January 5, 2021 at 10:03 am #1908519
Is so tight at the top, if a couple of teams lose 2 on the bounce and a couple of teams below win 2 on the bounce. They swap positions, is madness.
Not getting too excited, but when Klopp started speaking about penalties, you know he is feeling a touch of heat.January 5, 2021 at 11:39 am #1908554
Yeah that’s the thing about this “title challenge”, we’re all expecting it to just blow up in our faces. We’ve been let down waaay too many times in the past by this team. It will be an actual miracle if we can sustain this form/results. I actually think City are going well under the radar and the likes of Spurs and Leicester probably complete the top 4/5.
Nothing I like seeing more than Liverpool losing and that absolute cock Klopp proving what a shit loser he is! We’ve had one more penalty than them this season! 😂😭January 5, 2021 at 2:41 pm #1908613
@Sympathy for the Devils
No point getting excited as we’re not even half way through
I am not sure what you’re trying to say. I am happy the scousers beaten by Southampton. Since February, Man Utd have won more points than Liverpool. Liverpool play an intense style. It builds momentum when winning, it fatigues the body and mind when losing. Until now I’d have though Liverpool would edge United at Anfield. Now we must go there to win, and it will be a poor performance to not do so at this rate of going.January 5, 2021 at 4:57 pm #1908661
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@TheMartialArt – whilst I understand the stats behind the excitement certain fans have, I personally prefer to see who lifts the trophies at the end of the season and where we end up on the podium rather than seeing where we are in January. We are undoubtedly in a good place (especially compared to expectations at the beginning of the season) but nothing has been won (or lost) yet, so why shout from the rooftops about being joint top? The league is so tight this season that, lose to City tomorrow and drop points against Burnley (possible) and lose at Anfield (very possible) and we may just find ourselves outside the Top Four.
If we’re 4+ points ahead of the pack in April, I may get a little excited 😉January 5, 2021 at 5:11 pm #1908664
The thing is,the world is upside down,mental,crazy.We,like every other team,are capable of beating everyone and losing to anyone.So,bar SHU,anybody can win the league,so the hell can predict anything in this crazy world…………………..January 5, 2021 at 5:18 pm #1908667
I think it’s just because we’ve not been near the top of the league for so long it’s nice. No one is getting carried away saying we’re going to win the league, but surely it’s a good feeling to be there for the first time in 8 years. Could all go to shit, probably will – and then we’ll have Blacky and JM to help us through the bad times…!January 5, 2021 at 5:44 pm #1908683
@Sympathy for the Devils
whilst I understand the stats behind the excitement certain fans have, I personally prefer to see who lifts the trophies at the end of the season and where we end up on the podium rather than seeing where we are in January
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We are undoubtedly in a good place (especially compared to expectations at the beginning of the season) but nothing has been won (or lost) yet, so why shout from the rooftops about being joint top?
We are undoubtedly in a good place (especially compared to expectations at the beginning of the season)
butand it’s undeniable that Man UTD have gotten better. They look better now than they did under any other manager post SAF. nothing has been won (or lost) yet, so why shout from the rooftops about being joint top?Ole has given us the “never give up” mentally! Belief and progress is there.
The league is so tight this season that, lose to City tomorrow and drop points against Burnley (possible) and lose at Anfield (very possible) and we may just find ourselves outside the Top Four.
The league is so tight this season that,
lose </d el>tobeat City tomorrow and dropget 3 points against Burnley (possible) and win loseat Anfield (very possible) and we may just find a title challenge on our hands ourselves outside the Top Four.
If we’re 4+ points ahead of the pack in April, I may get a little excited 😉
If we’re 1+ points ahead of the second-place team
pack in Aprilat the end of the season, I will be mayget asuper littleexcited.
No one believe in him but huge credit to Ole, the mentality of this club has shifted immensely. Passion for the club, desire to win, hunger for more. 21 in ’21 is around the corner.January 5, 2021 at 9:09 pm #1908767
I’ve always liked Klopp since his Dortmund days and he deserves a lot of credit for what he’s done at Liverpool (begrudgingly, of course). However, he’s been very prickly this season and while that might have helped to create a siege mentality in the past, I think it gives many modern footballers an excuse, beforehand, to fail. I have no idea how these Liverpool players think but, at the moment, they seem to be in a real slump and looked devoid of ideas and confidence last night.
Having said that, we’re not even halfway through this strange season and despite injuries to key players, I feel Liverpool will still finish ahead of us along with City, who are building up a bit of momentum. I might be completely wrong as nothing seems certain this year.January 7, 2021 at 11:32 am #1909268
Being honest, looking at Man City’s next 6 league fixtures. During this run I’m expecting them to be top of the league. If they get Aguero fit and scoring, they’ll win the league.January 7, 2021 at 2:39 pm #1909322
@mufc – Following last night’s piss poor showing I think we need to re evaluate which teams are actually going to be our REAL rivals this season mate, rather than deluding ourselves about City and Liverpool.
So, to that end can you advise us how Everton, Southampton and Villa’s upcoming fixtures are looking please pal?!😉😂😂January 13, 2021 at 7:36 pm #1911290
City are winning.January 13, 2021 at 8:49 pm #1911323
Spurs are also winning.January 13, 2021 at 9:17 pm #1911333
Brighton were unlucky against the billion pound City team.January 13, 2021 at 10:21 pm #1911360
Spurs!! 🤦♂️👀January 14, 2021 at 6:25 am #1911391
Well done Fulham.January 14, 2021 at 8:38 am #1911409
Would have preferred Brighton to snatch a draw to be honest. City favourites for the league now.January 14, 2021 at 8:53 am #1911417
I agree Happy. They’ve quietly sneaked up, not 100% certain yet but they do now have a list of fixtures they should win. I think if they get Aguero firing then they’ll do it.January 14, 2021 at 11:24 am #1911483
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City seem to have learnt that leagues are won off of a solid defence; if they can keep their defenders fit and Liverpool struggle with theirs I can see them beating Liverpool to the title.
This year is too early for our squad to properly challenge but if we can make the CL and bring in a top class RW and maybe even CB (to replace Maguire/Bailly), DM (to replace Matic) and ST (to be a main starter / replace Martial) then I reckon we may have a fighting chance.January 15, 2021 at 12:15 pm #1911800
Seeing so many articles about Liverpool and Man City’s strategic precision, tactical game plans and attacking patterns of play expertly coached by the managers. Yet when it comes to Ole all they seem to say is that games are being won through “Individual moments of brilliance”. I think it’s quite a strange narrative because, firstly, Ole has to actually get the players onto the pitch and build a team around them that enables these “individual moments”. But, secondly, i’m pretty sure i’ve seen Liverpool struggle in lots of games over the last 3 years only for Salah to pop up with “an individual moment of brilliance” to win the game for them. The same for De Bruyne. Yet not once is it mentioned that Klopp or Pep win like this.
Weird eh?January 15, 2021 at 12:40 pm #1911812
I dont think it is weird at all. If you think you can have the success that Liverpool and City have had over the past years purely based on moments of individual brilliance then you need to get off the crack pipe. What is the point in comparing the form of teams that have won leagues, a champions league and various other cups over a period of years against the form of a team that has been on a good run for arguably 3 months? Once Ole starts getting us challenging consistently and winning the big pots then you can make the comparison. You can only judge managers and players based on achievements in the long term.
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