GWT: EPL Week 27 - The Bantering

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  1. Evilo

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    Out of context is really this :
    Seriously? And the injuries disrupted their play?
    Liverpool was never what he described in this game. Brilliant? Quit smoking pot Jurgen. And then of course it HAD to be the injuries that killed their rythm.
    Right.
     
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  2. Live in the Now

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    What's out of context there? That's exactly what happened, United was having a difficult time retrieving the ball. Then play got stopped over and over, United regrouped, played better, and that was the end of that.
     
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    No, that's not what happenned. Liverpool was NEVER, at any moment, brilliant.
    In fact, they never created anything.
     
  4. Live in the Now

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    Never created anything? Pressured de Gea into giving away indirect free kick in the box, overlapped Robertson run with the ball not finding anyone, Salah dribbles through and United makes a good clearance, and Matip runs through their whole midfield to earn a free kick right in front of the penalty area. United also very rarely had the ball. That sure looked like creating to me.

    To be clear Liverpool didn't deserve a victory but they played very well before play was stopped over and over again.
     
  5. spintheblackcircle

    spintheblackcircle ...so that happened.

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    Yea, that was 90 minutes of kick-around. As threatening as a wet fart.
     
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    :laugh: What a clown.
     
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    Not to me.
    Zero shot. Never had a save to make for DDG.
    Matip was their most dangerous player with his slalom. That says a lot.
    Meanwhile in those first 20 minutes, Rashford actually shot on target. Mata forgets Lukaku on a dangerous counter.

    So suddenly, Pool was brilliant and clearly United were on the verge of getting scored on?
    Nope, that's not what happenned.
    Pool was never dangerous in those 20 minutes.
     
  8. Live in the Now

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    A free kick in front of the box and one in the box are two plenty dangerous moments in 20 minutes (plus the other team rarely having the ball), but let's note that Klopp never said that United were close to getting scored on. He also said the first half was "ok" and that "they expect to play better football."

    The initial quote in that tweet is also absolutely out of context.
     
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    Sure, but his "analysis" of what went wrong is so offbase that he HAS to be kidding or else, you're bound to fail your title hunt.
    If his analysis is that Liverpool were brilliant until the injuries killed their rythm, he needs to watch the game again. Because that's nothing more than excuses.
    His team was not in control and was not more dangerous than his counterpart.
     
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    In other news, 30 minutes into the Monaco-Lyon game, Lyon is going to sub its second injured player. So United and Lyon have shared something really weird today.
    Mind you, I'm waiting for Jardim to say that's why they're losing... wait, ****, they're winning 2-0 :D
     
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    Their “pressuring” de Gea into giving up an indirect free kick wasn’t from playing great, it was from young flubbing his first touch. It wasn’t a high press that caused a turn over, Young just botched a pass.
     
  12. Live in the Now

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    The high press did force de Gea to handle the ball though instead of clearing it.

    I think Liverpool's real mistakes were not doing better with the two free kicks. The first one they have two big ****ers with Matip and van Dijk and they kick it into the wall instead.
     
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    Liverpool did nothing and Manu pressed better than they did
     
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    Really can’t think of a “should have scored” moment for Liverpool. Closest thing is either Matip’s header or Henderson after Salah played him through in the second half. Not that Henderson should score, but that low cross should beat the first defender. United defended well.
     
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    I find it funny that people get so upset about the manager's comments. Especially since every manager does it to protect their teams.

    It's also funny when some posters pretend to be unbiased then spend tue entire time slating one team and their manager.

    1 point lead. Let's see what happens. Liverpool can certainly play better but I still prefer what they've been doing to most teams like United that just pack it in and try not to get scored on rather than actively try to play. Personal preference.
     
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    Klopp's comments are generally clownish, but that tweet and full quote are completely different.

    And no, not all managers make ridiculous comments/excuses to "protect their players" (lol)
     
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    You realize that Mourinho isn’t the United manager anymore, right?
     
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    Sure looked like it.
     
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    The argument is that Liverpool is ahead in the table.
     
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    Your eyes must bleed quite often.
     
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    I for one am shocked that Klopp would act anything like mourinho
     
  22. Live in the Now

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    Yeah with Liverpool in genuinely piss poor form.

    If Liverpool's form turns around as it usually does when league leading teams are in bad form for this long, they're in fantastic position.

    If it doesn't it speaks for itself. I would rather be leading the league while in poor form than chasing it in good form as we've seen that story before.
     
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    You do realize that not only was their starting holding midfielder hurt in training yesterday and their starting left and right wingers are hurt (although one played 15 minutes), but they also lost 2 additional midfielders/attackers to injury in the first half and Rashford was hobbled and would have come off if there were more subs, right?

    United clearly weren't trying to "pack it in" until the second half when they were basically playing with 10 men on defense because Rashford wasn't able to come back properly and they haven't tried to "pack it in" under OGS in 3 other games against big 6 opponents with the exception of the 2nd half at Spurs when they were defending a lead.
     
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    I like Klopp. I like the football his team play. I think he is a genuinely good person (my impression). I even like most of his interviews - normally he speaks honestly and directly in a way that most managers do not. But how anyone cannot see, even Liverpool-fans, that his excuses after games are rather pathetic I don´t know. It might be the wind, or the lack of snow, or the opposition not playing their best players etc. And no - not all managers are like this - and there are other ways to "defend" your players.

    He has a flaw. So be it. For me it is more annoying listening to Liverpool-fans defending him than listening to Klopp making these excuses. Almost a bit funny now - what will Klopp make up this time?
     
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    Liverpool are becoming predictable. They should be better considering all the time off they had.

    That being said I think once Ox come back it might improve the flow a bit more.

    Also they rely way too much on Firmino... if he is out for a significant time it could very bad news for them.

    Sturridge is great finisher but he is lazy and he lost his pace. He looks slow.

    Origi is just not good enough, he is not a striker and never was. He looks to get wide and for a guy his size I never see him in the box.
     

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