Post Match: Newcastle v Liverpool (EPL 26/7/20 4pm)

Man of the match

  • Alisson

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Williams [off 85']

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Gomez

    Votes: 2 3.8%
  • Van Dijk [GOAL 38’]

    Votes: 26 50.0%
  • Robertson

    Votes: 9 17.3%
  • Milner

    Votes: 5 9.6%
  • Wijnaldum

    Votes: 2 3.8%
  • Keita [off 85']

    Votes: 29 55.8%
  • Oxlade-Chamberlain [off 64']

    Votes: 2 3.8%
  • Minamino [off 64']

    Votes: 6 11.5%
  • Origi [GOAL 59', off 64']

    Votes: 2 3.8%
  • Salah [on 64']

    Votes: 2 3.8%
  • Firmino [on 64']

    Votes: 1 1.9%
  • Mane [on 64', GOAL 89']

    Votes: 11 21.2%
  • Jones [on 85’]

    Votes: 2 3.8%
  • Alexander-Arnold [on 85’]

    Votes: 1 1.9%

  • Total voters
    52
  • Poll closed .

Jimmyscase

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Virg got himself a fifth league goal and fourth spot for himself alone in the list of league scorers, behind Bobby 9, Sadio 18 and Mo 19.

There are a five on four league goals including Divock who hasn't really had much of a season since the Everton game.
 

CanuckoLFC

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The seat was not even warm from my arse, and I was struggling to find a stable stream, then bang, a goal against our boys.

The other teams never learn that "Do not score against LFC too early, particular not within the 1st minute". The barcode tried to defend and time wasting for 89 minutes. Hah!

Poor Neco, his mind seemed to be on point but his body was a step behind, resulting in that first goal, then passed the ball poorly leading to Milly being hammered. Most likely sneaked in some alcohol a few days ago and had not gotten it out of his system yet.

I just want another W in the record book, and improved on total points from last year. Overall I think that we did well enough. Milly having the captain's armband seemed to have relieved some of the burden from VvD. Virg had a much better and more focused match. Gomez had his on and off bits again: Crucial tackle but poor passes. Robbo game was fair, good assist mixed with several half effort passes.

I think our mid field were great: Gini, Milly and Baby controlled everything with the Barcodes sitting so far back. It was a pity that when the passes came from the mid-field, Neco and the new front 3 did not click too well. More competitive match time are needed for the squad players.

Front 3 - What can you say, the lack of game time obviously showed. But you can see that they were linking up better as the match progressed. Takumi had a cracker of a shot barely saved by the keeper. Perfectly timed goal by Big Div...What a brilliant long ball forward by Virg. Robbo drew the defender away and dropped the ball back to Div. Plenty of space by Div to smashed that ball into the bottom corner.

Virg once again helped out Gomez poor flick, took the ball away, passed to Ali, to Milly, a couple more passes later, to Bobby, to Mane, then Bang with a beautiful curler, our 3rd goal.

My 3 picks:
1. VvD: More focused today, great defending, covered Gomez mistake(s). Header for the 1st goal (what a cross from Ox). Excellent pass that led to the 2nd goal. Fantastic defending in order to build up the 3rd goal
2. Keita: Kept driving forward, not afraid in carrying the ball against the oppositions. Too bad that his efforts did not end up with at least a goal (Bobby pass that split the central defence).
3. Milly: Industrious. Had a few great passes, unfortunately that the front 3 or Neco did not make the most of them. Milly did scare me with a slip that gave Newcastle a chance on an attack.
 
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Falcon51

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Wow, just fuckin Wow! What a season, what a team. I haven’t been this happy and excited in years. It’s been such a joy watching the Reds play, especially during this God forsaken time in the USA. Turning on the TV to watch the Reds play and capture the EPL title has been truly awesome. Last week when they hoisted the trophy It was the first time in many years that a sports team brought tears to my eyes!

I love this Team! I’m going to be all out of sorts waiting for the new season to start! At least I can watch reruns of all their games! Good luck to all of you Reds fans, stay safe, healthy, and we’ll see you on these boards again in September during the first match as our Reds go on to win the EPL again!
 

CanuckoLFC

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Mind boggling season really enjoyed every bit of it despite fate conspiring against us like COVID-19 and VAR but we had these moments in the last 30 years huge monkey off our back to win the league so comprehensively and to all the detractors and the void and asterisk brigade we will look forward to annoying you even more starting 12 sept thanks to all the mods and all the members who have managed to stay civil with each other mainly thanks to this wonderful team made us enjoy what they served and finally thanks ever so much to Herr Klop and his staff for keeping the players focused for so long. YNWA
Holy massive run-on sentence! I know, I'm gushing too! :ROFLMAO: (y)
 

jaffod

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Nice to see the Ox with an assist, Divock with his trademark finish and Keita with another good performance. These 3 along with Minamino are the ones who really need to push on next season if we're not going to strengthen much before it starts.
Comfortable victory in the end and tied the record with our 32nd win of the sesason. Without being cheats.
 

Jimmyscase

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We lost the crowdless mini-season by four points 9/17pts vs 9/21pts. We imagine it this way now. We start with those four points behind City deducted in September and scramble like crazy to get them back by November.
 

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After a season like this I wouldn’t criticise anyone. Great season and long may it continue. Well done to Mr Klopp and staff. If ever their was a more difficult year than 2020 is turning out to be. Then we just murdered it.
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Over here we’ve had drought. Fires. Floods and virus. Followed by protesters who didn’t give a rats arse about the sick or elderly. So for a die hard LFC fan to have the season stopped then luckily restarted it been a big year. Thanks to all at LFC.
 

hugo the horrible

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Regulation win to cap off what has been one hell of a season,certainly not one to forget.
The drop off up front was noticeable as you would expect,I wonder what Klopp is thinking!
Origi is probably too erratic,and is probably Championship material,don't know.
VVD capped an amazing run of starts,what a buy that lad was.
On to next season in Sept.expect a little in the transfer market,but not a lot at all.
 

Walshy07

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Found Newcastle really odd.
First 15 they really wanted it. Scored the early goal and for next 15 were snapping at our heels and closing us down. We looked like we couldn’t be bothered. Then after a 5 minute spell of possession from us Newcastle retreated and just decided to stop closing down and sit deep.
From then on it was all us.
Who remember the days where an ale house player like Carroll coming on would create huge issues for us. Not any more. Easy to deal with.
Thought Keita had another good game.
 

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I thought Newcastle were dreadful. Last game of the season. At least have a bloody go.

Nice goal from Origi but he's been disappointing this season. I thought he might kick on after last season's heroics but it hasn't really happened and probably never will now. Keita has done OK and things are looking up for next season if he can stay fit. Minamino clearly still has a long way to go. Had his shot gone in things might have been different but he faded in the second half. Still very much on the periphery of things for me. It was good to see the front 3 enjoying themselves for the last 20.

It's been a weird period since restart and I've found it difficult to get into. We've done OK. 17 points out of 27 but it's hard to judge anything from it. Games played in quarters not halves, no crowds to feed off, lots of rotation and games every other day. It's all very alien to us as usually the team is primed to peak for the last few weeks of the season but this has felt like an extended series of pre-season games. The main objective was to just to confirm the title win on the pitch and that's been achieved. It ended in strange circumstances but it really has been a magnificent season.
 

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99 points.....

One against Arsenal, three against Burnley or Everton would have equalled or bettered the record. A record set by a team that disregarded the rules of FFP, and should have an * beside it.....so, a great haul and a measure of supreme consistency.

LiVARpool title proved unjustified, as Man Utd got a record penalty haul and a serious leg up into CL places.

Real positives going into next season. Naby starting to look the player we know he can be. Joe Gomez ironing out the few flaws in his game. Mo Salah smiling after yesterdays game despite being one goal short for 20 to make that 3 seasons in a row.

All of the above epitomised in yesterdays performance, a microcosm of where this great club is. We would have won the CL in the new format. No doubt in my mind, pity about the Athletico ties.

After years of listening to the abject nonsense of Arsenal, Chelsea, City and Utd supporters its nice to talk now........
 

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Next season will be top heavy. Imagine the following teams battling for top 6, top 4 and title :
Us (champions of everything)
City
United
Chelsea
Wolves
Spurs
Leicester
Leeds (Bielsa)
Newcastle (Saudi oil funded)
Everton (Ancelloti)
Really salivating at the potential battles to come!
 

104TOSH

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Words cannot do justice to what this team has achieved! We should award Jurgen a Scouse knighthood! Hendo has become a tour de force, a complete player and a strong captain. I watch Hendo bark at the ref(respectfully!) and smile! He is a true leader! We are blessed with a team/squad that next season will somehow set out to outshine this season - a hard task! Next season let us go the whole season undefeated and to break 100pts!!!

The game itself was enjoyable, although I was surprised at conceding an early goal! but no reason to panic, as we always find a way to turn things around! Virgil's header was sublime! A thing of beauty! Origi bagged himself a sweet strike, and so did Mane. And so 99pts! Champions again.

We go again! We can be much better than this too! And that is scary!

Enjoy this beautiful experience - Champion's once more.

Now let's retain our title!!!
 

Scott Jones

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Words cannot do justice to what this team has achieved! We should award Jurgen a Scouse knighthood! Hendo has become a tour de force, a complete player and a strong captain. I watch Hendo bark at the ref(respectfully!) and smile! He is a true leader! We are blessed with a team/squad that next season will somehow set out to outshine this season - a hard task! Next season let us go the whole season undefeated and to break 100pts!!!

The game itself was enjoyable, although I was surprised at conceding an early goal! but no reason to panic, as we always find a way to turn things around! Virgil's header was sublime! A thing of beauty! Origi bagged himself a sweet strike, and so did Mane. And so 99pts! Champions again.

We go again! We can be much better than this too! And that is scary!

Enjoy this beautiful experience - Champion's once more.

Now let's retain our title!!!
Great to hear from you mate,hope all is good.
 

104TOSH

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Great to hear from you mate,hope all is good.
Thanks Scott. Had a few health issues, still do, but I'm still here! This team, this club make me so damn happy!!! Time for a special smoke!!!

CHAMPIONS!!!
99pts!!!
Room for improvement!!! Being greedy I know!

I have missed you all and am glad to be back with my TIA family!!!
 

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Thanks Scott. Had a few health issues, still do, but I'm still here! This team, this club make me so damn happy!!! Time for a special smoke!!!

CHAMPIONS!!!
99pts!!!
Room for improvement!!! Being greedy I know!

I have missed you all and am glad to be back with my TIA family!!!
I am glad that the club’s successes this year have been as therapeutic As they have been for me. Good to read your posts again Cheers mate.
 

Jimmyscase

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Next season will be top heavy. Imagine the following teams battling for top 6, top 4 and title :
Us (champions of everything)
City
United
Chelsea
Wolves
Spurs
Leicester
Leeds (Bielsa)
Newcastle (Saudi oil funded)
Everton (Ancelloti)
Really salivating at the potential battles to come!
Nice Arse troll there. Good stuff!
 

jaffod

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Next season will be top heavy. Imagine the following teams battling for top 6, top 4 and title :
Us (champions of everything)
City
United
Chelsea
Wolves
Spurs
Leicester
Leeds (Bielsa)
Newcastle (Saudi oil funded)
Everton (Ancelloti)
Really salivating at the potential battles to come!

The only thing Everton will be battling is to avoid relegation. They are genuinely in deep shit.
 

jaffod

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99 points.....

One against Arsenal, three against Burnley or Everton would have equalled or bettered the record. A record set by a team that disregarded the rules of FFP, and should have an * beside it.....so, a great haul and a measure of supreme consistency.

LiVARpool title proved unjustified, as Man Utd got a record penalty haul and a serious leg up into CL places.

Real positives going into next season. Naby starting to look the player we know he can be. Joe Gomez ironing out the few flaws in his game. Mo Salah smiling after yesterdays game despite being one goal short for 20 to make that 3 seasons in a row.

All of the above epitomised in yesterdays performance, a microcosm of where this great club is. We would have won the CL in the new format. No doubt in my mind, pity about the Athletico ties.

After years of listening to the abject nonsense of Arsenal, Chelsea, City and Utd supporters its nice to talk now........
There's a lot that can be said about VAR this season from a Liverpool point of view. Maybe this isn't the time or place but fuck it....

I think a fair few of us have been justified in what we said before VAR was introduced, I couldn't wait for it to be used given the shite we've had to put up with in recent seasons.
I don't think it's any co-incidence we've romped away with the title in VAR's first season. It's kept most referee's honest (with one or two notable exceptions).
The Daily Fail printed a table over the weekend showing how the PL would look without VAR. Not sure which matches they looked at or what criteria they used but apparently we would have had 5 points less without VAR and City would have had 6 points more meaning the gap would have been a lot closer, (7 points).
The interesting thing about it is all the usual dickheads in the comments section jumping to the wrong conclusions. They seem to think because the gap was bigger due to VAR then we must have had favourable decisions all season with the referees and authorities bending over backwards to make sure we won it, therefore justifying their claims of LiVARpool.
In reality the exact opposite is true. The 18 point gap is a true reflection after the correct decisions had been made and the 7 point gap would be completely false and down to us losing points from bad calls while City benefitted from the same.
Just imagine this season without VAR. Imagine this Liverpool side was slightly less majestic than it was. We could quite easily be sitting here right now after being shafted out of another title, just like the season before. 5 points taken from us, 6 points more for City, throw in a few more dropped points and it would have been a completely different story.
As it was we were magnificent up to the break and we would have won the title with or without VAR but while dickheads like Atkinson and Taylor are about I'll be thankful for it.
 

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There's a lot that can be said about VAR this season from a Liverpool point of view. Maybe this isn't the time or place but fuck it....

I think a fair few of us have been justified in what we said before VAR was introduced, I couldn't wait for it to be used given the shite we've had to put up with in recent seasons.
I don't think it's any co-incidence we've romped away with the title in VAR's first season. It's kept most referee's honest (with one or two notable exceptions).
The Daily Fail printed a table over the weekend showing how the PL would look without VAR. Not sure which matches they looked at or what criteria they used but apparently we would have had 5 points less without VAR and City would have had 6 points more meaning the gap would have been a lot closer, (7 points).
The interesting thing about it is all the usual dickheads in the comments section jumping to the wrong conclusions. They seem to think because the gap was bigger due to VAR then we must have had favourable decisions all season with the referees and authorities bending over backwards to make sure we won it, therefore justifying their claims of LiVARpool.
In reality the exact opposite is true. The 18 point gap is a true reflection after the correct decisions had been made and the 7 point gap would be completely false and down to us losing points from bad calls while City benefitted from the same.
Just imagine this season without VAR. Imagine this Liverpool side was slightly less majestic than it was. We could quite easily be sitting here right now after being shafted out of another title, just like the season before. 5 points taken from us, 6 points more for City, throw in a few more dropped points and it would have been a completely different story.
As it was we were magnificent up to the break and we would have won the title with or without VAR but while dickheads like Atkinson and Taylor are about I'll be thankful for it.
Can you also imagine if we had had 13 penalties like Manure we would have won last years league and this years by 114 points
 

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Can you also imagine if we had had 13 penalties like Manure we would have won last years league and this years by 114 points
If we had had just one extra penalty in 2018-19, we would have won it. That tosser Atkinson not awarding what was a clear foul on Keïta in the Leicester game cost us the league.
 

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There's a lot that can be said about VAR this season from a Liverpool point of view. Maybe this isn't the time or place but fuck it....

I think a fair few of us have been justified in what we said before VAR was introduced, I couldn't wait for it to be used given the shite we've had to put up with in recent seasons.
I don't think it's any co-incidence we've romped away with the title in VAR's first season. It's kept most referee's honest (with one or two notable exceptions).
The Daily Fail printed a table over the weekend showing how the PL would look without VAR. Not sure which matches they looked at or what criteria they used but apparently we would have had 5 points less without VAR and City would have had 6 points more meaning the gap would have been a lot closer, (7 points).
The interesting thing about it is all the usual dickheads in the comments section jumping to the wrong conclusions. They seem to think because the gap was bigger due to VAR then we must have had favourable decisions all season with the referees and authorities bending over backwards to make sure we won it, therefore justifying their claims of LiVARpool.
In reality the exact opposite is true. The 18 point gap is a true reflection after the correct decisions had been made and the 7 point gap would be completely false and down to us losing points from bad calls while City benefitted from the same.
Just imagine this season without VAR. Imagine this Liverpool side was slightly less majestic than it was. We could quite easily be sitting here right now after being shafted out of another title, just like the season before. 5 points taken from us, 6 points more for City, throw in a few more dropped points and it would have been a completely different story.
As it was we were magnificent up to the break and we would have won the title with or without VAR but while dickheads like Atkinson and Taylor are about I'll be thankful for it.
It’s genuinely baffling that fans think the introduction of a system to increase the number of correct decisions somehow delegitimises this years title, when the obvious conclusion is that it actually delegitimises all the other ones.

And that with still getting fucked over with VAR, like the foul in Origi at Old Trafford, and the ‘what does Mo Salah have to do to win a penalty-ness’ of the whole business.
 

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If we had had just one extra penalty in 2018-19, we would have won it. That tosser Atkinson not awarding what was a clear foul on Keïta in the Leicester game cost us the league.
If I could gave VAR for just one decision in 18-19 it would be when Salah was taken down in the City game in the clearest red card tackle you have ever seen.
 

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If I could gave VAR for just one decision in 18-19 it would be when Salah was taken down in the City game in the clearest red card tackle you have ever seen.
Vincent Kompany had two of the most important moments in 18/19....
Goal vs Leicester
Escape a red card and different result vs Liverpool
Both pivotal moments in City winning the league.