TAW contributors with 10 talking points from Liverpool’s 2-1 win over West Brom at Anfield.
1. Pick And Mix
2. Pulis’s Pearly Whites
Does Pulis change his trainees at half-time? @Benjanijohnson.
He deffo wears that baseball cap in the shower, the fucking wet wipe. @Danny_Austin14.
3. No Set-Piece Of Cake
We can talk about goalkeepers etc til we’re blue in the face, but to constantly concede from set-pieces like that means the problem is systematic & needs remedying ASAP – or a more ambitious club than those run by rich Tony Pulis, and actual Tony Pulis, will do us. @Adam_Smith_82.
4. Matip Makes Our Day
Matip. Fuck me. What a player. Someone make sure Schalke 04 get sent a medal when we win the league to say thanks. @Danny_Austin14.
Matip reminds me of when we signed Hyypia, oozes class. Fills me with confidence at all times with and without the ball. Big, boss centre-half. @dpvdecorators.
5. Taking One For The Team
Well in to Henderson for getting a booking so he’s suspended Tuesday. @PhilBlundell.
6. Golden Samba Saga
7. Shove Your Conventions
One by one, this team is creating new Liverpool tropes. “We play well against the good and struggle against shite”, no we don’t. Hull and West Brom tell a new story. “We can’t handle Pulis-esque low block”, well clearly we can. We just need to get this set-piece thing to stop being a thing – for them and for the crowd. Up the convention destroying Reds! @JohnnyMilburn.
Big fan of goalies making a save every now and then. More and more on board with Copey’s ‘let’s play Lucas in goal’ idea. @Benjanijohnson.
9. King Coutinho
Don’t reckon Coutinho gets anywhere near the credit he deserves, you know. It’s like we take the things he does for granted now; they barely warrant a mention. Remains the one player capable of absolute genius, the one often driving us on, the one willing to take chances. That goal yesterday was a minor work of art. Get him on a plinth in the Tate. @66zimbo.
Is right, Neil. Our best player by a mile. Firmino has Coutinho posters in his bedroom. @johngibbonsblog.
Yes. If i was still in school, every bog door would have “Vincent 4 Coutinho” scribbled on it. @dpvdecorators.
10. Every Game Matters
Liverpool, Arsenal and City all on 20 points after nine games – 2.2 points per game – whoever keeps it up over 38 wins the league? Or will it need a bit more? @JohnnyMilburn.
I want 87 pts Johnny. Ninety to be sure. @stuwright78.
There’s 87 left to play for mate – so I reckon 22 more wins and a few draws. @JohnnyMilburn.
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interesting that Spurs have conceded 4 league goals this season – all from set pieces. Same as we have. Chelsea and Arsenal are on 3 each set pieces conceded.
Are we really that bad compared to the others? Has Klopp actually brought it back to the level of everyone else without us actually noticing?
Arguably WBA goal could have been called offside, as a player in front of Karius was in offside position, and interfering with play?
The Coutinho dummy wants a DVD made about it.
Matip is Hyypia with pace like. We’ve spent £20m-ish each on Sakho and Lovren, City/Chelsea/United lash £40-50m on centre backs and we’ve just found this lad for nothing who looks the most complete centre half in the league.
Coutinho arguably looked better than he ever has the other day too. I just love watching him play. When everything’s coming off for him you do wonder how long it’ll be before Neymar and Suarez are told to get in his ear.