Day: 15 February 2018

Man of the Match Friends of Liverpool

Mane of the Match

What a performance again by Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool. A display, similar to Manchester City from a few weeks ago where any member of the starting 11 could have taken man of the match. However, I think any Liverpool fan would agree that the outright winner for man of the match is Sadio Mane. The Senegalese […]

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Liverpool Crest

Diamonds are Forever: Why Liverpool Need to Revert to an Old Tactic

One of the hallmarks of Liverpool’s barnstorming 2013/14 season was the narrow 4-4-2 diamond adopted by Brendan Rodgers. Since Klopp has taken charge, this has given way to at least a notional 4-3-3; in recent weeks Mohamed Salah has become something of a de facto striker, but the line-up is nonetheless still two players who […]

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Talking Points

Key Talking Points after Liverpool’s 5-0 Rout of Porto

Estádio do Dragão, Porto – Wow. When the draw was initially made for the Champions League Round of 16 and Liverpool was matched up with Porto, most thought this would be a fairly even tie. They were facing the Portuguese leaders, unbeaten in domestic play this season and having only lost 2 home games in […]

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Player Analysis Liverpool

Porto 0-5 Liverpool: Who Did Well and Who Disappointed?

Porto Jose Sa – 4 Not an evening to remember for the Portuguese goalkeeper, he allowed Mane’s shot to squirm under his body and into the net for Liverpool’s first goal and his night only got worse from there. Ricardo – 4 Was up against a Mane that put in his best display of the […]

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Match Report

Mane Back to His Best on Perfect Night for Liverpool

When the draw for the last 16 of the Champions League was made nine weeks ago and Liverpool were paired with Porto, both teams would probably have been content with their fate. The Reds began the tie as narrow favourites, although many observers were wary of the Portuguese league leaders’ unbeaten domestic season and 24-match […]

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Afternoon Bulletin

‘Rampant’ Liverpool with One Foot in the Quarters, Mane ‘Back,’ and Salah Quick to 30

‘Rampant’ Liverpool with One Foot in the Quarters Liverpool were in rampant fashion on their first appearance in the Champions League knockout rounds since 2009, demolishing FC Porto 5-0 in the Estadio Dragao. A first club hat-trick from Sadio Mane alongside goals from his front line partners Mohammed Salah and Roberto Firmino have all put […]

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