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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    He can be first sub? He got a start against Man Utd so surely others deserve a chance?
    Considering he was one of our best performers, I'd say that he deserves to stay in the team


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    (Original post by Mackay)
    We've delivered less crosses into the box than any other team. We bought Benteke. Both of his goals have come from crosses.

    As you were.
    Whilst it's pretty ridiculous to say that his overhead bicycle kick after a poor clearance header 'came from a cross', the only thing that irks me more than this is Skrtel-Lovren being played. It seems like we're crossing even less than last year. I'm not advocating a cross on sight policy but when the ball is laid off nicely and you've got time to pick a man out, we're still set on playing the ball inside. When the man you're picking out is one of the best headers in PL history, it's retarded.
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    (Original post by Lúcio)
    Considering he was one of our best performers, I'd say that he deserves to stay in the team


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    Didn't think anyone had a particularly good game tbh.
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    (Original post by Pimped Butterfly)
    Whilst it's pretty ridiculous to say that his overhead bicycle kick after a poor clearance header 'came from a cross', the only thing that irks me more than this is Skrtel-Lovren being played. It seems like we're crossing even less than last year. I'm not advocating a cross on sight policy but when the ball is laid off nicely and you've got time to pick a man out, we're still set on playing the ball inside. When the man you're picking out is one of the best headers in PL history, it's retarded.
    Well, it was a cross which found its way to Benteke. Fair enough, it wasn't direct, but you can see the point I'm getting at.

    I agree. I'm not advocating an emphasis on crossing, either, but it just seems implausible to not deploy that method when Benteke is so strong in the air.

    Regardless, Benteke, Skrtel, Lovren, Milner, Lucas and Clyne have not travelled to France.
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    Didn't think anyone had a particularly good game tbh.
    No, it wasn't a good game in general but i can't really fault Benteke or Ings in that match, particularly the latter.
    Both have played really well for us this season imo; it's just a shame that service has been so limited.
    There isn't much strikers can do if the players behind them aren't performing...
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    (Original post by Mackay)
    Well, it was a cross which found its way to Benteke. Fair enough, it wasn't direct, but you can see the point I'm getting at.

    I agree. I'm not advocating an emphasis on crossing, either, but it just seems implausible to not deploy that method when Benteke is so strong in the air.

    Regardless, Benteke, Skrtel, Lovren, Milner, Lucas and Clyne have not travelled to France.
    Well this is where I don't understand Rodgers. Why buy Benteke if you won't cross the ball and if you won't put an attacking midfield/second striker next to him? We're happy to lump the ball to him but then there is no one next to him to take advantage.
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    (Original post by Lúcio)
    No, it wasn't a good game in general but i can't really fault Benteke or Ings in that match, particularly the latter.
    Both have played really well for us this season imo; it's just a shame that service has been so limited.
    There isn't much strikers can do if the players behind them aren't performing...
    Not sure you can credit them either if they're not able to do anything?
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    Not sure you can credit them either if they're not able to do anything?
    A player can still play well even if they don't do anything major in a match.
    Both Ings and Benteke have put in good performances when playing. The former hasn't been scoring but his time in possession has been bright and he looks very willing to put the effort in.
    Considering how little service they're getting, i'd say they've done very well so far.

    (Original post by Zerforax)
    Well this is where I don't understand Rodgers. Why buy Benteke if you won't cross the ball and if you won't put an attacking midfield/second striker next to him? We're happy to lump the ball to him but then there is no one next to him to take advantage.
    It's more infuriating than anything else.
    I assumed that when he spent the 32.5m to bring in Benteke, he did it for a reason, he did it because he had a plan surely?
    Clearly the man doesn't have a clue since our playing style has barely adapted to suit him.

    What an idiot of a manager...
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    (Original post by Lúcio)
    A player can still play well even if they don't do anything major in a match.
    Both Ings and Benteke have put in good performances when playing. The former hasn't been scoring but his time in possession has been bright and he looks very willing to put the effort in.
    Considering how little service they're getting, i'd say they've done very well so far.



    It's more infuriating than anything else.
    I assumed that when he spent the 32.5m to bring in Benteke, he did it for a reason, he did it because he had a plan surely?
    Clearly the man doesn't have a clue since our playing style has barely adapted to suit him.

    What an idiot of a manager...
    Well I guess maybe he did well defending down the left side since not much came from Man Utd down that side. Don't remember him doing anything of note in attack?

    Dunno, I can't work Rodgers out anymore. If we had a Lampard-esque player behind Benteke, you could make a case for it but no one is getting close to him.

    Hopefully we'll see a change at the weekend when Coutinho is back? Such a shame that we're again relying on one young talented player for everything.
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    I will throw a hissy fit if a mod deletes though.
    Can't speak for the others but i'm not removing anything
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    FSG to sell Liverpool?

    https://twitter.com/AnfieldHQ96/stat...48076144771072
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    There have been rumours of that for a while, to be fair.

    I reckon we will see a midfield three of Jordan Rossiter, Can and Coutinho and a front three of Ibe, Ings and Origi in a 4-3-3 tomorrow.
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    Toure to captain tomorrow according to Bascombe. Not good for Sakho, especially if BR wants him to sign new contract, which he confirmed in his presser.
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    Is Rodgers actually retarded?
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    Does Gerrard talk about the slip in his autobio?
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    (Original post by mr tim)
    Toure to captain tomorrow according to Bascombe. Not good for Sakho, especially if BR wants him to sign new contract, which he confirmed in his presser.
    He actually doesn't rate Sakho does he.

    I just hate the man nowadays...


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    Can't speak for the others but i'm not removing anything
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    Don't ruin it...
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    Kolo Toure will be the Liverpool Football Club Captain tonight...

    Let that sink in.
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    (Original post by jam277)
    Does Gerrard talk about the slip in his autobio?
    Yeah. Tears down his face post-game on the coach, apparently.

    Something else on Gerrard. Last night, he was saying how there's obviously frostiness behind the scenes between Mourinho and JT because the latter isn't starting. Surely that's the same for Rodgers and Sakho? Come on, Stevie, speak up.
 
 
 
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