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10 Feb 2019 21:55:31
The European Cup could decide the league this year? Utd to beat PSG and then draw City in the next round of Euro Cup would drain City two tough legs for both teams, also playing each other in FA Cup as well would be nice and draining on the legs.

Would like to see Fabhino " MAN MARK " Pogba in the Utd game everything goes through him Stifle him, will make all other Prem Teams do the same i don't think he ( Pogba ) has the character mentally for a man mark job think it would bug him. Try it Jurgen be the First to show other teams the way.

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10 Feb 2019 22:20:01
I'm more worried about Rashford. I agree that Utd will beat PSG and I love your idea of City and Utd playing in the quarters, that would be fantastic.

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10 Feb 2019 22:44:12
UTD beat PSG? Really can't see that .

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10 Feb 2019 23:13:15
What if we draw ManU? 🤨.

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11 Feb 2019 01:09:15
I honestly believe that Rashfoed is very overrated.
Any one remember Janjuzi?
Where is he now?

Rashford is no where near a Salah oe Mane let alone Firminio.
(Sorry my spelling is pants)

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{Ed0333's Note - Rashford overated? Not sure about that mate but I respect you’re opinion. I’d have rashford in a Liverpool shirt every day of the week.

11 Feb 2019 03:09:26
What if we draw Citeh?

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11 Feb 2019 03:22:22
Who would you replace Ed for Rashford? Not slating you as I do in fact rate Rashford.

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{Ed0333's Note - rotation With Salah, Bobby and Mane mate.

11 Feb 2019 04:19:28
Comparing Rashford with Januzaj who had 6 months of contribution in a united team that was woeful is beyond ridiculous. I'd love Rashford in a liverpool shirt, he'd fit the system perfectly. He's quick, he finishes well, and he is one of those players that makes moments happen with his physical ability.

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{Ed001's Note - Rashford is a fantastic player, more talent in one foot than Januzaj has in his whole body. And that pace and workrate to go with it!}

11 Feb 2019 05:15:57
You do know we could beat klopps bae and draw city then who's drained?

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11 Feb 2019 10:54:29
that rashford? really? he was wastful and went missing often. only started to perform after mou left and that's how many? 10 games?

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11 Feb 2019 19:12:30
Rashford is a very good player and Januzaj was not even in Sterling's league as the deluded Utd fans wanted us to believe when he broke thru into Utd's first team. Rashford as a LOT more in his locker (set pieces, work rate can play any attacking position) than even Sterling does now and I would not mind him in a Liverpool shirt or a similar player of his talent and ability.

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11 Feb 2019 19:23:14
"UTD beat PSG? Really can't see that . "
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UTD are favourites at the moment, based on their form and PSG ever increasing injury list. They expected to be without Nymar and Cavani, and Mpape is carrying a knock.

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Liverpool v Bournemouth - A Liverpool Perspective

10 Feb 2019 18:27:48
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Liverpool v Bournemouth - A Liverpool Perspective

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10 Feb 2019 18:48:05
Nice one.

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10 Feb 2019 18:34:06
Perfectly summed up Ed001.

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{Ed001's Note - cheers mate.}

10 Feb 2019 18:47:27
Ty ed001 spot on as usual, watching the city game just shows how good we been this season, keeping up with them, proud of them and where we are this season, no matter what happens, we all should be proud of them ynwa.

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{Ed001's Note - spot on mate.}

10 Feb 2019 18:55:26
Spot on Ed001. Gini was a colossus and I will freely admit I thought he was a weak link a few months ago.

Not any more!

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10 Feb 2019 19:34:52
My thoughts whilst watching City v Chelsea were "how the f#ck did they lose to Palace, Leicester and Newcastle?
Glad they did though.

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10 Feb 2019 20:03:27
Because Palace, Leicester and Newcastle actually tried tackling them once or twice!

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10 Feb 2019 19:36:32
Cheers Ed001, great read. Especially needed after the Chelsea result.

Theres been a lot of talk about how to get the best out of Keita, but maybe Keita and Fabinho are the key to getting the best out of Gini. Definitely reactionary on my part, but when you see him have games like that you wonder what he could achieve if he did it consistently. Regardless it was great to see the team play well after some very average performances.

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{Ed001's Note - thanks mate.}

10 Feb 2019 19:56:49
Good performance yesterday ed1 glad Firmino played well think when he plays well Liverpool play well. As you say the three in the middle look like they maybe beginning to gel which is ominous for the rest of the premier league
Good report mate and love reading them
Up the pool.

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{Ed001's Note - thank you mate.}

10 Feb 2019 20:53:00
Many thanks, Ed. I thought Naby was outstanding in the game. he looked to pace himself at first. playing a lot deeper and getting on the ball more. However as the game wore on, he went up another gear. I mean, that dude's got balls. On Salah's goal, Mane does a beautiful piece of skill to turn Adam smith and releases it to Keita. Kieta could have just did what many thought he would do and release it to Robbo in stride. What does he do? He plays an inch-perfect pass w/ the outside of his foot, hits Bobbie in stride and the rest is history. Now that takes some cojones, man.

I was never worried about Naby cos I know how good he is and he has shown that several times already this season. Hope he keeps it up. As for Wiji, the guy is an animal. I always said he is a brilliant footballer who can play anywhere in our midfield. Glad he's back. Cheers, man.

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{Ed001's Note - welcome mate.}

10 Feb 2019 21:20:48
Quality ed, thanks mate.

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{Ed001's Note - cheers mate.}

10 Feb 2019 21:21:41
Spot on mate as usual. Thanks for taking the time to do these.

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{Ed001's Note - very welcome mate.}

10 Feb 2019 22:22:10
Ed, do you think Klopp will sit Keita against BM? I'm afraid he will play Henderson and Milner in the midfield. I think they slow things down a little too much. Am I wrong?

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{Ed001's Note - I don't think it matters which of them plays so long as the movement is there in front of them to play the pass to.}

11 Feb 2019 07:30:10
One of the defining moments of the game, for me, was in the last stages of the game. There was a a counterattack opportunity at breakneck speed with Firmino heading for goal with the ball at his feet. The major surprise was that it was VVD who was right next to him sprinting, keeping pace, step for step, with Salah far behind. Firmino shot right at their GK; one many of chances missed. We know VVD can be a speedster when he wants, but that moment spoke tons about how the team has gotten re-focused and how Klopp must have had some pretty stern words after the last two draws.

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11 Feb 2019 07:48:11
Spot on, I like us in a 4-3-3 to be honest Salah looks better coming from the left, Bobby through the center. Do you think we changed our formation in the season because it makes us more solid at the back, or was the plan always to have a variation of 4-3-3 to 4-2-1-3. Either way it's worked out well not to be predictable.

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{Ed001's Note - it's just about changing it to suit teams that sit deep against us. The 4-3-3 is at its best when there is space in behind to attack.}

10 Feb 2019 17:27:46
We can't underestimate how important the utd game is now with Citee's performance today, Chelsea are an embarrassment let's hope they are equally embarrassed when we play them. Utd are playing with so much confidence at the moment they will be extremely difficult to beat at O. T but it's a game that we can't afford to loose id take a draw but would love if we were to inflict Ole's 1st defeat as Utd boss it would be a real statement to all esp Citee.

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10 Feb 2019 17:40:15
Got to imagine we lose top spot after the united game. maybe we can hope for another City blip, but looks unlikely! United also have their tails up as well.

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10 Feb 2019 17:41:07
Problem is Zippy Chelsea won't play this badly again, they will get a rocket and want to prove a point. I will take 1-0 in all our league games now and City blowing teams off the park 6-0 will matter not as we win the league.

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10 Feb 2019 17:44:43
That’s goal difference buggered now. Eds any thoughts on Sarri and why it has gone so wrong for Chelsea?

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{Ed002's Note - A third party is scheduled to take a look at the training and that was agreed a couple of weeks ago, and that may help with the inconsistency. But today they have obviously been well beaten by a very good side.}

10 Feb 2019 17:51:57
The United game is huge of course but it's our game in hand so even a draw were still in the driving seat. Also the United game is worth 3 points for a win like every other game so I hope our fans don't have a breakdown and lose faith if we drop points. There's a long way to go yet.

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10 Feb 2019 17:56:47
I would suggest that Sarri's insistence on playing Kante further up the field, despite him being the best defensive/ protective midfielder in the world, is a big issue. I would also suggest that his faith in Jorginho, in the position previously occupied by Kante, is misplaced, and that Jorginho looks somewhat lost in the PL in which the space he he needs to perform successfully is rarely granted to him. I'm just basing in on the limited things I have seen but I don't think Sarri is selecting the best team based on the players he has at his disposal. Playing Ross Barkley today was also a disaster for Chelsea, he does not seem good enough for a team hoping to, at the very least, qualify for the Champions League.

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{Ed025's Note - ross is more champion-ship than champions league seano..

10 Feb 2019 18:01:31
I have no doubt Kimuraking that Chelski will not be as bad as they were today when they play us they will probably have a new manager by then mate and id take 1 nil wins all day long for the next 12 games but it's going to be so hard to do so however if we play to our full potential and at a high tempo then we can beat anybody let's hope we are up for it against utd we need to be full stop.

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10 Feb 2019 18:14:00
I don't think we'll have problems with Chelsea when we play them, especially if Higuain plays.
It's the Man Utd match that's key now. They're playing with real belief. I was especially surprised when they beat Spurs. We just have to force their defence into errors.

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{Ed0333's Note - they have genuine talent and a real hunger to win now. Will be a ridiculously tough game as I’m sure they’d love to derail our title charge but don’t underestimate the savvy of Jerguen Norbert Klopp.

10 Feb 2019 18:16:07
Haha good shout Ed025, don't think you're wrong mate. As as you mentioned Chelsea paid you's actual, real money for him. Incredible.

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{Ed025's Note - i heard bill kenwright went to the negotiations dressed as dick turpin seano..

10 Feb 2019 18:23:28
Things were the other way around 10 or so years ago. And united used to NEED to beat us to win the league. Now the shoes on the other foot we need to go there and win there's no other option.

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{Ed025's Note - that one game will not decide the title L8, all games have the same importance mate..

10 Feb 2019 18:34:56
City have been giving teams hidings all season, in that sense they are the best in the league by far. Along with dat though they've managed to lose four,3 of which were to teams outside the top 6.We just have to do what we have all season, win most of our games albeit with more difficulty than City do. and hope the form of this season continues which would mean City have another couple of off days and hopefully defeats.

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10 Feb 2019 18:36:01
Chelsea were well beaten 4-0 by Bournemouth.

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10 Feb 2019 18:57:04
Exactly ed25. The Watford game shortly after is just as important. 3 points is 3 points. This idea that dropping points to United in February would be season over is laughable, I really can't understand how people are being so short sighted.

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10 Feb 2019 19:12:57
Exactly Drogie. City are still likely to lose silly games like they have 4 times this season regardless of today.
Chelsea played right in to their hands today and got punished. If you’re going to press City you have to mean it. They were so half hearted they just made it easy for City the play it around them.
Other teams won’t be so lazy.

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10 Feb 2019 20:17:49
We shouldn’t let it intimidate us. Remember 2014? We were blowing teams away and nothing could stop us, not even city when we beat them at anfield. Who ended up winning the title? City did. Its a marathon not a sprint. City plough all their effort into some games and other games don’t really turn up. We are trundling along at a steady pace. Although i have to admit the prospect of playing at Old Trafford with the title on the line is terrifying, even i will go into that game a total pessimist.

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{Ed025's Note - the utd game will not decide the title AW, too much emphasis is being put on that game if you ask me, points will be dropped by all of the front 3 before the end mate..

10 Feb 2019 20:56:21
Nail on the head ed25.We've seen enough examples in the last 6 weeks alone that the premier league is far from predictable.

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{Ed025's Note - its a box of frogs mate..

10 Feb 2019 20:57:59
Perhaps not Ed025 but just the prospect of playing United in general terrifies me. I never enjoy it. No matter the result of the derby i always like the banter and contest, but i just don’t see it that way when playing United. The derby is considered a friendly and competitive fixture by most sane fans. Liverpool v United is just pure bitterness and the thought of losing to them makes me sick to my stomach.

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{Ed025's Note - i think they will be more afraid of playing you than you should be of them AW, spurs should have mullered them and their defence is weak mate..

10 Feb 2019 20:59:50
Spot on, Ed25. The Utd game won't decide a thing esp. with 12 games left (near half a season) . it is the same thing people kept saying months before we went to City and then City got stuffed 3 times and lost the lead. Even Pep said after the Everton game that City will drop points. so people need to give all that stuff a rest.

We are getting healthy at the right time and with the break, TAA, Hendo, Gini, Matip and Lovs have a chance to get fitter and stronger and with the B'mouth win, we will be up for it vs Utd. People need to also understand that Utd have a very porous defence and Leicester and esp. Spurs proved that cos Spurs could have won by 4 goals BUT DDG stood on his head. If they offer us those types of chances and we are on song, they will be punished. I'm looking forward to it, really.

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{Ed025's Note - and well you should red wolf, if you cant get up for these type of games then you dont deserve to be in the race mate, these are the type of games that all supporters should relish man..

10 Feb 2019 21:19:34
You already know what it is, Ed. Always up for a fight. We are in a true DOG FIGHT for the title in the MOST difficult PL season in history. That alone, should get people up and bouncing esp. cos the way Utd play now, suits us perfectly. If we're going to win the PL, we're going to have to get through EVERY team. LET~S GO!

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10 Feb 2019 21:50:04
Speaking a lot of sense there Redwolf! The title race is well and truly on and I for one am going to relish every second of it! Time to get behind the team and forget about this idea that city are invincible.

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11 Feb 2019 01:26:26
Ed025 the only. thing that worries me is ddg. usualy he comes to save really well against us.

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{Ed025's Note - hes very good liverbird but hes not a miracle worker, their defence is poor mate and liverpool will score im sure, it will depend on how liverpool defend against their very good attack..

10 Feb 2019 16:33:17
Knocked the City game off after 25 minutes.
It looks like we're going to have to go to Old Trafford and win if we want that league title.
Those dropped points at West Ham and Leicester, aggghhh.

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10 Feb 2019 16:49:10
You know there's 12 games left yeah?

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10 Feb 2019 16:59:47
Chelsea are truly embarrassing themselves. Turned it off after the 3rd goal. Why would you head it back in to your box?

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{Ed025's Note - and we actually got money for him mate..

10 Feb 2019 17:08:38
Why play buy jurginho and play Kante up the Park it’s just crazy.

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10 Feb 2019 17:09:25
Swerved a bullet with jorginho too.

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10 Feb 2019 17:15:57
City just too good going forward. Not looking forward to united game!

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10 Feb 2019 17:16:14
Is there a Chelsea equivalent of Arsenal tv. If so it's going to be very entertaining.

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10 Feb 2019 17:17:30
Ed025, you all laughed all of the way to the bank on that sale didn’t you? . Barkley is embarrassingly bad. A good bit of business by Everton.

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{Ed025's Note - a great bit i would say stone mate..

10 Feb 2019 17:18:36
Har_red92 yes there are 12 games left but playing like this City will not loose any of them so we are now in a fight like we have not been in a generation. Which means we cannot loose either, we need to be word perfect between now and the end of the season, ugly wins will do fine starting at Old Traffird. City can win every game they play 7-0, won't mean a thing if we win all ours 1-0.

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10 Feb 2019 17:26:23
Doesn’t matter what city do as long as we keep winning.

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10 Feb 2019 17:33:45
That's true city are a great team and they'll be the favourite going into each game but it's 12 separate fixtures, form today doesn't mean they're guaranteed form straight through to may. A lot of football left to play, let's not presume they have every game won already because it's highly unlikely that they will go 3 months without dropping points.

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10 Feb 2019 17:59:45
Nobody thought they’d lose any of the four they already lost this season. Give me a break on handing them the league already. When Chelsea throw the towel in, they just don't care, this is more of a red herring against terrible opponents than a City demolition job, despite the score line. Chelsea got beat 4-0 by Bournemouth a couple of games ago so i’m definitely not reading much into this. Even if the media circus will. Keep your heads people!

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10 Feb 2019 18:06:46
Well said red.

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10 Feb 2019 19:13:50
Redinthewrongway, good post - I agree with you 100%. As you point out Bournemouth beat Chelsea 4-0 a couple of weeks ago and look what we did to Bournemouth yesterday. The media sheep will follow each other and proclaim Liverpool champions or City champions depending on which of us has just won a match. The clown of a Sky commentator said at one point in the City v Chelsea game “Liverpool were very good yesterday but City are playing at a level above them today”. No they weren’t, City were playing against a gutless rabble who appear to have thrown their hand in.

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10 Feb 2019 19:55:44
Nice one red.
To put it into perspective, prior to losing to Newcastle, City had beaten Southampton, Liverpool, Wolves and Huddersfield scoring 11 goals and conceding 2. Pretty good form wouldn’t you say? Yet Newcastle still beat them.
Furthermore, before losing 2-0 to Chelsea in December they had won 7 on the bounce scoring 24 goals and conceding 4. Again, pretty good form right? Yet Chelsea still beat them and then they went on to lose 2 of the next 3 after that.
My point is, regardless of how they played today they can still lose games and drop points. The Premier League is tough and as you get to the business end teams are scrapping for their lives.
Don’t let the media tell you City are unbeatable, they are not. In fact this season they are easier to beat than we are. There will be loads more twists and turns yet just keep the faith and let’s help push the boys over the line.

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10 Feb 2019 20:08:47
11 wins and a draw 👍.

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10 Feb 2019 21:04:00
Kimuraking. th, Pep disagrees with you. He said after the Everton game that he expects City to lose points this season so there goes your argument. we heard all that dross before about how City would walk the PL and go undefeated and then, Palace, Leicester, Chelsea and of course Newcastle happened. If you want to believe in all that stuff even tho that rhetoric has been proven wrong 4 times over then have at it.

We are STILL in a very good position and frankly, I don't care what Chelsea do or don't do. They have had some dreadful games this season so playing with such a wretched attitude vs City, will only get you beat and they did. It is ALL up to us and ALWAYS has been. LET'S GO!

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10 Feb 2019 21:08:41
Cheers guys, It’s obvious that people will get carried away by a result like that against the champions from only two years ago, but they are most definitely not the same team, with the same ethos. They crumble when there’s nothing to play for and have been like that for a long time. All it takes is a plan, quality and some drive to take advantage.

We were fantastic yesterday, even if Bournemouth were the perfect team at the perfect time and just to top it off, the Anfield crowd was booming. They (you all) took the reigns and guided them on, just when nerves needed throwing to the back of the room. This race is most definitely not over, even if everyone on the outside wants to suggest it is.

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10 Feb 2019 21:22:17
Red Lorry, the race NEVER over to begin with. It is the doom and gloomers who keep doing our heads in with their mindless, OTT comments that have NO basis in reality.

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11 Feb 2019 01:45:13
agree with some who pointed it out.

1) the title race is far from over, us, City and Spurs all have a chance.

2) City actually did not play that well against Chelsea, their defence were still panicky when Hazard had a go at them. but if you are defending like Chelsea did, then there is no other result other than a hiding. if anything, Chelsea made City look like the best team in history with the way they were not defending.

3) the Utd game is as meaningful as 3 pts in the context of a title race. we can hammer them and go on to lose 5 games and not claim the title. or we could lose and go on to win the next 11 and still end up with the title. big game no doubt, but the title doesn't rest on it alone. all the other 37 games do matter.

4) as Ed025 called it, utd's defence is still crap. no doubt their attacking play is really good now, but i trust us to hold our own against them and have our front 3 hurt them.

5) i think we should just get use to a title race. for too long we've been irrelevant at this stage in the season, so we don't really have much to feel about. now we are on the cusp of something amazing, there will be a roller coaster of emotions but we should really revel in it because, would you rather this or being irrelevant?

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{Ed0333's Note -

1) I suppose they do but I think Liverpool will win the title.
2) Chelsea are devoid of any confidence and as Ed’s 001 alluded to its more than a formation problem
3) True dat
4) I’m not sure their defense is ‘crap’
5) I hear ya mate I’ve known millions of league campaigns were weve lost the title by November but you still keep watching you’re team knowing it’s a meaningless game in the general scheme of things. But you’re right it’s seems like now we’ll be in the mix of some competition for the next few seasons. All hail Norbert.

11 Feb 2019 07:34:11
you are right Ed0333. Utd's defence isn't crap. just DDG alone makes it good. but i believe there are weaknesses in there that we can expose.

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10 Feb 2019 11:43:35
Looking forwards to your match review Ed001 (time permitting) . I can't be the only one who look forwards to them more when we've actually played well haha

If there's one thing yesterdays game highlighted its that Keita, Wijnaldum and Fabinho are our strongest midfield. Especially with Keita finding his feet and Wijnaldum raising his game. Big Shaq has played well this season, but I prefer him as an impact sub.

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{Ed001's Note - probably won't get it finished today but I will try.}

Premier League Game Previews 10 February 2019

10 Feb 2019 09:30:18
{Ed's Note - Reid the Red has posted a new article entitled, Premier League Game Previews 10 February 2019

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10 Feb 2019 09:38:36
From our midfield gini wijnaldum is now the best. Had he been in the team for the last two games we would have won. He is last years henderson.

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10 Feb 2019 12:22:32
And to think there were posters on this site declaring that Gini Wijnaldum was “not good enough for Liverpool” earlier this season. They must be cringing with embarrassment. Perhaps it will be a lesson for them to trust in Klopp’s judgement of whether a player is good enough for Liverpool.

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10 Feb 2019 12:41:47
He still has the odd poor game but he has come on leaps and bounds this year. It is clear the competition for places has seen him thrive, when paired with Fabinho the pair of them are excellent. I’d like to see Keita, Wijnaldum and Fabinho given a run for a few games as it seemed like a very well balanced midfield.

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10 Feb 2019 12:46:21
I have been sticking up for him since we signed him even some eds slating him even, for me if we didn't have him we would miss him badly and he is an will be hard too replace not just the quality but the attitude first class, I hope he gets a contract extension he is one of our many captains on the pitch.

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{Ed025's Note - he has done well for most part of this season hailstones but lets be honest its not always been the case, last season he was basically awful and looked as if he was not arsed in many games especially away from home, yes he seems to have got his act together and fair play to him for that..

10 Feb 2019 13:17:23
Ed025, sorry mate but that is just not true. He got labeled by the media as ‘going missing’ because he did not score in an away game for Newcastle and others picked it up and repeated it until it became established fact. As I have posted repeatedly when defending Gini last season and this, the manager would not have continued to select him over others if he really did ‘go missing’.

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{Ed025's Note - but you are looking through it with the red tinted glasses WW, you defend your players to the hilt whether they are playing crap or not, (nothing wrong with that by the way), just like we were told by one of you yesterday that bobby was one of the best 5 forwards in the world!!!...hes not in the best 5 forwards in the north west FFS!, even our weeble richarlison is ahead of him for brazil!!, all i want to see is a bit of perspective mate..

10 Feb 2019 13:37:26
Ed025, fair enough I am totally biased towards Liverpool players but I was attempting to present the argument from Klopp’s perspective. Last season and this he had/ has 5 or 6 midfield players to choose from and more often than not he chose/ chooses Wihnaldum in his team including for away games. Why would he do that if Wijnaldum really did ‘go missing’?

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{Ed025's Note - its because he has knuckled down and improved WW, and thats why i was applauding his endeavor mate..

10 Feb 2019 13:39:39
I think we will agree too disagree on this one ed, as I mentioned on other posts he has had too adapt too different positions even playing in defence and his attitude is spot on and even last season he played key rolls in key games, admittedly he has not always been great but we would miss him if he weren't there .

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{Ed025's Note - im sure you would hailstones, hes a very good player...when on form mate..

10 Feb 2019 13:26:26
When he’s on his game he reminds me of Moussa Dembele in the way he protects the ball and never loses it. When he’s not on his game he’s the complete opposite and constantly loses the ball.
This season he’s been much more of the former as opposed to the latter and has to be one of the first names on the team sheet.
Plus he must have the biggest smile in football! He always seems happy which can only be good for the squad.

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10 Feb 2019 14:10:07
For me, he needs to do it more away from home and in the big games consistently before he becomes a dead cert in the team. Hopefully, he can play this way for rest of season but I’m not overly confident he will. Mane is on fire at moment and for me up there with VVD for player of year award if he carries on playing like this until end of season.

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10 Feb 2019 14:21:26
To get some perspective, he isn't a world beater and on the level of Modric, Kroos, Gerrard, Alonso, etc but he is a very important cog in our machine.
His work rate is exceptional and he barely ever gives the ball away.
One of my favourites, even last season.
Seem to remember having a disagreement with ED025 earlier in the season about him.
You just need to watch his entire game rather than look out for YouTube moments or base your opinion on MOTD.

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10 Feb 2019 14:40:29
With Wiji, I really think all depends on the position he is asked to play and the instructions he is given. Yesterday he played further up than he usually plays (Keita and Fabinho were behind him most of the time) and we saw his true talent come out in the open. He's better suited to the #10 role than the # 8 or #6 role, it seems. This being natural because that's where he has played for most of his career before joining LFC. And then there is the confidence aspect of it which has been written on here many times by the Eds and posters. After scoring, his play went up a notch once again and he was shooting and mixing it up far more than he usually does.

I think we've found our ideal midfield trio with Fabinho and Keita playing behind Wiji. I know many others prefer Keita further up, but I think Keita is more suited to where he was playing yesterday; having more space to move and run with the ball.

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10 Feb 2019 14:19:10
Ed025, I usually agree with you but I have to say you are dead wrong regarding firming! He is one of the best forwards in the league, it’s not all about goal scoring, which last season he proved he can do! His link up play and all around forward play sets him apart from most other strikers in the league. I know it’s all about opinions mate but come on haha.

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{Ed025's Note - its a bit like every dad thinks his baby is gorgeous JK...even if they are ugly little sods, its in the eye of the beholder mate, on here the other day a load of you wanted him dropping for origi?...yes bloody origi!, who makes cenk tosun look like thierry henry, he has been very underwhelming this campaign even though he is a talented player mate..

10 Feb 2019 16:45:47
Ed 25 is right about Firmino, Gini, Lovren. blimey he’s right about everything!

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{Ed025's Note - its a curse at times though mate..

10 Feb 2019 19:44:19
Agree with Ed025, it does appear that us having bought two new midfielders in the summer has helped him buck his ideas up. He has been very good for us this season, so much so we do miss him when he's out.

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10 Feb 2019 20:40:47
Ed025, please notice how everyone is being nice to you and not even whispering the word "Fabinho". 😎.

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{Ed025's Note - thats because im a nice guy ArAY.. :)

10 Feb 2019 08:59:07
Morning eds1
After watching salah’s goal for the 20th time this morning because it’s so good (that back heel from bobby wow! ) got me thiing it all started from a throw in. So do you think we have improved under our throw in coach at all. I know joe was throwing a long ball into the box whilst playing for England and we scored from it and afterwards they put it all down to this coaching.

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{Ed001's Note - the movement is much better, so yes.}

10 Feb 2019 09:14:59
Well that’s good to know.
just to add on the salah goal the ball through from keita to bobby was outstanding 👌🏻.

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10 Feb 2019 09:26:37
Think Bobby's back heel was so outrageously good, people forgot how great Keitas pass was.
Thought he was terrific yesterday.

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10 Feb 2019 11:25:56
someone summed up for me about throw-ins recently thought it's quite cool:

Long throw - this is intended to cause havoc, esp in the penalty box aka Rory Delap style. in the team, Gomez is capable of that.

Fast throw - this is to catch defences off guard when the ball is out of play. it requires players to be very switched on when the ball goes out of play, and of course, for the thrower to get to the ball as quickly as possible while the others make the right movement. it utilizes the rule that you can't be offside from a throw-in.

Clever throw - this is setting up the throw as though its a freekick/ corner with specific player positioning and movement that will result in creating space/ chance.

And the acronyms turn out to be LFC!

Of course this is a very simplified version. those more learned in this area went on to share how its not just ball retention and getting the play going, its part of a pattern of play, an intentional move for specific purposes, etc.

I for one learned a lot and am amazed that a seemingly tiny facet of the game can have such significant effects.

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10 Feb 2019 12:11:29
keitas pass to firmino reminded me of coutinhos pass to sturridge v arsenal, the 4 1 game. fantastic pass.

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10 Feb 2019 12:52:07
Keita did well but he’s still a work in progress in Liverpool’s midfield.
Bournemouth must have one of the slowest defences in the league and they’re almost tailor-made for our front three.
Depending on injuries, I have a feeling Klopp will go for the two deeper midfielders at Utd which would probably mean Fabinho and Henderson as ideal first choices.
You’d think Keita would then be on the bench for that one, which seems about right I think.
Perhaps he could play a fuller role against Munich though, he should certainly be familiar with them.

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{Ed001's Note - only Cook lacks pace in the Cherries backline, the rest are very quick. Not sure how that makes them one of the slowest defences in the league. Smith is particularly quick.}

10 Feb 2019 14:05:55
It must be Cook that leaves a lasting impression then Ed001, or our lads seem to target him and his defensive channel very well as he got blown away down at their place too.

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{Ed001's Note - it is a lack of organisation meaning they are all over the place and constantly out of position, so Cook ends up being left on his own with no cover. Ake is dog turd defensively.}

10 Feb 2019 08:57:32
Any news on CBs injuries and who will be avalible fo Bayern game? VVD suspended and Gomez are out for sure. Matip is fit, what about Lovren? As well Fabinho might cover for this game?

How would you like our back 4 to be for that game eds and reds?

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10 Feb 2019 09:38:46
It is very worrying BM must be looking at matip and rubbing there hands especially without VVD next to him.

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10 Feb 2019 09:39:10
Forgot about VVD missing, might have to be Fabinho and Matip, which might actually be better than Matip and Lovren to be honest!

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10 Feb 2019 12:11:09
Matip and Lovren aren't half as bad as people make out, if they play together I'm sure they'll be grand. My biggest problem with the two of them is the amount of injuries they both pick up.

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10 Feb 2019 14:54:22
Even though we'll be at Anfield, I would shore up the defense a bit by making sure Henderson starts and plays just ahead of the back 4. I assume Fabinho and Matip would be the starting CBs. And I woudn't be surprised if Klopp gave both Robertson and TAA to stay back more and help out in defense.

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Review Of The Day 10th February 2019

10 Feb 2019 07:29:01
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 10th February 2019

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10 Feb 2019 07:45:30
Airplane gestures? If that's related to the Sala death, then that's really vile. Scary when you think of how low and how disgusting, base human instincts can be, if allowed to go unchecked.

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{Ed0333's Note - abominable mate absolute cretins. How they think joking about something that sensitive is funny is beyond me?

10 Feb 2019 07:45:54
Thanks mate, have a top day!

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{Ed001's Note - you too mates.}

10 Feb 2019 08:06:47
Some interesting stuff there Ed001 and 333.
If true, that’s not nice from those saints fans, especially with the disaster so raw!

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{Ed001's Note - disgusting mate.}

10 Feb 2019 08:49:09
Just when you think society can’t shock you anymore. Just wow.

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10 Feb 2019 08:56:52
They can't be classed as humans they are nothing more then insensitive animals if its true. They not only don't belong in football but in society in general.

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10 Feb 2019 10:45:10
Cheers Ed. Absolutely abhorrent behaviour from those vile fans. Life bans hopefully.
Looking forward to your match review. Have a good day mate.

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10 Feb 2019 13:02:20
It is quite scary some grown men could joke about something that sad! We must have lost our humanity!

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10 Feb 2019 19:47:38
Pretty scary to see that all of the above comments have down votes. We all know it's a pointless function but some moronic prick/ s actually took time out to do that. Sad.

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10 Feb 2019 07:26:28
In an interview after the game, Robbo summmed up the Keita situation perfectly, especially having been there himself.

On Keita, who celebrates his 24th birthday on Sunday, Robertson continued: "He's young and he's had to take time. But if you look at all of us, Fabinho had to take time, me, Chambo.

"There's a kind of pattern emerging that you need to settle in and you need to learn the way to play and things like that"

Fabinho was also excellent yesterday, breaking up the play, not afraid the move the ball forward, his range of passing was really good too.

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10 Feb 2019 07:48:29
I'd add Firmino and Salah to the list of players Klopp has nurtured into becoming what they are now. Masterful player development.

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{Ed0333's Note - I think every male Liverpool fans man crush has to be Kloppo I mean why not?

10 Feb 2019 12:07:37
Na, Tom Brady for me, not related to Liverpool but man crushes have no borders.

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10 Feb 2019 08:08:00
Ok, mine has to be bobby, I just love him 😂😂.

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{Ed0333's Note - you obviously have a tooth fetish mate 😬

10 Feb 2019 08:09:52
Kindly speak for yourself, Ed0333. I prefer the female variety for my crushes. But hey, to each his own. 😂.

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{Ed0333's Note - like you wouldn’t submit to Klopp if he asked you to?..

 


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