I can’t get that game out of my head. Lucas Moura slotting it past Alisson and the realisation that Liverpool just aren’t going to be able to find a way of finishing ahead of this City side. The feeling of descending dread when you convince yourself the Reds are only going to take a respectable, yet inadequate 15 points out of the last 21 on offer. The moment you know the … [Read more...] about A League Title Written In The Stars And The Difference Between Playing Well And Playing To Win
I often think about the hundreds of aspects to a title-winning season and what exactly would make number 19 so special. There’s the day itself, Jordan Henderson lifting the trophy for all those who believe he is the worst midfielder to ever play the game, Jurgen Klopp giving it the big one in front of the Kop, the ensuing summer of never-ending euphoria, the Community Shield, … [Read more...] about Sadio Mane: The Man Who Embodies Everything This Liverpool Side Is About
It’s not as fun when the Reds are a bit crap, is it? It’s not all bad I suppose. At one end of the pitch the dream of Liverpool never conceding a goal again is back alive. And despite the prancing stallion of Liverpool’s title charge morphing into an injured pony who annoyingly keeps on cutting inside and shooting straight at opposition keepers, only one point separates … [Read more...] about Pressure Hasn’t Lost Liverpool The League, But It Could Win It For Them
You can’t help but feel that Tuesday night’s tie versus Bayern Munich might’ve ended differently had it been played last season. It wasn’t so much a case of Liverpool lacking their old gung-ho endeavor, but rather the unnecessary security of knowing there’ll be another chance for the Reds to lift silverware later this campaign. As Liverpool headed south to batter the best … [Read more...] about Bayern, Pressure and Learning from Mistakes of the Past at Old Trafford
What’s remarkable about being involved in a Premier League title race is the absence of ‘small games’. Thirty-eight cup finals they said, and that cliché for once looks like coming true. A three o’clock kick-off at home to Bournemouth, not on the tele at the start of February should be as close to an unobtrusive game as Liverpool can hope for at this stage of the … [Read more...] about Dropped Points Mean Liverpool Will Have To Do It The Hard Way. What’s New?