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      7 Matches in 21 Days; Pivotal stretch of the season

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      7 Matches in 21 Days; Pivotal stretch of the season
      Oct 03, 2019 07:59:11 pm
      Not overlooking Saturday's match with Leicester by any means, but I notice after the upcoming international break we have quite a 21-day stretch including:

      • 7 matches
      • First game with United - can we get another one of their managers sacked?
      • Two Champions League games, both vs. Genk - 6 points on the cards?
      • League Cup tie vs. Arsenal - Will the kids be alright?
      • First game with Spurs - How many times will Harry Kane dive?
      • Home match vs. City and a chance to gain some serious separation in the table.

      The match with Villa is the only one that doesn't really stand out but that might be the best chance of the league matches for some rotation.

      It won't settle anything as far as winning trophies goes, but this is going to be a vital three weeks in writing the story of our season.
       
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      Re: 7 Matches in 21 Days; Pivotal stretch of the season
      Reply #1: Oct 03, 2019 09:17:32 pm
      Big games all piling up all together the Arsenal game not to bothered about, the  Genk games and Spurs are all winnable we must improve upon our performance against United (if we had won at old toilet last season and showed some balls) whome we seem afraid of, and even if we draw with City that would not be a disaster bring it all on
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      Re: 7 Matches in 21 Days; Pivotal stretch of the season
      Reply #2: Oct 04, 2019 07:10:02 am
      It will be interesting to see if Jürgen uses the squad a little more during this next stretch of games. He has resisted the urge thus far and has only really rotated a couple of players across the midfield. At some point players like Ox, Keita, Lallana, Lovren and potentially a couple of the youngsters will be used I would expect.
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      Re: 7 Matches in 21 Days; Pivotal stretch of the season
      Reply #3: Oct 04, 2019 12:47:36 pm
      The games against the Manchester teams stand out to me.

      We looked terrible away at United last season. They had players going down injured throughout the game and we still failed to put them to the sword. It looked like we were playing for a draw (if that's possible) rather than going for the 3 points.

      At home to City - this is a game we have to win IMO. Games against City could decide where the title goes, last season we had 1 point from a possible 6 and that was basically because Mahrez missed a penalty, we must do better this season.
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      Re: 7 Matches in 21 Days; Pivotal stretch of the season
      Reply #4: Oct 04, 2019 03:05:31 pm
      ROTATION ROTATION ROTATION. LOL
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      Re: 7 Matches in 21 Days; Pivotal stretch of the season
      Reply #5: Oct 04, 2019 03:29:36 pm
      The games against the Manchester teams stand out to me.

      We looked terrible away at United last season. They had players going down injured throughout the game and we still failed to put them to the sword. It looked like we were playing for a draw (if that's possible) rather than going for the 3 points.

      At home to City - this is a game we have to win IMO. Games against City could decide where the title goes, last season we had 1 point from a possible 6 and that was basically because Mahrez missed a penalty, we must do better this season.

      Every time we started getting a bit of rythmn, one of their players went down, and after a couple of breaks like that, we couldn't seem to find it again.
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      Re: 7 Matches in 21 Days; Pivotal stretch of the season
      Reply #6: Oct 04, 2019 09:44:13 pm
      Every time we started getting a bit of rythmn, one of their players went down, and after a couple of breaks like that, we couldn't seem to find it again.

      I think we had something like 1 shot on target to their 3 or 4 and there we showed little to no urgency either. Either way, there should be an improvement this time around.
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      Reply #7: Oct 05, 2019 04:53:25 pm
      We will need to get full points from Manchester United and draw with Manchester City and go the same run like last year and we should breeze through the league..we slipped up today but I guess it is better to slip up now than later
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      Re: 7 Matches in 21 Days; Pivotal stretch of the season
      Reply #8: Oct 05, 2019 06:25:33 pm
      We will need to get full points from Manchester United and draw with Manchester City and go the same run like last year and we should breeze through the league..we slipped up today but I guess it is better to slip up now than later

      What slip up?
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      Re: 7 Matches in 21 Days; Pivotal stretch of the season
      Reply #9: Oct 05, 2019 06:27:04 pm
      We will need to get full points from Manchester United and draw with Manchester City and go the same run like last year and we should breeze through the league..we slipped up today but I guess it is better to slip up now than later

      Seems somebody jumped the gun a bit here :D
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      Re: 7 Matches in 21 Days; Pivotal stretch of the season
      Reply #10: Oct 05, 2019 06:28:28 pm
      We will need to get full points from Manchester United and draw with Manchester City and go the same run like last year and we should breeze through the league..we slipped up today but I guess it is better to slip up now than later


      Well if slipping up is winning 2-1, you must be a hard supporter to please.  :lmao:
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      Re: 7 Matches in 21 Days; Pivotal stretch of the season
      Reply #11: Oct 05, 2019 06:35:44 pm
      Our defence hasn't quite been on the levels of this time last year but we've had to adapt to a higher defensive line that Jürgen has imposed upon the side and a second goalkeeper. Adrian has done an unbelievable job (seriously - for our second keeper to be commanding the goal on a league winning run of 8 games is beyond what anyone believed possible) but like 99.9% of keepers out there he prefers to do his work much deeper than Alisson and so a slight lack of synchronicity is still apparent.

      That teams haven't been able to inflict a blow on our league results while such changes in tactics and key personnel have been in play may be seen as a missed opportunity by the rest of the league, particularly if Alisson comes back after the international break.

      Clearly Klopp will rotate a lot more from this point on but given the performances of Milner and Lovren today, who came in and stepped up to the plate, rotation is something we can certainly do. I'm sure we can start Origi in a few home games as well to give one of the front three a rest.

      Our strength in depth may not have the technical wizardry of Man City, but it certainly has a greater attritional quality to it.
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      Re: 7 Matches in 21 Days; Pivotal stretch of the season
      Reply #12: Oct 05, 2019 06:39:29 pm
      We will need to get full points from Manchester United and draw with Manchester City and go the same run like last year and we should breeze through the league..we slipped up today but I guess it is better to slip up now than later
       

      I know people leave the stadium early to beat the f**king traffic didn't know it applied to the internet as well.
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      Re: 7 Matches in 21 Days; Pivotal stretch of the season
      Reply #13: Oct 05, 2019 08:48:29 pm
       

      I know people leave the stadium early to beat the f**king traffic didn't know it applied to the internet as well.

      Some peeps are just desperate for us to "slip up" so they can go on the wind up.
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      Reply #14: Oct 06, 2019 08:23:21 am
      Some peeps are just desperate for us to "slip up" so they can go on the wind up.

      Very true mate ,theres a world of pain out there where Liverpool is concerned,other supporters the impartiality that the media is supposed to have disappears when a Liverpool red shirt appears ,the same comments every week they were the last team to ,he caused the penalty last time they met   , he has a great record at Anfield ,,18 unbeaten games and this is the guy who.... after City this  team have scored more goals against Liverpool   endless drivel ,every week its like they have a bunch of smart comments ready to throw at the viewer if we falter they pull them like a gunslinger pulls his gun they cant wait for the lose of a point or 3 .
      What the rest of the Premiership should be worried about is when we click into top gear and  start scoring more goals from the chances we make. . 
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      Reply #15: Oct 06, 2019 09:37:50 am
      I will play full team for every Premiership game but would use the squad for Genk's game and Arsenal.
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      Re: 7 Matches in 21 Days; Pivotal stretch of the season
      Reply #16: Oct 06, 2019 10:00:17 am
      I will play full team for every Premiership game but would use the squad for Genk's game and Arsenal.

      Not sure about that, we need to be a bit careful against Genk, certainly the away game, its crucial we win those 2 games to give us a nice buffer before we face Napoli and Salzburg again.
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      Reply #17: Oct 06, 2019 10:12:56 am
      Not sure about that, we need to be a bit careful against Genk, certainly the away game, its crucial we win those 2 games to give us a nice buffer before we face Napoli and Salzburg again.

      I agree, I did not mention which players I would include. I would include from the start: Origi, Lovren or Gomez, Adrian (only for Arsenal game), Lallana, AOC, Keita and Elliot & Brewster from the bench.
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      Re: 7 Matches in 21 Days; Pivotal stretch of the season
      Reply #18: Oct 06, 2019 10:23:25 am
      I will play full team for every Premiership game but would use the squad for Genk's game and Arsenal.


      I would play the full team for every match. Until the players wear out. When they have become fatigued and useless, I’d sell them on. I’m the no nonsense, heartless and demanding manager that everyone loves. Results, results, results. 8-0, 8-0, 8-0 >:D
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      Reply #19: Oct 06, 2019 10:36:59 am

      I would play the full team for every match. Until the players wear out. When they have become fatigued and useless, I’d sell them on. I’m the no nonsense, heartless and demanding manager that everyone loves. Results, results, results. 8-0, 8-0, 8-0 >:D

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      Re: 7 Matches in 21 Days; Pivotal stretch of the season
      Reply #20: Oct 06, 2019 10:44:35 am
      We will need to get full points from Manchester United and draw with Manchester City and go the same run like last year and we should breeze through the league..we slipped up today but I guess it is better to slip up now than later

      Still managed to gain 3 points though, with Milner's late penalty.
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      Reply #21: Oct 06, 2019 10:48:33 am
      I really could not care less about that game vs Arsenal
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      Reply #22: Oct 06, 2019 12:06:08 pm
      I think we had something like 1 shot on target to their 3 or 4 and there we showed little to no urgency either. Either way, there should be an improvement this time around.

      Doesn’t matter if we only had one shot and lacked urgency or if we played great and had chance after chance because the fact is we dropped points there so improvement is needed regardless of how we performed on the day.
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      Re: 7 Matches in 21 Days; Pivotal stretch of the season
      Reply #23: Oct 06, 2019 12:18:02 pm
      Not overlooking Saturday's match with Leicester by any means, but I notice after the upcoming international break we have quite a 21-day stretch including:

      • 7 matches
      • First game with United - can we get another one of their managers sacked?
      • Two Champions League games, both vs. Genk - 6 points on the cards?
      • League Cup tie vs. Arsenal - Will the kids be alright?
      • First game with Spurs - How many times will Harry Kane dive?
      • Home match vs. City and a chance to gain some serious separation in the table.

      The match with Villa is the only one that doesn't really stand out but that might be the best chance of the league matches for some rotation.

      It won't settle anything as far as winning trophies goes, but this is going to be a vital three weeks in writing the story of our season.

      The away match against United last season was one of our draws, converting that into a win (which I'm confident we'll do) will boost our chances and also improve Klopp's performance away at the other "big six".

      Whilst I think Genk are the weakest team in our group, we shouldn't underestimate them. Saying that, play at our best and we should get all six points.

      For the League Cup game, play the same team as in the last round - Arsenal will probably play a weakened team too. It's a trophy we can win, but I can't see it being a massive priority for Klopp.

      We won both games against Spurs last season and I hope to see that continue! They're really poor at the moment so we should take full advantage.

      A 0-0 draw in the same game last season, I expect more goals in this one though. Personally, I think that the title will be won by whoever gets the most points out of the two games between us and City so winning this one will be a massive win.
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      Re: 7 Matches in 21 Days; Pivotal stretch of the season
      Reply #24: Oct 07, 2019 12:08:50 am
      Start with two away games.United then Genk. No idea what Ole was doing letting Lukaku go. They have very little goal threat.Rashford isn't a goal scorer. He doesn't have the nose for it.Ball come into the box and he just doesn't move, expects the ball to come to him.Massive misjudgement by Ole in thinking Rashford can play central striker.

      Ole said after today "the spirit is good, the effort is there"...he's kidding himself. But we don't want to thrash them.....they might sack him and we don't want that...no no....a tidy neat win will do. Then on to Belgium.

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