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Review Of The Day 13th February 2019

13 Feb 2019 07:29:01
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 13th February 2019

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13 Feb 2019 09:45:06
Cheers Ed001, Haha in Sancho's defence we've all been there around that age.

I've been lucky enough to catch plenty of Dortmund games this year, what a talent.

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{Ed001's Note - I don't blame Sancho, that is a club error. There should be a liaison officer who ensures all the documentation is in his/her hands earlier, preferably the day before.}

13 Feb 2019 10:18:18
As a parent of two teenagers I completely agree with the Ed on this one.

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13 Feb 2019 13:22:46
Thanks very much Ed. Hope it's a good day so far for you mate.

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{Ed001's Note - thank you mate, good so far, hopefully yours is good too?}

13 Feb 2019 13:39:35
Not bad at all thank you mate, roll on 7-8ish, chill time (I hope) lol. Take care mate.

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{Ed001's Note - fingers crossed you get that rest.}

14 Feb 2019 00:40:08
What do you think of antonio's statement? i think its right on. there should be no place for racism.

Also do u think hitszelsperger (lol spelling) was a legend? he could strike it like no one could but. well it went in all directions but the goal :)

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12 Feb 2019 22:21:29
Man mark Pogba (like Marquinhos did tonight) and they are there for the taking . A bit like Sarri ball, the cat is out the bag. Thank you PSG!

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12 Feb 2019 22:49:20
Premier League Managers need to try it on Fernandinho of.

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13 Feb 2019 06:58:45
I suggested on Hazard before the double header with Chelsea a few months ago too.
I don’t see why necessarily it is wholly negative, pick the right player (someone as versatile as Ian Ross was, for instance) and you can still play in possession.
Every time Liverpool play Chelsea, who does the damage?
I think Wijnaldum or Henderson could do a job like that, it needs someone who can read the play and think about where his opponent is going.
You could even divide the duties up to different players in different areas of the field but players like Hazard and Pogba are so crucial to their respective teams’ game plans that I feel it’s a tactic worthy of consideration?

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13 Feb 2019 07:23:47
It won't work now that the world knows. Give a player no space and even messi will not be effective. Pogba is all physical and skill. Two three good old fashioned tackles and he is out of the game. either he will stop running or do something stupid. The only man united player i am worried about is de gea. he has blinders against us and he could be a big difference for them.

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12 Feb 2019 22:02:25
LFC have arrived at there training camp today ( marbella football centre) weather lousy no sun. Gini and milner staying in single rooms due to illness no training session for them today keeping them away from squad, also Fabinho stayed in hotel all day he has a slight niggle. Lovren never travelled getting treatment for Hamstring at Melwood.

Watching Man Utd versus PSG major injuries for Utd Martial (Groin) and Lingard (Hamstring) left the field during the first half with above injuries, getting worse for utd two goals down and Pogba just had a red card. Interestingly i wrote a post over the weekend that i would man mark Pogba, PSG have done that tonight and Pogba was non-existent Marquinhos had him in his pocket all night it niggles him he likes freedom deny him and it bugs him mentally that's his weakness, physically superb mentally weak?

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12 Feb 2019 22:25:33
OP, If it's a hamstring then Lingard could be out of the OT game. Pity. I would have liked to have him eat his words (with a side of super hot sauce) for guaranteed a Utd win a while back.

Also, I would not say to man mark Pogba per se. That kind of thing no longer works anymore cos players are now required to do more and participate more in games instead of back in the day where you could follow a player around all game. I will say that we should make sure a body is put on him wherever he is on the pitch cos he does not like having someone on top of him as Emre Can used to bully him every time we played them.

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13 Feb 2019 00:10:04
Sorry to disagree Redwolf but it kind of does/ did work tonight though. Whether our natural game allows for us to do something we wouldn't normally do so is another matter. Be wary of a Utd backlash and as the old saying goes form goes out the window, quietly confident tho, let's give the Germans a game to remember first then utd.

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13 Feb 2019 01:30:09
Who is this 007 character? S/ he speaks a lot of sense. Could be some kind of secret agent? Keep it up - you know your stuff.

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13 Feb 2019 02:47:20
Wait what? The players are on holiday. again? Why? I swear every time they make these unnecessary trips to countries where the conditions are vastly different to our own, it never works out. Yet we persist with it. I’m interested to see how we come back now especially since we got Bayern and United next.

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13 Feb 2019 04:55:42
Bc, Kman, warm weather heals niggles and sunshine is good for the soul.

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13 Feb 2019 06:35:42
Was meant to write that on the 'Ruben Dias' profile Ed, bed head mode is engaged I think!

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{Ed001's Note - I am so confused now!}

12 Feb 2019 22:29:40
just curious 007, do you think we should man mark him as well and if so with whom? I can't recall if Klopp has utilized that strategy or not.

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12 Feb 2019 22:36:16
Agreed 007, I remember your post in Pogba and very true. If he doesn’t have workhorse next to him or has pressure on him he crumbles. Only interested in the game when he has the ball and doesn’t give two hoots when he doesn’t.

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13 Feb 2019 10:44:06
I was thinking about your pogba man mark comment last night 007. Great call as it worked out. I hope we can take some positive ideas from the game last night to use at Old Trafford.

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13 Feb 2019 16:34:49
Quality Ed, bloody hell mate you're keeping busy writing all of these! great work.

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Ruben Dias

12 Feb 2019 18:13:35
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new player profile about, Ruben Dias

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12 Feb 2019 18:20:41
Thanks Ed001!

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{Ed001's Note - very welcome.}

12 Feb 2019 19:34:50
A very good read Ed thank you mate, I must admit I have mixed feelings about him having taken on board your points about his weaknesses. Might be very good though in a few years. Any teams looking at him seriously?

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{Ed001's Note - yes but I forget who now. Ed002 told us on the editors' widget about a few looking at him, so I decided to do a player profile on him, meaning to save the list he gave us but I forgot sorry.}

12 Feb 2019 20:09:35
No worries mate, appreciate your work as I do all of you Ed’s.

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{Ed001's Note - thank you mate.}

12 Feb 2019 22:31:31
Thank you Ed, these are great reads.

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{Ed001's Note - cheers stone. Really glad to hear that.}

13 Feb 2019 09:52:15
Thanks Ed001 and thanks for requesting Ed002!

Its interesting as on one hand it sounds like he would suit Liverpool quite well. Playing for Benfica, a team that has most of the ball and therefore not having much pressure defensively (sounds familiar! ) Also, having the passing ability to connect the defence to the attack and speeding up our play is exactly one of Gomez's strengths and something I think we have missed in his absence. It looks like he also has the speed to do well against counter attacking teams that we so often face (specifically at Anfield) .

On the other hand, the point on his physicality is a big weakness. Espcially for the premier league. I wonder if he'd have the work ethic and eagerness to work on this and bulk up for the likes of Mitrovic or Rondon. He'd have to work on his tackling as well from the sound of it. Although working in training with VVD against the likes of Salah and Mane would surely help this, you'd hope anyway.

Could be worth the risk. With Jurgen's transfer record I have every faith!

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13 Feb 2019 10:38:02
Good read that, thanks ed001 👍.

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{Ed001's Note - thank you Ronaldo.}

12 Feb 2019 18:02:53
Hi everyone.

Just a quick question. Say we do go on to win the league (fingers crossed) but AOC is unable to make the required 5 appearances due to his injury. Would he be eligble for any special dispensation for a medal.

I. E. He would have made beyond five appearences had he not been injured.

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12 Feb 2019 20:28:11
I belive the club is given some amount of extra medals. So the club can provide other players who they feel contributed or deserve a medal. I am not sure about this tho, if someone can confirm this?

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12 Feb 2019 21:23:41
He can always wait an extra year to get one.

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12 Feb 2019 21:58:05
I think the club just gets X number of medals to give out to the squad, if I remember correctly.

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13 Feb 2019 05:39:34
I haven't paid any attention to what happens with prem medals since we've never won one so no idea!

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Johan Cruyff

12 Feb 2019 13:56:23
{Ed's Note - has posted a new manager profile about, Johan Cruyff

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12 Feb 2019 14:33:58
Thanks for the article Ed001. Have always loved this guy and always will. Probably the most influential footballer of the last 50-60 years, in terms of impact on teams he played with or coached, as well as the game, in general, and that says a lot. Would Rinus Michels have been able to execute his "total football" philosophy with that Ajax team of the 70's without Cruyff? I doubt it. Pity about the "my way or highway" attitude Cruyff had, but it's like this with geniuses sometimes, isn't it? People with strong beliefs, and the force of character to push through those beliefs, are usually like this.

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{Ed001's Note - he would never have got La Masia done if he had not had that attitude to be fair. I loved what he said about Pep when he took charge at Barca: "When Guardiola was a boy and the people said to me, 'oh he's one of the best'. So I looked for him in the reserves, but he didn't play in the reserves. So then I looked at the first youth team, and he didn't play in that team. And eventually I found him in the third youth team. So I said to the coaches, 'you said he was the best one'. And they said, 'yeah, but physically no'. I said, 'put him in the reserves. He will grow. Don't worry everybody grows.' And they said, 'yeah, but we will lose'. I said, 'if we lose, we lose. We need to create players.' And Guardiola did very well." That is how youth development needs to be looked at, not this Gerrard attitude, who went in and only thought about winning matches.}

12 Feb 2019 16:16:39
Agreed Ed001. I said it was a pity only because he had later opportunities to be back in the Boards at both Barcelona and Ajax and in both places, it was very short lived because of his volatility and refusal to accept compromise. I would have loved to have seen him succeed with Ajax one more time. But that's how it is I guess. Genius only sees one way to do "their thing". 😉.

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{Ed001's Note - that is a shame but they should have let him do his thing.}

12 Feb 2019 16:32:04
Curious on your thoughts on the best way to bridge the gap between u23’s and the prem Ed. Clearly there a gulf given how youngster can tear it up but not be ready to step into first team football, should the FA be trying to make it more competitive or is the best way to achieve promotion of youth really still through a loans system?

I’d love to see the development of a genuinely competitive PL2 such that kids don’t have to go through a series of loans to get the necessary experience to be able to join the first team.

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{Ed001's Note - stop allowing loans so they have to play in the stiffs or move clubs.}

12 Feb 2019 17:15:51
Really enjoyed reading that ed. Loved cruyff as a player one of my all time favourites but never really realised what a visionary he was really outstanding to be fair. Football is a lot poorer without him just a shame he never played or managed the pool
Up the pool.

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{Ed001's Note - he did come close to being the man to rebuild the club. It was Cruyff that FSG wanted when they first bought the club. They wanted him as DoF but he was not interested in leaving Ajax at the time.}

12 Feb 2019 17:39:55
Fantastic that Ed, he's one of my all time favourites of the game, a true legend, cheers mate.

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{Ed001's Note - and mine. I did a legends article and player profile with it, but never thought to do manager profiles then, so it is nice to add this to the set, so to speak.}

12 Feb 2019 17:52:01
Yeah I remember that legends article well Ed, I read it twice! great work mate.

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{Ed001's Note - cheers mate, glad you enjoyed. That was one of the first properly long form articles I did and I wasn't sure if people would want to read so much. I ended up leaving loads out because of that.}

12 Feb 2019 18:17:17
That would have been really something if Cruyff had come on board. I had no idea whatsoever at the time. Pity FSG settled for the likes of Hodgson, Comolli and Rodgers. But I'll assume those choices were based on "advisors" since I recognize all the good they have done for the club since those days.

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12 Feb 2019 18:56:32
I loved all the legend articles Ed mate but my favourites would be Cruyff and Tyson. From your end can you see how many people has viewed them? I imagine quite alot!

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{Ed001's Note - I can see how many people visit the FNV and player-profiles sites each day, but not a count for specific pages. It has grown from about 50 per day on each to being about 600 or so on profiles if I don't post any new ones up that day and it can reach as much as 2000 if I do. As for FNV, it bottoms at about 2000 now with just the daily review posted and any other articles increase it. It's gradually going up over the months as well, which is good.}

12 Feb 2019 19:04:01
ArAy1969, FSG did not hire Hodgson. They did fire him tho.

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12 Feb 2019 19:13:21
how did we drop from considering Cryuff to settling for Comolli?

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12 Feb 2019 21:27:25
Brilliant read Ed, definitely one of my all time favorites as well. Thank you for writing it.

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12 Feb 2019 10:06:28
RIP Gordon Banks.

Another one to add to the player profile I think eds? Didn't get to see him play but from what I have heard there wasn't/ / isn't many better Goalkeepers.

That save against Pele springs to mind! Legend.

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{Ed001's Note - he is on the legends list mate.}

12 Feb 2019 10:24:41
Brilliant Ed. I'd imagine you would bring it forward? When you have time of course!

Thanks mate.

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{Ed001's Note - yes mate, I am in the middle of one but I will mark it as next to do for you.}

12 Feb 2019 10:39:37
Thank you ed, much appreciated.

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{Ed001's Note - very welcome mate.}

12 Feb 2019 11:48:31
Legendary player. RIP. 🙏.

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12 Feb 2019 12:24:44
Condolences also to the family of Ian Ross who played 69 times for the club under Shankly and scored 4 goals he died aged 72, a tough tackling Glaswegian whose art was man marking he shadowed Beckenbauer, Charlton, Best, Ball. He who passed away over the weekend his position was actually Centre Half who had fantastic ball skills, he man marked Beckenbauer in a Fairs Cup game against Bayern Munich and scored the reds goal in a 1-1 draw. He moved to Aston Villa in 1972 and was skipper of the side that won the League Cup in 1975 he was also manager of Huddersfield Town and Berwick Rangers.

RIP Rossy.

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12 Feb 2019 12:44:46
Well said 007. Musn't forget "Der Kaiser's shadow" as he was nicknamed after that performance against Beckenbauer you referenced.

Sounded like he was a true proffesional of the game. Rest in Peace Ian.

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12 Feb 2019 12:53:51
really nice post 007.

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12 Feb 2019 13:30:51
Ah bloody hell only just seen this news, gutted RIP!

Fantastic post 007, I'd like to see more posts from you mate!

Looking forward to the article Ed, nice one mate.

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12 Feb 2019 19:05:25
Pele, "I scored a goal. Then Gordon Banks kept it out". May he rest in perfect peace.

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12 Feb 2019 19:42:45
RIP Gordon Banks and Ian Ross.

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12 Feb 2019 21:33:41
Not long in from work to the sad news about Gordon Banks and now just learned of Ian Ross’ loss too.
Below is Banks’ last game before his car crash, he’s at Anfield in October 1972

So great was his repute, even then, that a countywide series of benefit games, in which he played, was organised for him months later after he lost his eye. Saw him in one at a 4th Division ground believe it or not, sell out crowd too.

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Review Of The Day 12th February 2019

12 Feb 2019 07:29:02
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 12th February 2019

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12 Feb 2019 07:57:46
Thats just silly money for a average player who always injured, are juventus that desperate, might be a stupid question but do his agent get fee aswell.

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12 Feb 2019 08:09:51
So glad we stayed away from Ramsey. His agent should be knighted though!

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12 Feb 2019 08:03:55
Mental isn't it Tim, what are they thinking!

Thanks Ed, have a good one mate.

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{Ed001's Note - cheers mate you too.}

12 Feb 2019 09:29:24
Hi ed wat do you think of monday night football or midweek matches. I just don't see any sense to it. Why can't 10 matches be played over weekend!

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{Ed001's Note - I don't like it either. Stick to it over the weekends and then we can go back to having replays in the cups as there is spaces in the schedules then. I miss FA Cup replays.}

12 Feb 2019 09:51:43
I wonder whose idea it was to put football on mondays and midweek. I am pretty sure its all about TV money, but it hardly makes sense to me. the matches midweek are late night and most people miss them or so i assume.

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12 Feb 2019 10:40:38
Thanks for the review. £400,000 a week is a joke. If we paid £400,000 a week to Ramsey then we have to give the same or more to at least 10 players. You end up with wages that are the same as income. I don't get how they can afford it.

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{Ed001's Note - they are banking on income from trophies (well they are sure to win Serie A as they will just buy off refs etc again if anyone gets close) plus Champions League income added to the boost in merchandising and sponsorship brought in by the acquisition of Ronaldo in the summer.}

12 Feb 2019 12:28:12
I would imagine they don’t have to pay their head of recruitment much ( Stevie wonder) so they make savings there.

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12 Feb 2019 13:35:56
Curious. Buy two players over 2 seasons, on frees, for the same position ( Emre Can and now Ramsey) .

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{Ed025's Note - they are after wan bissaka and juan mata now....its buy wan get juan free.. :)

12 Feb 2019 13:49:34
Haha nice one Ed.

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{Ed025's Note - cheers SG..

12 Feb 2019 14:44:02
Swishcleaner, that's uncalled for. I'm all for a joke and a laugh, but going after the disabled (Stevie Wonder) is really stooping to a low level.

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12 Feb 2019 14:38:10
I get it now, Ed 025. You're trying to give Zeddicus a run for his money aren't you! 😉.

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{Ed025's Note - i have to try mate.. :)

12 Feb 2019 02:02:57
Competition is so tight right now, I have a horrible feeling that we will come second in the league this season on goal difference. Wouldn't that be the absolute worst case scenario? Can you imagine?

We are so close. We're so strong. If we don't win it this year, I'm confident that if we strengthen again over the summer, we will definitely have a great shot next season. The important thing will be to keep hold of Klopp. I'd love to see him build a dynasty and that's the kind of thing that's worth waiting for.

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12 Feb 2019 05:23:14
That dynasty won't be built if we keep loosing titles and cups on goal differences and silly performances.
By now, Klopp could have won a league cup, an europa league, a champions league and now he is in pole position for winning the a league. You cannot keep coming 2nd. This is the season to win it. Otherwise the media will definitely label us chokers and while i don't give jack about what the pundits have to say, it is an unnecessary badge to carry.
Also, We definitely have the team to win it this season. We need to support and make voice ourselves that we are desperate to win it. we have the most balanced first team any day in EPL.
I don't want to tag along with the sentiment if - not this year than next. Yes ofcourse we will continue to support till eternity and i don't care when we win it, but truthfully, it be bloody good if we win it this year and then build a dynasty based on this title win. I mean we are just 12 wins away. Get in LADS we can do this.

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12 Feb 2019 05:42:39
Mourinho won more in a similar period akrubbish. Stoneage is talking about consistently competing which is something we have done for decades.

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12 Feb 2019 08:26:34
Obviously meant "have not done in decades".

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12 Feb 2019 08:56:05
So if we win this year we won't be able to do it consistently for decades? what kind of logic is that?
Also mourinho won more yet got sacked from two clubs (different reasons though) . If Klopp doesn't win nothing say next year i am pretty sure the pressure would just go crazy on him. If you don't win much top players stop reacting to managers and look for better winning opportunities. It has always happened. Liverpool would not be able to hold players like salah mane firmino and van dyk if we keep building and don't win nothing.
Again we are in pole position to win and so we must not think for anything less.

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12 Feb 2019 09:00:04
Hold your nerve lads, 12 games to go 🤨.

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12 Feb 2019 09:38:27
We’ve only lost one game all season. We haven’t sold our best players and we’ve brought players in. Some of our younger players are doing well and we have a bigger stand too. The club is moving in the right direction title or no title.
City have gone up a gear and we are starting to see our key players return to fitness and let’s be honest our fixtures for the remaining games aren’t unreasonable. There is nothing but excited nerves from our fans to indicate we won’t take home the trophy. Keep your feet grounded lads!

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12 Feb 2019 11:24:49
akrubbish - we all want to twin the title this year. but some here are getting carried away as if we'll never have a chance again. And that is the point I think the OP was making is that the big picture is more relevant here. The club are actually moving in a direction they haven't been able to sustain for decades. Win or lose this season, that in itself is progress and incentive for top players to come to us. I think these guys can see the vision now and direction that FSG and Klopp are taking the club in.

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12 Feb 2019 13:15:33
I’m hoping for a dynasty too, stoneage.

I just hope we don’t fall at dallas-t fence. 🤞


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12 Feb 2019 13:30:43
Love it zed.

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12 Feb 2019 15:27:33
I hate it when people go on about us not winning trophies then list the finals we’ve been in. The fact is under Klopp we have a good chance of winning trophies, the trick is to be able to compete in the competitions first then eventually the trophies will come.
We lost on penalties to City in the League cup, Moreno had a mare in the Europa League and Karius threw away the champions league. How is any of that just down to Klopp? He did his job by getting us there and then circumstances went against us.
The main thing as I said is to consistently compete, then the trophies will come. Getting rid of a manager that has proven he can compete with the very best would just set us back years. Regardless of whether we win it this year we have to keep Klopp.
I’d be a lot more worried if we weren’t getting to finals or were way behind in the league but we’re not. We have proven under Klopp that we are one of the best teams around we just need to keep the faith and stop whinging like spoiled brats because we’ve only got to the CL final but we didn’t win. 99.9% of football fans will never even see their team play in a CL final and we’ve been in 3 out of the last 13.
We are one of only a handful of teams that has a chance of winning the major trophies yet some are still not happy. I just don’t understand the thinking I really don’t.

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12 Feb 2019 17:10:08
I think that the easiest opportunity we have had to win the EPL title was in 2013/ 2014, but it was not meant to be. We have a clear opportunity now, but the situation and environment was completely different. 2013/ 14 was all about on-field performance, with management and everything else in a chaotic state full of missteps and mistakes. Even if we had won, no one would expected us to win the next year with Suarez gone and Rodgers and staff doing their usual thing (look at what happened with all the players they bought with the Suarez money? ) .

The situation now is completely different. Everything has been looked at from the ground up in terms of training facilities, stadium expansion, development of youth and investing in players with current ability and/ or future potential. Even the commercial side of the business is being run far better than it has been, and that has a massive effect on the which players you are able to put out on the pitch. What I am saying is that the environment to create a dynasty is better today than it ever has been for us in the EPL era.

Dynasty to me means 10 years. Not necessarily winning every title and trophy in sight. But at least dominating for that much time. Dominating and scaring the sh*t out of everyone every single weekend and mid-week. If Klopp wins titles for 2-3 years this will be known as the "Klopp years". If the team is able to win and dominate for as long as a decade then this will be known as the "Klopp Dynasty". Pretty much the same as Fergie, I would say.

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12 Feb 2019 19:11:49
The first title is ALWAYS the hardest one to win cos of the long drought that came before it. That is what this team is dealing with. We became a much better team the moment BR was sacked and Klopp walked in the door. That much is a fact. We built from the ground up with money yes, but with a true strategy behind the types of players being targeted not just for their talent BUT their mentality as human beings. We just have to get the monkey off our backs by winning the first title in 3 decades and hopefully this year will BE the year.

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12 Feb 2019 21:16:48
Whilst I agree with much of what you say here ak, if we don't win it I don't think it will be down to silly performances. I'm not sure we have the most balanced team in the league, even if we did, we need the strongest squad, not just starting 11.

If we lost to City on goal difference or by 1-3 points, we could still finish with a points total that would have seen us crowned winners in almost any other PL year. We can't control what City do, but we could end up looking back at the games we played against them this season: we got 1 point, they got 4.

That said, it's till in our hands. 12 wins or 11 and a draw and it's ours. Easier said than done though hey.

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11 Feb 2019 18:51:17
Ed’s what’s your take on the bayern game I’ve watched them a lot this season an they look all over the show especially in central areas .

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{Ed001's Note - they are not what they were and are very beatable. They are struggling all over the pitch, except up front, where Lewandowski is scoring goals still.}

11 Feb 2019 19:22:24
Ed01, I have watched Bayern a few times this season and good grief, thay are average. yes Lewa scores his goals BUT he has lost a step and age is starting to catch up with him. Muller still does a good job of being a good foil for him (even tho he now plays on the right with Goretzka behind Lewa) BUT Muller won't play in both legs and that could leave him isolated if we can cut off the supply line to him.

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11 Feb 2019 19:23:27
Very vulnerable at the back, I expect us to really go at them and use it to our advantage.

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11 Feb 2019 19:43:24
The only place I see them causing us problems is down there left we’re Alba and Coman double up quite well together.

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11 Feb 2019 21:25:17
I haven’t seen much of them this season but haven’t they picked up results wise recently?

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11 Feb 2019 22:45:15
Great practice game to warm up for united, would have worried about them in years gone by but they're approaching transition and we're about to hit full tilt so really fancy us to navigate passed them, great time to play them.

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12 Feb 2019 00:11:05
Missing vvd so will lovern be back?

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12 Feb 2019 01:43:28
Alaba + Coman vs Salah + A. Arnold
No problem we got this!

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12 Feb 2019 01:57:40
I hope Klopp doesn't underestimate them as much as you lot are!

Although, and I've said before, I would happily drop out of the CL if it meant concentrating on and winning the league.

Admittedly, both would be nice, but maybe next year.

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12 Feb 2019 02:37:22
Sounds like a walk in the park from what everyone is posting. Maybe play our second string side against them?
Seriously though, they are experienced and well drilled and have exceptional talent regardless of age. They are certainly beatable but also very capable of knocking us out. I expect a hard-fought battle and fingers crossed we can come out ontop.

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12 Feb 2019 07:57:47
Real Madrid have been a joke in La Liga for a while and still managed to win the champs league 3 years running. DO NOT UNDER ESTIMATE BAYERN!

Neuer, Sule, Alaba, Kimmich, Goretzka, Coman,
Lewandowski - that is some serious quality.

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12 Feb 2019 12:35:21
Coman massively overrated in my opinion. Every time I’ve watched him the game passes him by. When he does get involved I haven’t seen a great deal of quality.

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12 Feb 2019 12:55:58
I'm worried about our back line in the first match. I'm guessing Fab will partner with Matip?

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12 Feb 2019 14:29:10
Lucky we have a manager who knows how to beat them then! 💪🏼.

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12 Feb 2019 17:49:33
Do not underestimate Bayern. They're a club with history, pedigree and a tradition of winning titles and trophies. Do not underestimate Germans. Our Mr. Klopp is German. 😉.

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12 Feb 2019 19:15:03
Err, no one is underestimating Bayern. We are just stating facts about their season so far and how average and inconsistent they have been. That does not mean they should be underestimated nor does it mean it will be a cake walk or a walk in the park. Multiple things can be correct at the same time.

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