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    Middle aged Main Stand fan of 30 years
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  1. bigal

    Liverpool 3 Manchester City 1 (Nov 10 2019)

    Great report, what a team which, as you say, should be getting the headlines not Fraudiola
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    Liverpool 2 Genk 1 (Nov 5 2019)

    No need for a long summary as it was forgettable. Of the 3 players with 'something to prove'. Gomez was fine but he does seem to get drawn forward a bit and leave gaps behind. Ox is going to be back as a regular soon, his bursts forward and eye for goal are something we lack elsewhere. Keita was good first half, I'll assume he tired second half as you say. But he's not shown me anything to justify the price or the hardline advocates on Twitter who won't hear of him being anything but the messiah. Salah's form is definitely a cause of minor concern, anyone else wonder if he might be replaced next year?
  3. Kane going down holding his face when Lovren had his hand on his shoulder and possibly patted his neck. I share your hate for that tool
  4. bigal

    Genk 1 Liverpool 4 (Oct 24 2019)

    I'm with you on the midfield balance. Twitter fans seem hell bent on Keita as the 2nd coming and have a real down on Henderson. To me the balance was wrong in this match and it did show the worth of Hendo / Gini. Keita could well develop into something special but as yet it's been flashes of good play, disrupted by injury. I honestly hope he comes good but for the moment I would play one of Gini or Hendo or Milner every game with one of Ox /Keita. Fabinho should always play (until he gets the inevitable suspension).
  5. That's what tipped me over the edge, they did the same thing as Fab and got bugger all for it from Atkinson.
  6. bigal

    Liverpool 2 Leicester City 1 (Oct 5 2019)

    Spot on as ever. Mané is just a terrific footballer and getting better which is stunning. His defending was excellent in the first half, he took the goal well and when he was fouled in the box (and he was kicked on the ankle) he made the ref make a decision whereas Kavanaugh had bottled out of those all day. When I saw Lovren's name I was worried but full credit to the bloke. He's never moaned and complained, he was excellent in this game. And Milner, I've praised him before but he's such a great leader. That pass was exceptional, his calmness for the penalty admirable and his game management very clever. (Should have scored first half mind). A word for Salah, he wasn't great but he never hides and makes himself available, always running and trying. I heard stories about Perez and his brother when they were in the NE and your view of him is spot on, I hope Robbo got a chance to smack him
  7. bigal

    Liverpool 4 Salzburg 3 (Oct 2 2019)

    The quick free kick leading to their 2nd annoyed me. Time and again when we got free kicks Hwang or Minamino stood in front of it and stopped us playing them quickly or even hitting it forward at all. The ref (who was one of those who wanted to be the players' mate) let them get away with it as most of them do. Time to kick it off them and get them booked for not retreating 10 yards. Then they get a free kick, took it really quickly and we were totally unprepared. They had some excellent players, pace and technique, must have a brilliant scouting system. No doubt at least 3 of them will be off by next summer but they certainly look like a team that will cause problems, not least in the return fixture. Hopefully things are sorted by then.
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    MK Dons 0 Liverpool 2 (Sep 25 2019)

    Thought Milner showed great professionalism in leading those youngsters, he's a top bloke.
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    Liverpool 2 Chelsea 2 (Aug 14 2019)

    It was just a bad decision for the penalty, she didn't have to give it because of her lino. Bad decision. Otherwise I agree with all you say about VAR, absolutely ruining the game. The flag not going up, teams and fans unsure whether they can celebrate or feel gutted. Hate it. And not correcting the pen, your reasoning is the only one that makes any kind of sense. Pulisic looks a player, amazed we didn't do more to get him from the off. Kante is just brilliant and Kepa will get stronger too with time. Lampard giving their young players a go is good for them, will give them choices later. How pissed off they must be though that they get a ban and City get fined pocket money for a second offence?
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    Newcastle 2 Liverpool 3 (May 4 2019)

    Living in the North East as I do I can confirm that they are the most delusional fans around, hate that club. All the sweeter was the result therefore. Harsh on Robbo not getting the MotM, he is amazing. Chasing the ball down in the opposition half, forcing them onto an error out of nothing which led tot he Sturridge chance. What a find he was, never saw it coming at all two years ago.
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    Liverpool 2 Chelsea 0 (Apr 14 2019)

    Terrific, covers everything I thought about yesterday. This made me laugh, "Adam Lallana sagely nodding in approval in the stands (and probably pulling a neck muscle in the process)"
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    Fulham (A) 17/3/19

    He's not blameless but VVD should have cleared it rather than headed it, his job first
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    Everton 0 Liverpool 0 (March 3 2019)

    Sadly I concur with everything you say, hard to be positive despite all those who keep saying we still have every chance. VVD is a great player, has he had a poor match? Best defender since the great days of winning the League. Any player at this level who is so one footed does my head in, Mo is one of those and cost himself and the team goals yesterday by trying to shift it so much. He has great skills in turning which enables him to get away with it often but it wastes time in the box allowing the defenders to regroup. The substitutions were completely barking mad. Mostly though I am so annoyed at how the players are so passive in letting other teams dictate play, we should be grabbing hold of these games and making victories happen, instead the draw was obvious early second half. Death by draws.
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    Liverpool 5 Watford 0 (Feb 27 2019)

    Excellent, Diverlefeu too.
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    West Ham 1 Liverpool (Feb 4 2019)

    One of my regular complaints for years mate, amazing how this happens again and again. Stick it in the middle with pace, surely not too much to ask professional players at the top of the game