Bernardo Silva In A League Of His Own

Bernardo Silva In A League Of His Own

Watching the games between the best teams in the league by a country mile this season, one player stood out over both fixtures. No, it wasn’t the Professional Footballers Association and Premier League Player of the Year, Virgil Van Dijk of Liverpool. Nor was it the player football writers deemed to be the best in Raheem Sterling of Manchester City.  While Bernardo Silva didn’t exactly warm the bench last season, his minutes were limited in the Premier League and Pep …
Manchester United v Liverpool Preview | Key Men - Pogba v Salah

Manchester United v Liverpool Preview | Key Men - Pogba v Salah

It is that time of the year again when sanity takes a back seat giving way to a familiar feeling of tribalism as title-chasing Liverpool make the short trip to Old Trafford to take on the old enemy. The reverse fixture saw one of United's worst performances at Anfield in recent memory - as Jose Mourinho's men, out of their depth, overpowered by a Liverpool side that was determined in their pursuit to break their Premier League luck. As a …
Liverpool Vs Bayern Munich Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool Vs Bayern Munich Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

After a brief interlude European football will be back at Anfield on Tuesday night. In their round of 16 tie, Liverpool host the Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich on Tuesday. If one looks at the Premier League and Bundesliga tables as of now, we may see them as two very similar teams – both are placed second in their respective domestic leagues and both are separated from the respective league leaders by a whisker. However, the two teams have had two …
Premier League Transfers This January: A Tepid Window So Far

Premier League Transfers This January: A Tepid Window So Far

The January transfer window is like an annual second chance for all football clubs – but more so for the clubs from the top leagues like the Premier League. The pressure in the top leagues is so intense that if a manager or a transfer committee blundered in the summer transfer window then by December all seems lost. Case in point, Manchester United this season.  But the January window provides an opportunity to set the mistakes right and aim for …
Liverpool v Manchester United Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

In the signature matchup in the English football calendar, top-of-the-table Liverpool faces a Manchester United littered with as many uncertainties as there can be within a grossly mismanaged multi-billion pound organization. Liverpool have had their best start in the Premier League era – under the eccentric German, but this is not the first time they are top of the league 16 games into the season. Yet somehow this one does feel different, even for an outsider like me. Liverpool, for …
Liverpool Vs Napoli Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool Vs Napoli Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The last time Liverpool beat Napoli at home in a group game of a European competition to ensure progress into the knockout rounds, it was the fourth matchday of the 2010-11 Europa League and a certain Steven Gerrard rose to the occasion, scoring a brilliant hat-trick and making sure that Liverpool were unsurpassable in the group. The Reds won the game 3 goals to 1 – a scoreline they will love to have on Tuesday when Carlo Ancelotti’s men come …
Alisson and Van Dijk proving their worth for big-spending Liverpool

Alisson and Van Dijk proving their worth for big-spending Liverpool

Hold your horses Liverpool fans! Yes, Liverpool is perched on top of the Premier League and are two points above Manchester City but the season is at a point where Watford is also three wins from three and the table is filling most fans with optimism. It is too early to get carried away but round three of the 2018-19 Premier League campaign has given one thing Kopites can celebrate: defensive frailties is a thing of the past. The Red's …
Liverpool Vs Everton FA Cup 3rd Round Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool Vs Everton FA Cup 3rd Round Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

After the heavy fixture congestion of the holiday period, the new year brings a break in the Premier League schedule. The break comes in the form of the FA Cup, arguably English Football’s preliminary cup competition. All the Premier League teams join the competition in the 3rd round, which is scheduled for this weekend – starting with Friday night and ending on Sunday night. On Friday night, two goliaths of this competition – Liverpool and Everton – go head to …