Trending Topics

      Next match: LFC v Bayern [Champions League] Tue 19th Feb @ 8:00 pm - Pre Match Topic
      Anfield

      Today is the 18th of February and on this date LFC's match record is P22 W14 D5 L3

      Group E games. Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia

      Read 2490 times
      0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
      Ribapuru
      • Forum Legend - Paisley
      • *****

      • 10,383 posts | 1232 
      Re: Group E games. Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
      Reply #30: Jun 17, 2018 07:53:30 pm
      It's striking how experienced a lot of this Brazil side is yet they still feel like a 'new' side.
      Brazil were just shocking. Losing the ball allover the field. Switzerland just didn't have anything in the final third. They were so wasteful it is amateurish. When two sides are being utter garbage, often something like Coutinho's strike is the difference.
      If Firmino was on there he would be pushing the ball into the Swiss half. Not sure what Neymar has been doing up to now.
      DanMann
      • Forum Legend - Fagan
      • *****

      • 3,752 posts | 442 
      Re: Group E games. Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
      Reply #31: Jun 17, 2018 07:55:27 pm
      Brazil are badly missing Firmino. Most complete striker in the Premier League. How did he not start?  :f_tongueincheek:

      Oh..
      bazspeedman
      • Forum Legend - Paisley
      • *****

      • 10,915 posts | 1048 
      Re: Group E games. Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
      Reply #32: Jun 17, 2018 07:56:45 pm
      Not sure what Neymar has been doing up to now.

      Falling over like a sissy.
      chats
      • Forum Legend - Shankly
      • *****

      • 21,120 posts | 646 
      Re: Group E games. Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
      Reply #33: Jun 17, 2018 07:57:29 pm
      Brazil were pretty poor after the goal but just don't see Switzerland having the quality in the final third to cause them any problems.
      bazspeedman
      • Forum Legend - Paisley
      • *****

      • 10,915 posts | 1048 
      Re: Group E games. Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
      Reply #34: Jun 17, 2018 07:57:31 pm
      Shaqiri looks ok going forward but he's a lazy fat arse in tracking back.

      No way Klopp will sign a player like that.
      Frankly, Mr Shankly
      • Forum Legend - Paisley
      • *****

      • 19,334 posts | 4730 
      • YNWA
      Re: Group E games. Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
      Reply #35: Jun 17, 2018 07:58:10 pm
      Brazil are badly missing Firmino. Most complete striker in the Premier League. How did he not start?  :f_tongueincheek:

      Oh..

      Give it a f**king rest.
      Ribapuru
      • Forum Legend - Paisley
      • *****

      • 10,383 posts | 1232 
      Re: Group E games. Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
      Reply #36: Jun 17, 2018 07:58:12 pm
      Salah is obviously in the top 3 best players. Willian is probably top 20. Willian is exceptional because he can put in good defensive work, a lot of strikers can't. In the past Chelsea had a habit of pinching our marque players. It was clever, improving themselves whilst pinning us down. Now Chelsea are below us so we should at least be looking into getting Hazard or Willian. £50m, that way it is a direct message that it is revenge for Torres. Not that Torres was any good for them, but it is the thought that counts?
      bazspeedman
      • Forum Legend - Paisley
      • *****

      • 10,915 posts | 1048 
      Re: Group E games. Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
      Reply #37: Jun 17, 2018 07:58:43 pm
      I'd have both. Shame we couldn't get him first time round f**king around on prices then getting gazumped by Chelsea!!

      Wouldn't we all mate but as good as Willian is Salah is twice the player.
      Frankly, Mr Shankly
      • Forum Legend - Paisley
      • *****

      • 19,334 posts | 4730 
      • YNWA
      Re: Group E games. Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
      Reply #38: Jun 17, 2018 08:00:19 pm
      Brazil were just shocking. Losing the ball allover the field. Switzerland just didn't have anything in the final third. They were so wasteful it is amateurish. When two sides are being utter garbage, often something like Coutinho's strike is the difference.
      If Firmino was on there he would be pushing the ball into the Swiss half. Not sure what Neymar has been doing up to now.

      I think Brazil have been easy and comfortable. Should have expanded my point earlier - when I said 'new' I mean fresh and youthful yet the reality is for a few of their players it will be their last World Cup. Coutinho and Neymar in their prime - it's their best chance to win the thing in a long time. I know Brazil fans won't accept anything other than world champions but on this occasion they really won't.
      DanMann
      • Forum Legend - Fagan
      • *****

      • 3,752 posts | 442 
      Re: Group E games. Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
      Reply #39: Jun 17, 2018 08:01:18 pm

      He is mate. He's on the bench. Hope he can come on soon to liven up the game. Run like crazy he will.
      bazspeedman
      • Forum Legend - Paisley
      • *****

      • 10,915 posts | 1048 
      Re: Group E games. Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
      Reply #40: Jun 17, 2018 08:01:55 pm
      Salah is obviously in the top 3 best players. Willian is probably top 20. Willian is exceptional because he can put in good defensive work, a lot of strikers can't. In the past Chelsea had a habit of pinching our marque players. It was clever, improving themselves whilst pinning us down. Now Chelsea are below us so we should at least be looking into getting Hazard or Willian. £50m, that way it is a direct message that it is revenge for Torres. Not that Torres was any good for them, but it is the thought that counts?

      Hazard would cost £100 million and a massive salary so that will never happen. He'll end up at Real or PSG.

      Willian would be possible but could see him going to the Mancs before us he won't want to be a backup to our front lads who are all better than him.
      DanMann
      • Forum Legend - Fagan
      • *****

      • 3,752 posts | 442 
      Re: Group E games. Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
      Reply #41: Jun 17, 2018 08:03:21 pm
      Wouldn't we all mate but as good as Willian is Salah is twice the player.

      Willian tends to be content to be on the bench though which is great. We need that squad depth - and Willian would not throw tantrums for Salah starting ahead of him.
      Frankly, Mr Shankly
      • Forum Legend - Paisley
      • *****

      • 19,334 posts | 4730 
      • YNWA
      Re: Group E games. Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
      Reply #42: Jun 17, 2018 08:03:29 pm
      He is mate. He's on the bench. Hope he can come on soon to liven up the game. Run like crazy he will.

      Yeah that wasn't what you were getting at.
      Ribapuru
      • Forum Legend - Paisley
      • *****

      • 10,383 posts | 1232 
      Re: Group E games. Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
      Reply #43: Jun 17, 2018 08:04:36 pm
      Brazil are badly missing Firmino. Most complete striker in the Premier League. How did he not start?  :f_tongueincheek:

      Oh..
      I would fancy Firmino to score over any of what is out there right now bar Coutinho.
      Still, as good as Coutinho's goal was, his ball retention is awful at times.
      I have not seen any stand out team yet, but later in the competition there will be stand out teams.
      If Coutinho is still in the middle he will be a liability eventually.
      There is just as much chance of his sloppy retention turning into a goal than a wonder strike.
      bazspeedman
      • Forum Legend - Paisley
      • *****

      • 10,915 posts | 1048 
      Re: Group E games. Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
      Reply #44: Jun 17, 2018 08:06:23 pm
      I would fancy Firmino to score over any of what is out there right now bar Coutinho.
      Still, as good as Coutinho's goal was, his ball retention is awful at times.
      I have not seen any stand out team yet, but later in the competition there will be stand out teams.
      If Coutinho is still in the middle he will be a liability eventually.
      There is just as much chance of his sloppy retention turning into a goal than a wonder strike.

      Spain and Portugal looked pretty stand out to me so far.
      Ribapuru
      • Forum Legend - Paisley
      • *****

      • 10,383 posts | 1232 
      Re: Group E games. Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
      Reply #45: Jun 17, 2018 08:08:23 pm
      Hazard would cost £100 million and a massive salary so that will never happen. He'll end up at Real or PSG.

      Willian would be possible but could see him going to the Mancs before us he won't want to be a backup to our front lads who are all better than him.
      Willian under Klopp could be as good as Mane. Klopp has an affect on strikers that is like a +20% improvement. We need rotatable players.
      chats
      • Forum Legend - Shankly
      • *****

      • 21,120 posts | 646 
      Re: Group E games. Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
      Reply #46: Jun 17, 2018 08:08:24 pm
      Brazil were pretty poor after the goal but just don't see Switzerland having the quality in the final third to cause them any problems.

      Well there you go :D
      Frankly, Mr Shankly
      • Forum Legend - Paisley
      • *****

      • 19,334 posts | 4730 
      • YNWA
      Re: Group E games. Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
      Reply #47: Jun 17, 2018 08:09:21 pm
      Well, well, well. Unopposed header. 1-1.
      Ribapuru
      • Forum Legend - Paisley
      • *****

      • 10,383 posts | 1232 
      Re: Group E games. Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
      Reply #48: Jun 17, 2018 08:09:43 pm
      Spain and Portugal looked pretty stand out to me so far.
      Good point actually, I was trying to recall big wins and I could only think Russia  :f_doh:
      HUYTON RED
      • Forum Legend - Shankly
      • *****

      • 28,778 posts | 3420 
      Re: Group E games. Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
      Reply #49: Jun 17, 2018 08:10:18 pm
      Wasn't expecting that equaliser then, good header from Zuber, but sh*t defending from Brazil :laugh:
      bazspeedman
      • Forum Legend - Paisley
      • *****

      • 10,915 posts | 1048 
      Re: Group E games. Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
      Reply #50: Jun 17, 2018 08:10:29 pm
      Shaqiri was too lazy to even celebrate the goal with his teammates.
      Frankly, Mr Shankly
      • Forum Legend - Paisley
      • *****

      • 19,334 posts | 4730 
      • YNWA
      Re: Group E games. Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
      Reply #51: Jun 17, 2018 08:12:07 pm
      Willian under Klopp could be as good as Mane. Klopp has an affect on strikers that is like a +20% improvement. We need rotatable players.

      Willian is a superb player and much underrated.
      HUYTON RED
      • Forum Legend - Shankly
      • *****

      • 28,778 posts | 3420 
      Re: Group E games. Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
      Reply #52: Jun 17, 2018 08:13:56 pm
      Willian is a superb player and much underrated.

      I think he's a good player as well, had a couple of good games against us too!
      Frankly, Mr Shankly
      • Forum Legend - Paisley
      • *****

      • 19,334 posts | 4730 
      • YNWA
      Re: Group E games. Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
      Reply #53: Jun 17, 2018 08:14:10 pm
      Switzerland have got into some really good positions since going 1-0 down but have cocked up on every occasion they've moved forward on the ball. Awful decision making/passing.
      Frankly, Mr Shankly
      • Forum Legend - Paisley
      • *****

      • 19,334 posts | 4730 
      • YNWA
      Re: Group E games. Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
      Reply #54: Jun 17, 2018 08:18:56 pm
      I think he's a good player as well, had a couple of good games against us too!

      Yeah especially at Anfield. That said I can remember Simon Mignolet not exactly making it hard for the fella!
      Frankly, Mr Shankly
      • Forum Legend - Paisley
      • *****

      • 19,334 posts | 4730 
      • YNWA
      Re: Group E games. Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
      Reply #55: Jun 17, 2018 08:20:42 pm
      Seeing the corrupt FIFA suits in their plush executive, leather bound seats makes me f**king sick.
      RedWilly
      • Forum Legend - Dalglish
      • *****

      • 7,463 posts | 861 
      Re: Group E games. Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
      Reply #56: Jun 17, 2018 08:23:28 pm
      Neymar is such a selfish player. Brazil won’t have a chance at this World Cup if they are just relying on giving the ball to him to make something happen, against the best teams he will go missing imo.

      Get Bobby Dazzler on and see the difference happen!
      Ribapuru
      • Forum Legend - Paisley
      • *****

      • 10,383 posts | 1232 
      Re: Group E games. Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
      Reply #57: Jun 17, 2018 08:23:36 pm
      I remember in 1998 sol cambell had a goal disallowed for a minor infringement that was much more tame than the Swiss goal that stood. A new era of corruption. The VAR should have disallowed that goal.
      bazspeedman
      • Forum Legend - Paisley
      • *****

      • 10,915 posts | 1048 
      Re: Group E games. Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
      Reply #58: Jun 17, 2018 08:25:45 pm
      Neymar is a selfish little look at me runt.

      Can't stand him.
      bazspeedman
      • Forum Legend - Paisley
      • *****

      • 10,915 posts | 1048 
      Re: Group E games. Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
      Reply #59: Jun 17, 2018 08:26:57 pm
      I remember in 1998 sol cambell had a goal disallowed for a minor infringement that was much more tame than the Swiss goal that stood. A new era of corruption. The VAR should have disallowed that goal.

      Maybe it should have been disallowed but still think the Swiss deserve to be level.

      Quick Reply