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21 Aug 2018 16:41:03
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21 Aug 2018 16:41:03
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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 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 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

Cheers.

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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 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 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 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 10:24:42
we can't thank you all enough there's no way of saying how thankful we are reading the posts words cannot describe how nice they are to read .
so far we know it was 3 people who attacked him not far from our home n if it wasnt for a neighbour he wouldn't be with us today. i won't go into gory details but he's not aware of any of these postts yet but am saving everything for him to see
theres so much i want to say but i won't intrude on your football web site to much just thank you so very much
sorry for rushed post. love to all x.

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{Ed002's Note - Such a terrible thing.}

21 Aug 2018 10:32:40
Hope he makes a speedy recovery! great guy!

As for those 3 vile thugs I hope they're caught and put away for a long time! vermin scum.

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21 Aug 2018 10:34:50
Take care we are all thinking of you.

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21 Aug 2018 10:34:59
It's no intrusion at all. Football is the least of anyone's worries right now. We're all thinking about all of you. Please send him our best.

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21 Aug 2018 10:35:45
You're not intruding at all. I hope they catch the cowards.

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21 Aug 2018 10:37:21
Can’t imagine what all of you are going through. I think it’s fair to say he’s one of the most well loved posters on the site and we are rocked by what has happened. Hope those animals are caught and made to pay. Hope the days ahead are easier on you and him. When he’s able to hear, please tell him we just really want him back.

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21 Aug 2018 10:40:03
He’ll want to see the daily reviews too 😉

We’re all rooting for Salah and you’re all in our thoughts.

Great work by that neighbour too, big thanks to them 👍.

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21 Aug 2018 10:40:53
Thoughts and prayers with you Salah.

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21 Aug 2018 10:41:31
Get well soon Salah mate and let’s hope the three thugs are caught.

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21 Aug 2018 10:47:33
Some things are more important than football

Get well soon Salah.

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21 Aug 2018 10:51:27
Send him our best wishes and a speedy recovery, and hope they cath those vile fugs.

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21 Aug 2018 10:57:14
Wish him a speedy recover.

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21 Aug 2018 11:01:52
Sad news Salah, hope your road to recovery is a quick one and justice is served to the perpetrators.

Been meaning to make an account a could not think of a better reason. YNWA.

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21 Aug 2018 11:04:05
Our thoughts for a complete and speedy recovery are with him. I hope the vile cowards are caught and get their due. So many of us miss him already.

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21 Aug 2018 11:05:50
Omg! get well soon salah and wishing strength to the family in these time. We all are with you.
and may be culprits get caught at the earliest.

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21 Aug 2018 11:15:57
Another reminder why we all love the site, our prayers are with you, speedy recovery.

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21 Aug 2018 11:17:46
All is well.

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21 Aug 2018 11:23:07
Agree, you're not intruding on our lfc site. We're more of a community of brothers/ sisters and salah is a very valued member of this community.

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21 Aug 2018 11:47:09
I find myself feeling very emotional about this. So sad for Salah and his family, but so bloody touched by the outpouring of support and well wishes. I have seen football and even this site bring out an ugly side of some people, but my faith in the common decency of mankind is affirmed by you all in this sad and dark time. We truly do "never walk alone". Loving thoughts to Salah and all who are doing it tough right now. You have a friend in Australia who is thinking of you and praying for you.

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21 Aug 2018 11:47:58
Every day this world seems to produce more and more disgusting animals who perpetrate these kind of acts but from reading Salahs posts over time I have no doubt that he has the character and strength to come through this.
Stay strong.

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21 Aug 2018 12:10:17
That is horrific and cowardly! Everyone on this site will be thinking of you Salah. Wishing you all the best.

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21 Aug 2018 13:19:27
If you have ongoing costs or issues then please feel free to set up a go-fund-me and post it here, I know a lot of us would be happy to contribute what we can but don't want to overstep without knowing your need. Best wishes.

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21 Aug 2018 13:11:02
All the best buddy sure with all the good will on here you will get back to full health in no time. YNWA
up the pool.

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21 Aug 2018 13:15:54
Nothing but the best for Salah and his family. There for sure are more important things in life and this is it. Speedy recovery and much love.
I hope the cretin who did this are caught and prosecuted to the fullest extent the law.

Matt in FL.

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21 Aug 2018 13:21:02
I can’t tell you how sad this makes me feel. This world can be a disgusting place sometimes I really don’t know how anyone could do that to another human being.
Get well soon Salah mate I hope they catch these cretins and throw away the key!
Sending positive energy mate, hang in there!
YNWA xx.

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21 Aug 2018 14:07:49
Get well soon Salah mate.

And to his family member who has posted this thread, I'm sure I speak for the rest of the community in saying that if you need to come on here and talk about anything, then please do, we'll support you in any way we can. We all share a love for Liverpool, but that extends beyond talking about the game, it means showing love and compassion for any of us who are in need of it.

YNWA Salah and family.

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21 Aug 2018 15:16:13
It's awful. Proper vile. Freak.

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21 Aug 2018 15:24:17
Salah's contribution to the site is sorely missed, there is no intrusion at all. Hope he gets well soon x.

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21 Aug 2018 15:22:31
Not a regular poster on here but read the site several times a day and wanted to extend my best to Salah too and also say how genuinely touching it is to see the community on here come together to wish him the best. It's the good side of community when he has been the victim of the worst side. Awful situation and been thinking of him and his family. Hope to see him back on here soon.

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21 Aug 2018 16:38:31
I hope these people receive the punishments they deserve. I only know salah from this site but from what I do know about him, it really couldn't of happened to a nicer person. Sending all our positive vibes and preys for you to recover quickly. Ynwa brother.

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21 Aug 2018 10:22:56
Long time reader from Kenya but new at posting. Just wanted to wish Salah the poster the quickest of recoveries. hope to post more often.

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21 Aug 2018 10:12:38
If we stick with taa, Gomez, vvd, Robertson and Alisson, is there a younger first choice back five in the league? Taa under 20, Gomez 21 and the other three you’d think at the start of their peak ages for their positions. Could be the lineup for 5 years at least.

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