverpool debut […]

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Player Ratings

Player Ratings: Liverpool 2–1 Everton

Liverpool Loris Karius – 6 Came back into the team and did little wrong but still gave Liverpool fans some nervy moments – was unlucky to spill a Sigurdsson free-kick and could do nothing with Everton’s equaliser. Joe Gomez – 7 Was back in the right-back position and produced another sturdy performance – was a […]

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Match Report

van Dijk caps dream debut with late Derby winner

The F.A Cup is a chance to take a break from league action and to switch focus to a different competition. This tie was never going to be that. When Everton were drawn out of the hat at the beginning of December it meant that there be a big difference in intensity from the two […]

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