LIVERPOOL BACK INTO 3RD WITH 2-0 WIN AT SOUTHAMPTON...TWO POINTS BEHIND MAN UTD...

Saturday, 6 January 2018

SO LONG COUTINHO, ITS WHAT YOU WANTED. THANKS FOR THE £142 MILLION

Southampton are a selling club, mostly to Liverpool with Virgil Van Dijk the latest example.

Lets face it Liverpool are sometimes also a selling club, usually to Barcelona: Mascerano, Suarez and now Coutinho all in mega-money deals to the Spanish Giants.


Usually I am unhappy when we lose a key player from our team, but when it is a petulant, sulky and unsettled player who really wants out then sell, sell, sell at the best possible price and with £142 million then Liverpool have done well over the deal.

We will miss our gifted play-maker who scored 7 this Season and was a very influential player in his days at Liverpool since being signed by the club in 2013 from Inter Milan for £8.5 by Brendan Rodgers.

Farewell Philippe, I hope you and your family enjoy your new life in Spain, thanks for the lack of loyalty, understandable as most South Americans move to Spain eventually, chao.

Now lets go and buy a replacement or two.

Friday, 5 January 2018

VAN DIJK SCORES WINNER ON DEBUT FOR THE REDS

Liverpool's record new signing, Virgil van Dijk scored the winner for Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool against Everton at Anfield in a hard-fought victory against the wily old fox Sam Allardyce in the FA Cup.

The £75 million signing had an impressive debut which was crowned with a fine headed goal from an Oxlade-Chamberlain corner late in the game where James Milner had opened Liverpool's account with a well taken penalty, in the first half, in which Liverpool looked comfortable. 

Everton's doggedness and at times enterprising football was finally rewarded on a rare breakaway when Glyffi Sigurdsson scored in the 67th minute with a shot from the edge of the box to beat Karius.


Although Liverpool were the better team all evening, Everton were right back in the game.
A succession of Liverpool  corners, all well-delivered by Oxlade-Chamberlain came close until the 86th minute when the £75 million man Van Dijk beat Jordan Pickford to the ball and directed his header into the Everton net for a worthy lead for the Reds.

Liverpool held on from there and it ended in a nervy but satisfactory FA Cup victory against their great rivals.

  


Sunday, 3 December 2017

GOOD WIN FOR ROOKIE LIVERPOOL TEAM AT THE AMEX ARENA

So glad that Liverpool beat Brighton away on Saturday. It was like as if deep weight had been lifted off of every Liverpool supporter with the performance and result.

Going into the game we had lost Joel Matip and Joe Gomez to injury and Klopp had to announce a make-shift defence of error-prone Dejan Lovren alongside Emre Can and Georgino Wijnaldum together with the under-used left-back, Andy Robertson.



Thankfully, that defence was spared much blushes by Liverpool's attacking abilities with  Can, Firmino and Coutinho among the goals at the Amex Stadium. 

The respected Brighton coach Chris Hughton did have something to cheer when his wasteful striker Glenn Murray scored from a soft penalty decision near the end of an otherwise dominant display by Klopp's Red machine.

Who would have thought it, after all the draws and leaking of goals and a few heavy defeats from Man City and Spurs, Klopp's rookie Reds are fourth in the table ahead of Arsenal and Tottenham, at this moment in time.

Great to see us scoring goals from corners at last.

Let us hope that somehow this will continue into the new year and beyond.