Post Match: Liverpool v Man Utd (EPL 19/1/20 4.30pm)

Man of the match

  • Alisson

    Votes: 24 13.7%
  • Alexander-Arnold

    Votes: 1 0.6%
  • Gomez

    Votes: 7 4.0%
  • Van Dijk [GOAL 14’]

    Votes: 108 61.7%
  • Robertson

    Votes: 2 1.1%
  • Henderson

    Votes: 87 49.7%
  • Wijnaldum

    Votes: 83 47.4%
  • Oxlade-Chamberlain [off 66’]

    Votes: 4 2.3%
  • Salah [GOAL 90+2’]

    Votes: 15 8.6%
  • Firmino [off 82]

    Votes: 14 8.0%
  • Mane [off 82’]

    Votes: 2 1.1%
  • Lallana [on 66’]

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Fabinho [on 82’]

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Origi [on 82’]

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    175
  • Poll closed .

Lowton_Red

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Watching a replay of Sunday's match, there was a shot of Virgil celebrating his goal. It looked like it was filmed from pitch level in front of the manure fans. There was a beautiful backdrop of the Kop with a red sky above it. I would love a still of that scene.
Or is it in this sequence?
 

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But the keeper wasnt fouled. And he was off the floor when Maguire has ample time to clear.
It's fair to say that it's a foul with a big if. If the same consistency was applied by all the referees everywhere.

Another thing is gea went down as if he'd been mma style thrown to the ground at what was at the best a coming together. Would a better referee in Oliver or one of the champs league referees give that a foul ?
 

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Leicester came out of that well. Soy uncut (I’m leaving that autocorrection!) is a better player. Similar level in the air, but the Turkish lad is a lot faster.

Maguire was, and is, a decent old school English central defender. He came out with it a couple of times at Leicester but was never quite in Matip’s league on that, never mind Beckenbauer. He’s decent... but nowhere near great, and nowhere near good enough given the fee.

It is part of the difficulty Man Utd face, given both their need and their money. There’s no value to be had for them, and the very best players won’t want to waste their time there nowadays. So they need second tier, on the up - probably younger, hungrier. A good team can be built that way, but you have to know what you are doing with the recruitment and coaching. And clearly they don’t.

Ha ha ha ha ha!
 

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Or is it in this sequence?
That’s the one. Beautiful.
Where's OGS? Watched it twice now. I think this is the first Inside Anfield where the oppo's manager is never in a shot mixing with anybody from our side. Perhaps we'll have to wait for Peter Jackson's director's cut to see if he has any relevant scenes.
You see him just after he got off the bus. I swear he’s the spitting image of Mr Bean.
 

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Sorry but that is a foul. There is not a single person posting on here who would not have been crying foul if that had been Maguire on Becker. 100 times out 100 that would be blown even in parks football. It was a bad call by the referee and VAR was correct in reversing it.
As an amateur goalie I would hope it would be called even if its soft, though you have more faith in refs at that level than the reality.
 

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It's fair to say that it's a foul with a big if. If the same consistency was applied by all the referees everywhere.

Another thing is gea went down as if he'd been mma style thrown to the ground at what was at the best a coming together. Would a better referee in Oliver or one of the champs league referees give that a foul ?
The reality is that most of the refs in the CL would have given Van Dijk a foul for looking at De Gea while he was catching a ball in his six-yard box. In the current state of the game, goalkeepers are protected to a fault, which I find infuriating - when was the last time you saw one of those situations where a keeper was called for a foul for jumping into an opponent?
 

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Leicester came out of that well. Soy uncut (I’m leaving that autocorrection!) is a better player. Similar level in the air, but the Turkish lad is a lot faster.

Maguire was, and is, a decent old school English central defender. He came out with it a couple of times at Leicester but was never quite in Matip’s league on that, never mind Beckenbauer. He’s decent... but nowhere near great, and nowhere near good enough given the fee.

It is part of the difficulty Man Utd face, given both their need and their money. There’s no value to be had for them, and the very best players won’t want to waste their time there nowadays. So they need second tier, on the up - probably younger, hungrier. A good team can be built that way, but you have to know what you are doing with the recruitment and coaching. And clearly they don’t.

Ha ha ha ha ha!
Was a combination of the presence of Evans , the coaching in Leicester along with functional wingbacks that Leicester have and ndidi.

He's been found with his pants pulled down without all those
 

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Full story... hopefully a ban or two that might stop it happening, it was a joke. Though I don't think De Gea can be can he? Wasn't the rule that it's only the captain who should challenge the ref in this incident.
 

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It's fair to say that it's a foul with a big if. If the same consistency was applied by all the referees everywhere.

Another thing is gea went down as if he'd been mma style thrown to the ground at what was at the best a coming together. Would a better referee in Oliver or one of the champs league referees give that a foul ?
At least Oliver would have gone to look at the monitor before making up his mind I’m certain everyone would have accepted his decision whatever that might have been?
 

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I haven't followed in detail the changes in United's fitness levels in the last year. But just on the basis of this one game, you have to say they were able to live with us in the last 15 minutes as well as anyone this season. Credit where credit's due.
 

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I haven't followed in detail the changes in United's fitness levels in the last year. But just on the basis of this one game, you have to say they were able to live with us in the last 15 minutes as well as anyone this season. Credit where credit's due.
The advantage of doing sweet Fanny Adams for the other 80 minutes!