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 .

Walshy07

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City are more han capable of winning all their games. We just have to focus on every game.
I see Villa getting smashed by at least 5 today.
 

geebo

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I thought it was a typical game against Mourhino. Typical defensive with counter attack. But the difference to the past was how respectful to us they were, and ow well we dealt with them, patience, running, hustling, fluid movement, brilliant passing, and all done with no worry about Spurs attacks. Spurs are not a bad team, but when they had half chances we had Van the man, Becker or Gomes who we rocks.

Im still utterly gobsmacked and in shock at how this season is panning out. Our desire to win the league and be a top team for so long, the endless discussions about what we were missing, what was fundamentally wrong with the team, then along comes Klopp and puts sturridge on the bank and Firmino in his position... and the rest is history (or Im too lazy to write anymore) what makes us so great now compared to 2 years ago? Klopps mastermind plan, the fact we are now winners with a winner mentality, with Confidence in ability, but a worker like attitude.

But blimey ! 61 from 63 points ! Even Sir Bob didnt do that. its just amazing. I keep rubbing my eyes, but we have twice as many points as 8th place and 3 times as much as 18th place. Even injuries havent derailed us. Im nt going to tempt fate, but Im gonig to watch every game without drinking alcohol because I want to remember this season for a long time (and save money for the 19/20 complilation DVD :_)
 

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A great three points for an average performance. Played reasonably for an hour then hit the wall. Looked very tired and just did enough to take the three points. A few of the lads were below par today. Both full backs going forward didn't give their usual service. Joe Gomez looked a bit shaky throughout and Henderson lost the ball a few times in dangerous positions. What a great buy Allison has turned out to be. He made some of his saves today look really routine never spilling anything. Our front three played some great football without getting its full reward though. Take three points anytime down in the Capital. Big game next week but hopefully some of the lads back from injury.
 

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Just giving the perch a bit of a polish. Coming up nicely. I'm gonna call it the Sir Alex Ferguson perch.
MAybe the bob Paisley perch or the Jürgen Klopp Perch? Has the Fergie one been taken out to be destroyed.. (or do you actually own a perch?)
 

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I think the team are only human and will have a few weak knee moments before the end of the season. I remember Liverpool in the 80s, their worst run of defeats was at the end of a season, having already won the league they failed to win something like their last 5 games.
 

Jimmyscase

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Just giving the perch a bit of a polish. Coming up nicely. I'm gonna call it the Sir Alex Ferguson perch.
Are we back on our perch before we have more titles than United? If turning around his stupid baiting of us means anything, it must mean we outdo their record completely, musn't it? 21 titles or bust. But if you're up for polishing it a couple of seasons in advance, go for it.
 

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MAybe the bob Paisley perch or the Jürgen Klopp Perch? Has the Fergie one been taken out to be destroyed.. (or do you actually own a perch?)
I’m picturing that perch going up in flames like the end of The Wicker Man.
 

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In february(1st week march), manc's play 4 away games against Totn'm, Leic, Real and manu. Also, the international break. The reality of losing points is quite possible. After this, we might see some mash-up in the coming games. Well, that's how we, the "commons" would love it. But, Klopp could just go on..."playing safe"
At the moment the earliest we could win it in April 11th. But if they drop points we could win it by beating them at their place. Which would be glorious.
 

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I think the team are only human and will have a few weak knee moments before the end of the season. I remember Liverpool in the 80s, their worst run of defeats was at the end of a season, having already won the league they failed to win something like their last 5 games.
Not a chance that'll happen with Klopp in charge. He'd kick their asses off the team if they looked at all like they didn't want to win every game from now till the end of the season and keep the winning mentality going into next season.

Ive noticed along with other s that a break in games sees us generally more tired than playing every few days. Does anyone think that Klopps training sessions are actually harder than playing a full game midweek (im assuming there are more training sessions without a midweek game)? Some mention rustiness but it doesnt seem like that to me, it looks more like they're shattered by the end of the game.

On to the game, we did deserve to win but not finishing our chances means we're riding our luck at the other end. Even with the best defense and goalie we could have easily lost points at the end if their players could hit a barn door. It's almost like our players are so confident that we wont concede they are happy to protect the lead. Either way, the way we played we deserved to be more than 1 up so hopefully we'll hammer the lesser Utd next weekend and after that i can't see where enough defeats could come to see us not win this. Still feel nervous though and cant wait till its done and dusted, been way too long a wait.

Picked Ali, Mo and Mane for motm, hated leaving Bobby and Gini out.
 

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People keep talking about us looking tired but I'm not sure that's the case. We're doing enough to win games without going full pelt. We've become very adept at seeing out 1-0 wins. There was a time we'd concede a late equaliser 2 or 3 times a season, usually at Anfield. I think we back ourselves not to concede these days. It will happen at some point and nearly did yesterday, but I reckon Jürgen is looking at the long term benefits and is trying to manage the whole December/ January fixture madness without running the players into the ground.
 

Jimmyscase

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I agree.

If our shooting had been a little better, we would have blown them away in the first half.
The doesn't mean we need them killing their bodies like Harry Kane does in hours of shooting practice. Just three games ago it was that that did for Naby's groin. They might need help from our part-time psychologist Curtis Jones. Teach our foreign lads some Scouse bile and guile.
 

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City are more han capable of winning all their games. We just have to focus on every game.
I see Villa getting smashed by at least 5 today.
No, they're not. Not this seasons Man City.

As i have mentioned earlier; their longest winning streak in the Premier League this season is 3 games. So there is no reason they should win 17 in a row. This seasons team is not on par with the last few seasons. They lost Kompany, and a couple of their high profile players are over the top (still good, but not as good as they were)
 

Billy Biskix

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I think the team are only human and will have a few weak knee moments before the end of the season. I remember Liverpool in the 80s, their worst run of defeats was at the end of a season, having already won the league they failed to win something like their last 5 games.
But in those days as soon as the league was won the players would be out on the ale for the rest of the season. Very different set up these days.