August 14, 2019 at 11:22 pm #1774745
We won yessssssssss!
Would have loved to have seen an attacking midfielder come on though.August 14, 2019 at 11:25 pm #1774746
Its Adrian’s 2nd game, do you guys really expect his distribution to be up there with Alison… He needs to get used to playing from the back, when that happens ball retention will come… it was there for short spellsAugust 15, 2019 at 6:45 am #1774756
It isn’t just his distribution Bingo. I think he hasn’t been too bad with that tbh. At least he’s looking to start things off quickly even if the accuracy isn’t really there. The other main issue is that he’s way too slow off his line. He’s a shot stopper. It can’t be helped. At a club like West Ham that were constantly on the back foot for years, you get used to staying in your 6-yard box. If we’re playing a high line he needs to come flying out and make sure he does so effectively. I used to play as a sweeper keeper in my school days so I know roughly what is expected of the role. Just like how a #6 is expected to cover the spaces in front of a back 4 a sweeper keeper needs to cover the space behind a back 4. I don’t think anyone here really expects it of him but we NEED him to do it. In an ideal world he would have trained for a few weeks and maybe got a cup game.August 15, 2019 at 7:08 am #1774757
Winning breeds winning, and once you start, you don’t want to stop.
This is the mindset that Liverpool players must develop even further, and now focus mainly on winning the Premier League.
As for the game, it was full of errors and misplaced passes, and I definitely don’t want to see Gomez at right back again, most of Chelsea’s moves went through himAugust 15, 2019 at 8:16 am #1774781
Last night shows how important taa is to us in an attacking sense.
The midfield was very ordinary last night. Sometimes they midfiekd is very pedestrian and there’s no creative spark
We have looked so poor st the back in our 3 games. Gomez made some great tackles but was sloppy and so was Matip
We are all working our way to fitness and I’m hoping last season wasn’t a one off for our defence
Delighted we won. Very tough game. Bobby showed how important he is to us. Magical player and great to watch.
Mane has been turned into a world class player by klopp. That front 3 is just very special
Saturday is going to be very tough after that. Thought Adrian was very good. Some excellent saves. I s very early doors but it’s concerning the amount of chances we are concedingAugust 15, 2019 at 8:17 am #1774782
Shaq to start against southampton? I think shaq is our most underused player last season. Maybe klopp doesnt like some parts of his gameAugust 15, 2019 at 8:51 am #1774790
We will face great problems with the defence this year.August 15, 2019 at 9:15 am #1774800
Let’s give the defence time. It’s only a few games in.
I don’t expect ya to be really sharp till sept. It’s about just getting results now
Sat will be very difficult after last night.August 15, 2019 at 9:44 am #1774810
It also seems were trying something new with the defence and midfield by playing a much higher line. Don’t think we’ve mastered yet though.August 15, 2019 at 10:19 am #1774826
something goes wrong with the defence. Our midfielders do not cover the defenders. Maybe we are trying somenthing but this must not cost us….August 15, 2019 at 10:21 am #1774829
Didn’t deserve it but I’m happy to win it anyway. For most of the game it looked like Liverpool of old. Huge concerns for defence, midfield and depths of the team. Congrats to Chelsea for playing like Liverpool did last season.
… Oh and karma for Abraham for diving to win a penalty.August 15, 2019 at 10:26 am #1774833
Marasso You are absolutely right!!August 15, 2019 at 10:31 am #1774838
How good was Chelsea? Geeze
They really surprised me, gave us no time at all on the ball, they probably covered more distance than we did and not many teams do that. Frank had them really motivated for this one.
Terrible decision from the ref to give the pen.
Also a terrible pitch, what the hell was that all about. At the European Super Cup final.
But still, a good advert for English football, with both sides playing some good stuff at times.
Brilliant scenes at the end. I didn’t feel too strongly about this trophy before, but between Chelsea throwing everything they had at us, and Adrian being the hero at the end, I really enjoyed that win.
The first but hopefully not the last trophy of the season.August 15, 2019 at 11:45 am #1774869
Kante, Pedro and Azpilicueta were all over Milner. Because of that they forced Robertson onto the back foot. That took away the only wide threat we had on the pitch. Lampard saw our weakness and abused it. Henderson got caught up in a 1v1 with Jorginho which effectively took away any support from the front 3 and his pushing wide to cover Gomez’s lack of attacking output just left a huge gap behind him. Those 2 can’t play in the same midfield now. We had no dynamism at all. Milner moves about as quickly as a snail now. Both couldn’t recover the spaces after pushing up the field. It was tactically poor from Klopp. There’s no point blaming Ox for that display because that midfield was a shambles. Wijnaldum’s introduction helped a bit with the Kante/Pedro issue but he still didn’t really make any telling impact. Also can’t blame the ref for the penalty. VAR ruled it was a penalty. Thought she did a good job overall.August 15, 2019 at 12:13 pm #1774884
Razor the whole team is used to the accuracy of Alison… we got pinned back because of that, especially in the first half… On top of that Oxlade was nowhere to be seen, way too early for him but it probably did him a world of good.
Other than that I would expect Klopp being the main culprit as he was directing the lads to stay so high with the press… That problem vanished as soon as Bobby came on until we ran out of steam or him especially.
The midfield did what they were told to do, you don’t fault them for following orders…August 15, 2019 at 12:25 pm #1774888
Bingo, I doubt they were told to give the ball away so cheaply or to leave Gomez isolated. But it is early in the season and Chelsea were really up for it. I’m sure we’ll improve in coming weeks. Just don’t want city to open too big a gap before we get up to speed.August 15, 2019 at 12:45 pm #1774896
Think we didn’t have the confidence, maybe partly because of the new keeper and Fabinho not really looking for the ball enough (perhaps Henderson would have been better in that position against Chelsea), to hold on to the ball and play our way around their press, with one and two touch passing.
But we looked more dangerous, much like v Spurs in the CL final, it’s what you do with the ball that counts and we still created the most (and the best) chances.
Some areas for improvement, but some of the comments here are disgraceful. Milner should never play in midfield again? Get a grip. Disgraceful way to support the team.August 15, 2019 at 1:03 pm #1774900
Just how good were Firmino, Fabinho and Salahs spot kicks though……quality.August 15, 2019 at 1:15 pm #1774905
I don’t need you to tell me how to support the team. I’ve supported the team my whole life and just because some condescending cunt on a forum thinks that criticizing a player is disgraceful it isn’t going to change anything. Milner has been a yard slower since pre season and it’s quite obvious. If I want to point that out I will.August 15, 2019 at 1:47 pm #1774913
Early days guys
One league win and one cup so it’s a great start to the season.
I just don’t get why we are changing a winning formula by pushing higher up the pitch. Last years defensive tactics worked a treat and took seasons to perfect. Why change it now?
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