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  1. Turkish Delight

    Kewell Kewell Kewell

    I was mates with a Leeds season ticket holder at uni around the time we signed him who'd been moaning about him for about a year before he came to Liverpool. That made me pay more attention to how he was playing and the excitement passed me by when we got him as he wasn't great in his last year there. As others have said he looked fantastic as a young player but the injuries took the pace out of his game. I met him a few years back and he seemed like a nice fella. He said going off in Istanbul was the toughest thing in his career but he knew he'd picked up an injury and needed to come off as he'd be letting the team down to play on when they could bring a fully fit player on instead. I felt a bit of sympathy for him especially when the consequences of Karius staying on in Kiev were what they were some time after that (although I acknowledge he may not have realised he was concussed).
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    We can’t carry on like this.

    One of the highlights of my youth was being mentioned in the Beano as the 6 year old from Liverpool who'd forgot to write his name on the slip when it was sent it in.
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    We can’t carry on like this.

    There's no distrubution of goals at all which is the big problem. Only Salah and Jota (when he's been fit) have scored regularly. The narrow wins became draws and narrow defeats when Jota got injured and we became completely dependent on Salah. Every combination of our entire midfield has 3 league goals between them and the last centre half to score at a set piece was Van Dijk in the first game against Leeds. We rarely shoot from distance, we have no physical presence in the box at any time and our midfielders hold back and don't make late runs in. It doesn't make for a prolific team especially when you add two hugely under-performing forwards.
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    Glad that's helped a few people. I just stumbled across it earlier trying to find some info for my Dad as he was told by his GP he'd need to wait a bit longer. Not sure why it isn't publicised.
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    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ My Dad is 64 and registered on there earlier today. He's booked in for tomorrow.
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    If you're over 64 or had a letter in the past saying you're high risk you can book in on the NHS website without waiting for them to contact you.
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    Famous People Who Are 'Probably' Cunts

    I remember reading the story of how he co-wrote Phoenix Nights with Dave Spikey and Neil Fitzmaurice but then made sure he took the sole credit for it. He's funny but he probably is a cunt.
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    Diogo Jota

    You can't predict it but given how quickly the games come in this season everyone was delighted we had a dead rubber at the time to give players a much needed rest but we didn't do it. My guess was that we were chasing the prize money for winning the game and that might not have been just Klopp's call.
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    Diogo Jota

    Needlessly playing him in that dead rubber has been almost as damaging to our season as the Van Dijk injury. He's the only player other than Salah who has scored with any consistency this season.
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    Liverpool 0 Everton 2 (Feb 20 2021)

    When they broke before that shitty penalty decision I was screaming at the telly about the fact none of our midfielders gambled on the ball breaking to the edge of the box. Our midfield has two league goals between them all season and it's absolutely no surprise when you see how deep they all want to sit.
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    VAR Thoughts?

    12 points I reckon we've been done out of by shitty decisions this season. Cost a red card, pen and a goal at Everton, blatant foul for the goal at Fulham, the Salah 'offside' and the pen at Brighton, the pen at Newcastle, the pen at Southampton and then yesterday. This shit is supposed to give accuracy and consistency as it's sole benefit and it can't even deliver that. It ruins the emotion of the game which is it's most important feature and if it carries on I think it genuinely will kill the game's popularity for no benefit at all. Personally, I'm sick of it and I'm watching less and less top flight football outside of our games.
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    Thiago Alcantara

    There's obviously a lot more factors at play but our bad form has coincided a little with him coming in so it's understandable why he'd be questioned. Our record in all competitions when he's started and hasn't is very stark. Without him W15 D7 L2 With him W2 D2 L5 The hope was he'd offer something to help us unlock teams. The form of others hasn't helped him on that but he's not contributed anything to our forward play since coming back into the team and seems to spend most of his game sitting very deep. Defensively he's averaging more fouls per 90 minutes than any other player in the league and at Old Trafford in particular his lack of pace was exposed big time. He's clearly very talented but I'm very much on the fence about whether he's what we need.
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    When did you last have a physical fight ?

    My last one was just over 20 years ago towards the end of school. A lad in my class (not even one of my mates) was being beaten up by two lads on the way home. One was in the year below us and had apparently been bullying his brother and the other was some big grock of a lad who didn't go to our school. I remember shouting at them to leave him as I got closer but when it was clear they wouldn't I ran up and hit the big lad as hard as I possibly could. He took a couple of swings at me and I had a good bruise on my cheek the next day but I caught him with a couple more too and they both backed away while mouthing off. I then spent the next few weeks looking over my shoulder as without having the run to catch him with a big haymaker first he'd have given me an absolute hiding. Fortunately I never saw him again. It was a nice point to retire from it!
  14. I think the ideal scenario would have been to win but for the Karius fuck ups to have still happened. We'd been linked with Alisson for a while before then so we still may have got him. It's Kyiv for me anyway. One of the best weekends away I've ever had. If we'd won it would have been the best. I've been to two European Cuo finals, Istanbul and Kyiv. I always thought Istanbul was amazing because of the match. I didn't like the place itself that much and it was very moody in the ground at half time. Had we lost I wouldn't have looked back at that trip with the fondness I do but the celebrations made it brilliant. I really liked Kyiv and the atmosphere around it was great even after we'd lost.
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    Thiago Alcantara

    I'm intrigued to see what the long term vision is for Thiago and the team. His vision and ability on the ball is exceptional but I think his lack of pace could become an issue in the way we play. Twice yesterday he was unable provide cover for the full backs out wide and had United players going away from him who weren't at full pace as he struggled to stay close. Both times they were easily able to cut into the box and it probably should have led to goals. It feels like he needs to be further up the pitch and Fabinho in midfield would help that to happen but does he have the legs to do the running that would be needed of him there? I don't have the answer and other than the odd Champions League game didn't watch him a lot at Bayern but from what I've seen it is a little bit of a concern to me.