Author Archives: Mark Johnno

ALISSON MAKES HUGE REVELATION

Liverpool goalie, Alisson has admitted that the duo of Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez have forced him to adapt his game because both of them are “so good”.

The Brazilian goalkeeper arrived at Liverpool in the summer for a then-record transfer fee of £65 million from Italian side, Roma and has impressed in his first few months at the red half of Merseyside. Continue reading

4 Takeaways From Liverpool v Chelsea

The most anticipated match of the season thus far is now in the books, with Liverpool having salvaged a point at Stamford Bridge. Reds supporters will be breathing a sigh of relief, as a loss to Chelsea would have represented a fairly early setback, and now Liverpool remains tied with Manchester City atop the league tables. All in all, it was a terrific result. But here are four more takeaways from Saturday’s match.

1. The Equalizer Was Spectacular

This doesn’t really need to be said again for anyone who watched the match, but as it was still the main takeaway, I’m listing it. This was one of the best goals of the season so far, and may have been even more important than it was spectacular to watch. And what was really remarkable about the goal – an 89th minute strike from the red-hot Daniel Sturridge – was that he looked almost nonchalant about it. You’ll only see a handful of goals in a lifetime as effortlessly incredible as this one. Continue reading

Perfect Acca Tips

Are you looking for help picking your accumulators? There’s plenty of online tipsters out there offering acca tips but know exactly where to start and who to follow can be tricky. Being aware of what to put in an acca and what to avoid is crucial, below we outline so basic tips to get you started.

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Can Liverpool finish the job?

Going into the first leg of the Champions League tie between Liverpool and Manchester City, not many punters or pundits gave Liverpool a chance of qualifying to the semi-final stage of this season’s Champions League. Manchester City, the runaway league leaders were tipped by many online sports betting punters to win both home and away. That was not to be the case as Liverpool proved that the earlier win against Manchester City in the Premier League was not a fluke result as the team dismantled Manchester City by 3 goals to nil. The big question now however is, will Liverpool finish off the job when the teams meet at the Etihad.

Comfortable lead to take to the Etihad
When teams play in the knockout stages of the Champions League, there are two things that are particularly important, the first one is to take a healthy lead in the first leg more or if you are playing at home and the second one is to avoid conceding the away goal. Liverpool passed these two tests in the first leg winning by a 3 goal margin and avoiding to concede an away goal. Though it’s a comfortable lead, the calibre of the side Liverpool are going to meet in the second leg suggests there is still more work to be done. Continue reading

Salah is the signing of the summer

Jamie Carragher feels Mohamed Salah has been the signing of the 2017 summer transfer window following an impressive start to his Liverpool career. The Egypt international joined the Reds from AS Roma for a club-record fee in June, and he has since contributed 10 goals in just 16 appearances for the Merseyside club.

Writing in his column in The Telegraph, Carragher revealed that Salah has been the season’s standout signing after having comfortably adapted to the right-wing position. The Liverpool legend initially expected Salah to contribute around 15 goals for the campaign, but he now admits that the attacker is on course to achieve the 25-goal tally. Continue reading

Clash of the Titans

The first clash of the Premier league season between champions Chelsea and title challengers Liverpool is one to savour this November. Both clubs have made a solid start to the campaign and sit in 4th and 5th respectively with just 3 points separating the pair. The game is made even more important in the fact they are both trailing run away leaders Manchester City by other 10 points already. With this being the case neither team can afford to drop points.

Both clubs are also looking like progressing to the knock out stage of the Champions league so will have a busy schedule ahead of them in the coming months. Continue reading

WHAT CAN WE EXPECT THIS SEASON?

Jürgen Klopp’s first full season in charge may have brought the Champions League qualification that the club – and the fans – craved but the question will now be how much further can this side go?

The club has already had a very busy summer on the transfer front with a couple of big potential transfers rumbling on while the arrival of Salah from Roma has increased expectations of a successful season to come. Continue reading

Who will win the FA Cup in 2017?

The race to make it to the finals of the FA Cup 2017 has really heated up!  Gone are the days when English football was dominated by a few big teams – now, even though the playing field is not really level, there is much greater competition. The ‘smaller” teams are really challenging for the top spots.

Last year the winner of the English Premier league was Leicester City. A team that people who are not followers of the EPL might have never heard of! Continue reading

Are Liverpool Still Capable of Catching Chelsea?

Liverpool ended 2016 in style. The Reds got the better of Premier League title rivals Manchester City 1-0 at Anfield to move within six points of leaders Chelsea. The performance of the team was far from impressive, but it was the final score that was the topic of discussion and was encouraging.

The Merseyside outfit, though, have failed to maintain that momentum in January and have slipped down to fourth in the Premier League table. A 3-2 defeat to relegation candidates Swansea City at Anfield has put Jurgen Klopp’s side as many as 10 points behind leaders Chelsea. Continue reading

Klopp Brings Pressing and Belief to Anfield

Although he couldn’t engineer the win that all Liverpool fans most desperately wanted and the three points that were required to keep pace with leaders Chelsea, the game against The Old Enemy highlighted once again that Jurgen Klopp is absolutely the right man for The Reds.

Seeing Klopp engaged in a bust-up with Jose Mourinho on the touchline made the German even more popular with Liverpool fans who are no admirers of Mourinho after his tomfoolery as Chelsea manager in the Rafa Benitez years.

Although it was a disappointing result after being ahead for much of the game, a point at the home of Manchester United can be seen as a decent outcome and leaves Liverpool still on the heels of Chelsea with players returning to enhance Klopp’s options over the next few games. Continue reading