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    Mikus
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    Keita has shown glimpses of what we hope he can do Mak, but nothing more. Klopp has recently admitted that he’s only just started to grasp the English language. So fingers crossed he can now get an injury free run in the side and start delivering. Cautiously optimistic about him, but we’ll see…

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    sean the sailor
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    Mikus,mak I’m not sure Our system suits Keita. He’s played on the left of the midfield 3 and has even played on the left of the front 3. He’s a player that should be playing through the middle in my opinion and would be great in a 4-1-4-1 system like city play

    I still haven’t given up on him
    And hope to see him really push on this season

    #49291 Score: 0
    threeps
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    I’m still optimistic that Keita will come good. I watched a bit of him at RBL and thought he was tailor made for our system but so far it’s not quite been the case. I’ve read recently that Klopp has very specific demands of his midfielders and it can take a while for someone to fully understand them, hence why Fabinho had a fairly long bedding in period. For Keita it’s been longer but maybe that’s been influenced by a few injuries and some settling in issues.

    #49295 Score: 0
    Makaveli
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    Some good points from you all. Sean, you might be right. I think though that this is something Klopp would have known bringing him here, so I’d be surprised if this is ultimately the stumbling block. If he can settle into the side though, it’ll be like we’ve signed someone and it’s the position where we need to improve. I think all other positions are 100% strong. I mean, ok, Trent can learn to defend better but on the whole, you’d not consider buying someone to “fix” that 😛

    #49304 Score: 0
    newbalance
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    I’m hoping it’s just down to injuries with Keita. If he applies aggression in the right way in his game, then he is Tops. Plus, if he can bring in goals, that’s a dynamic in it’s own altogether.

    I remember his head at St Mary’s last season. This is one of the reasons why I would say, “stick with him”.

    #49452 Score: 0
    newbalance
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    Thought I’d bring any new discussion in on the back of today’s match onto here:

    Was thinking profoundly about Rodgers as this was his first time back at Anfield.

    I don’t know whether the Transfer Committee still existed when he was around for us, but he signed, Lovren, Lallana, Origi, Firmino and Milner. They are still with us.

    I wonder what he might have been thinking today when stood on the touchline.

    It’s more than safe to say over the course of time, these are Decent to Good Quality Players. I had my doubts on Firmino, but I think that was down to our Formation. He slots perfectly into a Front 3.

    Good shout guys over the last few days on Milner being selected to start. This is how we should tweak it from a Midweek game going into the Weekend. I was highly impressed with Lovren today.

    #49456 Score: 1

    Mikus
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    Given what’s happening at the bigger clubs this season, you can see why Leicester wasted no time in snapping up Rodgers, who is a manager with the perfect expressive philosophy for this era and has the substance to back it up. Indeed Gary Lineker said of Rodgers when he was unveiled as Liverpool manager that it was a shrewd move because he totally got the way the game was evolving.

    Klopp is better overall tactically, but Rodgers does appear a more rounded manager now. I suspect a few clubs now looking on enviously at Leicester.

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    sean the sailor
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    Mikus, in my opinion Rodgers bottled today, utd and chelsea this season. Leicester were not good today or at old
    tarford

    I’ve always liked Rodgers. Clearly a very good coach in those 3 games I mention he set up 4-3-3 with Madison out left which is a waste of time.

    What did Leicester do today or at old tarford? Nothing really. They didn’t create much. As soon as Maddison moved in the centre he looked better and that’s were their goal came from

    He did the same at Chelsea and then changed it and Leicester were the better team. I always thought he was a brave coach. Three very tough places to go but this Leicester team Is an outside bet for top 4 so show some balls

    Now they have 1 point out of nine for those 3 games. Leicester should be causing us more problems and they certainly should have given utd more problems. They have Chelsea problems when he became braver

    #49460 Score: 0
    newbalance
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    Just seen Post Match interviews from both sets of Managers. BBC pushed Klopp’s Buttons. It’s descended in the way it has done simply because everything had already been exercised.

    If you go into the territory of thinking deep or extending your thoughts, you can allow your emotions to run away with. He did well to exit in the way he did.

    Rodgers is claiming a ‘Soft Penalty’ He wouldn’t be singing that tune had that been one of his own. He does sound pompous and a tad bitter. Glad we got rid of him in all honesty. I personally don’t like his interview style/persona and I don’t rate him that high.

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    Mikus
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    It’s a fair point Sean, perhaps some of those basketball scores at Liverpool are still in his head and he’s just curbed things a bit, particularly away from home. But it’s still early days for him at the club.

    #49464 Score: 1
    Makaveli
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    I’m not surprised Klopp was so pissed. I was absolutely livid. Im still annoyed about it and Salah will miss how many weeks now? He’s injured. On purpose.

    so ya, Im pissed and Im glad Klopp is pissed.

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    #49465 Score: 0
    newbalance
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    Yeah, true mate. I just seen the posts on the other thread regarding VAR. I won’t ignore Trent’s stamp in the first half as he could have avoided that, but that shouldn’t factor into the Ref’s mind just to ‘even things out’ for the sake of it.

    Every incident should be judged on it’s own Merit. I’m Positive going Forward, there is scope for modifying what VAR can and can’t venture into.

    That’s a Straight Red for Hamza and it was Petulant and a 5 Game Ban. Rodgers excused it in his post match interview. He’s wound me up, but I “said my piece” on the You Tube Channel where it was posted.

    #49466 Score: 0
    newbalance
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    We have Internationals to buy us some recovery time.

    Let’s try and think and Be Positive 🙂

    If Salah doesn’t play, then what can we do with both Lallana and Ox? They are Very Good/Top Players in my eyes. Surely they can come on either as Impact Subs or Start?

    Ox has that Drive Down The Middle About Him, and would be good to start him at Manchester United.

    #49467 Score: 0
    newbalance
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    Anyway, We Won, So We Should Be Grateful Haha 🙂 🙂

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    sean the sailor
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    Ye maybe he was a bit to gun ho with us mikius mate. Leicester actually can defend so he’s clearly learned a lot since managing us

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