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Sadio Mane volley v Spartak nominated for Goal of the Week

Sadio Mane’s superb volley goal against Spartak Moscow has been nominated for the Champions League Goal of the week. The fantastic goal, the fourth in Liverpool’s 7-0 demolition of their Russian opponents at Anfield, was Mane’s first of the game (he ended up bagging a brace) and came in the 47th minute.

Absolutely fantastic tekkers for the volley- check it out below.

Philippe Coutinho, who bagged a hat trick, has been nominated for Player of the Week Continue reading

Liverpool beat Spartak 7-0, qualify for knockout stages

A scintillating attacking performance from Liverpool saw them demolish Spartak Moscow 7-0 at Anfield and seal their passage into the Round of 16 as group winners.

Philippe Coutinho scored his first ever LFC hat trick, with Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah also on the scoresheet as the Reds qualified top of Group E. For Spartak, it was an evening to forget, much like their last trip to Anfield back in 2002, when they had lost 5-0.

The result also means 5 of the 16 teams in the knockout stages will be English (effectively one third). Four English teams finished as winners of their respective groups, with the solitary exception behind Chelsea, who qualified as runners up in their group behind Roma.

Liverpool’s potential Round of 16 opponents are therefore Basel, Real Madrid, Shakhtar, Bayern, Juventus or Porto (they can’t get Chelsea because teams from the same country cannot meet in the Round of 16) Continue reading

Klopp among nominees for November 2017 Manager of the Month | Salah for POTM

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is in the six man shortlist for Manager of the Month for November, 2017. The other nominees are Dyche, Conte, Guardiola, Mourinho and Wenger.

While we’d obviously like Jurgen to get this award, realistically speaking, the award is likely to go to one of Pep Guardiola or Sean Dyche. Continue reading

Throwback- Liverpool vs Spartak Moscow 5-0 Video Highlights 2002 Champions League

Ahead of Spartak Moscow’s visit to Anfield tonight, let’s look at the last time Liverpool faced the Russian outfit at home. That game was back in the 2002/03 Champions League season, and the Reds won 5-0 thanks to a brace from Emile Heskey, who scored the first and last goals of the game.

The other scorers that evening were Bruno Cheyrou, Sami Hyypia and Salif Diago

40,812 were in attendance that evening (October 2, 2002) to watch Liverpool demolish Spartak Continue reading

Mo Salah named November PFA Player of the Month 2017

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has become the first Egyptian player to win the PFA Player of the Month Award after finishing first in a vote for November 2017.

Salah claimed 54% of the vote, ahead of Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and Man Utd’s Ashley Young.

Man City’s Kevin de Bruyne, Watford’s Richarlison and Stoke’s Xherdan Shaqiri were the other three players in the six man shortlist.

Salah found the back of the net 7 times in four Premier League games in November.