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15 Jan 2017 20:49:48
Overall given the loss of the 2 defenders before the match, a point is a good one.
Remember, this talented, expensively assembled squad we played against are on a hot run. They are playing without the hindrance of the offside rule, yet they are still unable to beat us! If these decisions even themselves out. then bring it in!


1.) 15 Jan 2017 22:11:32
I'd have settled for a point before the game to be honest. But, with not long left when they scored, it was tough to take, though probably a fair result in the end. They wasted a couple of chances, mainly from our mistakes, and we had just a few chances that were off target or straight at De Gea.

Migs was very good, as was Hendo. Apart from some great technique for the goal, Zlatan was quiet and Pogba should be buying a round for the entire crowd after that performance given what he cost (yes, it does matter what he cost if you're scraping the cash to afford to watch and he performs like that. )

2.) 15 Jan 2017 23:34:10
Playing without the hindrance of the offside trap 😂😂😂😂😂😂

3.) 16 Jan 2017 04:48:43
W/ O the linesman`s decision (which is beginning to wind me up, these ref decisions that Utd seem to have been getting), we prolly would have won cos they were getting disjointed and desperate especially if you bring on Fellaini as a battering ram. If hoofball is all the "greatest manager in the world" has to offer us with the most expensive squad in PL history, then I fear for him and his bunch of millionaires.



03 Jan 2017 18:58:04
Eds, any truth in the article of Matip having to report to Cameroon camp next week? and the possible consequences should he not? Thanks.


{Ed002's Note - This was dealt with weeks ago - they "expect" him although he has said he isn't going, they will bleat about it, nothing will happen (at least not without a court case).}

1.) 03 Jan 2017 19:25:42
Am I correct in saying if the player doesn't want to represent his country then there's nothing that can force him?
At least he didn't do a Stephen Ireland.

{Ed002's Note - That is generally correct - unless he (or the club) uses an imaginary an injury as an excuse.}

2.) 03 Jan 2017 20:09:51
Matip is injured and hasn't played for Liverpool for a number of weeks, so I really think they are clutching at straws.

3.) 03 Jan 2017 20:58:58
They are just posturing for the sake of it. Nothing will happen and they themselves, know it.

4.) 03 Jan 2017 21:13:31
I think half of it is the media making nonsense out of nothing as per usual, but what do I know.

5.) 03 Jan 2017 22:48:51
I thought they could stop him playing for his club for the length of time the national team is still in the competition.

But maybe with Matip having been out injured for a number of weeks it may be different.

6.) 03 Jan 2017 23:30:30
They can't do a thing and they know it especially if the player refused to go or especially if it is injured.

7.) 04 Jan 2017 08:57:37
If you could be forced to represent a country then logically players like Zaha would have no choice who they play for - the first country with a claim could call them up and they would have to be tied in there forever.



26 Nov 2016 19:00:50
To all the hindsight predictors. When would u have changed to plan b. and do u think we'd av won with plan b?


1.) 26 Nov 2016 19:09:42
Considering we brought on our "plan B" forward after 30 minutes, I'm not really sure it's possible for anyone to answer that question.

2.) 26 Nov 2016 19:54:42
This is not an issue of plan A or B or C. Origi has shown he can play in the system (plan A? ) and in fact, we did not switch to plan B (whatever that means) as the sub is comfortable in plan A.

3.) 26 Nov 2016 20:13:01
That's my point chaps?! No one wins every game so in hindsight we can all say how our plans work. but we shown today how we can beat a team who parks the bus this wk with our tactics. but nxt week maybe not?!

4.) 26 Nov 2016 21:55:14
As Klopp said pre season.
There is no superstar.
All players are equally important to the group.
Those not playing have exactly the same status as those on the pitch.

It must be great for Ben Woodburn to hear things like that.

It was a tricky win today as sunderland have won the last 2 but Moyes said he was bringing the bus.

5.) 27 Nov 2016 19:51:19
This thing about a plan B, Barcelona don't really have one, just fresh players to keep plan A going! Saying that, other than for the reason why, I was sort of glad when Origi came on, as I thought his physical presence helped our cause somewhat!



18 Oct 2016 19:32:48
It's not often I have the time nor the inclination to check out the thoughts of our rivals. but having read some prompts and given the extreme nature of uniteds performance, I nipped over for a gander! Here's what I found.

With very few exceptions, most are happy with the performance and style of play:
As for the style. what happened to the fabled Man utd way? Banter aside, I think most of us reds will accept they have some very good players and a top manager. So for such a talented bunch to take on the mentality of a small team shocked me. It's rubbish that fergie played that way. he may have played conservatively to get a result. but he never parked the bus.
The likes of Burnley have to play that way against the ridiculous budgets of us etc. But united have just spent 150m in one window!
I hear that we are the form team in the league. we are not. If you come up against a West Bromwich team who are the form team will you play that way?
We do take confidence that you think we'd have smashed you if you went toe to toe with us. But really, you were playing Liverpool not Barcelona! At least try to win the game!
I completely agree that it was a good point. I think it was for us too. No arguments there.
The biggest point being that united fans seem to be take great hope from their defensive performance.
Expecting it to be built on one Jose has had time like Klopp.
Well parking the bus is the tactic that requires less skill than any other. Being creative is the greatest. To get from one to the other requires risks. requires your wingers to vacate their full back position. my point is. you cannot build on that performance because it was so extreme. Any development of a more creative style will involve that rigid formation to be weakened by the movement of those in a defensive position into an attacking one. thus resulting in a weaker defensive unit. Almost supporting your view. your not good enough to get a result playing that way!
The only thing that proves is that u are capable of parking the bus if néeded. yippee! Whilst u may have been the 1st team to stop LFC scoring. U were also the 1st not to score.
Whilst u might point to Klopp having more time. I'll point out that Jose has had a pre season and a transfer window of 150m added to one of the most expensively assembled squads in history. Surely you would expect more than admitting that your only way to avoid defeat against Liverpool is to park the bus a la Big Sam?
I fully expect united to be competitive this year. with whom i'm not sure! But stop making excuses. parking the bus for a club of your stature is embarrassing!


{Ed041's Note - if u had done it a few years ago you would be talking about a title now

1.) 18 Oct 2016 19:45:21
Ed41 u a fan of L'pool?

{Ed001's Note - she doesn't like footie, she just comes on to wind up others ;-)

2.) 18 Oct 2016 20:19:22
To be honest I try not to comment on Man Utd and their fans because I actually respect their club. Yes, I don't want them to win anything, but they are a great club with a great domestic and European history.
They are rebuilding, I understand why they're pleased with the result, I genuinely thought we'd win last night due to many reasons.
Rather than comment how far Man Utd has fallen, I prefer to look at they way they played as a compliment to LFC and Klopp. It shows we are on the right track and we are ahead of them in terms of development at the moment.

I've got no respect for Jose, he's got no respect for football fans, opponents, referees, authorities, medical staff, ambulance services the list is endless.

3.) 18 Oct 2016 20:51:30
Looks like except Ed01, every one are SHE 😂.

{Ed041's Note - If Ed01 was half the man I am he would be twice the man he is now :)

4.) 18 Oct 2016 21:01:09
Sorry ed, not sure what exactly you're referring to, but we have many titles to talk about!
But clearly my post was about this performance. Wouldn't want to be accused of living in the past or deflecting attention away by mentioning past successes!

{Ed041's Note - i meant if you had gone a bit more conservative against Chelsea a few years back you would of had a PL title now imo.

5.) 18 Oct 2016 21:04:24
Ron, Jose is not my cup of tea and I agree with much of your assessment, but he has been a top manager. The question for me is deciding if his methods are past their best or not. Personally, I think he's just not a good fit for that lot. I agree with your sentiments about them too. so maybe they deserve better than Jose.

6.) 18 Oct 2016 21:07:23
Lol ED41, He looks a decent MAN to me, Tall Dark and handsome.

{Ed041's Note - joking aside he is a top guy, one of the best.

7.) 18 Oct 2016 21:14:32
To be fair, I heard many lfc fans say the same but I wasn't one of them! We got into that position playing a certain style. who is to say we would have got a better result parking the bus?!
But I take your point and would accept that parking the bus to get a specific result ie Europe 2nd leg etc would be more palatable. But you may be missing mine, United are neither a small team nor playing for a specific result.

8.) 18 Oct 2016 21:18:16
Agreed Ron, I have little respect for Jose. Yes, he's won lots, but I can't stand his attitude and playing style. I see he's also blaming us for the boring game Monday. Can you imagine how dull Anfield would be now if we'd have brought in Jose instead of Klopp?

9.) 18 Oct 2016 22:15:07
Well said Ron.

10.) 18 Oct 2016 23:38:13
Jose is not the only manager that has won lots and been successful everywhere he's been. Carlo Ancelotti is more successful than he is, won leagues in three different countries and now definitely a fourth with Bayern and has more CL trophies than Mou YET he is a very nice and dignified gentleman who is IMO, more respected as a decent, honorable man than for his coaching ability at least, I do. He is the one who cleaned up Jose's mess at Real Madrid and got them his third and their tenth CL title, something Jose failed to do. He's a top manager but a very toxic one whose tactics are becoming more outdated and stale and players don't wanna play that way anymore. Go ask Sergio Ramos and Eden Hazard if you don't believe me.

11.) 19 Oct 2016 10:31:33
Jose Mourino is a professional manager who has won champs league and domestic titles wherever he has been.

His philosophy is that each team starts a game with one point each at 0-0.
He defends that point for all their woth and hope to grab a winner or 2 on the counter attack.
We on the otherhand see that its 3 points for a win so let's go win it. It works a lot of the time but sometimes we draw or get beat. But we always have a go.
Jose tactics are negative and he has to defend them to a hostile media.
This has turned him into a bitter twisted negative nasty piece of work who will wind up referees before games etc.

But it was a tactical masterclass all be it a negative one.

12.) 19 Oct 2016 13:15:33
Well said Hamilton mate.

13.) 19 Oct 2016 13:20:22
I don't buy into the 'we should have taken a conservative approach' for that Chelsea game. Hindsight is a wonderful thing. We were flying, had won 14 (I think) on the bounce and Chelsea, on paper at least would be fielding a weakened team, and it was an Anfield. A slip cost us the title, that's the truth.

BR would have been slaughtered had we adopted a defensive approach, plus in fairness, it probably wouldn't have been executed correctly and we may have lost anyway. He couldn't organise a team defensively and rather stumbled on the 3-5-2 the season later. I have my doubts on whether he could have transitioned that swashbuckling 14-game winning streak team into a defensive sound unit for 1 game, especially against a very good side.

14.) 19 Oct 2016 17:55:26
I agree, JH. I said at the time that we were right to go for the win. But we did not lose the PL due to that game. We lost it by not being able to keep clean sheets and due to BR`s incompetence and arrogance in not fixing the defence through out that season as a whole, that cost us the PL. the fact that he tried to run up the score vs CP at home (a stupid tactic which underlines his incompetence) shows how clueless he was. He should have just won the game, we are three point up on City and see what happens because at least, you have the three points BUT he didn`t do that hence, CP had space as we tried to score more goals, to punish us.



17 Oct 2016 23:00:08
I think there are a number of reasons to put that game in perspective. We didn't lose! I've seen us lose many games against them that we didn't deserve to. and tbh I never felt they were ever going to win that match.
Secondly, we have just had the most expensively assembled squad in premier league history come to Anfield and park the bus. 35% possession, 1 corner and 1 shot on target. moyes n lvg would av been slated for that!
Our reaction to the result is a marked difference to utd. We accept we played poorly whilst they are happy to have raised their game sufficiently to stifle us. can they keep it up to stop the opposition for the rest of the season?
That type of attitude can only serve us well!
Finally, United style of play is similar to our next opponent West Bromwich. . so hopefully it proves to be good preparation.


1.) 17 Oct 2016 23:09:02
If Pulis was to employ the tactics of 6 at the back like United did at times he would be vilified as ruining football. Mourinho does it and it's good game management. United never looked like scoring, their only shot on target was one of Ibras pot shots from miles away. Can't blame them for playing for the draw, but it's United for gods sake! They should, along with every top team, attempt to win every game, they didn't even bother. The game as a whole was an embarrassment for the premier league in my opinion.

2.) 18 Oct 2016 02:44:01
Spot on, Shanks. Mou is getting credit for stifling us. I'm sure a statue would have been built for him had he won. He spends millions on players and wages only put park the bus. Even Bournmouth don't play that way and I can name many more team who spend a small fraction than Utd, that play much better football. We are still fourth and within striking distance of the top and even if we had won, NOTHING would have been decided bar maybe bragging rights which the last time I checked, is not a trophy and doesn't get you into the CL.




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02 Mar 2017 16:23:39
Whilst we are on a downer people are going to have ammunition to throw. I try to weigh up the good with the bad and make my assessment from both, rather than just the most recent.
I'd put Coutinho in the class between those quoted. neither world class or decent.
He's a top quality player whose performances before his injury were top class. His performances in the struggling side less so. But just like Silva, he relies on movement around him to excel. I've seen numerous performances from silva that have been impotent, that's just the nature of his type of player.
Look at recent LFC v MCFC games to see which of those 2 players have been match winners.
Show the lad a bit of support when he's going through a rough patch. he would get in all teams in premiership. . There aren't many others who could say that. Man city fans would have him!




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06 Sep 2016 18:06:38
Been told the Sturridge to Arsenal rumour on deadline day is rubbish. Certainly from our perspective anyway.




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12 Jan 2016 16:42:32
Gotta say I don't rate him and I believe injury situations like this is where the kids should get a chance. But as none seem to be rated ready enough, then clearly a loan is necessary. Time will tell if it's a good deal or not.





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08 Apr 2017 22:43:29
Crap formation? Why? He gets slated for having no plan b. yet when he tries something different. he gets slated?!
Have you ever considered it was a tactical move?
I imagine had we won then he wouldn't be getting questioned?!
I was against the move to a back 3 on weds and thought it cost us points. But I thought it was a common sense decision today so he now deserves the credit to match the criticism.




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05 Apr 2017 17:49:35
This type of activity has always happened and will continue to happen. Even more so with the amount of money at stake. Liverpool need to stop it if they keep getting caught! But being noble and proper may be seen to some as being naive!
It's a bit like tax returns for the self employed. it's against the rules but a great many manipulate them!
Liverpool have to accept responsibility for getting caught, but I doubt this punishment will stop them or others from continuing.




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05 Apr 2017 16:37:15
15 or 16 points will be enough for fourth. But only that many if Arsenal start beating the smaller clubs like they used to do! If they don't then less than that will do.
Think we should be looking at top 3 rather than the teams below us. We might have injuries but these teams are mid table for a reason. they are just not good enough to win 5,6 and 7 consecutive games.




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12 Mar 2017 22:38:09
Got to agree, they actually handled the Burnley long balls relatively well.
If Barnes could play the ball half as well as he plays his man then he'd be a world beater! Well done to Can for sticking to it. I thought he was excellent defensively. He was immense in the air against a very physical side and a weak referee.
I think that performance proves just why we need a player like Can in the squad. think we have space for another too. Maybe not as much as we need a ball player in the Alonso mould though. our play can be so slow and predictable against these deep lying defensive teams.




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01 Feb 2017 23:01:03
The season isn't over yet. I just don't understand that post.
If as you stated, the players aren't good enough then why are you surprised or disappointed that we haven't won the league by now?
Transition is a pointless term as it can be attached to any team other than the champs.

We are a very good team who deservedly sit in the top 4, but Chelsea just happen to be better than us and deservedly sit top.