Post Match: Liverpool 3-0 Southampton (EPL 22/9/2018 3pm)

Man of the match

  • Alisson

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • Alexander Arnold

    Votes: 5 3.3%
  • Matip [GOAL 20’]

    Votes: 13 8.6%
  • Van Dijk [off 55’]

    Votes: 2 1.3%
  • Robertson

    Votes: 8 5.3%
  • Wijnaldum [off 70’]

    Votes: 12 7.9%
  • Henderson

    Votes: 9 6.0%
  • Shaqiri [off 45’]

    Votes: 70 46.4%
  • Salah [GOAL 45+2’]

    Votes: 18 11.9%
  • Firmino

    Votes: 6 4.0%
  • Mane

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • Milner [on 45’]

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • Gomez [on 55’]

    Votes: 5 3.3%
  • Keita [on 70’]

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    151

Jimmyscase

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I'll be really interested which CBs Chelsea choose for the two games against us. Rüdiger and Christensen in the second match would make sense in terms of pace, Luiz and Cahill? in the CCup would be a possibility. At West Ham Rüdiger / Luiz seem to have good chemistry.
 

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Despite how well we’re playing I do sense that our winning run will come to an end over the next couple of matches. If that happens it shouldn’t take any of the shine off our run so far and I expect us to get back to winning ways very quickly. I feel extremely confident about the way Klopp is developing and controlling things. This time our re-emergence as a top, top side is for real.
Our 4 matches prior to the next internaitonal break are

Chelsea (h)
Chelsea (a)
Napoli (a)
City (h)

If our run hasnt come to an end after that you may as well just give us the league and the CL at that point and have everyone else play for second.
 

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There's no way Klopp would come out and say Shaq wasnt tracking back in public; but gloss it however you like, its a fact, Shaq was less inclined to track back yesterday. If that is a different system then its a different system. As is what one thinks and what one says. As is also what can be said to preserve the confidence of a player. What Klopp explicitly says sometimes belies what he is implicitly thinking; a top top manager, notably for his man-management, so in truth, Klopp will always say things like this. Instead, of the far simpler, blunter, Rodgers-esque, you need to track back.
 

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Despite how well we’re playing I do sense that our winning run will come to an end over the next couple of matches. If that happens it shouldn’t take any of the shine off our run so far and I expect us to get back to winning ways very quickly. I feel extremely confident about the way Klopp is developing and controlling things. This time our re-emergence as a top, top side is for real.

Our 4 matches prior to the next internaitonal break are

Chelsea (h)
Chelsea (a)
Napoli (a)
City (h)

If our run hasnt come to an end after that you may as well just give us the league and the CL at that point and have everyone else play for second.

Just for clarification ......

Couple

NOUN

1. Two people or things of the same sort considered together.


i.e.

Chelsea (h) FLC
Chelsea (a) EPL
 
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Just watched last 10 minutes of Chelsea game, how did W/H hold them.

Watched Chelsea a few weeks ago, they were playing great smooth football.

So I was very concerned about next week games.

Maybe next week games will be a lot easier, then I initially thought.

Today I did not see anything impressive in Chelsea last 10 minutes
 

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It will be interesting to see them come up against an attack as established as ours.

If you look at Chelseas fixture in the league so far, they've actually faced the bottom 4 clubs both in terms of league position and goals scored more or less. So they've faced extremely blunt sides.

Arsenal exposed them somewhat and we can easily do more than them. We have the opportunity to give them a rude awakening.
 

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William Roache. Cunt has played Ken Barlow in Corrie for 58 fucking years now. That's a fucking embarrassment if you ask me and I don't even watch the fucking tripe. Bet he can't even remember his real name now the old dickhead.
 

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So. A 3-0 home win, 6th league win on the trot and we are top of the league........and we are on 3 pages :think:
William Roache. Cunt has played Ken Barlow in Corrie for 58 fucking years now. That's a fucking embarrassment if you ask me and I don't even watch the fucking tripe. Bet he can't even remember his real name now the old dickhead.
Thread derail of the week contender lol
Well we've got to fill theses pages somehow. lol
 

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This feels great the day after! I was a bit underwhelmed watching it because I wanted us to give them a real hammering, but on reflection, what we did was even better. We played two different systems and it was fascinating to see. Four attackers in the first half meant Southampton tried to have a go, and we went 3-0 up. But then in the second half Klopp tightened it up again, on command, by switching the system, and Southampton didn’t have a shot on target until near the death. Maybe Shaqiri wasn’t doing what the manager asked him to do, so he hooked him. If so, great! He’s the boss and he knows what he’s doing, and it will be good for Shaqiri to reflect on that.

Seeing Chelsea get a draw makes me happy when looking at that league table. We are doing very well indeed. We are defensively strong and there are many more goals to come.

Onwards and upwards!
 
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While I’m here, I’ll add my tuppence worth on Ken Barlow (I haven’t seen Coronation Street for more than ten years).

Wily old fox that one!
 

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Just a quick one on Mo's goal and how small incidents in a game can change it. Assuming each of the mown shaded areas along the pitch are 6 yards long (the penalty area has three). Then when Mo is fouled he is 19 yards from goal. The ref placed the ball about 21 yards out. A Soton player is telling the ref that it was further out. Shaq takes the kick and it hits the underside angle of the bar bounces down back up and Mo taps in. If the ref had have put it 19 yards out where Mo was fouled, Shaq may not have had the distance to get it up and down. It may have gone over the bar or hit the bar and come back out of the area. If the ref had have put it where the Soton player was asking for then Shaq probably would have scored direct.
 

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This feels great the day after! I was a bit underwhelmed watching it because I wanted us to give them a real hammering, but on reflection, what we did was even better. We played two different systems and it was fascinating to see. Four attackers in the first half meant Southampton tried to have a go, and we went 3-0 up. But then in the second half Klopp tightened it up again, in command, by switching the system, and Southampton didn’t have a shot in target until near the death. Maybe Shaqiri wasn’t doing what the manager asked him to do, so he hooked him. If so, great! He’s the boss and he knows what he’s doing, and it will be good for Shaqiri to reflect on that.

Seeing Chelsea get a draw makes me happy when looking at that league table. We are doing very well indeed. We are defensively strong and there are many more goals to come.

Onwards and upwards!
I'm not so sure that the shot at the death was even on target. It looked like it was going wide to me and Alisson just made sure.
 

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Guess who’s back, back again ? Mo Salahs back, tell your friends..... guess who’s back, guess who’s back, guess who’s back.....
About time the media got off his back. Although he's not been prolific this season he has still helped the team. Great to see him back among the goals though.
 

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I’m sure we’ll see a very different team midweek. As for the game. We went about our business with hardly any fuss. I guess that’s what good teams do. Look at all the Man U titles without actually playing decent football. It was always a grinding style almost unwatchable at times. 2 points clear is a great start. Let’s keep it going while we can.
 

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William Roache. Cunt has played Ken Barlow in Corrie for 58 fucking years now. That's a fucking embarrassment if you ask me and I don't even watch the fucking tripe. Bet he can't even remember his real name now the old dickhead.
Haha not even sure what this is about.
 



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Excellent performance and result

Never got out of second gear and could and should have won 6 or 7 nil.

My only disappointment was to see Shaqiri come off at half time. Think we should be rewarding players when they play as well as he did. Don't think Southampton where ever going to cause us an issue so I think we should have let him have 70 minutes so the fans could give him his just reward for a fine performance. What a steal he could prove to be. If he can continue to play like that we have a brilliant addition to the squad for a bargain price. We defiantly lost a bit of attacking energy and impetus when he went off. Obviously we where cruising by that point anyway but I think it would have been better player management to leave him on and sub him later in the game.

What a team we have assembled. We haven't got near playing our best football yet and we are unbeaten and top of the league.

Exciting times ahead.
 

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It's a rare sight to see Klopp substitute at half time. It makes you then wonder if Shaqiri will be placed in the number 10 role again. I think that would be harsh. It was this type of game that had 0-0 all over it after our previous two games. Shaqiri made the game done and dusted before half time.

Sure Southampton gave it a go and got forward a bit but try their attacking threat is dire. I reckon for other home games like Huddersfield and Cardiff at home that will be exactly what we need: sacrifice a bit of defensive solidity for more attacking threat to get infront early. Then we can revert back to our defensive solidity.