Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by Dreambeliever, Aug 17, 2019.
So you can read then.
Last season has nothing to do with it - by all indications we were not pushing up as high all the time. We’ve already allowed Norwich and Saints more clear-cut chances than in almost any game last season (against much stronger opponents). You could say it’s early doors and all that, but last season our defense was watertight from the get-go. Having Adrian in place of Alisson only exacerbates the situation.
Yes, I’m worried. Let’s hope Klopp found the solution in training this week.
Last season has everything to do with it because of our defensive record. So all this talk of conceding due to our high line is totally inaccurate as last season should be the baseline for that.
I understand that you, and me and all LFC fans, are worried that we've conceded more than expected but I don't think that us playing an ultra-high line is the reason, maybe the short Summer and mental fatigue is the issue.
As I said (I'll have a look for it tomorrow) there are stats showing we have not played a higher line so far this season than last season so I don't get the hand-wringing angst. Someone in the media mentioned it (without stats, I forget who but I did see a video so it must be one of the usual suspects) and its been taken up as fact by some fans.
We didn't play particularly high (or should I say a higher line to last season) against City or Chelsea and you'd expect a high line against Norwich and Saints. Does anyone seriously think Klopp is so tactically naive as to be pushing us higher and higher ? Of course no-one would even consider the players would do it off their own bat ! So the theory we are holding a higher line doesn't hold water, logically how often we hold a high line simply depends on the opposition.
If ox starts i fancy a 25 yarder in front of the kop
I'm worried about this. Their attack will cause us issues - we've looked defensively frail in all our games so far - and I'm far from convinced by Adrian between the sticks.
I dreamt 5-0 last night but that didn't even make sense. I mean unless we actually are playing the match in airport security
Like the old Nike Brazil advert? Cool dream!
We'll concede I reckon, defence isn't up to par yet, Klopp's old striker playing against us & Adrian isn't Allison, so to be expected, but should be able to score at least a couple ourselves.
This weather plus later kick off means at least half the ground will be pissed & the atmosphere should be pretty decent too.
Oh I'd forgotten about that ad... No this was dark and moody, some sort of chase and we had to get away. Anyway
Liverpool: Adrian, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Mane, Salah, Firmino.
Subs: Kelleher, Milner, Gomez, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lallana, Shaqiri, Origi.
Told you Chamberlain would start ...
Expected team, Pepe starts
That trusted midfield....
Happy to see Lacazette make way...
Arsenal team in full - Leno Maitland-Niles Sokratis Luiz Monreal Guendouzi Xhaka Willock Ceballos Pepe Aubameyang
Five fixtures in the premiership today all away wins but I ain’t worried.
Awesome ! The odds are even better on a home win now.
I'm watching the first game this season so it's all my fault if we don't win and I'll have to live in a cave
The arse playing a few youngsters. The midfield battle will be key
No fuck ups please Adrian, smash every ball long if you feel nervy
Interesting line up from Arsenal, they look like they want to win the middle of the park playing what looks like a diamond, but could it potentially be a massive risk with our full backs out wide? I guess they'll counter that but having Pepe and Auba running into that space time and time again.
Socratis says it’s easier to defend against Burnley than Liverpool.. you’ll see pal.