Always 4 or so in the hunt... coys
Happy that Liverpool will gain a point in the table after their penaltypalooza.
Mad that they should've gained 3 points.
Sad that the inevitable kicking of my testicles into my chest is still looming.
Especially without Ings.
from LawnballSport is happening from what I read.
Promes, Forsberg, Pulisic, Brandt...
I don't believe any of the tabloid gossip until I see a player holding up a jersey. And even then I'm skeptical!
Other than Pulisic, I wouldn't expect any player to be able to just jump right into Klopp's system to replace Mane. I think that we are looking at Sturridge, Origi, Coutinho, Firmino and perhaps Lallana occupying those top 3/4 forward positions. The timing of Henderson's injury is particularly problematic in that Lallana could have otherwise proven a reasonable solution (with Can, Henderson and Windaljum at mid). But I don't know that it works if they have to play Stewart or Lucas (if he stays).
At any rate, with Pulisic seeming highly improbable, I'd be any January signings are long-term prospects. So much so that I would't be at all surprised to see someone like Forsberg get loaned back.
Closet Liverpool Supporter
Dele is on fire right now, two superb goals.
All credit to Tottenham
Hugs and kisses,
Arsene, Jose, Pep, and Jurgen
All credit to Atkinson and crew. They let them play. Missed some calls both ways, but it was consistent. A rarity in the PL these days.
Mike Dean, on the other hand, should be launched from a cannon. Preferably into orbit.
Case in point: he always faces a player confrontationally. Players will do this TO referees all the time, but the referee shouldn't approach a player that way. At least somewhat side to side, not face to face.
He also points with his index finger instead of an open hand. Constantly. Also bad. This is officiating 101 shit here, not rocket science.
He has this air about him that he doesn't really like the players one bit, which makes me wonder why he does it outside of the attention it brings him.
But his style when working with the players is completely flipped from Dean, and while he makes sure he looks good while managing the game, he does a better job of it.