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    Liverpool v Man Utd: Anthony Taylor appointment criticised
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37629246

    Interesting article this.

    I don't think for one second that Taylor will be biased, but the problem is that if he makes a bad call in favour of United, that's all people will say.

    Honestly I don't see why they aren't just being extra safe in this scenario and picking Clattenberg. It's not about anybody thinking Taylor is biased, it's about his proximity to Old Trafford and the fact he's from Manchester that people will be annoyed about.
    If there's the slightest possibility of a backlash, why bother at all?
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    (Original post by Lúcio)
    Liverpool v Man Utd: Anthony Taylor appointment criticised
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37629246

    Interesting article this.

    I don't think for one second that Taylor will be biased, but the problem is that if he makes a bad call in favour of United, that's all people will say.

    Honestly I don't see why they aren't just being extra safe in this scenario and picking Clattenberg. It's not about anybody thinking Taylor is biased, it's about his proximity to Old Trafford and the fact he's from Manchester that people will be annoyed about.
    If there's the slightest possibility of a backlash, why bother at all?
    Living that close to Old Trafford but supporting another team, he probably hates United if anything. Biased in favour of you tbh
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    (Original post by difeo)
    Living that close to Old Trafford but supporting another team, he probably hates United if anything. Biased in favour of you tbh
    Except he's probably more likely to be intimidated by Man Utd fans since he lives there..
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    (Original post by difeo)
    Living that close to Old Trafford but supporting another team, he probably hates United if anything. Biased in favour of you tbh
    Nah, if you're gonna be a high level ref there's no point saying you support a PL team anyway. Whether he likes or hates United, I really don't get why they're taking such a risk even though Clattenberg (our best referee) could've easily managed the game.

    At least you've got yourself an excuse if you lose now!!
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    (Original post by difeo)
    Living that close to Old Trafford but supporting another team, he probably hates United if anything. Biased in favour of you tbh
    He is surrounded by United fans, highly doubt he would dare be biased towards Liverpool lol...

    Tbh I don't believe any ref will have been been truthful in who they support, some of them do probably support PL teams but choose not to say it to protect themselves and get the games they want.

    This has probably worked out better for both clubs seeing as the ref would be now under more pressure to make sure he makes the right calls and is on his game.
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    Except he's probably more likely to be intimidated by Man Utd fans since he lives there..
    (Original post by samir12)
    He is surrounded by United fans, highly doubt he would dare be biased towards Liverpool lol...
    Lol this isn't Brazil, he's not gonna get beaten up for a bad decision. Any bias will come from whether he likes or dislikes a team
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    (Original post by difeo)
    Lol this isn't Brazil, he's not gonna get beaten up for a bad decision. Any bias will come from whether he likes or dislikes a team
    Well he may get threats or be intimidated, that CL ref certainly was given a horrid time by Chelsea fans after they got knocked out by Barca lol, there will always be a minority of football hooligans/thugs who takes things too far. In fairness, one bad decision favouring Liverpool (or United) is hardly going to do anything but multiple blatant calls will trigger for sure lol
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    https://www.theguardian.com/football...n-as-not-smart

    No doubt supporters will be angry but when you consider the numbers, you can see why it's not as attractive as the expansion for the Main Stand.
    It's a warped way of looking at it. FSG's promise when buying the club was to deliver a ~60,000 seater stadium. Sure if you look at the ARE stand as a stand alone project, then it's not as attractive, but it was always supposed to be in tandem with the main stand and the economics of the project as a whole would be a ~10 year payoff, which ain't all that bad going in my opinion. Then again, I dont think a 15 year payoff is bad either so what do i know. But that's the problem with capitalism i suppose, no eye for long term investment - it's all about the short term. PetrosAC this is all your fault

    Quite frankly, I think its disgraceful for ayre to say the fans should pay for it. The fans already do pay for it by buying tickets every week, buying merchandise and paying the tv subscriptions that end up in the clubs pockets. Unless he's suggesting selling a stake in the club to the fans, which i highly doubt, that comment really isnt on.

    This is probably the first time I've actually been annoyed with fsg
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    (Original post by cBay)
    It's a warped way of looking at it. FSG's promise when buying the club was to deliver a ~60,000 seater stadium. Sure if you look at the ARE stand as a stand alone project, then it's not as attractive, but it was always supposed to be in tandem with the main stand and the economics of the project as a whole would be a ~10 year payoff, which ain't all that bad going in my opinion. Then again, I dont think a 15 year payoff is bad either so what do i know. But that's the problem with capitalism i suppose, no eye for long term investment - it's all about the short term. PetrosAC this is all your fault

    Quite frankly, I think its disgraceful for ayre to say the fans should pay for it. The fans already do pay for it by buying tickets every week, buying merchandise and paying the tv subscriptions that end up in the clubs pockets. Unless he's suggesting selling a stake in the club to the fans, which i highly doubt, that comment really isnt on.

    This is probably the first time I've actually been annoyed with fsg
    I don't remember FSG ever committing to any such promise. They're a lot more shrewd unlike the cowboys who owned us before and had promised to build a new stadium within a short period of time.

    FSG said they would look into the feasibility of the options (new stadium or Anfield expansion) and so they did.

    Why would it be seen as in tandem with the Main Stand expansion? They always very clearly said it was a two step process (planning application was in two parts I believe).

    FSG have taken sensible steps for the long term future of the club. The loan for the Main Stand expansion is funded by an interest free loan from FSG. Not sure why they should feel obliged to finance another project when they don't agree with it at the moment.

    Ayre didn't actually suggest the fans should pay for it - some fan group had made that suggestion directly to him. That if the club don't think it's a wise investment, the fans obviously want more people to be able to get in and so they would be willing to invest for 15 years. Ayre just said the club should have that conversation and explore it.
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    (Original post by Lúcio)
    Liverpool v Man Utd: Anthony Taylor appointment criticised
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37629246

    Interesting article this.

    I don't think for one second that Taylor will be biased, but the problem is that if he makes a bad call in favour of United, that's all people will say.

    Honestly I don't see why they aren't just being extra safe in this scenario and picking Clattenberg. It's not about anybody thinking Taylor is biased, it's about his proximity to Old Trafford and the fact he's from Manchester that people will be annoyed about.
    If there's the slightest possibility of a backlash, why bother at all?
    If anything this will probably benefit Liverpool as clearly any 50/50 given to us will be seen as bias. Bit strange, pretty perfect for the "united fans aren't from manchester" tho

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    Except he's probably more likely to be intimidated by Man Utd fans since he lives there..
    But how can this be true when all United fans live in Beijing or Dublin?
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    But how can this be true when all United fans live in Beijing or Dublin?
    And London
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    (Original post by cBay)
    It's a warped way of looking at it. FSG's promise when buying the club was to deliver a ~60,000 seater stadium. Sure if you look at the ARE stand as a stand alone project, then it's not as attractive, but it was always supposed to be in tandem with the main stand and the economics of the project as a whole would be a ~10 year payoff, which ain't all that bad going in my opinion. Then again, I dont think a 15 year payoff is bad either so what do i know. But that's the problem with capitalism i suppose, no eye for long term investment - it's all about the short term. PetrosAC this is all your fault

    Quite frankly, I think its disgraceful for ayre to say the fans should pay for it. The fans already do pay for it by buying tickets every week, buying merchandise and paying the tv subscriptions that end up in the clubs pockets. Unless he's suggesting selling a stake in the club to the fans, which i highly doubt, that comment really isnt on.

    This is probably the first time I've actually been annoyed with fsg
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    Wijnaldum scans show hip compliant. LFC not ruling him out of Monday Clyne and Lovren both trained this week and are fit for Monday. Lallana major doubt.
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    https://www.premierleague.com/news/119407

    Nice to see Klopp winning Manager of the Month for September

    EDIT: Henderson wins Goal of the Month too (obviously)
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    Wijnaldum scans show hip compliant. LFC not ruling him out of Monday Clyne and Lovren both trained this week and are fit for Monday. Lallana major doubt.
    Who starts if they're out? I'd expect to see a midfield three of Headers Can and Coutinho with Sturridge (who always seems to score against us) up top

    Klopp fully deserves MOTM too, let's hope the MOTM curse claims another victim on Monday :-)

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    Who starts if they're out? I'd expect to see a midfield three of Headers Can and Coutinho with Sturridge (who always seems to score against us) up top

    Klopp fully deserves MOTM too, let's hope the MOTM curse claims another victim on Monday :-)

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    Yeah, Can will come in for Wijnaldum and Sturridge will start up top and we'll adapt formation due to Lallana's injury.

    As others have mentioned, Sturridge's lack of effective pressing can be an issue, but he's a goalscorer through and through so he can give you that moment of magic to win a vital game like this.

    Still not confident because everything almost seems "too good", but if rivals drop points this weekend, it might help.
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    Never told you guys how much I love Liverpool for it's hatred of The Sun.
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    We'll go top if we beat United by 4 goals on Monday

    Too unrealistic?
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    (Original post by Lúcio)
    We'll go top if we beat United by 4 goals on Monday

    Too unrealistic?
    Probably but Spurs and Man City dropping points again is good. Even if Chelsea and Arsenal win.

    Win on Monday night and we're joint top of the table in points.. Really hope we can keep it up!
 
 
 
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