4th December 2019 at 7:32 am #55397Hightown hopeParticipant211 pts
An interesting article, threeps. The tactic doesn’t really work though, because invariably we don’t get to coast the last 15-20 minutes of a game, as we’re either chasing a game or desperately trying to keep the opposition out, like Saturday. The percentage of goals we’ve conceded in the last 15 minutes is frightening. Mind you, we’ve scored a fair few in the last few minutes as well!4th December 2019 at 7:37 am #55398
Expecting another scrappy game this evening.
Think it might be a draw4th December 2019 at 8:03 am #55400
I’m hoping we hit a bit of real form soon as I think these narrow wins might turn into draws
Not sure why I’m not optimistic about tonight4th December 2019 at 8:16 am #55401threepsParticipant175 pts
We have scored a number of late goals because we have had to and we have to keep up the tempo. We concede a large amount when we are coasting and saving energy. Four nil up against Norwich I can fully understand but at two nil it’s a very risky tactic. So far we have go away with it. I hope Klopp can fix this, save energy yes but with a little more control.4th December 2019 at 8:20 am #55402EditorKeymaster469 pts
Not sure why I’m not optimistic about tonight
Sean, you’re never optimistic abaout a Liberools game, to be fair!4th December 2019 at 8:36 am #55403
Ah I am Ed. I just don’t really show it on here but I’m no were near as negative as I was
Hightown will even agree with me about that lol!
For the first time ever, I really feel we have a huge chance of the league. Last year when 7 points clear, I said many a time we didn’t have the expierence to get over the line but last year run and cl win had breeded massive belief into this team
I will never write city off though
Way, for one second do I belief it’s done and dusted
So much football to play. Few bad resumes and the teams chasing are really in it4th December 2019 at 8:40 am #55404Hightown hopeParticipant211 pts
Yeah, Ed, Sean is now sweetness and light and ‘all things are rosy’ compared to the way he was. I love the more upbeat Sean. Have to say though, I share his worries about tonight. It’s Everton’s Champions League final, and all the media headlines saying it’s the most one-sided derby ever will just spur Everton on. We have shown them too much respect over the last couple of years – they are a poor team, so we should just have a proper go at them4th December 2019 at 11:23 am #55410MikusParticipant213 pts
Can’t quite work out what’s happening at Everton. I spoke to an Evertonian who was at home game not long ago and he said they were very good and played really well. But then they have had a series of very poor results. Yet they don’t seem to have downed tools or anything. Don’t know if it’s down to injuries and not getting a consistent team out? Gbamin looks like he’s been a big loss for them though.
But certainly wouldn’t take anything for granted tonight.
5th December 2019 at 7:49 am #55500threepsParticipant175 pts
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Thought the derby was a thoroughly enjoyable game, much to everyone’s surprise no doubt! I thought all 4 of the first half goals were superb. Has anyone ever seen Lovren hit a ball like that before? Or seen Origi finish with such composure? Shame about conceding 2 obviously.
What pleased me most was the fact the guys like Origi and Shaq can come in after little game time and still be 100% committed and do a good job. I hope Keita will get some time also in the next few games, Klopp hinted he was tempted to play him in some part yesterday and that he is in good shape now.
As for Everton it was crazy playing a high line against Mane who seemed to be in God-mode. Silva will surely go soon and a relegation battle seems very much on the cards.5th December 2019 at 7:59 am #55501
Ye really enjoyed that threeps mate. Absolutely crazy that everton wete defending that high up the pitch
The energy in that performance was a joy to watch. Best I’ve seen origi play. He scores important goals but his general play was excellent. Shaq aswell
Mane and Gino were exceptional.
Huge win and another huge game sat with players rested5th December 2019 at 8:56 am #55505
That seemed to me of a well worked ‘experiment’ as far as the Team Selection went.
I was happy to see Lallana and Origi at the top with Mane. It worked a treat.
obviously, the opposition we play comes into effect, but the changes brings encouragement as to how we can positively utilise our squad and cope with more than one Competition.8th December 2019 at 9:13 am #55987
A very good performance yday. Very comfortable and it was great watch and to be able to relax
Keita did really well and great to see Curtis junior get his debut.
Good week for us. Few injuries but squad is really playing its part
Huge few weeks coming up8th December 2019 at 9:24 am #55990Chelsea1967Participant88 pts8th December 2019 at 5:42 pm #56052MikusParticipant213 pts
C1967, with our recent history, I can assure you, none of us Liverpool fans will be enjoying anything until we’re 10 points clear with one game to go…8th December 2019 at 8:15 pm #56059
Mikus, I did note your post on the Match Thread and having listened to one of the Football Phone-Ins earlier, the Boxing Day clash at Leicester has dialled up it’s levels of attention.
The comparison in nature is Man City-Liverpool, but the Reality as it stands just merely shows an 8 point difference.
It’s nothing to suggest anything in the direction of ‘done and dusted’.
You’re right in what you say above. We’re likely to place the word CAUTION simply because of our history and not getting over the line for a very long time.9th December 2019 at 3:13 pm #56197
?⚽️ Pleased I know what I am working next Weds to be able to catch the World Club Semi.10th December 2019 at 4:09 am #56270AnonymousInactive366 pts
“I think its time for you lads to start relaxing and enjoying the ride to May”
Not a chance. We’ve got Leicester away coming up. A loss there changes everything. I admit that I’m starting to truly believe now though but in the past that’s been such a deadly and harsh kind of vinear in front of a cold, hard reality.10th December 2019 at 2:41 pm #56314Brian blueParticipant426 pts
Mak..2/3 draws would be the equivalent of two defeats and I think that maybe your biggest danger, not losing a match but making draws. At the same time providing you keep clear of injuries you should still be OK10th December 2019 at 9:48 pm #56370
Salah’s finish – WOW! 🙂10th December 2019 at 9:49 pm #56371
I think the only disappointing news coming out of this is Lovren being injured – Matip already out, so could be struggling for centre-backs.
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