27 Aug 2016 20:15:19
I would of settled for a point away at spurs before the game. Thought we played well the first hake, just at times the passing just didn't come together like they wanted. It's almost like panic sets in amongst them. 2nd half not so good, think that's why people are moaning as we want to start seeing an improvement. Couldn't keep hold of the ball and not much threat going forward
Selection baffles me sometimes. Think firmino is much better behind a striker. I would say Studge is our best finisher so why not play him, even if we have to play a different formation to get all the attacking line up in. GW I don't get why he is played back where he is. Just seems a player we didn't need and he is used out of position, yes he can play there but is it his best spot. Milner at LB just can't see why we didn't get someone in for that position. Surely you have to strengthen your weakest positions first. Not having a dig at him. He plays there no moaning and gets on with the job. I just think if we had started with a natural finisher we might of got a win out of today's game. Just hope klopp is not cutting his nose of to spite his face
I think Mane looks class, and could be a great player for us. Seems to work hard also
All in all we have not played at anfield yet so that's not a bad return on points. Just hope we settle down find some form, think when it all clicks together we could be a very dangerous side.
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27 Aug 2016 19:31:11
One thing I noticed today is we have no talisman, no Stevie, Carra, Suárez or even Torres in his prime, to grab the game by the neck and win the mate.
27 Aug 2016 19:25:52
Same old, ame old - Liverpool hit the woodwork, are refused a legal goal, don't get a definite penalty - Manchester United win after the ninety official minutes. Where is the justice?
27 Aug 2016 16:16:27
Well done lads. Good performance and Result. Side note. Sturridge to go before weds? A possibility I feel.
27 Aug 2016 16:32:20
Will the negative so called supporters please jog on and support someone else, although the start hasn't been 'heavy metal'it's still not a disastrous start, undefeated against 2 of the potential top 4 candidates away from home, although the Burnley match was shocking I'm still prepared to see the good things in this team we bossed spurs mostly today, mane fantastic firmino good football brain and touches and Matip looked assured and lovren looked better next to him, had couthino brought his shooting boots and linesman wore glasses that would be 3 points! Anyways after international s now a bit of rhythm and I think we will start to fly .
27 Aug 2016 16:34:00
Positives - Matip and we created enough clear cut chances to win the game. Negatives- Defence let us down again, still no left back and Lallana. I know Wijnaldum was not any better but as he is a new signing he deserves time. Sturridge will probably leave.
27 Aug 2016 15:42:57
Didn't take Chelsea long to score against burnley. We are not what we think we are. I'm going out till this mood has worn off. Sick of it all already.
27 Aug 2016 16:02:46
Saddest thing for me today was having to wait till the 87th minute to see Studge on the pitch. If you want a player to make a difference you have to give him the time to do so. I would have brought him on for Mane on 55 minutes (I was worried Mane would get another booking) . Game was crying out for composure in front of goal.
27 Aug 2016 16:03:31
Ok. Because you haven't asked for it, this is where i see gini wini at LFC.
I compare him mostly to lallana, except he scores more goals. Possession in the defensive area, I'd trust lallana more. Attacking area, wini.
To me, it seems that wini will either do something great with the ball, or give it straight to the opposition, which he will, 75% of the time.
I would not play both wini and lallana in the same team. I don't think they compliment each other like lampard/ Gerrard. Similar to I love Henderson, but sometimes I think we need gjuric.
And mignolet. Someone sell him to dagenham and redbridge asap. That's about his level.
27 Aug 2016 16:09:13
Klopp saying he not after a left back as he thinks milner can do a Job there . just needs adapt.
27 Aug 2016 15:31:19
Mane was off his game, and the decision to substitute him the right one. Miller needs more awareness of his new duties especially when the offence have the ball.
27 Aug 2016 15:21:01
we played well when we had the ball. Mane again a level above everyonelse on the pitch. The problem was when we didn't have the ball . Henderson again getting no help defensively off lallana and Wijnaldum. Our midfield makes it easy for teams to play through us. They have tons of space. Klopp needs to rewatch the match and make future changes and give us a decent solid midfield. Can and henderson possibly with grujic just ahead has to be the way forward. Can simply has to come in and partner henderson. A 4,2,3,1. Our fullbacks will need more help in the future. We can't replace them so klopp has to work with what he has. Clyne gave rose a full afternoon to shoot because he was out of position. We need one of the central backs roaring at our fullbacks to drop back at times. Need a. leader at the back. Hopefully matip becomes that. Looked very good today. It's a point. Should have been 3.
Hopefully origi and sturridge start the next game with coutinho and mane supporting and can and henderson anchoring us. Changes have to be made.
27 Aug 2016 15:01:25
I think if we'd been offered a draw and a good performance before today we probably would have taken it but we really deserved 3 points.
I could also finally start to see how the 4-3-3 and Firmino upfront should work in Klopps mind, but it really needs Mane in there for pace and width. Not as sure it suits Coutinho who's better receiving the ball a little deeper IMO, think it'll look better with someone like Ojo out wide and Coutinho playing instead of Llalana?
As for players, thought Matip was excellent, Milner much better, Hendo, Mane, Firmino great. Was a bit disappointed by GW again, looked sloppy and lacking that killer pass, would still like to have see Stewart on and Hendo further forward instead (or Grujic) . Also though Klopp should have gone for Sturridge sub for Coutinho and dropping Firmino to LW. I think Origi is awesome but with the space we were getting, Sturridge would have been a better bet on the counter. Not sure how Sturridge will react to this - he looked just about annoyed enough to want out after that one. How would we feel with Firmino, Origi and Ings upfront?
Anyhow, good game reds and unlikely with the draw. Onwards and upwards!
27 Aug 2016 14:51:29
Right for me we shouldn't be looking for blame and slagging off every player that makes a wrong decision every game - that is not what a supporter does.
I thought it was a good game, and bottom line (in my opinion of course) :
We played well, were the better team
Created better chances
Lovren and Matip had a great game at the back
This is truly something to build on. If we play like that every week and consistently get sharper on shots etc we will have a good season.
For once I would like to see less negative critics, and just a simple well done lads, 100% effort put in and good display - proud of the desire shown.
As I say just my opinion but it's sad to see some just slagging players off instead of supporting the team.
27 Aug 2016 14:53:13
Dier looked more offside than Lallana so feel a bit aggrieved. However a much better performance especially from Firminho and Hendo. Lallana still flatters to deceive. Mane looks a constant threat but would have subbed him with 15 to go as he was tiring and starting to give ball away too much. Loved the look of Matip. Calm and assured and totally dominant. What a signing he is for free. Wijnaldum did well too keeping the ball moving and could easily have scored.
We faded a bit in last 15 but other than that I would take that level of performance for rest of season providing we're more clinical in front of goal.
27 Aug 2016 14:55:45
If I put aside my most idealistic liverpool fan self to the side for a sec. I would say that 4 points heading into the International break was an ideal target once the fixtures came out. arsenal and tottenham away inside the first 3 games!? ye I think we've done well, even tho the results have come unexpectedly lol
I really feel for Hendo. I think that he would be better served playing where Lallana is and then either Lallana or Coutinho start from the left wing spot. Stewart / Lucas to start in the holding role as it is more natural for them. Hendo is better when he can go box to box and get involved in the attack. he is wasted playing deep and to me it looks like it is sapping some of his confidence while he recovers from injury too. still trying to learn the position can't be helpful at all.
Final 25-30mins were terrible for us, barely got a touch on the ball and had no control over anything. Matip and lvoren rightly getting praise, but to be fair they were scrambling a lot because of the calamity that was unfolding in front of them. On another day, we get punished. Said it last year and it still applie snow to me, the midfield is just a mess and really needs the balance sorted out!
27 Aug 2016 14:56:57
Jurgen has got a lot to answer for! Every manager is now trying to mirror his touch line shenanigans.
27 Aug 2016 14:57:20
at times I thought we where exceptional today. mane looks a beast, matip looks like a confident cb who can also dominate the more typical center forward when the game becomes more physical. I thought we deserved the 3 points today but more importantly I actualy believed we would right until the end. even when spurs scored I thought we can jus go on and score again here. so many things to be positive about I'm jus not sure of the midfield 3 of Hendo, Wijnaldum and lallana. I think he do is a bit to restricted at the minute, Wijnaldum still finding his feet so I don't want to be over critical of the fella but he seems to run around a lot with out doing an awful lot, lallana is well lallana he dilly dailies on the ball far too much but takes up some seriously good positions only if he could produce the goods at the end of it all. wouldn't be surp9to see a midfield 3 of can Hendo and either Wijnaldum or lallana after a few more weeks and everyone fit.
overall happy with performance jus a bit dissapointed we didn't walk away from the lane with 3 points instead of the 1.
27 Aug 2016 14:49:12
Good performance today from the Reds, should have picked up all three points. Mane was really impressive, his pace, workrate and quality was on the display today. I was also impressed by Matip, he was composed and commanding at the back. One sloppy error cost us the win, with Milner being out of position. Hopefully we get a player or 2 before Wednesday's deadline. YNWA.
27 Aug 2016 14:29:14
Very good performance overall. Unfortunately we will get caught out all season as we don't have even one decent full back in the senior squad.