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22 Oct 2018 07:45:08
Alisson really is the real deal isn't he? 9 games, 6 clean sheets, get in lad! what a difference a top keeper makes.

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23 Oct 2018 14:51:28
Unreal player Salah, best keeper we've had in my lifetime. He only recently turned 26 as well.

21 Oct 2018 16:24:13
Delighted with the 3 points, I didn't get to see the first half hour of the game, but from what I saw we seemed to be very controlled. Allot tighter at the back, that would have been a game last season that we would have lost or drawn last minute or something. We clearly are not playing how we were last season, that swashbuckling game we had last season.

However we are getting points, 9 games into the season and still unbeaten. We are 10 points better off than at the same point last season without playing well at all, so if we do start to click and the front 3 getting the playing as well as they were last season then we can set this season alight.

As another poster said no team is playing amazing yet in the league, I definitely do not pay attention to the table until maybe december or so, so the fact we are top of the table at the 9th game doesn't mean much to me.

One thing that wonders me is the WC, and how long does it take the average player to recover from a summer tournament? I know every player is different so that isn't a question that can be answered. However I feel that is the main reason why the front 3 especially are not as fluid as they were last season, and especially considering that last season was a long season getting the CL final.

I think we need to not be too concerned with it really, we need to be plugging away each game, the mark of a good team is to win without playing well, and I felt yesterday that it was how we did. Considering we always seem to lose after an international break. I think we can only focus on the next game, CL back this week, I would like to see us rest a few players, but I trust in Klopp. I think there is allot more to be positive about than to be negative about though to be honest.

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21 Oct 2018 07:08:24
Folks need to understand. Yesterday almost all of the team was carrying a niggle or starting their first 90 mins of the season. Lallana, studger and shaq played first 90, milner, hendo, gini, weren't 100%. Team almost played in a conserving mode. If the final ball worked we could have had scored at least 3. It was all a bit clumsy in the final third passing. But player by player things are happening. Salah got a goal which will boost his confidence and he played well too. Shaq and studger will feel good and know that there are starts for them.

I think this will probably be the starting team against Belgrade. We definitely need to win those two Belgrade games to easily progress in the CL.
I will continue this team till Cardiff week also. Need to keep the bench playing and grinding these results. And I pray to God for no more injuries please. Can't have the best possible season in a long time be derailed by injuries.

{Ed025's Note - instead of looking for excuses why not just admit it was a bad day at the office akshit, it was a poor performance by the reds and that happens im afraid, it was not a case of niggles or injuries mate but it does show that although the first 11 are very good that maybe the depth in squad is lacking a bit, there are no easy games in the EPL and you cant just expect to steamroller teams even if they are inferior in quality..

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21 Oct 2018 13:23:35
True Ed 025,I have read things about a change in style of play, who's hurt and who's not but it all sounds like we justify a bad performance by the team. We really looked off today. I feel our next move is crucial to our season as looking at players outside our starting 11 we really don't look that assured. A bench of Miggs, Origi and Matip is going to replace the quality of Allison, Salah or VvD. Yesterday's lesson can only make us better glib for forward.

{Ed025's Note - all teams have off days OD and saturday was certainly one of those mate but you won which is the sign of a good side, injuries to the likes of VVD could turn those wins to losses though and your right about needing a stronger bench..

20 Oct 2018 19:48:52
That was worse than the Napoli game. How we got out of there with 3 points is still baffling me. So many questions? Are we missing Buvac? Are we trying to conserve energy for the long season? Why can't a players on thousands of pounds week not make a five yard pass? The list goes on. Happy with the three points none the less but our luck will run out eventually. I hope we are back playing like we all know we can before that.

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20 Oct 2018 20:02:02
I seem to recall we lost the napoli game. What happened today?

20 Oct 2018 20:06:59
Couldn't agree more with u mate fantastic to be up top with Citee but aside from the Spurs performance we have been bang average we lack pace in midfield with the 3 that started and although he was only returning from injury today I still don't rate Lalana he is too soft in the tackle and little or no end product. Thankfully Hendo's hamstring decided to tighten as the introduction of Gini brought much needed pace to the midfield feel sorry for Sturridge worked tiresly even stuck his head in in our box to help clear the lines got no service there is too much of a gap between our midfield and front when we attack because the build up is too slow. what's the most worrying is like you pointed out players on thousands of pounds a week unable to play a simple pass and put a player straight in on goal the only positive thing is that we are still winning playing badly but we can't continue to be misplacing simple passes as sooner or later it will come back to bite us on the a##e.

20 Oct 2018 21:56:36
TjRed It's the performance i am talking about. Just because we won doesn't mean the performance was better than a game we lost.

20 Oct 2018 22:16:06
Yes, it's important to criticize performance because there is something to criticize, and we have the right and ability to criticize. But some of us want to applaud the result, also. Because the right and ability to applaud is there too. So here goes. So freaking ecstatic we won the game! 😎.

20 Oct 2018 18:31:48
very sloppy so far, but keep in mind the rotation. 1-0 is fine with me. we'll be okay.

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20 Oct 2018 19:28:11
good call on the 1-0, bad for heart though.

20 Oct 2018 18:19:18
Lucky to be winning think hud far better team.

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20 Oct 2018 18:33:04
Why are we always struggling? The only one game we won hands down was against Southampton.

20 Oct 2018 18:38:36
Just think though we top of league played city spurs and chels and playing rubbish.

20 Oct 2018 18:43:07
Think have to give our opponent's credit this season they know how to contain us.

21 Oct 2018 13:26:02
Our maybe it's because our opponents have also improved.

08 Oct 2018 10:21:07
Is anybody else glad that run of games is over? I just can't watch the games against main rivals and top class teams with the same enjoyment that I will get from the Huddersfield game.

That in itself sounds ridiculous, I know. However, against the big teams my anxiety flares up, my fingernails get shorter (or toenails if I have no socks on), I sweat profusely and can't watch without a sense of dread. Even when 4-1 up against city last season, those 10 fleeting minutes of pure joy quickly get replaced by trepidation as our opponents eek out a way to find themselves back in with a chance. It's just what the best teams can do where the lesser teams, even at their best, can't put us under the same type of sustained and calculated pressure.

Granted, at no point in the run of games we have just had were we on the receiving end of a sustained barrage, and great credit goes to the coaching team and Klopp, along with the players for managing to turn us from having one of the most leaky defences to a team with one of the most steadfast.

Chelsea match's are the worst for me. Not only do we have a pretty poor record against them, but I really don't like them either, for some reason. Man Utd's are similar.

These are the games, as fans, that we should most look forward to. The games that we get to test our mettle against our biggest and best rivals are what football is all about, but I only get to truly enjoy them in retrospect.

Take Huddersfield, for example. That could read for any of the 15 other Premier League teams. Obviously, we are better than them. If they have a really good game and we have an off day it would clearly be very frustrating, but at least I will be able to watch the match from the right side of a pillow. I can watch Liverpool able to control the game, having time to employ the style they intend to and being expressive in a way they don't often get to against the bigger boys.

You could argue that I enjoy us being flat track bullies, to coin a media phrase which doesn't quite make sense, but as a fan which has never really seen that much success in my lifetime, I just want to watch us play good football. These teams allow us to play with freedom and less pressure. Maybe because we are more likely to win against these guys that I can enjoy the process. What I would say is that the games against the other top teams are the ones where the result is the only thing that matters for me. I just don't need that pressure, man. Know what I mean?

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07 Oct 2018 20:32:49
Hand on heart can anyone say that we have played well in any of our premiere league games so far yet were joint 1st and played. city. spurs. Chelsea in our first 8 games I'll definitely take that I'm sure it will all click into gear again.

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08 Oct 2018 06:38:50
Read comments from SNS saying we are rubbish and etc. In Chelsea a last minute genius goal - today a missed penalty and a draw against the top 2 contenders snatching two points off them. I'd say this is champion's luck. I wouldn't have it any other way. Let's be honest, yes we are contenders but do you think we can beat Man City to the title with this team having only spent more than them in like once in 10 years?

09 Oct 2018 19:21:26
While I agree with you about luck, you are gravely mistaken if you think spending is all it takes. It's what you do with the spending that really matters.

07 Oct 2018 19:56:41
Thought Henderson was class today.

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07 Oct 2018 20:20:03
Agreed. He gets way too much criticism in my opinion. I will admit that I was not a fan when we first signed him, but I realize where I was wrong. He is a true leader.

07 Oct 2018 21:54:15
Same here stone, when we first signed Hendo I was so against it lol I was moaning like hell about it but I'm so happy I was wrong, he's a fantastic player and brings a hell of a lot to the team. Somebody tried telling me this is because of Klopp why he's doing so well, I disagree personally I mean I do believe he's improved under Klopp and overall is the better player but he's always been good for me, since day one he's always worked hard and impressed me the majority of the time.

07 Oct 2018 21:59:27
I wasn't his biggest fan myself tbh, but over the last 18 months he has really changed my opinion.

08 Oct 2018 13:04:10
I couldn’t agree more with Salah. I think it’s too easy to assume quality is based on the cheeky step overs and movement on the ball. Hendo certainly isn’t that type of player but he’s king in the role he plays. There are very few players who turn up each week delivering the range of passes he possesses consistently.

07 Oct 2018 19:29:03
Well.

Attack. They just can't get that bounce. Everything is favouring the defenders up to now.

Midfield. Just go with a 2 and plop Shaq in at the ten. He wanted fekir do surely that was the plan. The Shaq has done nothing wrong and been immense whenever he has played.

Defence. Solid but a few cracks have reared there head the past couple of games. Think it will stay strong still.

Klopp. Wanted a squad, got a squad. Does not use the squad. Why? Burnt out Milner. Won't five fabinho any game time. Sturridge scores a few goals and is now the super sub? What about changing tactics? Bringing on pace in the Shaq.

Things can only get better or we get the results are performance are showing and it all goes down the toilet 🤣.

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07 Oct 2018 20:18:49
I do wonder if it’s time to rotate a little, like you said we have a squad. I know he’s easing in a few, but if you’re worried about them getting fatigued then rotate. Not saying for city, but if you’re not confident on winning a game with Firmino salah and Shaqiri front three say, they why buy him?

 


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