Post match: Liverpool v Bournemouth (EPL 9/2/19 3pm)

Man of the Match

  • Alisson

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Milner

    Votes: 2 1.3%
  • Matip

    Votes: 1 0.6%
  • Van Dijk

    Votes: 1 0.6%
  • Robertson

    Votes: 4 2.6%
  • Fabinho

    Votes: 16 10.3%
  • Keita

    Votes: 16 10.3%
  • Wijnaldum [GOAL 33’, off 76’]

    Votes: 83 53.2%
  • Salah [GOAL 47’]

    Votes: 14 9.0%
  • Firmino [off 90’]

    Votes: 9 5.8%
  • Mane [GOAL 24’, off 87’]

    Votes: 10 6.4%
  • Alexander-Arnold [on 76’]

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Origi [on 87’]

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Sturridge [on 90’]

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    156
  • Poll closed .

SithBaare

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It's the bitters and then the scums. These two matches are the must wins. Not that any match isn't a must win now.
 

gasband

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Regarding Keita, it was clear he had a much better game last night but I have seen in other forums over the top and saying that he has arrived. To put it into perspective, if I were to rank every outfield player last night, Keita would be the last couple of players. So he played well but he was easily the "worst of the best". Do not get me wrong, I have said in his thread before that Keita should and will have time to progress, he is young and he has shown before that he is a very good player and Klopp must have seen great qualities in him. If everything proceeds as plan, Keita and Fabinho would be the 2 future stalwarts of our midfield. But I will call it as it is, he is still far away from being convincing. Unlike Fabinho who has gotten better and better as the season goes, Keita even in last night's performance was tentative at times. But I am convinced too that Klopp will get the best out of him and hopefully he will grab these opportunities to play to gain confidence and find his way to fit into Klopp's system just like how our front 3, just like how Gini, just like how Fabinho now have learnt.

Meanwhile.....top of the league...woohoo~~~
 

Ssneo

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Here is my match report from the Kop:

Couple of hours before the game, the message was spreading from Jurgen. Bring your voices, leave your soul on the pitch. Word was go in early, a whole 45 mins early - none of this get to my seat 5 mins before kick off.

And so to our seats - 2nd from the back of the kop - block 305. Its famous.

Flags were out, voices were ready... just needed the spark on the pitch. Jurgen called, we were going to deliver. That was clear.

And so the game unfolded. Block 305 is where many of the chants start, then rest of the kop follows, which then spreads through the stadium... and here I was. It was my first time in this block. A lot of emotion here.

One guy, a few seats away from me, but in the back row - was hitting the steel wall - and to a great beat. The conductor. More on him later.

The performance on the pitch unfolded. Players were up for it. It was clear. The pitch was green, the wind had subsided. The ref would have to be a complete wanker if he was going to screw this up for us - let’s not give him the chance.

And so our voices and souls - we conquered all of Europe, si senor, calm as you like, marching in etc etc - block 305 gave it all the first half - led by the conductor.

They delivered on the pitch, with the help of 50000 souls that Jurgen had asked for.

Half time, no reception - what were the other scores. Should I cash out my stingy 3-0 bet? Phone not connecting. Go in to the stand and see the other scores - none of them meant anything. Well, Everton were losing - but it meant nothing.

2-0, let’s finish this. 2nd half starts.

3-0. Easy.

Then the conductor starts. Si senor - it went on and on and on and on - could you hear it?

It was 10 minute transient chant. Our souls were singing, shouting, sending a message. Even the conductor stopped probably because his arms got broken - but the kop carried him - and he continued. This was relentless from us.

My mates in other stands heard it. It was a significant moment. Really significant. Collective energy, belief, and will power.

We’re never going to stop. But it was si senor. Bobbys song requested from Klopp. It was splendour. It really was.

And the game finished.

So Jurgen, do we go collect our souls that we left on the pitch?

No you don’t need to, because by giving, you receive. An old proverb I’m sure.

And I leave anfield again - but I think it’s different this time.

I know our club has something magical about it, which is why I’m with it... but it’s hsppening now. It’s awake, alive, and becoming almighty.

The players need us... it’s clear.

Ask the conductor.
You my Friend, left a tear in my eye.
 

Semmy

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Here is my match report from the Kop:

Couple of hours before the game, the message was spreading from Jurgen. Bring your voices, leave your soul on the pitch. Word was go in early, a whole 45 mins early - none of this get to my seat 5 mins before kick off.

And so to our seats - 2nd from the back of the kop - block 305. Its famous.

Flags were out, voices were ready... just needed the spark on the pitch. Jurgen called, we were going to deliver. That was clear.

And so the game unfolded. Block 305 is where many of the chants start, then rest of the kop follows, which then spreads through the stadium... and here I was. It was my first time in this block. A lot of emotion here.

One guy, a few seats away from me, but in the back row - was hitting the steel wall - and to a great beat. The conductor. More on him later.

The performance on the pitch unfolded. Players were up for it. It was clear. The pitch was green, the wind had subsided. The ref would have to be a complete wanker if he was going to screw this up for us - let’s not give him the chance.

And so our voices and souls - we conquered all of Europe, si senor, calm as you like, marching in etc etc - block 305 gave it all the first half - led by the conductor.

They delivered on the pitch, with the help of 50000 souls that Jurgen had asked for.

Half time, no reception - what were the other scores. Should I cash out my stingy 3-0 bet? Phone not connecting. Go in to the stand and see the other scores - none of them meant anything. Well, Everton were losing - but it meant nothing.

2-0, let’s finish this. 2nd half starts.

3-0. Easy.

Then the conductor starts. Si senor - it went on and on and on and on - could you hear it?

It was 10 minute transient chant. Our souls were singing, shouting, sending a message. Even the conductor stopped probably because his arms got broken - but the kop carried him - and he continued. This was relentless from us.

My mates in other stands heard it. It was a significant moment. Really significant. Collective energy, belief, and will power.

We’re never going to stop. But it was si senor. Bobbys song requested from Klopp. It was splendour. It really was.

And the game finished.

So Jurgen, do we go collect our souls that we left on the pitch?

No you don’t need to, because by giving, you receive. An old proverb I’m sure.

And I leave anfield again - but I think it’s different this time.

I know our club has something magical about it, which is why I’m with it... but it’s hsppening now. It’s awake, alive, and becoming almighty.

The players need us... it’s clear.

Ask the conductor.
Thanks for this. Wife is going to London in April for work. Going to piggyback on this one, take the train a day early, tour and watch a match. It’s calling. Am going to find a ticket. Bucket list stuff and she gave me the nod to do it. Anfield is calling me. Will be tears of joy
 

redbj

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Well, as a manager, in the pure description of what a manager is ( someone who manages) he has got a good arguement to make about being the best, but what is undeniable, is hisfit for this club....it’s hard to picture a better fit anywhere at club football in the world.....

Maybe simeone at atleti is a decent shout, I’m sure there are others out there.....mourinho at chelsea was a perfect fit.......
 

Quagmire81

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I want to see Gini(us) start every game til the end of the season he's becoming such a vital cog in klopps system by now. Also it's nice to see the set up most of us predicted would be the starting three in midfield at the start of the season, Fabinho, Kieta and Gini starting to click. It was such a dominating performance from these lads and give so muchhope for the future as they can easy be the main guys for the next 3-4 years!

Personally I was glad to see our front three set up back to normal, with salah and mane out wide and our own bobby up front. They played some stunning football and the link up between firmino and salah for the third was just out of this world. Si senor that was a tasty set up from our number nine, almost telepathic like. when two players click like that it's just pure magic and unstoppable.

Robertson and milner supported rest of the team perfectly with their endless running is also really important for our game. James is something else isn't he, pure captain material and such a inspiration for rest of the squad, I imagine players like Gomez and TAA is learning so much from him about what it means to be true professional in this game. I sure hope they adopt his attitude. Also nice to see TAA hasn't lost his touch in his little cameo, could have got himself a goal. his reading of the game, his first touches, his runnings and so on is unique for such a young player, he also got this clamness to it aswell. Not that people didn't know already but this boy is really special so glad to see him back.

All in all fucking nice to see us back on track with a comfortable win, last two games was painfull to watch, so many negative/disapointing feelings from the past started to show it's ugly face within but got hammered out of existence by this world class Klopp side. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart, I love Liverpool FC !!
 

RedTideCT

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Made up with that. Right back at it. Three points clear, now let’s see what happens tomorrow.

I gave my MOTM to Keita. I’m making a distinction between absolute and relative MOTM. Absolute is the best player on the day, and that was Wijnaldum. But I’m inventing something here - and why not, I’m a grown man posting on a football message board!

Relative MOTM.

Relative to the level someone has been playing, then if they suddenly show big improvement, they could be up for the relative MOTM. It’s definitely a bit more subjective, but it allows me to give the MOTM to Keita. He did well through the middle, and hopefully this game represented a little corner being turned for him. He can still do a lot better, if what we saw at Leipzig is anything to go by, but today put a little marker down for the rest of the season. Well done Naby.
Great distinction between Absolute and Relative MOTM. K8a may not have been Absolute MOTM, but at least he's starting to show how to get value-for-money for 50+-million.
 

Stanley DK

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Here is my match report from the Kop:

Couple of hours before the game, the message was spreading from Jurgen. Bring your voices, leave your soul on the pitch. Word was go in early, a whole 45 mins early - none of this get to my seat 5 mins before kick off.

And so to our seats - 2nd from the back of the kop - block 305. Its famous.

Flags were out, voices were ready... just needed the spark on the pitch. Jurgen called, we were going to deliver. That was clear.

And so the game unfolded. Block 305 is where many of the chants start, then rest of the kop follows, which then spreads through the stadium... and here I was. It was my first time in this block. A lot of emotion here.

One guy, a few seats away from me, but in the back row - was hitting the steel wall - and to a great beat. The conductor. More on him later.

The performance on the pitch unfolded. Players were up for it. It was clear. The pitch was green, the wind had subsided. The ref would have to be a complete wanker if he was going to screw this up for us - let’s not give him the chance.

And so our voices and souls - we conquered all of Europe, si senor, calm as you like, marching in etc etc - block 305 gave it all the first half - led by the conductor.

They delivered on the pitch, with the help of 50000 souls that Jurgen had asked for.

Half time, no reception - what were the other scores. Should I cash out my stingy 3-0 bet? Phone not connecting. Go in to the stand and see the other scores - none of them meant anything. Well, Everton were losing - but it meant nothing.

2-0, let’s finish this. 2nd half starts.

3-0. Easy.

Then the conductor starts. Si senor - it went on and on and on and on - could you hear it?

It was 10 minute transient chant. Our souls were singing, shouting, sending a message. Even the conductor stopped probably because his arms got broken - but the kop carried him - and he continued. This was relentless from us.

My mates in other stands heard it. It was a significant moment. Really significant. Collective energy, belief, and will power.

We’re never going to stop. But it was si senor. Bobbys song requested from Klopp. It was splendour. It really was.

And the game finished.

So Jurgen, do we go collect our souls that we left on the pitch?

No you don’t need to, because by giving, you receive. An old proverb I’m sure.

And I leave anfield again - but I think it’s different this time.

I know our club has something magical about it, which is why I’m with it... but it’s hsppening now. It’s awake, alive, and becoming almighty.

The players need us... it’s clear.

Ask the conductor.
I have only one dream!
To stay at the Kop and see our boys, and feel it in my bones and body... One day I hope, one day!!
Thank you for this Red_jedi, you give me goosebumps :well done::wave:
Y. N. W. A
 

WooltonRed

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I’m sitting here on Sunday morning, just watched MOTD again and listening to Si Senor, over and over again, to the annoyance of my wife! It’s brilliant and infectious! We need a few more chants like this for the the run in, so get composing people!!
Now, can I have my bacon butty please?
 

Jimmyscase

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Great distinction between Absolute and Relative MOTM. K8a may not have been Absolute MOTM, but at least he's starting to show how to get value-for-money for 50+-million.
'Relative' could also apply to his performance relative to the player who left the club who played roughly as many times last season as Naby this season in midfield -Emre Can. Keïta has got much more in his locker.
 

Dane

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Everything about that 3rd goal was class.
Mane digging out that pass to Keita from a tight space, the through ball from Keita, fantastic awareness and great touch from Firmino, and finally fantastic levels of anticipation, great control and a cool headed finish from Salah.

Haven't seen any UK TV coverage of the game, watched it at work on BeIn.
But if that was either Manc club, or Harry fucking Kane was involved, Tyler, Keys, Gray and all the other tossers would still have their trousers round their ankles with their cocks in hand 16 hours later.
 

Iluvatar

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Everything about that 3rd goal was class.
Mane digging out that pass to Keita from a tight space, the through ball from Keita, fantastic awareness and great touch from Firmino, and finally fantastic levels of anticipation, great control and a cool headed finish from Salah.

Haven't seen any UK TV coverage of the game, watched it at work on BeIn.
But if that was either Manc club, or Harry fucking Kane was involved, Tyler, Keys, Gray and all the other tossers would still have their trousers round their ankles with their cocks in hand 16 hours later.
Just like if Pogba had scored the one Gini did there would be a days holiday granted for all of the world and several hours of montages on Monday night football.
 

TAA-Team

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That Mane goal just eased any nerves that we may have had after a couple of draws.

Once in front though, everything seemed to click. If I was being over-critical it would have been nice to smash them 5 or 6 to help the GD.

But three points is the most important factor here, back to you City....
 

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Well, we'll all have to face the horribly truth - that's the truth that most of the media kingdom believe and report - that we at LFC should give up the fight for champions of the Premier League because Citeh have by far the better team and squad in the whole known universe. DISCUSS - if you can :J
 



vzok

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Everything about that 3rd goal was class.
Mane digging out that pass to Keita from a tight space, the through ball from Keita, fantastic awareness and great touch from Firmino, and finally fantastic levels of anticipation, great control and a cool headed finish from Salah.

Haven't seen any UK TV coverage of the game, watched it at work on BeIn.
But if that was either Manc club, or Harry fucking Kane was involved, Tyler, Keys, Gray and all the other tossers would still have their trousers round their ankles with their cocks in hand 16 hours later.
Is that how he normally does the commentary? Might explain why he shouts out “And it’s live!”
 

sms1986

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Jürgen Klopp declared himself delighted with the performance of his side as Liverpool returned to winning ways – and the top of the Premier League – with a commanding 3-0 triumph over AFC Bournemouth at Anfield.

The Reds reclaimed first spot in the standings courtesy of a ruthless display in which Sadio Mane set them on their way to victory with a header midway through the first half.

Georginio Wijnaldum overcame illness to take his place in the starting line-up – and marked his return to action with a lobbed finish to make it 2-0 shortly after.

Mohamed Salah put the seal on a fine afternoon’s work when he swept in at the conclusion of a slick move having been teed up by Roberto Firmino’s sumptuous backheel.

It was a result that sent Liverpool three points clear at the division’s summit having played the same number of fixtures as Manchester City in second – and afterwards, Klopp was effusive in his praise for the performance of his players.

On his satisfaction at the end of the game…

Not only at the end, the whole game was good. It was a difficult game, we all saw the situations when Bournemouth could play, could use their speed, could use their good offensive organisation. In all the other moments we played a really, really good game. Counter-pressing-wise, it was the best for a while. It was outstanding, which for us is always a sign for a really good game. It was a good moment to get it back. Offensively, it was creative, it was with power and speed, offering runs even if you don’t get the ball. Be a bit wild offensively, force them into difficult situations and use it then. All the goals were brilliant. It was just a really, really good game and a very deserved three points.

On how much of a step up it was from the previous two matches…

We are very self-critical. It was clear we were not happy with the two performances. There were always reasons for it. We cannot speak too much about that in public because it sounds like we’re going for excuses. We are not. But the analysis must be sensible, you have to talk about the right things with the boys and we did that. We knew about our situation and we knew we were not happy with our performance in the last two or three games. Still you can win a game or draw it because of different reasons – but we don’t want to come through somehow in the game. We want to play convincing football, we want to perform. That was the reaction we wanted to show today, for us. The boys did that in an outstanding manner and so I’m really happy.

On the bravery of Liverpool’s passing and runs…

That was really, really important. We have to learn a lot and we have to adapt to a lot of situations. It’s not a big problem having three, five or seven points in the lead. It’s not a big thing. But we have to learn. I’m 51, for me it’s not a problem to have my own opinion. I’m not on social media, I don’t read a lot, but of course it’s difficult if everybody is talking about the boys in a special kind [of way]. For us, it’s only important what we think and what we can make better and what we have to improve. That was a very good sign today. We wanted to show a reaction today – that was obvious. We had difficulties before the West Ham game, with Hendo out, Gini out, Millie was not in the team hotel because he was ill but he played. We didn’t perform that well and people were talking about him. Last night, Gini was not in the team hotel because he had pretty much everything you don’t want to have the night or two nights before a game. That’s the news you get in the morning before the last session of the week. Then, after another couple of hours’ sleep he said he felt really good and he thought he could play. But the doc said he is still infectious, so stay away. So I was only concerned today when he scored a goal and everybody gave him a hug, to be honest! I’ve said it a few times and it’s always difficult to talk about that – because people think about why I have to mention it – but these players, the character and mentality of these boys, is the only reason why we are where we are. In moments when you don’t get a result, people doubt that immediately. It’s the world, it’s predictable, but it’s still not true. We can always use the character and attitude of the boys, that’s what we did today. Combined with their outstanding football skills, we can win football games and we will win football games. How many, we will see, but we will try everything.

On the character of Wijnaldum to produce the performance he did after illness…

It is the same as you would say about Millie’s character, only nobody spoke about it. I heard some people were very critical of Millie’s performance last week, which is just a joke, to be honest, after all the fantastic games he played. Gini, it was obvious he was very, very good today. That’s how the boys are and that’s brilliant, absolutely brilliant. Hendo trained twice and what the medical department said to him is in the first session you trained with 70 per cent and in the next one with 85. Try to do that! It means not making 100 per cent sprints, but [he said] ‘No, no, it’s all fine, I will do it.’ That’s why we didn’t bring him [in] today because he couldn’t really train. Trent trained twice after four weeks out and it was good that we could bring him [on]. You could see immediately what a fantastic player he is. Today was again a day where the boys were in a shape where they could really show that we can play a little bit of football, so I am really happy for them.

On Mohamed Salah’s goalscoring record…

The record is really good, but the performance was brilliant. He was pretty much undefendable. It was an outstanding game; it was just exactly the football he is able to play and what we want him to play. Very, very involved in all the things, not only in the scoring moments, in the build-up situations as well. Sometimes dropping a bit, not really deep but in the half-spaces, staying wide and all that stuff. That’s exactly how he has to play and he did it in an outstanding manner. The goal he scored, I don’t think you’ll find a lot of players who do what Bobby did in that moment. Most of them would try to shoot and get blocked, but he did that little, little pass and then Mo is obviously a pretty cool finisher.

On the fantastic atmosphere generated by the supporters…

How can you compare a crowd when you play 1-1 against Leicester and then 3-0 against Bournemouth? That’s just not fair, what do we expect? That they go completely mad in the 1-1 on a snowy pitch where the game is not fantastic football? Where all the circumstances are more for the team with less possession. That’s just not fair. We never spoke about that, we are 100 per cent sure about, and convinced about, our supporters. They are outstanding, they are the other reason why we are where we are, why the home record is like it is. If we had to play in a stadium where it is pretty silent, we cannot play that football. They are all on their toes, they know about the job and they do it and I am really proud of the whole performance today.

 

jaschwilli

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From a different angle that pass from Keita is something else ......


The way he bends the ball around the defenders from distance and into Firmino’s path is an incredible skill. Talk about opening up a defence!

you could also see, that once Bobby backheels the ball to Salah, Virgil started celebrating the inevitable which had to follow. Love that!