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28 Apr 2022 09:39:47
Few reports flying about regarding klopp being open to signing a new deal and fsg wanting to sign him on.

Hope it's true, will take the spotlight of the salah contract situation for sure.

I know which contract I'd rather offer.

Ashy

 

 

31 Jan 2022 23:16:44
So is the carvalho deal off then?

Ashy

{Ed0666's Note - yes unfortunately no time to finalize everything


1.) 31 Jan 2022 23:29:18
Edds just copying sky sports news pretending they have inside info as usual. Caught out again.

{Ed0666's Note - You really are scumbag. Eds 002 is the one with inside info and he wasn’t around today. I was on the BBC website which is a globally recognized outlet for legit information and they reported it was done and then retracted it. Did they pretend to have inside info?


2.) 01 Feb 2022 03:24:11
Ed0666
I just want to say you all are appreciated. Don't let the Karen's ruin it for you.
Once again to all Ed's thanks for everything. Been reading and interacting on this site daily for years.
Cheers
Matt in FL.


3.) 01 Feb 2022 08:29:25
i want to agree, all you Ed's are fully appreciated and we are grateful for all the work you put in, don't listen to the knobheads.


 

 

01 May 2019 14:58:49
A lot of reports saying firmino failed a fitness test so won’t be starting tonight. Anyone heard different?

Ashy

1.) 01 May 2019 18:55:35
Confirmed Liverpool team for tonight :

Alisson, Gomez, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Milner, Wijnaldum, Keita, Mane, Salah.

Subs: Mignolet, Lovren, Firmino, Henderson, Shaqiri, Origi, Alexander-Arnold.

Come on you mighty Reds!


2.) 01 May 2019 19:00:14
I think we are doubling up on Messi with that team.


3.) 01 May 2019 19:14:23
Maybe 532 with Milner wing back also Robertson on other side, with fab Gini an naby behind Salah, mane . I am suddenly shxtting my pants!


4.) 01 May 2019 19:25:18
Diamond.


5.) 01 May 2019 22:25:51
Inexplicable selection and why the oh so late substitution of Bobby when the game has gone away from you?


6.) 01 May 2019 22:41:12
I think it shows our weakness by not having a quality forward to bring on. Origi isn't it. my mate was screaming for them to have a defender on the post for Messi's free kick.


7.) 01 May 2019 22:44:57
Just reading, and listening around, everyone’s saying the same.
Jurgen Klopp and heavy metal football. But why then did he go acoustic on us for a CL semi final?


8.) 01 May 2019 22:50:09
Acoustic? He went full on folk music meets nursery rhyme.


9.) 02 May 2019 06:38:07
The usual level of support after a defeat i see, thank God we don't lose many under Klopp.


10.) 02 May 2019 07:45:48
The match stats suggest we bossed this game, well all the unimportant ones do anyway.

{Ed025's Note - the most important one was goals scored johnny..


11.) 02 May 2019 10:27:24
What are we supposed to say? We agree with Klopp’s selection and tactics?
We played an away CL semi final with no striker up front.
You have to score in your away leg, everyone knows that, but we took out TAA (half of our width supply) and had no striker.
It was narrow and negative and as soon as Barcelona saw that line-up they were pumped up and took full advantage.


12.) 02 May 2019 13:17:53
I completely agree Ron, Trent whipping one in back post and mane leaping like a salmon we’d have a few. Gomez ain’t a full back.


13.) 02 May 2019 15:04:33
Out played Barcelona the Spanish champions in their back garden and all I can see is complaining. Liverpool as a team are exceptional however we don't have a top goal scorer an Aguero or a Suarez. We miss as many chances as we score. We lost 3-0 to a side that really only had 1 chance got 3 lucky deflections for the 2nd and a deflection on what was an unstoppable free kick. Mane missed a sitter Milner missed a sitter firmino had a shot cleared off the line and Salah missed an open goal. If it was 3-3 you'd be talking different. It's not though it's 3-0 sometimes you don't get the rub of the green however it's one cl final and one semi in two years and we look like a proper team. Also Trent is great in attack but he's terrible at defending always gets found out. Klopp always goes with Gomez against good teams. Liverpool need a proper striker in the summer.


14.) 02 May 2019 17:23:44
Negative? Did you even watch the game? We had more of the ball and more shots than our opponents. Their goalkeeper pulled off a couple of great saves and Salah missed a wide open goal. You can say many things about that performance but negative isn't one of them.


15.) 02 May 2019 17:50:17
barcelona's world class players finished, and our slightly less (well, much less than messi) talented world class players didn't. messi has been a difference maker like this for over a decade now. it would have been very difficult to win that game under most circumstances with him in the lineup, on their home turf, and without any of the pseudo pressure to catch up on any aggregate goals. not being able to even score one or two though? that will end up being why we won't go on to the CL final. criticize the lineup/ formation all you want, but we had our chances and we just didn't finish.


16.) 02 May 2019 18:27:40
What got me yesterday was that Klopp changed the team, and in doing so weakened our attacking threat, because it was Barcelona that we were playing.
He played the man, not the ball, so to speak and tried to be overly-clever.
Gini is not, and never will be, a false 9. He barely affected the game at all, and quite often got in the way or made the same runs as the other front two.
I’ve always backed Wijnaldum on these pages but he was dealt a poor hand by Jurgen last night.
If Firmino was not fit, play Oriigi wide or through the middle and, at the very least we’d have had an aerial threat?
Other than that, we had our first choice, season-starting back four available for selection last night. The one that went unbeaten almost to Xmas.
Ok Trent can be got at when he’s at RB, but how many assists has he got this season?
When we had to score an away goal.

Very very disappointed last night. Klopp tinkering when we could have had our first choice team out. 1/ 3 of our chief attacking threat wasted, 1/ 2 of our chief assists from FB wasted.
And then doesn’t react until it’s far too late.
Poor poor, in my view, and so disappointed in what transpired yesterday.


17.) 03 May 2019 17:26:16
Can anyone remember a time where Gomez has played full back against a big team and we won? Can’t think of any. Stifles the attack on his side, every time he got to the byline he let a Barcelona player tackle him for a throw or corner. I think Trent would of managed with Milner in front of him.

In the summer we need to buy a serious striker and sell Origi, Sturridge and Shaqiri. They’ll all in the squad to replace an attacker if injured, if Klopp doesn’t trust them then just buy one serious striker and make him compete with the others. If the front three don’t like it, tough they’re not good enough to win the champions league or prem alone. City can have elite players on the bench in Mahrez and sane, why can’t we? We have the money and ambition so not sure what’s holding us back. That’s the next step for us to become a team that wins instead of a team that competes.


18.) 03 May 2019 19:01:37
Uglyben2019, if only Liverpool had a top goal scorer who has scored more goals than both Suarez and Aguero over the last 2 seasons. Oh, I don’t know, someone like Mo Salah perhaps?


19.) 04 May 2019 06:56:01
if we play the home leg with strongest line-up and just play it like a premiership match anything could happen.

we can put a hat full in past any team on our day. we may as well have a real go at them and lose on aggragate 6 -0 than sit back and worry about an away goal.


20.) 07 May 2019 16:09:23
lol Salah a top goal scorer he needs 10 chances to score 1 he plays in a brilliant team with some good players but he's no finisher hence he hit the post. His stats show that the team and the manager are doing a great job. If klopp can add a top finisher or if Brewster is as good as the rumours suggest then you klopp can play Salah and mane as the wingers they are and firmino behind the striker creating as he does. The teams brilliant but they could use a striker with an eye for goal. Fantastic to be in a title race and to be competitive in Europe. Add some good young talent to step in for injuries and cup games would be cool.


 

 

26 Apr 2019 18:11:55
Hearing horrible rumours that firmino is out for the season. Hope to god it’s not true but he’s not in the squad for tonight.

Ashy

1.) 26 Apr 2019 19:02:03
Hopefully he just being rested but I believe even though he is important in the way we play we can cope without him for a handful of games.


2.) 26 Apr 2019 19:08:38
“We assess it obviously. It’s not a big thing but was enough to leave him out today, that’s all. ” (Klopp)


3.) 26 Apr 2019 19:12:24
KLOPP ON THE TEAM

ON FIRMINO: "Yesterday after training he mentioned a little muscle injury. It’s not a big thing but enough to leave him out today. "


4.) 26 Apr 2019 19:22:18
Relax, Liverpool fans. It sounds like striker Roberto Firmino should be fit in time to face Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday.

"Yesterday after training he mentioned a little muscle issue, ” Klopp told Sky Sports.

“We assess it obviously. It’s not a big thing but it was enough to leave him out today, that’s all. ”.


5.) 26 Apr 2019 22:20:28
a handful of games? there's only a handful of games left lol.


6.) 26 Apr 2019 23:21:15
It’s not that serious, think he’ll be fit for Wednesday.


7.) 27 Apr 2019 08:24:36
Klopp on RF - “Bobby trained completely normal. It was not high intensity. We had to work on set-pieces a little bit and a couple of things. “I didn’t see [the injury] in training. It happened after the last situation in training, he felt a muscle a little bit. The official diagnosis is that he has a small tear in a very small muscle. Apart from the word ‘tear’ everything is positive. It’s Bobby, so he might be ready for Wednesday but we don’t know obviously at the moment. But because it’s him, it’s rather likely than not. We will see. "


8.) 27 Apr 2019 09:18:22
Twitter for twits.


9.) 27 Apr 2019 12:14:10
Instagram photo showed strapping on his thigh. Cannot be that insignificant.


10.) 27 Apr 2019 13:02:03
In the words of ChuckD. Don’t believe the hype.


11.) 27 Apr 2019 14:00:09
Didn’t realise this was posted I checked and couldn’t see it.
The rumour didn’t come from Twitter it came from an ex players son. All the same glad to hear it’s not serious.


12.) 27 Apr 2019 15:31:30
Faith - I think that's what he meant lol.


 

 

12 Dec 2018 20:11:43
Evening Ed’s,

Are there any plans to bring in another left back to cover Robertson? Moreno can’t be here for much longer surely, and he isn’t really adequate cover anyway.

Also when we dropped interest in fekir did we decide that we are happy with what we have in that position or is it still seen as a position that needs to be filled? Any names of players we are looking at, if there are any?

Ashy

{Ed001's Note - yes, we will be looking to get a left back in the summer and we bought Shaqiri instead of Fekir.}


1.) 12 Dec 2018 22:15:35
Do you believe we will go after a striker in the summer Ed001? I'm prompted to ask after last night because that was definetly a game highlighting our need for someone clincal up front. Maxi Gomez might me a shout maybe someone we've looked at if you know?

{Ed001's Note - it is a long way off mate. Far too early to say.}


2.) 13 Dec 2018 02:18:14
Moreno x Kieran Tierney.
Lallana x Coutinho if not H. Wilson.
Milner x Ruben Neves.
Matip x Pavard.
Sturridge x T. Werner.


3.) 13 Dec 2018 03:42:33
Vakpa may be on fifa 19, but do agree with T. werner for sturidgge.


4.) 13 Dec 2018 06:15:49
Definitely fifa 19 thinking.


5.) 13 Dec 2018 07:59:01
Bugger Coutinho, we don't want him back! or I'd like to think the majority wouldn't anyway.


6.) 13 Dec 2018 08:10:25
If he came out and said, " listen I made a mistake ere I want my Liverpool back " then maybe but got more chance of Shaqiri covering at centre back .


7.) 13 Dec 2018 10:01:35
Is Timo Werner going to be happy to be back up? Would he offer more to the team than Firmino? No on both counts in my opinion, and he'd cost an arm and a leg - highly doubtful.


 

 

 

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15 May 2024 18:57:43
So with us not having a parade and wolves being sold out I thought I'd have a look at the event at the M&S arena but I don't have the 13+ premier league games to be eligible for a ticket.

Anyone know of anything else that's happening to say goodbye to the boss?

Ashy

1.) 16 May 2024 11:03:16
Best pubs in Liverpool to watch it? How’s in and around anfield on match day, good chance for a beer and some atmosphere?


 

 

12 Feb 2024 23:38:01
Does anyone know how you get tickets for the u21s?

I've been on the site and can find the fixtures but cannot find the option to buy tickets anywhere.

Ashy

1.) 13 Feb 2024 18:34:19
They play at the AXA, mate and whilst I think you can do a tour of the centre I don’t think that the matches are open to the general public, although I stand to be corrected.


2.) 14 Feb 2024 15:37:04
Yeah I used to work right next to the AXA quite a bit and I'm sure they have a single stand of seats but wasn't sure if you could watch.

Thanks for the reply though mate.


 

 

28 Sep 2023 04:53:02
Anybody else getting the feeling that something special could happen this season?

Ashy

1.) 28 Sep 2023 05:59:20
If we can get a result at Spurs. I’m believing!
Formally Phooey.


2.) 28 Sep 2023 06:03:31
Not really. For me, just feel like we’re back to the mentality that went walkabouts last year. Special season or not, it’s nice to see our DNA back.


3.) 28 Sep 2023 08:20:44
I do feel like with the squad we have we can go deep in the 3 cups and have a great chance to win one of them. League I'll wait until after the spurs game.


4.) 28 Sep 2023 08:22:49
I'm expecting a big January transfer window. Injuries, loss of form and being found out will mean that we can't neglect the squad.


5.) 28 Sep 2023 08:55:11
I'm really excited about the team, will we win something? I think we will. It's still very early in the season but if we continue like we have been doing we're going to be right up there. Bring on Spurs.

Looking forward to more long shots from Szoboszlai, that goal last night? what a player. What a team.


6.) 28 Sep 2023 09:20:40
Weird in that all the time we’ve had with klopp the one weapon missing has been a true goal scoring midfielder. This lad is going to cause so many smiles over the years.

Shout out to the ref last night as well. Seems better than any of the prem ones we’ve had so far.


7.) 28 Sep 2023 09:23:45
What’s so important about the Spurs match? Genuine question.

“I’ll be a believer if we win the next match” seems like a pretty poor way of being a fan.


8.) 28 Sep 2023 09:40:38
Theres no correct way to be a fan, WDW3. We all love the club. Some think we’ll win the quad, some are crossing fingers every game. You can't force yourself to ‘believe’ (that mental tactic certainly didn't work last season) .


9.) 28 Sep 2023 09:41:57
Lads, it's Tottenham.


10.) 28 Sep 2023 09:51:06
WDW what's so important about the spurs match? Spurs look like a team that are in a really good moment and probable competition for a top 4 spot and we're playing them away. don't you think that game is an important one and a measure of where we're at quality wise?
Why are you critiquing me as a fan? I didn't say i wouldn't support the team if we didn't win the next match I just said the next match is a good measure of where we are.
I watch every game and support the team. Tiresome posting on here and getting told how to be a fan by people who haven't got a clue. Would you be a believer if we lost every game so far? Ofcourse good results build believe. What a wally.


11.) 28 Sep 2023 09:56:57
West Derby Wanderer3, indeed. For me, it's just another obstacle we have to get past. So what if we win the Spurs game and lose the Brighton game, then what? What would that mean this early in the season? IMO, nothing.

IMO, One game at a time, collect the wins (as many as we can), keep improving while creating a platform that will allow us to go for it (whatever "it" is) in the run-in in all comps. That's it, IMO.


12.) 28 Sep 2023 10:17:03
@Ashy to put in layman's terms no. Another false dawn for us but the blessing is we're on the right path to do well in up coming seasons.


13.) 28 Sep 2023 13:07:21
@Redwillis1 - who is telling you how to be a fan? People have different opinions - it’s the basis for discussion. In my opinion, the next game is the most important game the club has played. You put a team out to win the game and, hopefully, the attitude of the players is to play as though it’s the last game they ever play. Whatever the actual outcome of the game you adopt the same approach the week after and then the week after …

As Klopp said last week at his presser it’s year one and we all need to believe. Believe that the team is growing towards winning things - don’t wait for the team to win something to believe.

Opinions aside, we all want Liverpool to hammer Spurs at the weekend, opinions differ as to how we go about things but we all have the same goals for the club.


 

 

01 Apr 2023 17:41:02
I know we've just been hammered but let's be honest. City can do that to anyone, we've done them, twice this season which should be remembered. Obviously the squad needs
refreshing which Klopp has already said will be addressed in the summer.

Yes today wasn't nice viewing but the reaction from some people has been shocking. Almost as if we didn't challenge for every trophy last year.

If any of you want to hand your season tickets in I'll gladly take it off your hands.

Ashy

1.) 01 Apr 2023 17:46:41
The (lack of) reaction of the players to conceding the second goal is much worse than any fan reaction that follows.


2.) 01 Apr 2023 17:50:34
Please stop going on about last year. In just over 4 months it will be two seasons ago.

What excuses are going to be rolled out then?

At some point the tactics and players need to be on the same page. Scores of 4s and 5s across the back 4 is unacceptable. Midfield only marginally better.

Will be amazed if we make top 4 at this rate, something needs to change and fast.


3.) 01 Apr 2023 17:52:34
Good post ashy, same load of nonsense and trolls on here after we lose every game. Best to just ignore them and don't give them a reaction.
I thought we played well 1st half but once they scored the 2nd we fell apart and unfortunately that's happened to often this season.
City better team without haaland, as good as he is, I think.


4.) 01 Apr 2023 17:58:22
Its as you said, we challenge for every trophy last year. Its in the past now. How long are we going to milk that thing?

Sometimes we need to admit that we are in troubles. I don't think fans are reactive just because of this one match. We have been playing poorly for most of the season.

And by the looks of it, if we continue playing this way, we are going to be in troubles. Never mind top 4, we might not be in Europe at all next season.


5.) 01 Apr 2023 17:58:22
Its as you said, we challenge for every trophy last year. Its in the past now. How long are we going to milk that thing?

Sometimes we need to admit that we are in troubles. I don't think fans are reactive just because of this one match. We have been playing poorly for most of the season.

And by the looks of it, if we continue playing this way, we are going to be in troubles. Never mind top 4, we might not be in Europe at all next season.


6.) 01 Apr 2023 18:01:25
Where did you come from.


7.) 01 Apr 2023 18:04:47
So what was your excuse against Bournemouth?


8.) 01 Apr 2023 18:12:14
3 of the 5 players subbed on today are leaving the club for nothing in the summer. That tells you a you need to know about the state of our squad.


9.) 01 Apr 2023 18:25:37
And we were rubbish the season before that, 2 out of the last 3 seasons have been awful. Also, when did we start celebrating nearly winning things a year later? By next season it will be at least 4 years since we won either of the big trophies.


10.) 01 Apr 2023 19:17:33
Challenging for every trophy last year coming up again. It’s gone, forget it. We are clearly crap again now.


11.) 01 Apr 2023 19:23:39
Please stop going on about this year! ?
We're rubbish, we all know it and we don't need reminding.


12.) 01 Apr 2023 19:27:02
Last year has gone lad this year we are rubbish its people like you who harp on about last season that p. es me off we have gone backwards so quick it is like a C.V. hit lfc as the great ronnie moran would tell the players you get nothing for last year it has gone.


13.) 01 Apr 2023 20:12:44
Great point thunderbird.


14.) 01 Apr 2023 20:46:56
You're right lads I take it all back. Sell Alison for funds coz he's got a mistake in him.
Trent can't defend sell him, virj is old, matip is injury prone, konate injury prone, gomez injury prone, thiago old and injury prone. Hendo too old, milner too old, fab is on the decline, robbo is nothing compared to last season, elliot can't lace salahs boots so might as well let him go, carvalho can't get a look in so he must be crap, Jones not lived up to his potential. Salah isn't the same since he got his new contract, gakpo blows hot and cold, jota injury prone, Bobby too old, nunez is the only good player we have believe it or not!

On top of all that klopp hasn't got a scooby doo! I don't even know how he's at the level he's at, dave down the pub says he could do his job and I believe him! Sack him now! After all what's he done for this club?

Our owners are rubbish as well they've done nothing.

If we don't sack the entire squad, sack klopp and sell the club then we might as well just shut up shop. Liquidise it and out us all out of our perpetual misery.

Oh yeah the beer at the ground is rubbish too.

{Ed025's Note - love it ashy..


15.) 01 Apr 2023 22:07:32
Hahahaha. Love it when there is pin drop silence on here. Because posts like this require some thought before responding. And most can't be bothered because it's so much easier and definitely more fun, to go player and team bashing. ?.


16.) 01 Apr 2023 23:05:07
As I’ve been saying, the core of the best team we’ve had in 30 years and the entire squad, in my opinion the best I’ve seen in. 50+ years has reached its sell-by date. The squad needs an overhaul, it is inevitable and happens to all great sides. Our problem was in not refreshing as we went along. That’s not the players’ fault or necessarily Klopp’s either. The problem is the general lack of ‘football nous’ shown by FSG and even that is understandable given they are relatively new to the sport (although after a decade you can argue that they should have identified better advisors) .


 

 

03 Sep 2022 20:11:36
Have I imagined it or did nunez play as a wide player against us for Benfica?

I seem to remember him causing so many problems with his movement and pace. We are using him more central as a target man but I don't remember him playing like that at all.

Am I not remembering it correctly?

Ashy

1.) 03 Sep 2022 20:33:51
He wasn't specifically in a wide area, he just moves around a lot. He got most of his luck attacking our right hand channel (as a lot of teams do), but he cropped up on the other side and through the middle as well.


2.) 03 Sep 2022 20:37:20
Yes but he's still finding he's feet here, he's talent is there for everyone to see but he's still raw and seems a confidence player. Once he starts going will be very very difficult to stop him. Nunez atm is least of our problem.

Salah VVD TAA should be our biggest worries especially Salah. He was given huge contract to make our transition smoother seems isn't working atm.


3.) 03 Sep 2022 20:56:04
Tbh I think we are in for a tough year. Salah is being marked out of games and doesn’t seem to be able to beat a man. Trent and Robbo are playing terribly. Nunez I have to say looks like a poor man’s Haaland. He is so raw and his finishing looks massively erratic.

Playing Elliot in a midfield 3 is also just not working despite how well he is playing. We are so exposed when we lost the ball and he is playing basically right wing. We have struggled to deal with pace all season as Fabs, Milner and Trent to a degree cannot recover quickly enough. So easy to play us - win the ball back in the middle third or own half and pass quickly to a pacy attacker and let them run past Fabinho - guaranteed chance. Given we didn’t sign a box to box midfielder, we either need to be much better in possession or perhaps play someone alongside Fabinho to cover the full backs.

I would be tempted to just go Thiago, fabs and Arthur when all are fit and make sure we keep the ball and stop the game getting stretched as that’s what’s killing us atm and causing us to concede.


4.) 03 Sep 2022 21:07:55
To be fair i don't think nunez has had too many great chances. He had the one tipped onto the bar today and a difficult header which he put over. Our crosses into the box don't seem great lately.


5.) 03 Sep 2022 21:40:14
I think Nunez looks raw but very lively and explosive as well. When we are able to get him into the game, he looks great. The problem is we are incapable of doing that and our tactics are all over the place. I don’t see City pumping in aimless cross after aimless cross to find Haaland, they wait patiently and find him with considered passes that are often (gasp) on the floor. Their approach is a lot more thought out than ours and I don’t see them making excuses of a ‘transitional season’ or ‘hangovers’ or ‘needing a rest’, it’s getting pathetic now.

I equally find it hard to put blame on Salah or Diaz as their game is also being hugely inhibited by the set up, their starting position is too far away from the goal and the full backs are making the game impossible for them with their stupid positioning, runs and passing choices. Salah’s touch hasn’t been great in the past couple of games but it’s hard to envisage him being exactly confident given the car crash that’s going on around him. He’ll be fine in time.

Klopp and Co need to start earning their wages because the team is an absolute mess. We have the squad to compete for everything but we’re p*ssing it all up the wall. We’ve come back from pre season with a team that is cripplingly unfit/ injured, tactically confused and disgracefully unfocused. God only knows what they’ve been doing all summer but I back them to figure it out eventually, I think that process has already started.


6.) 03 Sep 2022 22:24:22
Good assessment AW but the injuries and Nunez suspension and the disruption caused can't be planned for nor underestimated.


7.) 03 Sep 2022 22:24:26
Salah should've been sold in the summer for whatever money could've been got. Ozil/ PEA 2.0 massive money and no output.


8.) 03 Sep 2022 22:37:50
Absolute mess? Behave yourself!
The injuries and suspension haven't helped our already thin squad.
We needed at least more player in the summer but we didn't get him. We might have wanted to move on some deadwood and there were no takers but there's no need for all this hysteria.


9.) 03 Sep 2022 23:08:38
Can’t argue too much with that Woolback. Klopp is a legend but I’m sorry he is not above criticism. Tactics have been poor and for a while now. Said in another post that we are not using Nunez well. He needs to be running in behind, playing on the defenders shoulder. Instead we see him playing with his back to goal and on the left. Onto the curious case of Salah. Why oh why is he playing in the corner flag and sometimes near enough in the stand? This falls at the door of Klopp and the coaches. If he is being asked to do that, then the question is why? And if he is not being asked to do that then why aren’t the coaches telling him to play closer to box. He is too predictable and it’s is glaringly obvious for all to see. No excuses from Klopp in regards to that but also no excuses for Klopp with his tactics in general at times and sub selections. That being said when Salah does find himself in front of goal it’s almost like he has completely forgotten how to score and its not like it’s just this season but since he returned from AFCON on February, which I make 6 whole months of in season play.

Formation is all wrong as well and it’s crippling Fabinho (another one well below par) who is sometimes on his own at times and we wonder why we seem to lose the midfield battle in every game this season, with the exception of Bournemouth. Then you add to the fact Elliot who him, Diaz and Ali have been a the only ones that can hold their head up high this season. But Elliot is being asked to play right side of midfield, with Trent told to bomb forward. So not even a tactical genius can work out, oh we just exploit the right side or overran them in midfield and hit them on the counter and chances are we will be one on one with the keeper. We are far to easy to play against these days and for a team of our quality even with the injuries it’s not good enough.


10.) 03 Sep 2022 23:22:44
Salah will come good again, very unlucky not to get a winner at the end, I thought we played a lot better today than Wednesday.


11.) 03 Sep 2022 23:28:30
So a buddy of mine feels going to a 442 using a diamond is the way to go. I personally would like to se a 4231. Our biggest issue in midfield is the constant injuries, and the aging of a few of the starters as well. Both would accommodate our issues and allow the attack to be maintained while allowing the midfield to rotate.


12.) 04 Sep 2022 00:05:54
I think I understand the logic of the the Salah/ TAA tweak - it's probably meant to make it harder for teams to defend really narrow against us or mob Salah with multiple defenders.

But in practice it's not working. Both Salah and TAA get to do what they're good at less. Salah is out on the wings not able to shoot or push opposition defenders into their own box as much. TAA's attacking output is blunted because he's not in crossing positions as much, with little defensive advantage that I can see. In the event of a turnover, he isn't any better positioned to recover by coming in closer to Fabs or underlapping in the channel than he was by overlapping on the flank. And him being narrower encourages Elliot in the RCM role to push on more, meaning he's not in a position to cover the gap when we're countered against.

Maybe it's something that'll start clicking with Nunez in the side, but it's going to want to click quickly.

Salah didn't help by being genuinely poor today (and that's not something that can be said about that bloke often) . He was just AWOL for most of the match, which can't entirely be blamed on tactics. He is better than that.


13.) 04 Sep 2022 00:17:08
Sorry lads but those excuses just don't cut it. Our squad has been ravaged but most of our first eleven has remained intact. Every team we have put out has been more than good enough to beat the opposition, at the very least good enough to put in better performances than what we have seen. Blaming it on the injuries and suspension is just shirking the fact that there are consistent trends in our play that don't make any sense at all, or are just plainly not good enough.

Likewise, another midfielder would not make much difference in all of his, like as if Jude Bellingham is going to magically bring Salah closer to the goal or stop our full backs making the worst possible decision every time they have to do anything. I fail to see how acknowledging our very fixable deficiencies is hysterical, yet insinuating that we are incapable of winning games because we failed to sign one midfielder is somehow level headed.


14.) 04 Sep 2022 00:54:48
Not using Nunez well?
How many minutes has he played in our six games?
And Salah being too wide? He started the game through the middle today!


15.) 04 Sep 2022 01:13:36
Salah isn’t being marked out of games for me. He is being lazy and isolating himself on the wing. Needs to earn his pay packet and do something other than waiting for lightening to striker down the right wing.


16.) 04 Sep 2022 03:19:08
for 85M better buy Leão than Núñez.


17.) 04 Sep 2022 03:50:35
I don't think Salah is being lazy though. While it's true that his performance isn't as great as before, which seemed to coincide with his big pay-check, I can't see any parallels between him and the Auba situation previously at Arsenal. Salah was still tracking back and helping out the defence throughout the match, unlike Auba who was strolling around the pitch. I remember once during the match when Everton was 9n the counter after we had a corner and Salah literally sprinted all the way back and was there by our goal protecting it. Allison made that save but Salah was still there behind him. Salah still puts in effort but it doesn't seem to be clicking for him, like the rest of the team.

I agree with Something Red that it seems to be tactical that Salah stay wide and TAA cuts inside. Klopp did try something similar last season and it didn't work out then too.


18.) 04 Sep 2022 06:43:50
I remember Klopp trying the underlapping wingback strategy start of last season as well when Elliott was fit and playing. On paper it sounds similar to Citeh with B. Silva giving width on the right and the fullback taking a midfield position, but practically it is not working out for us as the innermids are not creating enough attacking activity when we are in possession.


19.) 04 Sep 2022 08:09:11
If a player is being paid 350k a week, they should be able to think for themselves on the pitch and move to a position to better impact the game. Klopp isn't to blame for Salah missing simple chances. There is obviously something going on, whether it is complacency, who knows. But it cannot be denied that he has been well below his expected standards for a long time now, and not just him, TAA, Robbo, Fabs and VVD.


 

 

 

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30 May 2024 21:07:10
That post doesn't fill me with confidence at all lol.

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14 Mar 2023 05:40:47
Where has everyone read about bellingham being a liverpool fan? isn't he a birmingham fan? also why would that matter? carra and fowler both were blue noses.

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02 Jul 2022 20:59:10
I've got to say Ed, I wandered over there for a nosey recently and it's like they speak another language over there. Some of the delusions over there are eye opening.

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{Ed014's Note - the best one I read recently was that you and City hadn’t improved your squads for next season!?‍♂️??

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13 Jun 2022 23:37:32
The whole problem with that is if you pay salah 400k a week then you have van dijk asking for 400k as he's the best centre back in the world. Alison wants 400k as he's one of if not the best keeper in the world, trent wants 400k as he's one of the best right backs in the world.

It's not sustainable.

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10 Jun 2022 17:22:48
At this point I don't care if he stays or goes any more. Grateful for what he's done but make no mistake he's going to the highest offer.

He says he wants to stay at Liverpool but what he actually means is, I want to stay at Liverpool but on mega bucks. Hypothetically by if every other contract he was offered from any side matched what we had offered he wouldn't be thinking about going.

Right now in my eyes the only other sides that would be worth a move from Liverpool would be city or Madrid. They're the only 2 who are as good as us right now and it's not as if he's earning a pittance is it?

Hundreds of thousands of pounds per week plus any sponsorship deals he may have, how much money do you need?

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Yeah he's definitely getting banned.

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15 May 2024 19:00:09
Needs a rugby league type system. Yes they have the odd mistake but nowhere near the same amount.

The fans aren't constantly moaning about bad calls and the refs are respected by players. I honestly don't know why it's so difficult to get right with a bit of common sense.

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11 Mar 2024 14:51:18
I was only thinking last night that if we were to win the league it would be fitting for him to pen an open letter calling out pgmol on their poor performances, not just for us but on a whole.

Would seem like sour grapes if we fail to win it though.

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17 Feb 2024 18:43:24
This site makes me feel sick sometimes. Whinge whinge whinge. All you ever hear. What more can we be doing right now?

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14 Feb 2024 15:37:04
Yeah I used to work right next to the AXA quite a bit and I'm sure they have a single stand of seats but wasn't sure if you could watch.

Thanks for the reply though mate.

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