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posted on 16/10/19

With Man City's squad - no, it wouldn't be classed as bottling it imo.

posted on 16/10/19

I wouldn't class it as bottling it. They could, in theory, be undefeated in their next 13 games, winning 8, and then drop down to second.

posted on 16/10/19

If they dont win it this season then this squad will never win it. It is peak for them, and City are showing signs of decline with Kompany gone, David Silva going, KdB being injured alot and an poor back 4.

I think Liverpool will win it, and quite comfortably. Theh are the best team around.

comment by Hector (U3606)

posted on 16/10/19

If they don't win it this season, they never will.

posted on 16/10/19

They will never have a better chance.

posted on 16/10/19

When you have a team of the quality of City to compete with then it's hard to label a team as bottlers. However gotta say I can't see them getting as good a chance as they have created for themselves this season. Bottling, no, lacking the experience yes.

posted on 16/10/19

Klopp has said he has 2 seasons left.

No way will their luck with Injuries (or lack of them) hold out that long, so they have to take advantage this season or probably never will.

posted on 16/10/19

comment by Winston (U16525)
posted 13 minutes ago
With Man City's squad - no, it wouldn't be classed as bottling it imo.
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Totally agree and anyone writing City off after 8 games is just plain stupid. Such a long way to go and anything can happen between now and May. All it takes is an injury (see City for potentially why they have had the results they've had recently) to a star player or a poor run of form and it's back to all square. Title is not over by a long shot.

posted on 16/10/19

comment by Going Loco Like Sissoko (U10893)
posted 40 seconds ago
comment by Winston (U16525)
posted 13 minutes ago
With Man City's squad - no, it wouldn't be classed as bottling it imo.
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Totally agree and anyone writing City off after 8 games is just plain stupid. Such a long way to go and anything can happen between now and May. All it takes is an injury (see City for potentially why they have had the results they've had recently) to a star player or a poor run of form and it's back to all square. Title is not over by a long shot.
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Not sure. They win the large majority of their games and hardly ever lose.

posted on 16/10/19

I actually think Liverpool are a very strong side mentally, I will even go as far as saying they are mentally stronger than City. They wouldn't have won the CL the following season after having their keeper embarrass Klopp and the faith he put on him on the biggest stage in the previous season against Real Madrid and coming back against a Messi led barca.

You don't do such things if you are a mentally weak side. Liverpool are essentially the opposite of Spurs in my opinion in the mental stakes.

The only reason Liverpool didnt win the league last season was because Pep is kinda a genius and I kinda buy in the logic of some Liverpool fans that they didn't bottle it last season. What City did to stave of Liverpool after looking dead and buried at christmas was amazing, for me the game at Old Trafford was the stand out performance. City were starting to huff and puff, lots of fixtures to deal with and going to Old Trafford and winning so comfortably was effectively what separated them from Liverpool who came away with a meek draw.

In my opinion if Liverpool can hold on to Klopp they will eventually win it. The problem is holding on to Klopp which wont be easy.

I cant see both Pep and Klopp managing either team in the 2020/2021 season. They will both be gone

posted on 16/10/19

IMO Liverpool have just been unfortunate that there was a team around like city and Chelsea just when they were peaking. Bit like Murray and Djorkovic. Except Murray had more opportunities to land the big one.
The CL win last season is just as impressive as winning the league as it wasn't on the back of a mundane league output like 05'. Last season they were serious challengers on at least 2 major fronts whilst playing great football and have carried on the form into this season. I know their supporters want the league but I hope they can take a step back and understand just how impressive this team performance has been.

posted on 16/10/19

Will be interesting if Liverpool get to the semi's of the league cup. With the FIFA club thing in December those semi's in January will ruin their season in my opinion.

Those semi's killed of spurs last season, they have ruined many an arsenal season and only city can cope with those games as they have by far the best squad in the league.

posted on 16/10/19

Liverpool will play reserves in League Cup, and the Workd Club Cup is a mid season break that will refresh them.

posted on 16/10/19

comment by D'Jeezus Xhakaroni (c) (U1137)
posted 4 seconds ago
Liverpool will play reserves in League Cup, and the Workd Club Cup is a mid season break that will refresh them.
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Hence I said semi's. When you get to the semi's you dont play a full 11 side of reserves.No manager has ever done it except maybe Wenger. Once you get that close to a trophy you balance the side with a few firs team players.

Its a moot point anyway as I doubt Liverpool can win the league cup if none of their front 3 plays in the competition but the game against Arsenal will give us an idea of what Klopp might do.

posted on 16/10/19

Klopp never plays his best xi in the cup, and doubt that would change in the semi finals. Maybe a final would be different.

posted on 16/10/19

And why make a point if you think it is moot

posted on 16/10/19

comment by gunnersaurus rex (U21846)
posted 12 minutes ago
I actually think Liverpool are a very strong side mentally, I will even go as far as saying they are mentally stronger than City. They wouldn't have won the CL the following season after having their keeper embarrass Klopp and the faith he put on him on the biggest stage in the previous season against Real Madrid and coming back against a Messi led barca.

You don't do such things if you are a mentally weak side. Liverpool are essentially the opposite of Spurs in my opinion in the mental stakes.

The only reason Liverpool didnt win the league last season was because Pep is kinda a genius and I kinda buy in the logic of some Liverpool fans that they didn't bottle it last season. What City did to stave of Liverpool after looking dead and buried at christmas was amazing, for me the game at Old Trafford was the stand out performance. City were starting to huff and puff, lots of fixtures to deal with and going to Old Trafford and winning so comfortably was effectively what separated them from Liverpool who came away with a meek draw.

In my opinion if Liverpool can hold on to Klopp they will eventually win it. The problem is holding on to Klopp which wont be easy.

I cant see both Pep and Klopp managing either team in the 2020/2021 season. They will both be gone
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Gone next season??

posted on 16/10/19

Yes they do bearing in mind they bottled it last season

posted on 16/10/19

comment by D'Jeezus Xhakaroni (c) (U1137)
posted 45 seconds ago
And why make a point if you think it is moot
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Because I have left room for the odd chance that Klopp may change his mind.If he is still 8 points clear or even 10-11 clear he may just gamble and play a few first team players

posted on 16/10/19

comment by Big McTominay (U22257)
posted 23 seconds ago
comment by gunnersaurus rex (U21846)
posted 12 minutes ago
I actually think Liverpool are a very strong side mentally, I will even go as far as saying they are mentally stronger than City. They wouldn't have won the CL the following season after having their keeper embarrass Klopp and the faith he put on him on the biggest stage in the previous season against Real Madrid and coming back against a Messi led barca.

You don't do such things if you are a mentally weak side. Liverpool are essentially the opposite of Spurs in my opinion in the mental stakes.

The only reason Liverpool didnt win the league last season was because Pep is kinda a genius and I kinda buy in the logic of some Liverpool fans that they didn't bottle it last season. What City did to stave of Liverpool after looking dead and buried at christmas was amazing, for me the game at Old Trafford was the stand out performance. City were starting to huff and puff, lots of fixtures to deal with and going to Old Trafford and winning so comfortably was effectively what separated them from Liverpool who came away with a meek draw.

In my opinion if Liverpool can hold on to Klopp they will eventually win it. The problem is holding on to Klopp which wont be easy.

I cant see both Pep and Klopp managing either team in the 2020/2021 season. They will both be gone
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Gone next season??
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I meant 2021/2022 season

posted on 16/10/19

Best team on current form, 8 points clear, Pep really wants champions league.

Yes, you'd have to say if they don't win it they've probably bottled it.

comment by KLS (U1695)

posted on 16/10/19

8 games in ffs!

posted on 16/10/19

comment by Big McTominay (U22257)
posted 30 minutes ago
Klopp has said he has 2 seasons left.

No way will their luck with Injuries (or lack of them) hold out that long, so they have to take advantage this season or probably never will.
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So we buy players who have excellent injury records and then call it luck when they aren't injured? Apart from Allison who got injured this season, I can't think of one first team player who wasn't injured last season. I mean we had Robertson, Firmino and Salah out against Barca and won 4-0, so even with worse injuries, we may still have picked the points up.

posted on 16/10/19

comment by There'sOnlyOneRed's (U1721)
posted 7 minutes ago
comment by Big McTominay (U22257)
posted 30 minutes ago
Klopp has said he has 2 seasons left.

No way will their luck with Injuries (or lack of them) hold out that long, so they have to take advantage this season or probably never will.
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So we buy players who have excellent injury records and then call it luck when they aren't injured? Apart from Allison who got injured this season, I can't think of one first team player who wasn't injured last season. I mean we had Robertson, Firmino and Salah out against Barca and won 4-0, so even with worse injuries, we may still have picked the points up.
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Injured for prolonged periods I'm talking. Apart from Allison and Gomez & hardly key players in your set up) who have you lost to long term I nury in the last 3 seasons?

posted on 16/10/19

To be honest I think we do ‘have to win it’ this year. Although it will be next year OP.

All the factors are there:

We have a team in its prime which is desperate to win the league.

The opposition are a bit weaker this year of having an off start to the season.

Klopp will want to cement a place in Liverpool history and the only way he will really be regarded as a great is to win the league.

If we don’t win it it won’t be down to lack of guts just that we were not quite good enough. I don’t think this team has ever looked fearful in Klopps time at the club.

But we have never had a better chance and a lot can change in a season.




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