September 23, 2017, 01:23:08 AM

Recent Posts

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
1
Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2017/18
« Last post by Tes on Yesterday at 01:59:21 PM »
no balance

no new defensive players bought in the summer

no effort to fix clear ongoing defensive issues

and making 7 and 8 changes to our line-up each game, thus no building of understanding

what could possibly go wrong?   :( ??? :-X :-\

Professional players shouldn't switch off from a throw in, but to lessen the chance, then it needs drilling in with regular practice.

Everything is disjointed.

Surely if we're to play such an attacking style then the most important aspect is that the defenders can defend, first and foremost. Surely a centre half can make a 10 yard pass, rather than being able to bring the ball out, beat a man or two and then lay it off.

If we're going to utilise full backs as wide attackers, then it has to be one at a time, not both racing forward, and a defensive midfielder (at least one) to sit and protect whatever's left of the back four when possession is lost.

Harry Maguire (coincidentally now at Leicester) from Hull or Michael Keane (who went to Everton from Burnley) would both have been worthy acquisitions. Both 'proper' defenders.
2
Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2017/18
« Last post by the dude abides on September 21, 2017, 11:09:01 PM »
no balance

no new defensive players bought in the summer

no effort to fix clear ongoing defensive issues

and making 7 and 8 changes to our line-up each game, thus no building of understanding

what could possibly go wrong?   :( ??? :-X :-\
3
Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2017/18
« Last post by Tes on September 21, 2017, 02:46:37 PM »
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp facing potential defensive injury problems with Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip doubtful

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/liverpool-news-injury-lovren-matip-emre-can-leicester-jurgen-klopp-a7959376.html

So considering how many games they missed between them last season, and despite that Klopp felt no need to add to the ranks, and even let Sakho and Lucas go, so I guess for him, this is no reason to worry.

As for the rest of us mere mortals..........................

And then for Tuesday, just when you thought it couldn't get any worse:

"If both Matip and Lovren miss Saturday's match, Klopp will hope at least one can return before his side's Champions League group game against Spartak Moscow on Tuesday.

One of the pair's potential stand-ins, Gomez, is suspended for Liverpool's next European game following his sending-off against Sevilla.
"

James Milner better get some practice in and convert from left back to centre half.

Car Crash F.C
4
Liverpool FC, football, sport / The Under 20s transfer thread.
« Last post by Tes on September 21, 2017, 08:43:06 AM »
As half the players we're linked with seem to be under 20, building for the future that never seems to turn into the present.

So today we're linked with two sub 20 players:

Liverpool transfer news: Reds eye RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano

http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/856838/Liverpool-transfer-news-Dayot-Upamecano-RB-Leipzig

Age: 18  Position: Centre half


Liverpool news: Reds face battle with Tottenham for Werder Bremen wonderkid David Philipp

http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/856792/Liverpool-transfer-David-Philipp-Tottenham-Werder-Bremen-football-gossip-rumours

Age: 17  Position: Attacking midfielder
5
Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: January Transfer Window 2018
« Last post by Tes on September 20, 2017, 10:08:37 PM »
We seem to be heavily linked with Stefan De Vrij at the moment, either a January move, or potentially a free transfer next Summer.

Why? We already have enough problems with the amount of games Matip and Lovren miss through injury, and De Vrij's injury record doesn't read like the improvement we need:

https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/stefan-de-vrij/verletzungen/spieler/111196

Liverpool and Juventus target scores first goal of the season to give Lazio the lead

http://www.calciomercato.com/en/news/liverpool-and-juventus-target-scores-first-goal-of-the-season-to-52911

"Lazio, however, are now 3-1 down. De Vrij did non start the second half due to an injury.;D  ;D
6
Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2017/18
« Last post by Tes on September 19, 2017, 11:46:29 PM »
Thankfully the FA Cup 3rd round isn't until January, so our season can't quite be over by Christmas.
7
Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: January Transfer Window 2018
« Last post by Tes on September 18, 2017, 12:13:32 PM »
Klopp considers Sturridge sale after setting striker ultimatum

http://www.teamtalk.com/news/klopp-considers-sturridge-sale-after-setting-striker-ultimatum


I doubt this would be true, but strikers, probably more than any other player, need games to develop and keep their rhythm. Sturridge not getting that, just getting the odd start and a few minutes from the bench here and there, is not helping him, and are we really set up to get the best out of him. Conversely, is his style suited to ours anymore?
8
Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Summer Transfer Window 2017
« Last post by Tes on September 18, 2017, 12:07:17 PM »
Euro Paper Talk: Julian Draxler wants to leave Paris Saint-Germain

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/11041810/euro-paper-talk-julian-draxler-wants-to-leave-paris-saint-germain


How to use the transfer budget best - Julian Draxler or Alex Oxlade- Chamberlain.

Hmmmmmm, tough one isn't it? Not.   :'(  :'(   :'(
9
Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2017/18
« Last post by Tes on September 18, 2017, 12:00:22 PM »
dire defending for their goal....klavin ball watched, leaving a man behind him to score.

same old, same old.


Trent gets beaten in the air with the long ball, though he did seem to mis-judge the flight somewhat and get himself under the ball, rather than maybe take a step or two back and then be able  to 'attack' the ball properly.

Klavan, seeing that Matip was challenging Wood for the second needs to drop off his partner to deal with the ball should Matip not win the header, and in any case, should have been aware of Arfield and picked him up or been ready to, depending on the outcome of the Matip/Wood header.
Robertson should have also got back in there and covered his centre half (Klavan), when Klavan got drawn to the ball, and would have been there to pick up Arfield, who Klavan had left.

With all the chopping and changing of the back four and goalkeeper, there's no understandings or consistency of working together, but neither are individual players reacting to, or reacting correctly to 'moments' in the game as moves develop. The three parts of the Burnley goal highlight it perfectly.

Then what was Can doing back near his own goal line, 'challenging' Klavan for a ball, when there's no Burnley player near, and then from the resulting corner, Mee isn't picked up at the far post, and again, seconds later, the exact same mistake is made again.

They seem unable to know what to do in the first instance and then are unable to understand what was done wrong, learn from it and correct it.

Amateur Youth team players on a Saturday and Sunday are more clued up about the 'nuts and bolts' of defending.
10
Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2017/18
« Last post by the dude abides on September 16, 2017, 06:05:35 PM »
Liverpool 1 Burnley 1

like watching a cat play with a lizard.

often one too many touches, lots of possession, often the build-up too slow and deliberate.....meanwhile Burnley without much effort, caused mayhem when they got near our goal....and had a handful of clear cut chances.

dire defending for their goal....klavin ball watched, leaving a man behind him to score.

same old, same old.

zero balance - and nobody on the bench gives a rat's a.r.se.
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10