Summer Friendlies - 2019

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  1. East Coast Bias

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    Oh no! What if they lose those matches too?!
     
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    Didn't really get to see much from the games in the states. But from the little I've seen this preseason Hoever looks good and possibly ready to get a few games under his belt in the domestic cups and maybe come on from the bench in the league a few games? Either that or a loan spell somewhere
     
  3. YNWA14

    YNWA14 Onbreekbaar

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    I think there will be some hangover.
     
  4. Chimaera

    Chimaera same ol' Caps

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    I don’t think Klopp will let them have too much hangover.

    He cares more about training than the preseason matches anyhow
     
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    LFC has been too consistently bad this preseason for me to not be un-worried about this. They are giving up two goals again, and for a team that relies on their wide options to score, they aren’t providing enough offense. They aren’t going for 4th, they are going for 1st. There is a difference.
     
  6. Live in the Now

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    We're way off the pace because we're missing four of our best players. Mignolet parries practically every ball back into traffic and misses one shot that goes straight at him.

    Not a single one of those goals gets past Alisson.
     
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    I think they played too much, and too hard last season not to have a hangover. Especially with the Copa and the AFCON inbetween (and to some extent Nations League finals) affecting our very best players. We do not have the depth to challenge on all fronts; our season that just past is really not like repeatable. Don't get me wrong Liverpool have one of the finest squads in the world at the moment, but they had a really good opportunity to be progressive this summer and didn't take it. I find it highly unlikely they are going to take a step forward and earnestly challenge for the league sitting on their hands.

    I hope I'm wrong, but I see a step back coming this season. Wouldn't even be surprised to not finish 2nd with fixture congestion, fatigue and other factors (teams being more prepared for what Liverpool brought last season, etc.).
     
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    It shows the depth isn’t good enough. They are already leggy. Neither Wilson nor Kent did enough to earn a spot. There are too many games. This was not a summer of a team that knows what it will take to beat City. Mignolet hasn’t been great but the defense hasn’t helped him at all. They are asleep. They need to flip the switch and fast.
     
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    I agree with most of this. We have seen Klopp burn out teams before, and I would feel a lot better if Kent or Wilson proved they were Liverpool quality.

    I still think Liverpool gets second. I think Tottenham gets 3rd with 75-80 points. Liverpool gets 2nd with 85-90 points and City get around 95.
     
  10. Creed Bratton

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    What an assist that was by Marcelo.
     
  11. Havre

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    Good luck taking the ball off Kubo. He is like a futsal player. Ridiculous.
     
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    Maybe United could finish top 4 if they were playing in the Norwegian league. Let's see if they can put one behind 7th placed Kristiansund here in the second half.
     
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    spintheblackcircle ...so that happened.

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    TBH, I'm not really worried about the fact that they're unable to break down a parked bus in a preseason game.
     
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    And with the opposing team's keeper playing the way he is tonight.

    Pogba's on the pitch so he's not leaving. ;)
     
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    Except right now Pochettino would have Lamela and Lucas on the bench. Both looking solid. Especially Lamela is looking like a football player again.
     
  17. GeorgeLeafer12

    GeorgeLeafer12 GEORGE=JORI,LEAFER=LEHTERÄ,12=JERSEY NUMBER

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    Really gotta question the level of quality of the Seria A.
    How can a newly promoted premier league side Norwich City dominate a Seria A top 3 finisher from the last season.

    Both teams are playing pretty much with their starting 11.
     
  18. Havre

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    Two things. It is pre-season and the English teams are closer to their first league game - so typically a bit further ahead in their preparations.

    Norwich would not be a top 3 team in Italy.
     
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    Thou last 5 minutes or so Atalanta has been the better side in the 1st half.
     
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    Feel kinda bad for the sub keeper.

    Really good ball from Pogba and a great run from Mata to draw a penalty.
     
  21. Jussi

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    Pogba throughball to Mata, keeper brings him down, Mata converts the penalty. Kristiansund's keepers were the stars of the game.

    Worthy of mention that the crowd was heavily pro-United with thousands of United fans from all over the Nordic countries in attendance. Maybe when the Olympic Stadium renovation is finished, we might get them to come to Helsinki...
     
  22. Creed Bratton

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    Skipp looked more than ready to take over Wanyama's minutes. Parrott and Tanganga deserve some cup features.
     
  23. Havre

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    Yeah. Don´t want to read too much into a couple of pre-season games, but three very solid young players. Most of them won´t swim in the end, but those three got a fair shot. Especially Parrott looks a bit special, but impossible to say who will end up the best player. Got to admit Tanganga came a bit out of nowhere for me. Plays with a level a maturity someone that inexperienced really shouldn´t play with. Skipp is already a PL player.
     
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    spintheblackcircle ...so that happened.

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    Would be nice to get homegrown talent into the regular lineup. Much cheaper and makes it easier to attract young talent to the academy.
     
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    Very very odd press conference with Pochettino after the game. He is a bit difficult at times, but this was on another level - getting upset for things he really shouldn´t get upset about.

    Don´t want to read too much into things, but he is clearly unhappy about something. Might just be there and then - he is emotional - but more likely something bigger.
     

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