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Post match: Liverpool v Leicester (EPL 5/10/2019 3pm)

Man of the match

  • Adrian

    Votes: 8 4.3%
  • Alexander-Arnold

    Votes: 14 7.4%
  • Lovren

    Votes: 49 26.1%
  • Van Dijk

    Votes: 9 4.8%
  • Robertson

    Votes: 10 5.3%
  • Fabinho

    Votes: 11 5.9%
  • Milner [GOAL 90+4']

    Votes: 98 52.1%
  • Wijnaldum [off 78']

    Votes: 2 1.1%
  • Mane [GOAL 40']

    Votes: 142 75.5%
  • Salah [off 90+1]

    Votes: 2 1.1%
  • Firmino [off 78']

    Votes: 3 1.6%
  • Henderson [on 78']

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Origi [on 78']

    Votes: 1 0.5%
  • Lallana [on 90+1']

    Votes: 2 1.1%

  • Total voters
    188
  • Poll closed .


Libero

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to get back to the game, I had the impression that Klopp made it harder than it should, clearly, the 4-3-3 offered with Mané on the right, Salah in the center and Bobby on the left did not work as usual. at the 35 th minute, the attacking trio repositioned as usual, it took 5min to open the scoring, from that moment, I told myself that we will attack the 2nd half with the same old, but no, JK returned to the same config. if I follow its logic, this is explained by the fact that he wanted to prevent their full backs from overlapping and to create a surplus in attack, without our CM dezoning (which would have allowed madisson to take the space between the lines)

Bobby and Mané are better at tracking back and that explains why this approach. but at the same time, Bobby is much more efficient in the center, Mané is more dangerous when he cut inside from the left wing.
it almost cost us because I really think we would have had an easier life playing as usual .
Nice post and I'm surprised its taken so long for someone to mention this. I can understand the reasoning for this as it meant Pereira on their right hand side did not get forward so much as he had to be worried about Firmino who is a decent full back however it did take away from our game considering what Bobby's form has been like in the last few games. Maybe we could have sealed the game much earlier had we played our "normal" 433. Probably also the reason the front 3 looked out of synce, Bobby by his standards had a quiet game.

This is the primary reason, as to why Mane gets man of the match for me, okay he scored and won the penalty but he did the defensive work for the whole front 3 against Leicester, Bobby did not track back as much and stayed further forward to make sure Periera had to cover him. Mane was everywhere and some of those tackles he put in were world class and any defender would have been proud of it.

I understand Divock has got cult hero status, but within 30 seconds of him coming on they are singing his name, we went through the whole repertoire of songs throughout the game and poor Mane doesn't get a sniff... the guys is a monster and was easily the best player on the weekend.

Lovren was outstanding considering he has not played in such a long time and it probably doesn't bode well for young Joe as I can see Klopp trusting Lovren more. Trent was brilliant for the first hour or so and I swear at times it feels like we are just watching him play with the amount of ball he gets, he is such a good player I just wonder how long he will be deployed as a full back and when we see him transition into a CM. Germans have done this well in the past, Schweinsteiger, now Kimmich, Gerrard made his debut as a full back for us but quickly moved into the centre because of the talent around us at the time. Just an outstanding talent.
 

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Bobby and Mané are better at tracking back and that explains why this approach. but at the same time, Bobby is much more efficient in the center, Mané is more dangerous when he cut inside from the left wing.
it almost cost us because I really think we would have had an easier life playing as usual .
i think there's plenty of video evidence that all three of them excel equally in this area
 

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I couldn’t care less if Mane went down too easily.
Harry Kane makes a living of it.
So many times last season I was screaming out for our players to be a bit more streetwise.
We have been out done so many times with teams and players winning penalties so I’m glad we are taking a slice.
 



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To be honest at the end of the day the ref can't be conned, VAR has removed that, so now it has to adjudged whether enough contact is made. Is it a foul, yeah regardless whether he goes down or not hence VAR can't overturn it.

Kavvangh is quick to judge it so, which makes me think he did it based on the initial contact.

I don't think VAR would give that but that isn't it's purpose, it's purpose is to aid the ref in clear and obvious errors.

Mane is fouled, last time I read the rules it doesn't suggest degrees of softness on penalty decisions.

If a foul occurs in the box it's a foul. If it happened the other end I might be annoyed but I'd be more annoyed that our player is doing something so silly with seconds left.

Reminded me of the "softness" of the Salah one, where his legs had been clipped twice before the defender attempted a 3rd try only for Salah to say fuck it.
 
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Oddest thing is, I know Salah is a decent penalty taker but I am calmer when Milner takes them. If that injury isn't serious how the gods have shone even more fortune on us perhaps.
and hendo had come on for gini when it as easily could have been milner

at bare minimum mo would've wanted to take it and made milner wrestle the ball away from him like against cardiff last year

fabinho is even better on pens statistically, but milner is the one i trust
 

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Mo would have taken it if he was on the field....

Milner has missed one .....I happened to be at the game as well. God knows what possessed me to watch it as I never watch penalties in the game, and rarely do in penalty shootouts. The exception being 2005, probably every single one we have lost since included me watching at least one kick. The TV went off in the super cup final.
 

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On Leicester's goal you simply have to give a shout to Maddison for making a brilliant run in behind Virg. I don't know what any of our boys could have done differently, because it was a really nice passage of play by Leicester and Maddison got himself into the only place he possibly could and took his chance beautifully.
 

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On Leicester's goal you simply have to give a shout to Maddison for making a brilliant run in behind Virg. I don't know what any of our boys could have done differently, because it was a really nice passage of play by Leicester and Maddison got himself into the only place he possibly could and took his chance beautifully.
The turn by Perez and vision to spot the run was more impressive for me. Fabinho was a bit soft there an could of not got turned. Fab was a bit soft for Kantes goal last week too. He just stopped trying to get the ball off him for some reason.
 



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so here we are with the best keeper in the world not even playing and we are 8-0
shout out to Lovren played like he was he was there all along today .
We are deeper than everyone thinks.
With Shiteh losing today we are moving through 3 points at a time
Haven't felt this good ever since becoming Red in high school and i am 56 now
 

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The turn by Perez and vision to spot the run was more impressive for me. Fabinho was a bit soft there an could of not got turned. Fab was a bit soft for Kantes goal last week too. He just stopped trying to get the ball off him for some reason.
Yellow cards picked up in both games previously, I could imagine.
 

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I couldn’t care less if Mane went down too easily.
Harry Kane makes a living of it.
So many times last season I was screaming out for our players to be a bit more streetwise.
We have been out done so many times with teams and players winning penalties so I’m glad we are taking a slice.
Sadio defines streetwise. He spent his formative years in a rebel war torn region of his country. Every situation he meets on the pitch is a piece of cake in comparison.
 



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The turn by Perez and vision to spot the run was more impressive for me. Fabinho was a bit soft there an could of not got turned. Fab was a bit soft for Kantes goal last week too. He just stopped trying to get the ball off him for some reason.
Probably went a bit easy because he was on a yellow?
 

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I thought I would post a link to what happend


Leicester players clearly at fault.
Mané going on his knees and praising Allah after Milly puts it in the net. (y)

I'm surprised there's not much talk about Milner's beautiful pass to Mane. I thought it was breathtaking, absolutely brilliant, the weight of pass, vision, top, top class.
It was superb indeed. And he has made this sort of things so many times for us over the years.

I've said it many times, but here we go again: Milner is one of the very best transfers the club has done over the last decades. By far and away the best signing made by Rodgers, assuming that Firmino was a move from the transfer committee with a view towards Klopp coming in to replace Rodgers. Milly however was Rodgers' choice, and boy was he right to sign him. Magnificent. We wouldn't be where we are right now without him, that's for sure. A leader, a fighter, a man who brings the whole weight of his enormous experience into the team... imagine being a young player and having the opportunity to learn from such a player... I'm hundred percent sure that he has made a big contribution to improve the whole squad significantly.

And, he's indeed a player who can do this sort of brilliant things too, beyond the sheer willingness, grafting and fighting, beyond being as cool as a cucumber in the face of pressure... He's invaluable for us and deserves his own song in my opinion.
 

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To be honest at the end of the day the ref can't be conned, VAR has removed that, so now it has to adjudged whether enough contact is made. Is it a foul, yeah regardless whether he goes down or not hence VAR can't overturn it.

Kavvangh is quick to judge it so, which makes me think he did it based on the initial contact.

I don't think VAR would give that but that isn't it's purpose, it's purpose is to aid the ref in clear and obvious errors.

Mane is fouled, last time I read the rules it doesn't suggest degrees of softness on penalty decisions.

If a foul occurs in the box it's a foul. If it happened the other end I might be annoyed but I'd be more annoyed that our player is doing something so silly with seconds left.

Reminded me of the "softness" of the Salah one, where his legs had been clipped twice before the defender attempted a 3rd try only for Salah to say fuck it.
Absolutely. We already have been fucked by referee's and VAR three times this season, this time it wends our way, we are still 2-1 behind.
 

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James Maddison might be an interesting target to purchase. Hes played decent whenever ive seen him so far, hes young and hes our type of player

With Ward, Sturridge, Solanke, Ings all gone and Clyne going soon, Lallana is in his last year of contract and Milner is 34 this year, we are running low on our 8 homegrown players for our squad.
Curtis Jones and Elliot's path would be blocked. Need to keep the corridors clear. Agree though, he looks an awesome player. Real talent who England should get into the first x11 soon.
 



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Mané going on his knees and praising Allah after Milly puts it in the net. (y)


It was superb indeed. And he has made this sort of things so many times for us over the years.

I've said it many times, but here we go again: Milner is one the very best transfers the club has done over the last decades. By far and away the best signing made by Rodgers, assuming that Firmino was a move from the transfer committee with a view towards Klopp coming in to replace Rodgers. Milly however was Rodgers' choice, and boy was he right to sign him. Magnificent. We wouldn't be where we are right now without him, that's for sure. A leader, a fighter, a man who brings the whole weight of his enormous experience into the team... imagine being a young player and having the opportunity to learn from such a player... I'm hundred percent sure that he has made a big contribution to improve the whole squad significantly.

And, he's indeed a player who can do this sort of brilliant things too, beyond the sheer willingness, grafting and fighting, beyond being as cool as a cucumber in the face of pressure... He's invaluable for us and deserves his own song in my opinion.
Is there a ribena song or tune?
 

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Mané going on his knees and praising Allah after Milly puts it in the net. (y)


It was superb indeed. And he has made this sort of things so many times for us over the years.

I've said it many times, but here we go again: Milner is one the very best transfers the club has done over the last decades. By far and away the best signing made by Rodgers, assuming that Firmino was a move from the transfer committee with a view towards Klopp coming in to replace Rodgers. Milly however was Rodgers' choice, and boy was he right to sign him. Magnificent. We wouldn't be where we are right now without him, that's for sure. A leader, a fighter, a man who brings the whole weight of his enormous experience into the team... imagine being a young player and having the opportunity to learn from such a player... I'm hundred percent sure that he has made a big contribution to improve the whole squad significantly.

And, he's indeed a player who can do this sort of brilliant things too, beyond the sheer willingness, grafting and fighting, beyond being as cool as a cucumber in the face of pressure... He's invaluable for us and deserves his own song in my opinion.
Indeed, one would say he brings outstanding character.
 

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Curtis Jones and Elliot's path would be blocked. Need to keep the corridors clear. Agree though, he looks an awesome player. Real talent who England should get into the first x11 soon.
Disagree...Maddison is a more central player compared to Elliot. There is space for both. Curtis jones on the other hand will be in trouble tho..
 



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Very difficult to buy players from our Top4 rivals - don’t like Maddison anyway.

I’d rather buy Mason Mount from Europa League Team Chelsea.
 

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Need to rip up parts of this for a "Sadio, Mane Mane" song - just the perfect fit for his name.

Ideas?

Sorry - Sugar Sugar, The Archies.
 

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Mo would have taken it if he was on the field....

Milner has missed one .....I happened to be at the game as well. God knows what possessed me to watch it as I never watch penalties in the game, and rarely do in penalty shootouts. The exception being 2005, probably every single one we have lost since included me watching at least one kick. The TV went off in the super cup final.
SNAP
 

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Anyone know the meaning behind Maddison’s celebration? Trent did it when he scored the free kick, the hand gesture.