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20 Feb 2019 15:06:48
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20 Feb 2019 12:43:12
I've just read that Matip/ Fabinho was the 28th different CB partnership in the Klopp era! Not sure how that compares to other teams but it sounds pretty crazy.

Done to death, but I guess it shows the need to get another healthy and consistent centre back for the squad.

5 Points for whoever gets the other 27!

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20 Feb 2019 13:05:23
VVD/ Fabinho
VVD/ Matip
VVD/ Lovren
VVD/ Gomez
VVD/ Klavan? (I don't think this one happened)
Lovren/ Matip
Lovren/ Klavan
Lovren/ Sakho
Lovren/ Skrtel
Lovren/ Gomez
Lovren/ Lucas
Lovren/ Enrique
Matip/ Sakho? (Again im not sure these two played together)
Matip/ Skrtel
Matip/ Klavan
Skrtel/ Sakho

Other than that im stumped.

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20 Feb 2019 13:32:13
You've also had Wijinaldum, Lucas and (potentially) Caulker playing CB at some point, so that would be a minimum of another 3 combinations, possibly more with Lucas playing CB quite a few times.

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20 Feb 2019 13:55:52
I totally forgot about Toure as well.

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20 Feb 2019 13:59:37
How did you remember about Enrique lol. I wouldn't remember about his one game as CB.

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20 Feb 2019 14:12:02
To add to you list, Toure, Illori and Can. But I have no idea who they played with.

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20 Feb 2019 14:20:02
Hoever/ Fabinho!

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20 Feb 2019 12:38:39
I think last night compounded the point of wh are we soooo terrible at corners!

I hope Klopp will make everyone who takes them practice 30 mins every day.

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20 Feb 2019 12:46:30
We have more goals from corners than anyone else in the league I think.

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20 Feb 2019 13:02:37
I think it's set plays but you're right.
We are not rubbish at corners.

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20 Feb 2019 13:15:50
Got to say that James' corners were spot on yesterday. If only we could do the same more consistently.

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20 Feb 2019 13:40:28
Our corners are rubbish. As has been pointed out many times, stats are useless. Just because we have the most goals from "set pieces" doesn't mean that we are actually good at taking corners.

Maybe we've had more corners than the vast majority of teams? Maybe that includes penalties? Maybe we're good at free kicks?

I would estimate that half of our corners hit the first man, and if they don't then the people in the box are stationary and not attacking the ball so very unlikely to actually score a headed goal.

We desperately need some work on corners. With the players we have they should be a real threat for us and they just aren't. When we get a corner I never have any expectation that something will happen.

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20 Feb 2019 13:44:01
Stats are by and large useless, but you can’t say we are rubbish at a set peice when we’ve scored more goals than anyone in the league from set peices. That’s not a rubbish stat it’s a fact.

Maybe we could be even better, but we are far from rubbish.

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20 Feb 2019 14:02:16
How were James' corners "Spot On"

They took 6 corners (1 more than us btw) and did not manage a shot on target. At no point did we really struggle to deal with a corner.

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20 Feb 2019 14:19:31
If we had 1000 corners and scored 10. But another team had 10 corners and scored 9, does that still mean we are good at corners?
Stats are used to be bent and mean absolutely nothing.

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20 Feb 2019 14:55:45
Are corners have been terrible for as long as I can remember! Wasn't there an old joke about LFC and corners?

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20 Feb 2019 12:09:30
I’ve seen a lot of moaning and disappointment this morning about last nights result and I’m a bit confused. In my opinion we’re still in a very strong position and I still make us favourites to qualify. I think Bayern needed the away goal last night because they will be more open in the second leg and I really don’t think they’ll stop us from scoring, they barely managed it last night and we missed some guilt edged opportunities. If we score first in Munich, they will have to open right up because they’ll need 2 and we can pick them off on the counter attack! Not to mention we will have Van Dijk back for the 2nd leg and they will allow Fabinho to move back to midfield where he belongs, not taking anything away from his performance last night because, along with Henderson I thought he was our best player! So all in all I thought last night could and probably should have ended better, I still make us favourites to go through and everyone needs to stop panicking!

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20 Feb 2019 12:38:19
I think you are right that its not a bad result in making sure they don't have an away goal.
However it has to be disappointing when we missed the chances we missed and were so wasteful when we got forward.
That said I think most people would agree that it is unlikely we won't score over a two leg tie so there is confidence that if we do score away then we will have a big advantage.
I also agree that Fabinho was excellent last night.

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20 Feb 2019 12:39:15
I agree JK. I think BM will play right into our hands on the return match. Our counter will punish them in my opinion.

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20 Feb 2019 13:04:20
Totally agree.
Our team will be strengthened by VVD coming back and Fabinho moving back into midfield.
Fingers crossed we have a fit Gomez then too?
Also Kimmich is suspended which is a big loss for them.
Can't wait for the away leg.
I'll be there!

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20 Feb 2019 13:37:37
Good man flidby.

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20 Feb 2019 14:39:38
I think the moaning stems from the fact that Bayern at times were there for the taking, especially in transition and certain players just didn’t have it in them to either pull the trigger or make the right pass at the right time and it happened in both halves not just one. We were better than Bayern yesterday but based on our away record in Europe this season and Bayern’s Home form, it won’t be so straight forward. I don’t think it’s a good position to be in but it’s one where we can still prosper, a score draw and we go through. We just have to be realistic and say it’s advantage Bayern and it’s frustraiting because it shouldn’t be.

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20 Feb 2019 10:08:49
Eds and Reds what do you think about keeping Fabinho alongside VVD until Gomez is fit? Matip and Lovren make me nervous and I think he's more solid and reliable there. I know he's important in midfield but I think it's more critical to be sound at the back. Any thoughts?

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{Ed001's Note - and putting him in midfield helps us become more sound at the back, as well as giving us a better attack due to his excellent passing. Midfield for me.}

20 Feb 2019 10:21:59
Interesting one, very interesting but if I HAD to choose, it'd be midfield for me too. He does a good job at CB but he does a better job in midfield. Lovren and Matip now, I think we'd be alright.

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20 Feb 2019 10:32:14
No way. He belongs in midfield unless we have absolutely no choice. His tackling has improved a lot, his positioning has also improved and his passing range is critical in pinging the ball deep behind defenders for the front 3 to chase.

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20 Feb 2019 11:13:05
Midfield for me too, we miss his passing and vision when he’s at the back. Tell you what though, we’ve signed a cracking player there, he seems to be able to sit into a number of positions and perform well.

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20 Feb 2019 11:20:05
Midfield, think we missed him there last night.

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20 Feb 2019 11:26:56
VVD is all we need 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼.

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20 Feb 2019 11:38:31
I see what you mean. He's really showing his quality in midfield. But Matip really makes me nervous. I hope he doesn't cost us.

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20 Feb 2019 11:39:15
Playing him in different Positions and not Midfield, and eventually he will end up as a " jack of all trades Master of none ".

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20 Feb 2019 12:15:17
Missed fabinho in midfield last night with his quick passing. It was a touch to much at times for me in our midfield.

I thought matip had a good game last night and overall he has played well enough when he has been brought in.

I would definately prefer fabinho in midfield come sunday.

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20 Feb 2019 12:33:32
Does Fabinho have a brother?

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20 Feb 2019 12:36:53
Personally I think Fabinho and vvd behind gini hendo and Keita is stronger than Matip and vvd behind Fabinho gini and Keita. I think for ‘must win’ games you start your strongest available back four.

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20 Feb 2019 13:00:27
If you were a striker would you rather play against Fabinho or Matip in defence?

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20 Feb 2019 13:06:46
Think you're being unkind to Wijnaldum there Firmane. Yes someone drops out of the midfield to accommodate Fab but I don't think it's Wijnaldum.

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20 Feb 2019 14:00:38
Gini has been class and his industry and skill make him 1st choice for me. I think he should have took the ball off salah's feet and smashed it right footed, low, through bodies last night. Hind sight is easy though. Surprised milly didn't start. I'd go hendo gini and milner for the away game.

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20 Feb 2019 14:55:28
“We all dream of a team of Fabinhos”.

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Review Of The Day 20th February 2019

20 Feb 2019 07:29:01
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 20th February 2019

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20 Feb 2019 07:58:25
One word for Neymar, pathetic, well I have tons for him but the swear filter would bugger my post up! thanks Ed, have a good day mate.

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{Ed001's Note - he makes you cringe everytime he opens his mouth doesn't he?}

20 Feb 2019 09:01:37
Thanks Ed.

Neymar just seems to go from bad to worse. Such a waste of talent.

Sad to hear about Khedira's problem. He has always come across as a fighter - hope he gets over this latest hurdle as well.

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20 Feb 2019 10:02:05
haha everybody now gets the fluke that neymar is! I was a huge huge fan of Brazilian football i mean who isn't. But it cannot be seen in the same light since Neymar has become everything at Brazil. It is such a pity though.

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20 Feb 2019 10:18:15
Yes Ed, every single time mate, he needs to put a sock in it and get on with what he's paid to do. He's too much of a gobsh*te for me, coming out with constant nonsense. I don't know who I dislike more, Joey Barton or Neymar? difficult one for me mate.

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{Ed001's Note - defo Barton for me, racist thug who pretends to be a nice guy. Detest him.}

20 Feb 2019 10:47:21
Yeah he's bloody horrible mate, how his voice is still or was ever heard is beyond me, scum.

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{Ed001's Note - because people are stupid. It really is that simple. He pretends to be some kind of intellectual and people are stupid enough to think what he says is intelligent.}

20 Feb 2019 11:47:27
I know it's unfair, for what his brother did, to use it to judge him as a person. But there were some things that he actually did that made me think that in a way, he is exactly like his brother.

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{Ed001's Note - he was the one who attacked his team-mate in a racially motivated attack, not his brother. To make it worse, the team-mate was lying prone when he did it. Barton is scum, end of.}

20 Feb 2019 12:08:41
'Scum' is been polite Ed.

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{Ed001's Note - I am known for my politeness. Admittedly only by myself.}

20 Feb 2019 12:41:31
It is kind of comforting to think neymar cries himself to sleep though - if I believed him for a second!

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20 Feb 2019 02:32:43
I see Chirivella has been sent on loan to Extremadura. Is this a step up from Willem 2? what's the opinion of him within the club?

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20 Feb 2019 09:57:31
He unfortunately lost any chance of getting a role in the first team when’s we bought Fabinho.

He should look to move away permanently.

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20 Feb 2019 02:31:17
Pal Glatzel just scored his first goal for U23 this week. Good to see them giving him a shot in U23.

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19 Feb 2019 16:36:04
Radio Merseyside sport bulletin 4.30 P. M. has just said that Firmino has been passed fit for tonight! Good News.

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19 Feb 2019 17:22:03
If true my prediction of mind games is correct.

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19 Feb 2019 18:37:21
I don't think he'll start, IMO. I could be wrong.

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19 Feb 2019 19:02:10
RedWolf - He's in.

Bobby is invincible.

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{Ed025's Note - i think you must have meant...invisible..the way he has played this season SR.. :)

19 Feb 2019 19:06:02
Tumb down as much as you want, mind games all over. He starts.

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19 Feb 2019 19:47:20
Aye, Ed 25, he's no- ehm wait, problem here.

I can't come up with a witty retort because I don't know who any of Everton's strikers even are anymore.

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{Ed025's Note - neither do i to be honest SR, they are that bad that i would take bobby we are that desperate mate.. :)

19 Feb 2019 19:49:21
9 goals 4 assists in the league ed 025, hardly invisible.

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{Ed025's Note - stats dont tell the whole story though den they never do, hes a very good player though as last season showed but so far he has been as effective as an ashtray on a motorbike mate.. :)

19 Feb 2019 20:48:43
Everton could do with a few more ineffective players like Firmino.

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{Ed025's Note - nah irish we have enough already mate..

19 Feb 2019 20:51:48
If you had said inconsistent I would agree with you ed but when he’s on it he’s a top player.

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{Ed025's Note - i will have inconsistent den...he has been inconsistent for best part of a year now mate..

19 Feb 2019 20:54:03
Respectfully disagree Ed. He may not be performing as consistently well as last season in terms of his goal return but he is still doing good things off the ball.

His link up play when in possession is sublime and his work rate with the press when not in possession is so key to the way we play.

Honestly don't know another forward who would be an upgrade on him for the way we play. Just my opinion.

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{Ed025's Note - i think he is a lot better than he has shown this season as well KK, i suppose thats why i think he has been somewhat disappointing mate, just my opinion of course..

19 Feb 2019 23:14:32
He may not have scored as many as he did last season but the same can be said of every Liverpool player bar mane. The team as a whole hasn't scored as many.

But Bobby is irreplaceable, its the way he knits the play together for the rest of the team. His strength, vision, intelligence and technical ability make him one of the world's best cfs. He is a midfielder AND a centre forward. And even a cb when we face corners. I can't think of a player we would miss more than Bobby.

Forwards are measured by goals scored but if you take that stat alone then you would think he is average. When in fact he is in the top 1% of cf's in the game.

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{Ed025's Note - the top 1%..hahahahaha...say no to drugs..

19 Feb 2019 23:15:43
That's a fair call Ed. I guess when you set the bar so high it's hard to maintain that standard.
You could probably say that about salah too as he has gone through little dips in form. The good thing is that they both continue to work hard regardless which is a testament to their characters.
Did you watch the game Ed25? If so what were your thoughts? Would be interesting to hear from a different perspective.

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{Ed025's Note - i did KK and i thought it was a good game with 2 evenly match teams, if anything i would say liverpool just shaded it and im looking forward to the next leg where i think liverpool will just about get through on away goals mate, i thought fab was fab but the front 3 look a bit jaded to me, and salah needs to retire from taking corners..he never beats the front man..

19 Feb 2019 23:29:57
Ashtray on a bike? Hahahaha.

Most funny guys are handsome. I bet you are too, Ed25.

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{Ed025's Note - i have got a bit of a george clooney thing going on haizan..

20 Feb 2019 00:15:59
George Clooney thing Ed? As in the age? ;)

Agree on fab, he was outstanding. I didn't think the front 3 looked jaded though. Maybe toward the end due to the level of pressing throughout the game.

To me it looked like more a lack of composure in the final third. I thought some of our build up play was excellent but the decision making at the end was poor.

The amount of times the front three ran out of space or gave the ball away needlessly in their box was frustrating. That being said though, Bayerns defence was excellent and probably largely why we struggled in the final third.

The away leg will be very interesting. Can see it being a bit like City away in the CL last season in the sense that we will sit back and try and hit them on the counter a bit more.

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{Ed025's Note - im a bit older than george KK, but i believe he boasts to his friends that hes got an ED025 thing going on mate, liverpool still have a great chance of progressing and i believe 1 goal will do it..

20 Feb 2019 01:04:20
Just back from the match.

I wouldn’t say the front three look jaded, just their usual “rusty” selves after another period abroad without matches.

They can’t be jaded Ed25, they’ve just had a break!

For me, and I’ve said it before, these training sessions abroad do the team no favours whatsoever. We had the chances in the first half to seal the game but we didn’t.
The only players that stood out for me were Hendo and Fabhino.

We’ll need to up our game big time on Sunday.

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{Ed025's Note - salah gives a few nice cameo moments in the games but a lot of attacks break down due to him drogie, bobby is not doing enough for me and mane has been very industrious but his finishing must improve, the problem is that they are all going to play because there are no viable options to replace them mate..

20 Feb 2019 08:27:46
I do agree regarding back up mate but against Bournemouth they looked sharp ( yes it was only Bournemouth) but they still parked the bus and we had to break them down.

Fast forward to the Bayern game, with additional rest between games and we loose all the fluidity again mate.

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20 Feb 2019 12:05:55
People keep ignoring the fact that he's played as an attacking midfielder behind Salah in well over half of our games. Salah has been the central striker in most games. Is there an attacking midfielder in the league with a similar goal return to Firmino who doesn't take free kicks or penalties regularly? David Silva is the only one I can think of and nobody here would argue Firmino is better as a CAM than he is.

Firmino hasn't been at his sparkling best every week, but unlike most flair players, he still puts in a shift and earns his place on the pitch on an off day. Hugely under rated player. Long may it stay that way because the less headlines he gets, the less the press try and sell him to Barcelona or PSG on our behalf!

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20 Feb 2019 14:01:42
Amen mk scouser.

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19 Feb 2019 15:35:35
I think tonight we will play to a very high level. It will be like Porto away, Roma and City at home. They are a shadow of their best teams. So I predict a win by at least 3 goals. 4-1 or 5-1.

I have watched them a lot recently and it will be like a knife through butter, they can't run.

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19 Feb 2019 16:25:01
Hi markp08, you don't sit on the fence do ye!

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19 Feb 2019 16:40:07
Yeah, I agree. Remember when we played them pre season, year before last. 3 0 away. We had no Alisson or van dijke or mo salah (I think)

We will win tonight. I think vvd not playing may see a return to just out scoring the opposition. Which could work well for us tonight. Yeah I fancy this one.

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19 Feb 2019 16:47:12
I think 4-1 is optimistic to say the least. I think hopefully we will win 2-0.

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19 Feb 2019 16:57:14
It will be fantastic to see the JOEY ATE THE FROGS LEGS BANNER on the kop tonight, a generation of fans have yet to see it at a game, let’s get behind the team big time, remember the world is watching.

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19 Feb 2019 16:59:09
Hi Robbiesline, Salah scored in the first half of that friendly, Mane the other first half goal, Sturridge scored the third and then injured his hip and was withdrawn before the end of the game.

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19 Feb 2019 17:24:29
I hope we score early. Mane is in fine form lately and I can see him and Salah doing some damage to Bayern. Ideal situation is blitzing them early and converting a couple before half time.
I think I will need settling.

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19 Feb 2019 18:38:47
Scoring early will be key here, as well. If we get the early goal then we can wait them out and pounce on them on the counter.

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19 Feb 2019 22:35:57
For a team that can’t run they absolutely dominated Liverpool tonight 😂 I don’t think Liverpool will resort to the attacking football of last season and will continue this style of play and people need to get used to it! It’s won enough games so no need to change. I personally think Man Utd will get at least a draw on Sunday and Bayern will get through in the second leg.

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19 Feb 2019 23:18:38
Bayern Definately didn't dominate the game. They came for a draw and defended very well. We were just wasteful in front of goal.

On a positive note we played some lovely flowing football at times and managed to keep a clean sheet without Virgil.

I think there will be a few goals from both teams in the second leg.

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19 Feb 2019 23:16:16
Cheers 007.i thought so. Only goal I remember is the DS goal. I remember lallana playing well and couts was on it too.

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20 Feb 2019 03:17:53
Typical Spurs fan Hearno crawling out from under your rock when you get a decent result.
On what planet did Bayern dominate Liverpool? We created chances but didn’t take them. That’s it. Bayern played like I’d expect Brighton or Huddersfield to play at Anfield. No attacking at all and when they tried they couldn’t get through us with a midfielder at CB.
I’d say you’re embarrassing Spurs fans all over the country but most are actually like you. Facebook is full of them after a win but they disappear pretty quickly after a loss. Don’t worry mate you’ll go all spursy before long and undo any good work you’ve done so far just like you always do.
Then you can get back under your rock and wait for the next pundit to mention Spurs and League Title in the same sentence so the cycle can repeat itself.

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20 Feb 2019 10:57:01
Love it Bobby.

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19 Feb 2019 14:11:51
Looks like Adam Lewis is near to signing a new contract with the club hopefully this means he will be given game time to give Roberston a rest next season very good player.

In other news theirs a photo going round of Bobby arriving at the stadium all smiles soo doesn't look like he will be out tonight.

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19 Feb 2019 14:42:03
Good to here Kloppers.

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19 Feb 2019 15:49:42
Looks like deal agreed but not sure on signing. assumed once agreed they would sign.

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19 Feb 2019 16:27:29
Oh I’m soo excited for Adam to step up he has always shown exemplary commitment to the team and been a model professional.

Would save the need to buy a replacement!

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19 Feb 2019 16:30:06
signed all confirmed on the official site. will be good to use the youth as back up to give them a proper chance.

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19 Feb 2019 18:39:45
Never seen the kid play. Can anyone give a good assessment of how good he is, pls?

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19 Feb 2019 19:23:38
Was under 18s Captain under gerrard now in u23s, according to echo.

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19 Feb 2019 19:30:21
He has a good workrate, high energy, good touch, passes well, reasonable cross (needs to work more on delivering it into dangerous areas) - not convinced yet how good he is defensively but he presses well.

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