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Post match: Liverpool v Arsenal (CS 29/8/20 4.30pm)

Man of the match

  • Alisson

    Votes: 1 2.2%
  • Williams (off 60')

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Gomez

    Votes: 1 2.2%
  • Van Dijk

    Votes: 1 2.2%
  • Robertson

    Votes: 26 57.8%
  • Fabinho

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Milner (off 60')

    Votes: 2 4.4%
  • Wijnaldum (off 92')

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Salah

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Mane

    Votes: 7 15.6%
  • Firmino

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Minamino (on 60', GOAL ??')

    Votes: 21 46.7%
  • Keita (on 60')

    Votes: 9 20.0%
  • Jones (on ??)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Brewster (on 92')

    Votes: 3 6.7%

  • Total voters
    45
  • Poll closed .

Glory2Anfield

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Messages
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The are two sides to the coin, regarding Brewster taking the penalty.

The supporters side. They are pissed , we gave away silverware to Arsenal. many warmed up experienced players could have taken the penalty. We handed the silverware to Arsenal, and gave them a good confidence boost to start the season on a high point.

The opposite side, the LFC club, owner and management side of the coin.

Klopp knew he was putting Brewster on the spot, with no better than a random chance of scoring, I would state it was less then a 50% chance probability, for a player who was cold against a warmed up keeper.

But Klopp took one for the team, not for the team on the pitch, but for the club, for the future youth team. Klopp marked is reputation for the sake of LFC.

By picking Brewster, he advertised and announced to every world class teenager, if you sign for LFC , you will be given a world class opportunity to play and contribute to the first team. LFC will take you and coach you, and you will become all you can be, and that includes opportunity to play in the first team.

To LFC owners and the club, Klopps decision is worth millions. Take Harvey, they say he could be as good as Wayne Roonie . Buying a finished player like Wayne would cost $80 million. Case in point World class Sterling. If you can get youngsters to believe they have a path forward to greatness, they will sign for LFC. How much would it cost to buy Trent, it only took Trent about 1 year, first team experience, to be probably the best wing back in the world.

lfc is all about growing youth through the Academy and organic growth. Some clubs like Barca, buy the finished product aged 26.

If you look at the brilliant youth LFC has signed and the players coming up, they have some brilliant stars. They will be so committed and hungry for the LFC Anfield way. This is why Anfield is a fortress.

From a owners perspective, the shield had little commercial value. But signing a young guy lIke Harvey, or building up Brewster could be worth millions, by saving on transfers, that seem no better than 50% chance of working out.

klopp shouted out to the the world, if you are a great youth player, no club will help you more than LFC .

Klopp took one for the club and the youth. This was why Shankly was so great, He was a club builder.

Klopps Brewster decision, will cause every young player at LFC to give that 10% more , that extra little bit, that will be the difference of making it as a professional. He gives them a belief in something bigger then themselves, that’s how the Anfield fortress was built.
 
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Glory2Anfield

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Messages
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I actually think Brewster should have been brought on just after the 70 min mark.Brewster seems like an ideal poacher.

Arsenal basically parked the bus, playing 5, 4 1, it was so bad , Virgil was running with the ball into the Arsenal penalty box. Clearly trying to pass the ball through the lines to get Salah or Many on goal was not working.

it would have been better to have Salah playing from midfield running through the lines, like Sterling does, have him run pass one Player, Rip open the defensive lines, Salah does a one two with poachers like Brewster, Salah keeps running at full speed Into space and moves on goal, Brewster flicks it back to him. Then Brewster tries to poach from the rebounds and chaos , that the running attackers like, Salah and Many cause.

after playing for 70 minutes trying to pass through the lines, if it is not working for 70, it will probably not work for 90; it’s best to bring on a poacher, who hangs out near the penalty spot, a holding center forward, who can flick the ball on or take pot shots at goal, a bit like Harry Kane

myself I would like to see Brewster stay at Anfield this season and model his game after Poacher Harry Kane,
 
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