28 Jul 2016 07:09:49
First pre-season loss. Did anyone watch the game? How did we play? What was our line up?

1.) 28 Jul 2016
28 Jul 2016 07:18:05
Both teams played decent to bad. Chelsea created more chances in the first half. Liverpool made a lot of subs after 65 mins and after fabregas was sent off we had most off the possesion but created nothing. Regret that i went up so early on my vacay.

2.) 28 Jul 2016
28 Jul 2016 07:28:19
We played fine. Apart from that one set piece through which we conceded. Plenty of possession and some good link up play between firmino, mane and coutinho. Everyone was solid if not spectacular. Definitely missed a finisher up front. Was quite impressed by grujic and Stewart. Both were neat and tidy in the middle of the park against the likes of matic, willian and fabregas.

3.) 28 Jul 2016
28 Jul 2016 07:30:41
As a cfc fan you played alright even game really.

4.) 28 Jul 2016
28 Jul 2016 07:35:10
Not a great game of football even though it got firey at times. We gave away a soft goal again from a set piece which is worrying for the season ahead. We had 70% possession and could not break Chelsea down (they played very defensive) We had a Firmino goal disallowed for offside (Marginal) . Ejaria looks a real talent. Grujic (clash of heads) and Lovern went off injured. Fabergas got sent off for a stud showing tackle. TEAM:Karius, Randall, Lovern, Klavan, Moreno, Stewart, Ejaria, Grujic, Mane, Countinho and Firmino.

5.) 28 Jul 2016
28 Jul 2016 07:39:26
Decent run-out from either side, was impressed most by Aina and Grujic respectively. Referee was poor for both sides- all too often cards were shown uneccessarily. Did struggle to break us down though.

6.) 28 Jul 2016
28 Jul 2016 07:41:31
Yup. Karius, Randall, Lovren, Klavan, Moreno, Stewart, Grujic, Ejaria, Coutinho, Mane, Firmino. 4-3-3

They played okay. Moreno set the tone for a game filled with fouls with a ridiculous unnecessary lunge after two minutes. I really hope we buy a top-class left-back. It took a while for our youngsters to get to grips with the game against a very experienced Chelsea lineup. Once they did, Liverpool dominated possession but couldn't break down a stubborn Chelsea defense despite some slick passing moves. Mane looked our most creative player until Coutinho woke up after about half an hour. Chelsea's goal was from a corner when Grujic failed to attack the ball and Cahill got the jump on him. Let's hope we sort that crap out sharpish!

Ejaria showed a few nice touches and Firmino had a goal disallowed. Our defense looked ok (except Moreno the Muppet) although Chelsea didn't put them under sustained pressure at any point. The substitutions in the second half did more to blunt our momentum than inspire us and after Fabregas was deservedly sent off, Chelsea parked the bus and we couldn't get good enough penetration with a whistle-happy referee disrupting the game's flow every 5 seconds.

Chelsea fans have a nice season of negative Italian tactics and 1-0 wins to look forward to. Liverpool will get a lot better. But, we really need a left-back with half a brain. I wouldn't mind at all if Klopp actually decided to go big and spend whatever we have to in order to get the best possible one we can get. I think it could be the final piece to a pretty decent puzzle he's putting together.

7.) 28 Jul 2016
28 Jul 2016 07:41:00
Granted it was a trial game, but I don't think we played all that great to be honest. Glimpses of class in there but a fair few sloppy and poor decisions. Rash challenges (moreno klavan and lovren all culprits) with some sloppy play in the forwards, however it's just a trial game and no one was too badly injured/ if at all (depending on grujic) and that's all we can hope for.

8.) 28 Jul 2016
28 Jul 2016 08:20:51
It was boring. Chelsea were very organized defensively and played with two banks of four behind the ball most of the game. We hardly threatened at all and had one shot on target as I recall. Chelsea had a couple of decent breaks forward, but didn't do much otherwise. Hopefully games in the league will be better.

9.) 28 Jul 2016
28 Jul 2016 08:46:42
Games in the league against Chelsea (and probably Man United) won't be any better. I'm looking forward to the Arsenal, Man City and Spurs games for open play and goals goals goals. :)

10.) 28 Jul 2016
28 Jul 2016 08:51:09
Watched the 2nd half. Our quality is average and that was visible and was there to see.

Chelsea under Konte will play on the counter and were very well organized defensively with 2 lines of 4's when he had possession most of the times.

We could not do anything with so much possession and even after they being one man down. Looks like another long season of .

Not jumping the gun, just my initial thoughts .


11.) 28 Jul 2016
28 Jul 2016 09:34:25
Can't judge our quality on one pre-season friendly against a bus.

12.) 28 Jul 2016
28 Jul 2016 09:56:36
Completely and utterly pole-vaulting the gun imo.

13.) 28 Jul 2016
28 Jul 2016 10:08:59
Chelsea will be very, very difficult to beat this season. Potential champions.

LFC? Too many changes to make too many judgements about the LFC team performance. Many of them looked like they had never played together before.

Obviously we lacked a cutting edge in final third. Two thirds of the possession and managed three shots on goal. Need Sturridge fit this season to have a shot (unless we buy another striker)

Karius could have come out for the corner. Otherwise looks comfortable in his position.

Wisdom looks clearly out of his depth.

14.) 28 Jul 2016
28 Jul 2016 12:46:59
Can't judge our quality when our 2 most exciting forwards haven't been played yet. Most of the other internationals are only back toon and only got their first game time. It takes a a few weeks for touch and sharpness to return. Sturridge, Origi, Wijnaldum, Can, Clyne not even played yet.

15.) 28 Jul 2016
28 Jul 2016 12:51:31
Was just going to add Ojo looked bright again. Though he is just back from England duty so not surprised hos touch was up to scratch as soon as he came on. Compared to the senior lads just back.