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Liverpool v Arsenal - Match Thread

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by FoxForceFive, Sep 28, 2020.

  1. Woland

    Woland Part of the Furniture Member

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    He did look, and ran across the flight of the ball into the man. Elbow a foot down and it's a decent shove but he got it wrong and I was very happy to see the yellow.
     
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    Athens Greatest Bloke Ever [Citation Needed] Member

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    They don't call the last goal scored the winning goal for nothing...
     
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    keniget Part of the Furniture Member

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    No idea what he was doin there.

    Only mitigating factor perhaps is that the defender backed off so maybe Mane thought he’d be closer and it would’ve been more of a shoulder barge / chest push.
     
  4. Fabio

    Fabio Former mod, consistent c*** Honorary Member

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    I didnt think he looked, or it was an initial elbow (more wrist/forearm), but was worried VAR would make it a red
     
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    Woland Part of the Furniture Member

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    Yeah I'm not saying Mane is suddenly a dirty angry bastard, but it was a minute after a separate lunge. He was defo worked up and mistimed a couple of things. Sorted it out from then on and was the best player on the pitch. But if that was the other way round you'd have at least expected a var check and be hoping for a red
     
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    I'm with you here. I was shitting myself until I saw it was a yellow and not a red.
    Mane did look a little bit over motivated in those early stages, and I really feared he'd see a red card.
    I'm glad he did sort it out from then on.
     
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    Agreed, I thought he could get a red there. Great to see we went out fired up though.
     
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    What a great cameo from Jota. Movement, skill, execution. He found space in a way that none of our other forward options seem to do. Not only will this be excellent when we need to change the personnel in a game but this can really help reduce the workload of Mane & Mo too in what is going to be a very compact and full on season of games.

    Thought Gomez & Trent dealt with Auba very well, didn't give him much room for much of the game. Naby & Gini were all over the CMs giving them no time at all.

    Domination.
     
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    Special mention to keita , he was a pressing beast last night
     
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    Really happy for Jota but got the feeling Arse were knackered and let him have more space because Mane had gone away and they could stop worrying. This is based on nothing of any substance, stats or even observations. Just thinking what I'd probs do as an Arsenal player seeing Mane walk off the pitch.
     
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    Agreed. His pressing on Jorginho/Kovacic last game was essential to keeping them quiet, and same again tonight. He's becoming an essential part of the machine.
     
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    Hmmmmmmmmm.........
     
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    Yeah, that was my initial thought as well. Seeing as it was after 2 mins, the ref let him off with a yellow.
    If that happens later in the game then that is probably a red after VAR checks it.
     
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    Gigantic team performance that.

    Gomez, Wijnaldum, Mane, and Fabinho were particularly excellent.
     
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    They'd all taken a knee a couple of minutes earlier, you can't expect the ref to have the balls to then send off a black player for making the first foul of the game on a white player. Imagine he were wrong? The poor bastard has a wide and kids to think of.
     
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    I know we've only had a couple of players in and a couple out but the bench looks stacked this year compared to last. I think probs because Keita is finally decent, Minamino too, Jota obv, Jones is looking boss, and then Thiago. 5 players you couldn't really consider as options last season, all of which you wouldn't mind see starting now. I was worried about the squad this year but the only weakness really is CB, with Gomez and Matip being so injury prone. Obv there isn't cover for the fullbacks, but there also isn't any way you could have that.
     
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    These guys are mental:

     
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    He was always in the right place though, which counts for a lot with me, that's so hard to get right in a new side.

    Also, it's his first goal, that usually helps a players confidence no end, so fingers crossed he kicks on from here.
     
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    He was, his general fitness dropped at 60 mins or so, & he began to be shrugged easily off the ball at times, but he never stopped that relentless press.
     
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    Keita being a 60 minute player will help us bed Jones in the league

    7d chess from klopp
     

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