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Is there one knocking about? If not, it's high time we had one IMO.
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Report Ahoy 1982 April 10, 2018 10:10 PM BST
If you told me a few months ago that we had a performance like that in us I would have said you were crazy! I've no doubt we would have buckled in that first half only a few months ago! Amazing progression defensively!
Report charwell. April 10, 2018 10:12 PM BST
Takes a man to say that PTB cheers!!

Thanks Aspro.
Report Capt__F April 10, 2018 10:15 PM BST
Milner my MOM

Report Aspro April 10, 2018 10:18 PM BST
Lovren for me Capt
Report anxious April 10, 2018 10:21 PM BST
Glad that the oil rig are out , better team won over 2 legs
Report rommel April 10, 2018 10:26 PM BST

Apr 10, 2018 -- 10:00PM, peter the butcher wrote:

Fair play, well done. Won it easily over two legs, even accounting for a few dodgy decisions against City.Praying there is somebody left in there who will turn you over It’s got the feeling of a “name on the trophy” tournament for you lot. Presume you will draw bloody Roma next

pete youre disgusting,real madrid tis then,might as well face em in the semi

Report rothko April 10, 2018 10:35 PM BST
well we got there easily in the end
lads deserve so much credit against one of the best teams in the PL era apparently
milner was an inspiration , gini second half was class,
what was pep doing at half time LaughLaughLaugh
hope they beat spurs though
Report degsy42 April 10, 2018 10:38 PM BST
Report pushkin99 April 10, 2018 10:54 PM BST

Apr 10, 2018 -- 9:55PM, charwell. wrote:

Uncle admitted was a man utd fan on cheltenham thread. complete fraud.

What a shocker!

It was easy to see through that fraud on his first couple of posts.

Report pushkin99 April 10, 2018 10:59 PM BST
Had to ride our luck in the first half for sure, but what a wonderful result.

To celebrate Liverpool's win tonite, the manager of my local announced half price drinks for the rest of the evening. Shame I could not take full advantage as I need to be in work tomorrow Confused
Report rothko April 10, 2018 11:16 PM BST
dont know who i want in the semi's - tough call
I suppose Roma though
Report pushkin99 April 10, 2018 11:21 PM BST
I know what u mean Rothko, but its just great to be there.

I was kinda hoping we would get Barca, never really had the opportunity to say goodbye to Suarez, though I am sure he would have played a blinder at Anfield. Maybe Coutinho is now wishing he had waited till the end of the season for his move.
Report rothko April 10, 2018 11:24 PM BST
think i would rather have bayern or real over 2 legs rather than a one off game
Report pushkin99 April 10, 2018 11:28 PM BST
Roma, Bayern or Real will all be tough that's for sure. Though I don't think any of them will be looking forward to drawing Liverpool either.
Report rothko April 10, 2018 11:32 PM BST
real and bayern have so many experienced players for a cup final - think they would nullify us
whereas if we got them to anfield then a good chance we would run them over like citeh
Report pushkin99 April 10, 2018 11:40 PM BST
I get that. I was happy for the first leg to be at Anfield against city for that reason. Reminds me a little of the ties against Bayer Leverkusen and Juve in 2005 when we really took the first legs to them.
Report pushkin99 April 11, 2018 9:17 PM BST
The more I think about it, Roma would be the only draw I would not be happy with. The number of their Ultras with knives in 84 still leaves a bad memory. Part of the underling causes for what happened with Juve a year later.
Report inca April 11, 2018 9:58 PM BST
Personally have no preference when you get this far take what you get,would love to put Madrid out find them a disgusting outfit
Report crystalhunt April 11, 2018 10:13 PM BST
Haven't seen anything to fear tonight - we play better football than any of them so bring it onGrinGrin
Report pushkin99 April 11, 2018 10:25 PM BST
I agree with both of u, save for the history with Roma.
Report cricketnut2 April 11, 2018 10:45 PM BST
Here are my odds and I'm totally neutral.

Real Madrid 2/1, Bayern Munich 5/2, Liverpool 5/2, Roma 9/1 and thats to around a 100% book. My reasons for these odds, well lets start with Roma at 9/1, they have never won the competition and been runners up just the once, but beat Barcelona who possibly thought they were already through. Bayern Munich are proven winners, having won this 5 comp 5 times but last won this competition in 2013. Real Madrid are favourites for the obvious reason, as they have won this competition 3 out of the last 4 seasons and have won this competition an unbelievable 12 times and also have a real World Class player and there is only 1 other currently. Now to your side Liverpool, well their performances this season have been totally unbelievable, the quality of their football is way above any other English club. I watched them live at the Amex earlier this season and thought wow, as the passing and movement was a sheer joy to watch. I cannot see Roma winning the competition, but any of the other 3 clubs including Liverpool could well win it.
Report STATSMAN April 11, 2018 11:22 PM BST
Are you sure about that 100% book cricketnut?

How did you calculate it please?
Report STATSMAN April 12, 2018 12:14 AM BST
101% innit

Soz, didn't see your "around 100%" Grin
Report Capt__F April 12, 2018 11:42 PM BST
100.47 nearer 100
Report Latalomne April 13, 2018 12:16 PM BST
At home to Roma for the first leg.
Report PorcupineorPineapple April 13, 2018 12:24 PM BST
Home first. That was the main thing I wanted. Not worried about the oppo. Roma dont have the pedigree but have been impressive in the competition.

Hopefully this Allison isn't all that.
Report pushkin99 April 13, 2018 8:21 PM BST
All in all I would have preferred Real, but a good draw for both Roma and Liverpool nonetheless.

As well as deservedly beating Barca, Roma knocked in 6 against the chavs so IMVHO an even tie.
Report pushkin99 April 14, 2018 11:37 AM BST
Who would have thought.

Liverpool, dining at the top table again with Europe's elite, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Roma.
Report Latalomne April 14, 2018 7:22 PM BST
How good has Trent been since that Palace game?  Superb today. 

Was going to have a moan about Mo before he scored.  Thought he'd made a few quite selfish, low probability plays when others were in better positions (and at a time before the game - and the race for fourth - was dead).  Then he goes and does that.  What a header.

Not something any of us would have posted just a few months back, but I hope Lovren is OK.
Report stridingedge April 14, 2018 9:38 PM BST
Decent performance today with some nice slick football we are all used to these days. Whilst it was 1-0 always a concern having been so much in control and spurning some very good situations to increase the lead, both in terms of actual chances and positions that should have led to big chances but didn't.It really wasn't until we were 2-0 though that they looked like they might nick a goal, putting lots of crosses in, we dealt with most very well and got the break of the ball a couple of times.

Not Mo's best game looked like he was trying a bit too hard at times to force it but saying that he still produces a fantastic header from one of several first class balls from the young right back. I would expect Trent to be getting some plaudits again on MOTD and anyone who watched the game today would surely think they will be fully merited on this occasion. Have said on here I think his offensive play is just different gravy from Clyne already and with more and more evidence to draw upon this notion is only being further backed up. He did all the defensive stuff very calmly, a few win backs and using his pace to snuff out any dangers on the flank and then going forward his accuracy of pass (the clipped pass down the line especially) and his crossing was excellent. Both full backs now have a good understanding of when to go full throttle and when to just hold it up and go back inside.

Remember posting on here a few weeks back and many sharing the sentiment that we need Mane back to his best and he's certainly right back there pre last seasons injury imo, looks confident and is taking on his man again (something he just wasn't doing earlier in the season).He has chipped in with goals and filled in when we lose position, just looks a lot more happy with his game and it's a great time for this resurgence.

Any way more then happy with that again today and another valuable 3 pts, agree with the sentiment of hoping Lovren is ok, He has looked very assured recently with VVD and they now look the clear CB pairing of choice. The defending has come on leaps and bounds.I don't think it's a fluke that we seem to be clearing our box better (barring 45 mins against a flying City going all out!), more clearances are finding a team mate with the positioning seemingly much better rather than the headless chicken stuff we endured for far too long. I never like going to OTT with so many false dawns but it looks a much more cohesive unit defensively and that was where we just had to improve, long may it continue!
Report loui April 15, 2018 10:22 AM BST
Good result for us last night, with the better goal difference. Not expecting anything from West Brom today mind. TAA coming on leaps and bounds, he keeps stepping up. Great to see. The teams done the same as well.
Report PorcupineorPineapple April 15, 2018 10:33 AM BST
Really odd that Trent didn't get a nomination for young player and yet 2 oldies get in. Wondering what else the English game can award to Kane this season.
Report REDUNDANT PUNTER April 15, 2018 11:23 AM BST
Something strange has happened for me after watching us leading by a single goal usually expecting the breakaway and the mistake to see the opposition score

I almost don’t feel like it’s an issue anymore almost feel confident even used to worry when we had two and three goal leads
We are becoming almost efficient and by that I mean like on auto pilot winning games

We know we can be electric at times but the less we rely on that and win games routinely the closer we will get to mounting a challenge
Report stridingedge April 15, 2018 11:39 AM BST
Yes RP know exactly what you mean with that feeling, it's not quite the same, I used to dread any sort of ball going in the box.

Meant to give a positive to Ox yesterday as well in my summary, he gives something a bit different with his ability to carry the ball at pace from the midfield, more hit than miss as the season has progressed.
Report pushkin99 April 15, 2018 3:44 PM BST
Pieces of the jigsaw really starting to fit well together now. Naby Keita will be another huge step in the right direction. Maybe after a couple more really good signings over the summer and who knows, maybe a title challenge may be possible once again.

Another strong solid performance yesterday. I hope Klopp again plays the first team against WBA next Saturday, consolidating a top 4 place is essential in cementing the clubs development. As always though, Klopp knows best.
Report keeping silent April 15, 2018 5:52 PM BST
Nice one WBA !!!
Report loui April 15, 2018 6:02 PM BST
That calming feeling is VVD and Robbo coming in and improving our defence. VVD winning headers for fun. Well done WBA
Report stridingedge April 15, 2018 6:03 PM BST
and Trent and the keeper!
Report loui April 15, 2018 6:05 PM BST
Defo SE, it’s what we’ve been waiting a long time for
Report stridingedge April 15, 2018 6:06 PM BST
I know loui, I still don't want to get too carried away with it but it certainly has a real feeling of change this time.
Report loui April 15, 2018 6:27 PM BST
Not since we had the defence with Sammi and Carra have we been comfortable, long may it run.
Report Charlton2005 April 15, 2018 6:38 PM BST
RIP the 96
Report PorcupineorPineapple April 15, 2018 7:00 PM BST
Bizarre how quickly the defence has turned. Literally a matter of weeks. We buy VVD, tell Karius he's getting a decent run and everything has just fit together and we look a real solid unit. It's not like Henderson has had to turn into Matic to make them look good. He still plays his normal game. He and the midfielders get back and fill in when needed but no more than before. And both full backs attack as much as they've ever done but we're just more solid and it is a fact that once you get a sense of confidence then it starts becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy and them believing they'll do well translates into them actually going out and doing well.
Report stridingedge April 15, 2018 7:08 PM BST
The jittery across the back line then back to a petrified keeper passes that used to start the panic look a thing of the past too. The playing out of the back from Robbo,Trent and VVD has just gone up a level.
Report crystalhunt April 15, 2018 10:45 PM BST
VVD in for a severe test against Dzeko - tough as they come especially in the air. If VVD wins that battleor holds his own, we win the tie.
Report pushkin99 April 16, 2018 8:06 PM BST
Still and even tie against Roma IMHO. Cant understand the prices on here. It can't all be far east money backing Liverpool off the boards? Liverpool at around 1.5 to qualify is as bad a bet as City were at the same price in the last round.
Report Solano1 April 16, 2018 8:09 PM BST
Was away for the last couple of weeks, Pushy, but watched both games and fully deserved.
V. Content with my 10/1 poke on Liverpool.  Think I'll let it ride until the final.
Report pushkin99 April 16, 2018 8:28 PM BST

Apr 16, 2018 -- 8:09PM, Solano1 wrote:

Was away for the last couple of weeks, Pushy, but watched both games and fully deserved.V. Content with my 10/1 poke on Liverpool.  Think I'll let it ride until the final.

That's a wonderful bet Sol. Obviously I hope u collect.

Report Solano1 April 16, 2018 8:35 PM BST
The only downside being how unbearable you f*ckers would be. Silly
Report pushkin99 April 16, 2018 8:39 PM BST
Maybe some on here, but not me. I try to treat defeat and victory the same way. I have seen plenty of Liverpool success and endured many failures over the years.
Report Can't Catch Me April 18, 2018 11:01 AM BST
Morning lads!

Hope everyone is well.

What a great last few weeks... all booked for Rome and just found out Ive got my tickets in the ballot too. Must admit I wanted them least tbh. Not only because the away trip there last time was tough going, but also because I think we are going to have to beat Madrid if we are to win it, and had more chance over two legs and getting them to Anfield. Fear they would have too much class and nous and experience in a Final for a team as inexperienced as ours.

But anyway, need to make sure we get there first!! Beside myself already for the home leg, can only imagine how good the atmosphere will be.

Just hope everyone savours where we are right now. Its obviously odds on we win nothing this season and all the critics will be out saying Klopp has still won nothing etc... but we are progressing at a rate of knots. Back to being CL regulars, and CL contenders from being nowhere near is brilliant. Just praying we can make it count this year.
Report REDUNDANT PUNTER April 18, 2018 11:12 AM BST
Hey good to see u back lol yes things looking good right now and seems a different experience watching games

I've not got that fear when we are level of one up that were going to concede

Hopefully we can make the final cos you need to be in it to win it

If be surprised if Madrid get past bayern but that's not our problem

Good to see us winning games routinely without having to score three and four

Although we still are scoring heavy birthdays like icing on the cake rather needing that many to avoid defeat
Report stridingedge April 18, 2018 11:15 AM BST
Hi mate good to see you back.

I honestly think we can score goals against any of the 3 options left in. I get the experience thing and that could be a factor. I suppose a few have had a couple of finals under Klopp including a european one and Salah just doesn't look bothered in the slightest, the bigger the game the better it seems.

Certainly no chickens being counted here about getting there, I don't have them as some sort of much easier task as I've seen some suggest.

Would be great to go to another final again and I totally agree about the progression. Keep the attacking talent, Keita in and quite a healthy budget by all accounts for Klopp to use over the summer to add some more quality.

It's moving the right way and primarily the defending looks to be improving, of course this was vital for us.
Report Can't Catch Me April 18, 2018 11:58 AM BST
Agree about the defence lads.... really solid improvement. Karius, Robbo and TAA all come on leaps and bounds and VVD has been outstanding all things considered. Seems to be one of those players everyone else loves to play with... gives them all much more confidence.

Hope we don't attack their bloody bus... can only imagine what the Roma lads will have in store for us if we do!!

It was the worst European trip Ive ever had last time.
Report PorcupineorPineapple April 18, 2018 12:21 PM BST
I think Roma were my least preferred simply because I think we can be best set up against bigger teams who fancy themselves and might leave gaps for us. But I still think we've got a decent chance.

The final can be anything. I get that the others will have nous and experience, but Klopp's been up against the best and sets the team up well. With the skill we have up top we're capable of scoring against anyone.
Report loui April 18, 2018 1:31 PM BST
The other teams have got the experience , and success we haven’t but we’re fresh and playing without fear, and that’s taking us places. And obvious a few excellent players too.
Report loui April 21, 2018 8:41 AM BST
JK saying he’s going for a strong side today, but with CL semi only 3 days time expecting to see a similar team to the derby. Ings,Solanke,Moreno and Clyne might get a run. Klavan too, tricky one with top 4 not totally sorted. 3 points crucial today to get job done. WBA as good as gone so only pride to play for, for them. Let’s hope no injuries so we’re ready for Tuesday.
Report stridingedge April 21, 2018 10:13 AM BST
Would be nice to have the top 4 sorted by the time we go to the bridge, if we win today and against Stoke at home next weekend it's put to bed.

It is a tricky balance today.Salah will obviously want premier league goals and with wholesale changes up front we have looked a bit short,will be an interesting line up.
Report pushkin99 April 21, 2018 10:57 AM BST
Still hoping for the first team out today. Need to try really hard to secure a place in next seasons CL, so important for the future of the club.
Report Latalomne April 21, 2018 11:36 AM BST
Risky as it is, I think we have to go out with a business as usual attitude today.  West Brom looked much better against United (for all that they weren't great) and it's definitely the sort of game we could drop points if we go at it half-arsed.
Report stridingedge April 21, 2018 11:44 AM BST
Team in full: Karius, Gomez, Klavan, Van Dijk, Moreno, Milner, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Mane, Salah, Ings.

Subs: Mignolet, Lovren, Firmino, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Robertson, Solanke, Alexander-Arnold.

If Salah gets injured I won't be screaming about a poor call I would have done the same playing him here in this situation.
Report stridingedge April 21, 2018 11:45 AM BST
Great to see VVD in there too imo.
Report rommel April 21, 2018 11:51 AM BST

Apr 21, 2018 -- 10:57AM, pushkin99 wrote:

Still hoping for the first team out today. Need to try really hard to secure a place in next seasons CL, so important for the future of the club.

yeah win the game easy and have a stroll-ideally

Report rommel April 21, 2018 11:53 AM BST
meant to quote lat but agre e with you too
Report pushkin99 April 21, 2018 12:17 PM BST
Good to see a strong team out if not the first team. Agree with playing Salah, he needs and wants to play. Cant keep him wrapped up in cotton wool.

Thanks Rom.
Report pushkin99 April 21, 2018 12:30 PM BST
Here's hoping for a good result today.

Time to cut the grass, keeping the radio on so I can kinda stay in touch with what's happening.
Report pushkin99 April 21, 2018 12:36 PM BST
WAHEEEEEEEY Danny Ings!!!!!!!!!! Cheers in neighbouring garden somewhat gave the game away.
Report keeping silent April 21, 2018 12:37 PM BST
Made up for the lad after all those injuries
Report stridingedge April 21, 2018 1:26 PM BST
could easily be 2-2 there, as you would expect they look very dangerous from set pieces.

Mane and Salah look like they are playing well under full throttle with tuesday in mind and we are playing a lot of keep ball which is probably sensible. Still a 2nd goal would certainly be most welcome!
Report Latalomne April 21, 2018 1:34 PM BST
This ref... Closet West Brom fan?  How has he not booked Rondon, and how has he not given a pen there???
Report stridingedge April 21, 2018 1:39 PM BST
Moreno and Klavan bringing back the panic
Report Latalomne April 21, 2018 1:41 PM BST
Another one they've got away with.
Report stridingedge April 21, 2018 1:58 PM BST

Report stridingedge April 21, 2018 1:58 PM BST
wd the ox again
Report Latalomne April 21, 2018 1:58 PM BST
Report Latalomne April 21, 2018 1:59 PM BST
Aye, good goal all round
Report Latalomne April 21, 2018 2:05 PM BST
Report Des Pond April 21, 2018 2:12 PM BST
I'm listening to Dean Saunders on "talksport" he said (paraphrasing) "what was the point of that 2nd Goal?" Impliying that Salah wasn't needed and should have been rested for Tuesday, and didn't need to be on the pitch to score a second. Shortly after W Brom pull one back. Surely that's the "point" of the 2nd goal and why it was important to score it and effectively seal the win? Why do have to listen to the opinions of idiots like Saunders, just because he is an ex-player? Sad
Report Latalomne April 21, 2018 2:14 PM BST
Report Des Pond April 21, 2018 2:15 PM BST
Oh yes, Dean, Liverpool didn't need a second goal. Cry
Report stridingedge April 21, 2018 2:23 PM BST
very disappointing from 2-0

but that defending VVD apart today never convincing me. Gomez looked unfit and just off the required pace in that 2nd half. Can see why the 2 full backs were rested but it looked like more old Liverpool than the new one that has been evident recently.

Fair play to the baggies, if they'd shown that all season they'd never be in the trouble they are.

We still have it in our own hands and should get over the line.
Report unclepuncle April 21, 2018 2:35 PM BST
Dzeko will be licking his lips.Devil
Report stridingedge April 21, 2018 2:36 PM BST
he won't be facing 3 of them at the back will he Crazy
Report pushkin99 April 21, 2018 2:38 PM BST
A point, not what we wanted but just about ok. Shows how important TAA and Robertson have become at right and left back respectively.

There don't seem to be any major injury concerns so another plus.

What a surprise, the gloating manure plastic uncle crawls out from under his rock.
Report anxious April 21, 2018 2:46 PM BST
The pitch wasnt watered enough ffs LaughLaugh
Report anxious April 21, 2018 2:46 PM BST
The wind , the rain and the pitch Laugh
Report stridingedge April 21, 2018 2:46 PM BST
sounds like a fergie excuse he had a book of classics tbf anxious Grin
Report anxious April 21, 2018 2:47 PM BST
[:laugh: indeed he did , klopp has some belters though
Report anxious April 21, 2018 2:48 PM BST
Report stridingedge April 21, 2018 2:48 PM BST
yeah I think the managers go on a special course for it Laugh
Report PorcupineorPineapple April 21, 2018 5:04 PM BST
Looked like a row back. From not being temitely concerned at set pieces v City I thought we looked shaky every time.

Probably just dpwn to changing 3 of the back 4.

Could see Klopp clearly wasn't happy. Some tricks with the pitch being poor quality but they were clearly under instruction to rough us up and hope we would step back.

Game's out the way though and hopefully no knocks and that's all that matters now.
Report PorcupineorPineapple April 21, 2018 5:29 PM BST
Peak Pogba there
Report charwell. April 21, 2018 9:50 PM BST
Dzeko will be licking his lips.Devil

Give it a rest you tedious bore.

Very disappointing end to the game today but wtf was the ref doing to miss the most blatant pen and a sending off too. Pitch was dogsh1t but WBA had to give themselves every advantage. Hopefully top 4 is more or less safe so lets look forward to CL semi Excited
Report rothko April 21, 2018 10:29 PM BST
User unclepuncle • April 21, 2018 2:35 PM BST
Dzeko will be licking his lips.

fk right back off to the racing thread you lying tedious max tw5t
Report inca April 22, 2018 12:05 AM BST
Obviously a disappointing result and losing a 2 goal lead bit if a throwback to the bad days,hope it was just a blip and put it down to changes at the back....
I know Klopp was angry at the end but felt his post match stuff was extremely poor,no need for the digs about WBA championship comments etc

Roll on Tuesday..............
Report unclepuncle April 22, 2018 7:28 AM BST
Klippity blaming everyone and everything but himself as usual.Crazy

Same old, same old.Laugh
Report MrMeaner April 22, 2018 7:54 AM BST
Won't be sorry to see West Brom go down. Been something of a bogey side for us since they were promoted 8 years ago. We've only done the double over them once in that 8 years. Just 2 points out of 6 this season, & a home defeat in the FA Cup.

Bye, bye, Baggies. Don't rush back.
Report Latalomne April 22, 2018 8:48 AM BST
As Pushkin says, it really emphasised how much better Trent and Robertson are in those positions than Gomez and Moreno. 

Must admit to cringing myself at Klopp's comments.  Some proper, incoherent ranting in there at things that probably weren't really serving of being ranted about when you're 2-0 up away from home with just over 10 mins to go.  We'll put it down to frustration.  As Charwell says, if anything was worthy of ranting about, it was the referee.
Report loui April 22, 2018 9:48 AM BST
He hasn’t had much playing time, but god knows what Gomez was trying to do for build up to the free kick that led to 2nd goal. Write that game off, was played at a paedestrian pace which doesn’t suit us normally. Think we were holding a bit back for Tuesday night. Nice for Ings to get a goal.
Report pushkin99 April 22, 2018 2:29 PM BST

Apr 22, 2018 -- 7:28AM, unclepuncle wrote:

Klippity blaming everyone and everything but himself as usual.Same old, same old.

Shock horror, Liverpool don't win so the manc plank with no life feels same to come back trolling on here again.

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