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Post Match: Liverpool v Bournemouth (EPL 7/3/20 12.30pm)

Man of the match

  • Adrian

    Votes: 3 2.4%
  • Alexander-Arnold

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • Gomez

    Votes: 7 5.6%
  • Van Dijk

    Votes: 12 9.5%
  • Milner

    Votes: 104 82.5%
  • Fabinho

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • Oxlade-Chamberlain [off 84’]

    Votes: 14 11.1%
  • Wijnaldum

    Votes: 6 4.8%
  • Salah [GOAL 25’]

    Votes: 35 27.8%
  • Firmino [off 90+2’]

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • Mane [GOAL 33’]

    Votes: 35 27.8%
  • Lallana [on 84]

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Origi [on 90+2’]

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    126
  • Poll closed .

CanuckoLFC

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Very surprised how quiet Anfield was today, particular after Bournemouth's goal. The crowd must still be digesting the lunch and beer. We need to be vocal and oppressive against the oppositions.

Woke up with a headache this morning due to lack of sleep (kept waking up because I didn't want to miss the game), found out Robbo was left out of the game, but knowing Millie was back for the game, and as today's captain, I was a bit calmer. Getting to hear him talked to the team in a huddle before the match was fantastic.

I had not even had the chance to settled down and then our boys conceded yet another early goal that should not have stood because of Wilson's foul on Gomez. The annoying part was the lack of urgency to defend after the non-call (it appeared that the ref let those pushes go throughout the match). Another bobbled by Adrian from an Ake's header almost turned this home match into a nightmare. Adrian looked nervous throughout the game. He really need to get his act together for the upcoming games.

I like today's pressing game a lot more by our boys. As a result, Mane pick-pocketed Simpson. But what a horrible pass from Mane. Mo worked his magic to draw the game. To be fair, some of the passes from our front 3 to each other were sub-par.

Some of the on the ground passes from Gomez and Fab bypassing Cherries' midfield were amazing. Unfortunately, the Ox or the front 3 were not able to make the most of these precision passes.

My 3 picks:
1. Millie: Millie for the volley (What a cross from Mo!). If only Millie has a good left scoring leg, instead of having to re-adjust his balance and tried with his right. Great game by Millie, attacking and defending. Near the end of the first half, he was tracking back and kept the Cherries attack at bay. Fantastic save from Millie untiring run to the goal line to save us from losing the lead.

2. Mo: Disappointed in some of his pass to Bobby, Mane or Gini. But boy, what a goal he scored from collecting Mane's lousy pass. as mentioned about, also a very nice cross field ball to Millie for a volley attempt. He fought off Fraser(?) to get into the box, then slide the ball to Millie for a cross at the byline. Wonderful stuff. Oh, perhaps he realised that the ref did not call any pushes, he went for a full blown body check near the end of the game!

3. Much harder to pick the 3rd player... Mane, Gini, Ox or Gomez? I am going with Mane, simply because of the winning goal. He had some positive influence to the game, but his passes were really off for much of the game. Nevertheless, it was really nice to watch him and Millie worked so well on the left wing attacking the Cherries. Oh, what a shot from Mane outside the box. Too bad that it hit the crossbar.
 
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Flobs

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I wonder sometimes if TAA is aware of his surroundings. There have been multiple times (not just today) where he leaves the far post exposed to late arrivals. Robbo can be guilty of this as well.
I'm not aware of the situations you mean from today however covering the far post has been a constant problem for us generally because the full backs stay too wide. Gomez was a serial offender when he played RB for example. Even our CBs get pulled out far too easily for my likeing.
Something I really picked up on today was how poor our Zonal marking was after the 1st 20-25 minutes of play. We really do become awful at picking up opposition, players and runners. To add to that our reactions are slow all over the pitch.
Even so I felt in general we were more disciplined today. I'll give more of my impressions later as I'd be interested to hear what others say about what I observed (and keep Jaffod from becoming bored). ;)
 

NZred

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That was closer than it had any right to be.

OX and Milner both brilliant. VVD his usual self. Gomez however looked shakey and TAA got caught out way too far up field on a number of occasions. Fabinho continues to struggle after returning from injury and well taken goal aside, Mane was absolutely terrible. Bobby was completely anonymous and again missed an absolute sitter in front of goal. Mo looked hungry and dangerous.
 

hugo the horrible

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Back to winning ways!
Maybe a bit rough still but a win,and only 3 more required,has to be a plus!
Milly MOTM for me, seems we need him or Hendo out there.
Mo showed a little of Mo,nice to see.
As for Tierney,I don't think I'd better go there,what a pathetic display!
 

Mary Hinge

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Woke up with a headache this morning due to lack of sleep (kept waking up because I didn't want to miss the game)"
Have you ever thought of purchasing one of those new fangled alarm clocks CanuckoLFC, wizard pieces of equipment and come in a variety of colours and sizes to suit your taste?

Guaranteed to have you up for a 7:30am game...……..or even noon if you are so inclined. :cool:
 

Flobs

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Milly definitely was our superhero who saved our footballing lives tonight. The way he ran back to take that ball out of the net was phenomenal. Most of us would have had our hearts in our mouths at that moment in time.
I had my mouth in my bum or something. Just thinking noway is that old fucker going to make it. Don't know where he got those 22 year old legs from but he found them and his old experienced brain gave him the wits to keep the ball out rather than smack it in to the back of the net. Just don't try to imagine the cry of joy that I let out. :ROFLMAO:
 

LFCFFC

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We won, that's all that matters. 3 sexy points.

The scintillating, fluent football will return, but until then we need every ounce of graft and toil to bring us that title. That result gives me a shot of renewed confidence that they're up for the challenge.

Joining the chorus to say that the clear and obvious MOTM was Milner. Ribena are continuing to miss a fantastic marketing opportunity by not associating themselves with the great man more often.
 
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LeoT

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Because of all the talk of shutting down sports events because of CoronaVirus.
That's was a MASSIVE WIN for us.

The quicker we can get this done the better. I think 2 losses for ManC and 1 win for us would be enough to get us a cross the line.

You'll never hear me say these words again....

"C'mon United, C'mon you Gooners"

...Off to wash my mouth out with soap
 

Kazemagicsg

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Milly saved us from having 3 points to a point. Initially was a bit worried when they managed to pass our defence too easily when we are 1 nil down. 3 more wins to no19
 

sportbilly1966

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At this stage I am beyond caring about performance as long as we get 3 points but there are worrying signs
Two central defenders high up marking no one and strikers running behind them
Trent seems offended by opponents changing direction and pace rather than actually defending
Fabinhou needs legs around him ie Henderson
Although I can see klopp reacting to teams playing deep we still lack midfield runners into the box
To break such deep defending team you would need forward making runs , backs making runs and third midfield runner
3 more wins am happy to get them in anyway or shape
Ox and Gini were making runs but weren't seen as our players are taking to many touches to get the ball out of their feet and Mo, Sadio & Bobby just can't pass the ball at the moment.
 

CanuckoLFC

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Have you ever thought of purchasing one of those new fangled alarm clocks CanuckoLFC, wizard pieces of equipment and come in a variety of colours and sizes to suit your taste?

Guaranteed to have you up for a 7:30am game...……..or even noon if you are so inclined. :cool:
I don't think any alarm clock would matter, it's my internal bio clock being all messed up. :sneaky:
 

Jimmyscase

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alaskared

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First 10 minutes felt like what we have been missing, as well as a 10 minute spell around Sadio's ALMOST worldie.
Much better overall, won't be enough for Atletico but at least we remember how to play.

Random: why has Hendo been wearing a coat with "BT" on it? what is that emblem for and why isn't he wearing an LFC coat....like Harry Wilson...
 

indianscouser

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Unconvincing, but got the job done.
Milner is so important to this team.
That clearance was simply brilliant.
3 more wins to seal this.
 

Ray_Chua

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We were way below our best but another 3 points is what matters as mentioned by many here. Milner is 100% MOTM for me. His goal mouth clearance was almost inch perfect else we will be looking at 1 point instead of 3.

Bobby has lost his touches in recent games, and so has Mo. Both were less than impressive. Our back 4 were unconvincing as our defence was sliced open on many occasions.

It seems team below us has learnt a few things about how we played by analysing videos. We were rather "predicatable" with those 'one touch-run forward-lay off-connect' interplay from Mo and company. Very ineffective and resulting in losing the ball for a counter-attack. Not sure I was the only one feeling this way.
 

gasband

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To be fair, look at how many matches our players have played at a very high level. TAA looks lethargic at times but a young man playing at s high level, 90 minutes sometimes twice a week, its understandable that energy level drops. Its not that he is playing badly just not as great at times.

This is also a testament of the great players we have and Klopp and the backroom staff effectiveness. It was easy for Klopp to go buy multiple players with great money and the owners would have supported. But he believes in building a team in a pace that is sustainable. He took a calculated risk, it seems to pay off, we won the CL, we will win the PL and its exciting to see Klopp's plan in the summer to consolidate and expand our capabilities to win even more.
 

LaurazRed

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In general not great but at this stage 3 points is all that matters, good goals. Phenomenal last ditch clearance from Milner. Truly our iron man.
Bring on Athletico Madrid.
 

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Mary Hinge

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This is also a testament of the great players we have and Klopp and the backroom staff effectiveness. It was easy for Klopp to go buy multiple players with great money and the owners would have supported. But he believes in building a team in a pace that is sustainable. He took a calculated risk, it seems to pay off, we won the CL, we will win the PL and its exciting to see Klopp's plan in the summer to consolidate and expand our capabilities to win even more.
Totally agree Gasband. The whole philosophy, supported admirably by the owners, is to build a sustainable long term team. It's not a case of buying expensive players, it's buying the right players, whether they be 7m or 70m.

I'm also keen to see what we do this summer and how we improve a good team even more. Klopp and his staff have had plenty of time to identify where we struggle or are deficient, so the summer transfer window is going to be interesting. Being World, European and hopefully EPL Champions (that all has a good ring to it, doesn't it? :)) will attract many talented players, but what we need are the right players...……...for us, regardless of their value. I don't want the Neymar's and Pogba's of this world, these prima donnas wouldn't fit into our team, they'd ruin the whole project. It's a team, not a collection of talented individuals. I want the Milner's, Henderson's, Firmino's etc, players totally committed to the team...…...but also add players able to offer more creativity in midfield to expose and open these defences that shut us out.

Next season I can see us taking more interest in the domestic cups, hopefully our squad will be a little larger and our boys a year older. What I like about this whole setup is that regardless of the success we are having now, we are building a sustainable team and culture for many years to come. This is just the start, a successful start, but I believe there is much, much more to come.
 

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City beaten! 6 points needed now. City play two more games this week, if they drop more points, we can win the league at Goodison! The blueshite must be shitting themselves now.
 

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Having said that I wasn't going to watch the Manchester derby negatively, I thought I would give it a go and watch in an entirely neutral "what will be, will be" fashion.

That was until Fred was booked for diving in what looked like a stonewall penalty to me. Well I'm not having that. I wanted United to win! I'm not sure I feel too well now. Better have a stiff drink.