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.
Liverpool booked their spot in the Round of 16 with a hard fought win over 2019 semi-finalists Ajax at Anfield. A second half goal from youngster Curtis Jones, set up by fellow teenager Neco Williams, gave Jurgen Klopp’s side a 1-0 victory. Continue reading
Liverpool were simply brilliant in the manner they brushed aside Leicester at Anfield last night, and here is how the local paper (the Echo) rated the Reds’ players.
The trio mentioned above were the pick of the players, as can be seen below.
Injury-hit Liverpool sent a statement of intent to the rest of the Premier League as they demolished Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester 3-0 at Anfield. The Foxes could’ve gone top of the table with a win on Sunday evening, but Liverpool’s triumph sees them go joint top with Tottenham Hotspur.
Liverpool played their first UCL game of the season against Ajax on Wednesday evening, and Jurgen Klopp fielded a squad missing Virgil van Dijk and several key midfielders, with young Curtis Jones being given a start.
Just as he had done against Chelsea, Fabinho was hugely impressive filling in at centre-back. He played alongside VVD against the Blues, but partnered Joe Gomez here against the Dutch giants and was key to the Reds and goalkeeper Adrian keeping a much needed clean sheet.
Nicolas Tagliafico’s unwitting own goal gave the Reds a 1-0 win in the Dutch capital.
Player ratings for Liverpool players against Ajax from the local Echo paper