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Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« Reply #43201 on: April 24, 2019, 01:03:40 PM »
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"Whereas City, for all their poise, are operating on some fine margins of their own. Six games have been won by a single goal margin since the end of February. Sergio Agero has one goal from open play in the Premier League since early February. Kevin De Bruyne, the real note of high-end variation in midfield, is injured again."
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Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« Reply #43202 on: April 24, 2019, 05:58:55 PM »
The Mail reporting VVD will be announced as PFA Player Of The Year tomorrow

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« Reply #43203 on: April 24, 2019, 10:01:28 PM »
The Mail reporting VVD will be announced as PFA Player Of The Year tomorrow
I wish they would leave it until the end of the season to announce these things, he is guaranteed to score a couple of own goals v Barca now.
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Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« Reply #43204 on: April 24, 2019, 10:10:32 PM »
That city result tonight means Liverpool should concentrate on the champions league now. They should rest important players like Salah and Van Djik against Huddersfield. We still should be able to beat them with those two on the bench.

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« Reply #43205 on: April 25, 2019, 09:30:34 AM »
That city result tonight means Liverpool should concentrate on the champions league now. They should rest important players like Salah and Van Djik against Huddersfield. We still should be able to beat them with those two on the bench.
Ain't over till its over but it's looking unlikely.  Only Liverpool could (potentially) finish on 97 points and still come second!!
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Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« Reply #43206 on: April 25, 2019, 09:46:26 AM »
TTA, Van Dyke, Robbo and Mane in the team of the year

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« Reply #43207 on: April 25, 2019, 10:41:13 AM »
The draw with Manu is coming back to haunt us.  Liverpool really should have beaten a poor, injury hit Manu that day.  Anyway, it looks like City have it now.  All Liverpool can do is beat Huddersfield and keep the pressure on Man City for the Burnley game.  It will take one of those days when nothing goes right for city and Burnley to leave everything on the pitch. Has happened before, but City look too focused now.
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« Reply #43208 on: April 25, 2019, 10:46:12 AM »
City are a relentless, well-oiled machine. Sure, anything can happen, but everything points towards their winning all three remaining games with little fuss. If anything, Id say the most likely lost points would be Liverpool away to Newcastle.

Whatever happens over the next three weeks, its been a superb season and will end with Liverpool are in a very good place to give it another lash in the league and Champions League for the next couple of years. Think they will need to bring in someone to give another option up front. Or maybe young Brewster will help fill that role now that hes fit. Keita finally getting to grips with the job and Ox returning should give that drive from midfield that was missing at times around February when they were looking a bit toothless and tired.

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« Reply #43209 on: April 25, 2019, 10:51:40 AM »
The draw with Manu is coming back to haunt us.  Liverpool really should have beaten a poor, injury hit Manu that day.  Anyway, it looks like City have it now.  All Liverpool can do is beat Huddersfield and keep the pressure on Man City for the Burnley game.  It will take one of those days when nothing goes right for city and Burnley to leave everything on the pitch. Has happened before, but City look too focused now.

And City should have beaten Palace... or Leicester... You cant win every game over a 38 game season. Plus Liverpool were in the midst of a poor run of form at the the time of the United game, with United themselves, injuries on the day aside, still on their own post-Mourinho bounce.

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« Reply #43210 on: April 25, 2019, 10:56:22 AM »
City are a relentless, well-oiled machine. Sure, anything can happen, but everything points towards their winning all three remaining games with little fuss. If anything, Id say the most likely lost points would be Liverpool away to Newcastle.

Whatever happens over the next three weeks, its been a superb season and will end with Liverpool are in a very good place to give it another lash in the league and Champions League for the next couple of years. Think they will need to bring in someone to give another option up front. Or maybe young Brewster will help fill that role now that hes fit. Keita finally getting to grips with the job and Ox returning should give that drive from midfield that was missing at times around February when they were looking a bit toothless and tired.

Good point. Goals from midfield is the one area we were lacking in this year. One thing I noticed is that the existing midfielders are reluctant to take shots on from outside the box preferring to play it to feet on Salah/Mane etc. While you cant argue with the results in general, a lot of those teams that sit really deep and defend in numbers make it difficult to play through. A Lampard/Gerrard type midfielder who contributes 10-12 goals a season with a decent chunk from outside the penalty area could have helped in some of those tighter games.

Still not over but the only hope I can see is either Rodgers doing something outrageous to get himself a statue at Anfield (one nil down with five to go and he throws on three forwards and sends Kasper up for a corner  ;D ;D) or Brighton needing a point on the last day and coming up with a Jose inspired masterplan involving a bus.

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« Reply #43211 on: April 25, 2019, 11:01:28 AM »
City are a relentless, well-oiled machine. Sure, anything can happen, but everything points towards their winning all three remaining games with little fuss. If anything, Id say the most likely lost points would be Liverpool away to Newcastle.

Whatever happens over the next three weeks, its been a superb season and will end with Liverpool are in a very good place to give it another lash in the league and Champions League for the next couple of years. Think they will need to bring in someone to give another option up front. Or maybe young Brewster will help fill that role now that hes fit. Keita finally getting to grips with the job and Ox returning should give that drive from midfield that was missing at times around February when they were looking a bit toothless and tired.

Agree with all of that.  The front 3 could have done with more rest at times.  There just wasn't enough quality from the bench in that dept. But encouraging that more goals are starting to come from midfield.  Liverpool are well set up now to compete for the title for the next few years. 

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« Reply #43212 on: April 25, 2019, 11:04:22 AM »
City are a relentless, well-oiled machine. Sure, anything can happen, but everything points towards their winning all three remaining games with little fuss. If anything, Id say the most likely lost points would be Liverpool away to Newcastle.

Whatever happens over the next three weeks, its been a superb season and will end with Liverpool are in a very good place to give it another lash in the league and Champions League for the next couple of years. Think they will need to bring in someone to give another option up front. Or maybe young Brewster will help fill that role now that hes fit. Keita finally getting to grips with the job and Ox returning should give that drive from midfield that was missing at times around February when they were looking a bit toothless and tired.

Good point. Goals from midfield is the one area we were lacking in this year. One thing I noticed is that the existing midfielders are reluctant to take shots on from outside the box preferring to play it to feet on Salah/Mane etc. While you cant argue with the results in general, a lot of those teams that sit really deep and defend in numbers make it difficult to play through. A Lampard/Gerrard type midfielder who contributes 10-12 goals a season with a decent chunk from outside the penalty area could have helped in some of those tighter games.

Still not over but the only hope I can see is either Rodgers doing something outrageous to get himself a statue at Anfield (one nil down with five to go and he throws on three forwards and sends Kasper up for a corner  ;D ;D) or Brighton needing a point on the last day and coming up with a Jose inspired masterplan involving a bus.

Burnley might be good candidates to do that too as they still are not completely safe and they also have a good recent record against current champions.  It is straw grasping and they will likely be safe by the time they play City but you just never know

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Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« Reply #43213 on: April 25, 2019, 11:05:46 AM »
Yeah Liverpool have to not drop anything too. I think Newcastle could be a slippery one for them as they have improved a lot.

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« Reply #43214 on: April 25, 2019, 11:09:12 AM »
Yeah Liverpool have to not drop anything too. I think Newcastle could be a slippery one for them as they have improved a lot.

Fair point. Wolves on the last day if they are fighting for Europe will be no gimme either. Ironic that Rafa and Rodgers could have a big say in what happens!