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POST MATCH: Liverpool 3-1 Manchester United (EPL), Sunday December 16th 2018, 16:00

MOTM

  • ALISSON Becker

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Nathaniel CLYNE

    Votes: 4 1.9%
  • Dejan LOVREN

    Votes: 3 1.4%
  • VIRGIL Van Dijk

    Votes: 2 1.0%
  • Andrew ROBERTSON

    Votes: 10 4.8%
  • Gini WIJNALDUM

    Votes: 4 1.9%
  • FABINHO

    Votes: 128 61.5%
  • Naby KEITA (Off 70)

    Votes: 1 0.5%
  • Sadio MANE - G (Off 84)

    Votes: 6 2.9%
  • Roberto FIRMINO

    Votes: 12 5.8%
  • Mo SALAH

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Xerdan SHAQIRI - 2G (On 70)

    Votes: 38 18.3%
  • Jordan HENDERSON (On 84)

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    208





Glory2Anfield

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Someone in the management coaching team has been allowed to step up and take care of the timing, that split 1 or 2 second in game play that has been missing all season. But since the last 3 games, LFC has connected so quickly, its like they have 14 players on the field playing against 11.

Brilliant play, LFC played football that could beat any team. LFC as a team played completely outstanding football,this is what we have been waiting for all season and for many years.

Man united are a great football team, ( hate to say) they are very difficult to beat unless they play bad. Look how dangerous they looked on every break.

But LFC walked all over them, it was so one sided and much more then any other team has done . LFC played brilliant.

Best Christmas gift this year , Merry Christmas to all
 



ILLOK

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Love how much better we are at breaking sides down this season. We're so much more dangerous in wide areas than last year that we don't have to rely on counter attacking so much. And not a Coutinho in sight.

Great win again for the reds and glad to see everyone contributing. Not his biggest fan but to see Clyne getting plaudits is a really fantastic sign, we keep rotating or having to pick genuine squad players and they're dropping in and playing to the standard required.

We've hit form at a really good time, these are some of our trickiest fixtures left so if we can get to the FA cup game and still be ahead/just behind City we will be in a very decent position.

Up the reds.
 

RodM

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Have to say that I enjoyed the second half more than the first. Glad to see this fixture out of the way and 3 points will do nicely, thanks.

I thought it was a good team performance against a side that doesn't want to play. No criticism of any of our players - even the goal conceded. Allison made a mistake but coped well after.

MotM for me is Clyne. We need a strong squad to cover injuries and he came in put in a solid professional display. I could not ask more from a player.

Looking forward to the Wolves game. I think they will be well up for it.
 

big noyd

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when fabinho got dispossessed early on & set them on what for them amounts to a counter attack, it reminded me of firmino in his first few appearances for rodgers. just a little too relaxed coming onto it. but he was class after that, especially on that ball to mane for the first goal. impressed with his assertiveness in moving himself into threatening positions in the final third, clever player

that there'd be space for shaq was pretty evident. well he made the most of it. a difference maker as we say in MAGAland

wijnaldum wasn't as good as he was against napoli, but in 10 years show somebody the last two matches and see what they think of #5 in red. thought atkinson let them off with a ton of nibbling at him as well

mane took his goal well, ran at them the entire game, and put the ball in a dangerous area for shaq's first. big performance. bob was magnificent in the first 20 minutes

another solid performance from lovren. clyne was also good. we'll be needing them

robertson's delivery wasn't great, but i would guess he completed the most passes of anyone on the pitch & he defended wonderfully. van dijk was flawless again. would still take our keeper too

couldn't help but expect the stultifying worst against that dogshit and this was hell of a result
 

Red Armada

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Apart from winning a final and those special European nights no win tastes sweeter. Should have scored more, should have made it easier but it really doesn't matter. Being top of the league after beating the mancs feels so gratifying.

Shaqiri is turning out to be an ispired signing and I'm glad to have been proven massively wrong about him. The real star though was Fabinho, who was immense from start to finish. Special kudos to Clyne too, first appearance after so long and he played his heart out.

19 points ahead of them now.
 
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MarlboroMan

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A thrilling match, finally right? We definitely out-classed them, out-worked them and really everything in between. Dominated them from, I want to say start to finish but we had a liny bit of trouble after we conceded that fluky goal, with a record 36 shots to their 6.
Fabs was just fabulous, a classy performace nipping in and winning the ball with tackling and dinking balls over the United defense. Gini running all over stamping his authority on the match and Robbo flying down the left wing unopposed. Then there was Mane causing them lots of problems and Shaq Attack came on and scored the winner and the icing on the cake! Good performance and more proud of the way we didn't drop our heads too long after conceding but standing up to the challenge and go for the win. That's a Championship level of character. 19 points ahead of the scum by mid December, bloody good stuff.
 



Jimmyscase

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Toe-to-toe with City, throwing punches at each other, landing jabs, hooks and uppercuts. This is going to go all the way down to the wire if both sides continue the way they are. Now we can afford to play for a point at the Etihad, but by the looks of it, with full team we can hurt anyone in the world, let alone the league.

We were in total control, we bossed them from start to finish and they have no answers for us at all. Bear in mind this is our makeshift back 4! Their goal came from a simple mistake by a formidable pair of hands, luck wasn't on his side today. Other than that, they hardly troubled our keeper and that is down to our midfield today. Keita provide the pressing source while Wijnaldum playing the supporting role well in the midfield 3. The man who shines today is Fabinho. Look at his lob to Mane for our first goal. The man has a great eye for a pass. Then check all his tackles and interceptions. Immense would be an understatement to describe him, classy midfielder.

Then we have our front 3. United defended well against Salah, while Firmino still seeking his last season form, that left Mane free to be a menace against their back 4. He was all over, and he took on defenders and drive towards goal. They have no answer for him. That's why it's either him or Fabinho to get my man of the match vote.

Klopp saw what needed to be done and put in Shaqiri, and boy did he make a difference. Scored 2 deflected goals, and if you don't hit it, it won't happen.

Superb display in a very difficult condition and a team parking the bus with giants heading the ball out. Comparing this side to the 13/14 side, this side has far more confidence and control. Very happy with how we have progressed. We are definitely going places with Klopp at the helm.

I give my Man of the Match to Fabinho!
Boxing comparison I was going to make had the bout last night in mind. But Fielding's from Liverpool so that wouldn't have fit.
 

bazza66

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Oooh, that's gotta hurt



Not so smug now, eh?




Fuck off you double breakfast, greedy little twat, and the horse you rode in on


I'll have consonant, consonant, vowel...


It's going to spell W.I.N.N.E.R

Oh, fuck NO! - W.A.N.K.E.R.


Time to pull the trigger, Ed.
Look, there he is over there, the little shit-coat twat!


 

Maria

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He won't outstay his alloted time and we won't see him mourning for all the glory of yesteryear from the directors' box. He has a huge range of possible life choices outside football including eg political office.
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He won't outstay his alloted time and we won't see him mourning for all the glory of yesteryear from the directors' box. He has a huge range of possible life choices outside football including eg political office.
I feel we are blessed to him as our manager. He has worked so hard to get our mediocre team with 2-3 star players in the team to a European Champioms league level and at a competitive level and it is not easy in the EPL.
 



big noyd

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I was another underwhelmed at our purchase of Shaqiri, but perhaps he said it best in his moments-ago interview. At Stoke it was harder to show his qualities because the team spent so much time defending the ball. I'll use that as my excuse.
love the guy, that was one hell of a self-centered answer though. and he bugged his eyes at the suggestion that he had a 'free role'

lol
 

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on Sky Sports: "They are the strong team, but it's hard to concede two goals in the moment we conceded and the way the goals happened.
"Our difficult moment was the first 20 minutes. We couldn't cope with their fantastic intensity and pressing, but then we were quite calm and it was controlled.
"They became really frustrated when their centre-backs came forwards and fired shots into the stands - that was the period when it was more in control.
"There were two easy goals for Shaqiri and because of the deflections there was no chance.
"If you speak about fortunate you speak about their second and third goals."


And the only Man Utd goal, Jose....
 



IndredCold

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First of all, a massive sigh of relief that we were able to get this one over the line. I was bricking it before this game like at no other time this season. Because no matter how good we are, no matter how shit they are, no matter how everything seems to align in our favour, these cunts always manage to get the result against us. And after Allison spilled that ball...well no need to reminisce now.
Collosal result and performance, and it shows that we can handle the pressure too, since City have already played their game. 14 wins and 3 draws to start the season is an absolutely phenomenal return, almost too good to be true. And it may still not be enough at the end. Really boggles the mind.
But at the moment, I am going to love every minute of this!
Cheers!:)
 

basil1492

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Haven't read through this yet but what a game. Total dominance and apart from an unusual goalie mistake they wouldn't have had a sniff. Definitely can't remember Becker making a save. Another bizarre situation is having someone scoring the winning 2 goals and not be in my top 3 players that game. Robbo and Mane were brilliant but had to give MOTM to Fabinho who totally controlled the midfield. Even then Wini and Firmino were up there with Shaq.

If someone said we'd be top of the league at this stage and 19 points ahead of Utd at the start of the season i'd have asked what they'd been taking/drinking. Unbelievable that 6 points from the next 2 "easier" games would see us on 51 at the halfway mark. On target to beat last years record if that happens.