I'm glad they put up a fight, made the victory even sweeter. They probably thought they could get a draw, but instead Hodgson got his first (of many) defeats at Anfield!Owl face's pep talk before the match - "come on guys. We have angered football gods by fluking a win against the great Mancity. To avoid the wrath of football gods, we need to fight tooth and nail and win this game. Else we are screwed. Now go and win it."
Nothing else explains them giving their life and soul to win this game. Watch them sleep in the pitch against spurs in their own yard and getting trashed 0-5. Uber c***s them lot.
I wouldn't look too deeply into it, the media just print/post what they think will get the most attention. We're getting back to where we belong.Lot of newspaper articles re:- Mo and penalty calls...I'm sure there's a mathematical solution to him falling (object x speed x velocity)...but now we're onto Klopp....run on the pitch(no action)....and Nuno....run on pitch(sent to stands)...nothing to do with favouritism, I hope, just pathetic jobsworth refs...if Nuno didn't interfere or influence the game...let him enjoy with his team...it shows passion...fgs it was the last few minutes. Now everyone is pointing the finger at JK....feels as if someone somewhere is getting jittery
Good point. I’ve noticed a bit of exasperation creeping in on a couple of occasions where fouls against him have not been given and his head drops a bit. It’s easy for me to say from the comfort of my couch (!) but he needs to play through that.Notwithstanding the fact he got his assist later in the match, I thought his level of play really dropped from about 25 minutes onward, when he got taken down hard with a tackle that was ruled clean - I think it was Tomkins? He seemed to be just getting to another level, had driven with the ball a couple of time in the preceding few minutes, and went really quiet again.
Not really sure what to make of that.
He just needs to realise he’s better that these cloggers. At the minute he is getting bullied, but he’ll get there.Good point. I’ve noticed a bit of exasperation creeping in on a couple of occasions where fouls against him have not been given and his head drops a bit. It’s easy for me to say from the comfort of my couch (!) but he needs to play through that.
My best guess is he will keep chipping away and then something will click and he will have a really big game, the smile will return and it will all seem easier for him. How long that will take is impossible to tell, but hopefully soon.
The numbers suggest otherwise.Zaha would be a great addition .
He’s strong quick and has loads of tricks .
I think he’s a better finisher than Sadio .
Would give us the option of mixing it up a bit .
Zaha left and Sadio on the right could work .
Jurgen seems to like him .
Let’s not dish the lad in case he does end up here
He looks to me like he doesn't fancy the physical stuff and that would be a massive disappointment given the hype surrounding him before he arrived.He just needs to realise he’s better that these cloggers. At the minute he is getting bullied, but he’ll get there.
Back in the day it would have been bedlam on the Kop coming from a goal down and scoring twice in 6 or 7 minutes in such an important game. Yesterday there was a bit of singing straight after the 2 goals but then back to normal. We were attacking the Kop end goal looking for a 3rd to kill the game and there was total silence. Embarrassing tbh.Were you at the game? I'd love to know what others think, particularly those who attended.
Not sure about embarassing but the atmos in the ground wasnt great and you'd expect better for a team going for the title. Overall, I think the crowd transmitted a lot of anxiety throughout the game. I dont know about the pressure getting to the players but it seems to have got to the fans during this game at least. Maybe it was because of the injuries we're racking up and things now looking a tad threadbare?Back in the day it would have been bedlam on the Kop coming from a goal down and scoring twice in 6 or 7 minutes in such an important game. Yesterday there was a bit of singing straight after the 2 goals but then back to normal. We were attacking the Kop end goal looking for a 3rd to kill the game and there was total silence. Embarrassing tbh.
He went to Manure where he struggled, which suggests that he may struggle to take a step up in a bigger team. His own team mate (Hangeland) wrote that heZaha is anything far from lazy. Opposition hate to play him which says how much a threat he is.
Not a team player? How can you be when the rest of the team is defending in their own half? He is tasked with the job of providing an outlet when counter attacking a superior opposition. And he does it really well.
I admit I hate it when he goes down fairly often, in fact it is really frustrating to see him do the job he was assigned to do. Take on the opposition full backs and get the most out of it. He did it very well yesterday, having got Milner off.
I am still not convinced that Zaha is the best option to enforce our attacking options. But he is definitely one of the best in the list of feasible ones.
Compare that to conceding 38 all of last season.Two stats that stun me
The first I would not have believed at the start of the season: We've only allowed 13 goals thus far
And they still didn't win!The second I would not have believed at the start of yesterday's match: 23% of the goals we've conceded were in one match at home against Crystal Palace
Still haven’t forgotten the part Moss played in depriving us of 2 points during last season’s match against Spuds at Anfield.