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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.

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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.

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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.

LFC player ratings vs Villa 2021

Liverpool player ratings vs Villa Cup

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

FAB WIJ

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

Jordan Henderson Rainbow Laces 2020 Captain Armband

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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.

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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