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Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by localny, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. localny

    localny Well-Known Member

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    End of Season 2014-2015 - Stoke City FC beat us 5-0

    March 2019 - 1 Point off the title in a two horse race. 3-1 win v Bayern @ CL sends us into CL Quarters. We're up there with a hugely rich MCFC, when it seemed we could never even dream of a thing because of our lack of $.

    We've seen some terrible days, but this is some turn-around. Make sure and enjoy it lads.

    Oh and FYI, managers don't matter :)
    PS: Say thanks to FSG now as well!
     
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    got red on me Very Active Member

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    Stoke beat us 6-1.
     
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    rurikbird Very Well-Known Honorary Member

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    Hansern Part of the Furniture Member

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    Fantastic performance and yet another special European night. Several players were boss, but special praise for Matip.
    Probably his best performance for us.
     
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    localny Well-Known Member

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    Poor Ole Stevie G
     
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    Mystic Part of the Furniture Member

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    I don't disagree, but hilarious thats the case in the game where he scores his only own goal for us.
     
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    rurikbird Very Well-Known Honorary Member

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    Because I have no life I rewatched the 2nd half and I think understood something I completely missed while watching the game live: it was actually our midfield that won us this game. Not in the sense of having any particularly great individual performances, but I think Klopp selected his workmanlike midfield to take advantage of the fact that Bayern simply doesn't have one. Goretzka was left on the bench until too late and the trio of Martinez-Thiago-James were comfortably outrun and outworked by our midfield 3 (which would have happened if Hendo didn't get injured just as well), with our advantage increasing by the minute in the 2nd half as their legs simply couldn't keep up with the amount of running.

    During the game it seemed strange to me why Bayern dropped deep and let us control the ball so much in the 2nd half; having re-watched it was clear that they simply couldn't maintain any kind of consistent high press, especially with the aging Ribery and Lewandowski (who to his credit worked the hardest of Bayern's front 6) and snail-paced James, so they had no option other than to drop off. They did so at Anfield too, but in that game they had a clear plan to defend a point – here they were caught between wanting and needing to attack and the reality of having to defend deep in large numbers because their front 6 couldn't disrupt our build-up.

    I'm sure there is a Sun Tzu quote somewhere about making the outcome of a battle hinge on the one area where you have a clear advantage; that's exactly what Klopp did and that's what most of us (including myself) have missed pre-match. We have struggled for creativity in recent EPL games and naturally all the talk among the fans was about having someone like Lallana, Shaqiri or ideally Ox to support the front 3 from midfield. In this game, however, against this Bayern team still in search of an identity, a workmanlike midfield turned out to be exactly what the doctor ordered.
     
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    got red on me Very Active Member

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    Don’t feel too bad for him.
    Stoke literally allowed him to score our goal.
     
  11. Shadey

    Shadey Every body's talking about Klopp music.. Member

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    Oh and a massive fuck you to Guardiola who said ‘I want Bayern to knock Liverpool out ‘
    We’re gunning for you Pep.
     
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    Moreno has entered the chat
     
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    Dreambeliever Looking on the brightside Member

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    Today Is a great day. The toughest draw arguably and the biggest statement beating Bayern on their own patch.

    Porto next please.

    I also love the fact we seem to have found another deminsion to counter teams crowding the central areas to stop us playing through them. Now we can whip crosses in where Mane’s pace and athelisism can hurt any back line.
     
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    Modo A contentious scando Member

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    Cudos to you! You had the guts to praise Matip. I mean others were more focused on him scoring an own goal.
     
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    Hahahaha! Fans are knobheads..
    but look at Mo, hes having a day isnt he...
     
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    Klopp: "We laid down a marker tonight that LFC is back on the top level of European football."
     
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    Yeah, but that own goal can happen to anyone when you’re defending that close to goal and Lewandowski was a certain to score. I dont look like it as a mistake.

    Matip was brilliant. For once he was aggressive and commanding, his best game for us.
     
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    Piedro Very Well-Known Honorary Member

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    I agree. Anyone who had a pop at Matip there can fuck off. He had to try and get something on it or lewandowski would have scored anyway. He was boss, especially 2nd half.
     
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    Loads of people praised him, and he didnt really get any grief for the Og.
    Hes in most sane peoples top 3 in morses thread.
     
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    Modo A contentious scando Member

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    Oh ok. I just skimmed through the match thread.
     

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