Preview | December 6
Sheffield United come into the match desperate for points after 3 losses in their last 5. Sheffield United may have their work cut out keeping a clean sheet in this fixture. So far this season, opponents have averaged more than 2.18 xG per match against them. They may be reliant on James Mcatee defensively. He's made the most tackles for Sheffield United with 20 (15th in the EPL).
Liverpool arrive in the midst of a stellar stretch and are unbeaten in their last 7 games. They have been formidable going forward this season and their average xG (expected goals) of 1.98 is the 2nd highest in the league. Mohamed Salah will be leaned on for creativity. He has been a top playmaker, recording 33 passes into the box over the season (12th in the EPL). One stat to note, key aggressor Alexis Mac Allister will be looking to improve after recording just 1.0 tackles per match in his last 5.
Sheffield United-Liverpool Prediction: 0-3
It's hard to see anything other than three points for Liverpool on the road here. Their strength in attack and in defence should be plenty.
Did you know? In 2021 Liverpool visited Sheffield United and won 2-0. That stands as the most goals the Blades have conceded at home to the Reds in the history of this matchup in the Premier League.
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Report | December 3
4 - 3
|Bernd Leno 20 [OG]||Harry Wilson 24|
|Alexis Mac Allister 38||Kenny Tete 45|
|Wataru Endō 87||Bobby Reid 80|
|Trent Alexander-Arnold 88|
|12||Shots on Target||5|
Bernd Leno began the scoring by turning the ball into his own net, digging his team into a hole against Liverpool in the 20th minute. After the first, Liverpool proceeded to add on 3 more goals. Fulham nearly kept up in this high-scoring affair, scoring 3 of their own, but it wasn't enough as Liverpool narrowly took the win in this exciting match.
Virgil van Dijk was one step ahead all game, recording 4 interceptions. For Fulham, Tim Ream seemed off the pace defensively, committing 4 fouls in a frustrating game. The Reds' range of passing won them the day in the end, completing 239 more passes than the Cottagers.
Liverpool get back in the win column. Meanwhile, Fulham's mixed form continues.
|Trent Alexander-Arnold||Antonee Robinson|
|Scored 1 goal||13 interceptions (1st in the Premier League)|
|1 corner won||Assisted 1 goal|
Both squads play next on Wednesday, December 6th. Liverpool will fancy their chances against Sheffield United, while Fulham meet Forest at Craven Cottage. Can the Reds win again? Will the Cottagers improve their form?
Report | November 25
1 - 1
|Erling Haaland 27||Trent Alexander-Arnold 80|
|5||Shots on Target||3|
Erling Haaland put Man City 1-0 up in the 27th minute after a set up by Nathan Aké, but failed to put Liverpool away after that. They got their reward for staying in the game, when Trent Alexander-Arnold responded to draw them level at the 80th, and that's how it finished.
Trent Alexander-Arnold was relentless, leading the team in crosses. For Man City, Julián Álvarez had a field day, registering 11 crosses. City can take confidence from their superior passing game, completing 601 passes compared to the Reds' 404.
Back-to-back draws for Man City. Meanwhile, Liverpool continue their string of mixed results.
|Erling Haaland||Trent Alexander-Arnold|
|Scored 1 goal||3 corners won|
|1 corner won||Scored 1 goal|
Both squads play next on Sunday, December 3rd. Man City have a crucial game against Tottenham, while Liverpool entertain a Fulham side desperate for points at the foot of the table. Can City make it three consecutive draws? Will the Reds improve their form?
Report | November 12
3 - 0
|Mohamed Salah 39, 62|
|Diogo Jota 74|
|10||Shots on Target||3|
Mohamed Salah got Liverpool off to a flyer in the 39th minute. He added another to put Liverpool 2-0 up after 62nd minutes. Diogo Jota put the finishing touches on the result with a third in the 74th minute to secure a comfortable win for Liverpool over Brentford.
Kostas Tsimikas had a field day, registering 10 crosses. The Reds had the edge in the passing game, completing 501 passes compared to the Bees' 344.
Things look to be on the up for Liverpool as they come away with all three points. Meanwhile, Brentford get a shock to their system as they taste defeat for the first time in a while.
|Mohamed Salah||Kostas Tsimikas|
|Scored 2 goals||Earned a clean sheet|
|Drew 1 foul (2nd on their team)||Assisted 2 goals|
Both squads play next on Saturday, November 25th. Liverpool prepare for a bottom-of-the-table scrap against fellow strugglers Man City, while Brentford meet Arsenal at Gtech Community Stadium. Can the Reds win again? Will the Bees put this disappointment behind them?
Report | November 5
1 - 1
|Tahith Chong 80||Luis Díaz 90|
|5||Shots on Target||6|
The match was goalless for all the first half and much of the second, until Tahith Chong scored for Luton in the 80th minute after being found by Issa Kaboré. Liverpool's Luis Díaz responded with a late equalizer in the 95th minute, and nobody could find a last-minute winner.
Teden Mengi was one step ahead all game, recording 3 interceptions. For Liverpool, Trent Alexander-Arnold was relentless, getting 9 crosses into the opposition box. Both teams showed flashes in the passing game. Luton had 235 completed passes while Liverpool completed 659 passes.
Luton's unpredictable form continues. Meanwhile, Liverpool's run of wins comes to an end.
|Tahith Chong||Darwin Núñez|
|Drew 4 fouls (17th in the Premier League)||9 shots (1st in the Premier League)|
|Scored 1 goal||3 shots on target (15th in the Premier League)|
Next up, Luton meet Man United at Old Trafford on Saturday, November 11th. While Liverpool take on Brentford at Anfield on Sunday, November 12th. Can the Hatters do better next time? Will the Reds continue to pick up points?
Report | October 29
3 - 0
|Diogo Jota 31|
|Darwin Núñez 35|
|Mohamed Salah 77|
|8||Shots on Target||1|
Diogo Jota opened the score for Liverpool in the 31st minute. Darwin Núñez extended the lead for the Reds in the 35th minute, and Mohamed Salah put on the finishing touches with a third goal in the 77th minute to get them the win.
Dominik Szoboszlai had a field day, registering 10 crosses. Dominik Szoboszlai kept the ball nicely with a pass completion rate of 93%. Play was dominated by the Reds, who completed a huge 457 more passes than the Tricky Trees.
Liverpool make it two wins in two. Meanwhile, Forest just can't seem to catch a break.
|Dominik Szoboszlai||Darwin Núñez|
|Assisted 2 goals||3 shots on target (14th in the Premier League)|
|10 crosses (21st in the Premier League)||Scored 1 goal|
Both squads play next on Sunday, November 5th. Liverpool take on a Luton side struggling for points, while Forest face Villa in a David vs Goliath clash. Can the Reds make it three wins in a row? Will the Tricky Trees put this disappointment behind them?
Nickname: The Reds
Stadium: Anfield (Capacity 54,000)
Manager: Jurgen Klopp (GER)
Last Season: 5th
Liverpool fans will be expecting a vast improvement on last season’s poor campaign, and should be optimistic about their prospects going into this one. An influx of new faces in midfield, an evolved formation and a clear-out of ageing players should mean that Liverpool are at least competing for Champions League places again this year, if not the Premier League title.
One of the few positives Reds fans can take from last season was Trent’s transition into his new, hybrid role. Drifting into midfield gives Trent more opportunity to use his exquisite distribution skills in other areas of the pitch, rather than endlessly crossing the ball in from the right hand-side. Couple Trent’s new role with the array of attacking talent Liverpool have at their disposal, and you’ve got a nightmare to defend against.
Liverpool lacked creativity and goals from midfield last season, and Dominic Szoboszlai brings both. A supremely talented player, Szoboszlai is capable of beating players one on one, picking an inch-perfect pass and scoring a screamer from distance. He’s also just as comfortable out on the wing as he is in midfield, and as such will bring a versatile attacking element to Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Liverpool travel to Stamford Bridge for their first match of the campaign, and will be faced with a Chelsea side who’ll be similarly desperate to improve on last season’s returns.
It’s hard to imagine anyone beating Pep Guardiola’s monstrous Man City side for the title. Liverpool, however, have a point to prove this season, and with a refreshed, reinvigorated midfield and Jurgen Klopp at the helm, you can expect to see the Reds back in the Champions League very soon.
Will the Reds get back into the Champions League this season?
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Did you know? In 1984, Liverpool became the first English team to win three trophies in a single season.
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