I might be going out on a limb, but I doubt there is a player in Europe a club at the level of Liverpool don't have detailed information on.we underestimated salzburg. they've got a good team. some of their players are actually pretty good. minamino is sensational. liverpool should start scouting great players in lesser leagues.
If we manage to play like we did tonight against Leicester, and I don't really think we will , we will sack Leicester completely as they are not on Salzburg's level offensively at all. Leicester, on a very good day where everything clicks for them, is good for 3 goals, but they almost never have such days, so I wouldn't worry that much. If we score 2 goals against Leicester we probably win even with a couple of defensive mistakes.Vardy must be licking his lips looking at us playing his this high line and looking a little disjointed.
We honestly look nervous at times. Very unlike VvD
I think Klopp might think about giving some of their players a go after this . His eyes probably lit up at some of their players and on the phone to the scouts straight after.Klopp probably will be giving the players a go after this. At 3-3 I knew we would still win it.
being from the uk my heart meds are currently in customs . if i don't get them soon they said they will send me more foreign lagers as they are easier to get through5 of us were watching Liverpool against Salzburg. The rest of you must have been watching the Chelsea match or taken too much heart medication.
Still feel Virg should have stopped the cross he just seemed lazy, but the communication between Trent and Joe needs to be betterHenderson caught in possession for the 1st, alright its a great finish and he sells Virgil a great dummy. Henderson seems to loose his head as a result.
2nd goal they get caught by a quick free kick. Minimino is inside the centre circle as it's taken and he runs all the way to where he strikes the ball with no one even aware of where he is. That's a midfield issue.
3rd goal neither Gomez nor TAA have any awareness of where Haaland is as strolls in to score.
Against certain teams, speedy fast blitzkrieg teams, I agree. Then they both tend to be much too slow (though I do remember Henderson playing well as a stabilising factor against City, and they are not usually slow). But they are actually sometimes among our very best players with a different match picture.Henderson, Wijnaldum it's time for a break.
Gini would still play behind those 4. Things Gini does are what is expected out of him, keeping it simple, circulating the ball, tracking back, etc etc..which keeps us ticking. Not fancy, but every team needs one.Still confused on what Gini actually offers to this team. Wish we had a proper attacking midfield player with our front three.
It makes absolute sense to see it this way as spectators. My guess is that Klopp has struggled all week to get the Salzburg threat big enough in our best players mind. Matip would have been listening but he couldn't play.Tempting to look at the result of this and assume we reverted to 2016, falling apart at the back and riding our luck. Really not the case. The first 35 mins or so, I genuinely mentioned to my pal I thought it was one of the best Liverpool performances I'd seen in years. We were superb from back to front, comfortable on the ball, creative and very accomplished at the back. Every player seemed to have perfect spatial awareness and could find teammates with ease, often with some cracking balls.
And then they scored against the run of play. Thought 'ehh', weird, but we'll knock a couple more past them second half the way we're playing. Then suddenly, we switched off for no conceivable reason I can understand. Players stopped tracking back, we became sloppy and negative and suddenly looked in trouble every time Salzburg put on the press. Very, very weird. Home and dry at least - and think we deserved it - but Klopp will rightfully be hammering them for not going the full 90.
Salzburg was very lethal though, more so than what we usually face in the Premier League. Normally, we do actually lose possession even in those games where everyone agrees that we played very well, but it is rare that teams convert that into goals against us in this manner. Their finishing was very good. But yeah, there was indeed some minutes in the second half where they made us look like headless hen, but that was maybe due to psychology, in that we became rattled by their attacking display. Still, I think this match and this experience (that very good counter attacking teams can thread passes through our defense) may do us good in the long run.Couldn't watch. Will grab highlights later.
Consider this: We've allowed just 5 goals against in 7 PL matches. These guys put 3 past us in 21 minutes at Anfield. What's the thesis? Is Matip that important? Were we just a bit leggy getting back defending?