Liverpool 2019-2020: Let's Talk About Six, Baby

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I think the past two performances really underscore Henderson's importance in the side. No midfield presence in either match in terms of pressing or incisive passing when he's out of the team - hope he's back for Atlético
 

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If they don't recover against Atletico, it's going to make for as anticlimactic an end as possible to a title-winning season.
 

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Good news - the Captain should be back for the Atleti tie. Bad news - Alison injured a hip muscle and is out for Bournemouth.


Edit- Or Alison might be out through the international break.
 
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Amazing what Milner brings to the side. It wasn’t just the clearance off the line - it was continuing to rise the ref well after the bad no call on the opening goal, it was throwing his body into tackles and clearances, it was sprinting his ass off to chase 50/50 balls... he brings an intensity and edge like Henderson does. I’m not sure it inspires his teammates as much as it does wear down opponents and annoys the hell out of them. It works!
 
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Martino said something like - I don’t think that is the kind of call VAR is supposed to overturn. He thinks judgement calls should be left to the on field referees. I don’t think he ever said it wasn’t a foul, but I could be forgetting.

Of course, VAR is allowed to review judgement calls, so that opinion is not relevant to today’s game anyway.
 

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Martino said something like - I don’t think that is the kind of call VAR is supposed to overturn. He thinks judgement calls should be left to the on field referees. I don’t think he ever said it wasn’t a foul, but I could be forgetting..
You’re probably right. I was really just making a crappy joke. I muted him a few seconds into his schpiel.
 

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Wither Firmino? He has been invisible for weeks and weeks outside the Club world championship. The year comes down to Wednesday. they get eliminated and the season is basically over in terms of games to watch until they clinch.
 

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Amazing what Milner brings to the side. It wasn’t just the clearance off the line - it was continuing to rise the ref well after the bad no call on the opening goal, it was throwing his body into tackles and clearances, it was sprinting his ass off to chase 50/50 balls... he brings an intensity and edge like Henderson does. I’m not sure it inspires his teammates as much as it does wear down opponents and annoys the hell out of them. It works!
If Liverpool don’t offer him a coaching job after he retires then they’ll be missing out.
 

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When I posted this two weeks days ago I was trying to be funny, but I actually think there's a real chance now the season will not be completed. Liverpool may be in a race to clinch the title before they stop playing games.
 

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So now the season basically comes down to getting 2 wins before the coronavirus shuts down the league.
 

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Somewhat cross posting from the match thread... I can’t blame Adrian. He has always been capable of pulling of a stunning, world-class save and following it up by kicking it into his own net. He was never intended for the CL and he has earned more than his share of the league trophy. Asking him to perform on this stage was always a roll of the dice. Based on his weekend performance, today should be absolutely no surprise that he wasn’t on form.

I am more concerned about Alisson. If he becomes an injury variable moving forward, there’s a huge problem. A keeper 85-90% of his overall ability with improved durability would prove more valuable in the long run. Defenses need stability in the back to provide confidence moving forward. As soon as Van Dijk needs eyes growing out of his man bun to ensure his rearguard, he’s going to reduce his effectiveness ahead. That snowballs to his central pairing, which puts leashes on Robertson and TAA. We love to debate which of Alisson or Van Dijk is more crucial, but at this level and in this system, they’re both critical. If anything, that’s the side’s biggest weakness.
 

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Liverpool could end up winning the title in a different jersey than they have worn all year. The new deal with Nike kicks in June 1st, so any games pushed back beyond that date may end up being played in a new shirt.
 

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It's also the fun Nike innovation of being the same shit everyone else gets, yes? It's another spin on the "teal/turquoise and blobs" thing that Spurs and I think a few other teams have also had in some form in the past few years.
 

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When they finish the season, they will finish in New Balance kits.

Why Nike will let Liverpool lift the title in New Balance kit

A potential dispute has been avoided after Nike informed Liverpool “it’s only right” that they complete the 2019-20 season wearing their current New Balance kit.

Nike’s lucrative five-year contract with the Premier League champions-elect officially begins on June 1, 2020. As a result the American company could have pushed for Jurgen Klopp’s side to wear the new kit for all fixtures held after that date.

That raised the prospect of captain Jordan Henderson lifting the trophy wearing Nike, which would have been a devastating blow to New Balance given the value which would be attached to those images.

However, following discussions between Billy Hogan — Liverpool’s managing director and chief commercial officer — and both suppliers, it has been agreed that the change of kits won’t happen mid-season, regardless of whether the remaining fixtures are held after the end of May due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
And apparently, this will be the new home kit. I'm not sure if the fear of something truly awful makes me think this is "not bad" or I find the green completely superfluous.

 
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When they finish the season, they will finish in New Balance kits.

Why Nike will let Liverpool lift the title in New Balance kit



And apparently, this will be the new home kit. I'm not sure if the fear of something truly awful makes me think this is "not bad" or I find the green completely superfluous.

One reason I’ve always felt Liverpool and the Sox made sense as partners is the colors - not just the primary red and white, but they share a history with that Fenway-esque chalky green. The Sox also have navy of course, and Pool uses a lot of complimentary yellow/gold. But the visual connection is uncommonly strong.

Long way of saying: I like this look.
 

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Some interesting quotes coming from Klopp .. related via Carlo Ancelotti .. he viewed letting the Spanish travelling fans into the UK for the CL match at Anfield as “criminal” .. and thought the match shouldn’t have been played at all.

 

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There was a co-ordinated -Europe wide - playing of YNWA on radio stations a week or two ago .. all at 7:30am ..

My lord that clip has power .. I was bawling too, and I don’t have loved ones on the other side of the door .. god bless health workers everywhere. They are the heroes.

Liverpool FC may be losing its anthem to the greater good.
 

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The shit FSG are pulling with furloughing staff and taking advantage of a program aimed at helping small businesses is shameful.

I just hope the public backlash forces the club to change course.