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Man City 1 Liverpool 1 (Mar 19 2017)


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#1 tlw content

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:35 PM

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We could have won, we could have lost, the draw was about right and there was more to be pleased than displeased with. It almost feels as though these games against the top sides are largely irrelevant to us though; it’s what we do in the other games that will determine who we are. Being unbeaten against the rest of the top six is certainly an encouraging base to build upon though. 
 
We’ve got nine games left and on paper it’s a much easier run in than any of our rivals have (especially United). That means nothing to us though, does it? Not with this weird team. Let’s see how we do at West Brom and Stoke in the next few weeks. Those are the real tests for these players as games like this are a walk in the park to them. 
 
City had to play really well to get a point, prompting Guardiola to describe it as his proudest day in management or something. Steady on, getting a draw against us is hardly justification to be running around like a dog with two dicks. Some teams would be quite disappointed with that. They aren't hard to find, just look in the bottom six. The likes of City, Spurs and Arsenal know how tough it is to play against Klopp’ team though. Chelsea too, to a lesser degree. 
 
It’s not a big deal for United because they don’t play with the mentality of a top team, they’re basically Middlesbrough with better players. For teams that want to play attractive, attacking football, however, we’re an absolute nightmare, which is probably why Guardiola was so pleased with the point. 
 

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#2 Trumo

Trumo

Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:01 PM

RE: the Sterling 'penalty' incident, here's what I put in the match thread and I think it's a more accurate summation.

 

Sterling's miss was a given even though Milner did catch his leg just as he was about to spoon it wide anyway.

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#3 bigal

bigal

Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:27 PM

Spot on again Dave though Firmino's poor finishing when we were 1-0 up got me angrier than you. 

Sturridge still ill? Or have we just abandoned him on an NHS waiting list somewhere, what a waste of space he is.


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#4 jimmycase

jimmycase

Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:31 PM

Great line "they're just middlesbrough with better players"!


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#5 shouter

shouter

Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:46 PM

Totally agree Dave about origi. He's been driving me mad. He's got all the assets but doesn't use them. I watched him closely against burnley and his movement was piss poor. It was so reminiscent of when he first came here. He jumped up for at least 6 headers and never got near any of them. When he come on yesterday that was it for me. Absolute zero fuckin desire. This is why Firminio is in the team ahead of him and that waster Sturridge. He's injured and Hardly trained and still played and put a shift in. I'd be surprised if Origi was still here in the summer.
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#6 Shooter in the Motor

Shooter in the Motor

Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:49 PM

Origi is the Belgian version of David N'gog. He was OK in small doses as well.

 

He really doesn't fit in under the way Liverpool want to play, but he will score the occasional goal. If that's what we're aiming for, he's perfect.


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#7 jonnyp

jonnyp

Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:00 PM

Not sure if it was part of the plan for our foot to be taken off the pedal, but the team looked to have visibly run out of steam around the 65 min mark.

 

Mané in particular seemed to be running with anchors out behind him.

 

Several of the breaks forward in the last third of the game were screaming for one or two players to make a mad rush forward to provide support / options, but we looked like we had nothing left in the tank.

 

Klopp certainly had nothing on the bench to bring on to freshen things up.


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#8 sh#t waffle

sh#t waffle

Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:03 PM

Not sure if it was part of the plan for our foot to be taken off the pedal, but the team looked to have visibly run out of steam around the 65 min mark.

 

Mané in particular seemed to be running with anchors out behind him.

 

Several of the breaks forward in the last third of the game were screaming for one or two players to make a mad rush forward to provide support / options, but we looked like we had nothing left in the tank.

 

Klopp certainly had nothing on the bench to bring on to freshen things up.

 

Mane seems to give himself a ten minute breather halfway through every second half, where he just stops running at full pelt; I understand why he does it but it can be infuriating at times.


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#9 jonnyp

jonnyp

Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:06 PM

Mane seems to give himself a ten minute breather halfway through every second half, where he just stops running at full pelt; I understand why he does it but it can be infuriating at times.

 

It'd be great if it took a tea break at a time when we don't have good opportunities requiring a swift jog down the other end.


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#10 rico1304

rico1304

Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:28 PM

Torres squaring up a defender and then waltzing passed them was a thing of pure beauty. He knew he was going to do it, the defender knew he was going to do it but it made no difference. Happy birthday Fernando.
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#11 MafioSol

MafioSol

Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:44 PM

Dave,
 
I was looking forward to your report. So much incident/events/'controversy' to comment on.

So was actually surprised you turned it out so quickly. I'm just as surprised at your less than exhilarated tone.

I share the exasperation in the medium term, however we participated in a heavyweight slugging contest in which two titans of the Premier League tore into each other. It could have went either way, but at least we should revel in the moment of which we could have been worthy winners against an unmistakably talented side.
 
Can played like a Boss. Fair play to him, would be interesting to see what happens with Henderson is fit.
 
I've been saying for weeks that Origi is a disgrace, talent dying on the vine. Glad you agree. Himself and Sturridge as you say have killed us this season. How can we have a Plan B when either of them play? As options they weaken our side.

Looking forward to Klopp getting decent reinforcements this Summer and moving said disappointments on.
 
Oh, last word: LLALANA!!! WTF??&!!@?#!
 

M


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#12 UnwelcomeinPeru

UnwelcomeinPeru

Posted 20 March 2017 - 10:16 PM

For Lallana, I am not sure the word 'miss' does it justice. I assume he pulled 1-1 in the sweep.


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#13 Ipplfc

Ipplfc

Posted 20 March 2017 - 10:29 PM

Good report that,as you said could have gone either way so a fair result,more than happy with our performance,only disappointment for me on their goal was klavan looking round for aguero while running back into the box,no need,just concentrate on the ball coming in and get there first because you should know that's where you will find aguero. Very surprised to hear the crowd booing Milner,normally all you hear there is deadly fuck'n silence
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#14 rb14

rb14

Posted 21 March 2017 - 07:31 AM

Second? Comedy genius.
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#15 eeyore

eeyore

Posted 21 March 2017 - 08:07 AM

klopp didn't learn from la manga then. look forward to getting bummed by Everton.

he doesn't seem to learn very quickly does he klopp
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#16 ZonkoVille77

ZonkoVille77

Posted 21 March 2017 - 08:26 AM

As accurate as ever, Dave
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If you ever say that to me again, I'll put your head through the wall.


#17 stringvest

stringvest

Posted 21 March 2017 - 09:53 AM

klopp didn't learn from la manga then. look forward to getting bummed by Everton.

he doesn't seem to learn very quickly does he klopp

 

 

bit like yourself in that regard.  


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#18 eeyore

eeyore

Posted 21 March 2017 - 09:54 AM

bit like yourself in that regard.

thought you would be keeping a low profile at the moment
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#19 stringvest

stringvest

Posted 21 March 2017 - 09:59 AM

thought you would be keeping a low profile at the moment

 

 

why would that be?  

 

I thought you'd have found your utter bellwhiffery too much to bear, so had self-immolated by wrapping yourself in printouts of your idiot posts, before setting light to them, but even I'm wrong sometimes.  


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#20 Tony Moanero

Tony Moanero

Posted 21 March 2017 - 10:26 AM

Neg burning a hole in my pocket, so have one each.


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