I spent quite some time reading all the comments and the fallout from yesterday’s loss to Bournemouth and it was interesting stuff indeed. It’s obvious that one of the biggest issues with the loss is that it was Bournemouth that beat us in a game we should have won and when you place that defeat on top of the Burnley defeat, it really isn’t pretty reading at all. Even though they were both away matches it still can’t be glossed over and forgotten. Well maybe we can a teensy weenie little bit.
It’s probably ok to sit at home and complain about two dropped points in a game that we were by far the better team, but when you look at it from a more realistic point of view, you have to feel grateful for what you can get in situations like that today. What a completely shite day to play football. The rain, the cold and then you have Southampton away on top of that. Just the pictures of Jurgen Klopp in the pissing
I’m not buying into the latest story doing the rounds that Sturridge wants to leave in January. First of all I can’t find any real proof and second of all it’s just speculation by the Mirror on what they believe is the situation at Lfc. Can anyone come up with a quote or quotes that came from the mouth of Daniel Sturridge or anyone at Lfc that would indicate he wants out or wants to leave in January. No , because there are none. It’s a load of bollix
I’m actually baffled by the reaction and the fallout from Monday night’s game against United. It just seems that everyone wants to have a go at everything that Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp have done since the start of the season. Starting with Mourinho and his up and down self contradicting nonstop idiotic comments about how Liverpool were the defensive team on the night and how his precious United were the ones who tried to win the game. The stats speak for themselves and although I will admit that United were better with the ball for the first 45 minutes of the game, they did bugger all with it when Liverpool allowed them to have it. That’s not to say that Liverpool were much better when they were in possession but at least their aim was to spend the 90 minutes playing for all 3 points. The stats say that United’s possession against Liverpool was their lowest since 2003-04 but that’s the second time this season that they fell short of the 40% rate . Just to put that 35.02% possession into context, it converts to less than 32 minutes out of 90. Some will say that possession doesn’t matter
Premier League table looks very interesting after only 5 games. For Liverpool it’s pretty respectable and when you take into consideration that it is their best start since 2008, well yes, it is respectable indeed. Of course it could have been even better but for that one blip against Burnley that sticks out like a sore thumb. The thing about a sore thumb is that it will heal in time under the right conditions, and Liverpool have already plastered over the blemish and relieved the swelling with two fantastic home and away victories over the Premier League Champions of the previous two seasons. Place those alongside the 4 away points that were picked up against Arsenal and Spurs and you get a picture that should be very pleasing to the majority of Liverpool fans. Those few that find fault will be those few that would find fault even if Liverpool beat Burnley because that would leave them room to give out about the other two points that should have been picked up at White Hart Lane.
As value for points stand, Liverpool are way ahead of anyone else at the moment. A childish statement like, “my 10pts are better than yours” might not be all that childish
Supporting Liverpool Football Club is an emotion in itself. They can take you from a high to a low , turn you inside out and upside down, eat you and spit you out and that’s just over 90 minutes. It really isn’t for the faint hearted but any die hard Liverpool fan will tell you that supporting Lfc is like nothing else on earth and no other club will ever come close to the emotional trip or rollercoaster ride that Lfc take you on. It’s just incredible. That decision to follow Lfc is one of the greatest decisions you have or will ever make in life. Believe me, I have been on it for 50 years now and it still has me in its grip of wanting more and more and more.
Take last night’s game as an example. Anyone that read my early pre match post will know that I was feeling apprehensive about the match. One fan wrote in comments that I wrote that post with my fingers crossed. He was bloody spot on at the time. I had my fingers crossed and I would have crossed my eye balls if I thought it would make a difference. I wanted Liverpool to win that game so badly that I was afraid to believe they would. I pictured every scenario and covered in my head how the players would feel and how even the fans would feel and react if we lost. I dreaded the thought. I dreaded the thought of even being an admin in the aftermath of another disappointing result, because it’s never easy to console and give hope to so many when you are in a similar state of mind.
Liverpool’s ability to become the hunter and dominator against the top teams has once again shown that they are well capable of beating anyone when they put their minds to it. I would have gladly settled for a draw against Chelsea and to be honest, that’s the way I thought it would end up. I was also looking for the performance and although we didn’t look as good in the second half, we sure as hell showed we can stand our ground and grind with the best when it matters. It doesn’t have to be perfect. It just needs the commitment and the will to hang on in there and take the 3 points when they are there for the taking.
It was Chelsea we were playing and when you see players like Willian, Hazard, David Luiz and even Costa, even though he scored, struggle to find their game because Liverpool wouldn’t let them,
Liverpool will travel to Championship Derby for the third round of the EFL Cup.
Jurgen Klopp’s side will face Derby at Pride Park for the first time since 2007.
Liverpool secured their place in the third round with a comprehensive 5-0 win over Derby’s local rivals Burton Albion.
Ties will take place on the week commencing September 19.