AFTER a battling Liverpool fought their way to victory against Tony Pulis’s alehouse Baggies, we asked Anfield Wrap contributors for their immediate thoughts on the win at The Hawthorns.
No Mor Of This Nonsense
Absolute pantomime from Moreno. Had enough. Just go, mate. See you later. Do someone’s else’s head in. Absolutely brain dead…but well in Reds. @robbohuyton
Moreno MOM for me. @paul7cope
Fuck off. @robbohuyton
If we’d conceded at the end there I’m hunting Moreno down. I’m sending him his cat’s head in a box. @RobGutmann
It’s Simple, Simon Is Our Saviour
Can we start saying Mignolet is a good keeper yet? Or do we still need to keep talking about when he was shit? Can only imagine what we’d all be saying about him if we’d bought him last summer. Mad how everyone’s prepared to give a new keeper time to become the next De Gea, when this one could actually have been becoming a really good one on the sly in front of us. @paul7cope
Simon Mignolet is the best keeper in the world. @PaulSenior1
Weird that wasn’t it? You play like that and lose and everyone’s fuming, but you keep the set pieces out and put one in and everyone’s sound with it. We weren’t very good but we did what we needed to. @PhilBlundell
66 – Liverpool have won 66 points from 33 games this season; six more than they picked up in the entirety of 2015/16. Progression.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 16, 2017
Very different win to Stoke where we were largely shite. Such a tough place to go with everything all their grocks throw at you. Thought we were great. Midfield in particular deserve loads of credit. We were never shit. Fuck off and watch dickheads doing keepy ups on YouTube if you lot can’t appreciate that
Been bored to death for years hearing about Paisley’s teams doing that. My heroes, the lot of them. @johngibbonsblog
Is right, Gibbo. Had this very conversation with two uncles last night. Paisley’s teams were allowed to pass back to the goalie and he could hold it for ages. Imagine how fucking shit that was. Thought we were really good today. Could and should have won 3-0 or 4-0 with the chances created. @paul7cope
Thought we were excellent. Best performance In months. Such a difficult place to play footy. Bossed it. @Benjanijohnson
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Big 3 points today done a job feet up palace next
How did we not concede a free kick when Lovren passed to Migs with his knee? Think the ref was blindsided there. Migs punching at the end though – do that more mate it was awesome. Didn’t let players get in his way and if they did they got hurt.
Origi looking like pre derby 2016 Origi too. Did Sturridge get a touch?
Only an intentional pass from the foot is considered a back pass. Thigh, head, chest – all can be played with the goalkeeper’s hands.
Rules say if it’s not with the foot, it’s not a pass back and okay. I thought they were both very cool and calm.
Albie’s a bell, but you’ve got to feel a bit sorry for him: He was clearly instructed to get the ball and run and run and run. Never a Liverpool player.
Fuck me. How many arl arse uncles does Paul Cope have?
Are arses who have seen it all before.
It’s only a back pass if it comes off you foot-knee doesn’t count.
I get you’re kidding about Moreno but sending his cat’s head in a box? There’s funny dark and then there’s just dark. That was definitely the latter. Do better, lads.
There’s also not taking everything you read literally.
If you own a cat you might want to go and bring it indoors with comments like that.
Big Mig is easily one of the nicest blokes around. Grounded and honest. And I cannot recall a goal keeper ever turning it around like he has. (Brucie was probably close yet he didn’t have the obvious weaknesses Simon has.) Although it may not seem like it, but improving things like punching and kicking are very difficult to do, especially at the highest level when, technically, you’ve been poor at these skills all your career to date. It takes tremendous guts.
Plus, in such a position, with the mistakes he has made, it’s usually impossible to recover at the same club. New pastures are normally required.
Mig truely deserves all the praise he gets. The character of the man is something else.
All that said, it wasn’t too long ago that he dropped the ball at Hull. And for all his amazing progress, you just feel that when his form drops (as happens), he can revert to old Simon (or at least, old Simon’s faults). It’s sad to say all this but it is reality. It goes with the position. Unfortunately, Big Mig will always be “proving himself”. I for one, hope he does.