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30 Aug 2018 20:55:10
I don't get why everyone is saying this is a hard group. We need to stop acting like a small club I think we will win the group as we are better than PSG and Napoli are not at our level. Red Star have no chance. Expect nothing less than 13 points.

We are now one of the best 5 sides in europe and we are still on an upward curve. We should fear no one, let them fear us.

markp08

1.) 30 Aug 2018 21:12:57
There’s a balance between inferiority complex and delusion Mark. Top 5 sides in Europe? On our day yes, but not over a sustained period of time, not even close. We’re just creeping back into the big time at the moment and it’s important not to get complacent or arrogant.


2.) 30 Aug 2018 21:21:10
very positive post Mark, its something that will come into play, as we win more games, we got to the Final last season, and I think that we have greatly improved the team / squad, so why not believe that we can go all the way again .


3.) 30 Aug 2018 21:33:45
87 come on man. VVD is one of the very best defenders in the world. Allison is top class. Keita will be as good as any midfielder over this Champions league campaign and everyone tells me we have the best front 3 in the world.

Either we have or we don't. We have a top manager, a young hungry squad. I say 100% top 5 in Europe. I would love this side to play Madrid now. You come back after the group stages and tell me I am wrong and I will hold my hands up. Nothing to do with what day it is.


4.) 30 Aug 2018 21:38:33
Say again Mark😂😂 We are better than what?


5.) 30 Aug 2018 21:54:50
I take our side (barring injuries) over 2 legs to beat any other team in world football.

I take Allison, VVD, Keita and the front 3 to be better than what any other side can offer.


6.) 30 Aug 2018 22:08:38
Love it mark.


7.) 30 Aug 2018 22:28:22
Evening Salah glad you home mate

It is going to be a great season.


8.) 30 Aug 2018 22:32:07
We made the final last year and the squads been improved.

Knockouts anything can happen but sure we'll get through.


9.) 31 Aug 2018 00:48:28
You forgot Robertson!


10.) 31 Aug 2018 06:50:09
We have a very exciting team no doubt and I think we should make it through the groups.

But in my opinion the sort of confidence you’re displaying and a top 5 team in Europe is where we’re heading, not there yet. We’ve been in ECL twice in the last 10 years, one final appearance doesn’t change that. To be top 5 in Europe you need to be making the latter stages consistently. It’s extremely disrespectful towards real, Barca, Bayern, athletico, Juventus etc.


11.) 31 Aug 2018 06:59:31
Thanks mark, much appreciated mate.


 

 

26 Aug 2018 09:03:43
We are very lucky to have Mo Salah in our side. Even though he hasn't had his best stuff so far he effects nearly every game we play.

West Ham - first and most important goal.

Palace - won the penalty then got their player sent off.

Brighton - winning goal.

He has been a touch greedy, especially agains't Palace but all the best goal scorers are. I hope we don't have to rely on Salah in too many games. Last season when he had a dip in form we normally ended up dropping points, hopefully this season others will step up when most needed.

markp08

1.) 26 Aug 2018 09:45:30
Agree we are lucky to have Salah but disagree we rely on him too much. The system and work rate is what we rely on and it takes every player pulling in that same direction to maintain it. A lot of the games we dropped points in last season were down to mistakes or lapses in concentration in games we were actually on top in. We have a wonderful squad with plenty of match winners.


2.) 26 Aug 2018 12:10:36
I don't think that we would have won yesterday if Allison hadn't been in goal. Money well spent.
Disappointed that Klopp didn't change things earlier (we looked tired) feared the worst though when we had last year's midfield on for the last 30 mins. Think Shakira should have come on to give us a different attacking option. Pleased with the result let's keep going.


3.) 26 Aug 2018 12:32:17
He is putting his mark on games but I don’t think he’s even got going yet, that’s the scary thing for other teams.


4.) 26 Aug 2018 15:13:17
JK we have a good defensive record since VVD signed and we played a settled back 4, but in that time since the turn of the year we have still dropped many points. Most of the points we dropped were down to a lack of goals scored.

Hard work on it's own will win you nothing, match winners as you say often make the difference. We have Salah and Mane who will win us plenty matches but we will be better when the midfield scores a few goals and Firmino gets fit.


 

 

10 Aug 2018 10:40:49
Great transfer window, I am feeling really pumped for the season. To take on City of course we need to concede less but I feel we need to score at least 20 goals more. After the turn of the year we conceded 14 goals in 17 games but still dropped far too many points.

In 2013 - 2014 SAS scored 53 league goals no penalties and last season the front 3 scored 58 goals. I think they will and they have to get to 70 goals between them this season. If they are the so called best front 3 in the world they need to prove it. I can't see Origi, Solanke adding much to the number of league goals. In addition the midfield must score more goals especially with no Coutinho and OX. I think Shaqiri and Keita will both get 8-10 goals each. Hopefully Gini will turn up for a few more games and get his share as well. I don't see many goals in the rest of the midfield.

Bring it on, 105 league goals wanted.

markp08

1.) 10 Aug 2018 11:24:05
I think the team needs to start beating the so called bus parking teams more this year and stop conceding silly goals leading to lost leads, so better game management.
Goals are not everything, you can technically win the league unbeaten with maximum points by scoring just 38 goals.


2.) 10 Aug 2018 12:25:30
Klopp kept bringing on cbs to make a back 3 and we always looked worse when that happened. Without fail.


3.) 10 Aug 2018 12:47:03
Exactly so either shaqiri storms it and becomes a starter or instead of klavan coming on for the last 20 he does.

Also if studge can contribute 10 and keita 7 or 8, we are laughing.

If Alison can also concede ever 5 less it will bring extra points.


4.) 10 Aug 2018 12:50:27
When was the last time we conceded a silly goal that cost us the lead?
Van Dijk signing virtually put a stopper on that, I can't think of too many occasions after he came that we shot ourselves in the foot.


5.) 10 Aug 2018 13:44:06
I'd like to see more longer range shots from us, thundering into the back of the net this season.
But I'll settle for tap ins too as long we get three points 😉.


6.) 10 Aug 2018 14:18:48
Let’s just remember that most of the 25 (? ) point gap appeared in the first half of the season, without VVD.

In the second half we were not far behind at all, especially if you consider that we took our foot off the gas in the last few games to concentrate on the CL.

Alisson and Keita are definite first 11 improvers, Fabinho - we’ll if he isn’t an improvement on Hendo he is at least and improvement on Can so giving us more strength in depth. Shaqiri, as someone said above, gives us an attacking option rather than a defensive one for the last 20 mins.

If we don’t win the league this season I cannot see there being more than 3-6 points in it.

I still think we’ll win 👍.


7.) 10 Aug 2018 14:46:52
Hopefully we shall be 4-0 up by 55 mins each game anyway.


8.) 10 Aug 2018 15:13:26
Last time was the champions league final dude or have you blacked that out 😂.


9.) 10 Aug 2018 16:37:22
Haha beat me to it Zed!


10.) 10 Aug 2018 18:15:40
Not quite sure we’ll be 4-0 after 55mins.
Sunday is going to be a tough game.


11.) 10 Aug 2018 19:04:27
Spot on, Drogie. Sun will be a very tough game. As for how we can creep up on City this season, all the points made here are valid. HOWEVER, there is one more point that we need to address: Losing points from winning positions. That has been our bane since Klopp arrived. We dropped between 14 to 18 points from winning positions last season. City only dropped 3 I think. We won't be creeping up on City if we keep doing that.

Now, Some of it may be down to us becoming a back 5 when we are winning and then we wilt under pressure cos we are not built to sustain it incessantly. The issue is in midfield where we need to keep the ball better and Klopp has addressed that issue with Fab and Naby. Either way, we MUST improve here.


12.) 10 Aug 2018 19:46:27
Couldn’t agree more Brover.


13.) 10 Aug 2018 22:16:10
I thimk we will go ten games without conceding. I think we will become invincible. Can't wait.

{Ed0333's Note - I think your a crackhead


14.) 11 Aug 2018 05:12:22
Lol, no ed033. I am excited though. I bdt we concede less than 20 goals though.


 

 

25 Jul 2018 20:03:26
Keita - this lad is the real deal. He is our best number 10, best 8 and best 6. I saw him play on the right of a front 3 for RBL and he was even quality there.

This is a big call but within 18 months Keita will be the best midfielder in the world. He is going to be absolutely awesome for LFC, our missing link. He will be our most important player this season.

markp08

1.) 25 Jul 2018 22:12:39
No pressure then 😉.


2.) 26 Jul 2018 10:25:57
As long as he sorts his attitude out, he will indeed be a very good player.


3.) 26 Jul 2018 10:40:21
We need players who can handle the pressure. He will be better than very good and he will need to be if we are to challenge City.


4.) 26 Jul 2018 10:58:15
I believe very good is the best he’ll reach.


 

 

17 Apr 2018 09:56:22
In the West Brom game I think we have to rest all our main players. West Brom are just about the worst team we could play, they will 100% up for it and put a real shift in. I would much rather play Arsenal for example.

VVD, Salah, Firmino, Mane, Trent IMO all of these have to be rested.

markp08

1.) 17 Apr 2018 10:05:12
Is that not a bit of a contraction there Mark? They’ll be very tough and 100% up for it so we should take all our best players off?


2.) 17 Apr 2018 10:11:42
We can't afford to rest them all Mark. I keep saying it, top4 is far from done. Chelsea can easily catch us.


3.) 17 Apr 2018 10:20:56
Lol exactly Jak.

Do you want us to lose this game mark? sorry mate but the logic behind your post is daft, so who fills in for TAA's spot then, Clyne? Recipe for disaster and VVD? with the injuries we have in the defence at the moment, resting them is near to impossible.

Plus we want to score goals, we need Salah, Mane and Firmino on or atleast 2 of them. Just because West Brom are the bottom of the league doesn't necessarily mean we will steam roll them, we SHOULD but it doesn't always work like that. Every game right now is important to us, we need the 3 points, we can't go risking things at this stage.


4.) 17 Apr 2018 10:24:22
Think he meant that westbrom being a physical team might end up injuring one of our crucial players so it be better to rest them.


5.) 17 Apr 2018 10:40:46
We have Roma a couple days after that’s what he means
So as they are fresh and not tired or injured.


6.) 17 Apr 2018 10:45:28
Can't see Klopp resting too many. Can't start worrying about possible injuries. They train every day, could get injured at any stage. could strain a muscle getting out of bed.
Fatigue and injuries players already have are the only reason they will be left out until we've top 4 secure. Players look fine atm. It's the lack of days in between to prepare for games is the main problem.


7.) 17 Apr 2018 10:46:23
But they just beat United and we need to win. So no.


8.) 17 Apr 2018 12:37:26
I'm assuming that no-one watched the united - west brom game? They didn't win because they were so up for it or because they are a revitalised squad playing for their futures. They won because United were about as bad as I've seen a top 6 team play. And it was still only 1-0. If we turn up properly, we can have this won in the first half, give everyone who needs it a chance to stay sharp then rest them for some kids. West Brom are pants, have been all season and continue to be.


9.) 17 Apr 2018 13:47:00
I think we will rest players.
We have the chance of getting to the champions league final.
The best we can hope for in the league is 2nd. The worst we can achieve is 5th but that is so unlikely that 1 game will not decide it. Let’s see how Burnley do on Wednesday.

Rest them for WBA, smash Roma at Anfield then play a full strength at Stoke if needed.


10.) 17 Apr 2018 15:22:22
We do have to play Roma twice. So do we rest players before both legs possibly dropping points, then have to play Chelsea. Who although we are much better could still be at us on withe a good performance. Could leave us with one game to see where we are.


11.) 17 Apr 2018 16:18:59
I will happily take a point or even getting beat v West Brom and then getting a good victory over Roma. We will only need 3 points to beat Chelsea.

I will take a place in the final and needing 3 points v Brighton. Can you imagine what everyone will say if Salah or VVD got injured agains't West Brom.


12.) 17 Apr 2018 16:29:20
We have a weeks rest before the WBA game, we then play Roma Tuesday, Stoke Saturday and Roma again Wednesday. It makes sense to play our strongest team against WBA get points in the bag and then rest players for the Stoke game.


13.) 17 Apr 2018 16:29:34
Of course thursday night could make this all academic - if Chelsea lose to Burnley (which isn't exactly out of the question), we would be one win (or 3 draws) out of 4 games to be mathematically out of sight. Or just a draw against them would do it unless they could catch up 19 goals in 3 games. let's see what happens then before considering the next game.


14.) 17 Apr 2018 16:58:15
I think Lovren, Henderson and Bobby will be rested with plans to sub off others when we are winning.

He won't drop Salah with him being so close to breaking the prem record, he will hope salah breaks it this weekend giving him an extra boost before the Roma clash.

We might also see Gomez come in for trent if he is fit enough.


15.) 17 Apr 2018 19:51:53
I think Ron is right here. If Chelsea don't beat Burnley then it's a wrap for top 4, pretty much cos we will be 10 points ahead of them (zay we draw vs WBA) and with a win vs WBA, done and dusted. If any of these scenarios ha happen, Klopp may decide to rest or not start some players BUT bring them on just to keep them sharp. We shall see.


16.) 17 Apr 2018 23:45:35
I think Mark was pointing out what a tough tie west brom is with the situation we find ourselves in (ucl semi finalists)

The reason west brom have to fight so hard is coz they have been useless this season. I don't expect any problems but I think a few will be rested.


17.) 17 Apr 2018 23:49:56
Klopp hassn't often rested players this season, unless he has had to or there is an extreme fixture build up (festive period) . All the games are as important as each other until they are not i.e we've already qualified.


 

 

 

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29 Jul 2018 09:48:20
The OP is entitled to his opinion. I think it will take Fabinho time to adjust and don't see him starting many premier league games at the beginning of the season. Hopefully we will see the best of him around December a bit like what happened to Robertson and Ox.

Henderson, Keita, Shak will be first choice.

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11 Jul 2018 11:53:03
I fully agree Kloppsboss, I think at the price it's is a good deal and Klopp will get the best out of him.

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11 Jul 2018 08:56:11
Morning Ed, I hope he agrees and I think he does. There will be a new keeper in the team before the first game I am confident. Overall when Klopp has spent money at Liverpool he has got value for money. Keita will be another bargin.

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11 Jul 2018 08:39:30
Mings got more than a fair crack at being the number 1. Now Karius has come in and it's obvious he is no upgrade so of course the fans want a keeper who gives us a chance to win things.

With Mings we nearly won the league and we all know what happened last season. We are building a top quality side but the keeper is no where near the required level.

Karius is not good at any aspect of goalkeeping. distribution, shot stopping, communication, mentality, presence and catching he is average at best in all these areas. Blind faith is not going to help him or us.

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07 Jun 2018 22:06:55
It will be a great signing IMO. Can't believe we are getting our act together so early.

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12 Nov 2018 21:40:15
Third of the season gone so it is time to kick on. Shaqiri has to start he is the one player (atm) who can unlock defences from deep. He deserves his place ahead of Firmino who needs a kick up the arse. Salah and Mane up front with Shaqiri playing behind them.

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01 Nov 2018 09:15:29
I am super confident about beating Arsenal. They have a few injuries at the back and they will try to attack us. We are just regaining our form.

I predict 4-1.

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29 Oct 2018 11:48:16
Morning Salah, I am delighted with the start we have made butstart giving City the respect they deserve. You thought teams would attack them this season but that was never going to happen. Teams are scared of City, we did not even press them or attack them and we were at home. You keep saying their defence and keeper are terrible.

We need a lot of luck to beat City to the title because their squad is better. Their midfield is way ahead of ours and they have scored more and conceded less than us. It is going to be a really exciting season but give this City side the respect they deserve. 100 points is something we can only dream of.

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29 Oct 2018 11:26:03
Support for Nun red in terms of Firmino being poor. His first touch was awful and offered very little in terms of genuine quality going forward. Shak created more danger in 20 minutes than Firmio did in 70 minutes. He has not got started in the league yet and is well behind last years form.

I can't support you on Lalana though, he should not be starting. Constantly slowing down the attacks.

Gini - well played again. He is having a much better season than I would have ever thought possible.

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16 Sep 2018 21:19:25
Thanks for the review Ed. Milner MOTM for me definitely our player of the season so far. Firmino has been poor the first few games but was much much better on Saturday but a 9 for me is OTT. Still not at his best but a big improvement.

Mane and Salah seem to be getting too competitive in terms of who scores. I give Firmino massive credit for playing for the team.

VVD I think he is great but the for there goal he just stood like a statue with his arms behind his back. I think he could have closed down much faster and a minute later charged in and gave away a terrible free kick.

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