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Stubborn

Klopp's stubbornness again yesterday in sticking with the same system and tactics once again was why we lost yesterday, and are yet to turn around our fortunes and regain some sort of form. There's no doubt he is and will be our manager next season, and that is down to how much he has achieved for this club. One of the best managers we've ever had. However, I believe that as fans we should be allowed to give as much honest and fair criticism as we give him praise.

His willingness to stick with the same set of players, some playing out of position, and the same system is becoming questionable. Saying they aren't alternatives due to injuries isn't a valid excuse. Bringing Salah off, and continually bringing Ox on despite better alternatives like Keita on the bench are just bizarre decisions. If we were still drawing games and showing some kind of consistent performances, then I wouldn't criticise the manager. However, for the sake of him and our mentality going into next season...something needs to change.

Anyway my team for Sunday:

----------------------------------Allison

Trent----------Phillips/Williams-------Kabak---------Robbo

---------------------------------Fabinho

----------------------Jones----------------Naby

----------Jota-------------------Salah------------------Mane

posted on 5/3/21

comment by (K̀‡ash) I'm the Mané - PL Champio... (U1108)
posted 29 seconds ago
The stubbornness is the high line he is playing with slow defenders. Like Carra said yesterday before VVD there was no high line but we are continuing with a way of defending the defenders are not comfy with.

Tuchel was clear before the game that he will look to expose the high line and they did yesterday time after tme.
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Totally agree. It's affecting our built up play too because Trent and Robbo don't have as much freedom, because they have to stay back to help out our exposed CBs. This would be helped if Fabinho was there to protect the defence, however the high line means we have to play him in defence

posted on 5/3/21

Btw kabak is injured. We really are cursed at cb

posted on 5/3/21

comment by The Goofy One (U16087)
posted 3 minutes ago
Btw kabak is injured. We really are cursed at cb
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It's actually comical now. That is our 6 first choice partners for fab injured now. And he's not even meant to be in CB

posted on 5/3/21

comment by KingKenny (U1961)
posted 5 minutes ago
comment by The Goofy One (U16087)
posted 3 minutes ago
Btw kabak is injured. We really are cursed at cb
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It's actually comical now. That is our 6 first choice partners for fab injured now. And he's not even meant to be in CB
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I just can't believe it. Even klopp must be thinking he has run over a million cats or something

posted on 5/3/21

look for me there more than systems at play.

Fitness looks shot. We can't run worth a dman compated to other teams

Hunger looks shot

Confidence looks shot.

cheslea should actually be disappointed. They could have filled thir boots last night but sat off and hoofed it at the fast lad up top hoping to get a second. They could and should have passed us off the park and scored 4 or 5.

posted on 5/3/21

Chelsea with a capital C please ! ......and we're not too disappointed !

posted on 5/3/21

comment by HarlequinHebdo (U16981)
posted 1 hour, 34 minutes ago
El Torro, why are you being so bullish !.So you lost to a very good Chelsea team last night.
Your team needs positive support,not negative ,just because you've lost a few games !
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very good

bang average more like and that is the issue

posted on 5/3/21

agree OP

Imo, lets put CB in CB positions and hopefully create a partnership as quickly as poss. whether its kabak and phillips or davies . just get them in and start working together in training and with allison to get the understanding asap.
to aid that develpment, a change of formation to help protect the cbs a bit. i suggest the 4231 double pivot:-
allison
trent kabak davies robbo
wijnal. fab.
jota thiago/jones mane
salah

i feel along with the dm protection, this tactic allows jones or thiago to be creative(where theyre more efective). having salah uptop gives us the threat throughball to keep opposing defence back, hopefully allowing our cms to get hold of the ball and create

may help us be less predictable and break this funk we have
thoughts?

posted on 6/3/21

comment by HarlequinHebdo (U16981)
posted 21 hours, 29 minutes ago
Chelsea with a capital C please !......and we're not too disappointed !
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You really ought to be. You could have hockeyed us. You chose to focus on one tactic of lumping it at the fast lad

You were fitter, faster, better organised. You could see were were at 6s and 7s at the back yet you did nothing.

All you can do is walk away and focus on the next game now to get 4th as that attitude wont get you any higher and you also know that's never enough for abramovich

posted on 6/3/21

comment by Klopps Fuzzy Beard formerly KFF (U1822)
posted 12 hours, 42 minutes ago
agree OP

Imo, lets put CB in CB positions and hopefully create a partnership as quickly as poss. whether its kabak and phillips or davies . just get them in and start working together in training and with allison to get the understanding asap.
to aid that develpment, a change of formation to help protect the cbs a bit. i suggest the 4231 double pivot:-
allison
trent kabak davies robbo
wijnal. fab.
jota thiago/jones mane
salah

i feel along with the dm protection, this tactic allows jones or thiago to be creative(where theyre more efective). having salah uptop gives us the threat throughball to keep opposing defence back, hopefully allowing our cms to get hold of the ball and create

may help us be less predictable and break this funk we have
thoughts?
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Drop thiago. He cannot run. He is ot fit and should go get fit.

Mane doesn't deserve a starting spot either.

I was really disappointed in kieta v sheff utd. He got a cameo and it was absolutely a non entity.

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