• This website uses cookies. More information.
  • The This Is Anfield Forums community is moving to a new home. Click here for more information on the transition.

Post Match: Liverpool v Chelsea (EPL 22/7/20 8.15pm)

Man of the match

  • Alisson

    Votes: 1 1.0%
  • Alexander-Arnold [GOAL 37’]

    Votes: 51 52.6%
  • Gomez

    Votes: 1 1.0%
  • Van Dijk

    Votes: 1 1.0%
  • Robertson

    Votes: 12 12.4%
  • Fabinho

    Votes: 2 2.1%
  • Wijnaldum [GOAL 43’, off 66’]

    Votes: 10 10.3%
  • Keita [GOAL 22’, off 66’]

    Votes: 58 59.8%
  • Salah [off 79’]

    Votes: 2 2.1%
  • Firmino [GOAL 54’, off 87’]

    Votes: 28 28.9%
  • Mane [off 87’]

    Votes: 18 18.6%
  • Milner [on 66’]

    Votes: 1 1.0%
  • Jones [on 66’]

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Oxlade-Chamberlain [on 79’, GOAL 84’]

    Votes: 1 1.0%
  • Minamino [on 87’]

    Votes: 1 1.0%
  • Origi [on 87’]

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    97
  • Poll closed .

cynicaloldgit

#MbappéonaBosman2022
Ad-free Member
Joined
Apr 2, 2014
Messages
6,688
Never in doubt.

Champs 5 Chavs 3

It was good to see us snap out of our post-lockdown lethargy and motivate ourselves for the last home game of the season.

A full-strength side (with the obvious exception of Henderson) was good to see, and the boys all performed admirably to see off Fat Frank’s gallant, but ultimately outclassed, rentboys.

We were lucky not to go behind in the opening ten minutes, when Mount headed over while unmarked on the six-yard line, but other than that the visitors didn’t really trouble Alisson until Giroud’s poacher’s finish after the goalkeeper had only partied Willian’s shot on the stroke of half time. Virgil, Fabinho and Robbo didn’t cover themselves in glory tracking back but we’ll let them off on this occasion.

Mo should have had a penalty (how many times have we said that these last couple of years?) in the 13th minute, when Rüdiger clearly stepped straight across him. Since when did “holding your ground” mean taking two steps to your left? Needless to say, our friends from Salford would have got that.

Baby had looked lively, with a couple of nice turns and touches, even before his cracking shot opened the scoring.

Not sure why Bobby looked to square the ball to Sadio a few minutes later when it looked as though the shot was on for the Brazilian.

Brilliant free kick from Trent for the second; I hope he stays with us for life (unlike in Football Manager, where he starts seeking a new challenge after four or five years!) as the boy has all the makings of a true club legend.

Gini scored a cracking volley, after a bit of pinball football in the area, for the third goal- if this is indeed his last home game, he will remember that finish for the rest of his life.

Brilliant cross by Trent and header by Bobby for our fourth- it was great to see our number nine finally get that Anfield monkey off his back in the last home game of the season.

Pity that Mo didn’t have his shooting boots on tonight- he could have bagged himself a hat trick in the first ten minutes of second half alone and looked thoroughly exasperated with himself.

Sloppy defending by Gomez who, up until then, had had a very good game allowed Pulisic to breeze past him and set up Abraham for a tap-in to reduce the deficit to 4-2 on the hour mark and more comedy defending, with Virgil and Joe getting in one another’s way, led to the American making it 4-3 in the 73rd minute.

A fine team move led to Robbo setting up Ox for the fifth; a real pity that we were so sloppy at the back today- which, to be fair, has been the case since the restart- as the scoreline flattered Chelsea enormously.

A fine way to finish the campaign at home then, despite the desperate defending; let’s look to batter the Barcodes in Newcastle on Sunday and then go one better and win ALL of our home games next season.

MOTM: The Krug family, for their stunning 1995 Clos du Mesnil. I’ve had this particular champagne in the cellar for many years, waiting to celebrate when we next lift the title. It was well worth the wait.
 
Last edited:

Alright Now

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 16, 2016
Messages
13,399
Never in doubt.

Champs 5 Chavs 3

It was good to see us snap out of our post-lockdown lethargy and motivate ourselves for the last home game of the season.

A full-strength side (with the obvious exception of Henderson) was good to see, and the boys all performed admirably to see off Fat Frank’s gallant, bug ultimately outclassed, rentboys.

We were lucky not to go behind in the opening ten minutes, when Mount headed over while unmarked on the six-yard line, but other than that the visitors didn’t really trouble Alisson until Giroud’s poacher’s finish after the goalkeeper had only partied Willian’s shot on the stroke of half time. Virgil, Fabinho and Robbo didn’t cover themselves in glory tracking back but we’ll let them off on this occasion.

Mo should have had a penalty (how many times have we said that these last couple of years?) in the 13th minute, when Rüdiger clearly stepped straight across him. Since when did “holding your ground” mean taking two steps to your left? Needless to say, our friends from Salford would have got that.

Baby had looked lively, with a couple of nice turns and touches, even before his cracking shot opened the scoring.

Not sure why Bobby looked to square the ball to Sadio a few minutes later when it looked as though the shot was on for the Brazilian.

Brilliant free kick from Trent for the second; I hope he stays with us for life (unlike in Football Manager, where he starts seeking a new challenge after four or five years!) as the boy has all the makings of a true club legend.

Gini scored a cracking volley, after a bit of pinball football in the area, for the third goal- if this is indeed his last home game, he will remember that finish for the rest of his life.

Brilliant cross by Trent and header by Bobby for our fourth- it was great to see our number nine finally get that Anfield monkey off his back in the last home game of the season.

Pity that Mo didn’t have his shooting boots on tonight- he could have bagged himself a hat trick in the first ten minutes of second half alone and looked thoroughly exasperated with himself.

Sloppy defending by Gomez who, up until then, had had a very good game allowed Pulisic to breeze past him and set up Abraham for a tap-in to reduce the deficit to 4-2 on the hour mark and more comedy defending, with Virgil and Joe getting in one another’s way, led to the American making it 4-3 in the 73rd minute.

A fine team move led to Robbo setting up Ox for the fifth; a real pity that we were so sloppy at the back today- which, to be fair, has been the case since the restart- as the scoreline flattered Chelsea enormously.

A fine way to finish the campaign at home then, despite the desperate defending; let’s look to batter the Barcodes in Newcastle on Sunday and then go one better and win ALL of our home games next season.

MOTM: The Krug family, for their stunning 1995 Close du Mesnil. I’ve had this particular champagne in the cellar for many years, waiting to celebrate when we next lift the title. It was well worth the wait.
Thank you! Save a glass of that for our dinner.
 

Maria

EPL, European & FIFA World club Champions❤✊
Ad-free Member
Joined
Jul 2, 2006
Messages
17,375
We ARe The Champions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!of ENGLAND........................................................EUROPE............................................................THE WORLD!!!

THANK YOU Jurgen and his coaching team, all the lads in the squad, all the staff at Melwood.
 

phil smith

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 12, 2017
Messages
235
Congratulations boys. A great achievement. Well deserved.
Hopefully Jurgen has a good idea what we need to improve next season as nobody ever did any good standing still. Plenty of time to sort out the problem we seem to have conceding stupid goals like we did tonight.
Made up for the lads.
 

macca1970

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 3, 2018
Messages
1,271
Chelsea had all to play for, whereas we've been in celebration mood for past few games.

Five goals, could have had more. Some sloppy errors at the back, but really we should've gone into counter attack mode being three up for the second time in the game. But we kept runners from midfiled getting forward, which meant Chelsea with their wide players could counter attack us instead.

Anyway, I see it as a fun type of game. Five goals and a win, now the trophy we've waited 30 years for.