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Mails: Klopp is yet to make a game-changing substitution

If you have anything to say on any subject, mail us at   Liverpool conclusions A little late in the day but here goes: 1) A comfortable win over a well drilled defensive side with no major concerns other than Wijnaldum’s injury. Of the four plodders in central midfield that we have (Can, Hendo, Millie and Gini himself), it is Gini who I feel is most important. He forms an important link between midfield and attack and always positions himself nicely to receive a pass. 2) A word on the atmosphere. Shocking. It is no wonder Klopp gets frustrated at times and he has mentioned it in interviews where the fans expect that we create a chance every 5 minutes playing the high intense geggenpress. It is unrealistic and not sustainable to play that kind of football. I would take a comfortable low key 2-0 win anyday over a mental 4-2. 3) I kind of wished that Dejan Lovren was injury free and could play the game. Anfield would have offered him great support after that terrible abuse he received. I also think there’s a good player in there, I only doubt whether Klopp can coach it out of him. 4) F365 mentioned a bit about Klopp’s histrionics. There is no doubt that it affects the team mentality. Klopp himself seems to occasionally lose it when things are not going his way and to date, I have yet to see him make a game changing substitution. ( this is not an anti-Klopp rant and I absolutely love the man) 5) The lack of leaders in the current Liverpool squad can be best summarized by the current penalty taking woes. Why was Milner ever removed from penalty taking duty after scoring so many last year? Why was Firmino after missing one? Liverpool miss a Dirk Kuyt as much as they miss a Carragher or Torres. 6) The Alberto Moreno comeback is almost complete. Very happy for the lad and feel he could also be key in keeping Coutinho at the club. A thought for Andy Robertson who as also looked great but will rarely feature till the FA cup in January. 7) This weekend could be very crucial in maintaining a push for the top 4. 4 of the big 6 play each other and there will be dropped points. Beat West Ham and suddenly things look a little better. Sid, LFC   Keep playing Spurs down, we feed off it I’ve heard people claim that City’s win over Napoli was more impressive that that of Spurs over Real. Let’s deconstruct this fake news . City are 5 points clear in the EPL having not lost a game and last won the league just a few year’s ago. Napoli, despite also being undefeated in Serie A are only 2 points clear of their nearest rivals with a further two teams just 3 points behind them. It’s early days and they probably will not win the title which they haven’t won since 1990. The truth is that Serie A has a handful of good teams and the rest are weak. In the CL – which is actually the competition we’re supposed to be discussing, Napoli have now lost three group games out of four, and will soon be knocking Arsenal out of the Europa League in the next round. City were always favorites for this fixture, they should have won it and they did. Nothing to see here. Spurs are currently 8 points behind City in the EPL and haven’t won the title since 1961. A much smaller club financially than both City and Real. Despite everyone writing them off Spurs have yet to lose in the CL group of death, every result they’ve got they have deserved. Real, in comparison to Napoli are CL and La Liga champions, they have the best player in the world in their team and the best midfielder (ex Spurs player Modric) and many other players that would walk even into City’s team, and the same manager as the past two seasons when they won this competition as well. Oh, and this game was played at a neutral ground, Wembley cannot replicate the advantage of White Hart Lane. There can be no doubt at all that Spurs win is much more impressive. We were simply better than Real, we gave them nothing in defense, it was almost a faultless defensive display, combined with lightning quick, accurate and composed counter attacking. It’s sad to suggest this win wasn’t ten times more impressive than that of City over Napoli. But Spurs are used to this. We’re told we can’t do things: beat the top four teams, break into the top four, overhaul Arsenal’s superiority, challenge for the title, hold on to our best players, have world class players, beat the best teams in Europe, and win the title or the CL (these last two we will accomplish like all the rest). When we do achieve things our achievements are downplayed, instead of being celebrated. I think it’s proper weird. But it’s fine, we’re used to it and actually we feed off it. Keep it up and we’ll win the CL even sooner. Clark   Success = trophies So people saying City’s win against Napoli was a better result than Spurs against Real, but what have Napoli won though? Dean (even Ramos got a slap) Spurs   Spurs AND City were brilliant Modern society loves to give with one hand and take with the other. I am a Spurs fan but can absolutely appreciate having the perspective that the City result was slightly more impressive, not that I actually agree but, hey, both great results. With that in mind can we not just enjoy that both teams had brilliants games gaining brilliant results? One team having a great result doesn’t diminish the others achievement and I have to take comments like ‘Everton would of given Madrid a game’ with copious amounts of salt….although it is a United fan speaking so I can understand why they might be bitter at having to watch multiple teams play, ya know, actual entertaining football. Glen, Spur in East London   Football? Checkmate. Results are important. They really are. There is a reason why they called the game Winning Eleven (or also known as PES – Pro Evolution Soccer). The rule since Day One has been straightforward – score more than your opponents and you win the game. After Manchester United’s midweek game against Benfica in the Champions League, Mourinho commented that he was...


Published By: Fottball 365 - Thursday, 2 November, 2017

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