Here is a look at the player ratings for the Merseyside Derby from the Echo. The game ended in a 2-2 draw, but Liverpool will be fretting over key defender Virgil van Dijk, who appears to have suffered a serious knee injury that could keep him out till the rest of the season.
The ratings are from the local Echo newspaper. Thiago Alcantara and Sadio Mane the pick of the LFC players in their opinion.
The Premier League resumes after a two week international break, and first up is a mouth-watering Merseyside derby, perhaps the most anticipated Everton-Liverpool clash in years. Carlo Ancelotti’s Toffees are top of the table with a 100% record and are bidding to make it five league wins in a row. The last time that happened at the start of a league campaign for them was back in 1938/39, and very interestingly enough, their fifth win was against the then defending champions! Continue reading
Perhaps the type of content Liverpool fans could spend all day looking at- this exchange between Georgino Wijnaldum and Thiago Alcantara on social media site Twitter was pretty awesome. Thiago’s arrival is rumoured to potentially push Wijnaldum to the exit door, with Ronald Koeman and Barcelona said to be interested in the Dutch star.
Thiago wrote “Challenge accepted” to which Wijnaldum replied “Welcome”, and the Spaniard then replied with a “Thanks mate!”
Gini Wijnaldum and Thiago Alcantara tweets screenshot
The pick of Round 2’s list of fixtures sees Liverpool travel to London to take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Both teams won their opening day fixtures, albeit not very convincingly- Liverpool edged Leeds 4-3, while Chelsea needed a stunner from Reece James to down Brighton 3-1. Continue reading
An opening day thriller that the Reds edged despite not quite being at their best, and that is reflected in the player ratings from the local Echo newspaper. Mo Salah obviously the pick of the lot for his hat trick, but plenty of 5′ and 6’s, indicating that this was a far from comfortable win for the Reds.