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05 Jan 2020 18:33:02
Some thoughts on the game:

Minamino looks good technically. Good feet and intelligent. Maybe didn't get on the ball enough, but I think that was partly because he was trying to play the "Firmino role" without Salah and Mane to open up the space around him. Plus it was his debut. There's definitely plenty of ability there.

None of the kids let themselves down, but Williams and Jones stood out. Jones is genuine quality and we need to make sure we have a solid plan for his development and integration into the first team over the next 12-18 months.

I can see why Chirivella's never quite broken though. He's really good with the ball, but he only put in one tackle all game. It was an important tackle, tbf, but a player in his position needs to put the boot in more. That being said if we couldn't use Hendo or Fabinho in a game, either because of injury or needing to rest them, I'd turn to Chirivella before putting Lallana or Wijnaldum out of position.

Dear God, Everton have problems. Walcott was their only threat and he just gave up after about 30 minutes. Spent the entire second half in Larouci's pocket. I don't know how Richarlison (who could end up costing more than any forward Liverpool have if all his add-ons are triggered) has scored 9 goals this season, he was absolutely rubbish. Calvert-Lewin was able to beat a inexperienced defender in the air and that's about all he had in his locker today. Kean got one touch when he came on - the sooner he gets back to Italy the better before his career is ruined. Their midfield spent the second half chasing ours around ineffectively. I missed the first 2 minutes, didn't see the team sheets and genuinely didn't realise Schneiderlin started the game. Ancelotti said he can get Everton into the Champions League. Not a chance. Klopp would struggle to turn that lot around. That squad needs to be gutted. And Everton's owners have already spent big on it.

{Ed001's Note - why would Chirivella need to make more tackles? Everton would have needed to have the ball in midfield, rather than just hoofing it aimlessly upfield, for him to need to make a tackle mate. I think you are being harsh.}

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05 Jan 2020 18:50:38
Actually thought Chirivella was excellent, and the only reason people aren't heaping praise on him like the other kids is because it's generally accepted he has no future at the club.

05 Jan 2020 19:01:56
I think Chirevella might of just got a few bigger clubs looking at him then those he was previously linked with. Very composed performance.

05 Jan 2020 19:08:42
Everton were very decent in first half. But they didn't score major thanks to adrian and some poor finishing.
And that's the character of no confidence club. The shoulders dropped and players were shot in legs. They didn't run at all. And that's what Ancelotti has on his plate. This ain't a chelsea side which will win fa cup and stuff what he was gawding to. This is an underperforming no confidence Everton team full of players with no cause.
And truth be told that's not carlo's forte. He cannot forge players and make teams.
On the other hand liverpool boss said no reverse fixture game. Team responded the best possible way.

05 Jan 2020 19:24:23
Okay, I likely underestimated the extent to which Everton deprived him of the opportunity to make tackles in the second half, but I thought there were occasions in the first half where Fabinho or Hendo would've gone in and Chirivella stood off.

I can only say what I see. Not saying he's a bad player, but he's just missing a small piece to make him first team material.

05 Jan 2020 19:41:28
I think he could have a big future with just about any Premier league club. Unfortunately for him he plays for the world's best team in one of the best midfield around. Did well today
If Curtis Jones doesn't make it as a Liverpool senior ill eat my scarf. What a player.
And I also think the worry about cover for the wing backs is not a problem. Williams on the right was class and larouci looks intelligent and powerful, maybe needs a bit more confidence. But at rb we are sorted.

And another massive bonus. Another stella performance from Joe gomez. He was good before but 2 seasons playing with van djike has made him one of the top 5 cbs in the league. I wouldn't swap him for maguire, Luiz and zouma!

05 Jan 2020 20:01:09
Harsh on chirrevella thought he was of the best players on the pitch personally.

05 Jan 2020 20:39:21
Chirivella was excellent today, along with the rest of the team. Although he isn't exactly a kid anymore, for the youth we should really just be promoting the things they are doing well.

05 Jan 2020 21:12:10
Chiravella was absolutely brilliant. I've seen him make a few appearances for us before and I've always been less than impressed. But, for me, he came of age today, and showed exactly why we've kept hold of him.

People mature at different times in their life. He's going to be one hell of a midfielder, albeit showing it later then most people do.

05 Jan 2020 18:55:11
Chirivella played super very brave and clever on the ball

Now I know we have another match so if we loan all the kids out we need to play our first teamers will this impact our plans to loan

(I know it's only one game but important to have options)

05 Jan 2020 19:05:44
His passing was shocking.

05 Jan 2020 21:34:42
Agreed, I hope we keep him.

05 Jan 2020 23:13:05
Chirivella is one cool customer in possession. His decision-making is excellent and seems to have great awareness to know what is around him and what to do with the ball. All those qualities were on show today and he was brilliant.

06 Jan 2020 06:30:36
Don't get why he has to make a number of tackles to justify having a good game. Played against Gilfy and Morgan who between them have graced Man U and Spurs upon a time. He has something to offer but like most of the kids he probably has no future at Liverpool fc.







 

 

 
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