December 3, 2019 at 8:08 am #1804293
Truth is if we win the rest of our games this season 2-1 we wont care much !!!
But just for our personal health can we have some calm straight forward games as well !!1December 3, 2019 at 11:49 am #1804384
Cutting mistakes entails playing a lower line, putting a rein on full backs and making side passes and keeping sterile possession so as not to get caught out, like old Serie A teams. Even Juventus is involved in matches that finish 3-3 nowadays.
Hopefully we open a more significant gap to help those fans who are finding the current campaign stressful.December 3, 2019 at 1:53 pm #1804427
Cutting mistakes doesn’t solely depend on defending deeper.
Higher concentration particularly at set pieces can also do this. Last year we were the best at defending set pieces, not so this year.
A significant amount of our wins have been by a single goal. We cut out the goal conceded and are wins can be easier.
Our front 3 havnt exactly been firing either. They put away more chances then the wins come easier also. Take our last game for example, we could have scored 4 first half alone only for better finishing.
There is most definitely room for improvement at either end to help bring easier wins.December 3, 2019 at 4:16 pm #1804468
All your points are valid, however we must keep in mind that we have played 5 CL matches and had 3 international breaks, and these are notoriously taxing on the players. In fact we were worried a few years ago when we qualified for the CL as we knew it would hamper our league form. Shows how far we have come when we are worried now because we are not keeping clean sheets. Matip is a big miss in our defence, Lovren is doing well but Matip was neutralising the aerial threats as well or even better than VVD last season. City players are also struggling to score goals, whereas Vardy who is having a whole week to recover is finding the net regularly.
But taking a view at the bigger picture, let’s forget about individual mistakes and misses of our strikers, and try to imagine what Klopp thought should be done to end City’s dominance as the season started? I’m under the impression that he deliberately set up an overall strategy of getting the team to be on the front foot, take risks, and concede goals, but not settle for safety first and not take a draw as a point earned, but as two points lost. In fact he is the opposite of Rafa in that respect, that’s why I think we are on the right track.December 3, 2019 at 6:04 pm #1804480
I would call it frustrating, there are so many factors at hand, to start with we had to deal with players coming in late after the long summer, then the injury to Alison and Adrian settling in, injuries, a few individual mistakes and bad luck.
Was it not Kelleher who got the last clean sheet?December 3, 2019 at 6:43 pm #1804486
Rob Fort Worth TXParticipant
NB, close, Adrian got the last clean sheet at Sheff U at the end of Sept. The game before was Kelleher in the 2-0 win at MK Dons (that wasn’t an easy game either; we don’t like easy games!).December 3, 2019 at 8:32 pm #1804508
right, that was actually one of my fav games this season, I can’t remember many youth lineups like that getting 2-0 result but it wasn’t a easy game like you say… It really shows how far this squad has come… a few years back we suffered every time when we tried to put out a makeshift team of youth players
Honestly though it frustrates the hell out of me, the lack of clean sheets, probably explains my reaction to the ref… I wanted someone to knock him out, bloody bastard… That was double punishment, crystal clear double punishment, there are special rules regarding the goalkeeper… Not allowing a keeper that just entered the field to put up a wall is double punishment…
But I am sure Klopp will have the whole squad doing something about itDecember 5, 2019 at 8:01 am #1804982
One thing to note is we have conceded 14 goals this season which is the 3rd best record in the league & on top of that we have won 14! out of 15December 5, 2019 at 10:05 am #1805013
3 points is all that matters, get the 3 points first, and worry about the clean sheets later.
But despite this, our goalkeeper and defence are doing everything they can not to concede a goal, but it’s just not happening for them yet.
If it means we win the title this season, and don’t keep another clean sheet, I’ll take that all day longDecember 5, 2019 at 10:40 am #1805041
Sean the sailorParticipant
I tvibk that’s the 1st time we have conceded two goals in a game since Newcastle away last year.
Don’t care about conceding last night as it was all about winning.
Huge winDecember 7, 2019 at 4:51 pm #1805723
I bet all you clean sheet lovers are happy tonight?December 7, 2019 at 8:07 pm #1805824
Haha that was as simple of a prem win you are likely to see.
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