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08 Oct 2018 10:21:07
Is anybody else glad that run of games is over? I just can't watch the games against main rivals and top class teams with the same enjoyment that I will get from the Huddersfield game.

That in itself sounds ridiculous, I know. However, against the big teams my anxiety flares up, my fingernails get shorter (or toenails if I have no socks on), I sweat profusely and can't watch without a sense of dread. Even when 4-1 up against city last season, those 10 fleeting minutes of pure joy quickly get replaced by trepidation as our opponents eek out a way to find themselves back in with a chance. It's just what the best teams can do where the lesser teams, even at their best, can't put us under the same type of sustained and calculated pressure.

Granted, at no point in the run of games we have just had were we on the receiving end of a sustained barrage, and great credit goes to the coaching team and Klopp, along with the players for managing to turn us from having one of the most leaky defences to a team with one of the most steadfast.

Chelsea match's are the worst for me. Not only do we have a pretty poor record against them, but I really don't like them either, for some reason. Man Utd's are similar.

These are the games, as fans, that we should most look forward to. The games that we get to test our mettle against our biggest and best rivals are what football is all about, but I only get to truly enjoy them in retrospect.

Take Huddersfield, for example. That could read for any of the 15 other Premier League teams. Obviously, we are better than them. If they have a really good game and we have an off day it would clearly be very frustrating, but at least I will be able to watch the match from the right side of a pillow. I can watch Liverpool able to control the game, having time to employ the style they intend to and being expressive in a way they don't often get to against the bigger boys.

You could argue that I enjoy us being flat track bullies, to coin a media phrase which doesn't quite make sense, but as a fan which has never really seen that much success in my lifetime, I just want to watch us play good football. These teams allow us to play with freedom and less pressure. Maybe because we are more likely to win against these guys that I can enjoy the process. What I would say is that the games against the other top teams are the ones where the result is the only thing that matters for me. I just don't need that pressure, man. Know what I mean?

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07 Oct 2018 20:32:49
Hand on heart can anyone say that we have played well in any of our premiere league games so far yet were joint 1st and played. city. spurs. Chelsea in our first 8 games I'll definitely take that I'm sure it will all click into gear again.

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08 Oct 2018 06:38:50
Read comments from SNS saying we are rubbish and etc. In Chelsea a last minute genius goal - today a missed penalty and a draw against the top 2 contenders snatching two points off them. I'd say this is champion's luck. I wouldn't have it any other way. Let's be honest, yes we are contenders but do you think we can beat Man City to the title with this team having only spent more than them in like once in 10 years?

09 Oct 2018 19:21:26
While I agree with you about luck, you are gravely mistaken if you think spending is all it takes. It's what you do with the spending that really matters.

07 Oct 2018 19:56:41
Thought Henderson was class today.

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07 Oct 2018 20:20:03
Agreed. He gets way too much criticism in my opinion. I will admit that I was not a fan when we first signed him, but I realize where I was wrong. He is a true leader.

07 Oct 2018 21:54:15
Same here stone, when we first signed Hendo I was so against it lol I was moaning like hell about it but I'm so happy I was wrong, he's a fantastic player and brings a hell of a lot to the team. Somebody tried telling me this is because of Klopp why he's doing so well, I disagree personally I mean I do believe he's improved under Klopp and overall is the better player but he's always been good for me, since day one he's always worked hard and impressed me the majority of the time.

07 Oct 2018 21:59:27
I wasn't his biggest fan myself tbh, but over the last 18 months he has really changed my opinion.

08 Oct 2018 13:04:10
I couldn’t agree more with Salah. I think it’s too easy to assume quality is based on the cheeky step overs and movement on the ball. Hendo certainly isn’t that type of player but he’s king in the role he plays. There are very few players who turn up each week delivering the range of passes he possesses consistently.

07 Oct 2018 19:29:03
Well.

Attack. They just can't get that bounce. Everything is favouring the defenders up to now.

Midfield. Just go with a 2 and plop Shaq in at the ten. He wanted fekir do surely that was the plan. The Shaq has done nothing wrong and been immense whenever he has played.

Defence. Solid but a few cracks have reared there head the past couple of games. Think it will stay strong still.

Klopp. Wanted a squad, got a squad. Does not use the squad. Why? Burnt out Milner. Won't five fabinho any game time. Sturridge scores a few goals and is now the super sub? What about changing tactics? Bringing on pace in the Shaq.

Things can only get better or we get the results are performance are showing and it all goes down the toilet 🤣.

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07 Oct 2018 20:18:49
I do wonder if it’s time to rotate a little, like you said we have a squad. I know he’s easing in a few, but if you’re worried about them getting fatigued then rotate. Not saying for city, but if you’re not confident on winning a game with Firmino salah and Shaqiri front three say, they why buy him?

07 Oct 2018 19:19:58
Still in the mix whilst not playing well going into the international break. So can't complain. Two winnable games on paper coming up to get things going again. Onwards and upwards.

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07 Oct 2018 18:44:48
Will probably get slated for this but the reason the front 3 are struggling is the midfield we are basically playing with 3 number 6s the midfield are always going side to side we really do miss the ox as he is he is so direct runs at the defence I hope we go back in for fekir in jan.

{Ed025's Note - to be honest spartan i have been disappointed in mendy in particular, he was immense for RBL but has yet to pull up any trees at liverpool, milner was a big loss for me and holds that midfield together mate..

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07 Oct 2018 19:39:45
Early days for Naby Keita Ed025, but there is no real creativity in midfield, if the front 3 don't score then Liverpool struggle. Maybe Naby Keita is struggling to adapt, but Klopp is giving him game time while Fabinho still does not play due to struggling with the system Liverpool plays. Hopefully he finds form soon.

{Ed025's Note - seeing him at RBL i thought he would adapt pretty quickly greenflash, i may be being a bit harsh though mate as it is still early days..

08 Oct 2018 13:07:02
I agree 25, out of all our summer signings I thought he'd intergrate into our philosophy and style quicker than the rest but it is early days and hopefully for us he can get back to the naby we've seen at RBL. However fair assessment.

{Ed025's Note - i want him to do well para as im a big fan of his, early days yet though mate..

07 Oct 2018 18:40:38
The defense has showed up pretty much quite well but the attack has just withered. It felt like we didn't attack city much.
Salah and mane both have lost some randomness in their play and their shooting boots are way off. Two dreadful games on the bounce in terms of attack. I think the problem seems to be midfield though, hendo Keita Milner Gini are essentially all the same type of player. They control games but are not able to improvise much in attack. We kind of looked clueless a bit. It's pretty confusing what is going on. I think we need to start sturridge with Bobby doing number 10.

The break comes at a very nice time though can sort this out and still haven't loss sonas long as we keep that up we can win the title.

Who'd have expected a 0-0 between us and city. Have we matured in our play? As in win all games and draw the tough ones.

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07 Oct 2018 18:27:00
What's wrong with our front line this season? I think they lack confidence. They didn't even test City's goal keeper.

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07 Oct 2018 18:25:43
I'm more confident than ever that we will win the league. We still aren't playing our best and still haven't lost a league match. Watch out!

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07 Oct 2018 18:28:42
After the last 2 weeks?! 2 loses and a draw. Seems we could be in trouble with arsenal and chelsea both looking good!

07 Oct 2018 18:35:44
I'm with you on that one stone mate, it was always going to be a hard run of games for us but we'll start with top performances again I have no doubts about it. We will win the league.

07 Oct 2018 19:06:10
The knee jerk reaction is that we lost two and drew two, but if you look at it in its entirety, I think we've done well. I don't like the losses at all, but that was a tough run and we are still unbeaten in the league. We have not started to really hit our stride yet and the fact that the other teams in the league haven't taken advantage of that makes me more confident. Man City had a hell of a chance to put us away with the penalty and couldn't. The next tough run will be around Christmas, but by that time we will have secured knockout stages for the Champions League. Arsenal and Man City back to back will be extremely challenging. The key is to get through then winning the matches we are supposed to win. If we can do that, watch out.

07 Oct 2018 19:17:24
Dean, neither loss was in the Premier League, and correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t that the priority this season?

07 Oct 2018 17:20:34
Just not clicking this team at the moment for some reason.

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07 Oct 2018 17:33:34
There was a big difference once Milner left. Not a dig at anyone but the dip in form is noticeable. I’m sure we’ll be fine.

 


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