23 Sep 2017 13:33:14
Thinking about our league cup exit and the question I'm asking is; would I rather my team was in the milk cup or would I rather they had an extra two, three days on the training pitch a fortnight. When a team has lots of games in a season (4 tournaments) they don't have nearly as much time to train. I'm gutted for the kids but I'm not going to miss 3 games a week.

1.) 23 Sep 2017
23 Sep 2017 14:03:33
This club has won 44 major trophies and that includes league cups and FA cups. Stop making excuses. The whole point of expanding the squad in the summer was to compete in 4 competitions. Now that is gone league cup becomes Mickey Mouse cup lol. It is the same trophy you boast every hour in favor of the manager for taking us into the final.

If someone give you this trophy for free, would you not take it? It is not like we are certain to win the PL title at the expense of league cup!

If you are not gutted with the exit then I feel terribly sad for you!

2.) 23 Sep 2017
23 Sep 2017 14:04:50
I'm kind of torn. It could have been a very good way for some of the young/ fringe players to shine a little - or at least get some needed game time at the top. But then again, there's really not anything to do about it and whilst it is slightly disappointing it is no way near the end of the world - and as you say, the extra time on the training pitch as a small bonus that we'll have to take.

I would have prefered a few extra runs in the cup though.

3.) 23 Sep 2017
23 Sep 2017 14:28:39
What a stupid thought when we are in desperate need of trophies. Why not then just give up our CL spot to a team that has a chance of winning it so that our players can have an extra few days of rest as well this early in the season!

4.) 23 Sep 2017
23 Sep 2017 14:29:00
I disagree. Players should be able to play 3 games a week quite comfortably. I mean, it's only 270 minutes a week!
Successful teams of old would compete on all fronts playing 60 games plus a season, and having nowhere near the squad sizes of today. The games used to be far more physical and the pitches far worse. Running around on a muddy pitch is far more energy sapping than anything they do today. All players managed it then.

5.) 23 Sep 2017
23 Sep 2017 14:45:47
Will we also be relieved if we go out of the CL.

6.) 23 Sep 2017
23 Sep 2017 14:59:09
Of course I'm making excuses but the extra training time is a bonus. Thing is mushroom it's not just the three 90 minute games. You have two days recovery from a game so if you're playing 3 matches a week that only really gives you one day where players have full training. I think tactically we are all over the place and people keep shouting that we are making the same mistakes but if the boys aren't training how can they fix it?

Wcd, in 2005 no one would've said liverpool have a chance in the cl but we won it. I can't agree that we are in it just to make up the numbers, we are in it so we can win it.

7.) 23 Sep 2017
23 Sep 2017 15:01:45
Yet Liverpool fans like to relate to a treble under GH where the league cup was one of them.

8.) 23 Sep 2017
23 Sep 2017 15:05:46
A footballers body is primed to perform at the highest possible level for 90 minutes. That's why when games go into extra time you see players on the ground struggling with cramp.

9.) 23 Sep 2017
23 Sep 2017 15:14:32
Superred, why do you need 2 days rest after a game? Have you considered that all the 'tactical' training is part of the reason they're making so many errors? The players are maybe thinking "now, what was it the manager told me to do in this position compared to that? " Is it possible the players are getting confused with too many tactics?

10.) 23 Sep 2017
23 Sep 2017 15:17:48
Im going to wash myself I agree with Harry's post completely.

Sad times. lol.

11.) 23 Sep 2017
23 Sep 2017 15:18:13
Yes Stop making Excuses. That's what I said above.
So you ain't playing FA cup either?

12.) 23 Sep 2017
23 Sep 2017 17:22:07
Sure just get them to play the middle game without pressing and focus on tika taka to keep up the stamina. No problem at all. 😝.

13.) 23 Sep 2017
23 Sep 2017 19:51:32
I want to win every game but make no mistake, I prefer to win today and lose in the league cup all day long.

14.) 24 Sep 2017
24 Sep 2017 07:35:29
The only good thing about that exit is it might mean less chopping and changing of the team, the other side to that though is that some players, like Ward might get little if any game time. In his case the positives he brings can easily be erased by that lack of matches.