The squad put in a shift
This is why I was not totally upset after the game. We could not string passes together, made bad decisions, and the overall quality of our play was below average. No one can dispute that.
BUT, I did not see a single player that I thought was not giving Kuyt-like, 157% level effort. Coutinho was awful yesterday, and Lallana was barely better, but both were FLYING around all over the place to win balls back and close down space. Which is why I, and I think we all LOVE this team. I think most fans realize you aren’t going to win every game, score all teh goalz, and win the quadruple. But if you see a player giving his all, for me as a fan, that overcomes most losses. I think that will be Suarez’s lasting footprint, more than anything else. The effort this team now plays with is a reflection of how he played 100% of the time.
I have called around to my bros and I can confirm Balo hasn't kicked any of them.
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Agent moyes: Have you not been reading my comments only david moyes could be this clueless lol
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I'm adapting too.
The hallmark of the Suarez days was the pass and move link up at the top of the box. We haven’t seen Sturridge and Balo feature enough to know if there is a partnership there, but it’s clear that as a solo striker, we cannot expect anything like the way LFC played in previous seasons. I hate crosses, I. hate headers, and I hate physical overpowering— I prefer the Barca tiki-taka. The second I sat down to watch Balo’s goal again, however, I realized I needed to change my lens for viewing the team.
That was a World Class goal. World class. Moreno’s delivery is exceptional, from the curve to the cushion. Balo then takes a touch to settle it, a touch to shed one of two Defenders and then skewers it into the corner with the outside of his boot. Absolutely 180 degrees from Suarez, but exceptional nonetheless. Time for me to adapt with the team.
it's jarring that our fullbacks are our two best players
The game seemed to pass Gerrard by. Not entirely his fault. He should not be playing 90 minutes 2 times a week anymore. He is leaving so much space in front of the defense at times, does not track runners, regularly gets outpaced, and at times even mentally switches off on defensive duties. He was walking while the other team had the ball at times.
He needs to be managed better and we need to take a look at play Emre or Lucas in the holding role so he can rotate out and really have a maximum impact when he does play. Playing a defensive midfielder for their offensive qualities only works in a team that scores a load of goals. Currently this is not happening, so maybe we need a little more protection for the defense in that role.
Everyone being depressed about Joe Allen's injury is the best thing that's ever happened.
FINALLY I AM VINDICATED!!!!
Luis Suarez could not have played in this game whether we’d sold him or not. And that is not Rodgers’ fault.
HighlyPlacedSource had a bunch of thoughts on the Ludogorets game.
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