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Liverpool player ratings vs Nottingham Forest (A) 2022/23 season

Beat Manchester City but lose to Nottingham Forest? That kinda sums up Liverpool’s inconsistency this season, with the Reds slumping to a 1-0 loss at the City Ground to the Premier League newbies.

Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott both started for the Reds here. The poorest LFC players for the local Echo paper were Joe Gomez in defence and Fabinho in midfield- both got a 4/10 player rating!

Liverpool ratings vs Forest 2022 Echo

LFC ratings vs Forest 2022 Echo Newspaper

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Liverpool starting lineup vs Nottingham Forest 2022- Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott start

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has chosen to start both Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott in midfield for their clash away at the City Ground against Nottingham Forest. The Reds won 1-0 against West Ham in midweek, but Darwin Nunez and Thiago Alcantara, both key players in that midweek triumph at Anfield, miss out due to injury.

Elliot Starts

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Reds move to 7th with West Ham win

Liverpool have moved to 7th in the league with their 1-0 win over West Ham last night. The Reds’ top four rivals had mixed results- Chelsea drew against Brentford and Spurs went down to United, but Newcastle won their fixture thanks to a superb goal from Miguel Almiron (well worth the watch!)

West Ham could have leapfrogged the Reds but stay at 11 points as a result of the loss, while Liverpool move from 13 to 16 points.


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LFC player ratings vs Manchester City 2022/23 season (H)

Here are the Liverpool player ratings vs Manchester City from the city’s local Echo paper following their stunning 1-0 win over Pep Guardiola’s side.

Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk had a fine game together in defence, which reflects in the duo’s 9/10 rating. Goal scorer Salah is another with a high rating. The importance of the win cannot be understated, and it’s perhaps fitting that no one got below 7 (not even Nunez, who wasted a couple of decent chances to seal the game after coming off the bench)

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Joe Gomez, Mo Salah named in Premier League Team of the Week

Defender Joe Gomez, striker Mo Salah and stand-in right back James Milner all find a spot in Garth Crooks’ team of the week following Liverpool’s 1-0 win over Manchester City over the weekend.

There was unfortunately no spot for Gomez’s centre back partner Virgil van Dijk, with Crooks picking Thiago Silva over the Dutch international.

Salah and Gomez also had high ratings in the Echo for the City game.

Premier League Team of the Week LFC City

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Liverpool player ratings vs Rangers (7-1) UCL win October 2022

Liverpool demolished Rangers 7-1 in Glasgow despite falling behind to Scott Arfield’s early goal. Mo Salah scored a second half hat trick for the Reds, with Roberto Firmino and Darwin Nunez also getting on the scoresheet.

L’Equipe had Nunez and Gomez as the worst LFC players against Rangers, with a player rating of 5 and 3 respectively. The local Echo paper however gave both of them a 7/10 rating.

Rangers 1-7 Liverpool Ratings L'Equipe

rangers 1-7 liverpool player ratings Continue reading

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Gers warm up for LFC clash with 4-0 thumping of St Mirren

Rangers warmed up for their upcoming home Champions League clash against Liverpool as they thrashed St.Mirren 4-0. The Gers and the Buddies were four points apart in the league table coming into this game, but that gap has now increased to seven as a result of the win. Fortunately for St.Mirren, Hibs didn’t take advantage of their slip up as they were beaten 1-0 by Dundee United.

Rangers stay second in the SPFL table currently, two points behind league leaders Celtic.

Gers Table

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Liverpool player ratings in 3-2 away loss against Arsenal (A)

Here is how the local Echo paper rated the Reds’ players after their 3-2 loss at the Emirates to the Gunners. Mo Salah struggled- the game was a record for his fewest touches in the opposition box since joining the Reds as Tomiyasu kept him quiet on the wing.

The paper had Luis Diaz (injured in the first half) and Darwin Nunez as LFC’s best players on the evening

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More injuries and controversial refereeing decisions as Reds go down 3-2 in London

Liverpool suffered a disappointing 3-2 defeat against leaders Arsenal over the weekend as they fell to 10th in the league table. There were question marks over two of the Gunners’ three goals, but they edged the Reds to run out 3-2 winners at the Emirates. To make matters worse for the visitors, right back Trent Alexander Arnold, centre back Joel Matip and forward Luis Diaz were all injured during the fixture, and the trio face an extended period out on the sidelines, adding to Jurgen Klopp’s woes. Continue reading

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Liverpool player ratings vs Rangers 2022 Champions League

Liverpool eased past Rangers in the Champions League in this midweek tie to put the disappointment of their 3-3 weekend draw against Brighton behind them. A new formation was tried out by Klopp in this game, and his charges ran out 2-0 winners. Of course Rangers might not be the toughest opponents on paper, but a win is a win, especially in the UCL.

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Liverpool vs Brighton 3-3 LFC player ratings (2022/23 season)

Here is a look at the player ratings for Liverpool following their 3-3 draw at home against Brighton, with Leandro Trossard adding his name to the rare list of players who had scored a Premier League hat trick against the Reds. Disappointing afternoon for right back Trent Alexander Arnold, who got a 3/10 rating from the local Echo paper.

Liverpool player ratings vs brighton 2022 echo

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Liverpool Women Player Ratings vs Chelsea Women- 2-1 win in 2022/23 WSL opener

Liverpool Women stunned Chelsea Women 2-1 in the opening round of the WSL season, and here are the LFC ladies player ratings for the game from the Echo. It was a rare defeat for Emma Hayes’ Chelsea (also the league’s defending champions), and there was a record crowd at Prenton Park present to witness the game.

All three goals in the came were from penalties- Fran Kirby scored in the 3rd minute to put Chelsea ahead, but two second half penalties from Katie Stengel allowed LFC Women to run out 2-1 winners. She also tops the player ratings here with a 9/10.

Liverpool 2-1 Chelsea Women Player Ratings 2022

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Reds face challenge to top European group

Liverpool were drawn in what many people called a “Group of Death” in this season’s Champions League, alongside Ajax, Napoli and Rangers, and given how things have gone for them in the first two rounds of the campaign, that tag seems pretty apt. A comprehensive defeat in Italy followed by a last gasp home win against the Dutch champions is an indication that the Reds may not have it all their way in Europe this season. Continue reading

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LFC player ratings vs Newcastle (2022/23 season) at Anfield

Here are the player ratings for Liverpool vs Newcastle from the city’s local Echo newspaper. Harvey Elliott the pick of the players in their eyes. Also check out Newcastle player ratings against LFC from their local paper (Chronicle)

The two fullbacks (Trent, Robertson) and skipper Henderson (all of whom were replaced in a triple substitution by Klopp in the second half) were the lowest rated LFC players on the evening

lfc player ratings vs newcastle 2022 Continue reading

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Team of the Week Round 13- Jota, Van Dijk and Robertson present

The Premier League has released their official Team of the Week for Round 13, and three Liverpool players- defenders Virgil van Dijk and Andy Robertson, and forward Diogo Jota are present in the TOTW made by the legendary Alan Shearer. The Manager of the Week is also another former Liverpool player- Steven Gerrard, who is now in charge of Aston Villa.

Robertson was the pick of the players in the LFC ratings against Southampton.

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Liverpool player ratings vs Southampton (H) November 2021- Robertson impresses

Liverpool comfortably thrashed Southampton 4-0, with Diogo Jota starring for the Reds, and here is a look at the player ratings from the local Echo paper. Andy Robertson the pick of the players in their eyes with a 9/10.

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Lfc player ratings vs saints 2021 echo

Saints, donning their yellow away kit, didn’t really trouble the Reds too much, with Alisson keeping a clean sheet.

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Saints to wear yellow away kit against Reds

The Premier League have confirmed that Southampton will be wearing their yellow away kit to Anfield this weekend when they take on the Reds.

The Reds are the only top four team in action on Saturday- Chelsea, City and West Ham all play on Sunday, and with both teams’ home strip clashing, Saints will be donning their yellow change uniform here.

Southampton to wear away kit LFC

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What next for the Reds in the transfer window?

The transfer window is always an exciting time for any football club and its fans due to there always being a huge buzz in the air as to if fans clubs will be bringing in new and exciting players or shipping out the deadwood.

For Liverpool, the next transfer window assumes even more significance given Chelsea and Man City’s resurgence this season and their key players potentially being unavailable for a key period in the upcoming African Cup of Nations. Continue reading

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LFC player ratings vs RB Leipzig (A)- Champions League Round of 16 First Leg

A much needed win and a clean sheet for Liverpool as they beat RB Leipzig in Hungary in the first leg of their UCL Round of 16 clash.

The goals for Liverpool- one from Mo Salah and the other from Sadio Mane, both came from Leipzig defensive mistakes.

Here are the Liverpool player ratings against Leipzig from the local Echo paper.

Liverpool player ratings vs Leipzig 2021 UCL Continue reading

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Liverpool Player Ratings against Leicester City (A) 2021- Reds crumble again

7 minutes of second half madness cost Liverpool at the King Power Stadium as they went down 3-1 to Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester. Liverpool had dominated the contest until that point and lead through Mo Salah’s goal midway through the second half, but then crumbled, just as they had done against Manchester City in the previous game.

Here are the player ratings for the game from the local Echo newspaper.

Leicester 3-1 LFC Player Ratings Continue reading

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LFC player ratings v Man City- Alisson shocker as City win at Anfield for first time since 2003

Liverpool suffered a humbling at the hands of Manchester City, losing 4-1 at Anfield (their third consecutive home league loss). Goalkeeper Alisson Becker had a day to forget with his errors allowing City to take control of the game, and that is reflected in the player ratings for the game from the local Echo paper.

In their eyes, Curtis Jones was the only member of the starting XI worthy of some praise. Jones got a 8/10 rating while Alisson was given just a 2/10.

LFC 1-4 City Player Ratings

Liverpool 1-4 Man City Ratings

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Liverpool first leg Champions League tie against Leipzig will be played in Budapest

The first leg of Liverpool’s Champions League Round of 16 tie will now be played at the Budapest Arena in Hungary. Covid regulations in Germany meant that Liverpool would not be allowed entry into Leipzig for their clash on February 16 and the Bundesliga outfit have now chosen the Hungarian capital as the venue for the fixture.

Liverpool’s clash isn’t the only one likely to be re-arranged with Manchester City (v Gladbach), Arsenal (v Benfica) and Chelsea (v Atleti) and Man Utd (v Sociedad) all expected to have to travel to Eastern Europe to fulfill their respective commitments.

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LFC player ratings vs West Ham 2021- Salah stars at the London Stadium

High flying West Ham were brought down to earth at the London Stadium as Mohamed Salah, the only member of Liverpool’s regular starting trio playing, scored two fine second half goals to seal a 3-1 win for the Reds.

Salah’s second goal was a delightful team one to watch, and it therefore comes as no surprise that he is the highest rated Reds starter in these player ratings from the local Echo paper.

LFC ratings v West Ham 2021

LFC ratings v WHUFC 2021

LFC ratings v West Ham United 2021

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Liverpool player ratings vs Burnley 2021- A loss after 68 home games for LFC

Liverpool stumbled to a disappointing 1-0 loss at home to Burnley, their first at home in the league at Anfield in nearly four years. The local Echo paper ran the headline “Burned out” and here were their player ratings for LFC’s players as Burnley and Sean Dyche claimed a famous win.

A historic victory for the Clarets- not so much of a historic day for the Reds though!

Joel Matip the pick of the Liverpool players in the eyes of the Echo.

Liverpool player ratings vs Burnley 2021 Echo

LFC player ratings vs Burnley 2021 Liverpool Echo

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Liverpool player ratings vs Aston Villa (Away-Cup)

The first FA Cup clash of this weekend’s round of fixtures went to Liverpool, who comfortably emerged 4-1 winners in Birmingham, with Aston Villa essentially deploying a youth team for this fixture. Sadio Mane scored a brace, and not surprisingly, was rated the best of LFC’s starting bunch. Wijnaldum and Salah also got on the scoresheet.

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Liverpool player ratings vs Villa Cup

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LFC player ratings vs Saints- Reds suffer shock loss at St.Mary’s

Liverpool suffered a rare loss as Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton stunned them at St.Mary’s on Monday night. The only goal of the game came from a former LFC player- Danny Ings, in the second minute of the game. The result means Man Utd are now top of the league.

Here is a look at the LFC player ratings for the game from the local Echo paper. They were in particular disappointed with the performance of right back Trent Alexander Arnold and thought skipper Jordan Henderson was the best of the starters.

Southampton LFC ratings

Saints LFC ratings

Saints LFC player ratings

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Reds masterclass as they demolish Eagles at Selhurst Park

Liverpool produced a stunning performance to ensure they would be top of the league come Christmas with a 7-0 demolition of Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. It was the Reds’ first away PL win by a margin of seven goals or higher, and also marked an unwanted first for Palace, who had never conceded so many at home previously in a top flight league fixture. Continue reading

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Potential opponents for LFC in Round of 16 Champions League | Possible teams Liverpool could face in 2020-21 UCL knockout

Which teams could Liverpool face in the Round of 16 (knockout stages) of the 2020/21 Champions League?

LFC could face any of these seven opponents- Borussia Monchengladbach, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, FC Porto, RB Leipzig, Lazio

These seven finished as runners up of their group. All English teams won their group and Liverpool cannot face the runner-up of their own group (Atalanta), so their Round of 16 opponents will be from one of the seven above.

Can Liverpool face Man City or Chelsea in the UCL Round of 16?

No, teams from the same association cannot face each other in the Round of 16. Also Chelsea and City both won their groups, so they are seeded (as are LFC), and a group leader can only play a group runner-up (unseeded)

LFC Group

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Fabinho and Wijnaldum named in Team of the Week

Gini Wijnaldum and Fabinho have both found places in the Premier League Team of the Week for Round 11. Wijnaldum, who scored a stunner in their 4-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers, was named in the BBC (Garth Crooks) team of the week, while Fabinho, deputising at centre back given the Reds’ long injury list, was in both the BBC and the official Premier League (Alan Shearer’s) TOTW.

The team, perhaps not surprisingly, was dominated by Tottenham Hotspur players following their 2-0 North London derby win over Arsenal.

Shearer TOTW Fabinho


Also check out LFC player ratings v Wolves.

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Jordan Henderson Rainbow Laces Campaign 2020 | Hendo tweet with LFC supporter

Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson showed his support for the Rainbow Laces campaign ahead of GW11’s round of fixtures. The campaign was appreciated by a LFC fan, who said the club had been a great supportive influence in his life when he decided to come out, and Henderson posted a supportive message on Twitter to the fan.

Henderson tweet to fan about Rainbow Laces campaign 2020/2021

Henderson Rainbow Laces Liverpool Supporter Tweet

Henderson Rainbow Laces Campaign 2020

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Liverpool player ratings vs Wolves (Home- 2020)

Liverpool produced one of their best performances of the season so far as they made light work of Wolves on Sunday evening at Anfield. Here is a look at the player ratings for the Reds players courtesy the local Echo paper. Gini Wijnaldum tops with 9- not a surprise given his performance, and several other players get a 8. No one below a 7, which pretty much sums up the fine nature of the performance.

LFC vs Wolves Player Ratings 2020 Continue reading

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Youngest ever Champions League goal scorers for Liverpool | LFC youngest UCL scorers list

Trent Alexander Arnold (19 years & 10 days) vs NK Maribor October 2017
David Ngog (19 years and 252 days) vs PSV Eindhoven December 2008
Curtis Jones (19 years & 306 days) vs Ajax Amsterdam December 2020

All of these are in the competition proper- group stages and ahead (no qualifying goals, otherwise TAA’s first UCL goal was against Hoffenheim in a qualifier)

Who is Liverpool’s youngest ever Champions League goal scorer

Liverpool’s youngest ever UCL goal scorer is Trent Alexander Arnold, who achieved it at the age of 19 years and 10 days against Slovenian outfit Maribor. Trent beat the record of David Ngog, who scored in LFC’s 3-1 win over PSV in the 2008/09 season at 19 years and 252 days.

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Steven Gerrard features in UEFA Ultimate Team of the Year

UEFA have released their ultimate Team of the Year- essentially a XI of players featuring the most number of times in their TOTY since 2000, and Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard is in the lineup. The list, as you might expect, is predominantly dominated by players plying their trade in Spain- Gerrard, Thierry Henry and Philipp Lahm are three notable exceptions.

Gerrard Ultimate Team of the Year