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Review Of The Day 9th October 2018

09 Oct 2018 07:29:01
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 9th October 2018

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09 Oct 2018 07:46:37
Thank you very much sir.

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{Ed001's Note - welcome.}

09 Oct 2018 08:01:45
Morning Redmen.
I have to ask, what’s up with Fekir, not his knee?

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09 Oct 2018 08:45:35
Thank you very much Ed, have a good one mate!

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{Ed001's Note - cheers.}

09 Oct 2018 09:14:02
Thanks Ed. Just wondering if you or anyone has seen or heard much of Can since he has left and how he is getting on? Regular starter or paying well?

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{Ed001's Note - only seen a little bit.}

09 Oct 2018 09:55:18
Ed, Know its not LFC but do you expect Hazard to end up at Madrid? Personally, I think he would step up another level at Madrid and could quite likely end up as being regarded as the best in the world.

Do you know if Madrid are genuinely interested and would they spent probably £100m+ for a 28 year old?

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{Ed001's Note - they will spend whatever it takes if he is the biggest star around. If he can continue his season the way he has started then yes.}

09 Oct 2018 10:36:42
Good for Can on his call up. Thanks Ed and have a great day.

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{Ed001's Note - cheers mate.}

09 Oct 2018 11:00:19
The big question for me Ed001 is when are we going to click into gear mate?

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{Ed001's Note - I wish I knew mate.}

09 Oct 2018 11:43:18
I'm with you on the Hazard hazard for Chelsea Ed001 mate. if he continues then I think he will not even finish the current season at Chelsea.

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09 Oct 2018 12:46:59
Good luck to him if he goes. If he wasn’t hot and cold with his motivation he may already be up there with the likes of Messi and Ronaldo. World class player, but I’ll be happy if he does go because that floating face he pulled when he scored in the cup, royally pissed me off 😂.

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09 Oct 2018 13:30:29
I didn't know hazard was 28! Chelsea bosses should have let him leave last summer, he's served his time.

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09 Oct 2018 15:39:06
Cheers for the update ed, much appreciated. If hazard goes I would imagine it would be the summer. I have a terrible feeling he could get Chelsea the league the way he’s playing. There’s probably no point saying that the Chelsea fans are probably disappointed to hear him come out again about his future. It’s the way of players these days.

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09 Oct 2018 06:31:20
Morning Reds. Hope everyone has a great day today. Just a little bit of banter but i was lying in bed this morning reading a brief of time and it occurred to me why the front 3 are not firing or scoring. It is all down to Alisson Becker.

The front 3 knew mentally last year that one or two goal leads we were still not guaranteed to win the game and so had to keep trying and scoring. This year Becker has taken the edge off them as they now have confirdence in the goal keeper and defence. I only hope this will bode us well in the final stages of the season.

Top goalkeeper - check
Top defence - check
Top midfield - check ish
Top forwards - check
Top squad - check

Just a bit of morning banter fellow reds. Enjoy your day folks.

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09 Oct 2018 06:52:34
Hope you have a great day too mate.

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09 Oct 2018 10:20:10
top goalie - nope - de gea-
top defense - yes check
top midfield - nope - chelsea- mancity - liverpool in that order
top forwards- nope - arsenal and city
top squad- maybeish- mancity - liverpool- chelsea.

we are top 3 teams this season and we should kick on soon and may be the top forwards part will change soon.

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09 Oct 2018 13:32:17
Ak, is that a wind up post? Alisson isn't top? Come on, he is brilliant. Better than I hoped to dream.

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09 Oct 2018 15:35:22
Top midfield? That midfield is poverty in terms of creativity!

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09 Oct 2018 18:39:08
DDG is getting worn down having to carry a whole club on his back for the past 6 seasons almost and he even knows it hence, he does not want to sign a new contract yet. As of RIGHT, the best in the PL is Becker, not DDg IMO.

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09 Oct 2018 22:44:44
Kepa is a good keeper! Since this is a Liverpool page we can certainly underrate him 🙏🙏.

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09 Oct 2018 03:54:45
Did I miss your match review Ed001?

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{Ed001's Note - no mate, I have a bad back and just struggle to sit up for long enough to type much. I am trying to get it done but it is taking a longgggg time.}

09 Oct 2018 06:15:09
Horrible anything like that Ed, hope you get better soon mate.

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{Ed001's Note - cheers mate. I have no idea what I did, just woke up and couldn't get up, had to roll out of bed. Odd.}-

09 Oct 2018 06:50:01
Sorry to hear that Ed! Hope you on the mend and back up in your feet in no time mate!

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{Ed001's Note - cheers mate.}

09 Oct 2018 06:54:40
It is bloody odd that Ed mate. It's probably down to old age though, what with you being 444 years old and all ;) .

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{Ed001's Note - is this the right time to remind you that I am younger than you? Just wondering....}

09 Oct 2018 07:14:23
Hahaha! about right Ed lol. Only at the moment though mate, I'm counting backwards, I'll soon be 21 again ;) . in a few decades!

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{Ed001's Note - *centuries

09 Oct 2018 10:29:56
Lol Ed you bugger hahahaha! get well soon mate :) .

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{Ed001's Note - *innocent look*

09 Oct 2018 10:39:42
Sorry to hear you aren't feeling well Ed. Hope you get better soon.

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{Ed001's Note - I am sure it will be gone soon. I hope anyway.}

09 Oct 2018 11:02:38
About as innocent as a fart in a spacesuit mate lol. Have you been to the doctor to get it checked out? Hopefully its something little like a trapped nerve or something like that.

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{Ed001's Note - I will be ok mate.}

09 Oct 2018 12:21:44
Get well Ed.

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{Ed001's Note - cheers mate.}

09 Oct 2018 12:50:28
Sounds like you need a DSE assessment Ed 😉 happy to help if needed.

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{Ed001's Note - I have had a dodgy back since school mate, it just flares up every so often after I mashed it there. Not usually as bad as this like but it happens.}

09 Oct 2018 13:34:12
I don't know why but when you said "had to roll out of bed" I had a flash of rowan Atkinson. Sounds serious though, tell a doc ed01 mate.

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09 Oct 2018 15:41:36
Feel better ed, i never rated it but out of desperation I tried yoga and it was excellent for my dodgy back as well. Also- google to see have you got your chair set up correctly for sitting for hours. I raised my monitor to direct eye line and it worked a treat.

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09 Oct 2018 01:03:44
Hope you've got plenty of articles coming up ed to get us through this international break.
I don't know why but these breaks are getting worse every time. At least when England play I know I'm guaranteed 2 hrs good sleep it's that boring.

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{Ed001's Note - yes mate I have a few I intend to do, if time allows.}

08 Oct 2018 23:43:05
Ed001, a couple questions if i may, probably will seem a little pessimist!
Firstly, Keita, do you think he has underestimated the difficulty of the premier league? I know it’s very early doors, but I’ve heard things like he thought he was big time towards the end of his RBL time, and his passes seem lazy and 80% at times. He also seems to think he can run past players without doubt anything but running - maybe he could in ligue one.
Also Klopp. his subs, has he always been this reluctant to change things? I know the old cliche of ‘can’t change it now’ mayb applied for the last ten of Napoli and city, but given the late goal, and the should have been late goal at city, it isn’t really working, we looked toothless in both games. I also get a draw in either is fairly good going. But mane and salah were quiet in both, I don’t see how bringing Shaqiri on could have ruined that. Or giving Sturridge more than 3/ 4 minutes. similarly, when he is 2-3 up, he waits until late to change it then, when he seems concerned about fatigue a lot of the time? There must be something I am missing?

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{Ed001's Note - no. I can't believe anyone is attempting to judge him yet. He has barely played. This is pointless. We are joint top of the league and still you are all looking for someone to blame.}

09 Oct 2018 13:50:51
YOU leave my Naby Alone!

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09 Oct 2018 15:10:32
Of course Keita has moved up a notch, he plays for Liverpool now and we have a few very good centre mids. The level has gone up but that will bring the best out of him.

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09 Oct 2018 18:54:41
Firmane, sounds like you are looking for someone to blame for what I haven't the slightest idea of. Things aren't going the way we want BUT that does not remove from the progress we have made so far. This is our best start in the PL era (even Rafa did not do this) YET you seem to focus on what is not going right. Baffling really.

We are joint top with City and Chelsea who couldn't beat us so again, why are you panicking? Chill out man. Would you prefer us scoring loads of goals and YET being 7 points off the top like we were at the start of last season? If the answer is no then where's the beef? We went trhu a brutal run (no other top 6 team had the schedule we had) and yet here we are. Still standing. Listen, I get it. I know It's difficult for everyone right now to get going BUT we are where we want to be until we improve. Isn't that what we all wanted going into this season or will people keep banging on and on about what is not going right INSTEAD of focusing on what is actually going right? Cool down man, seriously.

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09 Oct 2018 21:03:53
Firmane might I point you in the direction of the article I wrote on him about his progress so far. And to the rest of you - apparently the article was needed :-)

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08 Oct 2018 22:02:21
DO you think we will adam Lewis slowly get phased in as Moreno leaves?

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09 Oct 2018 15:36:05
I would play him in the cup games. He is better than Moreno and Milner at LB.

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09 Oct 2018 21:05:32
Lewis still has a lot to learn about the defensive side in particular but he does look good with the ball. He is coming on nicely.

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08 Oct 2018 19:50:46
I find it absolutely shocking that Lovren didn't make the 30 man shortlist but somehow Benzema and Bale did.

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08 Oct 2018 21:06:39
Really?

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08 Oct 2018 21:51:30
Honestly believe he should have gotten a spot given that it's a 30 man list Ben. Champions League and World Cup is as big as it gets and to be able to reach the final in both is a good feat. Those kind of things usually get considered, only 3 men played both finals this year. Benzema and Bale didn't really have standout seasons last season.

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08 Oct 2018 21:57:23
The award itself is more marketing and politics then footballing talent anyway. Along with that, comparing players across positions always proves difficult, with attacking players always receive most of the praise. Case and point, only 3 centre backs were included in the shortlist in the first place. Also do you base it on talent or the year they've had? how do you measure that year? Godin is clearly the best defender nominated and won the Europa League, Ramos won the champions league and Varane both the Champions league and World cup. Talent wise I wouldn't have Lovren in my top 5 defenders currently playing anyway and while he's had a good year he has no trophy's to show for it.

By the way, this isn't an attack on Lovren. I think he's a very good defender who's improved a lot in the last year. Look forwards to him and Gomez battling it out to start.

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08 Oct 2018 22:14:05
Fair points Eamonsf. I would like both Gomez and Lovren to have good seasons for us and hope the competition has a positive effect on them. I would prefer Gomez to win the battle though. He and VVD could be our centre back pairing for a good few years.

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09 Oct 2018 02:58:38
I'd have been surprised if he was on there tbh. Vvd was our best cb last season, is he on the list? I genuinely don't know. I know mane is, fair play to him he was brilliant last season. Hope he starts firing soon.

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09 Oct 2018 03:57:04
If we’re talking about the best performances across a year, then I agree, Lovren has been immense. Benzema barely played for the first part of the year, Bale is always injured even if he’s definitely got more talent than Lovren, and neither of them even reached the WC let alone shined in it.

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09 Oct 2018 05:16:15
Hi Mane man VVD is not on the list. Absolutely agree that he has been our best defender but I understand his omission as he only played half the season for us.

Your namesake Sadio definently deserves it. We have 4 of the 11 Premier League nominees so that's something to be proud of. Onwards and upwards!

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09 Oct 2018 05:17:12
Fully agree with you zpecialone.

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09 Oct 2018 15:41:54
Cheers oubaas, I honestly think van diike could be the first defender to win it for years. If Liverpool lift a champions league in the next 5 years. We are so lucky to have him, big, strong, fast and clever with the ability to play football. I'm so glad Jurgen stuck to his guns, some people were calling for klopp to sign Ben Gibson or even Rob holding when Southampton knocked us back. I don't think we would have qualified top 4 without van diike last season. That'll probably be an unpopular opinion but it was damn close at the end. Chelsea were so close and our defence was really brittle before van diike and now alisson arrived.

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09 Oct 2018 18:58:02
I stopped caring about the Ballon D'Or years ago when I started becoming political and when people just would not always alternate btw CR7 and Messi as if there were NO other footballers getting it done on the planet. That's why I loved the old way. It was via your league perf. and the inter'l competitions cos that's where ALL the best players played. Now, it's just a personized shambles, IMO.

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09 Oct 2018 21:09:46
Even Suarez made it on the list and he had a pretty poor year by his standards (mind you a lot of that was down to playing through injury)

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08 Oct 2018 17:00:23
Ed001 are you like me a little worried mate about our goal threat over the last few games? Is it a case of we are defending more as a unit so conceeding fewer goals and more clean sheets? Or is it down to so many big fixtures over the last 6 games that most players need a rest? Just hope our front 3 click after the international break.

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{Ed001's Note - a bit of everything mate. It is still early, plenty of time to get going and we are still right up there despite not playing well yet. All augurs well for when we do get going.}

08 Oct 2018 17:38:47
Mane, salah and firmino have always been underdogs. I especially think Bobby firmino has been under estimated in this league, except by us faithful. Last season we done better than Barcelona, juventus, bayern, Paris, man City in the champions league and now everyone knows about how good our front 3 are. Part expectation and part tight defences has made it difficult.

I don't mind City. They play good good football and they add pressure on utd, who they hate almost as much as we do. They paid us massive respect yesterday with their defensive line. Okay they nearly done us, but if salah had tucked away his chance it would have been different.

I think salah is going to score a cracker soon. A 20 yard screamer and the dam is going to break. I also think we have had the hardest run of games I've known us have in a long time, starting with spurs. Good god what a tough run but like ed01 says, we are still at the top. I honestly think Chelsea will drop off, maybe hazard gets injured. Without him they are not the same team and it will come down to us and City and also spurs, who are quietly enjoying the best start to a season they've had for years.

Klopp and Co know their business, with the front 3 getting tightly marked there is space for the midfield to score goals. I reckon fekir would have been cleaning up in this team. We could really do with an attack minded midfielder.

I have an idea, trent has struggled at times at rb this season and gomez and lovren both played well yesterday. Maybe it is time to put trent in the midfield, as an attacking mid. I reckon he would score tonnes. Who do we have in our midfield known for scoring long range goals? Keita? Milner maybe but we don't really have that in our midfield and it's something we are missing.

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08 Oct 2018 17:33:43
So ed I assume your confident we will click up front.

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{Ed001's Note - yes mate it will come.}

08 Oct 2018 19:32:10
I hope it does I think it will

Just had a crazy hard run mentally exhausted after it international break for once may be a good thing!



What do you make of klopps subs in comparison to last last season?
He still seems to take for ever for me he needs to act sooner and use the talented bench we have.

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08 Oct 2018 20:12:39
That’s the crazy thing. We’re joint top on points and still haven’t even started to reach top gear. Obviously the assumption that it will click is just that, an assumption, but if we do then by ‘eck I reckon we’ll take some stopping! Huddersfield is just what we could hope for as our next fixture, in my mind.

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08 Oct 2018 21:31:16
I think we started this run with 6 wins from 6 games and were very confident. Over the last couple of games I’ve seen us happy not to lose. Not very Klopp like but probably necessary given the run of games we’d had.
I heard someone today saying how teams have now worked Salah out and can now defend our front 3.
I disagree with that. We have been creating chances we’ve just been missing them. Particularly in the games against Chelsea.
Salah would’ve scored against City on last season’s form but he seems to be snatching at his chances.
It will come, maybe this international break is just what we needed right now.

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08 Oct 2018 22:05:15
I think klopps subs are still not very good. He sets his stall out if it doesn't work for whatever reason he sticks with it then make generally pointless subs with no chance to impact the game. I hope he improves in this department as its a weakness for me.

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08 Oct 2018 22:47:22
And to think under 12months ago, Klopp was getting blasted and told his major weakness was unable to defend and win games 1.0 or hold on for a win or draw. poor man can't win. The one thing I keep thinking is. If our defensive side of the game stays this good and our attacking side clicks into gear! Then we will be some force.

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08 Oct 2018 23:22:59
as the famous Ian Botham once said, form is temporary, class is permanant . Equal top, have played our 3 main challengers, 2 away from home and normal business will be resumed after the international break. We have now got a top keeper, a more than solid back 4, a midfield which is only going to get better and an attack which will tear some teams apart very soon. We are top and have not fired up just yet, how good is that!

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08 Oct 2018 18:51:03
Spot on, Ed. What I fail to understand is that tho we are not at optimum form as a group/ team, we are still in the mix. Isn't this what we all wanted before the season started? To be right where City are? Not only are we not just in contact with them, we are NECK and NECK with them points-wise so where does all this self-entitlement, nonsensical thinking coming out from some in the fan base about how we are crap cos we are not scoring goals for free anymore, come from exactly? People need to chill out and help the team improve instead acting like petulant brats cos we are not spanking teams anymore or have people forgotten how we needed to outright outscore teams to get a win? I haven't.

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09 Oct 2018 03:01:52
Yeah, that's a great saying mikeb57, class is permanent. Bobby is a clever player, I reckon he will figure a way to break these stubborn defences down.

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09 Oct 2018 11:29:47
Mane

Why not just play Shaqiri there? Rather than Trent in the middle. Shaqiri has pace! Brilliant left foot. Could pick a pass and is a very good finisher as well!
Bernardo Silva wasn’t a midfielder!

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08 Oct 2018 14:45:58
Ed002. A month or so back you mentioned some of the fixture dates might change, the Everton match on the 1st if my memory serves me right. Do you know if that is still the case. We are flying over from Canada for the match and have been delaying booking flights. Thanks in advance.

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{Ed002's Note - That is the first week of the next batch to be announced - but it hasn't happened yet.}

08 Oct 2018 13:20:51
All this hendo talk reminds me of 2 memories:

1 - the most useless player in my high school never passed back to the defence. He would jut smack it forward like an person and then say "it's better to go forward".

2- I went to the New Zealand vs Peru WC qualifier, Peru had all the ball. Anytime New Zealand got the bill, the crowd would cheer and scream at the sight of a white shirt bombing forward. even if it was in isoleion aand with less than zero chance of producing anything.

My thought here is that the narrative seems to have been taken over by the noisiest yobo's who just want to see any sign of attacking play no matter how hopeless it is at the time.

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08 Oct 2018 13:33:05
Henderson had a great game yesterday and anybody who can’t at least see that his contribution was at least a positive one really is just a boo boy. The guy is a very good player and has been struggling as much as our other players who went to the world cup. Why aren’t the knives out for Firmino and Mane and only for Salah and Henderson? I have to wonder🤔.

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08 Oct 2018 15:15:08
I still believe our biggest reason for not winning the title wasn’t CP game or the slip. It was the red card for Hendo and his ban.

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08 Oct 2018 15:22:19
There’s just always fans who want something to complain at and about. The loudest get heard for sure but I would just ignore them.

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08 Oct 2018 15:58:00
Yeah but let’s see the Chelsea fans try and come up with a song about Hendo getting two yellow cards.

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08 Oct 2018 16:23:01
Henderson is a holding mid and he is expected to play forward! Kroos, Alonso, Pirlo, Fabregas. They all do the same!

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08 Oct 2018 16:32:35
You're right Bergenred. That 3 game suspension against Henderson changed everything.

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08 Oct 2018 16:32:35
You're right Bergenred. That 3 game suspension against Henderson changed everything.

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08 Oct 2018 17:27:42
What about the miss placed pass by Toure that let West Brom equalise, thus costing us two points. There were a number of factors why we didn’t win the league.

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{Ed002's Note - So it was Toure's fault?}

08 Oct 2018 19:32:30
Oh ye Hendo was immense that season, so direct and I think fans under value his creativity and vision around the box. Re-watching some highlights and Hendo was involved in so much of the attacking play that year.

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08 Oct 2018 19:36:27
Hahaha Ed002!

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09 Oct 2018 03:16:04
No Harry, Henderson is NOT expected to pass it forward. if klopp wanted him to do that he would tell him so or replace with someone that can! his job is to break up play, retain possession and spread the play as necessary. The players you mentioned barely broke up the play- they had other players to do that for them. Henderson does both roles.

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09 Oct 2018 08:49:41
Yet you wet your knickers over Jorginho Harry who (watch the game again) barely played a forward pass and didn’t play a pass longer than 10 yards against us.
Hendo does play the ball forward when a pass is on but in his position he can’t afford to lose the ball trying Hollywood balls that might work 1 in 10.
Your comments are exactly the kind of mindless bile churned out by people who just have a problem with him no matter what he does.

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09 Oct 2018 15:31:36
ArAy,

We agree on lot of things but disagree here with you! Henderson wouldn’t have broken the triple ducker parked by Jose when we lost the title. The red card of Hendo was not the reason! We couldn’t break down Chelsea! Tried all our luck!

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09 Oct 2018 15:42:17
Klopp also had the same problem which is why he signed a Defensive minded midfielder, A brilliant ball carrier and chased a playmaker all summer 🙏🙏🙏🙏.

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