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  1. Mme Erzulie

    Football: A New Hope

    Summer of SADIO
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    Football: A New Hope

    "fans"
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    Football: A New Hope

    Takeaways from that: I'm not entirely sure what's happened to our defence, but we've looked shaky all pre-season and now for two games (thought we looked better against City, confoundingly). Don't think it's down to Alisson's absence, as we looked shaky all game against Norwich as well. Hopefully it's something Klopp can sort out posthaste. Kante is amazing. Sarri really did a number on him last season. Pulisic also looked sharp. Matip had more passes to Chelsea players than teammates. On the plus side, he's more assertive and physical in his defensive play, which is good to see. His tackles and interceptions are (mostly) on point as well. Bobby is the lynchpin of our attack. Completely changes the flow of our play. Intelligent positioning, fantastic work rate, unequalled close control and layoffs (even with headers) and terrific vision. As Klopp said after the game, he's different from all other players in the world in his position. There's an argument to be made that a Hendo - Milly - Fab midfield is a bit too slow against quick and nimble opposition, although you have to make a bit of an allowance for heat and fatigue. Still, would be preferable to have one of Ox, Naby or Gini in there. Agreed with those who said that Gomez looks ineffective at RB. Also thought Robbo had a quiet game by his standards.
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    Football: A New Hope

    Need to tighten up defensively, but we look really dangerous going forward. Bobby looked razor sharp, and both Mo and Sadio looked lively. Divock showed he can be effective on the wing if he's given space to run into. Thought Fabinho and Gomez struggled at times, and Trent still needs to work on defensive positioning. Hoping that Alison's injury isn't serious. Adrian looks great, but Alison is world class, and I think he might have stopped Pukki's goal had he been on. Saved us many points with huge saves and challenges last season, and if he's out for one or more big/close games, could be the difference.
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    Football: Steve the Bruce King of Geordies

    I'm left feeling optimistic after that. After a bit of a slow and rusty first half, we completely dominated City 2nd half, they couldn't hang with us. If they can't hang with us, there won't be an awful lot of teams who can. Klopp made the boys stand and watch as the trophy was handed to City, sure to fire them up for Friday. I feel bad for Norwich, even if we don't have Suarez anymore. Firmino looked very sharp, loads of tasty touches, dribbles, tackles and passes. Hope he goes on to have a great season. Same for Salah. Probably should have passed once or twice, but hit the woodwork twice and gave Zinchenko and the other City defenders a real workout. Trent was struggling with Sterling in particular, and we looked much better defensively once Gomez took his place when Matip came on. Matip picked up where he left off last season, intercepting and matching Jesus (I think) both for pace and brawn and scoring the equaliser. Origi and Fabinho were the other Pool players who had a sub-par game. Origi clearly struggles with our system and has much more impact coming off the bench. Hopefully Fab was just a bit rusty. Wasn't Robbo's finest game either. Think all of Klopp's subs performed really well, and glad he didn't wait too long to make them. Thought we were the better team overall, and with slightly better finishing and/or a bit more luck would have seen us win the match. I'd also expect Alison to save the goal (only because he's so good (and he very nearly did)).
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    Football: pool in to the Final Spur of the season

    You've never shagged a girl named Liverpool? Or Crystal Palace? Or Wolverhampton? Not even a Havant & Waterlooville? Or a Plymouth Argyle?
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    Football: pool in to the Final Spur of the season

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    Football: pool in to the Final Spur of the season

    I don't think anyone thinks it'll make the PL a magical league where every team has the same chance of winning the league. I do think it's likely that introducing a salary cap would push things in the right direction. Even if it won't make us *as* competitive as the NFL or the NHL, if it'll help a little, it's worth doing. Imagine teams like Leicester winning PL being more than once-in-a-generation phenomenon. Could be fun.
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    Football: pool in to the Final Spur of the season

    You could also have a total salary cap, though. Like in fantasy football. Everyone gets £100 mil.
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    Football, a Sterling effort, but Virgil got Dijk'd.

    Fucking hell. Not confident about beating Spurs in the final at all. Would have preferred an open game of free flowing football against Ajax, rather than being kicked to bits by shithousing Spurs. But fucking hell. That was incredible. Football.
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    Football, a Sterling effort, but Virgil got Dijk'd.

    Presuming to speak for the both of us, I don't think the problem Polish and I have is with criticising players, tactics or team selections. It's the fact that during one of the greatest seasons in the club's history, every time I check out this football thread, it's just almost all negative stuff. You'd think Klopp was Roy Hodgson leading us to 14th place in the league and we were getting knocked out by Ludogorets in CL qualifiers. It used to be Firmino who was useless, and then it was Gini, then Origi. Every time Mané or Salah had a game where they didn't get a goal, they were fucking awful and should be benched, and Klopp was blind for not seeing how shit they were etc. The point isn't that Gini or Origi are the best players in the world. But when there's *so many* positives to talk about, from the meanest defence in the league to finding a way to unlock parked buses week after week to reaching the second CL final in a row, about how Salah turned out to be more than a one-season wonder, about Mané picking up the slack when Salah went through a dry spell, how Robertson and Trent are amongst the highest assisters in the PL, about how Fabinho only took a few games to become the best DM in the league, how Klopp has proven more adaptable than his critics claimed, going from heavy metal to grindcore (great analogy, I know), about how we have more goals from both set pieces and subs than anyone else in the league, how we're back to being perennial European contenders again, but all I read about is how slow, useless and shit Milner is this season. Everyone's entitled to their opinions, and is free to air them publicly, but then they've got to be able to handle people disagreeing with their outlook as well.
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    Football, a Sterling effort, but Virgil got Dijk'd.

    I've been critical of Matip, whose passes and clearances are too often wayward for my liking, but he has stepped it up massively in the past few months and was outstanding last night. He's really good at stepping out and intercepting balls before they get to the opposing forward, and last night he got a couple of crucial tackles in as well, if I remember correctly. He's well ahead of Lovren in the pecking order now, I think. Apart from Shaqiri in the first half, that was an unbelievable team effort. The belief Klopp has instilled in this squad, to do that without Salah and Firmino, without Keita and Ox, with Robertson going off injured at half time, against a Barca team which not only has the greatest player of our generation (if not all time), but also featured two of our best players in the last 6-7 years, one of whom was substituted before the hour mark, and the other was held true to his word of not celebrating at Anfield. And Divock Origi - the man looks clumsy at times, and he's certainly not a complete forward, but he's got an eye and a nose for goal, and there's only so many goals that can be written off as luck. I was also incredibly impressed with how few chances we restricted Barca to after the 4-0. Some vital tackles and interceptions in the last 10 + 5. The final is not a foregone conclusion, though. We're a very different beast away from Anfield, and both Spurs and Ajax would represent a dangerous challenge in their own way.
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    Football, a Sterling effort, but Virgil got Dijk'd.

    Ahem. Gini and Origi. Klopp is such an idiot for trusting these players. What have they got us? A possible 97 point PL season and a CL final? He clearly doesn't know what he's doing, and any one of the posters here could do a better job than him. YNWTFA
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    Football, a Sterling effort, but Virgil got Dijk'd.

    I'm pretty sure you're being facetious, but just in case: https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/premier-league/fairnesstabelle/wettbewerb/GB1
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    Football, a Sterling effort, but Virgil got Dijk'd.

    Ah, some of the "fans" in here... It's almost as if we didn't just go toe-to-toe (and statistically outperform) one of the best teams in the world, featuring one of the best players of all time, in their own backyard. We never sat back, we never tried to play it safe. We came out and played, with notorious big game hunter Firmino crucially not fit enough to start, and if the finishing had been better, we would have had at least two goals (Mo's right footer against the upright and Mané's first half miss). We've closed the ca. 25 point gap to Man City in the league in one season while still being competitive in the CL, (the only team to make it to the semis the last two years), and we've got a team that's hungry and with a lot of our best players just hitting their prime. You'd think we were missing out on the EL the way people here are moaning. Klopp has built a side that's consistently brilliant and that consistently challenges. Obviously, no one is perfect, but if you can't see past yesterday's result and look at the performance, I don't know what to tell you. It's almost as if, *almost*, as if some of you think you could do a better job than Klopp. Grow up. YNWA NB: If you think we're out of this, it's like you've never watched Liverpool before. I'm not saying it's going to happen or that it's not a long shot, but show a little faith and support.
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