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Whatever happened to ‘mentality monsters’

Ever since last season’s man city 4-0 liverpool the players have not looked right at all. Vvd switching off constantly before his injury, trent’s current garbage form, joe Gomez far cry from the player that was helping to keep something like 7 clean sheets in 9 games at the start of 18-19.

Without going into any ref decisions etc last season and the season before the players would go to literally any ground away and come through with 3 points with sheer mental strength (2-1 villa, 2-1 palace, 3-2 Newcastle come to mind). The best of the lot, while not away, was doing Barcelona 4-0 at anfield. If a result was needed, the players would get it.

Now the same group of players seem to have this mentality of we’re gonna turn up whenever we want, however we want (7-0 palace), then disappear for the next 3 games. It’s not just 3 games, this season has seen some pss poor away performances with no results.

Why 🤯

I’m not disrespecting other teams in the prem, all sides are great capable of coming up with unexpected results which makes the prem so good just that liverpool were immune to them for two seasons.

Please don’t put down ‘oh but liverpool are still top’ ‘salah is still top scorer’, we all know liverpool are capable of far better than this. Keep playing like this away from home and there won’t be a ‘joint top’ to laugh about.

posted on 6/1/21

comment by GTWI4T- some people deserve to get trolled (U6008)
posted 12 minutes ago
comment by moreinjuredthanowen (U9641)
posted 5 minutes ago
I never said misplaced

go watch actual games. Watch how in a break neither man now wants to receive the ball early they want rid of it so they are the one in the final position to score.

salah as actually made it far easier on a number of occasions to defend against a break by not carrying the ball rather he immediately passes it on even if the player he passes it is not in the best position so he can make his move to be the finisher.



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You're actually worse than GB. Never known anyone talk as much rubbish as you.
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Bonkers. If you asked any defender who they don't fancy playing against this weekend I bet Salah and Mane would still be the top 2.

posted on 6/1/21

comment by moreinjuredthanowen (U9641)
posted 41 minutes ago
I never said misplaced

go watch actual games. Watch how in a break neither man now wants to receive the ball early they want rid of it so they are the one in the final position to score.

salah as actually made it far easier on a number of occasions to defend against a break by not carrying the ball rather he immediately passes it on even if the player he passes it is not in the best position so he can make his move to be the finisher.



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It might not be exactly what you said but it's certainly what you alluded to.

posted on 6/1/21

comment by GTWI4T- some people deserve to get trolled (U6008)
posted 2 hours, 31 minutes ago
comment by moreinjuredthanowen (U9641)
posted 5 minutes ago
I never said misplaced

go watch actual games. Watch how in a break neither man now wants to receive the ball early they want rid of it so they are the one in the final position to score.

salah as actually made it far easier on a number of occasions to defend against a break by not carrying the ball rather he immediately passes it on even if the player he passes it is not in the best position so he can make his move to be the finisher.



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You're actually worse than GB. Never known anyone talk as much rubbish as you.
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like an ostrich with his head in the sand.

this site is full of people to resort to cheap shots when it suits for sure.

posted on 6/1/21

comment by Star 19 (U22043)
posted 1 hour, 54 minutes ago
comment by moreinjuredthanowen (U9641)
posted 41 minutes ago
I never said misplaced

go watch actual games. Watch how in a break neither man now wants to receive the ball early they want rid of it so they are the one in the final position to score.

salah as actually made it far easier on a number of occasions to defend against a break by not carrying the ball rather he immediately passes it on even if the player he passes it is not in the best position so he can make his move to be the finisher.



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It might not be exactly what you said but it's certainly what you alluded to.
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obviously not when I've clarified he will pass it very early at the detriment of a move potentially so he can be the one finishing it off.

posted on 6/1/21

comment by moreinjuredthanowen (U9641)
posted 10 seconds ago
comment by GTWI4T- some people deserve to get trolled (U6008)
posted 2 hours, 31 minutes ago
comment by moreinjuredthanowen (U9641)
posted 5 minutes ago
I never said misplaced

go watch actual games. Watch how in a break neither man now wants to receive the ball early they want rid of it so they are the one in the final position to score.

salah as actually made it far easier on a number of occasions to defend against a break by not carrying the ball rather he immediately passes it on even if the player he passes it is not in the best position so he can make his move to be the finisher.



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You're actually worse than GB. Never known anyone talk as much rubbish as you.
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like an ostrich with his head in the sand.

this site is full of people to resort to cheap shots when it suits for sure.


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You're literally saying that a professional football player would deliberately misplace a pass to impact their teammates goalscoring chances. You're an idiot.

comment by TBag. (U11806)

posted on 6/1/21

comment by *Michael Edwards FC {Proud owner of the 5 000 000th comment} (U2720)
posted 6 hours, 34 minutes ago
comment by TBaggerin (U11806)
posted 12 hours, 21 minutes ago
The brain is a muscle like anything else. In the same way that you can get to the peak of physical fitness, but it's tough to keep that intensity for a long period of time, the same could be said about being so relentless with your mentality.

The reality is that the standards have been ridiculous for the last two years, no matter who you are it's incredibly difficult to keep that going physically and mentally for more than a couple of seasons. Probably why players like Jota and Thiago will be very important for them.
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Wow TBAG
I'm shocked
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posted on 6/1/21

comment by moreinjuredthanowen (U9641)
posted 2 hours, 33 minutes ago
comment by Star 19 (U22043)
posted 1 hour, 54 minutes ago
comment by moreinjuredthanowen (U9641)
posted 41 minutes ago
I never said misplaced

go watch actual games. Watch how in a break neither man now wants to receive the ball early they want rid of it so they are the one in the final position to score.

salah as actually made it far easier on a number of occasions to defend against a break by not carrying the ball rather he immediately passes it on even if the player he passes it is not in the best position so he can make his move to be the finisher.



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It might not be exactly what you said but it's certainly what you alluded to.
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obviously not when I've clarified he will pass it very early at the detriment of a move potentially so he can be the one finishing it off.
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“... they would rather pass it behind thier team mate than assist now.“

Your words fella not mine.

comment by Sima Yi (U8966)

posted on 6/1/21

I can agree that all of them front three are off form and cannot string two passes together

But don’t agree they’re doing it deliberately

With the form they’re in we’d be squashed by man city if we play them now because they wouldn’t be able to press properly and string two passes together, deliberately (as has been alluded to) or not

comment by Sima Yi (U8966)

posted on 6/1/21

We always had one of the front three in form no matter what, the other two can have an off day and it’s fine

Now it’s all of them being off for consecutive games

posted on 6/1/21

comment by GTWI4T- some people deserve to get trolled (U6008)
posted 8 hours, 53 minutes ago
comment by Geoff Tipps (U1449)
posted 1 hour, 46 minutes ago
comment by moreinjuredthanowen (U9641)
posted 9 minutes ago
It is a combination of simple factors

1. we are not fit like we should be. we are quite a way off the levels where we can do the type of game we need to IMO.

2. we are not hungry, its patently obvious we are not as it more about greed and personal tallys up front than about winning games. esp mane and salah. they would rather pass it behind thier team mate than assist now.

3. a lot of the players have given up imo. you could tell from well out we hadn't a hope v southampton and by the 60th minute we were looking at some players going through the motions. compare that the last year where they'd climb over each other to get to win a game.

4. We have just not got the reserves to keep the side going. i agree that we have stolen all drive from the midfield to play CB. the fact we've not already bought one tells me we will be VERY disappointed by the end of january. the minute matip went down again I said trigger the buy and we should really pull the trigger.

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Points 2&3 don’t bode well do they?
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Moreinjured talks nearly as much rubbish as Got Better so I wouldn't be too concerned. Imagine thinking that players don't want to set up goals for their team mates because the final pass has been off the last couple of games.
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Nearly?

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