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.
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.
Liverpool dominated possession, but weren’t quite able to convert it into goals as Sam Allardyce’s West Bromwich Albion came away from Anfield with an unlikely looking point.
Here is a look at the player ratings for the game from the local Echo paper.
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
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)
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.
Also check out LFC player ratings v Wolves.
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
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.
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.
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.