Jürgen Klopp Watch | "We would be challenging for the title without injuries"

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  1. Apr 21, 2017 at 11:54

    TheReligion Abusive

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    montpelier Full Member

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    This is right up there with when he makes his specs fall off, :D.
  3. Apr 21, 2017 at 12:17

    BorisDeLeFora Full Member

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    Technically it's a fair statement, if Liverpool had every player firing at 100% for the whole season they would be challenging.

    But it is obviously absolute nonsense.
  4. Apr 21, 2017 at 12:28

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    Ah the old injuries excuse. Every team in every country in every league throughout the history of football has had to deal with injuries. Shut up and deal with it.
  5. Apr 21, 2017 at 12:29

    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    They've been very unlucky with injuries. Not to mention the fixture congestion. Oh, and United scored offside goal.
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  7. Apr 21, 2017 at 12:31

    Mihai Full Member

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    So it's:

    1. Fixture conjestion
    2. Injuries
    3. That United offside goal

    Have I missed something?
  8. Apr 21, 2017 at 12:32

    FC Ronaldo Posts stuff that's been said before in tweet form

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    The wind.
  9. Apr 21, 2017 at 12:32

    Mihai Full Member

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    Ohh yeah! I knew there was something else :lol:
  10. Apr 21, 2017 at 12:34

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    No doubt if they somehow didn't get any injuries, unlike the other 19 teams in the league, they'd have a big advantage that will allow them to compete better. It's true for every team.
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    It'll be worse with more than 1 game a week next season.
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    Don't forget when the whole population of the mighty Plymouth Argyle invaded their box and limited them to one goal over the tie itself and the replay. If it weren't for that, maybe Wolves would have been more intimidated and they wouldn't be finishing the season trophy-less.
  14. Apr 21, 2017 at 12:44

    El cagrejo New Member

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    Liverpool aren't unlucky with injuries. Klopp's high intensity style of play essentially guarantees that they will pick up a lot of injuries so he has nobody to blame but himself.
  15. Apr 21, 2017 at 12:46

    FC Ronaldo Posts stuff that's been said before in tweet form

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    Tbf though, he's right. It's just that straw man argument is the same that every other team around them have too (United scored their chances, Spurs too, City's defence actually defended, Arsenal stopped being Arsenal in key months etc). It's the same thing every year for everyone.

    Nothing to really berate him about. This is a far lesser stick to beat him with than previously seen in this thread.
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    Funny how we managed to give a good account of ourselves against the better sides - even with all these injuries - than we did against the lower sides.

    Our form in January is the reason for us not challenging for the title. We've had key players missing for periods right throughout the season (just like any other side) but we still put in some very good performances regardless.
  17. Apr 21, 2017 at 12:50

    Ekkie Thump Full Member

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    So the updated list would be:

    1. Fixture conjestion
    2. Injuries
    3. That United offside goal
    4. Wind
    5. The population of Plymouth
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    podurban2 Full Member

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    That picture of Brendan Rodgers up in the blue would be appropriate to this list.
  19. Apr 21, 2017 at 12:54

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    I think they've massively overachieved this season given their squad. Even without a single injury they shouldn't be coming 3rd.
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  21. Apr 21, 2017 at 13:01

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    Disagree with this. Coutinho and Mane both got injured during games via freak accidents. Matip also had injury issues before we signed him and Henderson/Sturridge both seem to have fitness issues.
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    Mourinho would try throwing players under her.
  24. Apr 21, 2017 at 13:03

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    This.
  25. Apr 21, 2017 at 13:04

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    That doesn't disprove anything? Accidents happen all the time on the pitch and a lot of players get away with it. How do you know Klopps methods don't make his players more vulnerable to bad injuries?

    Similarly a defender getting a red card can often be predicted when he's isolated and targeted, instead of it being a 'freak' event or down to his incompetence.
  26. Apr 21, 2017 at 13:10

    MrPooni Full Member

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    :lol:

    Bravo.
  27. Apr 21, 2017 at 13:16

    Klopper76 Full Member

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    Looking at the incidents themselves, I think it's clear why both players picked up injuries. Neither were what I'd call an everyday accident on the pitch.

    Both are similar to the accident involving Ibrahimovic last night.
  28. Apr 21, 2017 at 13:29

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    Thank you both for the inputs.

    List updated

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    . Fixture congestion
    2. Injury list
    3. That United offside goal
    4. 256,384 people in Plymouth Argyle box
    5. The wind
  29. Apr 21, 2017 at 13:32

    No Idea For Nickname New Member

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    Depends actually, how many wheels? If only 4, she might be wheelchair, if only 2 then it is bike or bicycle, big wheels, small wheels? She could be a scateboard, or even a plane.
    So please, next time be more specific, like Jurgen is. Learn from the best.
  30. Apr 21, 2017 at 14:05

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    Extremely shocking.
  31. Apr 21, 2017 at 14:12

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    No Idea For Nickname New Member

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    Darn it, be specific I said, basket balls? handballs? tennis balls? Meat balls?:lol:

    Maybe her name would be Dusko?:lol:
  33. Apr 21, 2017 at 14:48

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    Actually, two teams, this year and last, have had very few (if any) key injuries. Funnily enough, one won the title last year, the other looks like it will win this year. I'm talking about Leicester and Chelsea of course.

    Injuries do make a difference.
  34. Apr 21, 2017 at 14:48

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    God, I can't wait to see this knob meltdown next season when they have European football to contend with along with that squad. it's gonna be glorious.
  35. Apr 21, 2017 at 14:52

    RobinLFC Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Yeah it's almost as if we don't have a whole summer transfer window to improve that squad.
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    He should write to his MP.
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    Well, that's Ban's grandma off to get wheels fitted.

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  38. Apr 21, 2017 at 15:15

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    Not like someone related to Liverpool FC to roll out the excuses, is it? :lol:

    How many years without a trophy now, Liverpool? Tick tock...
  39. Apr 21, 2017 at 15:26

    RobinLFC Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Those isolated quotes are of course funny to read and to laugh at, but more often than not they're taken out of context on here. I didn't watch the interview so someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but I doubt Klopp himself started talking about a potential title challenge. You can only answer the questions which are asked as a manager up there.

    In se there's not even a lot wrong with what he says - if every member of our squad would be healthy and available for the entire season, I'd wager we'd be at least a couple of points better off right now which would put us somewhere around 70-75 points and right in the middle of the title race. Thing is, as already stated before on this page, that's purely hypothetical and a straw man argument: if United finished all their chances, if City had a competent defense, ... It's just useless to make those kind of assumptions, but if he was asked about it, I don't see anything wrong with it tbf.
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    If my aunts had balls...