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General Liverpool Discussion | Klopp having a popp at the Kopp

Discussion in 'The Away End' started by Barney, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. RajahRar

    RajahRar Pretty cool guy, for a Scouser.

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    Always a gamble rotating to that level, but with the number of games in December we needed to. Both to rest some, but also to blood in some players who haven't yet really had a lot of games.

    Keita was superb. His energy and change of pace continually caused problems. Sturridge played well and provided a good link between midfield and attack.

    First half was pretty poor, but that was not unexpected given the number of changes and it being Burnley. A year or two back, going a goal down like that at such a side would have pretty much cost us the points. But we showed real determination to come back at them. Could have had a couple more before they had that late chance that almost made it 2-2.

    39 points from 15 games. Remarkable start to the season and if it wasn't for City basically demonstrating that the 100 point season was no fluke we'd be well clear.

    The weekend is huge. So important to keep the pressure on City, but with Napoli only a few days later it will be difficult.
     
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  2. gasman

    gasman Mr Whippy

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    Yes Burnley. Always a huge 3 points going back in time 30 years to Turfmoor.

    You’ve never been have you?

    Fucking internet warrior cunt.

    Van Dykes passing is expected from a centre half you’ve chuffed 65 million on.
    It’s his defending that he’s getting away with.
    Luck only holds so long.
     
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  3. RajahRar

    RajahRar Pretty cool guy, for a Scouser.

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    Another good performance and result without having to move up the gears too far. Several have said it now that Liverpool's prime aim is to stay with City as long as possible (something no one managed passed October last season). If we can stay with them, maybe they'll run out of steam. We've started the mad December run in the best possible way.

    One season wonder Salah scored a lovely left-footed hat-trick and showed real class to hand over his MoM to Milner for hitting his 500th game. His third goal I could watch again and again. Total composure.

    The way we've introduced Keita and Fabinho as we've hit this run has been smart as it's freshened up the midfield while taking the pressure off the new lads early on.

    Shaqiri has really stepped up in this run as well. And he seems to link up well with Salah, which will be vital given Oxlade-Chamberlain is out.

    We've had to follow City a few times in recent weeks and the pressure to not drop to 4 or 5 points behind them has been high, given some of the games and the way we've had to dog it out. But to lay down a marker to them for a change and see if they blinked was just what we needed. They blinked. We're top and now we have to take this confidence into a massive game against Napoli in midweek.

    42 points from 16 games. 13 wins, 3 draws. Only 3 teams in the history of the top flight have ever had a better start (Spurs in the 60s, Chelsea under Mourinho in 2005 and City last season). The only downside is that in those other years the team was miles clear. Sadly this season, even with the start we've had we're still second favourites.

    I do think/hope that Guardiola had his team out of the blocks firing with the aim of being well clear like last year so he could concentrate on the CL come Feb/Mar. It's so important to see how good they really are if someone is truly challenging them.

    The Christmas period is going to be really tough, especially given the Gomez injury. That lad has been through hell with a near career-ending injury a couple of years back and has been a revelation this season. We are weaker without him and he's unlikely to play now until mid-Jan.

    Last point is for Alisson. That beautiful man has saved 4 points for us this week alone (his approach for the late winner against Everton, and the save and release at 2-1 v Burnley). 16 league games unbeaten and 10 clean sheets. That's why we spunked the money on him and Van Dijk. I've been calling for it for years as the top class keeper and central defender have been sorely missed. Now we've got them, the rest of the team are stepping up as well.

    Onto the next game. Anfield needs to be rocking.
     
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