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Old 03-03-21, 09:33 AM   #6401
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I actually think most of their play is sterile with their ball possession game. They do tend to go through gears in games though, sometimes frighteningly so. Of course, lack of injuries and a squad with a bit more depth than us helped.
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Old 03-03-21, 11:31 AM   #6402
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They make much better use of the ball in dangerous areas assisted by the shear number of bodies they manage to get in the box. It's a confidence thing, innit. They are just flying.

Their run has had massive psychological assistance too...

Opposing managers vs City: Ok lads, just hold on and hope for the best.
Opposing managers vs Liverpool: They've got no facking defenders! Their best midfielders are playing CB! It's now or never! Facking get at em!!
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Old 03-03-21, 11:41 AM   #6403
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I notice that one or two players will make sprints into the box or on the overlap, really not rocket science.
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Old 03-03-21, 12:48 PM   #6404
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they just have an amazing squad and real strength in depth Last night for instance, they had a bench containing Foden, Gundogan, Stones, Aguero, Zinchenko, Torres, Fernandino.

Pretty much all eventualities covered there and so many options.

That allows him to keep them fresh as fuck so when someone has a bout of the two-bob-bits or whatever, he can change pretty much any player and there isn't a drop off.

Dias has been a brilliant signing for them as well. They have 3 very good center backs now - which was their weak point before.

I do believe next season will be brilliant fight again if we can get our players fit and have a proper go next year. I'm hoping that seeing City lift the trophy will make LFC dig deep again.

Just hope that City don't win the CL this year. Christ they'd be unbearable.
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Old 03-03-21, 01:37 PM   #6405
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they just have an amazing squad and real strength in depth Last night for instance, they had a bench containing Foden, Gundogan, Stones, Aguero, Zinchenko, Torres, Fernandino.

Pretty much all eventualities covered there and so many options.

That allows him to keep them fresh as fuck so when someone has a bout of the two-bob-bits or whatever, he can change pretty much any player and there isn't a drop off.

Dias has been a brilliant signing for them as well. They have 3 very good center backs now - which was their weak point before.

I do believe next season will be brilliant fight again if we can get our players fit and have a proper go next year. I'm hoping that seeing City lift the trophy will make LFC dig deep again.

Just hope that City don't win the CL this year. Christ they'd be unbearable.


I think so, and I also think that Chelsea will be well in the mix next season now that they have removed their main stumbling block in Lampard and replaced him with a more pragmatic manager who actually knows what to do. Even if they buy nobody else, which we know will not be the case, they have some serious depth to their squad and it is depth in quality as much as depth in numbers.
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Old 03-03-21, 04:53 PM   #6406
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To be fair, we do have some depth (admittedly not as much as City), but when you lose 2 first choice CBs, and then the cover, and then have to cover them with your 2 first choice CMs thus weakening the midfield and the rotational aspect, and then further compound that by losing 1 of your front 4 meaning the other 3 are played to death, well any team will struggle.

If we can get the injured players back and playing at their previous levels (hopefully that will be the case, but with injuries like this there is always that chance that the spark will be gone ) then i think it will be a battle between us and City, with Chelsea the best of the rest.
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Old 03-03-21, 04:56 PM   #6407
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i think with the premier league though, as long as you can have consistency then it is possible to pretty much beat about 12 teams home and away.

Chelsea have a squad and now the manager as Jaco said. So yes they could challenge next year too.

The fact that it is chelsea is some comfort though - because no doubt Tuchel will get sacked after 2 draws or something. Roman will be bored some day and go for Nagellsman or something ha ha
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Old 03-03-21, 05:21 PM   #6408
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We do have depth but at times our depth is more in number than quality. Am thinking if we have our full squad and before any summer signings.

In midfield we are generally stacked in terms of quality and numbers.

At the back we have some depth but think that is more numerically than quality (Am talking actual defenders rather than midfielders having to fill in). Our full back cover is not really great and at CB, our cover is Matip and then we are down to Phillips/Williams etc.

Up front we are lacking a lot in terms of quality depth. There is Jota and then we are down to the likes of Origi and Minamino.


Fully fit, our starting XI and four, maybe five, of the back ups match any of the teams in the league and we will stay with and probably above any team if we stay mostly fit.

Just looked at the Chelsea squad again before typing this and it is just amazing how poorly Lampard did given the depth of quality in their squad. He really had that squad playing down to his level rather than getting them to play anything close to what a squad that good should be able to. Put Klopp or Pep in charge of that Chelsea squad and you get a title challenging team.

They certainly have better quality back ups in attack and at full back than us.

Would also stay that the drop off in quality bertween their starting CBs and their 3rd and 4th choice CBs is not as great as with us, although when you have VVD as a starting CB then the drop off to any back up is going to be huge.

Midfield is the only area where our back ups are of higher quality than theirs are for me.

I firmly believe that if we stay fit next season then the title is between us and City, but that Chelsea will stay with the two of us deep into the season and be will be well ahead of the fourth placed team.
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Old 29-03-21, 08:29 PM   #6410
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Old 29-03-21, 08:37 PM   #6411
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Inter or Juve possibly, or maybe back to Argentina.
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Old 29-03-21, 08:39 PM   #6412
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Inter or Juve possibly, or maybe back to Argentina.
PSG were rumoured - its who they replace him with worries me more
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Old 29-03-21, 09:28 PM   #6413
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Old 29-03-21, 11:30 PM   #6414
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City are looking to sign Ings apparently.
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Old 30-03-21, 10:33 AM   #6415
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Old 30-03-21, 10:39 AM   #6416
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City are looking to sign Ings apparently.
I think they will get Haaland / Messi / Mbappe before they sign Ings....

However, Ings might actually suit Citys style of play as a focal point. He is a good box player and could actually score shit loads of goals for them with the amount of chances they create
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Old 30-03-21, 11:06 AM   #6417
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If they want to go for a similar style of player, then Martinez might be on their radar.

Kind of hope we go for Martinez tbh.
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Old 30-03-21, 11:44 AM   #6418
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I think they will get Haaland / Messi / Mbappe before they sign Ings....

However, Ings might actually suit Citys style of play as a focal point. He is a good box player and could actually score shit loads of goals for them with the amount of chances they create
I would much rather they get Messi than Mbappe or Haaland, Messi will be 34 this summer, they may get 3 years out of him if they are lucky but they won't be his best years. If they get Mbappe or Haaland they will likely get their best years which would be a worry.

I still quite like Ings as a former LFC player and seemingly a hardworking likable guy not sure I could still like him playing in a City shirt
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Old 30-03-21, 02:11 PM   #6419
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I would much rather they get Messi than Mbappe or Haaland, Messi will be 34 this summer, they may get 3 years out of him if they are lucky but they won't be his best years. If they get Mbappe or Haaland they will likely get their best years which would be a worry.

I still quite like Ings as a former LFC player and seemingly a hardworking likable guy not sure I could still like him playing in a City shirt
Totally agree. At the end, i think Messi will stay at Barca or else leave european football.......

On Ings, i actually think had he not got that horrible injury before Klopps first game as LFC boss, we could be a totally different team now.

If we sold Origi and bought back Ings, then I wouldn't be adverse to Ings fighting it out with Firmino for the #9 spot.
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Not really a surprise to anyone but they are commissioning a statue of Aguero to go alongside Kompany and Silva.
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Old 03-04-21, 12:38 PM   #6421
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Old 04-04-21, 02:59 PM   #6422
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Old 05-04-21, 09:23 AM   #6423
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Old 05-04-21, 09:50 AM   #6424
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Old 05-04-21, 11:40 AM   #6425
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They're so fucking dry, I have absolutely no respect for them at all.
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Old 06-04-21, 09:36 PM   #6427
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That's shocking, but also not.
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Old 06-04-21, 10:08 PM   #6428
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That’s bent as fuck. Absolutely no need for the ref to blow, let VAR look at it later. Scandalous decision.
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Old 06-04-21, 10:17 PM   #6429
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That’s scandalous.

Absolutely nothing wrong with the challenge.
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Old 06-04-21, 10:20 PM   #6430
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fuck me, thats some decision.

VAR absent again, they have to bin it, its a farce
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fuck me, thats some decision.

VAR absent again, they have to bin it, its a farce
He was booked for the “challenge” - joke
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Old 06-04-21, 10:25 PM   #6432
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Old 06-04-21, 10:28 PM   #6433
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The ref didn’t card him straight away so I think the booking was for dissent, and who can blame him.
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Old 06-04-21, 10:34 PM   #6434
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That’s scandalous.

Absolutely nothing wrong with the challenge.
It sums up football in the year 2021 perfectly. What's the fucking point of investing time and energy or caring anymore?
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Old 06-04-21, 10:43 PM   #6435
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Old 06-04-21, 11:03 PM   #6436
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VAR absent again, they have to bin it, its a farce
Nothing VAR could do, whistle went before ball crossed the line. How convenient eh?
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That’s the equivalent of the ref heading one off the line, or tipping one over the bar. There’s no decision to make. It’s a goal.
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There's been two utterly disgraceful decisions at that ground this season - that one and the goal City scored against Villa when their lad was about 40 yards offside. And City fans still go on about how officials are bent against them. Remarkable really.
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There's been two utterly disgraceful decisions at that ground this season - that one and the goal City scored against Villa when their lad was about 40 yards offside. And City fans still go on about how officials are bent against them. Remarkable really.
City fans reckon there's a Uefa conspiracy preventing them from winning the Champions League.

I mean, when you look at what Uefa let them off with. Genuinely Staggering.
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Nothing VAR could do, whistle went before ball crossed the line. How convenient eh?
Crazy that the ref didn't let play develop and VAR rule on it play was only going on for 5 sec after.

Edersen is a sly cheating prick he does stuff like that all the time when he gets caught out and relies on the extra protection GKs get and far too often gets the decisions.

I think City's name is on the trophy this year
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