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Post Match: Liverpool v Spurs (EPL 27/10/19

Man of the match

  • Alisson

    Votes: 6 4.0%
  • Alexander-Arnold

    Votes: 30 19.9%
  • Lovren

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • Van Dijk

    Votes: 3 2.0%
  • Robertson

    Votes: 17 11.3%
  • Fabinho

    Votes: 96 63.6%
  • Wijnaldum [off 77’]

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • Henderson [GOAL 52’]

    Votes: 38 25.2%
  • Salah [GOAL 74’, off 85’]

    Votes: 5 3.3%
  • Firmino [off 90 +2’]

    Votes: 7 4.6%
  • Mane

    Votes: 54 35.8%
  • Milner [on 77’]

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Gomez [on 85’]

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Origi [on 90 +2’]

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    151
  • Poll closed .

ubermick

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The absolute state of Spurs, time wasting after five minutes. The performance was excellent, bossed the game until we went ahead at which point we had the dreaded combo of Milner and Henderson and we lost control of the middle. Frankly a 2-1 loss flatters the absolute everliving fuck out of them.

Spare a thought for @epsomred who's dealing with a spursy father in law today.
 


Billy Biskix

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That was a brilliant game of football. I thought we were great today. Spurs were the best team I've seen at Anfield in each of the last two seasons. Not so good today and had it not been for the keeper it would have been a massacre but they were always dangerous.

In recent years, and certainly pre-Klopp, we'd often see keepers have worldies at Anfield and then bemoan our luck that it always happens against us when we ended up losing. Nothing to do with luck. We just weren't as good then as we are now. Even though the keeper was brilliant today it was always a matter of time before he was beaten. We are so good. You just know it will come.

There are still a few things to sort out. Defensively we are still too open. From my crow's nest view at the top of the Main Stand the gaping hole between Trent and Lovren is just begging to be hit. Lovren really struggles in this high set-up because of his lack of pace and Spurs targeted that area the whole game. We came under pressure at the end and I was relieved Alisson was in goal. His handling and positioning is faultless. What a keeper. Adrian did well but it's great to have him back.
 

mattyhurst

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Interesting point about Alli, I had it on mute because I’m bored of Tyler however second half I had left the mute off and only realised he was playing because Neville mentioned him.

There result in midweek flatters them because as we know that Red Star team is dog toss away from home, it reminded me of the City game, I think we played it better but I’m sure Klopp may have had that game in his mind before this one.

As for Liverpool having all the luck? Are you serious Kane? Your goal took a deflection hit the bar and fell squarely to you.
 

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Agreed all around. Absolute mentality giants our boys. To say 2-1 flatters Tottenham would be the understatement of the century. Our boys flat out dominated them, end of. Spurs are lucky it wasn't 8-1 because it wasn't close anywhere. They got their cheap early goal and dropped deep and thought they could just hang on for the rest of the match. I know it's difficult for me to be objective when it comes to Spurs bc I am absolutely blinded by my loathe for them. But look anywhere in the stat sheet and it was men against boys. As an aside, it baffles me how anyone could "root" for a team that behaves and carries themselves the way Spurs do. Grotesque, embarrassing and rotten to their core.

Possession: 68/32
S: 21/11
SOT: 13/4
Passes: 627/290
Tackles: 20/15

I posted in the match thread, I know that early goal was annoying but it was just "one of those goals". No one really to blame. Hendo took all the blame for it in his post match comments, but I think that was a little harsh. He wasn't playing great but that goal wasn't his fault IMO. It was just one of those dumb, unlucky goals to concede. Further, I was thrilled that it was Hendo that got the first goal for us. My only wish is that we were a bit more clinical, collectively. But by no means is that a gripe.

Going to have to think about my MOTM vote. For me I am thinking either Fab or Mane. Fabinho is such a savage. I've run out of superlatives to properly describe his play and how I feel about him.
 



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Agreed all around. Absolute mentality giants our boys. To say 2-1 flatters Tottenham would be the understatement of the century. Our boys flat out dominated them, end of. Spurs are lucky it wasn't 8-1 because it wasn't close anywhere. They got their cheap early goal and dropped deep and thought they could just hang on for the rest of the match. I know it's difficult for me to be objective when it comes to Spurs bc I am absolutely blinded by my loathe for them. But look anywhere in the stat sheet and it was men against boys. As an aside, it baffles me how anyone could "root" for a team that behaves and carries themselves the way Spurs do. Grotesque, embarrassing and rotten to their core.

Possession: 68/32
S: 21/11
SOT: 13/4
Passes: 627/290
Tackles: 20/15

I posted in the match thread, I know that early goal was annoying but it was just "one of those goals". No one really to blame. Hendo took all the blame for it in his post match comments, but I think that was a little harsh. He wasn't playing great but that goal wasn't his fault IMO. It was just one of those dumb, unlucky goals to concede. Further, I was thrilled that it was Hendo that got the first goal for us. My only wish is that we were a bit more clinical, collectively. But by no means is that a gripe.

Going to have to think about my MOTM vote. For me I am thinking either Fab or Mane. Fabinho is such a savage. I've run out of superlatives to properly describe his play and how I feel about him.
The ratio of tackles to opposing passes is fun
 

roydom

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I don't think it's unfair or harsh to call out Gini and Henderson for a very poor first half. But they improved a lot in the second half and I'm sure we were all made up for the captain to score the equaliser. His attitude is second to none and taking responsibility for their goal despite the defense switching off is 100% captain material. He has his flaws but there's not many I want more than him fighting for the team.
 

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I don't think it's unfair or harsh to call out Gini and Henderson for a very poor first half. But they improved a lot in the second half and I'm sure we were all made up for the captain to score the equaliser. His attitude is second to none and taking responsibility for their goal despite the defense switching off is 100% captain material. He has his flaws but there's not many I want more than him fighting for the team.
Plus Hendo’s celebrations alone are worth @Red_Jedi ’s price of admission.
 



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The ratio of tackles to opposing passes is fun
As an aside, it baffles me how anyone could "root" for a team that behaves and carries themselves the way Spurs do. Grotesque, embarrassing and rotten to their core.

Agree entirely - it also baffles me how England can have Kane as Captain. He is an embarrassment to the role.
 

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Is there a better spine in football: Ali, VVD, Fabi, Bobby? @cynicaloldgit, this one isn’t rhetorical.
Come on; everyone knows we haven’t even got the best spine on Merseyside, let alone in the world.

England’s number one; Keane; Gomes and Richarlison... I’d take them over our lot in a heartbeat.
 

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FROM THE KOP:

Had lads mate with us, first time to anfield.

Wanted his name printed on his shirt, shankly statue pic, Trent pic, Jamie Webster, and then the match.

All done.

And to our seats.
Worst possible start. Bloody spuds.
All over them.
Guy behind me asks us to sit down - we all start laughing. Wrong stand for that.

Half time comes - just keep it going.

2nd half and hendo to the rescue.

Then the penalty. Kind of looked like a tangle beforehand and var might screw us. But no.

Salah with the pen. Sweet.

Then to hold out. Tense.
Love Allison. Like really love him. Proper.

My son starts his timer when 90 minutes are up. Everyone around us keeps asking him how long left - like every second. Felt like another 90 minutes those few minutes. Longest bit of the match.

And final whistle. Relax. Hugs, screams.
Champions of Europe. Appropriate chant.

Klopp didn’t give his fist pumps. What did we do wrong.

My voice has gone again. Will be bliss for my wife next few days.

Did anyone see Klopp go mad when I think Fabinho made a crunchy tackle? Moment of the match for me.

It’s a machine. This team. Well oiled. Well groomed. On a mission.

Spurs - well they didn’t offer too much. But then most teams play like Burnley at anfield.

We need an anfield clean sheet. It has to come.

Gave my motm to Allison cos I love him.

What a win. Tears in lads mates eyes. He’s not seen anything like this before.

This is Anfield.
Absolutely brilliant. Our LFC pub 52 tried to make our boozy voices heard all the way there.
 

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Great result and fully deserved. Spurs main tactic was wasting time after 10 minutes so they got what they deserved. The ironic thing about it was Spurs are capable of playing football and instead of doing that they get a slightly fortunate early goal and decided to park the bus and time waste. Poch is supposed to be a top manager......why not have a go when they were ahead instead of becoming another Jose clone. They have some balls to moan about us playing negative football in the CL final against them ffs.
We should have scored more and had plenty of good chances so once again they go home with nothing even with a head start.
A fair defence of Poch would be that they are in middling form, and playing a top team. With a goal very early on, they can then disrupt the game (by taking their time over stoppages), and look to use Son's pace on the counter and Kane's physicality against Lovren.

And against a team like us, who will go for the win, Poch would be thinking spaces would open up and at least one good breakaway chance would appear when we get frustrated and leave gaps. But we counter pressed excellently, and Spurs struggled to put a string of passes together after the 20th minute mark.

Now having said that, I do agree wth you that Spuds can play a more expansive game. Imagine Kane up top, flanked by Moura and Son, with Christian Wantaway Eriksen conducting the midfield, and Alli (who's off form) being able to interlink with the front three. That's a basis of a very good team, if they can sort out their defensive blunderes.

Or they can just play Moura from the start, who mixes thongs up a lot. So much so, that Milner took one for the team in hacking Moura down in the final few minutes when he was about to charge into the danger area.
 



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I saw his Sky interview. Kane said Liverpool are getting all the lucky breaks!!! FFS!!! We should have scored more, that is my only complaint. Nice to see Hendo score and make amends for giving the ball away which lead to their goal. Mind you there were two weak challenges afterwards! Maybe not fully switched on.

3pts. A good performance. Happy days.

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Don't let it bother you. Just let Kane wallow in his delusion.
 

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Well, it's not Rivaldo world cup theatrics.

TBF, Lovern's hand/wrist first galnces off Kane's face area before the momentum makes it land in the upper chest area. 'glance' being the operative word of course. Nowhere sufficient enough to go down writhing in agony on the floor. But contact was made in the vicinity of where Kane is clutching himself.

Kane's thought process -> high hand into face (felt a touch) -> let's go down while demostrating how much pain i'm in -> win a freekick in good area -> maybe a bonus of a card for Lovren
 



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We aren't exactly coasting our way to 100 points, but we've made sure with this win that we didn't drop behind Shiteh's 2017-18 season trajectory after being above it.
In that season they didn't drop any points in the 11 games following wk 10. Could we match that?
 

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Well, it's not Rivaldo world cup theatrics.

TBF, Lovern's hand/wrist first galnces off Kane's face area before the momentum makes it land in the upper chest area. 'glance' being the operative word of course. Nowhere sufficient enough to go down writhing in agony on the floor. But contact was made in the vicinity of where Kane is clutching himself.

Kane's thought process -> high hand into face (felt a touch) -> let's go down while demostrating how much pain i'm in -> win a freekick in good area -> maybe a bonus of a card for Lovren
No way all Kane thought was 'Lost ball - dive and writh'
Ref team were poor there, at least it wasn't in the penalty area.
Which makes me wonder did Kane ever get into the penalty area after his lucky goal?
 



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I only saw the second half but from what I saw the result was never in doubt. Only thing against us was the clock. Bit of a nervy finish though.

Fabinho was, for me the best player on the park in that second half. A little shout out to Alisson too who just seems to provide a wall at the back. Nothing spectacular but so solid you'd build your house on his shoulders.

I've decided to withhold my thoughts on Kane.
 

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I can't believe how some people are saying the penalty was not a penalty. Somehow claiming that Mane was wrong by stepping infront of Moura's leg

I saw Peter Drury and his co commentator's highlights and they first said it wasn't a penalty as Mane fouled Aurier LOL
There seems to be a misconception amongst commentators that tripping a player up actually constitutes a foul and that if that happens in the penalty area it results in, as they call it in Germany, "ein Elfmeter".

You see penalties are not supposed to be awarded for foul play - they are meant to be earned. Forwards are supposed to trick defenders into remaining in the vicinity so that they can hurl themselves dramatically, arse-over-tit, on to the ground whilst clutching their faces to indicate to the referee that they managed to glance against the defender's aura on the way down.

Mane does trick defenders but it's a bit simpler than that - he just doesn't give up. There have been a few occasions recently (and mostly he doesn't get a penalty) where he gets clipped by a defender because they had wrongly assumed that he had simply given up and was prepared to settle for a corner. It's partly what makes Mane so lethal in the box. He may not be in a scoring position but with that level of determination he is more than likely going to find a teammate that is.

Just thinking back to ysterday's game, did they refer the penalty to VAR or not? I can't remember.