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Re: Half time: Liverpool 0-0 Porto
« Reply #40 on: November 24, 2021, 08:54:51 pm »
Pretty poor so far. One option is to bring Trent, Virgil, Fabinho, Henderson and Jota on at half time. See if we can get a better performance than that 1st half.

Only other option is to remove the likes of Matip, Thiago, Mane and Salah during the 2nd half and give them a rest and the likes of Phillips, Milner and Origi some games time.

Tough decisions for Jurgen at half time.
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Re: Half time: Liverpool 0-0 Porto
« Reply #41 on: November 24, 2021, 08:54:53 pm »
Wish Ian Darke would just shut the fuck up even if it’s just for a few seconds occasionally. He thinks he has to fill moment with his voice,

what the fuck was that cricket shite all about?...made worse by that bitter prick MacShithouse egging him on
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Re: Half time: Liverpool 0-0 Porto
« Reply #42 on: November 24, 2021, 08:54:55 pm »
VAR is, has been, and always will be utter shite.
especially these armpit decisions

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Re: Half time: Liverpool 0-0 Porto
« Reply #43 on: November 24, 2021, 08:55:26 pm »
Many years ago Alan X (then Alan F) accused me of being “small time” for pointing out that exaggeration - writhing around as though shot by a sniper in the stands - was a particularly Portuguese trait.

I don’t believe all Portuguese players or teams are guilty, but I still think it’s very prevalent, and it’s been the biggest feature of a half that overall we’re lucky to be level in.

Minamino has big boots to fill; even so his lack of pace and strength are evident. Konate and young Morton similarly are stepping into big boots - it’s unsurprising they’ve been caught out on occasion.

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Re: Half time: Liverpool 0-0 Porto
« Reply #44 on: November 24, 2021, 08:55:51 pm »
We've played well within ourselves which isn't a great surprise but if not for VAR we would have been in front.

It was close but don't think anyone says a word if it's not given as offside

Thiago playing well and Morton has has some great touches and looks a certain first team regular in the not too distant future.

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Re: Half time: Liverpool 0-0 Porto
« Reply #45 on: November 24, 2021, 08:56:03 pm »
VAR sucks the life out of any enjoyment I used to get at the match. Rubbish.
Yep. We are back to that once again.

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Re: Half time: Liverpool 0-0 Porto
« Reply #46 on: November 24, 2021, 08:56:11 pm »
This a big chance for Minamino to play with Mane and Salah and he’s been a bit meh.

I thought he was really good. Did a lot of tracking back, a couple of times it was him that snuffed out the Porto attacks. And his runs have been decent, just his touch has been a bit lacking, which probably means he needs even more game time.


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Re: Half time: Liverpool 0-0 Porto
« Reply #47 on: November 24, 2021, 08:56:13 pm »
Carling Cup 4th round vibes. Divock to come on and score a mad one.

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Re: Half time: Liverpool 0-0 Porto
« Reply #48 on: November 24, 2021, 08:56:17 pm »
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Re: Half time: Liverpool 0-0 Porto
« Reply #49 on: November 24, 2021, 08:56:26 pm »
One minute added when we had a VAR call, a Pepe injury/sub and their player feigning injury because he missed an open goal

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Re: Half time: Liverpool 0-0 Porto
« Reply #50 on: November 24, 2021, 08:56:48 pm »
VAR is, has been, and always will be utter shite.

The use of it is utter shit. The lines are insane. Just act like a fucking line judge. Watch the fucking footage and make the decision. It is not a court case. It is sport. You watch it with eyes not computers. Fucking madness.  :no :no

Beyond that. Some good play and very bad play. Salah is a phenom, but damn does he do some bone headed stuff at times. He had a year when that ball came to him, but he takes it first time instead of being calm taking a touch and smashing it. He probably could have walked it into the net. Oh well. Porto used a lot of energy in that half. No way they can keep that pressing up.

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Re: Half time: Liverpool 0-0 Porto
« Reply #51 on: November 24, 2021, 08:57:15 pm »
I thought he was really good. Did a lot of tracking back, a couple of times it was him that snuffed out the Porto attacks. And his runs have been decent, just his touch has been a bit lacking, which probably means he needs even more game time.
I think his off the ball stuff has been considerably better than his on the ball stuff….if that makes sense.
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Re: Half time: Liverpool 0-0 Porto
« Reply #52 on: November 24, 2021, 08:57:45 pm »
Wish Ian Darke would just shut the fuck up even if it’s just for a few seconds occasionally. He thinks he has to fill moment with his voice, he even resorted to making stuff up. Konate didn’t get sent off against Manchester United in any game, let alone his last Champions League match.

He scored an own goal, but he didn’t get sent off.

Other than that, meh. Porto ought to be a couple up at least.
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Re: Half time: Liverpool 0-0 Porto
« Reply #53 on: November 24, 2021, 08:58:56 pm »
What was the first half like?

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Re: Half time: Liverpool 0-0 Porto
« Reply #54 on: November 24, 2021, 08:59:20 pm »
Edgey enough performance but lucky to be level considering their chances.


If we can get one you feel they'd be there for the taking.


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Re: Half time: Liverpool 0-0 Porto
« Reply #55 on: November 24, 2021, 08:59:26 pm »
Thought football had moved past these utter bullshit non-offsides? Except when it's us apparently. At least it's happened in a pretty meaningless game for us - imagine the reaction if that goes against us in a knockout tie though.

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Re: Half time: Liverpool 0-0 Porto
« Reply #56 on: November 24, 2021, 08:59:36 pm »
Neco... unfortunately starting to look like a failed experiment. Nothing against the lad, not done a great deal wrong tonight but the drop off in quality from Trent is immense.
A failed experiemnt, lol. So he's not Trent Alexander Arnold. But I mean who is?

When you consider the size of the gap between Mane's right foot and the red line, I can only surmise that Mane has the biggest shoulders in human history. Some outta call up Guinness and get him in their big book.


That should never be offside, regardless of what the lines technically show. There's no illegal advantage being gained by the attacker there based on his position with respect to the opposition.
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Re: Half time: Liverpool 0-0 Porto
« Reply #57 on: November 24, 2021, 08:59:38 pm »
Poor Porto, so many vicious brushes with opposition players, however will they stand up to the assaults? #prayforporto

Poor game, absolutely pre-season standard. For once the midfield are not to blame. Thiago is an absolute Rolls Royce of a player and Morton and Chamberlain have had good moments. It's the back and the front three that have me nervous.

Up front Salah is having one of those games where he never looks up and carries the ball too much. Minamino, lots of endeavour but mediocre with the ball. He reminds me of Borini, constantly dropping deep looking for action, but not enough tools to make an impact from there. Mane is the only one with urgency and looks most likely to score. Damn that tight VAR call.

The backline is jittery as hell. Both Tsimikas and Konate are a bit wild, in and out of posession, and Williams looks like he spends the entire game praying no one comes near him. They are all terribly raw at the moment, but the potential is there.

Still, this is the kinds game you want, throw them in the deep end a bit, let them learn some hard lessons. The result is unimportant, but the performance is, but more, I think, for individuals than the team overall.
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Re: Half time: Liverpool 0-0 Porto
« Reply #58 on: November 24, 2021, 08:59:48 pm »
Not sure how Sadio was offside, maybe his CL badge was off. Could easily be 2-2. We haven't played well but we probably should've taken advantage of that dodgy keeper.

Firm up a little and we can run away with this.
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Re: Half time: Liverpool 0-0 Porto
« Reply #59 on: November 24, 2021, 09:00:47 pm »
We play a game.

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Re: Half time: Liverpool 0-0 Porto
« Reply #60 on: November 24, 2021, 09:01:04 pm »
Sadio wasn’t offside, such bs.

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Re: Half time: Liverpool 0-0 Porto
« Reply #61 on: November 24, 2021, 09:01:09 pm »
Hopefully Porto gets desperate enough to make a bad mistake.
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Re: Half time: Liverpool 0-0 Porto
« Reply #62 on: November 24, 2021, 09:01:15 pm »
Neco... unfortunately starting to look like a failed experiment. Nothing against the lad, not done a great deal wrong tonight but the drop off in quality from Trent is immense.

The drop off from Trent to most first choice right backs in the Premier League is immense. Neco is a 20 year old still learning the ropes, in a patched up side in what is effectively a dead rubber.
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Re: Half time: Liverpool 0-0 Porto
« Reply #63 on: November 24, 2021, 09:01:49 pm »
A failed experiemnt, lol. So he's not Trent Alexander Arnold. But I mean who is?


bizarre comment that from the gull, I mean what right back wouldn't be a drop off from Trent?
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Re: Half time: Liverpool 0-0 Porto
« Reply #64 on: November 24, 2021, 09:02:21 pm »
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Re: Half time: Liverpool 0-0 Porto
« Reply #65 on: November 24, 2021, 09:02:43 pm »
Fair enough. Probably not the best choice of words in hindsight but still don't reckon he's good enough. Just a personal opinion.
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Re: Half time: Liverpool 0-0 Porto
« Reply #66 on: November 24, 2021, 09:03:14 pm »
Good old half-time thread. They're playing in their slippers and comfy cardigans. There really is not much that can be learned from this game







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