Sill, you wouldn't have it any other way, would you?
Yes, the easy way. When we do it the easy way, there's about 5 pages of a post match thread.
I thought Salah was ok today. Lost his confidence around the goal and is still being too selfish as he's desperate to score. But the rest of his game was good. This is his first goal drought since being at Liverpool (that I can remember) but I think every forward in the history of football will have a dry period.
He had a similiar period in the 2018-19 run in. He's not playing that bad, but he is being judged on the standards he has set for so long. That assist for the equaliser at City had to be inch perfect, and it was.
Two home games and tonnes of chances against cannon fodder in the week, should see him hit the target again and again.
Question for you (and anyone else who was at Wembley today): Jürgen mentioned this after the game and I'm wondering, is there any chance that fans at the ground might not have heard an announcement about observing a minute of respect. Seems unlikely to me, but wanted to at least ask.
What did they think the players were all on the centre circle for? Their response is why it's easier to mark these things with a round of applause. Once someone doesn't respect a silence, it has a domino effect on everyone else.
I think I was being diplomatic and not trying to upset the olders lads on here.
But like you I think this squad is the best we've ever had.
It's the best Jürgen has had, but it's only 3 months ago when people thought it was stale, had no strength in depth, and wanted it torn up and refreshed. I'm not sure it's the best ever, but it's certainly the most consistent. Anfield is a fortress, we're regularly competing for the biggest trophies, and we rarely lose any games. That wasn't the case in the era when we won something every year. Something else always had to be sacrificed in order to see the bigger picture. That may still happen this year, but at least we can compete again next year, not starting to build another 5 year project just to challenge for trophies, let alone win them.
THE RED MACHINE IN FULL EFFECT
Just how good does it feel to be a REDS fan these days, saviour every single moment and enjoy the wonderful ride.....whoosh !!!
I LOVE my team sooooo much
We're going for 4 trophies, the mancs are a laughing stock and the neighbours are fighting the drop, all at once. It doesn't get better than this really. People talk about their hearts during games, but if you can't enjoy all this, what will they be like when it's not like this?
Oh yeah, the game. We hit them hard from the start. But 3 goals up at half time against City isn't much of an advantage tbh, as we know that there would be a response, which arrived when the most expensive benchwarmer in football scored a tap in. But the media had decided we had won long before time was up, so the host broadcaster decided it was time to choose the man if the match. (or the "player of the match" as they insist these days, to keep the far left happy) So the PA announced it in the middle of the play, which I thought was a stupid distraction, knowing there could be still extra time and penalties to come. 10 seconds later the ball was in the net, and the onslaught we had feared began. Thankfully it was only a few minutes, so we got over the line, and we've got a league game in hand as a sweetener for reaching the cup final. After winning the game, we got no credit, it was all about what City don't have and didn't do. 500mn quid on a squad, and apparently it's not good enough. That's not our fault.
We're told that the rivalry on the pitch is too nice. Let's see if that is still the case, now that we've finally beaten them for the first time in 2.5 years. The rivalry now moves back to the league. And (after the fight in 2014 and 2019) hopefully we'll beat them to it, at the third time of asking.