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- May 8, 2011
I feel the exact opposite. Liverpool do not have what it takes to close out games on current performance. They cannot control the tempo of the game. They go only one speed that is the top gear. Will be found out later in the season.I was actually going to say that Liverpool today showed why I think they'll be in a real battle for the title... I think they have the goals in them to really challenge. If they get a good start then they will be there or thereabouts.
I hope you are right mate! I just think they have continuity from last year so should find their form quicker than say Chelsea, City and ourselves. I said yesterday if they can start well I think that will give them belief and they'll be in the fight all year. Make no mistakes that today was a really good result! To be 4-1 up at the Emirates on the opening day? They certainly looked like they have a lot of pace to really hurt teams.I feel the exact opposite. Liverpool do not have what it takes to close out games on current performance. They cannot control the tempo of the game. They go only one speed that is the top gear. Will be found out later in the season.
Well we shall see... They managed to see out the game despite coming under a lot of pressure late on so time will tell. As I say, it is Liverpool so I really hope you are right.But then they could not keep it st 4-1 could they. It felt like arsenal were the better team in the last 20 odd minutes. That is what is going to cost them imo.
I think what I've said in another post though was if they got off to a good start?! And it's not so much that they lost but the manner in which they lost. To me it shows that they haven't learnt their lessons last year and maybe Burnley have shown how to set up against them? Liverpool like to hit teams with pace and to do that the opposition needs to have the ball... Much like Arsenal did the week before.From:
After one game, Rich?
It's just that he's not a natural left back and in a high pressing attacking system you do need a natural full back. From time to time you can get away with it but not every game and they'll get found out. Mind you against Burnley there's no way they should lose even with Milner at left back.Liverpool have too many poor players who always make the starting line up to be considered title candidates. And what Klopp did stunk of an LVG decision in regards to Milner at left back. Sure Liverpool fans recoiled, much like what we did when Young was being played at left back. If they had no faith in Moreno, they shouldn't have sold Smith to Bournemouth, who hasn't made a bad start for them. Milner anywhere is limited, but at left back, he's a nightmare.
That may well be the case... But in the last few weeks I've not seen anything from us that suggests we are anything more than a team fighting for top 4. Having watched all of our Premier League games so far the LVG effect seems to be greater than I first feared.At the start of the season Liverpool were one of six or seven teams competing for a top four finish. Nothing we've seen thus far has changed that. Still very early days though.