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Post match Liverpool v Barcelona (UCL 7/5/2019 7.45pm)

Man of the match

  • Alisson

    Votes: 72 27.3%
  • Alexander-Arnold

    Votes: 76 28.8%
  • Matip

    Votes: 43 16.3%
  • Van Dijk

    Votes: 32 12.1%
  • Robertson [off 45’]

    Votes: 34 12.9%
  • Fabinho

    Votes: 69 26.1%
  • Henderson

    Votes: 48 18.2%
  • Milner

    Votes: 34 12.9%
  • Shaqiri

    Votes: 31 11.7%
  • Mane

    Votes: 37 14.0%
  • Origi [GOAL 7’, GOAL 78’, went off at some point)

    Votes: 96 36.4%
  • Wijnaldum [on 45’, GOAL 54, GOAL 56’]

    Votes: 82 31.1%
  • Gomez (on something or other)

    Votes: 32 12.1%
  • I think Sturridge came on at the end.

    Votes: 26 9.8%

  • Total voters
    264
  • Poll closed .

PeachesEnRegalia

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The idea that needing to find three goals against Ajax is harder/better than needing to find four against Barca. Fuck me.
And keep them from scoring. This is a really underrated aspect of our comeback win. Barca are one of the most formidable attacking teams in the world, with two of the most prolific strikers in the world, and we prevented them from grabbing a single away goal that likely would have killed the tie.

Spurs’ comeback was impressive and fun to watch, but let’s stop with the false equivalencies.
 








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I'm having problems with Youtube - no sooner had I uploaded the video than it was blocked for copyright reasons. :unhappy:
And TIA site restrictions mean that I can't post the file as media here direct from my own website.
If it's ok with you, can I pm you a direct link to the file?
Yes you can thanks.
 

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Any of you experts can tell me who is the youngster with glasses standing next to Origi on the right please, at 1:16 seconds onwards? He doesn't look like player I recognise.

I have to say, this is my favourite moment of the night, players and fans singing together on this memorable night.
 



William Clarke

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Any of you experts can tell me who is the youngster with glasses standing next to Origi on the right please, at 1:16 seconds onwards? He doesn't look like player I recognise.

I have to say, this is my favourite moment of the night, players and fans singing together on this memorable night.
Yeah, my eyes were all teary watching it. Fantastic night all round.
 

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Any of you experts can tell me who is the youngster with glasses standing next to Origi on the right please, at 1:16 seconds onwards? He doesn't look like player I recognise.

I have to say, this is my favourite moment of the night, players and fans singing together on this memorable night.
It could be Mark Leyland who's a post-match analyst.
 

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That really was an odd 4-0 game. Liverpool clearly outplayed Barcelona, who in the end just did not attack much - their best spell of pressure came in the first 20 minutes. While LFC produced some periods of solid pressure, it is hard to call that dominance. The early goal created an ascendant feel and built belief, however that was actually a fairly balanced half. The second half is odder still, because I think we only got 6 total shots on goal in the half, two goals from the one really good spell of pressure in the half. Not surprising that the balance shifted after aggregate 3-3 and defence became more important, but statistically it is hard to see how that became a 4-0.
 



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That really was an odd 4-0 game. Liverpool clearly outplayed Barcelona, who in the end just did not attack much - their best spell of pressure came in the first 20 minutes. While LFC produced some periods of solid pressure, it is hard to call that dominance. The early goal created an ascendant feel and built belief, however that was actually a fairly balanced half. The second half is odder still, because I think we only got 6 total shots on goal in the half, two goals from the one really good spell of pressure in the half. Not surprising that the balance shifted after aggregate 3-3 and defence became more important, but statistically it is hard to see how that became a 4-0.
You could make similar arguments about the first leg.
 

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In the match highlights videos that I’ve seen, when we’ve scored the first after seven minutes they show Messi and he looks almost resigned to Barca’s fate. If you look around the team there’s nobody geeing the side up or rallying them like Jordan and Virgil do to our lads.
 



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In the match highlights videos that I’ve seen, when we’ve scored the first after seven minutes they show Messi and he looks almost resigned to Barca’s fate. If you look around the team there’s nobody geeing the side up or rallying them like Jordan and Virgil do to our lads.
It was because they thought themselves so superior after beating us 3-0 at their place. We really surprised the hell out of them the way we flew at their defence. They're not used to teams attacking them like we did, so it put them right on the back foot.
 

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That really was an odd 4-0 game. Liverpool clearly outplayed Barcelona, who in the end just did not attack much - their best spell of pressure came in the first 20 minutes. While LFC produced some periods of solid pressure, it is hard to call that dominance. The early goal created an ascendant feel and built belief, however that was actually a fairly balanced half. The second half is odder still, because I think we only got 6 total shots on goal in the half, two goals from the one really good spell of pressure in the half. Not surprising that the balance shifted after aggregate 3-3 and defence became more important, but statistically it is hard to see how that became a 4-0.
It was a truely weird game. I'm sure I saw Alisson on the half way line and Matip and VVD well into Barça territory even at 3-3. We destroyed them mentally and physically. Their efforts seemed to become haphassard 'still dangerous mind as it's hard to predict in those circumstances). The only conclusion I can come up with is we were out to win outright and avoid extra time.