Everton v Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Players

Everton v Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Players

December 1st brings the initial door opening of our advent calendars, and also the first Merseyside Derby of the season. Former Liverpool manager, Rafa Benitez, is still fighting to win over the Toffees' fan base, and a win this Wednesday would make that transition complete. Liverpool head across the way after a brilliant run of form, which is seeing them as prolific a Jürgen Klopp team that we have witnessed. The wintery weather will surely add to what promises be, …
Manchester United vs Everton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United vs Everton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United welcome one of their long term adversaries to Old Trafford this weekend, as Rafa Benitez’s Everton come to town. After the poor displays of recent weeks, the manner of performance will be just as important as the result of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Meanwhile, the Toffees will be looking to make a statement of their own against one of the title favourites. It should be a great spectacle for the neutral. The visitors will feel they have the experience …
Elite Pre & In Game Management

Elite Pre & In Game Management

The English League and European campaigns are officially over. With two major finals now concluded, much can be made of the pre & in-game management of the four coaches involved. The pre-game selections aside, it can often take those decisive tactical alterations to sway a final. Rafa Benitez stands as a Liverpool legend for his miracle in Istanbul, and his 2005 Champions League win owes much to his in game management, when all seemed lost. Prior to the Europa League …
Thirty-Two Years Following Liverpool - A Chronology

Thirty-Two Years Following Liverpool - A Chronology

1988 - Red shirt with Candy splayed across the front, a seven-year old is hooked. 1989 – Hillsborough in April and Michael Thomas in May, it is all too much for a kid to take. 1990 – My favourite player, John Barnes, lights up the league and King Kenny tosses the tracksuit aside for a final appearance as Liverpool win Number Eighteen. I could get used to this. 1991 – Kenny stuns by leaving midseason and club legend, Graeme Souness, …
Chelsea vs Newcastle United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs Newcastle United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea will welcome Newcastle United to Stamford Bridge on Saturday in the late kickoff. The hosts will be looking to put an end to their difficulties at home with a positive result against a club led by one of their former managers. Rafa Benitez wasn’t a popular figure in West London and he will be desperate to inflict defeat on his previous employers. In the past, this was a competitive fixture, but the visitors have fallen behind the top clubs …
Newcastle United vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Newcastle United vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Reunions can be really awkward. On Wednesday night, a couple of ex-Liverpool players – Luis Suarez and Phillippe Coutinho played a key role in sealing (almost) Liverpool’s fate in the Champions League. On Saturday night, Liverpool will meet a few more exes. Rafa Benitez, Jonjo Shelvey and the forgotten Manquillo will await the Reds at St. James’ Park and hope to secure a point or three. If they do that, they will have sealed Liverpool’s fate in the Premier League …
Liverpool Batter Newcastle United to Extend Lead at the Top of the Table

Liverpool Batter Newcastle United to Extend Lead at the Top of the Table

Liverpool hosted Newcastle United on the Boxing Day afternoon. Both the teams were in relatively safe positions. Liverpool were 4 points clear at the top of the table and Newcastle were 5 points clear of the relegation zone teams. As the afternoon games ended, Liverpool stayed at the top but increased their lead to 6 points, while Newcastle’s position did not change with respect to the relegation zone teams, as both Burnley and Huddersfield lost, while Fulham’s draw with Wolves …
Liverpool Vs Newcastle United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool Vs Newcastle United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The first half of the Premier League ends on Boxing Day and the league leaders Liverpool will host their beloved former manager Rafa Benitez’s current team – Newcastle United. As is usually the case in this league, it is a fixture that Liverpool can ill-afford to lose as Manchester City lurk just four points behind and for the Magpies, a point or three from Anfield would put more distance between them and the relegation turmoil. At this stage, Liverpool would …
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