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Special Juan

Sarri But Not Sarri Thread

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42 minutes ago, Fernando said:

I'm not bother with the loss. 

Liverpool are way better then us. 

We are going the right way. Cho is playing, rlc and Emerson. 

All good to me. 

I’m struggling to find out why you’re not even slightly bothered with this loss today.

By playing Hazard as false 9, you are giving the opposition a great advantage. The world knows bar Sarri that Hazard is near useless in that position. So we were playing with 10 men until when we were 2-0 down.

The only positive is that CHO, RLC and Emerson were out there today. This is probably why I’m not fuming like I usually am.

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8 minutes ago, MoroccanBlue said:

We are genuinely at a time where we won't be competing for the title for a while. The sooner people grasp that, the better. It has been an accumulation of poor transfers and club decisions that's been going on since Gourlay left. We are Liverpool of 2012. What makes it even more frustrating, is that we are the ones that pay the price. Not the board as their job security is unbreakable. 

Half of our starting XI aren't good enough. Bench is terrible. Transfer ban looming. Hazard destined to leave. Roman can't enter the country. With our without Sarri, we need to take the bull by the horns and ride this through. It will take some while. Least this will get rid the plastics. 

The plastics will return as soon as we win the league again though.

Also, I’m sure many of us know we are not going to be title contenders for a while. But get at least top 4. We need that top 4. Another season in the EL will make the club less and less attractive to go to when we need players.

Liverpool, United, Arsenal can still be attractive even years out of the CL because of their well known history. We don’t have that (yet anyway).

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10 minutes ago, Mana said:

The plastics will return as soon as we win the league again though.

Also, I’m sure many of us know we are not going to be title contenders for a while. But get at least top 4. We need that top 4. Another season in the EL will make the club less and less attractive to go to when we need players.

Liverpool, United, Arsenal can still be attractive even years out of the CL because of their well known history. We don’t have that (yet anyway).

Unfortunately looks more and more unlikely we'll get top 4. Gotta rely on others to drop points now... Arsenal have 6 to play.. Spurs and Man U 5 and us 4. Then again Man U have City to play and us.. Spurs have City and we have Man U but haven't beaten a top side away... Yipeee... 

Maybe Watford will help us.. Then again should be capable of getting our own points. We were so ahead at one stage then bammmm loss loss draw

 

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1 hour ago, Mana said:

I’m struggling to find out why you’re not even slightly bothered with this loss today.

By playing Hazard as false 9, you are giving the opposition a great advantage. The world knows bar Sarri that Hazard is near useless in that position. So we were playing with 10 men until when we were 2-0 down.

The only positive is that CHO, RLC and Emerson were out there today. This is probably why I’m not fuming like I usually am.

The false 9 was the best solution for us. Our strikers are absolute shit. I don't understand how anyone can blame Sarri for today's game showed exactly the difference in quality of the 2 teams.

The only thing he could've changed is let Hazard play on the wing with Willian and put Pedro as the false 9 yet again I don't think he tried this yet and knew Hazard as a false 9 was succesfull before.

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The false 9 was the best solution for us. Our strikers are absolute shit. I don't understand how anyone can blame Sarri for today's game showed exactly the difference in quality of the 2 teams.
The only thing he could've changed is let Hazard play on the wing with Willian and put Pedro as the false 9 yet again I don't think he tried this yet and knew Hazard as a false 9 was succesfull before.

False 9 with Hazard up top is NEVER the best solution for us. Hazard being successful as false 9 only happened once, and all other times failed.
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3 hours ago, Special Juan said:

How the mighty have fallen. 

Doesn't mean it will always be like this. Maybe 5 years from now Liverpool are shit again and we're at the top. For now, we just gotta suck it up and continue to improve.

I liked the starting XI and the general approach to this match. In my opinion it is was only approach worth taking considering how far Liverpool are in their project cycle, how dangerous they are in attack and how solid they are in defence.

It wasn't the best performance for sure, quite far from it. I'm probably one of the biggest supporters of Jorginho at this forum but I though he was poor today. Azpilicueta kept showing why is either past it, fatigued or simply not good enough for this type of football at all. Higuain showed why Sarri decided to go with false 9 in the first place – the man looked out of shape and out of place on the pitch. Still we got few chances and in some other game we would have buried those. Either way, Liverpool created more chances and they deserved to win. Clearly the better team at the moment and there's no shame in admitting it. There's plenty of good things, however, to take onboard from this weekend. No less that three academy players featured today. Mason Mount scored a hattrick on Friday. Reece James keeps on impressing at Wigan. Better times are ahead and the future doesn't look that bad at all.

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5 hours ago, bakayokofan said:

😅

I must surely have watched a different game. I thought we were very good. Could easily easily have been 2-2

 We got beaten by 2 great goals. We defended really well. And created some good chances. 

I have had a lot of issues with sarri but calling him a fraud for today's performance seems downright stupid.

We cannot respect the opinion coming from a dude called Bakayoko Fan.

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8 hours ago, Mana said:


False 9 with Hazard up top is NEVER the best solution for us. Hazard being successful as false 9 only happened once, and all other times failed.

While I agree with that, we have no other choice. Go there with an immobile striker and we play with 10 men from the get-go. Had we done that, I'd be concerned with another city fiasco. 

The only choice he had was to drop Cho, and that would make it worse because Cho is obviously more dynamic than either one of the strikers. He does run a lot and can cover the flanks. He also wanted to have Willian doing the hard work on the left, like Superblue wrote above, another sensible tweak likely agreed among the coaches.

Emerson, who shall not be criticized :), even had the protection of Willian, a hard worker, in front of him to try to contain their right side. I know it's difficult because Salah is a great player and IMO edges over Eden in that final pass, touch, finish. Still that's where they won the game. However, Emerson getting outmuscled out of plays happens way too often for me.

Honestly, I think folks are barking at the wrong tree today. Our team is simply not good enough to play toe-to-toe against Liverpool over there. It is the manager's responsibility to attempt to give us a chance, and that has to be speculative with counter attacking.

The feeling I have around here is that some are fans of certain players, not the team. I don't care if Hazard looks good or bad, if Cho can do his step overs. Ultimately this is about winning games and silverware, and IMO the manager did his job today.

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2 hours ago, Henrique said:

We cannot respect the opinion coming from a dude called Bakayoko Fan.

And we can respect the opinion of someone who even on my short time here on the forum just pops up to ridicule the team when we lose?

I like baka, and the guy is showing his worth this season .

 

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