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      Seasonal Reflections
      Jun 03, 2018 11:59:20 pm
      With the 2017/18 season over, and the long break ahead, here's a thread to look back at some of the highlights of the season.

      Goal Of The Season

      There were so many to choose from that it's hard to narrow them down to just one. So I have put forward two categories: Team and Individual.

      Team Goal Of The Season

      There were probably more important goals this season, but my pick for it would be Phillippe Coutinho for 2-0 v Spartak Moscow in the European Cup. The movement and link up play involving all of the Fab Four in the move leading to Coutinho's finish was world class.

      Individual Goal Of The Season

      Again, it was hard to narrow it down to one, but I chose Mohammad Salah for 4-1 v City in the league. It probably looks easy on TV, but the skill to control the ball like he did was fantastic and the finish from 40 yards was perfect. It turned out to be the winning goal, and meant we have won our last 5 home games v City in the league.

      Signing Of The Season

      Salah has the awards, and they're richly deserved. But even when he had an off day, others could step up. So I'm going to give it to Van Dijk. He only had half a season, but slotted in seamlessly and fixed a problem that was costing us far too often. With his full summer break and a full pre season ahead of him to come, he will only improve and we will achieve the consistency we need, with him leading the backline and us keeping more clean clean sheets.

      Game Of The Season

      From a personal pov, there was only one candidate, mainly as it was the only game I was at, the first game I was in the Kop for, and the closest to a night game I have had in the stadium. So it's the 5-0 win v Swansea, with TAA and Ox's first league goals at home. We had drawn our previous 3 home games, so we feared another frustrating day against the busparkers. Coutinho's last goal at home after 6 minutes from 30 yards, set up the rest of the day, while the second just after half time, opened the floodgates. It was an off day for Salah but he still set up the fourth for Firmino. It could honestly have been 10 in the end.

      With our European Cup status retained and reputation enhanced, the season should be judged as a success. Halfway through the 4 year project, there is still more work to do, and much more success to come.
      « Last Edit: Jun 04, 2018 12:32:23 am by lfc across the water »
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      Re: Seasonal Reflections
      Reply #1: Jun 04, 2018 01:27:49 pm
      Goal Of The Season
      Team Goal Of The Season
      Individual Goal Of The Season
      Signing Of The Season
      Game Of The Season

      Coutinho vs Newcastle (A)
      Mane vs Newcastle (H)
      Salah vs Newcastle (H)
      Salah (For scoring against Newcastle)
      Liverpool vs Newcastle (2-0 win)
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      Re: Seasonal Reflections
      Reply #2: Jun 04, 2018 01:47:50 pm
      Team goal would surely be Can’s second against Hoffenheim.

      Individual goal hard to narrow down to one but Mane’s volley against Spartak Moscow and Salah’s mazy runs vs Watford and Spurs got to be up there.

      Favourite games were the first leg demolition of City (for obvious reasons) and the 2-2 against Spurs at Anfield (because I was there).
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      Re: Seasonal Reflections
      Reply #3: Jun 04, 2018 04:54:07 pm
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      Re: Seasonal Reflections
      Reply #4: Jun 04, 2018 10:01:01 pm

      My parents used to get me to sing this at family parties when I was a kid.

      Dunno why.

      Probably some sort of cult.
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      Re: Seasonal Reflections
      Reply #5: Jun 04, 2018 10:43:36 pm
      How can you expect to have anyone take this thread seriously when you don't give signing of the season to Mo Salah.
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      Re: Seasonal Reflections
      Reply #6: Jun 04, 2018 11:38:08 pm
      I've only read the title. I think I'm a winter burgeoning into early spring.
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      Re: Seasonal Reflections
      Reply #7: Jun 05, 2018 09:16:34 am
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      Reply #8: Jun 05, 2018 04:22:16 pm
      Team Goal of the Season: Emre Can V Hoffenhaim
      Individual Goal of the Season: A couple of the 3 scored by Mo against Watford
      Signing of the Season: Mo
      Game of the Season: Liverpool 5-2 Roma
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      Re: Seasonal Reflections
      Reply #9: Jun 05, 2018 07:50:25 pm
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      How can you expect to have anyone take this thread seriously when you don't give signing of the season to Mo Salah.

      We've never had any trouble scoring goals. Since VVD made his league debut, we have kept 8 clean sheets, and conceded just 2 goals from corners. Most players take time to settle at a new club. He settled immediately and made a massive difference. Opponents are not putting 3 4 and 5 goals past us as they were in the first half of the season. And it's doubtful if we would have made the top 4 without him.
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      Re: Seasonal Reflections
      Reply #10: Jun 05, 2018 08:21:26 pm
      Goal of the season: Salah against City in Champions League (Away)
      Team Goal of the Season: AOC V City Champions League (home)
      Individual Goal of the Season: Salah against Spurs at home.
      Signing of the Season: Salah!
      Game of the Season: Liverpool 4-0 City in Champions League.
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      Reply #11: Jun 05, 2018 09:37:15 pm
      We've never had any trouble scoring goals. Since VVD made his league debut, we have kept 8 clean sheets, and conceded just 2 goals from corners. Most players take time to settle at a new club. He settled immediately and made a massive difference. Opponents are not putting 3 4 and 5 goals past us as they were in the first half of the season. And it's doubtful if we would have made the top 4 without him.

      Player of the season for PL
      Top scorer
      Most goals in modern day top English league ever
      Not good enough for Liverpool signing of the season

      You’re being contrarian to seem clever but your just being obtuse. Take Salah out we are a lot worse off than if you took VvD out.
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      Re: Seasonal Reflections
      Reply #12: Jun 06, 2018 09:35:12 am
      We had some incredible moments in the season shame it finished in being mugged in Kiev.
      What is important about this season is we learn some lessons and improve for next season with what is looking like a stunning midfield.
      We have a good back 4 and a stunning front 3 we could score even more goals next season and concede fewer so 2017/18 is over and 2018/19 is going to be even better
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      Re: Seasonal Reflections
      Reply #13: Jun 06, 2018 12:40:37 pm
      Goal of the season: Salah against City in Champions League (Away)
      Team Goal of the Season: AOC V City Champions League (home)
      Individual Goal of the Season: Salah against Spurs at home.
      Signing of the Season: Salah!
      Game of the Season: Liverpool 4-0 City in Champions League.

      Who scored our 4th?  :f_whistle:
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      Re: Seasonal Reflections
      Reply #14: Jun 06, 2018 12:50:28 pm

      Oops but still I loved that game.
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      Re: Seasonal Reflections
      Reply #15: Jun 06, 2018 12:52:58 pm
      Team goal would surely be Can’s second against Hoffenheim.

      Individual goal hard to narrow down to one but Mane’s volley against Spartak Moscow and Salah’s mazy runs vs Watford and Spurs got to be up there.

      Favourite games were the first leg demolition of City (for obvious reasons) and the 2-2 against Spurs at Anfield (because I was there).

      Yes on that team goal. The movement off the ball, Mane's flair and Firmino's industry.

      Have a look:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hY9-zSDE-4
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      Re: Seasonal Reflections
      Reply #16: Jun 06, 2018 01:44:41 pm
      Team goal - Can v Hoffenheim, a thing of beauty that was.
      Individual goal - Mane v Spartak, absolutely incredible technique to get that in (his goal v Burnley a close second)
      Signing - Mo by a mile.
      Performance - 3-0 v City. Stunning first half from the attackers and then equally good from the defenders in the second half. Everyone got a chance to shine which is why it's my number one.
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      Re: Seasonal Reflections
      Reply #17: Jun 07, 2018 05:02:58 pm
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      Oops but still I loved that game.

      We scored so many goals against them this season, that you can excuse someone getting carried away. One pundit said, there were so many goals scored in the semi final, you needed calculators to work out what the actual score was.

      Next week, the fixture list is released at 8am GMT. Hopefully we can get a set of fixtures that allow us to start well, so we're ready to deal with the bigger ones. We took 10 points from the 10 games against the rest of the top 6 last year, with 9 of those points at home. We really need to improve on that next season.
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      Re: Seasonal Reflections
      Reply #18: Oct 13, 2018 05:02:29 pm
      Time to take stock after 8 games, and post how much progress has been made to between last season LS and the current season CS, the difference, and the points swing since the end of last season.

      ---------------------------- LS - CS
      Games Played ----- 8 --- 8 --- 0
      Games Won -------- 3 ---- 6 -- +3
      Points Taken ----- 13 -- 20 -- +7
      Goals Scored ----- 13 - 15 --- +2
      Goals Against ---- 12 --- 3 ---- -9
      Goal Difference --  1-- 12 -- +11
      Clean Sheets ------ 3 ---- 5 --- +2

      In all aspects, we've improved.

      Points Swing Update:

      Chelsea -- -5
      Spurs ----- +4
      mancs -- +13
      Man City +25

      Again, big margins have been reined in. A handful of posters put it down to "luck", I put it down to, a team and coach that means business this season.
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      Re: Seasonal Reflections
      Reply #19: Oct 13, 2018 05:18:11 pm
      Saw the title of this thread and though 'and Christmas can f**k off as well'
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      Re: Seasonal Reflections
      Reply #20: Oct 13, 2018 08:23:51 pm
      Saw the title of this thread and though 'and Christmas can f**k off as well'

      I saw the title and thought it was somehow the end of May already.

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