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Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by razörist, Aug 17, 2019.


What is your predicted result?

Poll closed Aug 24, 2019.
  1. Liverpool win

  2. Draw

  3. Arsenal win

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  1. Fallout

    Fallout Well-Known Member

    agree. the amount of pressure our players had to absorb over the 90 minutes was simply too much.

    it's one thing when we are on the front foot and someone makes a stupid mistake -- that's on the player. it's another thing when we are getting absolutely rinsed for the vast majority of the play and a mistake happens -- that's on the manager.

    fact is we were playing in an unsustainable way and got the result we deserved. we did not give a proper account of ourselves here. i actually rate our squad a lot and am very disappointed by the lack of competitiveness we showed today.
  2. Finesse

    Finesse Well-Known Member

    You have enough guts to make excuses upon excuses for a poor approach to a game. Please look no further.
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  3. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    I'm sure Captain Hindsight from Southpark would give us good advice, and I'm happy to hear them when constructive with perspective. (Happy anyway as a person. :))

    We don't agree, it's fine, thanks for the exchange.
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  4. Gooner Zig

    Gooner Zig AM's Resident Accountant Trusted

    Harsh to say we didn't carry a threat - Pepe should at least have had one goal to his name, and half a metre was the difference between him potentially scoring two.
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  5. Gooner Zig

    Gooner Zig AM's Resident Accountant Trusted

    You can't carry one paced players like Xhaka and Guendouzi in the same line up at Anfield - you just can't. Ceballos also got bullied, he'll learn from that. Willock was the only midfielder who was causing Liverpool issues.
  6. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    Worst thing we did yesterday (again) was try and play it from the back. We should have got the ball quickly to Pepe etc and given ourselves more chances at one-one-ones.
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  7. Aevi

    Aevi Hale End FC Moderator

    Torreira's goal was significant I think. A little statement for ourselves that we can and should fight until the end and are capable of taking teams like Liverpool on, if even for a moment.
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  8. ASIF

    ASIF Well-Known Member

    So if you think we dont have a chance to win why watch us play then.Once we conceded the 2nd goal Emery should have brought on lacazette or Nelson.We gave them too much respect and paid the price.
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  9. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory Moderator Moderator

    Really don’t think so. Thought the performance was really bad tbh. We’re living off individual moments of skill and errors from the opposition for our attacks and still look vulnerable at the back. We had nothing going forward at all from a team perspective.
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  11. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog In Big Trouble If He Speaks

    The setup was fine. Auba and Pepe should have had us 2-0 up, if you don't take those type of chances vs the best team in Europe you'll always be punished.

    All in all, it is what it is. At least we know we're not going to Anfield again this season (barring a cup draw).
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  12. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory Moderator Moderator

    That’s Xg? Ours is lower than I would have thought given we did have a few very good chances that we missed.
  13. #254

    #254 Well-Known Member

    I watched half the game but from what I saw I have to disagree with this and agree with @Batman. We were absolutely shocking in the manner we played and quite frankly if that was the manager's plan then its argonisingly shocking that he did nothing about it after the half our mark!

    Everyone and their dogs know that Pool have the best attacking fullbacks in the PL if not the world yet we let them roam around with so much freedom that it was laughable. Also, why play from behind time and again when you realise that you just can't do it against them!

    You could just see that Kloop studied how we strugled with Burnley's press when playing at the back and he instructed his team to completely press us while they were in training. Emery on the other hand, could have looked at the Pool vs Southampton game and copied the latters tactics and forced them to make the mistakes they made against Soton! They made the same mistakes against Norwich; don't be fattered by the result.
    For a manager who is lauded at being a really serious about videos and all, I can't fathom how he could have missed that! Now I hope he learns and changes cos this for me is what separates top managers from ordinary ones, which is exactly what I have seen from Emery today.

    There is no shame in losing and am not saying that we should have won but atleast we ought to have given them something to worry about.
    I am sure that had we played on our streangths then we'd give them some trouble and that was clearly playing our best front three and make sure that their fullbacks don't maraud our defence and if they try we punish them. Ofcoures Auba didnt help by not tucking away the through ball he was played in.

    I could go on and on but overall the fact remains that Emery was very poor in setting up the team today. Again, don't be flattered by the result. With the chances Pool had, this could have easily turned out to be a very very embarassing result.
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2019
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  14. bingobob

    bingobob Fan of Technicians Who Show Great Character

    They done so by staying behind the ball. Not attacking them. More than one way to be successful. Or as Emery prefers chameleon like.

    We went with a game plan. It was fine. Two bad mistakes. Two missed chances. A team that will completely change in a matter of weeks.

    And we are still second in the league :)
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  15. bingobob

    bingobob Fan of Technicians Who Show Great Character

    Almost forgot as well. We were not the first of the pack to drop points. Man Utd and Chelsea have already dropped points. In the race thats important as they are playing catch up to us and for us we now have to maintain and begin increasing the gap further. Sp**s isnt an ideal team to rebound against but we have to.
  16. Jasard

    Jasard Forum Issue Troubleshooter

    Oof some bad takes in this thread. People actually thinking we should be going toe to toe at possibly the toughest ground / team in Europe right now. We have some good talents in this team but we are some way from being a well oiled machine.
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  17. #254

    #254 Well-Known Member

    Not by the end of the day, were not. And btw, even a ****ty plan is a plan;)
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2019
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  18. #254

    #254 Well-Known Member

    This is the kind of loser mentallity that needs to be washed off this club.
    Nobody wants us to go toe to toe with them, just dont concede chances for fun. Now tell me, is that too much to ask!
    Tottenham, whom we are expected to compete with for third and forth took points off the domestic treble Champs! So tell me why we you don't think we can do the same for them and whether you reckon they'll go unbeaten just because they are European Champions.
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  19. James Bond

    James Bond Moderation Consultant

    One good window and Emery should be setting the team up to take the game to ****ing Liverpool at Anfield.

    97 ****ing points and European Champions last season but Emery got it all wrong today....never change A-M :lol: :lol:
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  20. Jasard

    Jasard Forum Issue Troubleshooter

    No I agree the mistakes are not good enough. My point being there are some positives to take away because those mistakes aside we were okay all things considered (missing first team players, New players etc). I'm not devastated by the loss and am not going to go mad over it, pretty annoyed at Luiz though.
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