1st January 2019 at 10:47 am #30606
As Roy Walker used to say …..just saying what I see 😁1st January 2019 at 1:17 pm #30608
Not watching it but it sounds like the Toffee vs Foxy Ladies game is one I’d be switching off if I was…1st January 2019 at 1:33 pm #30609
sean the sailorParticipant64 pts
Terrible game banjo1st January 2019 at 2:39 pm #30611
I’m trying to reserve my judgment until after the match. the result doesn’t equate to an absolute, in terms of where the title goes but I think if we beat City that we will likely go on to win the league. I don’t say that as a fan, the fan in me wants to STFU.
Look, I think we’re all aware that Klopp is the real deal. We’re also completely aware that Pep is too. These 2 lads have enriched the PL, so no matter what happens, it’s good to see this epic battle between 2 outstanding managers. They have history, a history of respect and almost admiration for eachother. I think they just quietly acknowledge that on any given day, one can outdo the other.
In the past we’ve talked about Liverpool not having the spine to realistically challenge for the title. The transition and even phases we’ve had under Klopp has been the most interesting one I’ve lived through as a fan. The task to get just where we are now took investment and more importantly, it took time. If you look back at our league positions for various times through-out the season under Klopp, it doesn’t look that impressive. We spent a long time creating and developing our attack but we were a glass cannon. We’re no longer a glass cannon and although I think teams can absolutely come out on top against us, there’s a solid spine there now. Our attack is coming back online but our defence is the hero of this campaign so far. Now, we’re looking at the team clicking a bit better and there’s just something very un-Liverpool about it now. I say this as an observer from the early 90s, not before.
I’m not saying we will do it, now. I am saying that we have the characteristics to though, finally.
Being a fan can mean that you will see the potential to win tough games , where logic maybe says that it’s not going to happen. It can also mean that you refuse to believe what your rational brain is telling you for fear of having some kind of negative impact on things. It’s a superstitious game.
I have this in my mind lately because we’re so far ahead. I mean, it happened so fast also and that is a factor. easy come, easy go, you know? At what point do we shake off the extremely cautious shroud and just admit that we’ll most likely win the title? The bookies say that’s the case right now. I’m not yet ok with it myself but I look at this match on Thursday and I think, if we win this, we’ll probably win the title. I say it not out of hope and I don’t back back out of the fear I’ve talked about. I say it as someone looking at what Liverpool are now and think that 10 points is enough of a gap for them to run for the finish line.
it’s not said in any presumptuous way. My point is that were I not a Liverpool fan, I think this is where I would call it too.
I hope this hasnt been a shite wall of text, apologies if it is.
My ending thoughts are that Liverpool have GOT to win this match.1st January 2019 at 3:18 pm #30612
nine nine nineModerator337 pts
Mak, I think a draw would be a very good result for Liverpool and a win a brilliant result and probably the defining moment of the title race.
I think City have got to win it to keep their challenge really alive,a draw wouldn’t imo totally rule City out but I think it would still be very difficult to reel in 7 points on this Liverpool side and to reel in 10 points would be almost impossible imo I just can’t see Liverpool losing 3/4 of their next 17 games in that circumstance. Just my opinions though mate for what their worth. Cheers 9991st January 2019 at 3:50 pm #30613
A draw would be a very good thing for Liverpool indeed,will however,let Spurs back in,if they win their game.1st January 2019 at 4:02 pm #30614
Worry about the 2nd/3rd place “play-off” Thursday, cyber chums!!
Fulham a bit unlucky I reckon to be going in behind, #3 missed 2 really good chances for them before the Goonies scored…1st January 2019 at 4:15 pm #30615
Oh well, game over methinks!!1st January 2019 at 5:06 pm #30616
nine nine nineModerator337 pts
I guess you never can tell in football Mav but whatever the result on Thursday other than Liverpool I can’t see any other team being good enough to finish above City. I really can’t see City finishing lower than 2nd.1st January 2019 at 5:42 pm #30617
Spuds might be leading but I think Cardiff have started better…1st January 2019 at 5:42 pm #30618
I’ll get me coat…1st January 2019 at 6:56 pm #30619
Can’t figure out neither Everton or Leicester at the mo.1st January 2019 at 11:26 pm #30622
Nine, it isn’t often that I would take a draw but I tell you, I would here right now. My worry is that they’ll beat us and a team who’ve just tasted blood, are back after a dip and beaten their rivals… 4 points is nothing. 7 points is vastly more substantial when looking at 17 remaining games but not insurmountable, i think everyone agrees with that. 10 is also not insurmountable, it’s been done before but this is where I am REASONABLY confident that we will do it. I kinda don’t like saying it, it sounds arrogant or assuming or something and it’s absolutely not meant to be.
When I think about this game, I definitely get anxious. There’s so much on the line here. I can’t remember a bigger 6 pointer in a long time (for Liverpool). Funny , how if we were 1 point ahead now and dreaming about winning and getting clear daylight between us. We should be delighted to be 4 ahead of them but you know it’ll be a hammer blow if we lose. Still, winning a title isn’t worth doing if you don’t have these challenges and win or lose, it’s all about how you respond.
I’m gonna be a nervous wreck in the build up to this game.
Will Spurs be back in it if City win? I guess but honestly, they bottled it against Wolves. I guess they still have us to play so a certain amount of it will be in their hands. I’m more worried about City TBH. No offense to Spurs and they may prove me wrong.2nd January 2019 at 6:33 am #30623
Lazy sods, get up and go to work, why must I be the only one! Football hangover is a poor excuse.
2nd January 2019 at 7:01 am #30625
- This reply was modified 2 weeks, 1 day ago by Moos.
The more I think about it the less I think spurs bottled it against wolves. Yes we were 1-0 up at home and threw it away but I think the players were just completely knackered. 10 games in 27 days I think it was whilst having quite an injury list making it very difficult to rotate. Sissoko and winks had to play every game due to dier Wanyama and dembele all being out long term. Lamela has been injured again, alli missed a couple and vertonghen been out for a while as well. The wolves game was the one over the festive period I didn’t see but it sounded like the second half was appalling. Yesterday they didn’t look great but they got the job done after 20 minutes so really didn’t need to look good. Hopefully we can rotate for the FA cup game and give most the first team a few days off.
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