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#804024 The Rivals 14/15

Posted by Rodgers on 17 March 2015 - 02:06 PM

They weren't the golden years! Wasn't that the period with the same 'top four' every season?!
Spurs used to finish 5th with Mido, Parmarot, Naybet, Davenport, Jenas, Steed M, etc. that team would be relegation zone now, not 5th!!!!

The only time I can remember in my lifetime a league having very good teams in Europe, and a strong throughout was Italy in the 1980s and 1990s.

England has only been good in Europe cos the top four qualified every year, there was no competition and the other 16 teams were complete and utter garbage, and Spain is only good cos outside of Real Madrid & Barca (and temporarily Atletico) the rest of the league are paupers with budgets less than your local pub team.

Performance in Europe is a poor measure of how good a league is.

Liverpool got to 2 finals, Arsenal got to a final, United got to 3 finals and Chelsea got to two finals as well. All clubs from England made at least quarter finals while majority made semi final every year. English football was on top. How can you disagree with that?


You seriously need to support another team, obviously one that makes Champions League so you can stop being so damn bitter everyday.

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#803564 General Matchday Thread

Posted by Rodgers on 05 March 2015 - 02:32 PM


Also, how fucking lucky are Man United? Certainly don't deserve to be in the top 4 ahead of us.

Don't worry, if we don't overtake them before our match against them, it'll definitely happen on that day and it'll be fucking sweet. I hope we freaking annihilate them and proceed to watch all their faces when they realise they blew a 10 point lead. It'll be the end of them and I cannot wait anymore.

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#801805 General Matchday Thread

Posted by Rodgers on 21 January 2015 - 07:24 AM

Words cannot describe how much I love a 3 at the back formation. It's just so damn flexible and it's probably the only formation where you can get away with playing a midfielder as a centre back, a winger as a full back and two playmakers in the same lineup.


I don't think Can is that good a defender, but we can get away with it by playing 3 at the back. We'd get murdered if he played at the back in a 2. What Can does bring is a huge amount of composure at the back. Sakho contributes immensely to this as well and I also think a 3 at the back formation suits him better. I have to say Sakho has been immense this past month. He's finally looking like the player we see play so well for France. His passing is so crisp and it's always forward, which is surprising considering how awkward he looks. When you have a centreback that looks to distribute the ball forward and is not afraid to pass it into tight areas, it just opens up so much space because the opposition swarm to intercept. When you have a player like Coutinho, who is on the end of those passes and has the ability to collect the ball in tight areas and wiggle free because of his agility, it has just completely transformed our play. I think Can and Sakho at the back, together with the inclusion of Lucas (who has been back to his best) has been the catalyst for our upturn in form.


I'm curious to see how Rodgers fits in Sturridge. Does he go back to a 4-4-2? Where does sterling play? Does Gerrard get dropped?


I would love to see us lineup like this:








Markovic and Sterling down the flanks would give us so much pace and penetration and both have proven that they're prepared to track back and do the dirty work.


Also, where the fuck is Balotelli? He's hardly been given a look in since he came back from injury which is almost 2 months now?

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#800154 The General News Thread

Posted by Rodgers on 11 December 2014 - 05:44 PM

Lol. God, you're depressing.
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#798769 General Matchday Thread

Posted by Rodgers on 08 November 2014 - 03:25 PM

Oh I don't know, maybe the massive deflection on your goal?

Not sure how the two incidents are even comparable. The one was a perfectly legal goal. It was a shot on target which deflected off the opposition. Absolutely nothing wrong with that. The other incident was a refereeing mistake and as a result, we've lost points because of it. Sorry but that's not luck evening out.
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#798754 General Matchday Thread

Posted by Rodgers on 08 November 2014 - 02:41 PM

Rodgers has no balls. So disappointing this.
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#798594 Real Madrid CF vs Liverpool FC

Posted by Rodgers on 04 November 2014 - 07:39 PM

He's clearly prioritizing Chelsea on Sunday and the final two champions league game. From a fan perspective, it's obviously disappointing but it's probably the smarter thing to do. Real Madrid will either hammer us or this team selection will leave them confused or something and we snatch an unlikely win.
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#797758 Our Most Bitter of Rivals

Posted by Rodgers on 20 October 2014 - 09:29 PM

So United drop two points which means that were actually ahead of all our top 4 rivals (Arsenal, Spurs, United and Everton ) despite how wank we've been. I honestly can't believe that.
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#796165 Our Most Bitter of Rivals

Posted by Rodgers on 21 September 2014 - 02:51 PM

Did you see the game?!

yes. You lost 5-3. What game did you watch?
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#796155 Our Most Bitter of Rivals

Posted by Rodgers on 21 September 2014 - 02:24 PM

United do love turning corners.
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#796104 West Ham vs Liverpool

Posted by Rodgers on 20 September 2014 - 06:53 PM

I think Liverpool fans tend overlook a lot of Sakho's flaws. Quite frankly, I'm less convinced that most Liverpool fans about him mainly because I feel he has a mistake in him. Id probably still play him ahead of Skrtel but that's not really a compliment. Skrtel was complete rubbish today. I don't really rate him most of the times, but today he was completely off it. I don't think he was properly fit, and the fact that Rodgers still chose to play him ahead of Sakho, tells you everything.

I think people are panicking too quickly though. We haven't had an easy start and with the derby next week it's not really easing up as well. Quite frankly, I expected us to start the season like we did because of the fixtures but also because of the amount new blood in the team. I think fans expecting us to just carry on that intensity we showed those last 3 months of last season are just setting themselves up for failure. I've no doubt we will improve and people need to just put things into perspective.
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#795697 Liverpool vs Ludogorets Razgrad

Posted by Rodgers on 17 September 2014 - 07:43 AM

Some thoughts on the game:


  • Coutinho and Lallana both had poor games but we also need to look at reasons why. Balotelli can be a top striker and I have to say that his attitude has been exemplary so far, but he's completely different to Sturridge and Suarez. He wants the ball played to feet and that means that the likes of Coutinho need to adapt their roles. Sturridge and Suarez were relentless with the way they stretched defences and with their pace, it was easy for Phil to slot through ball after through ball. Balotelli is not gonna do that so it's clear we need a change of system. I thought once Borini came on, we looked so much better as he provided that movement which opened the space up for Mario. That's what we need to do because at the moment, Mario is literally getting no space at all. I hope Rodgers gives Mario a strike partner over the weekend, whether that's Borini or even if we push Sterling forward, I think he needs it.
  • I always tend to look at improvements whenever I watch a game, and for me our biggest upgrade this season is the fullbacks. Once the whole team starts clicking again, those 2 fullbacks bombing forward are going to create complete havoc. Moreno is fucking blitz, and Manquillo reminds me a bit of Babbel with his non stop style of play.
  • I'm not sure what is up with our defence and why we panic so much but it has to do with our mentality. Rodgers needs to sort that shit out. There were so many players guily on that goal we conceded, it's actually school boy stuff. Why did Moreno need to be ahead of Sterling in the 90th minute? Why has Lovren getting caught with the same type of ball everytime? Why is Mignolet rushing out the box and then ending up nowhere near the ball? Our concentration is poor.
  • I hope Rodgers sticks with Lovren & Sakho. I don't think they've been perfect but we can't keep chopping and changing at the back. Lovren has made some errors but I actually like his style. He's vocal and he looks a real leader at the back. We never had that last year after Carra retired. Sometimes I think he just gets too excited and as a result, commits when he doesn't need to and then we get caught. If he just calms down a bit, I think he'll be good.

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#794376 Our Most Bitter of Rivals

Posted by Rodgers on 02 September 2014 - 01:47 PM

I disagree with that.

I don't think that Manchester United are going to challenge for the title this season, I think that's beyond them. I think the title race will eventually be contested between Chelsea and Manchester City.

I think United will challenge for the 'top four' and regardless as to whether they get there or not, the lowest I can see them finishing this season is fifth, so now way 'they'll be lucky to finish fifth', they'll do it comfortably as they haven't got the nuisance of the Ropey League to distract them.

Everton and Tottenham are basically fighting it out for 6th okay and title of 'best of the rest' this season, no way either if those two are in United's class.

Who else is there likely to finish above United if it isn't Spurs or Everton?

In any case, if United fall short this season, they'll only go out and do the same and strengthen their squad further until they do force their way in. Their an economic giant in the Premier League, and won't be locked out for long.

Probably not what Liverpool fans or rival supporters wanna hear, but people aren't being realistic if they think that United are about to endure a prolonged period in the wilderness or aren't going to be back anytime soon.

I'm utterly amazed by this logic. I remembered when someone started that prediction thread and almost every single person had United in the top 4 ahead of Liverpool, I honestly just laughed. I remember last season, people all thought Liverpool fans were crazy and that they would slip out of the top 4 at some stage despite showing that form since the beginning of 2013 already. People were even more confident United would pip us when they signed the saviour that is Juan Mata. It still never happened but what did was Liverpool competing for the title and United barely scraping 7th place. Then this season, people automatically started with the Spurs comparison and how Liverpool are gonna go down the exact same road. That's such a lazy opinion because we scored over 100 goals. Yes, that's right. One fucking hundred goals. United never achieved that feat during the entire Fergie era. Luis Suarez was a major cog in that but you don't score 100 goals because you rely on one player. And despite Liverpool picking up where they left off last summer and United still playing worse than a fucking conference team, people are automatically jumping on the Falcao / Di Maria bandwagon.


I cannot believe how quickly people write-off Liverpools chances. Before last season, Chelsea were the only team to score over 100 goals in a 38 game season. The amount of hard work, preparation that has gone into getting us back to the top is criminally overlooked. United still need a system, an identity. Di Maria played last week and I'd say they were even worse than in their first two games. They're fucking clueless out there. You think that's gonna change just because of 2 players? By the time LVG gets United playing to what he wants them to, it'll be too late. They've had the easiest start to the season and they're already 7 points off Chelsea. After 3 games.


Monaco basically whored Falcao out all summer. Liverpool, Arsenal, City, Madrid all passed up on him. There must be a good reason for that. United were the only club willing to pay his ridiculous wage and loan fee. I'd bet good money on him getting injured this season. Then what for United?

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#794362 Our Most Bitter of Rivals

Posted by Rodgers on 02 September 2014 - 11:20 AM

I'll change my tune when your team actually puts in a proper performance. Forget the fact that you still haven't won a game yet, but when your team actually resembles some sort of gameplan with a clear identity, I'll start to worry. For now though, I'd still have you 5th place.

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#793461 The General News Thread

Posted by Rodgers on 28 August 2014 - 02:07 PM

Watch us get fucking Madrid/Ajax/Roma now. Just watch. Though I'm not really arsed about the CL. It really does nothing for me, if you could guarantee me the League title but go out of the CL with 0 points and 0 goals I'd take it every time. 

What a load of tosh!


The thrill of being in a champions league final is 1000 times better than a 38 game draw out season. I'd take winning the champions league every year over the league without question.

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