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Welcome, Liverpool FC enthusiasts, to another riveting edition of Liverpool FC Times! Join us as we delve into the spectacular 5-1 victory over West Ham, propelling Liverpool into the semi-finals of the League Cup. In this comprehensive analysis, we’ll dissect each player’s performance, from a stalwart defense to a dynamic midfield and a relentless attack, all orchestrated by the tactical brilliance of Jurgen Klopp.

1. The Defensive Wall:

Caoimhin Kelleher (Goalkeeper – 7/10): Facing a challenging strike from Jared Bowen, Kelleher showcased stability between the posts, making commendable saves and earning a solid 7 out of 10.

Joe Gomez (Center-back/Right-back – 7/10): Deployed both at center-back and right-back, Joe Gomez displayed versatility and adaptability, earning a solid 7 out of 10.

Jarell Quanza (Center-back – 7/10): Jarell Quanza’s passing brilliance and defensive skills are indicative of a rising star in the making, securing a score of 7 out of 10.

Virgil Van Dijk (Center-back – 8/10): While missing a goal-scoring opportunity, Van Dijk’s defensive mastery was on full display, earning a solid 8 out of 10.

2. Midfield Dynamo:

Curtis Jones (Midfielder – 10/10): Curtis Jones stole the spotlight with a perfect 10 out of 10. His energetic performance set the tone for a midfield masterclass.

Wataru Endo (Midfielder – 8/10): Known as Endo, Wataru Endo controlled the midfield with finesse and facilitated quick transitions, earning a commendable 8 out of 10.

Dominik Szoboszlai (Midfielder – 9/10): Dominik Szoboszlai’s rocket of a goal and energetic play earned him a well-deserved 9 out of 10, showcasing his attacking prowess.

3. Attacking Brilliance:

Harvey Elliott (Winger – 8/10): Filling in for Salah on the right wing, Harvey Elliott impressed with versatility, efficient possession play, and earned an 8 out of 10.

Darwin Nunez (Forward – 7/10): Despite not finding the net, Darwin Nunez displayed promise on the left, creating opportunities and earning a solid 7 out of 10.

Cody Gakpo (Winger – 7/10): Cody Gakpo’s well-taken goal and overall decent performance earned him a 7 out of 10, showcasing his contribution to the attack.

4. Substitutes:

Mohamed Salah (Substitute Forward – 7/10): Salah’s remarkable goal showcased brilliance, but moments of misplaced passes led to a mixed bag, earning a fair 7 out of 10.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (Substitute Right-back/Midfielder – 7/10): Trent’s instrumental role in Salah’s goal highlighted his midfield potential, earning him a score of 7 out of 10.

5. Substitutes’ Impact and Klopp’s Brilliance (8/10):

Substitutes, including Ibrahima Konate, Connor Bradley, and Lucho, had varying impacts on the game. Klopp’s tactical acumen shone through, making timely substitutions and earning him a well-deserved 8 out of 10.


In conclusion, this resounding victory showcased Liverpool’s depth, resilience, and attacking prowess. The defensive solidity, midfield control, and attacking flair have set the stage for an exciting League Cup semi-final against Fulham. As fans, let’s relish this moment and eagerly anticipate more thrilling performances from our beloved Reds. You’ll Never Walk Alone!

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YNWA (You’ll Never Walk Alone)!
The Liverpool FC Times Team

By Dr Jojo

Content writer for Liverpool FC Times

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