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22 Aug 2018 03:45:01
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22 Aug 2018 03:45:01
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21 Aug 2018 19:13:05
Evening Eds and fellow reds.

With Karius all but gone do u still see us moving on Mings as well or do u think that might leave us a little light in back up for Becker with our 2 young keepers.


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21 Aug 2018 19:33:58
Tyrone Mings? 😄 He’s let me down on my fantasy football - sell him.

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21 Aug 2018 17:44:32
Firstly I'd like to pass on my regards to Salah the poster hope to see you back on here soon .
Onto last night how good was it to win a match ugly. Thought Milner stood up to be counted when it mattered getting in Palace faces. Becker looks the business. VVD was a rock. Both incidents involving Salah thought the ref called correctly. Over the first 2 fixtures we've seen 2 different Liverpool performances both claiming the points. Long may it continue.

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{Ed0333's Note - I’m sure Salah will appreciate your words mate. I have to disagree I didn’t think Milner had a good game and was below par.

21 Aug 2018 18:22:10
Similar to the Burnley game at Turf moor last season, its the kind of game title winning man u constantly won. They would look bad, opponent looking likely, the bam the rotters would pull it out. We played well for the first 30 mins but didn't have the killer finishing. Keita's effort was esily dealt with, he should have squared to Mane for tap in. Salah chance that Keita created I will never understand why he didn't round the keeper.

That palace side did play their hearts out too, Henessey, Sakho, Van aanholt, Wam bisaku, Townsend all exceeded their usual standards. I think we can hope for improvements and be happy with a clean sheet and 3 points.

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21 Aug 2018 18:32:10
That palace side is good.

I didn't think they had a top 8 team but they have some very good players.

There is no easy prem game. Away st a ground like that.

Years and years and years and years on and on I watched United and said this is finally the year there crap, there awful, 118th minute up pops some nob head from the academy no-one has ever heard of and they win again.

It's important that when the team are as uncoordinated as they where last night that the defence stands up and boy oh boy dies it.

The other thing is, did you see how much better we looked when the captain came on, everyone new were they needed to be, and heist started dictating the game like he had never been away.

We still have fab for the middle aswel and an attack that was firing on all cylinders this early last year aswel.

I believe it will be manes form for the first 6/ 7 games then firmino and Salah will come into his own around November. Just a feeling, similar to last year.

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21 Aug 2018 19:13:06
Appreciate the reply Ed0333. I meant Milner stood out more as a presence on the pitch when it was getting niggly. Our football was better when Hendo came on. One thing Milner can never be accused of is hiding or not giving his all.

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{Ed0333's Note - I agree mate but yesterday Milner was just a body and slipped from his recent high standards, although he scored. Listen it was a bad day at the office for most of the team yesterday and im sure Klopp will have had a word and we’ll learn. Klopp alluded to it in the press about the wing backs have to do more and he’s right TAA is squandering some great situations with aimlessness, and that has to improve as the season goes on.

21 Aug 2018 21:38:57
There was one instance where taa overhit a cross because he chose to hit it on the half volley with power. He was in acres of space to get the ball down too. Completely baffled me that.

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21 Aug 2018 17:05:22
Sorry if it’s been answered but do you know why Fabinho wasn’t in the squad last night?

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21 Aug 2018 17:48:30
It is a) we have a really strong squad and b) Klopp is letting him get up to speed on the way we play.

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{Ed025's Note - or he could just be a lemon?.. :)

21 Aug 2018 18:29:25
Ed025, are you trying to take over Ed002's mantle of making shocking statements and announcements, LOL? My goodness, are players even allowed to turn to be lemons at this level of the game and with these amounts of money exchanging hands?

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{Ed002's Note - As I have already explained, he is struggling to settle.}

21 Aug 2018 18:44:01
Now, now ArAy, got to let 25 have his wishful thinking. He does support a small club, after all.

It was plain as day in pre-season that he's anything but a lemon. It's a matter of whether he settles. Hopefully he will.

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21 Aug 2018 19:05:57
Mad Dog took some time to force his way into the side last season. Give Fab time to adjust.

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21 Aug 2018 19:48:47
Flash? Is that a thing now? I don't think many on here are up to speed with 1980s American Football coaches.

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21 Aug 2018 20:06:23
Fab will be okay. Sometimes it does take time to settle. We saw in pre season that he can play?

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21 Aug 2018 21:40:08
Just me that thought he struggled a bit in pre-season?

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21 Aug 2018 21:40:08
Just me that thought he struggled a bit in pre-season?

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21 Aug 2018 22:47:54
With you on that rollanfield. When on the ball he looked composed, but getting the ball seemed to be a struggle for him. He did look pedestrian and the play seemed to move around rather than through him. That said, it's early days and let's hope he gels soon.

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21 Aug 2018 14:34:14
Ed01 if you're around, i read your match report and where lallana is concerned, completely agree, he had a really good season for us a couple of years back and has looked off the pace ever since, I don't see how he is above a lot of our reserves at present, do you believe he can recapture his form of a few years back, I would personally like to see him resurrect his career in a mid table team and give more game time to others. He seems to be a nice enough lad around the squad but with the improvements we've made, I just seem to have a bad feeling every time he comes on as a sub, it seems our attacking game breaks down and he doesn't offer much in his defensive game. Also, do you feel Klopp see's something we don't as Klopp seems to be a big fan.

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{Ed001's Note - no, I would get rid because I am sick of his pronouncements to the press about what he is going to do. They are always followed up by him playing crap for a while. He needs to shut up.}

21 Aug 2018 14:56:12
He does seem to love to see his words in print.

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{Ed001's Note - it drives me mad, never talk about what you will do, talk about what you have done. If you haven't done anything, then keep it shut. He never stops jabbering on. He should let his football do the talking for him, because he has the talent to do so.}

21 Aug 2018 15:10:31
Don't under estimate lallana. I don't know what he is saying to the press. But I agree he needs to shut up and focus on his game. He is now fully fit and a decent player to bring on. He had no effect on the cl final but he was way off match sharpness.

He has had much more than 1 good season and when he came on yesterday we didn't suddenly get worse. We even scored. He has something different to a lot of players. He can go round a man and is an intelligent player. I hope the ox is not going to be forgotten the way Lallana has been forgotton. Klopp is not playing him out of charity. Reserve player? Based on what? A few below fitness level performances.

He has been a match winner for us many times and has played for England a lot. We have a lot of games this year and are going to need all our experienced players.

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21 Aug 2018 15:26:19
Given he’s player that relies so heavily on movement and interlinking play, he really needs be playing regularly with the team to build intuitive relationships and be at his most effective IMO (otherwise be just holds the ball way too long while he figures out where everyone is) . The problem is I’m not sure he’s not good enough to to be a guaranteed starter anymore, and I’d much rather see Shaqiri off the bench so agree with you Ed.

The awful mouthing off to the press is so annoying as well. No need to speak about what you’re going to do before you’ve done it.

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21 Aug 2018 15:47:32
Shaqiri has played 2 friendlies, lallana got us into the champions league. I know what you mean about him needing to build intuitive relationships with the players around him but players don't just play one match a week, they train together all week.

The level at Liverpool has definitely gone up and I still think lallana is good enough.

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21 Aug 2018 16:07:33
Robbie, agree 100%! Short memories on here sometimes. Lallana has given this club a lot. He has a contract with the club which he will honour and continue to give us all as he has done since he joined.

A big favourite of Klopps and the boys too. A very good player t be bringing on off the bench at present.

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{Ed0333's Note - Quantify exactly what Lalana has ‘given’ this club please?

21 Aug 2018 16:23:26
Everything needs to be seen within context. Lallana was an important player for Southampton for that particular team, as he was for our team during Klopp's first year. My recollection of him for that season is made up mostly of pressing effectively but blunting most attacks with countless Cruyff turns and dilly-dallying with the ball (hardly what you want from your AM is it? ) . That season you would read the words "headless chicken" almost daily over here (in regards to either him or Milner or both) . I don't doubt his effort, nor his work rate, but the team has evolved and moved on. I have nothing agianst him, and I am sure he is a thorough professional, but I don't see the place he has in this particular team, in LFC's current context.

As far as the OX is concerned, I think LFC fans have to be given more credit than that. He turned many doubters into believers and he is genuinely well liked (my opinion based on what i read on these pages) . And if he continues giving his all after he comes back, then i don't see why he will be forgotten. Look at how well Danny Ings was treated by LFC fans. The man did not even start 10 first team games in his 3 years with us, but everyone had nothing but sympathy and gratitude for his efforts. I see no reason the Ox will be treated differently. And Ox is different from Lallana simply because he fits in within the current context, while I believe Lallana does not. If you can't see how Ox's direct style of play fits in so much better than Lallana's indecisive doodling with the ball, not much I can say.

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21 Aug 2018 16:32:35
I am surpised shaq wasnt given an opportunity yesterday.

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21 Aug 2018 16:39:00
I’d rather give any chances to Shaqiri as he hasn’t had a fair shot yet - course he hasn’t it’s only been two games - my point being is Lallana has had years and produced half a season, Shaqiri can produce more if given game time.
I hope he doesn’t get pissed off before we get busy and still puts in effort.

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21 Aug 2018 16:39:54
I think he is a good option when a team is trying to park the bus and you'll have a lot of the ball around there box

In these situations he is defentily better then wijnaldum who likes to play sideways passes

And I think teams will try sit back a lot this season.

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21 Aug 2018 17:00:59
Ar ay, lallana doesn't seem to fit in with the context for this Liverpool side because he has been out for a long time with injury and we have not seen him at his best for well over a year.

The ox's brilliant performances are still fresh in the memory but Adam lallana was probably playing better before his injury than the ox was before his. Lallana is a classic klopp type player so how he doesn't "fit in with the context" I don't understand.

Once we have a brilliant season, sadly without Alex, maybe challenging for the league, maybe winning it, after a season of blistering performances from keita, fabhino, Henderson, maybe lallana then the same comment about context and lallana will be applied to the ox. We will have moved on.

Now I firmly believe the ox will be back, starting games for Liverpool. I was glad when we signed him, and he was better than expected and I think he has the ability to come back. It won't happen straight away, he will need to build his match fitness. I also think lallana will get back to starting games for Liverpool and playing well. I'd bet on it.

Lallana had three good seasons under his belt before getting injured. One brilliant season and it has all been forgotten. He is a reserve player in some people's minds. The ox had a really good half season and I think it will be forgotten. You can't say you don't forget as that is the nature of forgetting. You don't choose to and you can't predict it. You can have an opinion based on other cases, such as lallana being forgotten and predict the same will happen to the current acm who is out with a serious injury, aoc.

I hope lallana proves his doubters wrong and I hope the ox gets back quickly and comes back strong. Because they are Liverpool players and i love Liverpool and want them to do well.

That said, lallana needs to do his talking on the pitch. Prove it.

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21 Aug 2018 17:07:49
Perfect summary ArAy. Lallana is a decent player and he did a crucial job for us when Klopp first came in, but we’ve evolved to a much more direct style of play and I think Ox is the future along with Keita.

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21 Aug 2018 17:16:32
And Danny ings is different. He joined after a great season with Burnley and barely kicked a ball before suffering an awful injury, then it happened again. You'd need a Stone heart not feel for the lad.

But at the end of the day we sold him. (and he looks amazing, better than I ever thought he was)

I'm not slating Liverpool fans, most haven't forgotten lallana. All fans are the same, from all teams, especially the younger fans, it's the instant gratification culture, it breeds short memories.

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21 Aug 2018 17:21:38
Liverpool are direct on the counter but we are far from just a counter attacking team. Lallana has a part to play, he has the ability to open up defences.

In a team you don't have just one type of player of course. Nor two types or three. Lallana has a quality to his game. He is a fantastic player.

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21 Aug 2018 19:36:25
He is far from a fantastic player. Last night he was in 20 yards of pass and should of driven forward, but instead does what he always does a turn and pass it square. He is offering nothing at the moment.

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21 Aug 2018 19:46:18
Robbie, Lallana has always had a gob on him. The lad with his talent, should be bossing guys in midfield. Why? My dad (ex-footballer at a decent amateur level) used to tell me that a two footed player is the MOST dangerous player on the pitch cos he is the MOST unpredictable. Lallana is way too talented due to him being two-footed BUGT he seems to just talk much more than he plays. Lallana again, should just shut his trap and get it done where it matters, ON THE PITCH.

You say people have short memories cos we are slating him while forgetting that he contributed to us getting in to the CL THREE seasons ago. That makes no sense. News Flash: We are WAY ahead of that LFC team and btw he was NOT the only one who did his part. Bobbie, Hendo, Cou, Can, Wiji, even Migs and of course, Mane did their bits as well.

Now look at what Mane, Wiji, Hendo, and Bobbie have become now esp. Bobbie and Mane now bordering on world class and Hendo becoming a true leader of men. They are much better players than they were back then. Maybe if Lallana could just shut his gob for 5 seconds and focuses on his job instead of talking about what he will do on the pitch (we don't really know cos he NEVER plays), he would prolly improve himself like the others have.

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{Ed0333's Note - fabulous post that mate. I was outraged when Lalana played before shaquiri or Sturridge but we trust in Klopp. Hopefully he let him have a few minutes so clubs realize he’s actually fit and put in a bid for him.

21 Aug 2018 20:12:44
Yeah good post, but it wasn't 3 years ago it was the season before last. Lallana has offered nothing lately I agree but it's been two matches and he didn't start either. I think he will get there. The team has moved on of course but lallana wasn't dropped because he wasn't good enough, he was injured. Judging him on his performances since his injury isn't a fair shout as he hasn't been fit. That isn't an excuse it's a fact.

He was one of our best players before his injury and I think that has to come into consideration.

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21 Aug 2018 20:59:24
Robbie, I meant to say 2 seasons ago BUT notwithstanding, look at how far we and the players I mentioned have come. I agree that he has been injured HOWEVER players coming off an injury mostly focus on getting back to where they were instead of mouthing off to the media about what they would do when they play (we don't see it cos he does not play) .

The fact of the matter is that Lallana needs to keep his head down, get better on the pitch and do his talking there cos mind you, this is NOT 16/ 17 where we did not know if we could get top 4 or not. This is 18/ 19 where many are expecting LFC to get at City and the LFC team he flourished in NO LONGER EXISTS. The team we have now is on another planet in comparison (even tho several players from that team are in this one BUT have UPPED their game) and he had better shut his mouth, UP his game and get with the NEW programme OR be left in the dust. It's his choice.

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21 Aug 2018 21:13:19
Lallana was at his best just before he got injured. Couldn't agree more Eds1 in fact I think my Mrs has an illness called Lallana syndrome where she talks what she is going to do but n never does it, harsh I know.

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21 Aug 2018 22:08:07
I totally agree brover. I'm pretty sure no one give a solitary f##k what lallana says if he isn't playing well. We don't want to hear it, we want the form of early 16/ 17 season back.

If he can get back to that level he definitely has something to offer this team. He's good at nicking the ball but in recent performances, once he has nicked it he is just playing a safe square pass. When one of his biggest assets in this klopp team is the ability to nick the ball and start an attack.

I also think he is at that age where the legs just start to show the first signs of slipping. Pace was never his game but it must effect his game. He can beat players. I think he may have to readjust a little.

Look, I don't think he is the saviour of Liverpool or anything. But comments like "lallana is at reserve level" are just not true. I think he plays better when he starts. He is good at the explosive starts klopp demands. I don't think he is an impact player, but that's really only based on his performances since the injury as he was nearly always a starter before.

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22 Aug 2018 00:33:02
Robbie I don't know what lallana your talking about because the Lapland that's playing now is too slow holds the ball for too long and tries too many touches. Our game has moved on from there it's too fast for him, he doesn't suit our game game now were are now one touch football and direct. We now have better players on the bench shaquiri, sturridge, even hendo who are more direct. I think he need to be moved on for the sake of his career because it after stagnating now. It's only my opinion if he stays u will support him if he goes best of luck to him .

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{Ed0333's Note - who will pay good money for a 30 year plus injury prone player whose on a downward trajectoary?

22 Aug 2018 02:38:21
I think lovren does thensame and we kinda usually loose after lovren says something like we can win, we are not afraid of anyone etc😅😅.

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21 Aug 2018 14:25:44
If PAOK beat Benfica over the two legs in the CL qualifiers, would Liverpool still go into Pot 2, or did that ship sail when Benfica beat Fenerbahce?

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21 Aug 2018 14:50:16
I think benfica actually have to be in the group stages so they have to go through for liverpool to be bumped to pot 3.

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21 Aug 2018 15:26:58
+1 for Wolverine.

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21 Aug 2018 18:58:13
Why is this an issue for people? Did you not see the way we played against the top teams in Europe last season? I'm pretty confident in saying that a lot of teams will be worried about getting us in the groups.

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21 Aug 2018 16:41:29
Thanks Wolverine. I'll be a PAOK fan for a week or two then :)

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21 Aug 2018 13:17:27
Hi all.
I'm not familiar with computers and find raising so I'm asking for help.

Is there anyone in the know who can set up a sponsor/ fund raising page for Salah.

You'll never walk alone Slah buddy.
My thoughts and well wishes go to you my friend!

If anyone can do this or can help me do it. I will pass on any details needed


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21 Aug 2018 13:09:27
Any chance of a match review Ed001? always nice to get your insight into the game, time permitting.

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{Ed001's Note - I did one, sorry it must not have generated the link automatically because it has been causing problems when the site tries to do so for me. That's why the review of the day link auto generates on a timer, rather than when I post it up.

Match review

21 Aug 2018 13:33:29
Thanks for the review, Ed001.

Cannot agree with you about the red card. In no way is a simple free kick a just punishment for denying a goal-scoring opportunity of this kind through means of a foul. If it is in the penalty area, then perhaps a penalty and no red card would be fair. But Salah was through on goal with a chance to put the game to bed and was fouled. A free-kick, even just outside the area, is in no way comparable to a one-on-one with the goalkeeper. Red card was perfectly justified.

Always great reads, though!

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21 Aug 2018 14:01:45
I have to agree with LoweLFC, I would feel a red is justified if it was the other way around. If the refs start letting a player get away with that, then that will become the way to stop players who are past the last defender, run just behind them so there heel touches you foot etc.

The team only concede a free kick and and yellow card when actually it is most likely that the player will score.

The penalty was correct, Sakho also had a handful of his shirt, which was completely overlooked by all of the commentators/ pundits on TV, again, if its the other way around, I would not be aggrieved. Do not give the ref a decision to make.

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21 Aug 2018 14:02:10
Yeah agreed. His reaction to the red says it all. No complaint. He knew what he was doing.

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21 Aug 2018 14:10:17
Thanks for the review Ed!

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21 Aug 2018 15:04:43
Good review ed clearly the team need time to gel new keeper stiffened up the defence and his distribution was first class full backs where suspect but crucial decisions where correct you are right about zaha who seems to get free kicks when he is the perpetrator looking forward to the coming months but klipperty must give up on llalana not productive enough.

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{Ed001's Note - Zaha drives me mad, all he does is fall over, usually he is the one doing the fouling at the time as well!}

21 Aug 2018 15:05:12
Thanks for the review, Ed. As a side issue, what do you think of Wan-Bissaka? I think he looks like he's going to be a player.

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{Ed001's Note - come on in leaps and bounds and looks a really good young prospect. In fact, to be fair, he outshone Trent last night.}

21 Aug 2018 19:44:23
Thanks for the review - agree Wan-Bissaka was their best player. I think it was definitely a sending off though. VVD and Allison our best players, but for once I thought Gini did a decent job no worse than Keita or Milner.

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21 Aug 2018 19:58:41
Spot on, Ed on the penalty. These Palace fans call Salah a cheat YET their golden boy Zaha, can't ever stay on his feet to save his own life and flops to the ground at every opportunity YET Salah is the diver. Go figure.

Also, Maybe the Palace fans and their hypocrite manager can tell us how many times their CB is allowed to kick the opposing player IN THE BOX before a pen should be awarded. Had Salah gone down after the first one then one can say, it was a dive. Sahko (that guy is getting MORE comical than ever) had two bites at him yet Salah stayed on his feet and after the second one, what is he supposed to do there? The fact that Oliver gave it w/ o anyone appealing for it shows it was a Pen.

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22 Aug 2018 00:01:13
Said exactly the same thing about wan-bissaka. Definitely one to keep an eye on for the future.

As for the pen, Sakho unlawfully stopped Salah from being able to shoot. It's a simple one really. As Salah was going to strike the ball, Sakho tripped him. It may have only been slight and not enough to make him fall, but it was still enough to impede him.

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21 Aug 2018 11:30:52
Firstly thoughts and prayers with the poster Salah, hope to see you back posting soon buddy!

In relation to Salah the player, I read that he had to be told by one of coaches to go over to the away fans after the game yesterday as he was the only player not to do so. Always thought Mo to be genuinely nice and to always have time for the fans, could this be in relation to the recent phone whilst driving issue?

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21 Aug 2018 12:02:48
A breaking point will arrive. Particular when Salah figures out the fan love for him is conditional.

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21 Aug 2018 12:55:04
Perhaps he was a little frustrated after not being as clinical as he normally is in front of goal. He’s only human after all and no doubts he wants to maintain the level he did last season. Once he starts banging them in again I no doubt we will see the huge smile return to his face.

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21 Aug 2018 13:18:11
Can we stop persecuting people for their bad days? He wanted to go back to the dressing room immediately after a disappointing personal performance following a fairly irritating week. He didn't find a disabled child in the crowd and drop kick their companion dog. Like most people, he's a decent enough sort without being tested too much, has some mates who aren't as nice as him, has made some questionable life decisions over time and when pushed, has also done some really lovely things for people. You know, normal human stuff.

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21 Aug 2018 22:17:20
Maybe he wants to join Madrid. I don't trust him or maybe his agent. I hate to say it and I hope I'm wrong. He has been playing football long enough to know to acknowledge the travelling fans. A hard thing to do if you are trying to leave and you know it will hurt the fans but don't care.

Madrid still haven't signed the big player we all thought they would when Ronaldo left.

The options must be Neymar hazard and salah.

I reckon if an offer came in and klopp said no, salah would get difficult. That is my instinct. I hope I'm wrong, he seems like a nice bloke but I don't really care, I'm not into football for the personalities, it's a beautiful game and salah is a wonderful player. Especially with expectations so high, if salah did want to leave it would be hard to face the anfield faithful.

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21 Aug 2018 11:15:11
I think we should drop booby and start studger next game. I really don't thing Bobby works best when teams decide to sit back. he still gives his all but his effect is considerably less against such oppositions.

Gives a nudge to bobby for healthy competition and studger is having kind of a golden time we could capitalize on it.

Not saying studger is better than bobby, but i feel he is more of a goal threat against teams that sit deep.

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21 Aug 2018 11:44:56
I always feel Sturridge ends up dropping too deep when playing against said opposition and ends up not really making a difference.

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21 Aug 2018 12:03:17
Not good to drop booby.

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21 Aug 2018 12:14:02
I can't agree with that, but I do feel that subs should be used earlier. No point giving a sub 30 seconds and running Bobby into the ground or saying latter Sturridge has no rhythm.

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21 Aug 2018 12:15:53
Doesn’t score for two games so we need to drop him? The people on this site have the shortest memories.

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21 Aug 2018 12:16:12
oops was browsing something while typing that.

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21 Aug 2018 12:16:30
Firmino would be on the bench for most of the season if Klopp did that. The majority of teams we face are going to play deep and be very compact.

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21 Aug 2018 12:22:33
It's against teams that sit deep that we really need Bobby's ability to create space.

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21 Aug 2018 12:57:20
Bobby doesn’t look 100% match fit to me. This isn’t a dig or a short memory but just how I see it. I’m sure once he returns to full match fitness we will see the bobby of last season.

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21 Aug 2018 14:42:16
Bobby and Salah are behind Mane and Keita in terms of fitness at the moment. They'll catch up in a couple weeks though and we should be firing on all fronts. Great win last night by the way.

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21 Aug 2018 15:14:32
I don't think klopp and sturridge get on. Bringing him on for 30 seconds! It still goes down as an appearance. With no tackles, no goals and no successful passes. Weird. Maybe not, maybe it was wasting time.

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21 Aug 2018 16:38:25
I disagree - Palace was a very tough side away from home and Bobby was very important to defending from the front and making sure they didn’t get any time on the ball.

Against sides that offer little or no threat, then perhaps that’s a different matter and I’d be happy to see Sturridge upfront and Firmino drop into a no.10 role in more of a 4-2-3-1 like he did against Brighton last season.

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21 Aug 2018 17:06:09
You don't drop Bobby after 2 games. Bloody hell.

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21 Aug 2018 20:00:58
The only way Bobbie gets dropped is to improve his fitness and nothing more cos he needs more time to get up to speed physically due to the WC. Those saying he should be dropped should prolly give their heads a wobble.

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21 Aug 2018 11:07:47
Hi Ed001, regd the yesterday game, how much you were impressed by Gomez? . He seems to read the game well. At one point of time there was a long ball which he was tempted by to attack it but he stayed back after two steps and allowed Midfielders to handle. This were the situations Lovern won't stay back.
And another thing is Klopp's substitution. It's a good sub Henderson for Milner but he should also bought Sturridge/ Shaqiri for Firmino much earth. He looked too tired after 80 mins.

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{Ed001's Note - Gomez was ok, but he needs to work on his partnership with VVD. Not quite there yet their understanding.

Yeah the subs did not really do a lot yesterday. Lallana struggled.}

21 Aug 2018 18:37:19
Ed can you imagine if we sign Giminez next summer? Just him.

We will have the best defensive partnership in world football.

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{Ed001's Note - he does look a fantastic player, whether he would be as good without Godin next to him is difficult to assess though.}

21 Aug 2018 20:03:00
Spot on, Ed. Also, remember Godin and Jimenez also play together with the Uruguay national team so the understanding is there. As for Godin, he is capable of making Chris Smalling look good. Just look at what he has done with Stefan Savic, who could not kick a ball at City. He now looks like a top class CB alongside Godin.

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