Post Match: Spurs v Liverpool (EPL 11/1/20 5.30pm)

Man of the match

  • Alisson

    Votes: 65 48.1%
  • Alexander-Arnold

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Gomez

    Votes: 9 6.7%
  • Van Dijk

    Votes: 24 17.8%
  • Robertson

    Votes: 2 1.5%
  • Henderson

    Votes: 11 8.1%
  • Wijnaldum

    Votes: 52 38.5%
  • Oxlade-Chamberlain (off 61’)

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • Salah (off 90+1’)

    Votes: 7 5.2%
  • Firmino [GOAL 36’]

    Votes: 58 43.0%
  • Mane (off 81’]

    Votes: 34 25.2%
  • Lallana (on 61’)

    Votes: 3 2.2%
  • Origi (on 81’]

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • Shaqiri (on 90+1’)

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    135
  • Poll closed .

Rambler

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For what it's worth, i heard the commentator say right at the 3 minute mark, that they adding time for subs made.

I remember thinking, is that a thing now and if so, since when?

If it's not, then so much for tactical subs in extra time when he's refereeing us.

Or the commentator was taking the piss out of us.
It has been the case for quite a long time now. Don't worry though. Even @Iluvatar didn't know that was the rule.

If like yesterday, there is a sub during time added, then even more time is added to cover it. That is why I don't understand why subs are often sent on during added time. Seems counter productive.
 
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For what it's worth, i heard the commentator say right at the 3 minute mark, that they adding time for subs made.

I remember thinking, is that a thing now and if so, since when?

If it's not, then so much for tactical subs in extra time when he's refereeing us.

Or the commentator was taking the piss out of us.
I think you add 3 seconds for a sub, not 1 minute 30 seconds but I stand to be corrected.
 

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It has been the case for quite a long time now. Don't worry though. Even @Iluvatar didn't know that was the rule.

If like yesterday, there is a sub during time added, then even more time is added to cover it. That is why I don't understand why subs are often sent on during added time. Seems counter productive.
Despite the rule the full amount time doesn't always get added on and there seems to be little accountability for it. Does Jon Moss want to be running around any longer than is absolutely necessary or does he want to get home as soon as possible for dinner?
 

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Minimum of 30 seconds or longer if they take an age to go off like our guy did yesterday
Thought so, thanks.

I know Salah ambled off from the far side of the pitch but lets just say I dont trust Atkinson a whole lot.
 

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So three quick thoughts on yesterday;

I thought the away end was strangely subdued and nervous. Lots of tourists around me but the atmosphere not a patch on other away games this season.

The spurs stadium is magnificent, probably the most impressive in the UK and one of the best in Europe.

We were a bit lucky in the end. I think if they had scored late on it would have been a fairer reflection of the game.
 

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“They are so so good and so so strong in every area. And on top of that, they are lucky. They were lucky. They could perfectly concede a goal, they could perfectly finish with ten, the VAR were having their tea and didn’t watch Robertson for a red card.”

No kudos at all to that bitter c*nt.
Agreed, that. All of that. I couldn’t believe Jose had the stones to talk his shit after the match. Bitter, bitter man he is. In all truth the scoreline should have been 3-0 at 23 minutes. Ox hit the inside of the post in the 5th minute, Bobby with an exquisite chance in 17th minute and Virgil headed the ball directly into Gazzaniga’s gloves in the 23rd. So yeah, Mou, “lucky”. Just an out and out asshole. His new and improved effervescent attitude lasted all of 2 weeks and now he’s back to being the miserable prick we all know and loathe. I wish him nothing but the worst.

EDIT; and Japhet Tanganga started the match like he was some back alley hooligan looking for a ruck, then Sadio gives it back to him in the 33nd minute and young Japhet lay on the ground like he was jumped by a crowd of 10. Get up you cheat.
 
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So three quick thoughts on yesterday;

I thought the away end was strangely subdued and nervous. Lots of tourists around me but the atmosphere not a patch on other away games this season.

The spurs stadium is magnificent, probably the most impressive in the UK and one of the best in Europe.

We were a bit lucky in the end. I think if they had scored late on it would have been a fairer reflection of the game.
Yeah if we had scored at least another one in the preceding 70 minutes.

They didn't deserve anything. You can't turn up for 18 minutes and bang on about deserving a point.
 

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So three quick thoughts on yesterday;

I thought the away end was strangely subdued and nervous. Lots of tourists around me but the atmosphere not a patch on other away games this season.

The spurs stadium is magnificent, probably the most impressive in the UK and one of the best in Europe.

We were a bit lucky in the end. I think if they had scored late on it would have been a fairer reflection of the game.
I can’t agree that we were lucky. When exactly were we lucky? We dominated the game for about 70-75 minute, during which, we hit the post, scored and squandered several opportunities to score, while Spurs just ‘parked several London buses’. Yes, they missed two good chances to score, but that was it. Plus, once again we were up against that twat Atkinson, who never fails to demonstrate his obvious dislike of LFC. So, how exactly were we lucky?
 

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Agreed, that. All of that. I couldn’t believe Jose had the stones to talk his shit after the match. Bitter, bitter man he is. In all truth the scoreline should have been 3-0 at 23 minutes. Ox hit the inside of the post in the 5th minute, Bobby with an exquisite chance in 17th minute and Virgil headed the ball directly into Gazzaniga’s gloves in the 23rd. So yeah, Mou, “lucky”. Just an out and out asshole. His new and improved effervescent attitude lasted all of 2 weeks and now he’s back to being the miserable prick we all know and loathe. I wish him nothing but the worst.

EDIT; and Japhet Tanganga started the match like he was some back alley hooligan looking for a ruck, then Sadio gives it back to him in the 33nd minute and young Japhet lay on the ground like he was jumped by a crowd of 10. Get up you cheat.
It's his MO: If plan A doesn't work, blame anyone/anything but myself.
 

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In the end it was as tough as I thought it would be, but given the way the game panned out it should have been a much easier win. We weren't clinical enough. Two massive chances missed in the first half when we were totally dominant. Could have been out of sight by half time. After about 70 minutes it became obvious the second wasn't coming, we looked leggy and Spurs came into it. Still, we won, like we always do.

It's hard work winning all the time. Not just physically but mentally so anyone expecting us to be perfect after 29 wins in the last 30 games is showing signs of entitlement. 104 points from the last 38 games. This is an incredible, unprecedented run. Extraordinary, phenomenal. They are going to have to invent new superlatives to describe it if it carries on much longer. Great runs like this need a bit of luck and we had some tonight in the last 20 minutes or so, but a draw would have been a travesty. We were miles better than Spurs.

We will need the 8 days rest before the United game. We always seem to dip in January and we are in the middle of the toughest sequence of games we have all season. There's been no chance for any rotation in the last few weeks with all the injuries mounting but Fabinho, Matip and Lovren are all on the way back now. Just the 16 points clear at the top with a game in hand. Looking good.
I think there are some signs of fatigue in this team. Not physical fatigue, but mental. They are doing a magnificent job of focusing on the task at hand each match and doing what is necessary to come away with the points, however there seems to be almost an irritability with many of the players. I think the injuries and tight schedule has created a little bit of a siege mentality, a sense of needing to keep pushing hard while knowing they need to be ready for the next game. Having some players coming back from injury could not be happening at a more opportune time - Fabinho in particular is going to relieve a lot of pressure, Lovren and Matip will provide a sense of security, but I think the sense of being reinforced might even be more important that the positions.
 

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Yeah if we had scored at least another one in the preceding 70 minutes.

They didn't deserve anyeverything. You can't turn up for 18 minutes and bang on about deserving a point.
Well i ve never ever seen a Mou Team do something like 17 minutes in a game so his Point is Right , the Problem is he was>/is/ll be wrong with his shit attitudes and anti Football Football. He wants results with less fuss and more throwing all under the bus strategy, but if asked what his Job is;NOTHING to say
 

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3 points away
Clean sheet

Job done

Wasn't exactly an "exhibition of football" but as the great man Al Davis used to say..."Just win baby!"

Like those old Oakland Raiders under John Madden, it seems that Jurgen Klopp has taken the mantra of a "Commitment to Excellence" one step further.

Composure, focus and attention to detail and a complete commitment to giving everything for this club has put this squad in a position to redefine excellence.

This is Liverpool F.C...

Dedication is no longer just another ten letter word...

Next weekend, Manchester United players and staff will visit Anfield...

I doubt they are eagerly looking forward to the occasion.

YNWA lads.
 

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Next weekend, Manchester United players and staff will visit Anfield...

I doubt they are eagerly looking forward to the occasion.

YNWA lads.
I just found out today I wont be able to watch the Man U match live
and I'm not sure how I can get through the week now
 

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I just found out today I wont be able to watch the Man U match live
and I'm not sure how I can get through the week now
Do what I do: I live in Australia so the games are on sometime 12am to 7am. I wake up and watch the games at like 9am or something. So you could also avoid all social media/turn your phone off if you have people who will message you after the game.

Then go to fullmatchesandshows. com and watch the replay at the time you have a couple of hrs free. Essentially you are watching it live.
 

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Look Mourinho played this tactic with us when he had Chelsea, they won 2-0 at Anfield. He tried this tactic today with spurs, we won 1-0 at their stadium. Take the 3 points and then go , cause beating United needs to be our priority now.
 

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For what it's worth, i heard the commentator say right at the 3 minute mark, that they adding time for subs made.

I remember thinking, is that a thing now and if so, since when?

If it's not, then so much for tactical subs in extra time when he's refereeing us.

Or the commentator was taking the piss out of us.
Note to self, never post at 2:10 am, with only 3 hours sleep in the previous 30 hours and after having a couple of reds (wine that is,haha).
Tends to impact on my clear thinking. :(
I'm looking for sympathy here.

Thanks for setting me straight with the law, in a polite way of course.
 

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Superb result. Clean sheet. Hard fought win and we looked a bit tired second half.
Spurs looked good - so why aren’t the frauds higher up?

Mentality. Just so, so good. 61 points after 21 games, best ever of top five leagues. Edging closer...
Someone pelase advise me what is so mentally good about letting our opponents have two sitters (my granny could have put away) in the last 15 minutes. Was almost a mental collapse in truth. I bet I could list about 5 last minute sitters opponents have blazed wide in our games this season.

In truth, we've ridden large bits of luck in several of our closer games this season. Lost count of the number of post match reports when we have just been relieved to hear the final whistle.

Last minute winners, and staying in the game for 90 minutes, is mentally demanding, but lets not confuse a bit of luck with mental fortitude. Mental me arse.
 

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Someone pelase advise me what is so mentally good about letting our opponents have two sitters (my granny could have put away) in the last 15 minutes. Was almost a mental collapse in truth. I bet I could list about 5 last minute sitters opponents have blazed wide in our games this season.

In truth, we've ridden large bits of luck in several of our closer games this season. Lost count of the number of post match reports when we have just been relieved to hear the final whistle.

Last minute winners, and staying in the game for 90 minutes, is mentally demanding, but lets not confuse a bit of luck with mental fortitude. Mental me arse.
There is a reason why our opponents miss chances when it matters.It is not luck or anything like that.And scoring late goals or winning close matches on consistent basis is not happening because of luck.
 

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Wow!! we are a much better team than recent years.
We managed to win that game despite the most cheating, scheming, teefin, dishonest, self-serving, corrupt "Ref" in the country.

I used to think he was a stupid man with poor sight, but now I think it's clear he is just a cheat with a whistle and a headset.
When we scored I was half expecting him to fabricate a reason for disallowing it.
I'm really surprised we got to the end of the game without one of our players getting a red card.

But even in the presence of this obvious cheat (with 1 arm tied behind our back) ...we still managed to beat last season's Champions League finalists.
 

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It is even worse this weekend we’ve got Pawson last time he officiated this fixture he failed to award us 3 penalties but I hope that VAR will keep him in check i am not holding my breath though in view of who is in the VAR room (Paul Tierny)?
 
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Pawson let a lot of stuff slide, but you don't know when he decides it's time for a card or free kick. Arsenal vs Chelsea was one of those games. Jorginho should have picked up his second yellow for another blatant technical foul in that game, but instead he stayed on and later scored (I think that it was the winner too). Earlier in the game, there should be a yellow or pen against the Gunners.
 

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Now watched the first half three times NBC stream live broadcast, LFC TV full match replay and Sky Sports Germany. It's one of the most difficult 45 minutes of football to read this season. Spurs do a much better job than I thought watching it live. Between the Van Dijk chance and Mané's volley which is about 25 minutes, they play much more tightly than we do. Aurier, Tangagongo? and Winks are a match for Robbo and Sadio, in the middle phase. Son gets the better of Joe and Hendo a couple of times. They get better breaks of the ball and more lenient reffing, but still.