27 Apr 2024 11:39:37
Great review ed1 have to say Klopp should
Of gone 2 years ago.

1.) 27 Apr 2024
27 Apr 2024 12:12:05
I wonder after Klopp has left and is sitting somewhere quiet, reflecting on his time at Liverpool will he leap from his seat and shout „WAS ZUM TEUFEL HABE ICH GEMACHT, ALS ICH LIJNDERS ZUGEHORT HABE?! “ before he slumps back down in tears.
(what was I doing listening to Lijnders?! )

2.) 27 Apr 2024
27 Apr 2024 12:37:14
What has Lijnders said to Klopp, polecat?
A quick Google about his Lijnders' tactics and I found this from 2023:

'We want to play with a lot of offensive aggression. You use that moment to attack again, because many times the opposition in this moment is not well organised. You want to play in the opposition half and stay there as long as possible, because it gives our front three the chance to express more often. '

It doesn't sound like someone wanting to play turgid football.

3.) 27 Apr 2024
27 Apr 2024 13:00:12
Are you Ljinders? To think he isn't part of the problem is plain weird.

4.) 27 Apr 2024
27 Apr 2024 13:14:10
Rigsby stop being an eye rolling contrarian.

Lijnders was taking credit for this inversted sh@te and talking about how he’d said to Klopp he was so confident it would work he’d bet his job on it.

We’ve just tried to copy was city do but a b&m bargains version of it.

5.) 27 Apr 2024
27 Apr 2024 13:30:03
I'm not defending Lijnders; I'm asking what he said to Klopp.
Of course he's part of the problem because he's one of Klopp's assistants on the management team.
He's one of numerous reasons we are not as successful or playing as well as we have in the past. He's not the only reason and he doesn't have the overall say on the team and tactics, does he?
I don't know the workings of the management side and I'm asking what Lijnders said or did that made us stop playing heavy metal or high intensity football in the past two seasons?

6.) 27 Apr 2024
27 Apr 2024 13:39:23
From a podcast he done. With the ball, Liverpool are now closer to a 3-4-3, with Alexander-Arnold playing alongside the defensive midfielder and Andy Robertson becoming a centre-back.

There remain flaws to the approach, as has been seen throughout pre-season and these early weeks of the new campaign, but its virtues were on show in an unbeaten end to 2022/ 23.

Speaking on the Training Ground Guru podcast, Lijnders revealed that it was his plan to change setup – and that he bet his salary on Alexander-Arnold’s role paying off!

7.) 27 Apr 2024
27 Apr 2024 14:51:03
Thanks, Endo3 but that's not enough to put everything on Lijnders and it doesn't say he is telling Klopp to play boring, turgid football.
I'm not a fan of the right back drifting into midfield but the reasons we are not as good as were are far more wide reaching. The most obvious one for me is that we don't have the same players and the current ones are not of the same quality.
We have had the most shots of any team across the five top leagues in Europe. The conversion rate shows a lack of quality not attacking intent. We are also weaker defensively.
That said, Lijnders doesn't get a free pass as he is one of Klopp's assistants. They all have to take some responsibility for the squad rebuild and team selections and tactics.

8.) 27 Apr 2024
27 Apr 2024 15:55:12
He basically says it was him. Look read what you want but that's from the horses mouth. You're just seeing what you want to see.

9.) 27 Apr 2024
27 Apr 2024 16:01:08
We looked much more sound defensively with Gomez at left back and Bradley at right back.

10.) 27 Apr 2024
27 Apr 2024 16:06:41
Before today’s game we had circa 80 more shots than the next team in Europe (Man City) . That tells me that the team is creating plenty of chances and giving the offensive players plenty of opportunity to score the goals required. The football isn’t as turgid as some would make out.

{Ed002's Note - Actually it means the players know where the stands are.}

11.) 27 Apr 2024
27 Apr 2024 16:10:51
Rigsby, it is not Endo3 or Shaq Attack putting all this on Lijnders. It is Lijnders that is doing a bang up job of doing that all by his damn self, based on the information out there and the quotes you have posted. Just my take.

12.) 27 Apr 2024
27 Apr 2024 16:40:54
He basically says what was him?
His plan to change the set up to play with an inverted full back?
Ok but is that the sole reason for us not being the same team and for us playing slow, boring football?
He had a plan- with flaws- but that doesn't mean it has to carried out.
Klopp or another assistant could have vetoed it.
Trent as an inverted full back was our most creative player against Everton and we could have scored three in the first half if the front three were in any sort of form.
I don't like the system when so many of the rest of the team don't like a challenge but it's about the best passer in the team having more influence on the game.
Maybe if the rest of the team had more influence on games we wouldn't have to tell the right back to play in midfield. We rebuilt the midfield so why didn't we buy a player to do what he's asked to do and let him stay at right back?

13.) 27 Apr 2024
27 Apr 2024 16:47:46
I've posted one quote by Lijnders, Oli.
He talks about offensive aggression, playing in the opposition half for as long as possible and giving the front three the chance to express more often.
How on earth is he putting the playing of turgid football on himself?

14.) 27 Apr 2024
27 Apr 2024 16:55:43
Linders book shocked me at the time and it still does. Leave that for when you've left, if at all. I'd have no interest in reading his book he's an assistant coach .

I've been thinking for a bit now that maybe all is not right in the camp but of course I have no idea. But what I do know is that it's been an amazing ride and I'm looking forward to the next era. King is dead sort of thing. at this point one more win, let's get it next week at home to Spurs and get top 4 in the bag.

As for players, I don't care who stays, who goes and who comes in. Just want players who want to be here. Trusting Slot and the club to get it right. Next season will be very challenging to make the top 4 and for me that and the 1/ 4s of the CL will be a great transition season.

15.) 27 Apr 2024
27 Apr 2024 17:37:56
not sure that the coaching has been good enough lately, we can't defend a simple corner, we had no midfield against Everton, and no attackers good enough today,
looks like some staff and players are looking forward to the beach, no wonder Salah had a bit of a melt down, even tho Mo has prob got his transfer sorted for next season .

16.) 27 Apr 2024
27 Apr 2024 18:18:29
lol @ Ed002.

17.) 28 Apr 2024
28 Apr 2024 00:46:42
Why is Ljinders writing books and doing podcasts on his tactics anyway? Leave it for retirement when you can boast about your success rather than give other teams insight into how we play.

18.) 28 Apr 2024
28 Apr 2024 05:53:24
If Peps tactics are supposed to be offensive and aggressive, then it just shows how absolutely woeful he is as a coach plus how blind Klopp has been to allow this mess to continue.