Jürgen Klopp Watch | "I would have flashed my yellow teeth at the Young tackle"

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  1. Dec 6, 2017

    breakout67 Full Member

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    Pretty much every top team will want to face Liverpool in the CL. Liverpool's attack is good, their defense is comfortable one of the worst. Their midfield is ok. Top teams have quality all over the pitch, not just in one area.

    I've seen plenty of liverpool this season. There is very little structure in that defense, and they are seriously lacking a DM to shield them. They are also a calamity on set pieces.

    They have good forwards and thats it. You need quality all over the pitch to compete in the CL.
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    Briman63 New Member

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    UTDs group wasn't exactly the group of death was it and if im not mistaken if results hadn't gone UTDs way you could have been knocked out.
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    MemphisDepay Full Member

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    Yeah because winning 5 out of 6 wouldn’t have been enough to go through
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    Djemba-Djemba Full Member

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    Nice one.

    When's the parade?
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    U99ted Full Member

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    You are mistaken. Very much so.
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    breakout67 Full Member

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    Oh dear

    We effectively secured qualification after 4 games. We had to lose the next two games by an aggregate score of 0-8 to not qualify. On Tuesday we had to lose the game 0-7 to not qualify.
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    Dumb statement, obviously any team can be eliminated if results don't go their own way. You finish bottom of the group and not win any games, you can say results didn't go your way. But as United comfortably qualified, it wasn't really ever in doubt and they kept their qualification under their own control, not depending on other results. Going into the last game and relying on not losing 7-0, but actually winning the game regardless is in no way fearing others results.
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    ShadesOfTomato Full Member

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    Bring on the knockout stages.
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    Fridge chutney Requested ban until 09/04/2018

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    You can only beat what is in front of you.

    Liverpool is playing well so far. Could unravel in January but things are good for Klopp and his team right now.
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    Fridge chutney Requested ban until 09/04/2018

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    I keep forgetting that Keita is to come. Klopp would be daft not to invest in CBs and perhaps a new or additoonal defensive coach. They could be a force next year.
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    Cheesy Bread with dipping sauce Scout

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    Aye, obviously one players won't completely solve their defensive woes but a stellar addition like Van Dijk would do them wonders because they look very good attack-wise right now.
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    Cheech Wizard Liverpool fan

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    In the hat all that matters. There's weaknesses in every team this season, I first thought PSG but I don't see one clear cut favourite as of yet. It's anyones. Bring on February.
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    B20 Giggsy! Giggsy! Giggsy!

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    That's not what happened though. We scored our goals on the break in the first half and were utterly pinned back in the second when we conceded. Nothing to do with committing too many forwards.
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    NotBrendanRodgers honest Banned

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    Also Moreno happened
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself Staff

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    Stupidest post in this thread which is a feat considering the sheer number of Liverpool fans posting in this thread.
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself Staff

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    Again that's bullshit. They conceded 5 against City and 4 against Spurs whilst scoring just one goal. It's all good and fine beating Russian and Bulgarian teams by 7 goals but out of all the English teams, they're least equipped to handle good European teams.
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    B20 Giggsy! Giggsy! Giggsy!

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    And last season, we were by far the best against the rest of the top 6.

    Que "but european teams are different, won't be as naive as the managers in the top 6" etc.
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself Staff

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    How does last season form matter right now?
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    B20 Giggsy! Giggsy! Giggsy!

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    Team is not that different to last years? Our form now is more reminiscent of the way we played when we played most of those teams last year than our early season form.

    Think it is fairly natural to look at, to be honest.

    You and a few others are basically clutching at straws trying to build a narrative of how ill equipped we are to deal with this, based on two games in one season. The bottomline is that there is no real basis for asserting too much either way. It's knockout stages, it's Europe, the unknowns far outweigh the knowns. Who knows how we will do.
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself Staff

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    Yeah. It's all about the narrative. Nothing about the fact that your team failed to win the three toughest matches in your group. Nothing to do the fact that apart from Arsenal, you've failed to beat the top six teams with a glorious aggregate scoreline of 2-10.
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    B20 Giggsy! Giggsy! Giggsy!

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    And then drawing a very thick line in the sand to eliminate anything before this season. Bet you didn't dare make any predictions on anything over the summer, with a new season being a perfectly clean slate for all and sundry.
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself Staff

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    Obviously. It'd be stupid to make predictions on basis of last year form like you've done. You seem to have neglected that all of the top teams in Europe has strengthened(apart from Madrid). Last year form hardly matters when talking about this season.

    Perhaps in your mind you still think Liverpool signed VvD and Keita.
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    That sounds like a post from one other Liverpool fan few days go which was about how it United draw and Liverpool wins United lead over Liverpool would be smaller.
    You read Obvious Michael Owen on facebook perhaps?
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    prath92 Full Member

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    How about in 1983?
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    B20 Giggsy! Giggsy! Giggsy!

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    There are no players left from that side today.

    You guys are jumping the shark here.
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    Treble Full Member

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    He wrote "at home". They do not concede many at home.

    Conceding many away still sucks for them though. And as good their attack is - and it is excellent- it is still not good enough to bail them out against the best CL sides.
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    prath92 Full Member

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    Last years form makes no difference this season is the point
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    I am honestly not convinced that Liverpool will do any worse against big European sides than other English teams.

    Yes, they have a bad defense and will probably ship quite a few goals, especially away from home. However, I doubt any English team will be able to keep a clean sheet against the big boys. I saw Real cut through United like a hot knife through butter in the supercup, and Real have been in pity form so far this season.

    Liverpool are probably one of the best counterattacking teams in Europe. Most big teams like Barca, Real and Bayern play a high line. Liverpool are as well equipped as anyone else to hurt them on the counter.

    With that being said, I wouldn't mind facing them in the quarter final. King Leo would have a field day against Lovren and Klavan.
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    B20 Giggsy! Giggsy! Giggsy!

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    We'll need to show some new resilience at the back. And possibly dump Henderson into a black hole, if he doesn't start doing the 'defensive' part of being a defensive midfielder. We have some good tools for knock-out stages. Very strong at home, deadly on the counter away from home. But it is true that it's been a feature of klopp's tenure, mostly against lesser teams though, that a fair amount of our points won have been our attack having to bail out our defence. That's worked in the league, when our attack hasn't been off form. Not sure it'll work as well in the knockouts. We aren't going to do like we did against dortmund every time.
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    B20 Giggsy! Giggsy! Giggsy!

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    I get it. It's a bad point.
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    prath92 Full Member

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    And the same real struggled twice vs spurs who struggled to score vs united. Pre season is pre season
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    prath92 Full Member

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    How is it a bad point?
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    roonster09 Full Member

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    Not sure how it's a bad point, there are plenty of examples out there to prove that point.
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    Infordin Full Member

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    Group stage isn't that representative either. Real is a different beast in the knockout stages.

    As good as Mourinho is at setting up a defense, I don't see United keeping a clean sheet against the big boys. Neymar, Cavani, Mbappe, Messi, Suarez, Iniesta, Ronaldo, Isco, Modric, Kroos, etc... are just too good. They'll break you down.

    Attack is what wins you this competition.
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    Djemba-Djemba Full Member

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    I see your point that it's mostly the same group of players as last year but you know how much football can change in a short amount of time.

    You've gone from not losing a single game to the the rest of the top 6 last season, to already having been thrashed twice and only winning 1 out of 5 so far.
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    B20 Giggsy! Giggsy! Giggsy!

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    Teams don't magically transform over a summer, with no relation to what they were before. Cause and effect really. It makes better sense to speak of progression and regression than to just ignore what came before.

    I am not even trying to argue that our record against the top 6 last year means we have a good shot of the CL this year, since knockouts is a totally different game. All I am saying is that if you are going to argue for or against based on our top 6 record, it makes sense to at least look at how that was last year as well. For example, our form curve at the moment is more reflective of where we were last year when we played the top 6 than where we were earlier this season playing them. Only looking at less than half a season to make predictions is too narrow a snapshot.
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    Not true anymore since Jupp took over. There's a much higher focus on defensive stability with him at the helm, and so there are long spells of the team just sitting back and wait to be observed now. Just like in Tuesdays' game against PSG, where we ended up with just 48% possession.
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    B20 Giggsy! Giggsy! Giggsy!

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    And plenty that prove otherwise. It was generally a safe bet that we'd do well in the CL under Rafa. Generally a safe bet that arsenal progress from the group stages then lose to the first good team they meet. Also, the amount of CL winners who end up in the final the season the next year is too higher to say that there is no correlation across different seasons.

    Yes, things can change quickly. And the change in our top 6 record is certainly a reflection of that. To insist that one should therefore ignore all evidence from prior to the last 4 months is taking it a bit too far. You give weight to the most recent evidence of course, but not exclusively.
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    Alex99 Rehab's Pete Doherty Scout

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    Eh? United needed a point from their last two games to win the group. Going into Tuesday they needed to not lose by 7 goals, at home to CSKA Moscow, who at that point had only scored 7 goals over their previous 5 CL games, to be guaranteed at least second.

    If you're going to make a stupid point, at least make one at least partially based in reality.
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    roonster09 Full Member

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    That's not form, you are talking about quality of players.

    Also what you are ignoring with "We have same set of players" is what others have done. Teams like ManUtd, City, Spurs and others have spend money and improved their first team, so what Liverpool did against last season, won't be same this season as the teams they are facing is different and also few of the managers had more time to work with the squad than last year.