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    We will be there Friday afternoon, any fanzone meeting places that evening? Madrid was great on the Friday night, so was Istanbul , Saturday was memorable obviously but centred around getting to the game or a bar to watch it while the night before was the craic
  2. Big pitch, makes it more difficult for us to defend the high line as we saw in the League Cup final when they broke through one on one too many times. Picking the right combinations is so important, we have more firepower than Chelsea but their system gives them overloads out wide while we should have more control over possession. We don't have too many options in midfield unfortunately, as much as Ox has underperformed when in the side, we could really have done with him knocking on the door with more legs than Milner. Otherwise the 3rd midfield spot now is Keita, Jones or Milner and none of them inspire confidence. Still fancy us to win because of Klopp, he will find a way
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    Liverpool 2 Everton 0 (Apr 24 2022)

    First half was a farce, mainly because Stuart Atwell is hopelessly out of his depth and his weak officiating gave them free rein to stop the game every few minutes. The way he allowed them to surround him with every decision, then chat constantly to them again and again and then give TWO minutes added time? I guess we have to be thankful he didn't totally let them spoil the game by falling for Gordon's diving but a stronger ref would have stopped their shithousery much earlier
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    James Milner

    Had a shocker last night but shit happens, so did Fabs on Sunday. Big Game James still has plenty to contribute
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    Kostas Tsimikas

    Brilliant last night. Gives everything he's got, but not just a trier he's very efficient in all facets. Great signing given we were supposedly after the Norwich lad who then bombed at Newcastle as first choice
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    Man City 2 Liverpool 2 (Apr 10 2022)

    Great to see your report again Dave, top man. Agree with just about everything as usual including what a horrible give away of the points against Leicester when they had basically given up but we just couldn't come up with a professional performance. We showed enormous character in this game and I fancy us to turn them over on Saturday, our fire power will do the job
  7. West Ham or Arsenal. Neither will challenge us next year but Spurs under Conte may improve massively with Champions League status
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    FA Cup draw

    Ours were £45 each. 18000 in the queue before me and ended up high in 529
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    Liverpool 2 Watford 0 (Apr 2 2022)

    I didn't get that the crowd was especially nervy, the Kop was in good voice and supportive with none of the loud aahs and sighs when someone made a mistake or getting onto the back of someone having a mare, like happens sometimes. Henderson was the only one losing his cool, booting the ball away aimlessly a couple of times in the 2nd half and having some major rants at others (Thiago and Gomez in particular).
  10. All about opinions but fully agree that Gomez was good on any scale bar TAA, Keita was tidy in the Gini way and Kostas was involved throughout but not always in a good way. Harvey was disappointingly poor, not helped by Ox at his worst, trying to force the play or holding on too long. Really want Ox to do well but it's yet another opportunity blown, he is a frustrated member of the squad and we don't need that at such a crucial point in the season. I do wonder about our rotation, we either make no changes or loads. Going into the crucial April period would it be better if we made just a couple of changes each game? I reckon some of the so called fringe players would adapt much better if the core of the team is alongside them
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    Other Football 2021/22

    It's been reported elsewhere that Chris Kavanagh's brother and other family members are Manchester City season ticket holders.
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    January 2022 Transfer Thread

    It's about lack of legs as well as tactics. We are playing differently this season and that was more noticeable early on when Harvey Elliot was playing high & wide up the pitch with a triangle going between him, Salah & Trent overloading our right side. Elliot was able to fill in out wide and Trent has moved infield much more than previous seasons - in many games he has become virtually a midfield playmaker, leaving the right back position for others to cover. Elliot was very effective in holding the ball up and also tracking back but we have lost that control since he's been out. Henderson just doesn't have the legs any more to cover our right side, where we leave Trent & Salah in high positions, as well as maybe he could a couple of years ago. Everyone talks about our high line but when we have been exposed by a through ball it's mainly where we have left a gap in midfield to allow the space for the through ball. We have been wide open far too often and it's been too easy for a player to get on the ball, look for the runner and make the pass. The system we play needs our midfield to be box-to-box so if we lose the ball there is cover. But our midfielders have struggled to do that job as the season has progressed and we have been short on numbers in the central areas leaving us susceptible to the break. Fabinho & Thiago are quality together but the others have not been as good. It will be interesting to see if Klopp slots Harvey Elliot back in the team when he is fit again, or even if we start to use our forwards in similar positions - to overload one area of the pitch and keep 2 central midfielders patrolling the middle. I can definitely see the potential in some games for 4 forwards now that Diaz is in the squad but it does put pressure on the deeper midfielders to cover for them and that's where we lack the legs, a priority in the summer is a mobile, athletic presence in centre midfield.
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    Welcome to Liverpool Luis Diaz

    So did Lovren, scoring at Anfield and we signed him the following season.
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    Crystal Palace 1 Liverpool 3 (Jan 23 2022)

    Man City have a huge PR dept feeding stories to the media and it's curious that a few Saudi friendly puff stuff has started to appear now as well. Wasn't a penalty but the same ref on VAR was the one who didn't give the Ederson charge out of his goal that wiped out Ryan Fraser of Newcastle for the most blatant penalty you could ever see.
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    Liverpool 0 Arsenal 0 (Jan 13 2022)

    Klopp picked a strong, experienced side who then played like headless chickens. The leaders in the team all played like boneheads - VVD, Robbo, Hendo and Milner were awful. Trent and Jota as well, shockingly bad. Minamino is normally a headless chicken anyway so no surprise there. We were crying out for some creativity and missed a great opportunity to bring on Kaide Gordon to overload the wide areas and box them in. Instead we just passed the ball sideways slowly all night. Kostas, Kaide and Curtis should all have been on at HT to inject energy into the side, like Dave I will be raging if we blow this chance to go to a cup final
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    Liverpool 2 Manchester City 2 (Oct 3 2021)

    Klopp made a few big mistakes that could have cost us but he certainly earned redemption with his tactical switch and by getting into the heads of the players at half time. I could understand why he wanted to play his best side against Porto midweek because we have really struggled over the last 2 or 3 years to escape the group with poor away performances and the big win justified his selection. But knowing it was City next and how crucial this game was always going to be, it's inexplicable to pick the same team for 3 games in 8 days, particularly the midfield who were always going to be working a long shift covering space against the Man City possession game. We badly missed Trent & Thiago who have strengths that could put City off their game - Trent with his switches of play and energy on the wings to give them something to deal with and Thiago with his composure on the ball - and yes, his tackling! Our midfield were a tackle-free zone, taking it in turns to allow an opponent to waltz past them without once putting a foot in. Henderson was easily the worst culprit, but Fabinho, Jones, Jota, Sadio even Robbo missing tackles aplenty before Joe came on with a cameo of missed one-on-ones himself. Milner was a gamble that didn't work; it was one too many games for the midfield three (especially Fabinho who looked to have a problem in the 1st half and was in a right state with 10-15 minutes left and could barely stand at the end, let alone chase back again). Keita should have started midweek or at the very least should have been a sub on Sunday with orders to patrol the centre and put a foot in, something he is more than capable of doing with fresh legs. Final observation - for some reason we have thrown away our title-winning game-management book and opened a new one harking back to our crazy gang, entertaining, caution-to-the-wind approach to the 2017-19 seasons. Why on earth were we throwing players forward trying to score a 3rd goal (and a 4th last week v Brentford) when we were in the lead with 10 minutes to play? Drop back into a compact, organised shape to keep them at bay and go for the counter-attack. Instead, we were all over the place for both their goals.
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    Summer 2021 transfer thread.

    Two good to be true
  18. I had the same but the trick is to use Google Chrome, it won't work off the link to My Account the club's email sends you to. Open the website in Chrome then follow all the instructions and it should work
  19. There's a difference in the feeling when you have been to the game compared to watching it at home or in the pub. I've been lucky enough to go to all the finals since 2001 except Kiev and for me, the utter devastation of trudging the couple of miles in the pouring rain from the stadium to the train station after the Sevilla game felt the worst. We seemed destined to win the trophy that year after our incredible run and it was the 1st year that Europa Cup winners qualified for the Champions League. At the time it seemed crucial to keep the momentum going under Klopp and to take us to the next level, so much rested on this match for our future so at half time 1-0 up and comfortable we were dreaming. Then came the Moreno minutes when it all went wrong and I couldn't speak all the way back to the station, stunned and despairing. Fortunately, we missed our train and found a bar round the corner stacked with Reds and the whole place was rocking with all our songs. Spent a truly memorable night singing along led by one table of veterans who knew some verses I've never heard before or since but had us all in stitches. It's actually great being a Liverpool fan, ups or downs
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    Everton 2 Liverpool 2 (Oct 17 2020)

    What's this taken from?
  21. I just want to live in the moment. The manager and players will look ahead but as a fan I'm savouring every second, devouring all the media love and embracing these memorable times with all my fellow supporters and family. After hitting rock bottom under G&H and then with Hodgson as manager, to now see my team holding the Premiership, Super Cup, European Cup and World Club Cup is crazy good, we are believers again
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    Fuck off Frank Lampard

    I guess that all stems from the foul on Mane leading up to our 2nd goal when he had a right flounce. It was a foul ffs despite Tyler's & Carragher's ridiculous comments. We have had to endure Chelsea's arrogance for years so suck it up rent boys.
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    Liverpool 2 Bournemouth 1 (Mar 7 2020)

    Bournemouth are very average especially defensively yet we still struggled to create a host of chances. When we did open them up and got behind them, our cut backs as usual never seem to find a runner. Going back to the last 2 seasons, our decision making and judgement of passes on the break and high up the pitch were phenomenal,telepathic - yet with the same 3 forwards, they play like strangers now. Lost count of the number of dire passes and misplaced balls between them - Sadio gets an assist for the 1st goal but it was a calamitous pass yards behind Salah who did really well to turn and squeeze the ball through the defender's legs into the corner. Salah reciprocated by murdering a couple of opportunities on the break with ill-timed, wayward passes while Bobby's flicks & tricks are fooling no-one except his comrades nowadays. I can't explain it and still imagine each week that the 3 of them will suddenly click again and we will pulverise a few defences - Atletico and Everton would be a good time to start!!