GWT: PL Matchweek 8

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  1. phisherman

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    Arsenal needs one more away win to equal the total amount of away wins from last year.
     
  2. Wee Baby Seamus

    Wee Baby Seamus Yo, Goober, where's the meat?

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    Between a 3-0 win and both Liverpool and City dropping points, today was a good day. Joint top after 8 matches ain't half bad.
     
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    Three aspects...

    1. Arsenal just scored GOTY easily...
    2. Iwobi is ****ing amazing.
    3. Liverpool/City was like watching Huddersfield/Brighton.
     
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    Not really. But Chamberlain also qasnt at full power until November either. I dont think Keita has Chamberlain's pace though. Liverpool's best midfield will have Keita and Chamberlain in it if everyone is 100%
     
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    Ramsey goal.
     
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    Tryamkin Never gonna give you up...

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    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzMahrezzzzzzz
     
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    Can’t say I’m not surprised Salah isn’t quite having the same season as last year. He’s definitely in a bit of a slump right now, but he’s just not a 40 goal scorer. Still a purely class player.
     
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    [​IMG]

    This was from before yesterday's game. I'm not saying he will score 40 again and I'm not saying he has been great, but statistically he is very close to last year.
     
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    I see that Arsenal has graduated from having just tight shirts to having tight shorts as well....
     
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    I did say right now now he is in a bit of a slump right now and I’m sure he’ll start putting the ball in the net more regularly soon. I just think last season will most likely be his peak as a player and he’ll regress a little bit, which is still one of the best players in the league.
     
  11. Duchene2MacKinnon

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    Exhibit A: in why you shouldn't use stats to judge a player... He's playing like hot garbage, if he wasn't you wouldn't have fans and Klopp encouraging him even after abysmal plays.
     
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    Jesus face when Mahrez claimed penalty duty

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    robertmac43 Forever 43!

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    Agreed with everything until you brought up these guys with negative connotations ;)
     
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    I didn't say he was having a good season, but I am also not going to bury him.
     
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    I don't think anyone asked you to.
     
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    Salah can't even handle a pass right now. He's been horrendous. The downfall has been almost as big as Clarkson when he left the Devils and signed as a star for the Leafs.
     
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    Pretty much I mean I'm obviously a big fan of his but he's been striaght trash this year. What ever his issue is he better fix it fast or LFC ain't going anywhere
     
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    He probably just needs a rest.
     
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    Chimaera same ol' Caps

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    You're kidding right? They're joint top and he hasn't even fired all that much.

    It would be one thing if he was awful and they weren't getting any points.
     
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    Not only that, but within those 8 games they've played Chelsea and Spurs away and City home.
    Neither Chelsea nor City have had remotely the schedule Liverpool has had.

    My worry for Liverpool isn't the front 3, they'll come through, it's that their midfield is basically the same as last season right now, in an ideal 11.
    Keita is still having issues (though I'm sure he'll get better), but Fabinho doesn't get a sniff of the pitch (and here I'm more worried, I was never sold on him or Bakayoko in Monaco).

    In comparison with last season, their big gain is Joe Gomez, who's looked great and gives competition/depth to Lovren and TAA at CB and RB.

    Lovren looked pretty good in his first game back, MOTM for a lot of people.
    In fact, there was a stat the other day that since that Spurs game, VVD's errors led to more goalscoring chances for the opposition than Lovren's, but both ranked top both in PL and in CL so both did pretty damn well.
     
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    MOTM? Like when he uselessly fouled Aguero in the box by once again kicking the ankle instead of the ball?
     
  22. Corto

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    What you talking about, Willis?


    Ratings v City

    On the whole, almost every outlet covering Liverpool was naming him one of Liverpool's top performers - fan sites included.


    As far as the Aguero incident goes, he made a diving header, Gomez misplayed it and Aguero got the ball while Lovren was still getting up.
    He made a rash move, made minimal contact with with Aguero - as the replays show, and no penalty was called - rightfully so.

    EDIT: No idea if reddit links are allowed, please delete them if not, mods.
     
  23. Evilo

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    No, that's not the play. In the first half, Lovren tried to kick the ball and missed (like he often doesn) and hit Aguero's ankle.
     
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    Lol what's that even mean, "like he often does"... Dude's been playing top notch football for a year, something everyone always knew he had it in him, just needed to do it consistently, and he seems to have found that consistency.
    On the road to the CL and WC finals, was an absolute rock for both Liverpool and Croatia.

    The only situation remotely similar to what your describing is at 1.23 of the video I linked:
    - cross comes in, Lovren makes a diving header to clear it
    - ball comes to Gomez, he miscues it and it comes back to Aguero
    - Lovren is still getting up, and as he does makes a move with his left foot that looks dangerous, but ultimately, the contact is either very light or not there at all (Aguero doesn't appeal for a foul)
    - Lovren then clears the ball to the corner

    Regardless, like I said, by every outlet and fan sites following Liverpool, he was widely regarded as one of the top performers, and for a lot of them, MOTM.
    Those are facts.
     
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    I can't look at the video right now. But Lovren did touch Aguero. Not sure if you watched the game, but everyone could see it in the GDT.
    And yes Lovren often does that. He wants to kick the ball and kick the opponent.
    The ref didn't call it because I think he saw the intent wasn't there, but it clearly was a 50/50 call.
     

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