Liverpool v Bournemouth - A Liverpool Perspective

15 Apr 2018 09:39:27
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Liverpool v Bournemouth - A Liverpool Perspective

1.) 15 Apr 2018
15 Apr 2018 09:56:33
A great review Ed, thanks mate.

'what Klopp has done is create a fear factor, similar to the one Man City had at the start of the season. Right now other teams are almost beaten before the game kicks off, they have no answer to the front three and are struggling to make real inroads against the defence. '

I love that because it's so true. The direction we are going in is damn right exciting.

{Ed001's Note - cheers mate. It does feel good right now to be a Liverpool fan.}

2.) 15 Apr 2018
15 Apr 2018 10:19:34
Fair comment on Alexander-Arnold, can see him going to the World Cup. To be fair his current form is definitely deserving and I think he’s got a cracking shot of actually being the starting wing back. Would say Klopp has managed his game time well playing around 30-35 games at 19 is about right for his age, and curve of development. Agree would love to think he could put his feet up in the summer, but that is selfish of us, because it’ll be massive for him to go to Russia. Probably means game time for him will need managing again early next season. It’s like Pep Ljinders said he’s dominating the right channel, creating so many chances with quality early balls forward, which is so important against the teams that set up to defend deep. Hopefully Lovren is just a knock rather than a muscle injury, because the back 5 has been looking very settled of late.

3.) 15 Apr 2018
15 Apr 2018 10:27:17
Nice one ed. Was saying this yday about the defence. You can see the change and I’m no longer so nervous about them doing their job. It’s fantastic to know what they practice on the training ground is paying dividends in games.

{Ed001's Note - makes you wonder how much was down to Matip and Mignolet....}

4.) 15 Apr 2018
15 Apr 2018 10:27:41
Good article Ed. The way the team is set up with the front 3 constantly on the move and our midfield quite tight it gives TAA and Roberston the freedom to go forward and become somewhat extra wingers in attack. Both of them you can see are intelligent footballers so they seem to know when to go forward and when to hold back. I thought Roberston put some good balls into the box yesterday that if someone had gambled could have easily got a few goals. For me though TAA technique and final ball in my opinion is currently the best in the team. The speed and whip he puts on them is a forwards dream. On another note great to see the front 3 on the score sheet again yesterday and they just look like they love playing together. I'm pretty positive that opportunity Firmino missed when he slowed down to round the keeper was because he wanted to do a no look finish again. For me he should have just buried it and got another goal to his name.

{Ed001's Note - on the Arsenal site they were making jokes about how it was getting boring seeing the Liverpool front 3 score again. I think that says a lot about how far we have come this season.}

5.) 15 Apr 2018
15 Apr 2018 10:31:23
It's good I was so worried when I saw Chelsea winning classic Liverpool to mess up but things seem different now thank god.

6.) 15 Apr 2018
15 Apr 2018 10:41:42
Loved the review Ed thanks mate
It feel so good to support liverpool now and who would not want to play for Klopp right now with that style of football on display
would be very intereresting if we could snatch a kovacic from Real or Rabiot from PSG in that midfield alongside ox and keita then I think the title is coming home next season.

7.) 15 Apr 2018
15 Apr 2018 10:48:14
It sounds like I'm being very negative about some members of our squad but, Salah's acquisition aside, I honestly think the biggest turning point in our team's effectiveness was Mignolet and Moreno being permanently dropped. Matip can also be in that conversation but to lesser extent in my opinion. I don't think we've even looked under threat from a set-piece since van Dijk and Karius came in to the side, whereas we were conceding them on a weekly basis prior.

{Ed001's Note - Matip is as big a deal as any of them. He does not attack the set pieces, that is not down to Moreno, who was always tasked with being on the edge of the box anyway to break forward with his pace.}

8.) 15 Apr 2018
15 Apr 2018 11:26:31
It’s huge changes at the back really since this time last season.

Clyne Matip Lovren Milner

TAA Lovren Van Dijk Robertson.

Evolution or Revolution from Klopp?

9.) 15 Apr 2018
15 Apr 2018 12:01:49
Evolution. He’s done jg gradually.

10.) 15 Apr 2018
15 Apr 2018 12:08:09
Thanks for the excellent write up Ed.

{Ed001's Note - cheers dbav.}

11.) 15 Apr 2018
15 Apr 2018 13:25:47
Great read, Ed. I totally agree with you re: the defence. I always wondered that how can a coach who was a former CB, coached a team to a title in Germany with the meanest defence in the league that season, become totally clueless about defending? I just could not figure it out. Now, I know why. It was mainly due to personel. Having the likes of Migs, Sahko, Skrtel, Moreno, Clyne and Matip (all poor defenders) around, makes building a good defence, almost impossible. I know it took a while BUT we are surely getting there in building a back 5 that will stand the test of time and it is in fact, starting to do that.