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Post match: Liverpool v Genk (UCL 5/11/19 8pm)

Man of the match

  • Alisson

    Votes: 10 11.9%
  • Alexander-Arnold

    Votes: 13 15.5%
  • Gomez

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Van Dijk

    Votes: 6 7.1%
  • Milner

    Votes: 4 4.8%
  • Fabinho

    Votes: 22 26.2%
  • Wijnaldum [GOAL 14']

    Votes: 11 13.1%
  • Keita [off 74']

    Votes: 12 14.3%
  • Oxlade-Chamberlain [GOAL 53', off 74']

    Votes: 67 79.8%
  • Salah

    Votes: 7 8.3%
  • Origi [off 89']

    Votes: 10 11.9%
  • Robertson [on 74']

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Mane [on 74']

    Votes: 1 1.2%
  • Firmino [on 89']

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    84
  • Poll closed .

Magnus

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Performance was fine, another day we'd have scored five and it would have been a fantastic performance.

I'll take the points. We top the group and it's in our hands to finish there.

Job done.
Agreed, I don't understand those who claim this was an average performance. It was decidedly average in terms of effectiveness in front of goal, but otherwise, we created heaps of chances, which you will never do if the performance is average unless you play a dog-shit bad team, and Genck is not dog shit but a champions league opponent .
But sure, effectiveness in front of goal will be a worry when we play Man City. We need to be lethal then.
 


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Ox building very nicely, indeed.

Keita stepped up from last time (admittedly from a very low starting point).

Mo had some razzle in his feet, just needs the dazzle.

We clearly played within ourselves.

All in all, not a bad Tuesday night, although I'm already pining for GBBO.
 



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Not a classic but 3pts is 3pt and top of the table.
Made slight heavy weather of it by being sloppy at both ends of the pitch but good to see AOC with another goal.
 

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3 points, top of the group, but still not convincing. Defensively we make awful mistakes and Klopp won't be happy. Villa and now Genk, we conceded goals from set pieces. Easy goals.

This game explains why Lovren is preferred to Gomez. Joe was all over the place today.
TAA is just a fanstastic footballer, his passing is on par with de Bruyne.
VvD still has not reached the heights of last season.

In midfield AOC is clearly improving, the goal and those amazing runs /looks like he has rattlesnakes in his legs, speed, power and explosion/,
Keita was also very good, but looked tired after the 65th minute.

Fabinho played one of his poor games in a LFC shirt, a lot of misplaced passes, seemed too relaxed and not concentrated and his man /Samatta/ scored for a corner for Genk.

Salah is struggling at the moment, while Divock's display and Mo's form must be a sign that this team needs more competition in certain positions - Werner is definitely and interesting answer /has a release clause is 27 mln. pounds/.

Milner was ok, good offensively, but struggled defensively. Problem is that today we had no other options, if Klopp wanted to rest Robbo. Matip is injured and Lovren needed a rest /he struggles when he has to play 3 times a week/, so the only option to partner Virgil was Joe and that is why the club had to sign a sepcialist full back during the summer. Hopefully Clyne will be ready in January and he is a decent defensive option.

Win our next game and Juergen can play the kids vs. Red Bull.
 



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My 3 votes:
1. Ox: Saved our bacon (different animal there, haa!) and put us top of the group. The only blemish was his positioning and commitment when Genk scored. Did really well throughout the game, plenty of attacking attempts.
2. Fab: Controlled the midfield and stifled most Genk attacks. A couple of times the crowd were screaming be aware and lost the possession.
3. Keita: Excellent supporting role in forwarding and defending positions.

Watched the game with crunch fists. Not sure why it got so nervy, even with the control and possession. Whenever Genk attacked us, my body moved with the ball movement. Extremely nervous with Genk free kicks and corners: They were overloading the far post in many cases. It was just so wide open. Luckily for us that Genk did not make the most of it.

Can breathe again until Sunday.
 

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Agreed, I don't understand those who claim this was an average performance. It was decidedly average in terms of effectiveness in front of goal, but otherwise, we created heaps of chances, which you will never do if the performance is average unless you play a dog-shit bad team, and Genck is not dog shit but a champions league opponent .
But sure, effectiveness in front of goal will be a worry when we play Man City. We need to be lethal then.
I think it's more of a build up to our previous games, where we make it extremely hard on ourself to get the job done.
Today was the perfect day to kill the game by 60 mins, remove Salah, fab and ox and keep them fresh for the Sunday. In fact, robbo mane and bobby shouldn't have been needed.
 

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No one can tell me that City wasn't in the back of our players' heads, this is exactly the kind of must-win game against a supposedly small club before the massively important league game that even world-class teams often tend to struggle with. Had we taken our chances better this would/shoud have been over after the first half.
Alisson and Ox share MOTM for me
 
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I think it's more of a build up to our previous games, where we make it extremely hard on ourself to get the job done.
Today was the perfect day to kill the game by 60 mins, remove Salah, fab and ox and keep them fresh for the Sunday. In fact, robbo mane and bobby shouldn't have been needed.
fair enough, but as I said, when you create this much, and if you are this creative in terms of creating goal scoring opportunities, I feel and indeed think, it is a bit unfair to label it average. Our strikers lethality is a big worry of course, but we rocked this game untill Genck threw everything forward the last 10 min, they are not a bad team after all, just in comparison to us, so they were always able to create a few chances. But sure, we need to score a lot more from our chances, but we wouldn't have created that many if this was a bad game.
 

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Agreed, I don't understand those who claim this was an average performance. It was decidedly average in terms of effectiveness in front of goal, but otherwise, we created heaps of chances, which you will never do if the performance is average unless you play a dog-shit bad team, and Genck is not dog shit but a champions league opponent .
But sure, effectiveness in front of goal will be a worry when we play Man City. We need to be lethal then.
I think we just have high standards. If you objectively compare tonight with United's performances in the Europa league so far, we look by far the better team, but compare to what we've been treated to under Klopp in the last couple of seasons, it was underwhelming and frustrating.

We got the job done, but sure we have to be better in the next match.
 

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Phew! Job done.
Gawd! We don't half make it hard for ourselves. This should have been a better game where we should have put the game to bed. We played brilliant at times and at other times very average.
Mo really frustrated me, he is not scoring where he should be, he has missed so many sitters in past games, not sure if he is mentally tired or he is distracted outside of football or whatever. He is worrying me at the moment.
AOC and Keita were fantastic tonight and Fabinho was great controlling the midfield.

Anyhow, my theory is, perhaps we were conserving energy for the City game on Sunday and were trying to slow the game down and control it at our steady tempo. Hope you know what I mean here.
Genk were going to throw everything they had at us, but we lapsed concentration at times. We were saved by our excellent GK.

We got the crucial 3 points which relieves the pressure for the next Champions league games, which is all that matters. So, I am happy

However, we got to be more clinical in our EPL campaign as well.
 

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I think we just have high standards. If you objectively compare tonight with United's performances in the Europa league so far, we look by far the better team, but compare to what we've been treated to under Klopp in the last couple of seasons, it was underwhelming and frustrating.

We got the job done, but sure we have to be better in the next match.
I can certainly agree with that, although I want to note that it is rare, even under Klopp, that we create this much. Even rarer is it that we don't score from those chances though, so yeah, all in all, I cannot but agree.
 



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Are you allowed to agree and then disagree? :)
You absolutely are ! :) Sorry for my previous rant, I have nothing against you, I just couldn't cope very well with what you said in that other thread. I am not malicious and I won't keep grudges and take those stark disagreements over to an entirely other thread :) I will try to show you why I think you are wrong considering that other thread another day, but not tonight.
Have a nice evening, Flobs !

Edit: Misunderstood you, but never mind. We are also allowed to agree and disagree on this :D
 

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Got the result that mattered, no injuries, good game time for Ox, Nabby and Div.
I just worry about us defensively, we give up soft chances and don't look secure under set pieces. I can see why Gomez is 4th choice to be brutality honest.
 

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You absolutely are ! :) Sorry for my previous rant, I have nothing against you, I just couldn't cope very well with what you said in that other thread. I am not malicious and I won't keep grudges and take those stark disagreements over to an entirely other thread :) I will try to show you why I think you are wrong considering that other thread another day, but not tonight.
Have a nice evening, Flobs !
"I'm going to kill you - but not tonight." In the nicest way possible ;)
 



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Strange game. The three points are in the bag, which is all which matters in the end, but I can't help feeling that our lads weren't at their best tonight. A stronger team would have made short work out of our feeble and poorly coordinated defence.

For the next game, many regulars will come back into the side. It will obviously be needed, as the team which starts on Sunday will have to play three levels above the one tonight.

Bottom-line: not very impressive, but job done.
We've been hearing that almost from day one and to date we have faced Leicester and all the rest of the top 6 bar City plus two good teams in Europe (yeah we lost against Napoli) and we clear at the top of the Prem and our group. At some point maybe we ought to think we do just what we have to do to win. This team is a ruthlessly efficient warhammer, not an effortless looking rapier.
 

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Made hard work of that. Dominated possession, wasted numerous chances and yet Genk were in the game right to the end. Defence was dodgy tonight, is there any communication along that back four? I thought Gomez was poor, if Lovren performed like that, the screams on here would be unbearable.
Job done though, top of the group, bring on City.
 

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Naby getting very good minutes under his belt,first half was nice to see him skip past a few,nice passes whilst sprinting back to cover a few times,much more confident,my motm.
Agreed. Had he managed to take one of his chances, but otherwise played exactly the same perhaps he'd be getting a lot more recognition tonight.

I gave my votes to Naby, Ox and Trent, who made some key interceptions and gave good support going forward.
 

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Trent’s defending alarms me at times. His winger seemed to get lots of space tonight. He needs to be much tighter on Sunday.