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      Liverpool 5-0 Watford: In game and Post Match discussion

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      TheleftpegofRayKennedy
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      Re: Liverpool 5-0 Watford: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #375: Feb 27, 2019 10:41:34 pm
      That was huge.  HUGE!

      When we need a statement of intent, every player on the pitch delivers. 

      Think we're done?  Think again.
      Can't score?  Oh really?
      Losing our heads under pressure?  Bring it the f*ck on!

      I love this club.
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      Reply #376: Feb 27, 2019 10:42:47 pm
      different opinions same player same Game.I didn't watch it I listened to it on LFCTV and the girl on SKY also said he worked hard and defended well


      As did Klopp!

      24 goals in 87 appearances for us, apparently. Haven't checked that but if it is true, that's not bad you know?
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      Re: Liverpool 5-0 Watford: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #377: Feb 27, 2019 10:42:56 pm
      Honestly, even if Lovren or Gomez are healthy, right now I'd go with VVD + Matip, don't fix if it ain't broken.

      I agree, until Matip plays himself out of the team, keep him in.

      He really did make some crucial interceptions/tackles today, at one point i remember him getting his head low at the chance of taking a boot to the face to ensure he got the ball clear, he was immense.
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      Re: Liverpool 5-0 Watford: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #378: Feb 27, 2019 10:46:00 pm
      Personally I thought Origi did nothing to justify his selection, but that's just my opinion. Yes he scored a goal but he didn't track back, he didn't run, he didn't press. That being said he did nothing bad either. Didn't put a foot wrong because he was largely anonymous. Trent on the other hand showed exactly what we've been missing and why Klopp was a loon for leaving him out of the United match. Great game, great statement but the next game has to be as well and the one after that. We can't have this up and down form we've had all year, they have to show we've turned a corner and keep destiny in our own hands.

      different opinions same player same Game.I didn't watch it I listened to it on LFCTV and the girl on SKY also said he worked hard and defended well


      He was definitely tracking back and pressing, thought he had a decent game to be fair.
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      Re: Liverpool 5-0 Watford: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #379: Feb 27, 2019 10:49:49 pm
      First game of the season for me tonight (Ta Andy and El Batez!) and just back in the hotel in time for motd!!!
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      Reply #380: Feb 27, 2019 10:53:25 pm
      Wow great response to the last game, a fantastic and much needed performance. Can almost see a sense of relief in the players, for the first time in a little while, the team actually looked like they were loving it.

      Boss stuff. Only negative is that City scraped a lucky win, but that was out of our control.

      Get in!!!
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      Re: Liverpool 5-0 Watford: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #381: Feb 27, 2019 10:55:27 pm
      He was definitely tracking back and pressing, thought he had a decent game to be fair.

      Not from what I saw. He would jog back slowly but mostly tried to hang about in the final third. But let me clarify my position. I'm not necessarily against his inclusion, and I'm not necessarily criticising him for his actions, I simply think he is a player ill suited to a Klopp team and Liverpool have passed him by, but we're not exactly blessed with alternatives for Bobby. He didn't justify his inclusion on his own merits, he simply justified it by not being Danny Sturridge and Firmino being out. If that makes sense?
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      Reply #382: Feb 27, 2019 11:00:22 pm
      I agree, until Matip plays himself out of the team, keep him in.

      He really did make some crucial interceptions/tackles today, at one point i remember him getting his head low at the chance of taking a boot to the face to ensure he got the ball clear, he was immense.

      It looked like Joel was behind Joe Gomez and Lovren, but he has come in and all but solved a problem for Klopp. I like the way he comes out of defence with the ball. Had a good game tonight and hasn't had a bad game since coming in. Think Joe will get back in but Joel is at the very least level with Lovren in the pecking order.
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      Reply #383: Feb 27, 2019 11:07:13 pm
      It looked like Joel was behind Joe Gomez and Lovren, but he has come in and all but solved a problem for Klopp. I like the way he comes out of defence with the ball. Had a good game tonight and hasn't had a bad game since coming in. Think Joe will get back in but Joel is at the very least level with Lovren in the pecking order.

      I don't see why Joe should come straight in, i think Matip has done more than enough to see himself stay in the team until he plays himself out of it. I can understand maybe bringing in Joe around a CL game if still possible or during a midweek game but for the most part i would keep playing Joel.
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      Re: Liverpool 5-0 Watford: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #384: Feb 27, 2019 11:07:31 pm
      First game of the season for me tonight (Ta Andy and El Batez!) and just back in the hotel in time for motd!!!
      Not a bad game to pick ,top man is Alan.
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      Re: Liverpool 5-0 Watford: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #385: Feb 27, 2019 11:08:17 pm
      Really tough MOTM to pick.

      I had to give it to Trent in the end because I thought he really made the difference, and not just with the three assists.  His energy, pace, directness, accuracy.  Every good thing we did involved him at some point.  Quick ball, quick mind, just so damned quick.  His sheer, rock solid belief in everything he did.

      Saying that, though, I could have given it to Matip, Milner, Fabinho, Virgil, Sadio, Mo, Divock - none of those choices would have been wrong either.

      Matip is showing some serious form on the back of a decent run in the team, and made several vital blocks and interceptions, plus his passing out from the back has improved immensely.  Sometimes surprises me where he pops up. 
      Divock provided a real threat wide left and backed up Andy defensively from first to last.  Took his goal well and looked full of ideas and runs.  Brought threat and fluency on that side.  So good to see that he enjoyed it.
      Jimmy.  What can I say?  He's like a drunk wasp on a sunny afternoon in a beer garden.  He just won't f**king stop.  He won't leave them alone.  Won't be deterred, won't be denied.  On Sunday his delivery versus the Manure was shocking, but he more then made up for it tonight.  The buzz.
      Fabinho has so much time.  Knows what to do, when to do it, how to slow the opposition, choke them off, deny, deny, deny, and then feed. 
      Virgil.  The Rolls Royce.  Always in the right place.  100% aerial duels won.  Think about that.  Two great old fashioned centre half's goals, two beaming celebrations, winding up the Kop -  the legend he is certain to become.
      Sadio Mane, who at times looks as if he can only ever control it five yards in the wrong direction yet scores an impudent, ridiculous goal by doing just that.  Made his header look easy.  Thanks to TAA, it nearly was.  Always available, always making runs.
      Mohamed Salah got so much joy first half with his pace and direct running, found repeatedly by Trent, forced the Watford lads to triple-up on him at times and still scared them to death.  Good to see him go on his right foot a few times, and that's how he hit the post.  The catalyst.

      Jürgen.  Positive, trusting and calm tonight.  Knew from the first minute that Kenny was in his heaven and all was well with the big red world. 

      YNWA
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      Re: Liverpool 5-0 Watford: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #386: Feb 27, 2019 11:14:06 pm
      The all conquering dodgy funded City haven't scored from open play for over 3 and a half hours another dodgy pen tonight was all they could handle. This is our title to win
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      Reply #387: Feb 27, 2019 11:16:28 pm
      The all conquering dodgy funded City haven't scored from open play for over 3 and a half hours another dodgy pen tonight was all they could handle. This is our title to win

      Dodgy it certainly was. 
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      Reply #388: Feb 27, 2019 11:17:36 pm
      Not from what I saw. He would jog back slowly but mostly tried to hang about in the final third. But let me clarify my position. I'm not necessarily against his inclusion, and I'm not necessarily criticising him for his actions, I simply think he is a player ill suited to a Klopp team and Liverpool have passed him by, but we're not exactly blessed with alternatives for Bobby. He didn't justify his inclusion on his own merits, he simply justified it by not being Danny Sturridge and Firmino being out. If that makes sense?

      I think this post is indicative of the low opinion most have of our striking options. Solanke was sold. Sturridge was loaned out last season. Origi, himself spent last season on loan to Wolfsburg. Doesn't look great does it. Origi did well enough tonight but I think Klopp knows he'll have to update the striking options in the next window.
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      Re: Liverpool 5-0 Watford: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #389: Feb 27, 2019 11:21:06 pm
      Honestly thing hazard is the most overrated player in league (maybe pogba beats him.there)

      Doesn't score enough, or create enough, Nd people have him third best in world?!?!?
      Pretty sure Hazard is top of the assist table and has more goals than Firmino in the league, hardly a poor return.
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      Reply #390: Feb 27, 2019 11:28:35 pm
      4 clean sheets in a row - nice bit of confidence to take into the derby. Lovely jubbly
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      Re: Liverpool 5-0 Watford: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #391: Feb 27, 2019 11:47:16 pm
      Put TAA as MOTM.
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      Reply #392: Feb 27, 2019 11:50:12 pm
      Pretty sure Hazard is top of the assist table and has more goals than Firmino in the league, hardly a poor return.

      He has the quality to be posting numbers along side Messi Ronaldo Neymar Salah etc.. never mind Firmino!
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      Reply #393: Feb 28, 2019 12:03:03 am
      He has the quality to be posting numbers along side Messi Ronaldo Neymar Salah etc.. never mind Firmino!
      Strange logic but, is it not, to say that Hazard is overrated because he has the quality to be one of the best players in the world. So if that quality is so evident, why is he considered overrated? Not suggesting that is what you are saying but that seems to be many people’s angle on the guy.

      I mean look at the environment that the guy plays in, a revolving door of managers and strike partners and a club that has completely lost its identity. Can you imagine what a stable club/manager would get out of him? Can you imagine what Klopp would get out of him?
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      Reply #394: Feb 28, 2019 12:20:49 am
      TAA doesn.t cross ... he fires exocets.   Very Stevie.

      Good to see Virgil knock a couple in. Well done big fella.

      Mane ......that back heel was sublime.



      TAA  =  MOTM
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      Reply #395: Feb 28, 2019 01:06:44 am
      Klopp knows he'll have to update the striking options in the next window.

      I'd suggest a hybrid between midfielder and striker to solve both problems: more creativity and verticality on midfield and someone who can play striker. He's out there, won't tell you who it is but just two clues: first letter begins with "F", last 4 letters are "ekir", good luck figuring that one out. :)
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      Re: Liverpool 5-0 Watford: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #396: Feb 28, 2019 01:31:19 am
      Was only able to watch the extended highlights but this exactly the time of game i wanted to see, win and look amazing while doing it. Always liked Origi so am happy to see him score. Maybe he has a place on the team going forward if he's willing to stay in a lower role, but wouldn't blame him if he wants to go to a smaller team and get regular playing time. Seeing VVD score was great and don't believe we see him much in the box during open play, but he's such a good header of the ball that it makes perfect sense to park him there as we look to cross, and we got rewarded tonight.

      Pick up +4 on the GD but still 6 behind, so work still to be done to get that extra advantage. Onto the cross town rivals who will be treating this like their biggest game of the season, so need to be ready.
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      Re: Liverpool 5-0 Watford: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #397: Feb 28, 2019 02:53:00 am
      Today was a good day. Trent hit some excellent crosses but I actually went with Fabinho as MOTM. Ten to go, one game at a time. Made up some goal difference as well.
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      Re: Liverpool 5-0 Watford: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #398: Feb 28, 2019 03:21:06 am
      Disagree. Thought he sat well throughout. Knew what was going on around him.

      I missed the match did he do a no look celebration?
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      Re: Liverpool 5-0 Watford: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #399: Feb 28, 2019 04:08:25 am
      Fabinho was awesome. With Alisson, Van Dijk, Robertson and TAA, protected by Fabinho, we surely have the best defense of the league.

      It was a great performance. The only negatives: it highlighted that Salah is not the one he used to be last season trying too  hard. I hope he gets back to his top level soon, we haven't seen that yet.

      Also, a commentator (French) said something with which I agreed: Hendo is not a very great DM and his contribution in terms of creativity forward is far from being enough.

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