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04 Jan 2017 19:25:58
The lack of a left-footed setpiece man on the team really shines through at times. Could that be a factor when JK look to add to the team? Can't remember him being asked or talking about it. Would add a lot, in my opinion.

Andy Thorne

1.) 04 Jan 2017 19:52:14
To be fair our set pieces are very inconsistent, but it is worth noting we scored both goals against Sunderland from Corners.


2.) 04 Jan 2017 19:56:20
You can't just add a player who is good a set pieces. The rest of his game could be crap.


3.) 04 Jan 2017 20:41:20
Tried that, Charlie Adam, didn't work.


4.) 04 Jan 2017 21:13:44
To be fair though, we haven't tried Chris Brunt or Robert Snodgrass ;)


5.) 05 Jan 2017 03:27:27
We lead the PL in goals scored from set-pieces so we`re good.


6.) 05 Jan 2017 07:23:12
To be fair, both our set piece defending and delivery is poor.


7.) 05 Jan 2017 11:04:18
Well, since Kloppie seems to be looking for an attacker or winger, and surely are aware of this need: who could we get? A decent winger/ attacker, pacy, doesn't mind being on the bench once in a while, good at set pieces, left footed.


 

 

28 Dec 2016 18:34:53
A few question for anyone with some real intel: How is Coutinho getting on? Any contact drills yet? Likely to take part v City?

Andy Thorne

1.) 28 Dec 2016 18:55:26
I reckon bench. Even if he doesn't get on he'll be a huge boost to the team.


2.) 28 Dec 2016 19:29:44
Met him in the car park after the game last night and he said he was only back training for the first time today.


3.) 28 Dec 2016 19:52:48
Stoneage, if your premise is correct, then I don`t think he`ll be fit enough to even make the bench in such a high intensity game where any weakness will be taken advantage of. If he can`t play, then don`t even risk him on the bench cos if you do and you don`t put him on, it would be stupid cos questions will be asked as to why put him on the bench if Klopp knew he wouldn`t play.


 

 

27 Dec 2016 19:36:02
Great comeback today! A decent days work all around, Milner and Hendo my pick of the bunch. Sturridge must start vs City. Origi looks OK, but DS seems a bit sharper at the moment.

Andy Thorne

1.) 27 Dec 2016 20:39:48
Disagree on studge, he looks like a super sub but not a starter over origi for me, his fitness isn't a patch on origi and we need someone up top against city who will run all game.


2.) 27 Dec 2016 21:57:35
Origi looked a bit clumsy on the ball at times, a bit slow to press, not as accurate combining. A player not in 100% form. Sturridges looks to be heating up. Would like to see him start and provide 60 solid mins on saturday, then hand over to Origi. We'll need them both up to speed in months to come.


3.) 27 Dec 2016 22:58:08
Origi's link up play / passing was amazing today, Yes Sturidge is more direct and dangerous in his own right, but Origi is more of a cog in Klopps red machine, he's got to keep his place in the team.


4.) 27 Dec 2016 23:40:31
We need to put city under pressure from the start, origi will do that for us. Studge hasn't played more than 45 mins in a long time. Bring him on with 20-25 mins to go. Origi also allows us to go direct if need be as he's strong, can win it in the air or run in behind.


5.) 27 Dec 2016 23:57:09
Origi's pass to mane led to equaliser and showed good composure under pressure.


6.) 28 Dec 2016 00:47:09
Origi is still a young lad.
He will be a little up and down for a few years yet.
But a bargain for the money paid.
I think he plays better when Coutinio is on the pitch as the opposing defenders also have to keep an eye on him as well.
This frees up a bit more space for Origi and Firminio.

Great win lads. Could have been a banana skin with Crouchy and Joe Allen playing. 8/ 10.


7.) 28 Dec 2016 02:03:02
Andie, Origi will not be benched for Studge and his goal does not change any of that. You say Origi does not press enough? Does DS? DS is not match fit yet neither has he shown this season that he warrants a place ahead of Origi and Firmino. Origi was clumsy at times today BUT so were many others. His hold up play at times and lay offs to Mane and Lallana, were simply sublime. He will be starting vs City, IMO.


8.) 28 Dec 2016 18:23:00
Just think we won't get as many chances v City. We can't afford to waste any. DS can be lethal, when on form, and he looks to be getting there.
But I base this purely on the last two games. Trust JK to get it right for Saturday. Could be a front three with Couts, Firminho and Mané aswell, if PC is up to speed.


 

 

12 Dec 2016 18:10:17
Just an observation, but here goes. When we played well a couple of weeks ago we created clearcut chances. Why? Balls were played not to the first guy to make a run but to the second. Now we've been analyzed to the point where both Bournemouth and West Ham have been able to cut out the passes to the second move, most often by putting pressure on the one on the ball. Countermeasures should include earlier runs, quicker decisions, a bit more cunning play at the back to get midfielders in more space and trust attackers like Firmino and Mané with a pass even when they are under some pressure.

Andy Thorne

1.) 12 Dec 2016 18:34:58
Missing the man who did this all dropping into the midfield and picking the movement ahead, Mr. Philip Coutinho?


2.) 12 Dec 2016 18:52:15
But we scored 3 against Bournemouth and 2 against West Ham so they didn't do a very good job at stopping us did they?


3.) 12 Dec 2016 19:55:18
Bournmouth did absolutely nothing of what you describe, Annie because for 75 minutes, they were crap and we ran rings around them at will. We scored 3 goals and should have been 4 or 5 including Origi who missed an open goal so they cut absolutely nothing out. Credit to Bournmouth for fighting back and smelling blood BUT let`s not start making them look like geniuses because for 75 minutes, they played like a Championship team, completely out of its depth. As for WH, we didn`t move the ball fast enough and we were poor with the final ball.


4.) 12 Dec 2016 20:09:33
Erm, we conceded 6 goals in 2 games. I don't think that it's our forward line that's the problem, it's the Defence.


5.) 12 Dec 2016 22:19:51
That is a very simplistic way to look at things as it goes much deeper than just the defence, Andy but your opinion is respected.


6.) 13 Dec 2016 00:43:39
Hamilton - as is yours :)
Of course we should attack and defend as a team, so it is simplistic to focus on just the 5 at the back, yet we all know that those positions are where we need to strengthen the most (whether through new players or through development) .
We do seem to have lost something after the international break. The intensity has dropped. It's hard to sustain, I expect. I suspect there is a mental issue here, maybe injuries and results have eroded belief? At least we didn't lose the West Ham game.
I maintain my position that there is a lot more development to be done with this side.


 

 

31 Jul 2016 11:11:14
How about a little hijack? Left back Ludde Augustinsson of FC København is on his way to West Ham. 5-6m £ rumoured to be the fee. Last time we had a swedish defender we did OK in the league.

Andy Thorne

1.) 31 Jul 2016 11:31:17
Actually Hysen only had one good season, he was shocking after that.


2.) 31 Jul 2016 12:31:47
That was because Hanson carried him.


3.) 31 Jul 2016 13:36:43
Find us another Finn.


4.) 31 Jul 2016 14:53:43
Augustinsson is actually quite good. Decent speed, smart going forward, composed on the ball, solid defensively. Can't believe Sweden played headless Martin Olsson at the euros. Cresswell will have to work hard to get his place back when he returns from injury if they get LA.


5.) 31 Jul 2016 16:14:28
Augustinsson is not that good. On the bench for sweden to Martin Olsson who was on the bench for Norwich.


 

 

 

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16 Dec 2016 21:21:02
Didn't see the logic behind Klopps statements on needing a winger/ attacker. Wing is where you give a young attacking player his chance, we have a couple of them. Pulisic might be seen as an extreme talent, worth getting at (almost) any cost, but it all seems strange. That said, with Couts, Sturridge, Can and Ings injured the bench haven't looked impressive to say the least. So there's an argument to buy.

But JK is far to clever and careful with money to do that. I think he is signing a winger in january not as cover for Mané, or injuries but to give the new player time to adjust for next season, when there will be European games and we'll surely need more depth.

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06 Aug 2016 20:53:20
Makeshift leftback?! 😉.

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22 Jun 2016 19:36:08
Give Inter a call. That Perisic lad looks like a helluva player. 40 mil might tempt them.

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13 Jun 2016 23:39:52
De Bruyne + Kolarov and we call it even?

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17 May 2016 18:26:34
So this whole Zielinski deal. Isn't he/ his agent playing the come-and-get-me game a little too much? Been thinking we might not be all that interested, because if we were the Zielinski camp would be a lot more quiet by now.

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05 Jan 2017 11:04:18
Well, since Kloppie seems to be looking for an attacker or winger, and surely are aware of this need: who could we get? A decent winger/ attacker, pacy, doesn't mind being on the bench once in a while, good at set pieces, left footed.

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03 Jan 2017 12:24:06
Mostly agree, some dodgy refereeing yesterday. But the real robbery is when Sturridge is kicked to pieces. Sad to see a professional ref miss that one.

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01 Jan 2017 08:03:22
GK: Maybe rotate, give Karius a game.
Defense: Unchanged. Maybe give Clyne a rest, Alexander Arnold has looked good.
Midfield: Stewart and Can + one of Lallana/ Gini, depending on physical status.
Front three Origi and Sturridge must start. Mane/ Firmino depending on physical status.

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28 Dec 2016 18:23:00
Just think we won't get as many chances v City. We can't afford to waste any. DS can be lethal, when on form, and he looks to be getting there.
But I base this purely on the last two games. Trust JK to get it right for Saturday. Could be a front three with Couts, Firminho and Mané aswell, if PC is up to speed.

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27 Dec 2016 22:06:55
Can't believe people blame Migs for their goal. It's a good cross, if SM is to do anything about it he has to be misplaced, and extremely woundrable to a cross over his reach. Walters header is from close range, more luck than skill to keep it out.

If blame is to be assigned Mane, Clyne and Lovren are first in line. But it's a good cross, a good run and a good finish. Let's just accept that sides do that to us at times.

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