I am French, and Gerrard Houllier has had a real impact on my football culture, and my love for Liverpool.
God bless Athletico Mince."destroy and exit"
Then you are more honest than Mourinho.I would categorize this as a very hopefull but deserved defeat.
Yeah was a weird game. I was frustrated after Son made it 1-1 because we should have been more than 1-0 up. But after about 60 mins or so I was happy just to be level!Chris, but Spurs did have the best chances in the second half. Liverpool won deservedly, because they were the only team playing football. But both Kane and Bergwijn had big chances. If Son had these, we win 2-5.
i’m a fan and thus biased, but you are very biased too.
I would categorize this as a very hopefull but deserved defeat.
And people thought I was insane when I pointed out these tactics when he was at Chelsea. I don't even get angry when i watch football as i think it's silly to be THAT emotional at something you can't control or doesn't care that much about you as an individual, But as a Liverpool fan, I used to RAGE back in the day when we would play them and the game would descend into farce with the strong as an Ox - Drogba falling over anytime the ancient Hyypia or very thin Agger was even in proximity or Robben/Cole would flop on the edge of the area instead of having the integrity to get a productive attempt at a cross in.Liverpool v Tottenham.
The absolute state of Mourinho moaning at Klopp after that game, given some of the antics on display from Tottenham. Kane going down clutching his head after the late free kick, after running away from his supposed attacker, clearly fine, watching the ball, seconds later collapsing in a heap. Kicking the ball away from Liverpool so they couldn't take quick free kicks. Pulling Liverpool players down by their shoulders. And he moans at Klopp.
Sorry @Stan but I despise the guy, after idolising him since his Porto days. He's all the worst of modern football - makes his players dive and cheat, and plays football Sam Allardyce would be pulled apart for by the press. So glad he walked away without a point.
His post-match interview? (Actual quotes.) "So close of winning, not of drawing"... "A very very unfair result"... "We had the best chances to win"... "The best team lost"... Hot air, and no class.
Totally agree. His YouTube channel is gold, and a peek behind the curtain we lack in football. Not the excess, the flashy, the glamour - the everyday stuff of a footballer at a pretty high level. He's articulate and intelligent - perfect for the role. Watford and the EFL deserve credit for not putting the kibosh on it, too.Ben Foster looks such a cool guy!!! I like football players that are like "normal" people and not so sterile, as do most footballers in my country.
I assume it's because VAR doesn't intervene in yellow cards, and offsides are only reviewed by them when it was just before a goal.Just watching Palace v Liverpool.
The last bit of the first half was Minamino being "fouled" (never) and a free kick being given (plus a yellow card).
Except, Minamino was offside.
Why didn't VAR intervene there? It just doesn't make sense.
I was excited for VAR to remove injustice from the game, but right now, it feels like it creates as much injustice as it solves.
Was just away to post a comment about Leeds so thought it worth replying to this one.As a neutral what a joy it is to watch Leeds play football.
Yeah, I think this view is shared by pretty much everyone. Which is why I get so confused when I see people defending Leeds and their manager so vehemently - I think everyone's on their side!I think it's because it invariably leads to an enjoyable match to watch. I think football has become so bogged down in an obsession with tactics and stopping teams playing or 11 men behind the ball and counter attacking. Yes, all perfectly valid ways to play the game and each has it's own merits but for me watching Leeds is a breath of fresh air.
It would be interesting to see 'top' players playing there with the same attitude. With the best will in the world and yes he's scoring pretty well so fair play to him, but you wouldn't place Bamford amongst the top strikers in the Premier.
Likewise for most of the players really, perhaps encapsulating pretty well the adage of a team is better than the sum of its parts?
There's been somewhere approaching 300 shots in their past 8 games I think.