Manchester United v Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United v Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

It's the big one. Very rarely have we seen the two powerhouses of English football in fine fettle at the same period and this meeting at Old Trafford may be one of those select few times we will bear witness to that. Manchester United are simply on a sensational run. Nine wins on the spin and fifteen games unbeaten, Mourinho has finally found the right balance and ingredients for success at his new club. They go into this game on …
The Premier League is A Tough Test for Most Non-English Players

The Premier League is A Tough Test for Most Non-English Players

“Can Messi do it on a rainy, windy Tuesday night at Stoke?”. Almost every Premier League fan must have asked or heard  this rhetorical question at least once in the last few years. While this particular version of the question alludes to the physical game the Potters were known for under Tony Pulis and the English weather, what the fans are asking is – would Messi be as successful in the Premier League as he is in La Liga? There …
Why Liverpool Are Right In Not Pursuing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Why Liverpool Are Right In Not Pursuing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

While the world was preparing for the new year celebrations, and Liverpool were preparing for a footballing marathon, the transfer rumour mills that are seemingly always turning and churning through up an interesting combination – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverool, in January. The rumour claimed that Liverpool were interested due to Coutinho’s continued absence and especially due to the absence of Sadio Mane throughout the month of January as he will be away on national duty. It went on to claim …
Southampton's Summer Transfers Have Weakened Their Attack

Southampton's Summer Transfers Have Weakened Their Attack

Among the many surprising stories that keep developing in the Premier League, Southampton’s ability to keep their level despite losing some of their best talent every summer, is quite a unique one. As I write this, they have just beaten Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium 3-1, after falling behind early in the first half. After 17 matches, they sit seventh in the league, still within reach of a top six spot. However, this is not an article in the praise …
Middlesbrough vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Middlesbrough vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

This is the first set of mid-week fixtures this season and it marks the beginning of the festive period. The games come around quickly and it is a great opportunity for clubs to consolidate their places in the league table. These two clubs have different aims, but they will both be looking for the three points on Wednesday. Liverpool are fighting at the top of the league, but a recent blip has put more emphasis on this fixture as they …
Liverpool Would be Mad to get a Sadio Mane Replacement in January

Liverpool Would be Mad to get a Sadio Mane Replacement in January

There is no need for Jurgen Klopp to go fishing in the January transfer window for a replacement for Sadio Mane. The Senegalese is expected to join his national side for the Africa Cup of Nations and will miss a number of Premier League fixtures at the start of the new year. Mane will be a huge loss to Klopp's side because he has already scored six league goals this season, as well as notching up five assists and has …
Southampton vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Southampton vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On November 19th, Southampton welcome Liverpool to St Mary's as the Premier League resumes after the final international break of the year.  Southampton welcomed the international break with open arms after consecutive losses to Chelsea and relegation favorites Hull City.  After a five game unbeaten run, the Saints started to fall off and will hope the break can help them refocus and get their form back. Liverpool on the other hand didn't want the games to stop with three wins …
Mane Vs Sterling - A Statistical Comparison

Mane Vs Sterling - A Statistical Comparison

When Raheem Sterling left Liverpool in the summer of 2015, he did not just leave behind disgusted fans, he also left behind a giant hole in the form of a pacy winger and a good goal scorer. Indeed, the then 20-year old had been the main reason why the Reds could finish sixth in 2014-15 despite the entire season feeling like a hangover from the heights of 2013-14. That Liverpool did not immediately fill the void, made sure his absence …
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