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POST MATCH: Liverpool v Arsenal (EPL 29/12/18 5.30pm)

Man of the Match

  • Alisson

    Votes: 2 1.0%
  • Alexander-Arnold

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Lovren

    Votes: 1 0.5%
  • Van Dijk

    Votes: 2 1.0%
  • Robertson [off 82’]

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Fabinho

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Wijnaldum [off 76’]

    Votes: 40 20.5%
  • Shaqiri

    Votes: 1 0.5%
  • Salah [GOAL 45+2’]

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Firmino [GOAL 14’, GOAL 16’, GOAL 65’]

    Votes: 146 74.9%
  • Mane [off 61’, GOAL 32’]

    Votes: 2 1.0%
  • Henderson [on 61’]

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Lallana [on 76’]

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Clyne [on 82’]

    Votes: 1 0.5%

  • Total voters
    195
  • Poll closed .


lfc.eddie

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It's so hard not to get carried away. So so hard.
I have been waiting for 28 years. Can the wait be finally over ?
That itself should help you not get carried away. I am happy, but not getting carried away with our position right now. Unlike last season where the closest rival is on double digit to claw back to get close to City, ours are just a couple of games away from them breathing down our neck. I still don't know how these boys handle pressure. Having said all that, judging by how we came back after conceding today, it shows the character we have and how we are going to handle setbacks - by becoming Hulk and smash the fuck out of the opponent. That for me is very promising, but still not going to get carried away, not yet. 28/29 years of my life waited to feel like a kid again, I had it once 13 years ago when we lift the Champs League, so I am going to keep myself in check till it's mathematically impossible for us not to win it!
 



lfc.eddie

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Couldn’t watch live (damn weddings!)
Watched highlights then full rerun
Great posts here
All I can add beyond what you’ve all said is that pass from Robbo to Mo for the third / wow
Gave MOTM to Ginl - he was a man among men today and ruled
Happy new year all
Download Navixsport on your phone and you’ll never miss a game, not even your own wedding.... i
 

Uberkoen

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I have to say though, our fans are still keeping rather quiet about the whole thing. We're enjoying the ride but not getting ahead of ourselves. I guess lesson learned from the Rodgers campaign a few years ago. If I remember correctly around this we'd had already started singing the now you're going to believe us song.
 

lfc.eddie

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I have to say though, our fans are still keeping rather quiet about the whole thing. We're enjoying the ride but not getting ahead of ourselves. I guess lesson learned from the Rodgers campaign a few years ago. If I remember correctly around this we'd had already started singing the now you're going to believe us song.
The man in charge also has a hand in keeping the fans grounded. He didn’t walk around puffing out his chest and say “Outstanding” at every turn. Keep saying we have a long way to go and just be happy with where we are now, and the need to improve still.
 

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It was a fine effort but not even goal of the day. Camarasa’s goal for Cardiff was simply breathtaking.
I agree, the Firmino 2nd goal was more about totally destroying the self belief of Arsenal more than it's style. With the talk of how fragile Arsenal defense is, they thought they got it right when they scored early, as you can see Emery high fiving everyone. And if the equalizer within minutes was demoralizing, the 2nd goal destroyed their self belief and confirmed every self doubt they had before the match. Emery face after the 2nd goal, was "we are in deep shit"
 



Nur der BvB09

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I have to say though, our fans are still keeping rather quiet about the whole thing. We're enjoying the ride but not getting ahead of ourselves. I guess lesson learned from the Rodgers campaign a few years ago. If I remember correctly around this we'd had already started singing the now you're going to believe us song.
Resultswise this is The greatest Liverpool side seen in our Lifetimes and still we or most of us Keep distance with that song.
IMO stay behind the Team no matter how it Ends is the most important Thing.
They will Need us to push them over the line once it matters and i think it ll be often the case as it was yesterday.
We ll stay positive but i ve done it and sung it on my own;NOW you gonna beleave US...:celebrating:
 



Uberkoen

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Resultswise this is The greatest Liverpool side seen in our Lifetimes and still we or most of us Keep distance with that song.
IMO stay behind the Team no matter how it Ends is the most important Thing.
They will Need us to push them over the line once it matters and i think it ll be often the case as it was yesterday.
We ll stay positive but i ve done it and sung it on my own;NOW you gonna beleave US...:celebrating:

haha. I have too but I wouldn't do it in public!
 



costared

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Just when I thought Firminho was struggling to find top form he comes up with a hat trick. The second was a bit special.
I think the fact that none of our defenders had outstanding games goes to show that Arsenal are a decent attacking team . I think we will have to be a bit more solid against City as I am pretty sure they will get their confidence back against Southampton.
More brainless comments from pundits about penalties. A foul is a foul , if it stops a player from getting a shot off or playing the ball in any way it is a pen, end of.
 

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I am going praise Olivier, Salah is badly (as in crap) tackled twice and though it’s soft, if he doesn’t nibble that second time Oliver probably doesn’t give it, same with the Newcastle on earlier in the week, it’s needless and it’s impeding the player.
Every bit of punditry (bar Lee Dixon) i’ve seen have been in complete agreement it was a 100% nailed on penalty. I don’t know why it’s even being discussed. He had two nibbles at the back of Salah and got nothing of the ball.

The Lovren one is dubious, but he shouldn’t be charging into him like that. They are rarely given, but would be a foul anywhere else on the pitch.

The thing about Oliver is that, while he is still prone to brain farts, at least he is physically fit enough to keep up with play. He is always in the right position to make a decision. Contrast with someone like John Moss, who would have been on the halfway line, blowing out of his arse.
 

Stanley DK

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What the hell was happening here? Why was Sokratis was having a go at Mo. Our Virgil stepped in as well. I loved the way, our players look out for one another. Our Virgil is going to make a great leader one day and I would not be surprised if he becomes manager after he retires from playing football. He is a very charismatic and formidable personality.

He is WORLD CLASS :well done:
 

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Now that's a game the Mem and I are going to watch again tonight. And with Aldo's commentary it will be extra sweet.

The only disappointment on the night was that we conceded a goal, the first time this season that we've actually been behind at Anfield, but the response was truly magnificent.

In the past we probably would have gone to pieces. But last night, it just made us angry, and you really, really don't want to make us angry. We simply blew them away. I was surprised that in the end we only scored five goals. It could have ended up in double figures.

MOTM is a difficult pick, what with so many outstanding performances from the likes of Mané, Wijnaldum, Virgil, Robbo, Mo etc. etc. but in the end chose Bobby Dazzler for recapturing his mojo.

 



The Elusive 19th

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I recorded this game. On that goal. From the time he picked up the ball in midfield to his shot was at most 5 touches. The more you see it, the more you realize just how fucking goooooooooooood this goal is. Strolled right through.
Hence I am saying that this should be one of the contenders for Goal of the season. Its clean, class and pure magic.
 

Nur der BvB09

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what a match
9 points behind tottenham and 7 poin behind citeh (if they win)
:think:
Now that's a game the Mem and I are going to watch again tonight. And with Aldo's commentary it will be extra sweet.

The only disappointment on the night was that we conceded a goal, the first time this season that we've actually been behind at Anfield, but the response was truly magnificent.

In the past we probably would have gone to pieces. But last night, it just made us angry, and you really, really don't want to make us angry. We simply blew them away. I was surprised that in the end we only scored five goals. It could have ended up in double figures.

MOTM is a difficult pick, what with so many outstanding performances from the likes of Mané, Wijnaldum, Virgil, Robbo, Mo etc. etc. but in the end chose Bobby Dazzler for recapturing his mojo.

Let s Play FIFA19 with Bobby against kids
Leno s reaction after the ball went in Looking in the wrong direction is even better
 

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Here's my report from the Kop:

Well, an hour before Kick Off we were nestled into Hotel TIA where Jamie Webster was warming us all up with that lovely VVD song, some bloke running down the wing and something about conquering all of europe.... It was very good.

As I dropped my son off to the Annie Road end, Wolves had equalised against our nearest rivals - Spurs, yes Spurs who really can't be our rivals but yes they are - well for a week or so. Then as we started walking towards the Kop - Wolves had taken the lead. My kid daughter who is now 19 just had this glint in her eyes - "Its Happening". Yes, that one.

By the time we walked pass the Hillsborough memorial, Wolves had scored a 3rd and pretty much guaranteed a win, against our nearest rival spurs.
Yes, Spurs.

All day, all I heard is how Arsenal were there for the taking, and we would smash them and win comfortably. Maybe, I'm too old - but I wasn't having it. Maybe, I listen too much to Jurgen too. Any win would do, but this was going to be tougher than we thought. We don't do things in a straightforward way, we are Liverpool.

In we go to find our seats - stadium buzzing. You could smell it. "Its Happening". Yes that smell.

My friend had earlier sent me a link about a Guardian Podcast from about a month ago where Barry Glendenning (one of their chief writers) was saying that City will win the league by 15 points and we will finish below Arsenal. If you want a laugh, worth a listen.

Anyway, match starts and somehow Arsenal score. There was a momentary silence, then we all found our voices again. We are going to score, lets do this. "Its Happening".

And then, bang bang. A blurry few minutes, but Bobby has scored twice. The first had a bit of luck, the second was just pure Kung Fu in the way Bobby does.

Yes, it is happening, right in front of us. I had a bloke next to me who was complaining about every single misplaced pass, or even if it was not the pass he thought we should make - I think he has gotten into this habit of complaining - I know he didn't mean it. Because then we had the 3rd and that followed with another penalty. We get loads at Anfield don't we. It's Happening.

Half time I went for a quick beer and watched the goals again on the telly. Wow. Bobby's goal. And Salah's pen was a pen all day and night long. You could see it in everyone eyes, smell it in the air, feel the momentum. It is most definitely on.

2nd half came and went - some new songs were tested out - I liked the Fabinho one - "He's Tall, He's Red. He scores with his Bald head. Fabinho"

We got another pen. Salah gives it to Bobby, who secures the match ball.

Hendo took a wild shot - and we all start asking "What the Fucking Hell was that" - Hendo raises his arms to apologise. That is Kop humour in case anyone doesn't get it. We wouldn't have sung that if it were 1-1.

And so the match ends.

As I walk out to our meeting point, I think of Origi and 96th minute, Allison and he's numerous saves - Brighton, Everton, Burnley etc, Sturridge and Chelsea, Mahrez penalty heading for the moon. All teams have a slice of luck - damn City had loads last year - how many injury time winners?

But its happening, everyone senses it, feels it, knows it and sees it. But let's listen to Jurgen and take it one at a time. 2018 has been remarkable, and this team is the real deal. We are Liverpool.
 

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Re-watched the highlights this morning, gets better and better. Some utterly fantastic performances. Looks like our front line is clicking into gear and I feel we have more to come. Bobby bow son, that was a master

When we went a goal down for the first time I didn’t think o fuck the run ends, neither did the team.

You look at the games after City and they are what I’d call winnable. Win at City and I think we will ride the wave of Euphoria, Pride, Passion, I run out of superlatives to no.19.. 13/14 was fantastic but it was an attack based on quick sand in defence.. this team has everything. 7 goals conceded it’s unbelievable how good that is.

Not yet, but soon to be heard.. Now you will fucking believe us!