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  1. it doesnt really matter who the manager is if the board doesnt change.
    7 points
  2. Exactly, our philosophy has been built on a strong, imposing team that can intimidate and bully opponents into submission. Rock solid defence, powerful midfielders and a battering ram striker, with a touch of class and creativity. And we proved over the last 13 years or so it was the best possible philosophy for us to adopt because we've been the most successful English team in this time and even the great Barcelona team were fearful of us. For me though that philosophy and style has become dated in a new era where teams are willing to attach and press teams higher and more aggressiv
    2 points
  3. Same shenanigans every two seasons. We don't stick with philosophies.
    2 points
  4. Statistically he's one of the best dribblers in Europe, has a strong, accurate shot from range, passing is strong, has shown he can work in a midfield two with his defensive work. He's only had his breakthrough season this season and has just happened to kinda stay off the main pages but would fully expect him to be well known by 2019 summer and linked to all the biggest clubs for €150m. Milinkovic Slavic had a similar rise to where he is now, and Tolisso, players you can tell are just good players and will fit into a top club (unlike Bakayoko where watching him for Monaco had doubts).
    1 point
  5. To me it's simple. Is best that he stays next season. We are in not in a good situation. And not many managers will come to our team. He has a contract let him finish it. For once the club needs to change their theme of sacking because of one bad season. No matter how dire we are this season, there's always next season. Look at what happen after Mourinho left, who would have thought. So hopefully the club just forget everything that happen this season and continue with the coach, because like it or not, we are not going to be in the CL and we are not attractive as a tea
    1 point
  6. I’m talking this season strictly tbf.
    1 point
  7. Now that Tuchel rejected us and is going to PSG our focus should be on Jardim, Fonseca, Tedesco, Sarri, Hasenhuttl , Marco Silva or Montella. Luis Enrique, Allegri, Ancelotti and Simeone wll be the same bullshit all over again. They can stay where they are.
    1 point
  8. They have probably been drilled and trained day and night to adapt to this style. I don't believe they came with the understanding and attributes out of box to play such a style, it's mainly a team effort anyway so the individual is not that important, understanding and cohesion with team is more important and Liverpool have proven that. This is also a reason why they have gotten over Coutinho so well., another individual with understanding what he has to do to keep the machine flowing takes his place. Last season we also did pressing and quite effectively, but this season we haven't seen
    1 point
  9. Bang on. Certainly the biggest personality we have at the club now. tough call because i really rate AC. Wonder if we could have a back 3 of Luiz AC Azpi
    1 point
  10. I've been thinking of this "philosophy" situation. I've often raged about our lack of "philosophy". But, I kind of realized that we have/had one. It was instilled by Mourinho. Look at the squad after he left. Same kind of players, in fact, most of his squad have stuck around until these past couple of seasons. It's why when things go bad, we always revert to pragmatism and defending deep and "suffering without the ball". The problem now, is that we don't have any leaders in the team, like those days. So, it doesn't work. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for a NEW philosophy. And I thi
    1 point
  11. Thinking about it, such a line-up could actually work well. Willian doing aggressive pressing and quick transition in midfield, Kante doing what he does while being the ultimate pressing player and a solid jack of all trades supporting. This midfield 3 has energy and penetration, our usual midfield two is balls. We need to get rid of 3-4-3, literally no top team plays that.
    1 point
  12. Dude, do you have to expose my lack of observation soo publicly!!
    1 point
  13. there is still hope. Atletico in SF or final
    1 point
  14. In case Liverpool go through, the UCL semifinals will made up of four teams managed by coaches, not by philosophers. Zidane, Valverde, Heynckes and Klopp are all coaches, not revolutionary philosophers like Pep, Sarri or Sacchi. Or at least, I wouldn't call Klopp's gegenpress a philosophy. The first three of the semifinalists are able to get the best out of group of superstars and turn them into a collective unit whilst the latter is able to turn a mediocre squad into something far better than simply the sum of its parts. Essentially, they are doing what Ferguson did at United. No fancy ideolo
    1 point
  15. I'm going to get crucified for this but I actually like the way the Pool fans were waving flares and showing the City squad that they are coming to their house. Don't get me wrong I hate Liverpool but I wish our fans showed half the passion theirs do at home. Our fans sit in the stands watching the football on their Ipads for fuck sake.
    1 point
  16. If we had Milner, Henderson and Ox in midfield, some random names like Robertson, Trent-Alexander and Lovren in defence, you can be sure as hell we'd have parked the bus. What Klopp did yesterday was very impressive. We have never been like that, always survival first rather than being the one doing the killing. I'm jealous.
    1 point
  17. Tbh Klopp was hellbent on getting Dijk and Keita at any cost. It resulted in Pool paying 110m on those two. Not sure if board would back up Conte like that. Yeah we have spend quite alot on players and there is no denying the quality is there, but if Conte doesnt get players he wants, its a big problem. But in any case, we have better squad than what Conte showed in both city games. It was a cowardly approach. The problem with Conte is that he either gets the candy he wants or he will go absolutely crazy. There is no middle way. We have seen it in bust with Costa
    1 point
  18. Completely agree that tonight has cast a huge shadow on Conte. The way Liverpool played tonight completely showed up the way we played against City this season both home and away, and that Liverpool team tonight you cannot say is littered with all round better players than ours (although they clearly suit the system Klopp is utilising). There are a couple of potential arguments. The first is that this is clearly a team in Klopp's image and he has a big say over their signings, whereas we don't know just how much swing Conte has in this department. The other is if it was the other way rou
    1 point
  19. Agree @WNDS I don't really know what he's moaning about tbh. It's weird. Look at Klopp today : You don't see him moaning about lack of transfer funds every time. Klopp wasn't scared to bring on Solanke tonight. In a freaking UCL quarter final game against City with 20 mins to go + extra time. Our own Solanke. Conte will never. I always thought of Conte as not being a cheque-book manager but based on his career so far he seems like a builder who can't manage his building once he finishes construction. We saw it at Juventus as you stated in the other thread. Conte got Juventus bac
    1 point
  20. Pretty much agree with all of this (although I don't dislike Conte as a manager anywhere as much as you seem to ), but that last part in particular needs emphasising. My issue with Conte hasn't been that we've found ourselves unable to compete for the highest honours this season (an issue that's probably due to the board's huge cock-up regarding our non-Kante CM position), but rather that he's 'successfully' talked our squad down to the extent that (a few games aside) our players seem to have had the belief sucked out of them; as a result, we've basically failed to make top-four with a sq
    1 point
  21. Salah injured. Such a shame to the game
    1 point
  22. This is Liverpool's xi for the game btw:
    1 point
  23. City fans were chanting to the Scousers you live in the past well that first half was the City of Alan Ball in the mid 90's.
    1 point
  24. That doesn't make much sense. We're talking about the 2017/18 season in which Conte has been outcoached by Pep, Poch, Klopp and Jose. "Football matches are situational". That's just a cliche/buzzword that means nothing. So because every manager has good and bad times we shouldn't criticize Conte's bad times? What are you talking about.
    1 point
  25. I don't think I should waste my time thinking about managers because with this current board no manager on the planet can make us a consistent top team again.
    1 point
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