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Post Match: Salzburg v Liverpool (UCL 10/12/19 5.55pm)

Man of the match

  • Alisson

    Votes: 37 23.9%
  • Alexander-Arnold

    Votes: 1 0.6%
  • Lovren [off 53’]

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Van Dijk

    Votes: 39 25.2%
  • Robertson

    Votes: 2 1.3%
  • Henderson

    Votes: 31 20.0%
  • Wijnaldum

    Votes: 7 4.5%
  • Keita [GOAL 57’, off 87’]

    Votes: 95 61.3%
  • Salah [GOAL 58’]

    Votes: 16 10.3%
  • Firmino [off 75’]

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Mane

    Votes: 44 28.4%
  • Gomez [on 53’]

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Milner [on 75’]

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Origi [on 87’]

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    155
  • Poll closed .

jredp

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Salzburg played a young team and that may have accounted for their high energy levels until our lads hit them with a 1~2 inside a couple of minutes, that seemed to have knocked the stuffing out of them.
hoping our lads never ever get tired of this winning feeling until the end of time (whenever that is)
YNWA
 

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Had to win our last game to go through, Napoli at home, which we did 1-0.

Finished 2nd on 9pts- won all our home and lost all away games.
Is me, but don't you think we played better this time in the early stages this year, than we did last year. I think so. We seemed more controlled and calm this time round?
 

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Is me, but don't you think we played better this time in the early stages this year, than we did last year. I think so. We seemed more controlled and calm this time round?
I think mentally we're now more monstrous :)
We also had yet to see the full integration of Fabinho in the early away games.
 

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Is me, but don't you think we played better this time in the early stages this year, than we did last year. I think so. We seemed more controlled and calm this time round?
Our away games were really bad in group stages last season. Napoli and red star away were two of the worse games we played all season as far as I recollect. We improve drastically in the knock out stages if the past two years are considered. This time we are as good right from the beginning be it league or CL. Having Keita, Ox and Shaq fit is really a great boost.
 

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had some time to watch the first 60 min to the second goal, and a point of note on Senor Bobby

So many times he had dropped deep into the midfield to help defend, around the 50th minute leading up to Naby-Baby's goal he stripped Minamino of the ball when he was about to shoot from 20 yards out

No joke, he was playing more of a #10 tonight than he was a #9. I reckon, we were actually looking like formation from Barca of 8-10 years ago

 

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Lots of flags and songs would have to be rewritten !!
My custom-printed T-shirts too; one of Cap JH lifting O' Big Ears, with the squad behind him, and the other featuring a beer-quzzling Kloppo on the back of the celebration parade bus captioned Let's talk about six, baby.
But should we retain the cup, I don't mind junking them and getting updated ones made. :)
 

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This is very nice from Salzburg. Added to the post match tweet from them wishing us well in the knock outs, I'll be watching the in the EL and wishing them well.
This isn't the first time this sort of thing has happened when we've knocked clubs out. Some clubs are just snide fucks all the way from top to bottom and wouldn't give you the steam off their piss but on the whole, we seem to have forged relationships and respect amongst our European rivals. Genuine question; granted I don't really pay much attention but I don't see the other English clubs getting such good wishes from their vanquished opponents?
 

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Is me, but don't you think we played better this time in the early stages this year, than we did last year. I think so. We seemed more controlled and calm this time round?
Absolutely, this was a much better group stage for us than last year. Napoli away being the only bad result (and we actually played fairly well in the game).
 

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If they hadn't released that video of half time at Anfield, we would have scored earlier. But we decided to kill off the game second half so that nonsense won't happen again. Our players don't miss sitters just like that. All part of the plan! :sneaky:

PS. Did he say twice, TWICE.. TWWIIICCCCEEE
No but he s probing singing in a chour the song : cry me a river :LOL:
 

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This game was about us keeping it tight at the back and then getting the first goal - making them need 2 without conceding another. That's what we did, and it was thanks to a solid defence and a great Alisson, who summoned the magic glove in that double save moment. Had we conceded, it would have been a different game. Not an impossible one (as we'd need a draw, and we have convinced ourselves that we can do it, having done so time and time again this season), but their psychology would be really powered up, at their own stadium.

Alisson, Van Dijk, and Henderson my MOTM votes. Getting those goals and topping the group is a very nice bonus, but not conceding away against a team that always seems to score was what was needed to go through, and these three players were crucial to that in my opinion.

What a goal by Salah! Makes up for those misses really, but only for this game. Thank God he scored that wonder goal, will do a lot for his confidence - had he left the game goalless with so many chances missed would have been bad for him.

Let's go, all 3 (5?) fronts!!!
 

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I don't want to go off topic (Mods delete this if you need to) and didn't want to start a new thread. Regarding Mo's goal last night and Son's for Spurs on Saturday. With an unbiased eye, which would posters say would win the Puskas Award?
 

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I don't want to go off topic (Mods delete this if you need to) and didn't want to start a new thread. Regarding Mo's goal last night and Son's for Spurs on Saturday. With an unbiased eye, which would posters say would win the Puskas Award?
Honestly imo Son s Goal is one Season wonder Mo s Goal defies the physicality in its core laws
 

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:cool: Great, great win.

Frantic first half, then we decided to take our chances and controlled the game comfortably, game over.

Naby really starting to click, nice to see. Mo misses 2347865 chances, then scores THAT.

Sorry Sloth, save your hattrick for the Europa.
I remember Mo’s first season with us
He always seemed to miss a couple of sitters - and then strike
It seemed to be a pattern
For me - when he misses a couple or three times I get REAL confident that he will score - cause if he has 2 or 3 misses that means that our system in that match is creating multiple opportunities for him to score and he is getting himself in positions to score

Gave MOTM to Naby
He looks and plays so much more mature than his 24 years -
Klopp is building a phenomonal squad
 

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We finished second of our group, and had then Bayern to contest with, with the return game played at Munich. A glorious game and result which set us up perfectly for our run towards the final and the trophy.
One of those Bayern legs last year was more of a knife fight than a football match -
 

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had some time to watch the first 60 min to the second goal, and a point of note on Senor Bobby

So many times he had dropped deep into the midfield to help defend, around the 50th minute leading up to Naby-Baby's goal he stripped Minamino of the ball when he was about to shoot from 20 yards out

No joke, he was playing more of a #10 tonight than he was a #9. I reckon, we were actually looking like formation from Barca of 8-10 years ago

Salah put in a shift defensively too. Especially in the first half after our corners when we didn't always claim the second ball.
 

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I'm a bit late to the afterparty - but wasn't that great last night.

Been an incredible week, where I have starting feeling a bit of pressure. Wasn't sure what would happen with Everton. Bournemouth's shit run could have ended. Surely United couldn't do anything at City. And to top it off, we were 90 minutes away from Thursday night footy.

But wow. What a week.

Merry Xmas Everton, Bournemouth - perhaps our most comprehensive display of the season with a clean sheet to boot, and Salzburg - nervy at the start, but what a way to see it out. Too good for them. Professional. Accomplished. Played like Champions.

Now on to Watford. Then Qatar could renergise us for the xmas and new year schedule.
 

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Just wanted to comment on Salzburg. Sometimes European football forges a bond of respect across the nations and this feels like that, or the start of that. Agree with the comment about the tweet and the playing of YNWA. Nothing but respect for them.

Exciting young team and they really had a go at us. We showed our European pedigree by almost allowing them to punch themselves out, score a couple, and then manage it professionally until the final whistle.

The likes of Monchengladbach back in the day forged a strong bond with us that still goes on to this day. That probably won’t happen to the same degree with Salzburg, given the transitory nature of the modern games. We would expect a fair few of their players to move on as they start to make a name for themselves. It’s also a bit different because it’s all on the back of the Red Bull fortune, but such is modern football.

Cutting through all that it was a great contest and they gave a good account of themselves. Hopefully they win the Europa League, smashing Man Utd along the way!
 

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I know that Mo's finishing can seem frustrating at times but let's not forget he's playing at an extremely high level of football and every kick of the ball can have massive significance for not just the club but also for many millions of LFC fans around the world. He's playing against international and sometimes world class defenders and only has a microsecond to make a decision or apply his skill. These aren't practice games we're playing tha' knows!

We are well fortunate to have him.
 

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Just wanted to comment on Salzburg. Sometimes European football forges a bond of respect across the nations and this feels like that, or the start of that. Agree with the comment about the tweet and the playing of YNWA. Nothing but respect for them.

Exciting young team and they really had a go at us. We showed our European pedigree by almost allowing them to punch themselves out, score a couple, and then manage it professionally until the final whistle.

The likes of Monchengladbach back in the day forged a strong bond with us that still goes on to this day. That probably won’t happen to the same degree with Salzburg, given the transitory nature of the modern games. We would expect a fair few of their players to move on as they start to make a name for themselves. It’s also a bit different because it’s all on the back of the Red Bull fortune, but such is modern football.

Cutting through all that it was a great contest and they gave a good account of themselves. Hopefully they win the Europa League, smashing Man Utd along the way!
I agree with the footballing part of what you say about them. Also, Klopp has evidently great respect for what their manager is doing there. Mané and Keita being RB products helps obviously.

However, the economic part of that shouldn't be forgotten. Salzburg are a Red Bull club, and in their current status, Leipzig's official feeder club. Also, just like Abu Dhabi in England, RB have massively distorted the competition in Austria, relegating the big traditional Vienna clubs to an anecdotical also-ran status. I despise everything about that. They not only distort the league in Austria, but also in Germany, with their money and with the advantage of being able to bring in the best players from Salzburg once they are ready. And they also break the 50+1 rule which has been so beneficial for German football, potentially opening the way for others to follow suit.

So, all about this is a bit fake, and that's why I don't think we'll build up a genuine link with them as we did with Mönchengladbach and Saint-Etienne. They both are proper clubs, with proper supporters and a tremendous atmosphere in their respective stadia (isn't it great btw to see how Mönchengladbach lead their league with that young team?). As far as I'm concerned, I've every bit of respect for these two clubs and would love to see them do well, but it'll never extend to any club owned by RB, even if they happen to play good football.
 

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I don't want to go off topic (Mods delete this if you need to) and didn't want to start a new thread. Regarding Mo's goal last night and Son's for Spurs on Saturday. With an unbiased eye, which would posters say would win the Puskas Award?
Son turned on the afterburner and went 3/4 th of the field. It's a brilliant run, rarely seen.
Mo is as @[email protected] said, defied physics a bit.
Both are great great ones. Since Mo plays for us, Heart says Mo. But brain says Son, as it was more difficult, as in any 1 tackle could have stopped it from happening, but nothing did.
 

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Missed the game. Will read through the thread later.
Chuffed we won!!!
Anyone know how to watch the highlights??

Was spot on about Naby starting!!! (Former club and all, great last game-- had to play)..
how was Bobby last night? Back to his best??? Any concerns??
Ox and Milner (f/b) back at the weekend and probably Shaq or\ and Divock up top. Robertson must have a break. Hendo too and probably Bobby or Salah as well. Who we got, Watford away??

When is the draw - I want somewhere exotic.
A goto site for me. Might be the odd popup, but not many for me....

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