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      LFC League Season Analysis 2018-19

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      Re: LFC League Season Analysis 2018-19
      Reply #25: Apr 02, 2019 04:53:44 pm
      They still have the option of 6 players for 3 positions up front though.

      The only good thing about this is when it's mattered most this season, despite having so many options, more often than not they are relying on Aguero and Sterling. Mahrez can't get a game and then looks lack of match sharpness when he does play, Jesus is very hit and miss and Sane for as good a player he is, he can easily get lost in a game and have no impact. But they are all top class players that will walk into the majority of teams so despite what I've just said, you really can't underestimate them.
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      Reply #26: Apr 02, 2019 05:08:53 pm
      The only good thing about this is when it's mattered most this season, despite having so many options, more often than not they are relying on Aguero and Sterling. Mahrez can't get a game and then looks lack of match sharpness when he does play, Jesus is very hit and miss and Sane for as good a player he is, he can easily get lost in a game and have no impact. But they are all top class players that will walk into the majority of teams so despite what I've just said, you really can't underestimate them.

      It doesn’t matter how world class they are. We’ve had all the luck and they don’t. On the final stretch, it’s all that matters.

      Don’t forget we’ve playing sh*te but bringing home those three points.
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      Reply #27: Apr 03, 2019 10:22:13 am
      It doesn’t matter how world class they are. We’ve had all the luck and they don’t. On the final stretch, it’s all that matters.

      Don’t forget we’ve playing sh*te but bringing home those three points.

      I wouldn't say there was much luck for LFC when Harry Maguire wasn't shown a red card
      and then equalised. People choose to ignore stuff like that.
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      Reply #28: Apr 03, 2019 12:05:37 pm
      I wouldn't say there was much luck for LFC when Harry Maguire wasn't shown a red card
      and then equalised. People choose to ignore stuff like that.

      Or when Kompany wasn’t sent off against us, the same game they got saved by the skin of their teeth with a line clearance.

      I’d say City have had just as much luck as us.
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      Reply #29: Apr 03, 2019 01:14:01 pm
      Or when Kompany wasn’t sent off against us, the same game they got saved by the skin of their teeth with a line clearance.

      I’d say City have had just as much luck as us.

      Also LFC quite unlucky to be toe to toe with the most financially doped team in history.
      Without City Klopp's team would be cruising to the title.

      Lucky? Nah.
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      Reply #30: Apr 03, 2019 02:10:44 pm
      Also LFC quite unlucky to be toe to toe with the most financially doped team in history.
      Without City Klopp's team would be cruising to the title.

      Lucky? Nah.
      Boss

      Yup.

      If the ball goes over the line versus City at the Etihad and the goal versus the arse is given there’s a 5 point swing.......

      Luck is relative. It might decide a fins but not a season.
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      Reply #31: Apr 04, 2019 12:42:48 am
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      Reply #32: Apr 05, 2019 12:27:54 pm
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      Reply #33: Apr 05, 2019 12:28:33 pm
      Yup.

      If the ball goes over the line versus City at the Etihad and the goal versus the arse is given there’s a 5 point swing.......

      Luck is relative. It might decide a fins but not a season.

      Exactly
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      Reply #34: Apr 24, 2019 12:21:18 pm
      After matchday 35 / City on 34

      Man City away at Man United tonight which is a big opportunity for them to get a better than expected result and cut the gap with Liverpool based on opposition faced.  Spurs have stabilised their season in the last four matches, Man Utd's initial improvement under Solskjaer has turned south. 

      Race for the title



      Race for top four

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      Reply #35: Apr 25, 2019 10:34:09 am
      All played 35 now.  A big three points for City and anything better than a draw v Burnley would be a good result for them.

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      Reply #36: Apr 25, 2019 05:06:59 pm
      Compared to title form

      LFC and (Man City) Played 35

      - Outstanding results = 1 (2)
      - Great results = 5 (6)
      - Good results = 1 (1)
      - Expected results = 26 (21)
      - Disappointing results = 0 (2)
      - Poor results = 2 (1)
      - Shocking results = 0 (2)

      Liverpool with a handful more 'expected' results this season 26/35 compared to 21/35 for City. 

      Liverpool have had 2 bad results compared to 5 for Man City. 

      But City have had 9 better than expected results to our 7. 

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      Reply #37: May 05, 2019 01:45:38 pm
      It hurts reading this analysis and title wining number of points...
      Cant stop asking myself what did we do wrong this season...
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      Reply #38: May 05, 2019 01:58:47 pm
      It hurts reading this analysis and title wining number of points...
      Cant stop asking myself what did we do wrong this season...

      Martin Atkinson, when we played Leicester where he had a clear view of the foul on Keita in the box.
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      Reply #39: May 05, 2019 11:25:04 pm
      It hurts reading this analysis and title wining number of points...
      Cant stop asking myself what did we do wrong this season...

      Gut wrenching isn't it? Breaking my f**king heart. Come on Leicester, piece my heart back together please!
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      Re: LFC League Season Analysis 2018-19
      Reply #40: May 06, 2019 01:00:43 am
      Compared to title form

      LFC and (Man City) Played 35

      - Outstanding results = 1 (2)
      - Great results = 5 (6)
      - Good results = 1 (1)
      - Expected results = 26 (21)
      - Disappointing results = 0 (2)
      - Poor results = 2 (1)
      - Shocking results = 0 (2)

      Liverpool with a handful more 'expected' results this season 26/35 compared to 21/35 for City. 

      Liverpool have had 2 bad results compared to 5 for Man City. 

      But City have had 9 better than expected results to our 7.

      Always interesting. JD, what is the distinction between Disappointing, Poor and Shocking?
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      Reply #41: May 06, 2019 04:15:12 pm
      Always interesting. JD, what is the distinction between Disappointing, Poor and Shocking?

      -1pt, -2pts and -3pts.
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      Reply #42: May 12, 2019 10:35:48 am
      After matchday 37

      Title



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      Reply #43: May 12, 2019 10:38:46 am
      And here's the actual points totals after each game played this season


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      Reply #44: May 13, 2019 09:15:19 am
      What costed us the title was this period in which Salah was out of form, did not score but still started every game. I'm not blaming Klopp for that, Salah is still one of the best players in the world right now, but I think we could have won those games we drew if we had replaced an out-of-form Salah with Shaqiri, Origi or Sturridge.

      I might be wrong, we'll  never know. But it's clear that the games against Leicester, West-Ham, Everton, Man Utd were all winnable but we did not do what it takes. We've payed it cash.
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      Reply #45: May 13, 2019 09:21:26 am
      What costed us the title was this period in which Salah was out of form, did not score but still started every game. I'm not blaming Klopp for that, Salah is still one of the best players in the world right now, but I think we could have won those games we drew if we had replaced an out-of-form Salah with Shaqiri, Origi or Sturridge.

      I might be wrong, we'll  never know. But it's clear that the games against Leicester, West-Ham, Everton, Man Utd were all winnable but we did not do what it takes. We've payed it cash.

      again you never want to look at the otherside of the balance sheet and our last minute wins against Everton and Spurs and Newcastle 6 points won in just 3 games.
      My analysis of this season FUCING AMAZING
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      Reply #46: May 13, 2019 10:59:18 am
      i doubt there was a single LFC fan at the start of the season who thought we would end up with 97 points.

      Insane not to have won it but unfortunately Lady Luck deserted us.

      Frustrating yes but nobody should be down with the boys they gave everything but came up against a financially doped behemoth.

      Hopefully UEFA sort this sh*t out and they get a ban in Europe and Pep fucks off the baldy c**t.
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      Reply #47: May 14, 2019 03:47:58 am
      F***ing gutwrenching!
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      Reply #48: May 14, 2019 11:24:40 am
      Last one of the season, matchday 38

      Liverpool won their last 9 games and City won their last 14 games.  Whereas most of Liverpool's 'difficult' games were dealt with and won in the middle of the season, City had quite a few of theirs towards the end of the season and got the wins required.

      And although we had, at one point, 6 teams above the top four line we ended with just the four above it.  From next season the points tally for 4th place will be increased by a point and for title form will be moved up by 3 points.  Unless the chaff in the Premier League gets significantly more competitive next season it looks a while before the top team in the country needs less than 90 points.

      Some shocking dips in form from Spurs, United and Arsenal in the final third.  Chelsea, relatively, stable compared to those three.

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      Reply #49: May 14, 2019 11:58:58 am
      i doubt there was a single LFC fan at the start of the season who thought we would end up with 97 points.

      Insane not to have won it but unfortunately Lady Luck deserted us.

      Frustrating yes but nobody should be down with the boys they gave everything but came up against a financially doped behemoth.

      Hopefully UEFA sort this sh*t out and they get a ban in Europe and Pep fucks off the baldy c**t.

      But even if UEFA does nothing  (would be my bet) and Pep stays, we've proven we CAN win the league despite the financial deck being stacked against us. 74 results between the two teams over the season and just one change would have done it. We all (and I know you do) can believe in our teams chances now, as gut-wrenching as it was to come so close.

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