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Re: UEFA Champions League. LFC in last sixteen. Bayern Muller-light?
« Reply #2360 on: February 11, 2019, 10:46:04 AM »
Bayern Munich are a team with its flaws this season. Kovac still hasn't found the perfect team or formula yet, but the performances have clearly picked up. They have been the second-best side in the Bundesliga so far this season, mainly because their defense is not as good as it used to be - Hummels, Boateng and Neuer feel their age creeping up on them and Niklas Süle is not experienced enough to play CB at the highest level. Up front they are always dangerous with Lewandowski, Ribery and Robben are always a danger when they show up and they do have substitutes trying to oust them like Coman and Gnabry. They can certainly score against us with Van Dijk missing the first leg, but they will also concede. They haven't kept a clean sheet in their last five, conceding 8 goals in those games.

I also think their performances in the CL this season shouldn't be too hyped up, as they only faced Ajax, AEK Athens and Benfica. All three are normally stats padders for the true elite.
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Re: UEFA Champions League. LFC in last sixteen. Bayern Muller-light?
« Reply #2361 on: February 11, 2019, 11:18:13 AM »
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Forgot we'll be without VVD in the first leg!

What will our back 4 be like then?

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« Reply #2362 on: February 11, 2019, 11:19:28 AM »
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Forgot we'll be without VVD in the first leg!

What will our back 4 be like then?

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Re: UEFA Champions League. LFC in last sixteen. Bayern Muller-light?
« Reply #2363 on: February 11, 2019, 11:26:35 AM »
I know the focus of most fans is on the League at the moment, but fuck me I can't wait for this tie.

I feel exactly the same.  Their one of the absolute giants who's success straddles both the modern era and bygone times that I grew up reading about - Super Cup aside, I've wanted us to meet them for years.  I felt much the same in 2005 when we played Juventus, and in 2009 when we met Real.  Can't wait!

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Re: UEFA Champions League. LFC in last sixteen. Bayern Muller-light?
« Reply #2364 on: February 11, 2019, 11:57:20 AM »
Amazing to think that we have never played Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

We've played and beaten every other 'big' club, but never them.

Just happy we've got a chance to do that now :D

Think we'll win the 1st leg.
2nd leg will be tighter.
But we'll edge it.
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Re: UEFA Champions League. LFC in last sixteen. Bayern Muller-light?
« Reply #2365 on: February 11, 2019, 12:30:54 PM »
What an incredible performance that was. With today's reffing standards Bayern would've been left with about 5 players on the pitch. They were just taking wild swings at him by the end.

I think we brought him off in the end as well didnt we? A sub that was subbed. Put him on to run them ragged, he did the job he was asked to do. Just perfect game management. We had so many genius' on the bench.

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Re: UEFA Champions League. LFC in last sixteen. Bayern Muller-light?
« Reply #2366 on: February 11, 2019, 12:50:27 PM »
Got my ticket through over the weekend. I know the league is all important, but I fucking love the European cup and European cup nights. Bayern at Anfield, under the lights, few bevvys before, meet the coach, have no voice the next day.

These are the nights you want. Liverpool dining at the top table where we belong. I'd rather be playing the links of Madrid, Barcas and Bayern than Schalke

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Re: UEFA Champions League. LFC in last sixteen. Bayern Muller-light?
« Reply #2367 on: February 11, 2019, 01:02:07 PM »
Got my ticket through over the weekend. I know the league is all important, but I fucking love the European cup and European cup nights. Bayern at Anfield, under the lights, few bevvys before, meet the coach, have no voice the next day.

These are the nights you want. Liverpool dining at the top table where we belong. I'd rather be playing the links of Madrid, Barcas and Bayern than Schalke

I agree, apart from the Schalke bit, cos I'd rather play Schalke than the likes of PSG and City (or Lyon, Porto and Roma for that fact). At least Schalke are a big club with a fantastic fan base.  And unlike City, their fans actually turn up to support them. Just a shame they are doing so shit this season  ;D
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Re: UEFA Champions League. LFC in last sixteen. Bayern Muller-light?
« Reply #2368 on: February 11, 2019, 01:17:15 PM »
Nothing gets me more excited in football than a European fixture at Anfield, i hope it's another fantastic night and we blow them away off and on the pitch.

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« Reply #2369 on: February 11, 2019, 02:22:57 PM »
And Howard Gayle for a bit of the second leg.

just watched the 81 away game on youtube, incredible decision not to award a pen when Howard Gayle was taken out in the box in the first half.
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Re: UEFA Champions League. LFC in last sixteen. Bayern Muller-light?
« Reply #2370 on: February 11, 2019, 04:28:48 PM »
Amazing to think that we have never played Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

We've played and beaten every other 'big' club, but never them.

Just happy we've got a chance to do that now :D

Think we'll win the 1st leg.
2nd leg will be tighter.
But we'll edge it.

That's just like saying we've never won the Premier League. A different name doesn't make it a different competition. 

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« Reply #2371 on: February 11, 2019, 04:35:50 PM »
That's just like saying we've never won the Premier League. A different name doesn't make it a different competition.

We've never won the Premier League is true. We've never won the English League is false. Think there's a difference between the two statements.

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Re: UEFA Champions League. LFC in last sixteen. Bayern Muller-light?
« Reply #2372 on: February 11, 2019, 04:41:33 PM »
We've never won the Premier League is true. We've never won the English League is false. Think there's a difference between the two statements.

It's the same league with a different name.
We really should stop being so proud of winning it 5 times then if we've only won it once. Or is it 4 times?
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Re: UEFA Champions League. LFC in last sixteen. Bayern Muller-light?
« Reply #2373 on: February 11, 2019, 04:51:48 PM »
That's just like saying we've never won the Premier League. A different name doesn't make it a different competition.
I should have written 'in the modern era' in my original post to make it crystal clear what I meant to all.

Because it's pretty obvious we've played every big team ever since we were founded.



Not wanting to side-track the thread, but I'm an old head and I do see some marked differences between winning the old European Cup in the 70s and winning the Champions League now. We've definitely won it 5 times. But 4 times under old format and 1 time under new.

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Re: UEFA Champions League. LFC in last sixteen. Bayern Muller-light?
« Reply #2374 on: February 11, 2019, 06:51:31 PM »
just watched the 81 away game on youtube, incredible decision not to award a pen when Howard Gayle was taken out in the box in the first half.

I remember listening to the Radio City commentary in my flat in Birkenhead ( not on Tv in those days) I was sat on the loo when we scored. I’ll leave it to your imagination as to what happened next.

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Re: UEFA Champions League. LFC in last sixteen. Bayern Muller-light?
« Reply #2375 on: February 11, 2019, 06:56:36 PM »
Got my ticket through over the weekend. I know the league is all important, but I fucking love the European cup and European cup nights. Bayern at Anfield, under the lights, few bevvys before, meet the coach, have no voice the next day.

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Re: UEFA Champions League. LFC in last sixteen. Bayern Muller-light?
« Reply #2376 on: February 11, 2019, 07:47:34 PM »
I remember listening to the Radio City commentary in my flat in Birkenhead ( not on Tv in those days) I was sat on the loo when we scored. I’ll leave it to your imagination as to what happened next.

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Re: UEFA Champions League. LFC in last sixteen. Bayern Muller-light?
« Reply #2377 on: February 11, 2019, 07:59:21 PM »
I remember listening to the Radio City commentary in my flat in Birkenhead ( not on Tv in those days) I was sat on the loo when we scored. I’ll leave it to your imagination as to what happened next.
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Re: UEFA Champions League. LFC in last sixteen. Bayern Muller-light?
« Reply #2378 on: February 12, 2019, 09:39:34 AM »
Origi could be a good choice here

he absolutely destroyed hummels in 2016. scored in both legs too
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« Reply #2379 on: February 12, 2019, 09:56:15 AM »
Origi could be a good choice here

he absolutely destroyed hummels in 2016. scored in both legs too

Was that before or after dogshit Funes Mori crippled him though?

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« Reply #2380 on: February 12, 2019, 10:02:00 AM »
Was that before or after dogshit Funes Mori crippled him though?
before

he wasnt the same but still he could be useful here
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« Reply #2381 on: February 18, 2019, 10:11:05 AM »
Origi could be a good choice here

he absolutely destroyed hummels in 2016. scored in both legs too

There's literally no chance that Origi is starting the game though, is there? Let's be honest!
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« Reply #2382 on: February 18, 2019, 10:16:24 AM »
There's literally no chance that Origi is starting the game though, is there? Let's be honest!
i should have said as a sub not starting

he is an option

should have made that clearer sorry
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Re: UEFA Champions League. LFC in last sixteen. Bayern Muller-light?
« Reply #2383 on: February 18, 2019, 10:29:43 AM »
Origi was bloody great during those couple of months. Thought he looked like a real top prospect at times, before the Bitter crippled him

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« Reply #2384 on: February 18, 2019, 10:30:37 AM »
Origi was bloody great during those couple of months. Thought he looked like a real top prospect at times
until the Everton game when he was taken out. Funes Mori deserved a broken jaw for that, celebrating doing something like that is just being a complete scum bag
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« Reply #2385 on: February 18, 2019, 10:31:51 AM »
until the Everton game when he was taken out. Funes Mori deserved a broken jaw for that, celebrating doing something like that is just being a complete scum bag

Have edited my post to illustrate that point! The way he was thumping the Everton badge after doing it too

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« Reply #2386 on: February 18, 2019, 10:34:20 AM »
Have edited my post to illustrate that point! The way he was thumping the Everton badge after doing it too
yep. accidentally doing that is bad enough but to do it purposely and openly celebrate is just being a james hunt
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