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      Napoli 2-0 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion

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      Rush
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      Re: Napoli 2-0 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #375: Sep 18, 2019 12:11:34 am
      Didn't see the game but not only is that not a penalty, the guy should also have been booked for simulation (sorry, I mean cheating).

      Can't win em' all.

      Oh, and VAR is pathetic.
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      Re: Napoli 2-0 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #376: Sep 18, 2019 01:19:30 am
      LFC looked to be playing for the tie from the very beginning.
      How many shots on net in first 45? 0?
      Are LFC mids instructed not to play any form of offensive football?
      The front 3 were wretched
      Can't remember one memorable Milner or Henderson highlight
      Ball control from the back line.......Fail
      Adrian was brilliant and kept LFC in the game despite the team's lack of ambition

      I hate Italian football, Italian flopping, Italian fans. Sets back the sport decades. Though......very progressive of the team to suit up a midget

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      Re: Napoli 2-0 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #377: Sep 18, 2019 02:09:44 am
      On a different day we would of came out with a result, we controlled the play for some periods of the game but we didn't capitalise when we had it and once they got that weak pk took the stuffing right of us at the end of the game. I think you have to give little bit credit to Koulibaly who like last year really did a great job on Salah as it was a game plan to play quick long balls get him behind Mario Rui which worded at times but Koulibaly was there to cut it out. Also as some as mention the attacking trio was lacking the final ball as defenders either cut it out or passes were miss placed which they were all guiltily on doing. Give credit to Adrian as well who made a couple great saves to keep us in which you need because Napoli were always going to create chances.

      My worry is with the type of intense game and conditions really took a lot our of the guys (looked like a lot of sweat in their kits). Need to reset quickly for what will be another tough fixture away to Chelsea who are going to be in the same position as us having played UCL and suffering a lost.
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      Re: Napoli 2-0 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #378: Sep 18, 2019 02:34:28 am
      Most frustrating but also hugely encouraging thing, is with 20 to go, they looked absolutely shattered and we were getting stronger. Then of course the sh*te penalty changes everything. Even tho the result is worse, was far better than a year ago at their place. They’re a really tough side.
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      Re: Napoli 2-0 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #379: Sep 18, 2019 04:35:42 am
      If you think this Napoli team is crap you’re out of your mind.

      We were the better team in 2nd/3rd gear away from home and ran them ragged. They had nothing left until the ref gave them a little energy boost.

      Minimal threat bar one or two moments.

      The only way they get something from us at Anfield is by parking the bus. And even then...
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      Reply #380: Sep 18, 2019 05:26:41 am
      VVD, Matip, TAA and Fab were good.

      The rest were pretty sh*t.

      Thought Adrian was great personally
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      Re: Napoli 2-0 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #381: Sep 18, 2019 06:27:50 am
      Meh, can't win them all. This loss will only make us more hungry.
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      Re: Napoli 2-0 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #382: Sep 18, 2019 06:47:39 am
      Better to lose  one game in the group stages were we will get out of than lose a league game, get the lose out of our system and go on a winning run again
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      Re: Napoli 2-0 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #383: Sep 18, 2019 07:24:02 am
      Said it before hendo and milner in midfield does not work
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      Re: Napoli 2-0 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #384: Sep 18, 2019 08:04:00 am
      F***ing hate playing at that ground - not used to this losing lark
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      Re: Napoli 2-0 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #385: Sep 18, 2019 08:15:43 am
      Napoli are fast becoming our bogey team, but yesterday we deserved to win or at least draw. Our forwards had a bad night, the interplay and finishing were really off, but some credit for that has to go to the Napoli defence who were very good, as was ours.

      The dive changed the game and someone needs to explain VAR to me, if a penalty is awarded for a dive how is that not a "clear and obvious error"?
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      Re: Napoli 2-0 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #386: Sep 18, 2019 08:16:58 am
      F***ing hate playing at that ground - not used to this losing lark
      Hate playing Italian & Spanish sides mate,f**king snide bas**rds always have been & always will be & VAR can f**k right off why have it when it’s not even used ? not to worry though a minor set back is all it was back to winning ways on Sunday against Chelsea.
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      Re: Napoli 2-0 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #387: Sep 18, 2019 08:43:57 am
      Always was going to be difficult. We played much better there than last season but it still wasn't near enough. Overall though I can accept this defeat comfortably. We'll be fine I'm sure.

      What none of us can accept though is hearing yet another supporters life endangered as a result of another attack by a group of ultra thugs. What with all that happened against Roma last year and then whwn you hear that Cagliari got away scot free yesterday for the incessant racist abuse that flowed from their stands a few weeks back you realise Italian football has some serious serious issues. You can only suppose that it is an institutional thing there with the police in on it as much as the animals that make up swathes of support in Italy. Bent bas**rds and utterly vile.
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      Re: Napoli 2-0 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #388: Sep 18, 2019 08:54:20 am
      Our passing was atrocious last night. We either played the wrong ball or the right ball at the wrong speed. Maybe the crowd whistling had something to do with the concentration. Having said that I'm getting p*ssed off with VAR. What VAR does it stand for " Very Awful  Result"? On Saturday, against Newcastle,  a penalty that a blind man with a dead guide dog could see, wasn't given, and last night           a pen that wasn't, was allowed to stand because the VAR ref wouldn't, or couldn't,  disagree with the ref on the pitch. The bloody system wants binning.
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      Re: Napoli 2-0 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #389: Sep 18, 2019 09:05:23 am
      Early days, plenty of time to make up for that loss. Probably score quite a few goals, in the remaining group games. No doubt finishing top of the group, after this early setback.
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      Re: Napoli 2-0 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #390: Sep 18, 2019 09:14:55 am
      To be honest I am one of the few on here who thought Napoli deserved the win.

      We had a few good chances here and there but our decision making wasn't the best and we got punished for that.

      Napoli's back four were really impressive last night and our front 3 didn't click as they used to.

      The good omen here is that last year we lost 1-0 and we won the CL, this year we lost 2-0, so does it mean we are going to win the PL and CL?  :blush:

      Oh, and what is the point of VAR if it can't overrule a wrong decision?
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      Re: Napoli 2-0 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #391: Sep 18, 2019 09:15:11 am
      I have not seen the match yet so I cannot comment on the result.What I will say is we have plenty of time to turn the result around and still finish top of the group.Have faith and believe in OUR REDS.
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      Re: Napoli 2-0 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #392: Sep 18, 2019 09:26:24 am
      Hopefully the team learns from that result. Need a mid with more penetration than the Milner-Henderson axis.
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      Re: Napoli 2-0 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #393: Sep 18, 2019 09:39:57 am
      Hopefully the team learns from that result. Need a mid with more penetration than the Milner-Henderson axis.

      I just think Milner is not up to it. He can play the odd game but he never looks good away from home against decent opposition.
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      Re: Napoli 2-0 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #394: Sep 18, 2019 10:03:56 am
      I just think Milner is not up to it. He can play the odd game but he never looks good away from home against decent opposition.

      2 banks of 5 at times.
      Needed a threat to draw them out, maybe Ox.

      Dive for the penalty should have been overruled by VAR.
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      Re: Napoli 2-0 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #395: Sep 18, 2019 10:43:52 am
      Played pretty well last night, we were on top, and looking good to nick a goal, then the ref and non var occurred. never a pen.

      They will use that defeat as motivation to keep our run going in the league, and as its 1st game of group stages we can recover and still qualify. All good and all that stuff.
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      Re: Napoli 2-0 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #396: Sep 18, 2019 11:19:00 am
      Played pretty well last night, we were on top, and looking good to nick a goal, then the ref and non var occurred. never a pen.

      They will use that defeat as motivation to keep our run going in the league, and as its 1st game of group stages we can recover and still qualify. All good and all that stuff.

      Agree with this.

      Thought we controlled the game and a point would have been a good result.

      Onwards we go, plenty of time to get out the group.
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      Re: Napoli 2-0 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #397: Sep 18, 2019 11:24:37 am
      The sooner Keita is back in contention & Ox gets regular minutes then the more tactics like last night won’t work against LFC.
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      Re: Napoli 2-0 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #398: Sep 18, 2019 11:25:50 am
      Thought Adrian was great personally

      Kept them in the game up until the dive, VAR, incident.
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      Re: Napoli 2-0 Liverpool: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #399: Sep 18, 2019 11:47:40 am
      I don’t get the digs at Hendo/Milner midfield combo. I don’t think it mattered who was in there, Ancelotti identified it as the area where we tend to dominate teams and avoided having the ball in the middle of the park at most times throughout the match. Whenever they played it out they were on the touch line on the halfway mark. When they lost their shape after the substitutions and started playing through the middle we completely dominated them before the refs howler. I hope we learn in the return leg at Anfield, we should just empty the midfield and play a 4-1-3-2

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