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Post match: Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle

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JustHitMyHead

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There are a lot of great no. 9 around the world, and quite a few of them are better than Bobby, but I can't think of anyother player who can do what he does.
There isn't a player I would swap Firmino for, bar none.

To Klopp's credit, I doubt any other manager out there would have recognized it anf build an entire offense around him.
What's your definition of better then, if they can't do what he does?
 


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I am still a little bit nervous about the high line and the ball over the top. We are vulnerable there against a better team I think but I am really nit-picking here.

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Same for me. I wonder how we'll do at Naples. If there is any weakness there, Ancellotti and his boys will ruthlessly exploit it. Last year, they owned us completely in that corresponding fixture. Let's see how we cope with them this time around.
 

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Same for me. I wonder how we'll do at Naples. If there is any weakness there, Ancellotti and his boys will ruthlessly exploit it. Last year, they owned us completely in that corresponding fixture. Let's see how we cope with them this time around.
Insigne did that in the pre-season friendly as well. Trent was playing if I remember correctly and that side of the pitch was pretty exposed. Not a good game of reference given it was pre-season and we were tweaking the system, but shouldn't be ignored as the personnel would be same.
 

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How I hate international breaks; our first match back is always a slow start. And how I hate early kick-offs; the atmosphere is flat and it takes a while for our players to rediscover their rhythm. So, the first match after an international break and an early kick off, the perfect storm. Apart from anything else, there is too little time for the ritual pre-match snifters, and way too much time for the habitual post match libations.

After a bit of a hiccup, it turned into a well deserved victory, no thanks to andrea "penalty, what penalty" marriner. He is either one of the most inept referees in the league or he's as bent as a nine bob note. Not one fifty-fifty call went our way; he let the barcodes get away with murder e.g. Matip's penalty shout, and Fabian Schär's two footed lunge on Mané.

It's a pity there isn't some sort of technology whereby a match official could view match footage to provide a way for "clear and obvious errors" and "serious missed incidents" to be corrected.:unsure:

Sadly, it probably won't happen in my lifetime.:rolleyes:
 

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How I hate international breaks; our first match back is always a slow start. And how I hate early kick-offs; the atmosphere is flat and it takes a while for our players to rediscover their rhythm. So, the first match after an international break and an early kick off, the perfect storm. Apart from anything else, there is too little time for the ritual pre-match snifters, and way too much time for the habitual post match libations.

After a bit of a hiccup, it turned into a well deserved victory, no thanks to andrea "penalty, what penalty" marriner. He is either one of the most inept referees in the league or he's as bent as a nine bob note. Not one fifty-fifty call went our way; he let the barcodes get away with murder e.g. Matip's penalty shout, and Fabian Schär's two footed lunge on Mané.

It's a pity there isn't some sort of technology whereby a match official could view match footage to provide a way for "clear and obvious errors" and "serious missed incidents" to be corrected.:unsure:

Sadly, it probably won't happen in my lifetime.:rolleyes:
Had to search “bent as a nine bob note.” Live and learn (y)
 



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How I hate international breaks; our first match back is always a slow start. And how I hate early kick-offs; the atmosphere is flat and it takes a while for our players to rediscover their rhythm. So, the first match after an international break and an early kick off, the perfect storm. Apart from anything else, there is too little time for the ritual pre-match snifters, and way too much time for the habitual post match libations.

After a bit of a hiccup, it turned into a well deserved victory, no thanks to andrea "penalty, what penalty" marriner. He is either one of the most inept referees in the league or he's as bent as a nine bob note. Not one fifty-fifty call went our way; he let the barcodes get away with murder e.g. Matip's penalty shout, and Fabian Schär's two footed lunge on Mané.

It's a pity there isn't some sort of technology whereby a match official could view match footage to provide a way for "clear and obvious errors" and "serious missed incidents" to be corrected.:unsure:

Sadly, it probably won't happen in my lifetime.:rolleyes:
Mane was very fortunate not to have his leg broken despite having two goes at it the Newcastle player didn’t even get a yellow useless Marriner he was right there. Just like the Matip foul in the penalty area stonewall penalty and again Matip very lucky he didn’t have a back injury the way he landed on it! What is the point of VAR?
 

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Mane was very fortunate not to have his leg broken despite having two goes at it the Newcastle player didn’t even get a yellow useless Marriner he was right there. Just like the Matip foul in the penalty area stonewall penalty and again Matip very lucky he didn’t have a back injury the way he landed on it! What is the point of VAR?
They're aware that intervening in the way VAR should and has been used in other countries and competitions was going to create huge waves. The referees' original on-field decisions are being broadly followed unless there's been a clear and obvious factual error. Penalties given where there was absolutely no contact are overturned. It"s not going to work the other way round very often this season.
 

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Very happy with the result despite conceding very early on. I felt we were lucky they blazed over their chance to equalise for 2-2.
Overall can’t really complain with 5/5 wins plus Man City dropping another 3 points is icing on the cake!
 



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Back in London before flying back to Singapore Tomorrow. Cannot believe i got the chance to watch Liverpool at Anfield again albeit paying 140 GBP on a 9 pound face value ticket haha. Grateful always for people like us getting to enjoy Anfield, I came back this time with us newly crowned European champions. Next time, it would be coming back to us being the Kings of the League. YNWA.
 

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Who's better than Bobby, what a player, he was sublime, had Newcastle at 6's and 7's

One of the best players in the world on current form. Completely transformed our attack as soon a he came on.

Everyone else did their job and Norwich gave us an added bonus too. All in all a great weekend for the club. Scary for the rest of the League when you think we haven't even hit our best form yet.
 

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Because we are lucky to be having many players performing at levels so close it's getting difficult to choose. Love it when we are struggling to decide who was the best for a game. I found Robbo very very good this game as well.
Robbo has been averaging 8.5/10 for the past year.
Very very few games when he hasn't been at a top level.
His consistency amazes me.
He is my favorite player in this team.
If he adds goals to his game, he could go down in the footballing history as one of the greatest LB ever. He is that good.
 



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Mane was very fortunate not to have his leg broken despite having two goes at it the Newcastle player didn’t even get a yellow useless Marriner he was right there. Just like the Matip foul in the penalty area stonewall penalty and again Matip very lucky he didn’t have a back injury the way he landed on it! What is the point of VAR?
It's there to overturn "clear and obvious errors".

I didn't see any errors on Saturday. I don't think Marriner made any mistakes. He did what he intended to do. Give us feck all. He was looking directly at the Matip and Mané incidents. He decided that they weren't punishable. That's not an error. That is being unfit to do the job or blatant cheating.




Back in London before flying back to Singapore Tomorrow. Cannot believe i got the chance to watch Liverpool at Anfield again albeit paying 140 GBP on a 9 pound face value ticket haha. Grateful always for people like us getting to enjoy Anfield, I came back this time with us newly crowned European champions. Next time, it would be coming back to us being the Kings of the League. YNWA.

Have a safe journey home @gasband. Glad that you got to see us win and stay top of the league. YNWA
 

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Back in London before flying back to Singapore Tomorrow. Cannot believe i got the chance to watch Liverpool at Anfield again albeit paying 140 GBP on a 9 pound face value ticket haha. Grateful always for people like us getting to enjoy Anfield, I came back this time with us newly crowned European champions. Next time, it would be coming back to us being the Kings of the League. YNWA.
I am glad you enjoyed your visit and this is not in any way directed at you as I know it's the only way a lot of fans can get in to see us these days, but you should be reporting that to the club. The £9 initiative was designed to get young, local fans into Anfield. If those tickets are being touted on at ridiculous prices it's something the club should know about and try to stop. There were only 51,000 in the ground on Saturday. That's 3,000 spare seats, one of which could have gone to you at face value if the system hadn't been completely ruined by out of control touting.
 

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It's there to overturn "clear and obvious errors".

I didn't see any errors on Saturday. I don't think Marriner made any mistakes. He did what he intended to do. Give us feck all. He was looking directly at the Matip and Mané incidents. He decided that they weren't punishable. That's not an error. That is being unfit to do the job or blatant cheating.
Excellent post. Excellent analysis of whats staring us in the face. VAR will not favour Liverpool in any given disputable decision whilst incompetent or dare I say it biased officials are in charge of our games. Saturdays lack of decision is a microcosm of what to expect again, season after season. To compete we simply have to be maybe 10% better, thats just to compete.
 



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I am glad you enjoyed your visit and this is not in any way directed at you as I know it's the only way a lot of fans can get in to see us these days, but you should be reporting that to the club. The £9 initiative was designed to get young, local fans into Anfield. If those tickets are being touted on at ridiculous prices it's something the club should know about and try to stop. There were only 51,000 in the ground on Saturday. That's 3,000 spare seats, one of which could have gone to you at face value if the system hadn't been completely ruined by out of control touting.
Is there a way to report this? I do think this should be stopped but unless the club can find a way to stop this reselling and invalidate the tickets and at the same time make it easier for foreigners to have access to some fairly priced tickets too, the demand will always be there.

Honestly I am reluctant to buy from this guy and I only I wanted the ticket a day before I arrive in Liverpool. I was trying to get face value tickets on here and toutless which I got lucky last time round but not this time round. Even toutless people are offering me "friendly" marked up prices as they probably realized how big the demand is.

The guy I got from, he was dealing and passing tickets to 60 parties in Liverpool on Friday itself, imagine that, I asked him how, but he says thats how it is. The hotel I stayed in, the fellow guests I know from Holland and Russia all paid resellers to get their tickets.

For out and of towners and foreigners like us, its almost impossible to get tickets normally unless we pay for, to me, even more ridiculously priced hospitality tickets, i mean, how expensive can food be at Hilton that it would cost 290 pounds plus a ticket of course.

And not every foreigner is rich, U know of some amongst my friends who had to forgo other stuff and save an entire year for the trip.

Maybe there could be limited reduced hospitality or seats for foreign fans as the stadium expands? I don't know, as much as Liverpool FC is local, its no longer just.

Maybe food for thought, but as with most businesses or sports, local considerations should be priority of course.
 

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How I hate international breaks; our first match back is always a slow start. And how I hate early kick-offs; the atmosphere is flat and it takes a while for our players to rediscover their rhythm. So, the first match after an international break and an early kick off, the perfect storm. Apart from anything else, there is too little time for the ritual pre-match snifters, and way too much time for the habitual post match libations.

After a bit of a hiccup, it turned into a well deserved victory, no thanks to andrea "penalty, what penalty" marriner. He is either one of the most inept referees in the league or he's as bent as a nine bob note. Not one fifty-fifty call went our way; he let the barcodes get away with murder e.g. Matip's penalty shout, and Fabian Schär's two footed lunge on Mané.

It's a pity there isn't some sort of technology whereby a match official could view match footage to provide a way for "clear and obvious errors" and "serious missed incidents" to be corrected.:unsure:

Sadly, it probably won't happen in my lifetime.:rolleyes:
Ref could not have had a clearer view of it either. Thats a straight red and potential serious injury if he makes contact.
 

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It’s a good point about the referee bias trumping potential VAR review. When you win 3-1 it doesn’t make your blood boil, at least not for me, but the day is coming when we will drop points because of it. I can’t decide to what degree it’s incompetence, and what degree it’s a subconscious bias against the better team, to try to even things up a bit. I can’t believe it’s active cheating, as if it is, we have a much bigger issue.
 

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Is there a way to report this? I do think this should be stopped but unless the club can find a way to stop this reselling and invalidate the tickets and at the same time make it easier for foreigners to have access to some fairly priced tickets too, the demand will always be there.

Honestly I am reluctant to buy from this guy and I only I wanted the ticket a day before I arrive in Liverpool. I was trying to get face value tickets on here and toutless which I got lucky last time round but not this time round. Even toutless people are offering me "friendly" marked up prices as they probably realized how big the demand is.

The guy I got from, he was dealing and passing tickets to 60 parties in Liverpool on Friday itself, imagine that, I asked him how, but he says thats how it is. The hotel I stayed in, the fellow guests I know from Holland and Russia all paid resellers to get their tickets.

For out and of towners and foreigners like us, its almost impossible to get tickets normally unless we pay for, to me, even more ridiculously priced hospitality tickets, i mean, how expensive can food be at Hilton that it would cost 290 pounds plus a ticket of course.

And not every foreigner is rich, U know of some amongst my friends who had to forgo other stuff and save an entire year for the trip.

Maybe there could be limited reduced hospitality or seats for foreign fans as the stadium expands? I don't know, as much as Liverpool FC is local, its no longer just.

Maybe food for thought, but as with most businesses or sports, local considerations should be priority of course.
Great post and I hope the club can sort something for the OOT fan.

We are a special club. The lifeblood is the local fan and on top of that, we have a massive global fan base. It shouldn’t be beyond the club to make a portion of the tickets available at a fair price to foreign fans.

We are top class on the pitch and off the pitch in so many ways, but the touting aspect seems like a throwback to days gone by. There are secure electronic systems, apps and so on, to massively upgrade that side of things... if the will from the club is there.

PS - it could be a real plus point to the club, given our working class roots. Imagine if the powers that be decided on a goal that no one would pay more than face value for the ticket and then worked to solve the problem.
 
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Just to inform you all despite my slightly down beat fashion portrayed in my posts I am in fact extremely impressed and pleased with our form. 5 games 5 wins. a magnificent set of players.
This chat about VAR was starting to get to me but then I thought, alls going well, we'll deal with any problems when they come. As it is I just feel our lads will just jump back after any hiccup they are all just sooo good even Gini and Klopp seems to have everything under controll, Long may it last! :)
 



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How I hate international breaks; our first match back is always a slow start. And how I hate early kick-offs; the atmosphere is flat and it takes a while for our players to rediscover their rhythm. So, the first match after an international break and an early kick off, the perfect storm. Apart from anything else, there is too little time for the ritual pre-match snifters, and way too much time for the habitual post match libations.

After a bit of a hiccup, it turned into a well deserved victory, no thanks to andrea "penalty, what penalty" marriner. He is either one of the most inept referees in the league or he's as bent as a nine bob note. Not one fifty-fifty call went our way; he let the barcodes get away with murder e.g. Matip's penalty shout, and Fabian Schär's two footed lunge on Mané.

It's a pity there isn't some sort of technology whereby a match official could view match footage to provide a way for "clear and obvious errors" and "serious missed incidents" to be corrected.:unsure:

Sadly, it probably won't happen in my lifetime.:rolleyes:
Schär is a clueless donkey imo, he has the tendency to make this kind of things. Pity, because he has some talent (I once saw him as a top prospect... :rolleyes::cautious:). But sadly, he hasn't the brains to go with it, meaning that he'll always remain a second-zone footballer.

I'd wish that the FA harshly punished him retrospectively for this, as it would be nothing less than what he deserves, and a good example for others tempted to follow suit. But of course, they won't do anything, as always...
 

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Is there a way to report this? I do think this should be stopped but unless the club can find a way to stop this reselling and invalidate the tickets and at the same time make it easier for foreigners to have access to some fairly priced tickets too, the demand will always be there.

Honestly I am reluctant to buy from this guy and I only I wanted the ticket a day before I arrive in Liverpool. I was trying to get face value tickets on here and toutless which I got lucky last time round but not this time round. Even toutless people are offering me "friendly" marked up prices as they probably realized how big the demand is.

The guy I got from, he was dealing and passing tickets to 60 parties in Liverpool on Friday itself, imagine that, I asked him how, but he says thats how it is. The hotel I stayed in, the fellow guests I know from Holland and Russia all paid resellers to get their tickets.

For out and of towners and foreigners like us, its almost impossible to get tickets normally unless we pay for, to me, even more ridiculously priced hospitality tickets, i mean, how expensive can food be at Hilton that it would cost 290 pounds plus a ticket of course.

And not every foreigner is rich, U know of some amongst my friends who had to forgo other stuff and save an entire year for the trip.

Maybe there could be limited reduced hospitality or seats for foreign fans as the stadium expands? I don't know, as much as Liverpool FC is local, its no longer just.

Maybe food for thought, but as with most businesses or sports, local considerations should be priority of course.
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I don't blame you but £140 for a £9 ticket is taking the absolute piss.