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Post Match: West Ham v Liverpool (EPL 29/1/20 7.45)

Man of the match

  • Alisson

    Votes: 59 51.3%
  • Alexander-Arnold [off 78’]

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Gomez

    Votes: 16 13.9%
  • Van Dijk

    Votes: 20 17.4%
  • Robertson

    Votes: 1 0.9%
  • Henderson

    Votes: 46 40.0%
  • Wijnaldum

    Votes: 2 1.7%
  • Oxlade-Chamberlain [GOAL 52’, off 85’]

    Votes: 15 13.0%
  • Salah [GOAL 35’]

    Votes: 52 45.2%
  • Firmino

    Votes: 18 15.7%
  • Origi [off 70’]

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Fabinho [on 70’]

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Keita [on 78’]

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Jones (on 85’)

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    115
  • Poll closed .

CanuckoLFC

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The London Stadium is so sterile even from the video. The design is so flat (literally!) and all width. Without the height to trap the noise, no wonder it appeared to be so dead. Was it that bad during the Olympics in London? I seriously don't remember watch the Olympics on TV. Such a pity that the Hammers moved from Upton Park to this soulless place.
 

jredp

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one game at a time. we may be 19 points ahead, 30 points to 4th place, but we should never be cocky, because I don't want to ever lose again. This run of form can continue forever so we may never hear from that shite of in-breds, who have been extremely lucky to have taken a point of us so far this season.

We are LIVERPOOL!

impressed by Hendo, I think he has learned the hard way, but he has improved as a player. I think he has felt the competition for places in the team, and got better because of the overall quality of the players in the team. kudos to him, I just hope he can find a good pair of shooting boots to match.
 

StrongINTheAir

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Hate to be harsh considering how dominant our record is.
but if I have to be critical, Fabinho would be my target. I totally understand he is trying to work his way back from injury. But the pace of the game is way too much for him right now.Both last match and this he passed what should be a short and simple pass to the wrong team, on multiple occasions. And he isn’t breaking up much either. No way he should get a 6 for his rating. More like a 4.
I expect him to come good, but Hendo doesn’t need to worry about being displaced any time soon. Which is actually quite good for us
 

Flobs

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I have a big gripe with you lot. In the MOTM poll I was only 1 of 2 who voted Gini who was for once excellent. I bet it was @Alright Now trying to rib me again.
He made 1 poor back pass in the game but does this once a game anyway so I thought such little things where over looked (so what if this time it got a bit hairy we still had VVD, Gomez and Allison back there).
How is Henderson behind Salah, who was good but not that good, and Allison who although much cooler than Fabianski didn't do any more than him.
So our MOTM wasn't any better than their equivalent yet Henderson that bossed the whole match is only our 3rd best player. Com'on get it together.
Btw Gomez was excellent as well. TAA and Robbo deserve a vote each just for being on the pitch and to keep their morale up.

:mad:
 

104TOSH

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well that's another 3pts and clean sheet.
not at our very best, but no problem either!
Alisson is an awesome keeper! made a couple of very good saves. my MOTM.
Salah was exceptional! Bobby too.
our midfield trio performed heroically.
Origi kind of showed up! does he get an assist for winning the pen?!?!?!
nice seeing Jones get some minutes.
Fab still rusty!

time for another pancake! last time I nearly set the oven ablaze by leaving a frying pan in! didn't see it! Mrs Tosh was not amused. I still ate the pancake though - I'm addicted to pancakes!!!

In Klopp we trust!!!
 

Zinedine Biscan

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The phrase "well-oiled machine" could have been invented to describe this Liverpool team. We're like a juggernaut; brimming with power and while we may not always be the sexiest vehicle on the road, if you stand in our way we're going to flatten you without slowing down.

Just a very professional performance, totally in control from start to finish (Trent deciding to see if he could hit his own goalpost aside) and for most of it barely needed to break a sweat, honestly. I think games like this show the evolution of this team from when Klopp first arrived. The basic principles remain, but it's not 90 minutes of heavy metal football anymore, it's just exerting total control over an opponent and knowing when to turn the screws.

We always look like we could move up another gear if required - and often do - but there's no excess energy being drained. It's being dominant without breaking ourselves apart in the process, and as a result this should be sustainable. We should have the legs, with wise squad management of course, to keep this going as long as we have to.

On another note, on the one hand I wish we'd never have to play Moyes teams because he always seems to suck any enjoyment from an occasion, but on the other we always beat them without trouble, so there's that. But could you imagine paying to watch that dross week in, week out?

My men of the match were Alisson, who continues to be our Gandalf (you shall not pass!), Virgil, who is just an impenetrable barrier in defence, and Hendo who continues to be everywhere on the pitch marshalling the troops and generally being our captain fantastic. Nice to see Salah so lively, as well.
 

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A special mention to our captain.. Here’s to you Jordan Henderson..

He played no.6, no.8 and fullback with no drop off in quality or drive. He is the constant so far, a metronome of excellence, consistency and determination, playing at a the very top level.

Other players will get the plaudits but this season is on his back, on his shoulders, in his image.. It carries the hallmarks of the stubborn refusal to lie down character which led to him refusing to be swapped for Clint Dempsey.

When he lifts the trophy.. With his funny gait.. He will cement his status as one of our very very best.. Of all time..
 

Red Armada

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It carries the hallmarks of the stubborn refusal to lie down character which led to him refusing to be swapped for Clint Dempsey.
We dodged a big one with that. He's been so impressive this year, so dominant that at times it's incredulous. There are very few midfielders in the world that can be compared with him.

On a similar note, it was really pleasing to see Salah get back to his best. He kept things simple and as a result he was instrumental in our build-up. He got one goal, had the gorgeous assist with the outside of the boot for the second and almost scored a third with a first time strike that was unlucky to bounce off the post.
 

Noo Noo

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A special mention to our captain.. Here’s to you Jordan Henderson..

He played no.6, no.8 and fullback with no drop off in quality or drive. He is the constant so far, a metronome of excellence, consistency and determination, playing at a the very top level.

Other players will get the plaudits but this season is on his back, on his shoulders, in his image.. It carries the hallmarks of the stubborn refusal to lie down character which led to him refusing to be swapped for Clint Dempsey.

When he lifts the trophy.. With his funny gait.. He will cement his status as one of our very very best.. Of all time..
He will I agree. For me he's grown this year and is now the fully rounded player and captain we've wanted to see post Gerrard.
 

Walshy07

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Hate to be harsh considering how dominant our record is.
but if I have to be critical, Fabinho would be my target. I totally understand he is trying to work his way back from injury. But the pace of the game is way too much for him right now.Both last match and this he passed what should be a short and simple pass to the wrong team, on multiple occasions. And he isn’t breaking up much either. No way he should get a 6 for his rating. More like a 4.
I expect him to come good, but Hendo doesn’t need to worry about being displaced any time soon. Which is actually quite good for us
he is really rusty. It reminds me of when he first signed. Heavy touches and poor passes.
He just needs a bit more time as he has been out a while.
Gutted minanmino didn’t come on as I thought he’d tear West Ham apart.
Good to see Keita back.
 

Noo Noo

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The phrase "well-oiled machine" could have been invented to describe this Liverpool team. We're like a juggernaut; brimming with power and while we may not always be the sexiest vehicle on the road, if you stand in our way we're going to flatten you without slowing down.

Just a very professional performance, totally in control from start to finish (Trent deciding to see if he could hit his own goalpost aside) and for most of it barely needed to break a sweat, honestly. I think games like this show the evolution of this team from when Klopp first arrived. The basic principles remain, but it's not 90 minutes of heavy metal football anymore, it's just exerting total control over an opponent and knowing when to turn the screws.

We always look like we could move up another gear if required - and often do - but there's no excess energy being drained. It's being dominant without breaking ourselves apart in the process, and as a result this should be sustainable. We should have the legs, with wise squad management of course, to keep this going as long as we have to.

On another note, on the one hand I wish we'd never have to play Moyes teams because he always seems to suck any enjoyment from an occasion, but on the other we always beat them without trouble, so there's that. But could you imagine paying to watch that dross week in, week out?

My men of the match were Alisson, who continues to be our Gandalf (you shall not pass!), Virgil, who is just an impenetrable barrier in defence, and Hendo who continues to be everywhere on the pitch marshalling the troops and generally being our captain fantastic. Nice to see Salah so lively, as well.
I feel a Rubber Duck / Convoy type meme coming
 

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The phrase "well-oiled machine" could have been invented to describe this Liverpool team. We're like a juggernaut; brimming with power and while we may not always be the sexiest vehicle on the road, if you stand in our way we're going to flatten you without slowing down.

Snip...
Ah, something like this, then?

 

sportbilly1966

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I have a big gripe with you lot. In the MOTM poll I was only 1 of 2 who voted Gini who was for once excellent. I bet it was @Alright Now trying to rib me again.
He made 1 poor back pass in the game but does this once a game anyway so I thought such little things where over looked (so what if this time it got a bit hairy we still had VVD, Gomez and Allison back there).
How is Henderson behind Salah, who was good but not that good, and Allison who although much cooler than Fabianski didn't do any more than him.
So our MOTM wasn't any better than their equivalent yet Henderson that bossed the whole match is only our 3rd best player. Com'on get it together.
Btw Gomez was excellent as well. TAA and Robbo deserve a vote each just for being on the pitch and to keep their morale up.

:mad:
We need more votes!!! especially after todays game as there were some strong shouts from most of the players
 

Jimmyscase

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When was the last time we had both full backs on from the start and they only got 1 vote between them? Robbo was much better without Mané's defensive cover last night than he was after Mané's injury against Wolves. Notwithstanding Traoré.
 

Flobs

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Has anyone else noticed how we only play ticky-tacky football in the opposition penalty area now. There was one instance where we made 6 passes in their box last night. I mean are we taking the piss or what. Never seen a team do that before (Salah can't pass when in midfield but in the opposition box can thread a pass through the eye of a needle, strange!). :LOL:
 

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West Ham vs Liverpool Highlights
The ref blew his whistle at 32.52 to signal the penalty which was eventually scored at 34.45. That was nearly two full minutes for VAR to intervene and confirm that it was a penalty. Feck me they had a good long hard look at whether Bobby's hand may have ever so slightly brushed the ball. Like they were thinking "is there any way that we can overturn the penalty decision". These gifts are going out of the way to ruin the spectacle of the game.

I've also got issue with the amount of time being added on. As I said above there two minutes taken for the VAR review. and Noble were both booked in the first half and Mo scored. I was of the belief that refs are to add thirty seconds each for each yellow card and each goal scored. Which would mean one and a half minutes, which should be rounded up to two minutes. Add the VAR review and you have four minutes. Yet only two were signalled? I've notice this anomaly in lot's of other games as well. If there are guidelines for ref's then they should adhere to them.


Rant over. :)
 

Noo Noo

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Just think, if Liverpool were to file administration tomorrow, they'd be docked 10 points and would still be favorites to win the league.
On the same theme, if we were docked 35 points for FFP breaches (as Saracens have been in Rugby recently) we would still be 5 points clear of Everton