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Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2015/16
« on: March 12, 2016, 10:30:48 PM »
my lad, has won trophies, all across his career, wherever he has gone.

Like Inter, Real, Napoli and Chelsea? :D

Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2015/16
« on: March 11, 2016, 11:18:20 PM »

You do indeed have a valid point there, Sire!

In all honesty I hope Rafa manage to keep them up because if he doesn't his managing career will be effectively over and even I don't wish for that to happen.

Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2015/16
« on: March 11, 2016, 04:04:35 PM »
There you have it, Newcy are doomed!  :D

Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2015/16
« on: March 10, 2016, 11:01:17 PM »
Like I said it turned out a good night! :)

How Coutinho didn't score in the first half I will never know. It was indeed a very good performance. Clyne was fantastic and so was Can and Sakho. Even Lallana came through for us and set up the average Henderson for a chance Gerrard would've scored from 10 times out of 10.

We need one at OT to see us through. My only worry is if they score early and how we react.

MOTM - Nathaniel Clyne. Less game time seem to have had a good effect on him.

Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2015/16
« on: March 10, 2016, 11:17:59 AM »
Or as Black Eyed Peas would put it: I have a feeling, that tonight's gonna be a good night, that tonight's gonna be a good good night.


Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2015/16
« on: March 08, 2016, 08:46:32 PM »

I see Luis Suarez is back in Liverpool, to see his old friends at the club.

What a great lad.

Got me thinking.

Leicester have 60 points after 29 games.

In our title-chasing season, in 2013/14, we had 69 points by this point (after 29 games).

If Suarez had been with us this season, and on fire, we would right now, be running away with the league title.

Yeah, we really would've walked it. Can't help but feel heartbroken if Leicester move on to win it it as they'll do it with fewer points than when we finished runner's up, scoring one third less goals than we did in the process. Apart from playing much less attractive footy.

Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2015/16
« on: March 07, 2016, 10:36:29 PM »
Not complaining about his output in terms of goals, just don't think his overall game is even close to good enough. Is often careless with the ball, poor decision making making us predictable, slows down our attacking game by always seeking the difficult option. It's not like he's taken us places. And this "he's-only-been-here-for-9-months"-argument I don't buy. We payed 30 million for the lad.

It's a fact we  if play like we did yesterday we'll lose at least 8 out of 10 games. Firmino was a big reason we played like we did yesterday. I have a much lesser problem seeing Benteke coming good for us than Firmino unless he change his game radically.

Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2015/16
« on: March 06, 2016, 09:29:13 PM »
First time in it's history that Liverpool have ever won a game coming from behind with 10 men!
Rode our luck a tad though, has to be said.
 :D ;D

In a way it's fair to say we were lucky, though a 1-1 result would probably say we were unlucky on Morone's shot in the post. For a change we made our luck. We wanted the win and we fought for it. I was very impressed by our performance after Milner's sending off. He was clumsy and he knows it but I really thought he had another impressive performance for us. 

Henderson, Firmino and Lallana remain a problem and is cause for deep concern. Play another 10 games like this and we won't win more than 2. Again all three of them let us down. Henderson must start asking himself if he's content with playing it sideways/backwards 9 times out of 10? Lallana and Firmino were back to their ineffective best doing their best to find the more difficult option causing us to lose the fine rythm we hade during the opening quarter. Not to mention their cowardness and sloppyness on Palace's opening goal.

Cred where it's due. Mignolet was good. And so were Sakho and Lovren. For all the criticism Moreno recieves it remains a mystery to me why Flanagan seem immune?

Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2015/16
« on: March 03, 2016, 09:01:39 PM »
if we win our game in hand, we are a mere three points off the 4th Champions League place, with ten games left to play.

Is true, but then there's the issue of inherent inconsistency I hate to say.

It's been my conviction for a while now we'll see a winning points tally below 75 points for the first time in the PL era. I am also convinced this will be the most crazy run in, in living memory. Here's why:

*Leicester - they've been absolutely awesome. They have overachieved to an unprecedented level. What's more, they are still due a dip in form lest they would replicate the incredible achievement of the "Invincibles" of sorts. I can't shake the feeling they might all of a sudden go on a losing streak. Not saying it'll happen but it would surprise me heavily if doesn't.

*Spurs - have also made big strides this season. Pochettino's done a fantastic job during his 18 months at the club. However, they do not have a very good squad. I'd say our squad is far better although their starting XI is at least equal to our. However, their remaining fixtures are indeed tough. Tougher than anyone elses by far. They have very few givens like Villa or Norwich at home. They will also play Dortmund twice in the coming weeks.

*Arsenal - they lost 3-2 to an incredibly injury stricken United and 2-1 at home to an almost equally injury struck Swansea. They seem to lose confidence at the worst possible time. Still my favorites to win it.

*City - are similar to us in that few can meet their highs whereas noone above position 15 can meet their lows. Their away form's been abysmal all season and having lost the last 2 home games they're bound to lose a lot more before this is all over. Their best chance to qualify for next season's CL is probably by winning it this year.

*United - a bit worried. It is a sign of strength to win against Arsenal and Watford with so many injuries. I fear they're hitting something at this time. Fairly confident they'll finish top-4.

*Liverpool - we'll get some much needed rest next weekend as the homefixture against Chelsea's been postponed due to their FA-cup committments. On paper our run in is fairly generous but we all know that count's for little after beating Chelsea and City comfortably away only to drop points to Norwich and Sunderland at home. If we somehow manage to find some sort of consistency during our final 11 games we'll be in with a good chance to finish top 4. Nothing really suggest that will happen though.

How it'll finish:

1. Arsenal
2. Man Utd
3. Leicester
4. Spurs
5. City
6. Liverpool

Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2015/16
« on: March 03, 2016, 09:16:17 AM »
Indeed a great performance but we have seen over the last couple of months that we're capable of it. But we have also seen that after such a performance we seem to have a set back so I fully expect us to crash out against the Mancs who seem to be hitting form at the wrong time despite their injury nightmare.

Yes, Lallana had an impact on the result and so did Firmino. But they both remain hugely ineffective and wasteful, always seeking the more difficult option leading to a disruptive and stale attacking game.

Like you Tes, I am full of respect for Milner's workmanship and professionalism. I think we should keep him for another year.

It was very important to bounce back in style, but we also must learn to win games when it matters. Remember losing to Chelsea in the FA-cup final 2012 only to beat them 4-1 a couple of days later at Anfield.

Until there's genuine proof were able to muster anything that resembles consistency and continuity I will not expect anything but a negative set-back in the coming games. Our only chance to go through in the EL is if they don't get their CB's back in time.

Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2015/16
« on: March 02, 2016, 07:38:10 PM »
Just saw the line-up. Didn't make me Klopptimistic in the slightest.

Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2015/16
« on: March 02, 2016, 05:11:18 PM »
if we beat City tonight, we are giving Leicester (and Spurs) a great chance of breaking the stranglehold of the very big clubs.    A much healthier premiership scenario.   imho

Yes, although I suspect it'll be back to the same old pretty soon. But it would be a great larf to watch Guardiola take over an EL side.

Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2015/16
« on: March 02, 2016, 02:08:34 PM »
If we beat City tonight we'll blow the race for 4th wide open. Only problem is it won't include us.

Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2015/16
« on: February 28, 2016, 10:25:59 PM »
I know we were doomed after Oliver blew the whistle for ET. It's amazing how many finals we've won on penalties so it was just our turn to come up emptyhanded.

It was a fairly good game to watch but once again our CM came up short. Henderson just isn't a captain, nor the dynamo this team so desperately need. Milner isn't good enough, enough said on that one. And Firmino really look like a true Brendan Rodgers signing. Extremly critical of Klopp for keeping him on for so long despite being completely and utterly useless. Mignolet ah well, don't get me started.

I thought Kolo was superb alongside the fantastic Lucas. Also like Origi.

We do defend a lot better as of lately and although they created a lot of chances almost all of them resulted from us chasing a goal at the other end. We're lightyears from where we were 24 months ago where we scored 3 goals/game for fun.  We do seem to be unable to capitalise on our improving ability to win back the ball high up the pitch. IMHO, the reason for this is our CM is mentally too weak while at the same time lacking the quality to pin opposition down.

It'll end up a disastrous season as I cannot see us get past the mancs while I'll stick with my prediction we'll finish somewhere 7-10. The only positive is we'll be able to focus solely on the league next season.

How did we become such an average club?

Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2015/16
« on: February 26, 2016, 02:25:57 PM »
I'm detecting some negative vibes towards Lord Lucas.

Great to see a clean sheet, especially since Lucas is only a stand in centre-back.

How many clean sheets have Lovren, Kolo Toure or Mamadou Sakho had, one wonders.

Caso Cerrado - Case closed.

No negative vibes at all mate. But it remains a fact three of their most dangerous chances fell from misplaced passes from and a pretty stupid free-kick. Other than that, I thought he and Sakho marshalled the defence pretty solidly.

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