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Post Match: Liverpool v Napoli (UCL 27/11/2019 8pm)

Man of the Match

  • Alisson

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Gomez

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Lovren

    Votes: 57 80.3%
  • Van Dijk

    Votes: 6 8.5%
  • Robertson

    Votes: 5 7.0%
  • Fabinho

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Milner

    Votes: 1 1.4%
  • Henderson

    Votes: 22 31.0%
  • Mane

    Votes: 10 14.1%
  • Salah

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Firmino

    Votes: 7 9.9%
  • Wijnaldum

    Votes: 2 2.8%
  • Oxlade-Chamberlain

    Votes: 6 8.5%
  • Alexander-Arnold

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    71
  • Poll closed .

Mascot88

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Liverpool: Alisson, Gomez, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Milner, Henderson, Mane, Salah, Firmino.
Subs: Adrian, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lallana, Shaqiri, Origi, Alexander-Arnold.
 


Mascot88

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Will need someone to unlock this, as I can’t watch live.

Could you add the subs and the scorers of the five goals we’re going to smash past these mad bastards.
 

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As expected, Napoli regrouped around their genius coach, and gave our lads a real fight. As for us, all we deserve from this game is a point, not more. They kept our lads in check most of the time, and deserve to travel back with something in their bags.

As for us, we'll have to finish off the job in Salzburg. As always, nothing will be easy for us.
 

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We were shite. Still, we never do things the easy way, do we?

P.S. Fuck off Napoli- classless wankers. Hope we don’t get them again next season. As a sign of protest, I’m never eating pizza again.

P.P.S Fuck off ref- classless wanker. Hope we don’t get him again- ever. As a sign of protest, I’m never eating paella again.

MOTM: Head brewer at Thornbridge Brewery. Their Jaipur IPA is a thing of pure beauty.
 



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People will slate Salah but Firmino was just as wasteful should have buried that header.
 



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A good chance lost to get a rest in December. Might have gambled here and put more effort in the first half for that rest in December, but will have to be at our A game now. Salzburg are a good attacking unit and it won't be easy.

Lovren MotM for me. Was very good and ensured we got something from this game. Hope Fab injury is not serious.
 

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Poor from Klopp, as I said in the in-game thread Napoli seem to be buying space in his head, like Utd do. We have a mental block on playing them, which manifests itself in a safety first formation and we end up all disjointed. No intensity at all, even when we scored.

Poor original selection was compounded by bringing on Gini for Fabinho, whilst Gini was decent we needed more central penetration - A big chance to change the game much earlier.

I’m more disappointed we have failed to help ourself in the league and now can’t rest players away at Salzburg.

Very concerned we are rushing players back - Robbo and Salah were poor, hope this doesn’t bite us later.

A bad day at the office for me.
 

lfc.eddie

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Typical first half. Nothing to show for, too slow, expecting calls from referees and didn't play our game. Needed Klopp to remind them at half time to know what they are supposed to do. If I am Klopp I be pissed knowing these fuckers can do so much more. I think Gomez should stop playing fullback unless we only needed a draw in a match. Our midfield isn't going to create anything to note. Our fullbacks are the only ones that could create for us, alarming for me.

As soon as we took Gomez out, we moved the ball much quicker and crosses become more precise. Needed a set piece to get us level. I don't know if our players will learn from this, but I sure hope they will. We need more than just those two fullbacks to create chances. Crossing the ball into the box all the time is not going to work for us.

Lastly, Salah still nursing his ankle. He pulled out on a few 50-50s. And the referee is shit!
 

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Gomez was a poor choice by Kloppo but you couldn't have foreseen Robbo's crap first half on top of that. Praying for Fabinho's knee, although Gini did a great job on the whole. Bobby and Mo were well defended against. The ref neutralised Sadio. Lovren and Hendo joint Men of the match.
 

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Creating problems ourselves when it's unnecessary at all. One more serious game to go with crazy Austrians where you'll have to be at your best shape. I don't like the tendency of our latest matches. I do realise that it's like a question of the resources control but we're at risk now. Could've finished it off today and focused on the PL where we'll have to break the blue double decker bus next midweek. Concerned.
 



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Possibly the least enjoyable game I have watched this season; we were below par, Napoli are cunts (is anybody still feeling sorry for them about their internal wobbles?), the ref was utter balls and I had to put up with Martin Tyler. The fucker barely raised a hurrumph when we scored and counted down the time as if he were the Napoli coach driver with another appointment; '5 minutes plus stoppage time left', ' 4 minutes...', '30 s plus stoppage time'. Fucking arsehole.

Very annoyed all around, we really needed more urgency from the off. Anyway. More fun and games qed, heart attacks, aneurysms and breakdowns the next matchday. The comeback we allowed Salzburg has just grown in significance.
 



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The front three were totally ineffective and the entire team lacked energy and intensity for most of the game. After Lovren's goal, instead of pushing on we resorted to aimless crosses which never troubled them.

Didn't look good at all and we have a lot of games coming. And Fabinho's injury is the last thing we needed.
 

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Very average performance but in all honesty I dont really care about the CL this season, the league is where its at for me. I hope Fabs injury is a minor one but if its an ankle ligament problem it might be a few weeks.
Gomez struggled but he's not an attacking full back and the quality compaired to TAA in terms of delivery is stark but almost anybody's crosses will be inferior to young Trent.
The front three struggled against a packed defence and Mo in particular looked miles off the pace, Bobby had one headed chance and Sadio tried to create but it didn't happen for him either.
If Fab ends up missing games I'll be more pissed about that than the result to be honest.
 

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Strange tactics by us from the start with Robertson hanging back and Gomez pushing forward. Put Gomez in an awkward situation and he ended up being poor defensively (and people say he's better than TAA defensively). Also Robertson playing them in for the goal. Just didn't understand that from us.
Once we needed to play we did but their GK was very good again and our crosses too close to him.
I am pleased we got the draw in the end as it looked a daunting task once they went ahead.
Lovren MOTM then Mané then anyone of Gini or Henderson.
 



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Napoli were clever. Klopp tactically outmastered in the first half, a classic catenaccio display from them. Thought we did better after the break, but one point was probably the right result.

Gomez very poor offensively. I understand Trent needs some rest every now and then, in that case we need to invest in a couple of rotational fullbacks. Robbo seems leggy as well. Team looks a bit off kilter. Does not bode too well for the month ahead.
 

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Poor from Klopp, as I said in the in-game thread Napoli seem to be buying space in his head, like Utd do. We have a mental block on playing them, which manifests itself in a safety first formation and we end up all disjointed. No intensity at all, even when we scored.

Poor original selection was compounded by bringing on Gini for Fabinho, whilst Gini was decent we needed more central penetration - A big chance to change the game much earlier.

I’m more disappointed we have failed to help ourself in the league and now can’t rest players away at Salzburg.

Very concerned we are rushing players back - Robbo and Salah were poor, hope this doesn’t bite us later.

A bad day at the office for me.
I tend to agree mate but I dont think Klopp plays Robbo and Mo if they are not 100% or very close to it.
Big Div might have given them more trouble than Mo regardless of fitness anyway but I thrust Klopp not to take unnecessary risks with players.
As a side issue I see being to reliant on the fullbacks with no quality cover as a real problem.