Post Match: Liverpool v Sheffield Utd (EPL 2/1/20 8pm)

Man of the match

  • Alisson

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • Alexander-Arnold

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • Gomez

    Votes: 31 25.0%
  • Van Dijk

    Votes: 24 19.4%
  • Robertson [off 88’]

    Votes: 8 6.5%
  • Henderson

    Votes: 82 66.1%
  • Wijnaldum

    Votes: 20 16.1%
  • Milner

    Votes: 2 1.6%
  • Salah [GOAL 4’, off 90+1]

    Votes: 31 25.0%
  • Firmino

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • Mane [GOAL 64’, off 78’]

    Votes: 47 37.9%
  • Origi [on 78’]

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Lallana [on 88’]

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Elliot [on 90+1’]

    Votes: 2 1.6%

  • Total voters
    124
  • Poll closed .

SBYM

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I should add, I don't mean valuable in a monetary sense.
 

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We have to reach 97 points (Leicester can reach 96 if they win all their games). We have 58 points after tonight which is 39 points from the title.
The quickest way to get 39 points is winning 13 games in a row. But it could be 12-3-0 15 more games or 11-6-0 17 more games or other combinations which don't seem likely.
http://www.sportsclubstats.com/England/Liverpool.html
Easy way chaps is to look how many points we are in front and subdivide by 3 points and then round up = 5 games off our total games left
 

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Easy way chaps is to look how many points we are in front and subdivide by 3 points and then round up = 5 games off our total games left
I'm happy either way. Who wouldn't be? I just like using the winning points target calculation because it can't possibly get higher than 97 and psychogically having a target which can't get bigger (only smaller, hopefully) is healthier.
 

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Thought james Miller was immense , stepped in at short notice and played his part in controlling the midfield .
Took some punishment by being hit late a couple of times .
James needs a rest Sunday . Can’t afford to lose him , he’s cover For midfield and full back positions.
Hope you enjoyed your biscuits
 

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Another disciplined and polished performance .S.U. were difficult to break down but just were not good enough. We were without doubt good value for the win and again no poor perfomances. Hendo is really playing out of his skin at the moment.
 

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Absolutely routine. Slightly worried by our front three not clicking, but we keep winning.
And yet they walk off with two of them scoring, and a couple of inches away from adding three more. I'll take that. :)(y)

What a performance though..what a team. Brilliant without going full on champagne. If that makes sense. They're so well coached and so secure in what they do, everything looks so natural and fluid. Just doing their thing.
 

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Only saw the first half thanks to having to go to work. The joys of working on the railways. It was a completely dominant display that was only short of goals that would have reflected that dominance I think.

We're in a pretty decent place right now.

If I was going to be critical I see Salah not being anywhere near as accurate as he has been in the past. Not sure why that is to be honest. Good to see the midfield dominate as they did. Nice to see.
 

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We're that good at the moment I even heard some manc fans argue with other teams fans that because they drew with us, as opposed to getting beat like the rest of the league, then that makes them the 2nd best team.... :rolleyes::LOL:
There's only 7 pts between them and 15 placed NU. I wonder what they will be saying if they finish 15th. :LOL:
 

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With Keita injured, suddenly our midfield looks light again...Just so disappointed Keita cannot stay fit for a run of games as he has so much quality in him...I fear we may have ourselves the new Lallana.
 

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Only saw the first half thanks to having to go to work. The joys of working on the railways. It was a completely dominant display that was only short of goals that would have reflected that dominance I think.

We're in a pretty decent place right now.

If I was going to be critical I see Salah not being anywhere near as accurate as he has been in the past. Not sure why that is to be honest. Good to see the midfield dominate as they did. Nice to see.
Completely agree with this @Noo Noo
Couple of things
If Mo is not as accurate as he has been in the past - the teams we have to play between now and end of season must be trembling knowing that he will hit form at some time
RE: the midfield - yesterday's threesome in midfield were the same that got lambasted last season and some of the prior season for not been either (a) imaginative/creative enough or (b) plain good enough. You're right - they dominated yesterday. Hendo and Gini have reached some sort of zen-like midfield place this season where they for the most part consistently in a different class to the competition. Long may it last.
 

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With Keita injured, suddenly our midfield looks light again...Just so disappointed Keita cannot stay fit for a run of games as he has so much quality in him...I fear we may have ourselves the new Lallana.
More like Sturridge which is an even greater worry considering the lay out and hype over this player. :cry:
 

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It's great and all that we are flying right now, but I DARE NOT tempt fate by talking about it being a cruise to May. This club has had it's fair share of collapse over the years. I will NOT be discussing anything about the table until that whistle blows.

Started looking at flights for April 11th. Easter weekend. Saturday match at home vs Villa. @ptt @Red_Jedi
Sounds good buddy, keep us posted! @Red_Jedi Hi :)
 

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If I was going to be critical I see Salah not being anywhere near as accurate as he has been in the past. Not sure why that is to be honest.
I haven’t really wanted to admit it to myself, but I’ve felt for a while he’s lost a yard of pace. Doesn’t look anywhere near as nippy as he did in his first two seasons.

A few people have picked up on me saying that the front three aren’t clicking, which seems a bit off after two of them score. But I think we have to be honest that there is a profligacy about them at the minute that must be worked on.

On a few occasions last night, we could have put daylight between us and Sheff Utd, and good opportunities to play the right through ball or square pass were refused.

My worry is that there is going to come a point this season where that clinical ruthlessness is going to be required, and at the minute it isn’t there.
 

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Completely agree with this @Noo Noo
Couple of things
If Mo is not as accurate as he has been in the past - the teams we have to play between now and end of season must be trembling knowing that he will hit form at some time
RE: the midfield - yesterday's threesome in midfield were the same that got lambasted last season and some of the prior season for not been either (a) imaginative/creative enough or (b) plain good enough. You're right - they dominated yesterday. Hendo and Gini have reached some sort of zen-like midfield place this season where they for the most part consistently in a different class to the competition. Long may it last.
Very true on the midfield and I've been guilty of being critical of them in the past. They certainly did a job yesterday, with Henderson certainly standing out for me. He really looks like the club captain now. He seems to have taken that last little step up and is leading by example, so congrats to him for that.

Not sure what is going on with Salah, perhaps my expectations are too high? He was still super dangerous and got another assist yesterday but I do feel he should have scored at least one yesterday. I also feel (I have no proof) that he either loses possession or moves break down with him at times. Same with Firmino for that matter but this is me being super critical and I doubt I'd change anything given the way we are going at the moment. It's one of those things that Klopp is fully aware of I bet and will just manage in his own way.

To be honest I almost feel guilty for mentioning it.
 

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Only saw the first half thanks to having to go to work. The joys of wo king on the railways.. It was a completely dominant display that was only short of goals that would have reflected that dominance I think.

We're in a pretty decent place right now.

If I was going to be critical I see Salah not being anywhere near as accurate as he has been in the past. Not sure why that is to be honest. Good to see the midfield dominate as they did. Nice to see.
You need to change your username from Noo Noo to “Choo Choo”.
 

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I haven’t really wanted to admit it to myself, but I’ve felt for a while he’s lost a yard of pace. Doesn’t look anywhere near as nippy as he did in his first two seasons.

A few people have picked up on me saying that the front three aren’t clicking, which seems a bit off after two of them score. But I think we have to be honest that there is a profligacy about them at the minute that must be worked on.

On a few occasions last night, we could have put daylight between us and Sheff Utd, and good opportunities to play the right through ball or square pass were refused.

My worry is that there is going to come a point this season where that clinical ruthlessness is going to be required, and at the minute it isn’t there.
I agree. And a very decent observation on Salah's pace. The one moment that sticks in my mind last night was when Salah was put in on goal after wrapping round Mane who flicked it into his path. It was on his left, admittedly moving away from goal but the shot was tame and straight at the keeper. Salah of last season puts that in.

I think there have been occasions in the past when we've suffered from not being clinical enough. I'm hoping that's not something we will come to regret again this season.
 

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I haven’t really wanted to admit it to myself, but I’ve felt for a while he’s lost a yard of pace. Doesn’t look anywhere near as nippy as he did in his first two seasons.

A few people have picked up on me saying that the front three aren’t clicking, which seems a bit off after two of them score. But I think we have to be honest that there is a profligacy about them at the minute that must be worked on.

On a few occasions last night, we could have put daylight between us and Sheff Utd, and good opportunities to play the right through ball or square pass were refused.

My worry is that there is going to come a point this season where that clinical ruthlessness is going to be required, and at the minute it isn’t there.
Last night I thought it was Firmino and his poor decissions that meant we didn't score more. 2 glaring instances is him playing the ball through the middle congested area when to the right there was a player free of any marking. I mean if Salah is up against 3 defenders then the chances are if you play the through ball to him 1 of those defenders has a bloody good chance of intercepting. It was frustrating me the way Firmino kept choosing the complicated way when the simple way was so obvious so I commented in the pre match thread 'Com'on Bobby'. It really was for him to make the differesnce.

As for Salah he's not getting the same opportunities as before and my analysis is that he is being man handled by defenders a lot more and more strongly as the refs aren't giving the foul (which wouldn't help Salah's tally anyway but might buy him the space he needs if yellow cards come out). It appears to me that man handleing is ok against Salah and as these defenders are not shirt pulling they get away with it. With fewer opportunities to score due to this he obviously scores less he gets frustrated and loses the calm he needs to score so scores even less. Even so his goal last night was fantastic. :)