Alles wird gut
- Feb 11, 2016
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.It carries the hallmarks of the stubborn refusal to lie down character which led to him refusing to be swapped for Clint Dempsey.
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.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 is really rusty. It reminds me of when he first signed. Heavy touches and poor passes.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
I feel a Rubber Duck / Convoy type meme comingThe 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.
Ah, something like this, then?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.
We need more votes!!! especially after todays game as there were some strong shouts from most of the playersI 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.
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.
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 EvertonJust think, if Liverpool were to file administration tomorrow, they'd be docked 10 points and would still be favorites to win the league.