Liverpool and Mohamed Salah Thrash Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium

Liverpool and Mohamed Salah Thrash Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium

Two years and four days ago, when Liverpool travelled to the Vitality stadium to play Bournemouth, they were in the second position, had won 9 out of 13 games and had just lost a single game. More importantly, they were just one point off the league leaders of the time – Chelsea. And Liverpool needed to win at Bournemouth for them to maintain the pressure on the Blues from London. Till the 75th minute in that game, it indeed seemed …
Liverpool Go Top of the Table with a 4-1 Win over Cardiff City

Liverpool Go Top of the Table with a 4-1 Win over Cardiff City

Liverpool and Cardiff City like to play high scoring games. The past three games between these two sides had yielded more than four goals per game. Moreover, newly promoted Cardiff were travelling to the fortress of Anfield and Liverpool had just dispatched Red Star Belgrade 4-0 in the midweek game in Champions League. So, it was expected that the result of today’s game would be a high-scoring Liverpool win. That is what it turned out to be. The only wrinkle …
First Half Goals Help Liverpool Overcome Leicester

First Half Goals Help Liverpool Overcome Leicester

Liverpool travelling to King Power Stadium, a one-goal win was going to be the most likely result. That’s how three of their last four trips to Leicester had ended. But, for Liverpool, a win at Leicester has never been an easy affair. This too was a game where the Reds had to play out of their skins at the end to hang on to that one-goal margin, just like the previous three wins. What looked like a comfortable cruise at …
Liverpool Squeeze Out a Hard-Fought Win Against a Well-Organised Brighton

Liverpool Squeeze Out a Hard-Fought Win Against a Well-Organised Brighton

It was supposed to be an easy victory for Liverpool tonight. The Reds had not lost at Anfield in more than a season and they had not conceded even a single goal at home since February. As the game ended tonight, both those streaks remained unbroken, but just barely. Brighton and Hove Albion, fresh from the win against Manchester United, gave the Reds a great fight and in the end, it was only a single defensive error and a beautiful …
Manchester United and Arsenal Play out a Borefest in Wenger's Finale

Manchester United and Arsenal Play out a Borefest in Wenger's Finale

Lacking in intensity and urgency, the final game between Manchester United and Arsene Wenger's Arsenal was everything the fixture had been reduced to in the last decade.  As Arsene Wenger was welcomed with a standing ovation and a short commemoration ceremony that involved former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and the incumbent manager Jose Mourinho (slightly reluctantly, if I may) congratulating the Frenchman on a fine career, there was a sharp indication as to how little the game that …
Liverpool Left to Rue a Woeful First Half Against Manchester United

Liverpool Left to Rue a Woeful First Half Against Manchester United

Since the Premier League title is almost decided, the best the other teams can achieve is the 2nd position. Today, Liverpool effectively handed over that title of the 2nd position to Manchester United by losing 2-1 at Old Trafford. The Reds’ fourth Premier League loss of the season sees them stuck at 60 points while their fierce rivals went up to a tally of 65 points with this win. If Jose Mourinho himself had been asked to write his ideal script …
Yet Again, Liverpool Drop Points Against a Defensively Organised Team

Yet Again, Liverpool Drop Points Against a Defensively Organised Team

Liverpool were playing against a promoted side. They had all their attacking stars lined up. The opponents were set up to defend. There must have been a time when these things put together would have meant an easy victory for Liverpool. If such times existed, they are becoming extremely difficult for the Reds’ fans to recall. What the recent history tells them is that a draw is the best outcome when those things are put together. Yes, Liverpool were playing …
Ashley Young Rolls Back the Years under Mourinho

Ashley Young Rolls Back the Years under Mourinho

Manchester United won another game of football, on Saturday at Old Trafford by a scoreline which is all too familiar now - after witnessing it for the sixth time in all competitions in eleven competitive games of the season so far. Jose Mourinho's side started the game on the front foot like they have, on a fair few occasions this season, scoring inside three minutes of the first half (Remember the 4th minute opener against Everton? I do too.), thanks …
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