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15 Oct 2017 01:07:06
Early doors, but based on our form, I think we can pip Burnley for the 7th spot in the table. Fingers crossed everyone stays healthy.

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15 Oct 2017 02:40:42
Behave coop, we played the team who were top of the league and we were the better team. It will only take two wins in a row and I think the confidence will come flooding back. No offence dude but today's result wasn't that bad, hardly deserved of mocking satire.

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15 Oct 2017 06:39:49
Unfortunately Coop, We have no divine right to Pip any team lol 😆😆😆.

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15 Oct 2017 07:49:49
That's right, Harry. Just ask Chelsea who got "pipped" by Palace or Arsenal who got "pipped" by Watford. Now, that is what is funny.

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15 Oct 2017 07:57:54
I'm going out on a limb here but I'm going to guess that coop is using sarcasm here and is fishing for some bites.

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15 Oct 2017 08:29:01
I think so too, Jayden which is why I did not respond to his comment.

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14 Oct 2017 22:56:13
Any chance of Keita coming in January? OUr current midfield looks so pedestrian and unconvincing. We have 3 "jack of all trades and master of none" midfielders who inspire no confidence going forward or in protecting the defense. Keita has to be an upgrade on all 3.

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14 Oct 2017 23:31:53
He is indeed an upgrade, a massive upgrade. We'd have to pay more I think should we want him in January (somebody correct me if I'm wrong there) - He won't be coming in January in my opinion, let's wait for the summer, concentrate on getting a decent CB in January, that's priority right now.

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15 Oct 2017 02:43:34
I don't think the defence is as bad as made out. A better GK and a CM who likes to defend and they will look much better. I don't think we will do much in January. Maybe VVD if possible but I don't expect 3/ 4 first team additions if any.

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15 Oct 2017 04:25:24
Priority should be signing a CDM and a couple of CBs. No point signing a new GK till Karius and Ward have been given a fair shot. VVD, De Vrij and Nzonzi will make our defense much more composed and solid.
In Jan, its imperative we get in at least one CB. The rest will and should be sorted out in the summer.

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{Ed001's Note - why De Vrij? He is very slow and injury prone from what I have seen.}

15 Oct 2017 04:38:53
Because he seems to be the most realistic option right now, and there is a good chance we sign him due to his contract situation. And he can't be any worse than our lot can he (when he plays)? Just want an upgrade in the CB area, that's it. In a dream world, would be Manolas and Alderweireld but we all know that's never going to happen.

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{Ed001's Note - so you just want change for change's sake, rather than making sure they are better? That is how we ended up in this mess, managers buying players who were not better than what we had, just to change things. De Vrij is realistic because he is not that good. We could realistically get a lot of players who are no improvement but that is not a reason to buy them.}

15 Oct 2017 05:07:30
DE Vrij is better than Lovren and Klavan from what I have seen (which was 3-4 years ago though) . He looked way more composed and solid for his age than Lovren and Klavan do now when put under pressure, that's for sure.
I know that we have not scouted properly before buying in the past, but we need new defenders now. The current ones have had more than enough chances and they continue to make too many schoolboy errors. Its time for a change, whether good or bad coz chances need to be taken on new recruits than persisting with what we know are already average players at LFC. Migs has been at Anfield for 4 years running. Does that mean there are no better options we can take a punt on?
De Vrij will be dirt cheap and worth taking a shot at.

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{Ed001's Note - De Vrij has lost his way mate, injuries have robbed him of a lot. Honestly I would not see the point in buying him, he makes Klavan look pacey and he cannot be relied upon. We do not need new defenders, we need better defenders, that is where you are going wrong. Change is not a plus, stability is something we need more. Players can develop a partnership over time, so you do not change just for the sake of change, you change if it is going to improve things. If people would grow up and stop being such spoilt children, tried showing some patience, then we would be in a much better place. I won't hold my breath, as you will still be on here every single time we don't win screaming for new players.

Obviously you are not even able to take the lesson from your own posts. A replacement was bought for Migs, the change you so desire, yet you all got on his case, so he had to be dropped. Now you want to do the same to the defence to set us back even further. Nice one.}

15 Oct 2017 05:40:24
I did not get on Karius' back. I still strongly feel he should be No.1 or rotating with Ward while Migs gets the boot.
And the CBs have had enough time to gel. Its not working, its obvious. I am not advocating De Vrij but if the club is targeting him, then Klopp obviously believes he can be a solution to our defensive conundrum. And he obviously won't be the only CB targeted. Seems Klopp wants both VVD and De Vrij.

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{Ed001's Note - if you say so. More change is what you want, rotate keepers. I give up, this is pointless, modern day fans deserve nothing. You are not advocating, yet you just spent this thread telling us how De Vrij would improve things, yet clearly you have no idea whether that is true or not. This is just ridiculous. The cbs are not gelling because of the injuries, they are simply not getting time to gel because they are all in and out of the side, now you want to bring in someone who has even more injuries to fix it. You can't even figure out what I reply anyway, just talking about how you personally did not get on Karius' back, like that is in any way at all relevant to the point I made.}

15 Oct 2017 06:15:57
Lovren and matip have only lost 1 game where they have started together, it's getting them starting together that's the problem.

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15 Oct 2017 06:42:25
Redmick

“. Lovren and matip have only lost 1 game where they have started together. @

Yes thanks to our forwards who scores equal amount to bail them out!

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{Ed001's Note - yet you all say our forwards are unable to score. Which is it? Seems you all just want scapegoats and haven't actually got a clue.}

15 Oct 2017 06:52:32
I am sorry I have never questioned about the front 3. They are the only people that actually functions. My worry has always been a medicore midfield and awful defense!
Give me 38 1-0 and I ll happily take it!

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{Ed001's Note - haven't you? You must be the only one who hasn't recently. Everyone else is whining they are not scoring.}

15 Oct 2017 07:23:32
They are shouting at forwards simply to mask the defense and midfield who constantly bottles week in week out!
Rafa won two league titles at Valencia playing 1-0 football. The pressure on the front 3 is immense every week! They are doing triple shifts due a piss poor defense and medicore midfield! Our CM’s together have scored a MASSIVE 1 goal in between them. The team is not balanced hence we rely on GOALS! No wonder we have the worst GD in the league inspite of scoring 20 goals this season!

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15 Oct 2017 08:00:05
Spot on, Ed. Tth even listening to. They think that cos a player is realistic, then he must be better or he must be better cos he does not play for us. De Vrij is injury prone as he is just returning from a nast injury himself and pace is not his strong suit. How would he cope in a a quicker and faster and more physical league where we play a high line? These fans can't answer that as well cos you know, we should just sign 'insert CB here" even tho he does not improve us.

This is why I backed Klopp for not signing a CB just for the sake of it. If that CB does not improve us, these same people will be coming on here saying he should have just kept the money and waited for his real choice to come free. See how that works? People are simply interested in being right w/ o using any type of reasoning or understanding from the manager's point of view. Klopp wants improvements, NOT STOP GAPS. If you cannot understand that then, no one cannot help you.

Harry, we will not be playing like your god Rafa anytime soon and invoking him every time is pointless and of no consequence. His time has gone and he is history. Leave it be.

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15 Oct 2017 08:48:48
Bingo I understand what you're saying about Klopp wanting improvements and not stop gaps but aren't Roberston, Klavan, Ox and Karius stop gaps as none of them can break into Klopps starting 11. Even Matip has been called a stop gap by Ed 01. I also agree that we shouldn't have just bought a centre back for the sake of it and we need to identify the correct one to play our system and improve us. What I don't understand is how Klopp and his coaching / scouting team only identified VVD as that only player in world football. We held out for the whole window and never actually put an official bid in. This is not a Klopp out post as I love the guy but he and some of the players are not bullet proof whilst others always seem to carry the can.

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15 Oct 2017 09:12:12
FWIW, Id be far more concerned if we weren't creating chances than I am about not finishing at the moment. The tide will turn, the goals will come.

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15 Oct 2017 21:13:30
Jayden, Ed has explained the reasons why VVD was the only one Klopp wanted. You can disagree with that BUT that is the reality as we all know that good CB's are rare and those who have them DON'T sell. The reason I believe that Klopp just could not find a viable option apart from VVD was that even City w/ all their money, needed a CB and had to settle (that's right, settle) for Johnny Evans. Do you want Johnny Evans at LFC? I don't. The thing is that you don't have to agree with a decision to understand the reasoning behind it.

Klopp's reasoning is backed up by facts as LFC have spent years buying players who are poor just to fill a need and we all complained about it. Klopp has stopped that and people are still mad. Klopp is not bullet proof and I have my gripes with him as well (tapping up, late subs., GK rotation for no reason, Migs should be canned etc? BUT I don't slate him w/ o understanding the reasons behind his decisions. That is the difference btw m and many on here who just think things ar black and white with no grey areas of which in footie, there are many. It is what it is, I'm afraid.

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16 Oct 2017 20:41:20
Good reply that Bingo. Only just realised you had replied to my comment yesterday mate otherwise I would have replied sooner.

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14 Oct 2017 22:55:33
I missed the game today as I had to go to a 'marriage care' course, it's because I am marrying a catholic and was arranged prior to the fixture list, it better of got me some major brownie points though.

Anyway doesn't sound like I missed much as we are on last on motd, surely united fans cannot be happy watching football like that. This is arguably the biggest fixture in English football and mou parked the bus and has relegated the fixture behind Swansea and Huddersfield (no disrespect to them) in the running order.

We as football fans all want results and trophies but we also want to be entertained, and I for one am glad we don't have to watch those types of perfomances against our rivals.

On a side note, sounds like de Gea got them out of jail again but onwards and upwards for our boys!

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15 Oct 2017 00:35:18
Next time check the dates pal.

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14 Oct 2017 21:15:49
I think given the season thus far today was better than expected.
Typical Mourinho but hey he is a pragmatist and won't change.
I always thought we would not be able to beat De Gea as our finishing and decision making is poor.
Fantastic to get a clean sheet and to be honest I feel this was Mourinho accepting his team probably aren't good enough to go toe to toe, particularly without Pogba.
Lukaku first big test, came up short, if he'd played for the dominant side today he would have scored.
I still feel the quality of the league is poor as City are vulnerable at the back but there's no one laying a glove on them. Utd will be top 3 as they have the power to dispatch the poor sides and will draw away against the better ones.
We need a striker in Jan plus VVD and e can also finish top 4. Thought Salah was immense today, apart from taking the ball off Coutinho's foot when he was certain to score.
Our problem remains against the other dozen or so not the top 6. I expect us to beat Spurs next week, 4 Pts from 6 in these two tough fixtures would be more than acceptable.

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14 Oct 2017 22:04:24
Spurs will not be easy, my friend. But on your post, I propose that people get used to this type for football from Mou when Utd come into town. This is the new normal and though we had chances, we were a bit disjointed in the final third. We are tied with Chelsea and Arsenal on points and are 4 off of Spurs so we are definitely in the mix for top 4. The title? I say we put that on the back burner for now.

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{Ed025's Note - i agree bingo..

14 Oct 2017 22:05:11
You are happy with a draw tonight while fully confident we would beat Spurs lol! Hindsight is a good thing as well hope, But football doesn’t work on these two I am afraid. Spurs are one of the most complete team in England! World class at the back and has the best striker in England up top! You seriously expect us to beat them 😂😂😂😂😂. FYR, Harry Kane is not Lukaku! He is a real striker!

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14 Oct 2017 23:14:02
Yeah Spurs will be very difficult, tbh I expect nothing out the game, anything more is a bonus. They are top quality with a great manager, they will get top 4 and will be a hard game, a very hard game, credit where credit is due, we can't be blind and say we're going to steam roll them because we wont. If we win, fantastic, but it won;t be easy.

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14 Oct 2017 23:17:09
I do, super Harry didn't score today v Bournemouth and today was their first home win. do your research Kane is scoring away not at home.

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15 Oct 2017 00:11:50
You can't write him off sonofklopp, he's in great form, give him a chance and he'll put 1 + past us, with our defence it's not hard to do mate. Just because he didn't score against Bournemouth doesn't mean he won't against us. I'm not saying he will, we can't possible know that, but I certainly wouldn't be surprised if he did.

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15 Oct 2017 04:39:21
If Spurs are such a complete team then why have they won nothing?

Maybe try actually supporting your team, nothing is won in October.

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15 Oct 2017 06:59:55
I'm not writing him off, merely presenting the current form and stating Spurs are still struggling to come to terms with the Wembley factor, other teams enjoy playing there.
Lukaku was supposed to score easily against us as well but that never happened.
Sure Spurs will go at us but we've dominated them at there place the last two seasons and only got a point, we are due an away win against them.
I'm not suggesting all our problems have gone overnight, merely that we are still a threat in those against the top 6.
Well those who actually come out of their own half and play 😜 Mourinho's 9 strikers turned into 9 defenders, he's such a wind up merchant.

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15 Oct 2017 08:05:19
Sono and Corleone are both correct. Spurs don't like playing us as we are the ONLY team they struggle against. In fact, they are yet to beat us in 5 years in all comps. (9 PL games) and at Wembley, it won't be easy for either team BUT esp. for Spurs. It will be a good game and I back our team to win PROVIDED we can keep it tight at the back and keep an eye on Harry Kane.

Harry is correct that Spurs are one of the most complete teams in the league and YES, they are yet to win a sausage since Poch has been there (he's been there longer than Klopp), Two things can be right at the same time.

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{Ed025's Note - im a big fan of poch bingo, he may not have won anything yet but his team play lovely football and surely its only a matter of time..

15 Oct 2017 08:42:22
Klopp pep pooch Wegener conte and koeman play football no matter home or away Jose s a winner but my god it's shocking to watch . Sly sports may stop there stupid week build up of liverpool v man u because yesterday and last year is the future they should show just 1 minute highlights.

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14 Oct 2017 20:10:54
if United park any more buses at anfeild every time we play tem we'll have are own fleet 😁.

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{Ed025's Note - i knew it would be like that when i saw blakey was the kit man steve..

14 Oct 2017 20:41:44
I'll have you one day Butler!

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{Ed025's Note - how that jack got them lovely clippies is beyond me barry, he had a face like a smacked arse mate.. :)

14 Oct 2017 20:43:03
nice one ed god help if olive was the tea lady 😁.

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{Ed025's Note - i think she may have put bromide in the liverpool fowards cuppa steve..

14 Oct 2017 20:59:48
Thought we would be battered today, did end up going and I don’t think we played too badly, though we didn’t create any real clear cut chances, but then neither did they and they’ve spent considerably more than us. Positives, a game that I thought we would get battered in played well, Gomes and Moreno were impressive, Salah is brilliant, Oxlade was energetic and tried to make things happen, kept a clean sheet against a team who were flying, negatives, didn’t create enough chances and should really win against a team that didn’t come to play.

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14 Oct 2017 21:02:08
"Ed025's Note - how that jack got them lovely clippies is beyond me barry, he had a face like a smacked arse mate. :) "

And I reckon Reg Varney was in his mid 50s when they started filming On The Buses. I know he was 10 years older than Blakey ;)

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{Ed025's Note - he was also the first person to use an ATM machine in this country reynard...im a mine of useless information mate..

14 Oct 2017 22:05:45
Dennis, good to know that fear did not engulf you today cos I was getting worried about you there for a second.

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14 Oct 2017 19:45:47
Ok, here's the United perspective from me. I may be wrong but hey, it's my view.

We looked completely knackered today, you were the better team and if it was a boxing match theen you were clear winners. However, looking at other results it has been a strange old day all round so maybe the international break had something to do with it.

As for today, I thought we did ok in the first half. We took the sting out of the game and pressed high, this wasn't parking the bus. However, in the second half we were pretty shocking, the worst I have seen us play all year. We had no legs in central midfield and nobody on the bench to come help. But a point at Anfield is ultimately ok, particularly when Arsenal and Chelsea both lost.

Your issue isn't today's game, it is the one we had last year, playing well against "lesser" teams but not putting them away. If you don't fix that then the season will be a struggle.

City are on a different planet right now and it will take something special to stop them. But I don't see anybody else to fear. I think City will win it with United second, probably Spurs third and fourth is a cat fight.

Well played today, you deserv d more than a point but hey, that's how it goes.

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14 Oct 2017 20:13:26
Good comment that AJH.

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14 Oct 2017 20:24:26
Jose bottled it pal! He knows we are weak at the back but he still bottled it de gea was the difference other then that it was 93 mins of Liverpool! I've gained some confidence today! As for Utd they're 1st real test and u where muck I expected goals and a game today I got neither!

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14 Oct 2017 20:24:49
Couldn't agree more with your post mate, and I do believe the biggest problem today with results was down to the internationals, everybody's lethargic, they need to get back into the swing of things again.

I enjoyed the game, usually I wouldn't say that with there been no goals, gutted we didn't finish off the chances we had though, I can't quiet grasp why we're not finishing as we should but I do think the tables will turn and we'll start to do so. Question is, when? This concerns me a little.

I know Man City have had some fantastic results and all, but personally I just can't see them keeping it up, maybe I'm wrong and they'll fly to the title but to me, I don't think they will, I think many teams this season will be close to getting that title, You fellas, Chelsea, City, Spurs, who knows dare I say, if we start scoring maybe even us ;)

The season is still very early, thing's change, teams get in good form, then maybe have a bad period, this is football. Look at Everton, I wouldn't expect how they've started and I'd of thought they will pick things up again, surely? not that I'm moaning, they can keep down there for me (sorry ed25 :) ) But they won't.

For the record though, overall I am happy with the point because in the back of my mind although I was predicting a draw all week, I was scared stiff you'd go and beat us so a draw does me just fine. A win was deserved in my opinion but nevermind, we'll save that for when we come to OT ;)

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14 Oct 2017 21:40:23
United won't be 2nd that will be spurs united will drop out of the top four again, they stated great last season, fell out, they're no stronger than last season bar the addition of matic and a better PR team.

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14 Oct 2017 22:09:43
Mou seems to be uninterested in playing against us and Klopp at Anfield. I simply do not know why. They were the form team and were HEAVY fav's to win today and they come out there and simply just refuse to play, almost. Well, if that is what he wants to do then so be it. He should simply not be surprised when people think he's scared of Klopp or accuse him of playing stoneage footie after spending near 300m since last season on players.

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14 Oct 2017 22:19:50
JBLP, haha wishful thinking.

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14 Oct 2017 22:46:02
Jblp, poor banter.

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14 Oct 2017 23:18:03
Bigored it's not only against us or klopp, I'm just shocked to see you know very little about mou especially with your knowledge of footy.

This is how mou plays against top teams, He has been playing like this since he started his managerial career and has served him really well bringing him lots of trophies and success.

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14 Oct 2017 23:21:15
What 'banter' was there? United started very well last season, where did they finish? Spurs have a better team, have been tested while united stumbled over their first challenge, no 'banter' what so ever just a informative opinion but don't worry lads I'll tell you United will win the treble if it makes you feel better, won't happen like but tell stop you's moaning.

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15 Oct 2017 04:41:34
JBLP, Utd will finish top4 comfortably. If u look at that logic, we too stumbled mid way through the season while Jose won 2 trophies. Whatever the discussion, majority will agree that Utd have a better and more balanced team than we do and will comfortably finish above us.

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15 Oct 2017 06:48:01
“. Mourinho scared of Klopp 😂😂😂😂😂😂. ”
Someone needs to Star those lines and pin at the top of this page!

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15 Oct 2017 08:11:34
Kopite7, I do not disagree with that. He is free to play how he wants to play just as I am free to critique it and make fun of it. That is all I'm saying.

Harry, YES Mou is scared of Klopp cos Klopp owns him and has embarrassed him in the CL with BVB and Klopp smashed him at Chelsea and helped get him sacked. Klopp also owns him in the head to head battles and is yet to beat Klopp in the PL. Maybe cos he is actually scared of him so he parks two buses or relies on the ref to bail him out (like he did last season at OT when the assistant blatantly ignored an offside on Valencia that led to the equalizer) Fact! That's my opinion and I'm sticking to it.

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15 Oct 2017 13:04:07
Quite honesty nobody bae Manchester City will make the top 4 'comfortably' some good teams are dropping points left right and centre, of the top6 last year united had the easiest start to the season, they have done well so far but their first challenge and they didn't exactly rise to the challenge, they didn't even challenge, kind of just waited for it to be over. Not saying wel make top 4 by any means but the top 6 apart from city winning it, will be close. United were lucky yesterday, the referee was scared to whip the yellow cards out and refused a penalty. Liverpool lack bite but united performance was toothless, Alex ferguson wouldn't ever have approached such a big game in such a feable manner.

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14 Oct 2017 18:01:58
Football is a funny old game. For us it was a decent performance but a bad result and for Utd it was a bad performance and a decent result. We're now 9 points off top spot so Spurs next is a must win.

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{Ed025's Note - they are all must win to keep up with city jayden..

14 Oct 2017 18:19:43
Agree Ed 025. At the moment it would need us to win every game and City to lose 3 or draw 5 just to draw level on points or go 1 point ahead .

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{Ed025's Note - they look very strong jayden and are a joy to watch mate..

14 Oct 2017 18:29:11
Jose Mourninho plans for the season and why they would be inside top 2 end of the season. Today’s results means nothing to him as he has already made up the points elsewhere. There is a return leg to this fixture and if UTD win that they will have made 4 points from 2 games! At home it’s always DROPPED POINTS! 1 point today 1 point against Spurs lol, same old story, Race for top 4 after all the money spent and improvements made!

Good luck Liverpool, We got to beat Maribor else our champions league campaigns gets over by Tuesday!

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14 Oct 2017 18:36:39
Agree Ed 25 as much as I love my club it doesn't stop me watching other teams play and being honest. I find it amazing how some fans refuse to say a negative word about anything LFC yet will throw criticism at other clubs. You only have to look at trophy cabinets the last 10 years and ours is lacking way behind the other so called big teams ( Spurs the exception) in England.

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{Ed025's Note - yeah mate you really need a trophy...and soon..

14 Oct 2017 19:17:39
When a team that's basically as good or better than you player for player turns up wanting a draw and with little intention of getting involved in a football match, it's hard to beat them. If Klopp had sacrificed Wijnaldum or Can after 60 minutes for Oxlade-Chamberlain or Sturridge and United had nicked one on the counter, we'd all be complaining about how Klopp has no tactical nous and fell into Mourinho's trap by getting too ambitious when he had control of the game.

Personally I'd have risked it had I been the manager, but if I was the manager, we'd probably have none of our current front 3, so it's not like I actually know better than Klopp, is it? And, y'know, we still created two clear cut chances that unfortunately fell to Matip and Can.

I'm not hammering Klopp or the players for this.

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14 Oct 2017 19:29:05
Still level on points with 4th despite our best player Mane missing 4 games and Coutinho not turning up at the start of the season.
We'll have a good run sooner or later 🤝.

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14 Oct 2017 19:34:58
Agree Ron level on points with 4th is good. But aren't we meant to be challenging for the title this season.

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14 Oct 2017 20:00:35
Missed Watford slipping in to 4th there, oh well, only 2 points behind them 😎.

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14 Oct 2017 20:07:12
I thought the team did really well today and Klopp got it spot on. Although we didn't win we looked more of a unit. United hardly got a sniff and Lovren pretty much took Lukaku out of the game bar one chance. It wasnt the most exciting game but this is what Mourinho does. Im more than happy with the performance.

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{Ed025's Note - nah irish, you have to win them games mate when you have them on the back foot for so long...well if you want to challenge anyway..

14 Oct 2017 20:09:56
You know what a trophy is Ed25?

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{Ed025's Note - i have a very good memory ace..

14 Oct 2017 20:15:01
We have lost once this season to the best team in the league having gone down to 10 men.
I said top 4 and a decent Champions League run at the beginning of the season and I still think that is realistic. Not many pundits gave us chance of top 4 at the start of the season, yet they want the manager sacked after 8 games. I think we will comfortably get top 4.We play attacking football and it was refreshing not to see us go hung Ho and leave gaps while chasing the win.

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{Ed025's Note - i dont know about comfortably tooshy, but in the mix mate..

14 Oct 2017 20:24:56
The issue being Ed25 is that Liverpool usually have most teams on the back foot only to be hit by a sucker punch. I would think that having a more measured approach over the season would bring better results instead of our usual 2 at the back and 8 up front style of play.

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14 Oct 2017 20:26:07
2 points from 2nd will do me for now, I'm not too fussed just yet, could be worse, we just need them to start banging in goals and we'll be laughing.

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14 Oct 2017 20:41:44
4th i meant sorry.

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14 Oct 2017 22:15:25
Harry, you said Mou plans for the season. You mean like he did last season when he played the same tactics at Anfield and did not win the PL, did not qualify for the CL via the PL and finished well below us? Come of it, man. Before the game, NO ONE gave us a chance for a point and after the game, we clearly should have won the game in spite of him playing stone age football (his words, not mine) . If Mou wants to play the way he is playing then that is his choice. He should then not be surprised when people take digs at him for being a waster of talent. We'll take the point and move on. Chelsea and Arsenal lost and we play Spurs next (who are 4 points ahead of us) . Up the Pool!

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14 Oct 2017 15:07:51
Hey Ed02.

This my first post hope that you can answer me.
My question is are there any potential owners who are very serious in buying Liverpool amongst the ones that Macca did'nt want to mention. any of them close.
Cheers.

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{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any patata1.}

14 Oct 2017 18:21:58
With the uncertainty due to brexit I don't think any club purchases will take place until everything's settled too volatile a market.

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14 Oct 2017 15:29:54
Is it just me or was the pitch really slow today? Maybe it was us not moving the ball quick enough but I thought the ball was rolling slow and stayed in play a lot of times when it looked sure to run out of play.

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14 Oct 2017 16:03:52
I think Jt was intentional how many times have we been spent after the first half and a team score last minute against us? I think Juergen was smart about it but AOC cameo was positive.

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14 Oct 2017 17:05:16
If anything AOC and Sturridge should have been on earlier for Firmino and Can/ Wijnaldum. We should have gambled abit more for me.

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14 Oct 2017 18:06:56
Overall I’ll take that. Decent performances from everyone in the pitch, especially midfield with Hendo, Gini and Can doing a good job of running the show.

In the bigger context a loss would have been tough on the confidence, but a point against Man Utd and a clean sheet with some decent defending is something to take forward and hopefully the goals start going in again soon.

Shocked at just how unadventurous Mourinho was. surely they had a bit more guts to give it a try than that?

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{Ed025's Note - the midfield were awful for me SG continually passing sideways and backward, the movement was not quick enough which made it easy for united to stifle most of the attacks mate..

14 Oct 2017 19:07:49
1 win in 8. Yeah great result that today.

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14 Oct 2017 19:58:16
United was playing a team that have? all over our defence yet only have 6 touches in our box. Typical Jose tactics flat track bully. How many times this season have they waited for opposing teams to chase the game and gamble before letting his horses run free. Klopp changed the right 3 for 3 in my opinion.

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{Ed025's Note - not for me im afraid tooshy, you took your best 2 players off who could have got you the win for me mate..

14 Oct 2017 20:06:35
I agree with you ed. i've been saying it for weeks hendo has got 2 gears backwards and sideways and he's always trying to play 60yrd glory balls as for CAN don't think he wants to be there and wijnaldum has lost form yet the same 3 get picked virtually every week baffling. david silva of city has scored more premiership goals than our 3 CM put together ours 1 goal just puts more pressure on front 3.

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{Ed025's Note - they were poor today steve..

14 Oct 2017 22:08:41
I don’t know what people see in Wijnaldum and Henderson! Together they have scored a whooping 1 goal between them and I don’t expect them to score more than 5 in between for the whole season! So much quality there! Henderson would go back to Sunderland and why Wijnaldum at crystal palace if Klop actually wants to win a trophy!

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14 Oct 2017 22:21:13
Ed. I agree that we should have won today BUT context is needed. We did not play our best today esp. in midfield cos it seemed like our boys were knackered today. That seemed to be the same for all the big teams today bar Spurs and of course, City. It was also quite disjointed in the final third as it seemed like the wrong decisions were being made. Having said that, a point is not great BUT not bad esp. in the context of Arsenal and Chelsea losing. However, I will say that we really need to start taking our chances cos the Can one was unforgivable. De Gea had already given up hope of getting to it and Can skied a sitter. On to Spurs, I guess.

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15 Oct 2017 10:45:45
Maybe I set the bar a little low Ed25 but compared to previous games where our midfield has been bypassed way too easily, way too often, I felt we had complete control of the park this time and pressed well when we lost possession.

Yes I agree we could still get more attacking threat from them but Gini seemed far more up for carrying the ball forward than previous games, Can got into the box more etc. and against Mourinho you will naturally have to make a lot of sideways passes while you probe for an opening. It’s when we do it when there’s space all over the park that drives me nuts.

I’m also not saying it’s the best performance ever but it’s a base to start from and I’d rather we didn’t look so porous first, then worked out how we get the best out of a top attack second. I’m sure given time we’ll get back into the scoring habit, and if we’re doing so with clean sheets we’ll race up the table.

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{Ed025's Note - if you dominate a game like yesterday SG then you have to make it count, too much pussy footing around in midfield and a misfiring attack means you will lose ground for me mate, united are 10 points ahead and its not because they are great its because they are clinical in finishing teams off..

14 Oct 2017 15:28:26
Just like to thank ed025 and keg for sorting em a ticket! Before the game most would have took a point but seeing the game I am slightly disappointed but ah well that's football. The talk of a striker as much as I agree, we would have to play 442 because losing bobby would cost the team! Again thanks to the true blue and the true red for helping me out! Cheers fellas proper football fans!

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{Ed025's Note - no problem mate..

14 Oct 2017 17:50:16
No problem jb, shame result wasn't a more positive one but can't fault performance too much. someone is going to be on the end of a hiding from us soon. I feel it.

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