Post Match: Cardiff v Liverpool (EPL 21/4/19 4pm)

Man of the match

  • Alisson

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Alexander-Arnold [off 86’]

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Matip

    Votes: 47 30.3%
  • Van Dijk

    Votes: 6 3.9%
  • Robertson

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Wijnaldum [GOAL 55’]

    Votes: 45 29.0%
  • Henderson

    Votes: 13 8.4%
  • Keita [off 70’]

    Votes: 11 7.1%
  • Salah

    Votes: 5 3.2%
  • Firmino

    Votes: 14 9.0%
  • Mane

    Votes: 11 7.1%
  • Fabinho [on 70’, off 74’]

    Votes: 1 0.6%
  • Milner [on 74’, GOAL 80’]

    Votes: 1 0.6%
  • Gomez [on 86’]

    Votes: 1 0.6%

  • Total voters
    155
  • Poll closed .

T.C.B

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Both Jenas and Keown on MOTD agree it was a penalty. Jenas even went as far as saying that Mo had to go down to force the Ref to give the pen and that was what attackers have to do when they are held. I'm surprised by that to be honest.
 

William Clarke

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Both Jenas and Keown on MOTD agree it was a penalty. Jenas even went as far as saying that Mo had to go down to force the Ref to give the pen and that was what attackers have to do when they are held. I'm surprised by that to be honest.
Morrison grappled with Mo so much he near took his skin off never mind his shirt. Wallnut's a tosser who just likes to have a moan. He will have a right moan on him when they are finally relegated - and good riddance.
 

Phather Fil

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Great performance, Could’ve, should’ve been 5-0, some sitters missed today.
If that’s not a pen Warnock, what is? You moaning beggar, you look like a dropped lasagne.
Should be able to claw back some goal difference v Huddersfield but doesn’t look like Ollies unt are in any shape to deal with city, bag of overpriced shite.
C’mon the reds!! (Not you UNT... but yeah, get your shit together and give us the title)
 

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Still cannot figure out how Matip has this many votes - solid game from him, no doubt.
Made a lot of interceptions and tackles, drove through with the ball to create chances from nothing (Firminos miss came from his drive). None of the team played particularly well in fairness, as a overall yes, but not individually. Sky also gave him MOTM and showed a decent number of stats for his game to back it up. Had a better game than Virgil which usually means your MOTM if not Virgil.
 

Semmy

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If that’s not a pen Warnock, what is? You moaning beggar, you look like a dropped lasagne.
Bahahahaahahahahhahahahhhahahaahha

@T.C.B sorry to hear about your dad, glad to hear he is on recovery path. Best to your family

Wide awake at 3am GMT, was touring London today (after an 18hr jet-lag sleep...what the hell), did a massive amount of walking around the Thames. Moving hotels to near Russell Square tomorrow. Point being we missed the hop-on bus from Leicester Square so took the tube back from Victoria station and got my first glimpse of the British post-match banter in the train station. I hadn’t realized there was a Palace/Arsenal Derby (wouldn’t have gone anyways) and loads of them were filtering through taking the piss out of each other.

My son was actually first to notice “Daddy why are they all wearing soccer jerseys, is there a game?” lollollol:well done:

Loving London, but cannot wait to get out of the tourist traps and go north. Wife has two days of work coming, may try to go see Brentford/Leeds tomorrow with the boy while she is occupied. 5 days to Anfield!
 

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Bahahahaahahahahhahahahhhahahaahha

@T.C.B sorry to hear about your dad, glad to hear he is on recovery path. Best to your family

Wide awake at 3am GMT, was touring London today (after an 18hr jet-lag sleep...what the hell), did a massive amount of walking around the Thames. Moving hotels to near Russell Square tomorrow. Point being we missed the hop-on bus from Leicester Square so took the tube back from Victoria station and got my first glimpse of the British post-match banter in the train station. I hadn’t realized there was a Palace/Arsenal Derby (wouldn’t have gone anyways) and loads of them were filtering through taking the piss out of each other.

My son was actually first to notice “Daddy why are they all wearing soccer jerseys, is there a game?” lollollol:well done:

Loving London, but cannot wait to get out of the tourist traps and go north. Wife has two days of work coming, may try to go see Brentford/Leeds tomorrow with the boy while she is occupied. 5 days to Anfield!
All the museums are free. Try Borough market if you are there on Saturday near London Bridge. The walk from Westminster Bridge along the Thames to London Bridge is very nice. Lots of street performers. Another great place is covent garden. I'm not a big fan of Camden town but you can get great food there.

When you get to Liverpool, obviously there's the stadium tour, trip on the ferry, Liverpool One (Everton nil) shopping centre, Get down the river front, great views. West Kirby, Parkgate are worth a vist over on Wirral, New Brighton.
 

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Both Jenas and Keown on MOTD agree it was a penalty. Jenas even went as far as saying that Mo had to go down to force the Ref to give the pen and that was what attackers have to do when they are held. I'm surprised by that to be honest.
Yes it was clear that Salah had to go down, if not the ref won't call it. Peltier held on to Mane right outside the box, but our striker shrugged him off. This is not the first incident that their defenders showing too much love for our strikers. Salah going down forced the refs hand, which was the right thing to do.
 

Semmy

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All the museums are free. Try Borough market if you are there on Saturday near London Bridge. The walk from Westminster Bridge along the Thames to London Bridge is very nice. Lots of street performers. Another great place is covent garden. I'm not a big fan of Camden town but you can get great food there.

When you get to Liverpool, obviously there's the stadium tour, trip on the ferry, Liverpool One (Everton nil) shopping centre, Get down the river front, great views. West Kirby, Parkgate are worth a vist over on Wirral, New Brighton.
We are staying close to Albert Docks.

Hardest thing to find in London is a good cup of coffee. Going to try Nero this morning as I haven’t had a cup since leaving home. Finally got the body clock switched over after a tough two days of adjusting (our 4yo son, especially. Caught a cold on the plane).
 

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Still cannot figure out how Matip has this many votes - solid game from him, no doubt.
I voted for him. He was great on the ball, drove the team forward in the first half - Cardiff clearly had a plan to leave him on the ball and he made that plan look stupid by being excellent. Defensively he made no errors and was pretty dominant against both Zahore and the other fella - once again he was clearly targetted by Cardiff and made them look silly for doing so.

I was very happy to see our physio and Klopp decide to bring Fabinho off after the head injury. I think it is important that clubs do this more often.
 

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After an absolute belting by Everton you would think United wouldn’t want to limp out the rest of the season. I think old Ole will be up them for the absolute rent. So he should. I think he used his honeymoon period up to early. Still think they’ll give City a good go. Derby game afterall.
 

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Bahahahaahahahahhahahahhhahahaahha

@T.C.B sorry to hear about your dad, glad to hear he is on recovery path. Best to your family

Wide awake at 3am GMT, was touring London today (after an 18hr jet-lag sleep...what the hell), did a massive amount of walking around the Thames. Moving hotels to near Russell Square tomorrow. Point being we missed the hop-on bus from Leicester Square so took the tube back from Victoria station and got my first glimpse of the British post-match banter in the train station. I hadn’t realized there was a Palace/Arsenal Derby (wouldn’t have gone anyways) and loads of them were filtering through taking the piss out of each other.

My son was actually first to notice “Daddy why are they all wearing soccer jerseys, is there a game?” lollollol:well done:

Loving London, but cannot wait to get out of the tourist traps and go north. Wife has two days of work coming, may try to go see Brentford/Leeds tomorrow with the boy while she is occupied. 5 days to Anfield!
Are Brentford playing at home today? I am not far from Griffin Park :-). There is a nice pub called New Inn there.
 

MarlboroMan

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A nervy performance on a very dry pitch made this more difficult than we thought but the end result is what matters. Alisson made a good save while Etheridge, Cardiff's keeper had a couple really good ones. Some very poor finishing by Firmino meant we had to wait until the 2nd half before we could exhale but Mane and Hendo blasted from good positions as well. Not Hendo's biggest fan but is beginning to change my mind. Still am not convinced that he's a very good in the attacking half of the pitch though and prior to moving to the #6 position I think many thought the same. Give him time on the ball and he's a sideways and backwards passer but when he lets instinct take over then he's a good player that we can rotate with confidence at the #8. Today he showed a captain's performance getting forward to so-so results but tracked back and made a few timely tackles, blocks, interceptions. He's also not afraid of letting loose those cross-field passes that we need to spread the ball quickly which Naby and Gini don't seem prepared to do or are not capable of.

Glad we didn't risk Fabinho's health and took him off right away even though he was prepared to go right back out. Hopefully he's fit to play against Barca cause we need him for the run in.
 

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Loved Milly's goal celebration as well.

Funny thing was, for a second or two it looked like Firmino thought Milly had done himself an injury when he started hobbling as part of the celebration.
Not just Bobby either. I thought he'd injured himself too.

I voted for him. He was great on the ball, drove the team forward in the first half - Cardiff clearly had a plan to leave him on the ball and he made that plan look stupid by being excellent. Defensively he made no errors and was pretty dominant against both Zahore and the other fella - once again he was clearly targetted by Cardiff and made them look silly for doing so.

There was a slalom run from Joel that took him to the edge of the Cardiff area. I thought he was going all the way.

I was very happy to see our physio and Klopp decide to bring Fabinho off after the head injury. I think it is important that clubs do this more often.
How long exactly was Fab on the pitch? I went to the bar as he came on and when I sat down again he was being subbed.
 

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A bit late to the Post Match After Party:

We were in London (Piccadilly Circus) for about 2.30pm. Some family stuff to do and then a black tie event that had a "Champagne Reception" starting at 5pm. So how was I going to get the Cardiff match in.

First had a look around the venue - no proper bar, just posh seating areas - and no TV screens. Ok, so what's the plan?

Get changed into the tux - minus black tie, then find a bar/pub nearby. Me and Lad. My missus knew that we wanted to watch the Cardiff game - so she could get ready, and then send us a message to meet her for around 5pm. I'm banking on her being fashionably late, so maybe just maybe we will get most of the match in - def the 1st half.

Found a pub - The Leicester Arms I think - short walk from Piccadilly.

Had a large screen upstairs but no sound. United had lost 4-0, and they looked like they were ripping into Agent Solskjaer.

So we watched the 1st half. Just get this feeling inside, every match recently - where its so involving, it means so much, I live through every pass, throw in, corner, foul, - every detail I soak it in - it means so much. It does, and its addictive, and unbearable at the same time.

Surely we will do Cardiff - had some good chances. The ball was moving slowly, Cardiff were playing slowly.

Then bang - Gini. He celebrated like when he scored against Boro a couple of years ago to guarantee a champions League spot. Love it.

Got a message from missus - can we make our way over? Told my lad - he looked at me, I looked at him.... don't think we can get out of this.
So we walked back.

Got a glass of champagne - lad next to me, looked at me - his phone buzzed. It was an LFC notification. We looked at each other - he got his phone. I saw his expression, and I knew it was cool. Millie, ice cool.

And we enjoyed rest of the night.

An odd game that I will remember for a long time, but for different reasons.

Now united are going to be under intense scrutiny after that performance - and Agent Soljskaer has a job to do on Wednesday.
 

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He writes for a total shite rag 1 step away from the lowest rank, but Dominic King struck the right note in his analysis of where this club is going in the press review article on the homepage:


He believes that,
"Regardless of what happens in May, Klopp’s Reds are going nowhere and will sustain the fight for major honours in the coming years.

You look at Liverpool now, though, and feel certain that wherever they finish this campaign—and the odds remain in City’s favour—this will not be the zenith of what Klopp’s team achieve. This is a progressive team and a well-structured club and they are going nowhere.

Look at the contracts, look at the squad’s profile and look at the foundations. Liverpool will be consistent title challengers from now on. This season is just going to be the start.”