Had a lovely big stay on his line first half there, didn’t he? That said, made a smart save for a fella with a pear for a head first half. Can we put this fucker to bed now? I’ll play for the FA Cup.
Was in front of us first half there with loads of the ball. I was screaming at him to hit the line, but I think I was putting him off y’know. Not sure why, mind you. Got better second half but the drop off in quality of both full backs was stark. The starkest of cliffs. Literally a fucking big massive cliff, with quality at the top and Clyne at the bottom, stuck on the beach.
Hahaha. Adam Melia reckons he looks like he is a balloon animal. Made by a mad clown, sort of ran out of purchase when he got to his head. Is he shite? I think he might be shite.
Pre-World Cup Degs, but in fairness it’s his first game and was playing next to a party trick.
Invented a new tackle there first half. Yer, yer, yer was boss. Their lad got it into feet, he kneeled down behind him and then the lad legged him. Sublime. Not shite, but fucking hell we didn’t half miss Robbo.
Would like to see him in a good side before I make any judgements, but as it stands after the first half I can only deduce that he’s a carthorse. That said, looked a player there second half when The Reds looked like a team. I don’t know, would have liked him to have kicked more people.
Tried his best to plug a load of holes there first half. Felt sorry for him as he was playing centre mid on his Jackson Pollock with a couple of ponies at full back.
Played well second half, but thought he was missing in action first. Great shot for the goal.
Legged it about, didn’t he? Huffed and puffed and blew fuck all down, really. If he’s a wolf, is he big and bad? Looked a bit like he might give you a legger, catch you and then cuddle you at the end. I don’t know either.
Without his squad he looked less than the sum of his parts, whereas with them he looks more. Missed a partner. All Robin and no Batman. That said, reckon the lack of a full back attacking option overlapping him didn’t half kill him as a threat. The fulls killed us.
Dan Sturridge: 7
Scored again there, didn’t he? Two in two. Looked like he’s ran the National in a pantomime horse costume last 10, but nearly won it for The Reds with that one against the bar. Small margins, la.
Waste of time.
Come on to box Hazard I think. Done well, but then he lashed in the winner so yer know, fucking hell. The Hendo squad will have their cocks out as we speak, batting one out.
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Im one of those people who don’t really have a big opinion on Henderson. I don’t get the people who say hes boss and I don’t get the people who say he is shabba.
Tonight though he was shit and was made to look like an England centre mid against a world class player.. still he waved his arms around bit and shouted quite a lot so not all bad.
If you give Albie a 6 then you must surely be referring to his tattoos fucking sake the lad sat out one whole season whilst a midfielder had his slot SMFH
Albie could’ve been subbed for a cocker spaniel and we’d have had the same results on the left. Studge looked a bit like last year’s model, not the Champions League version of recent memory. Mo should certainly score some goals this weekend because old Kloppo rested him for 87 minutes!
Is it possible that sometimes Henderson is just shit and its not because you are in a secret ‘HENDO OUT’ club? Got destroyed by Hazard, like many do. Lost his head after the free kick. Tried to kick him, Missed. Threw a fit for the last 15. Captain of Liverpool Football Club, Cant be losing your head like that because your’e getting had off.
Like Gerrard never lost his head? Ditto for every other Captain of Liverpool Football Club.
The manager puts out a side half of which have played little or no football this season and they’re expected to play with some degree of sharpness and cohesion. It’s madness. Make one or two changes to a first team and the regular players will compensate, make seven or eight changes and their cohesion ebbs away. I’m not the biggest fan of Moreno but it’s a bit much to expect his timing to be as honed as that of Robertson who has played much more than him recently. A ‘regularly playing’ Hazard was always going to skin a ‘first game of the season’ Moreno. Year after year we put out these sides with massive changes and we wonder why we lose. We’re just setting up these players to fail.
This all day, SJB. If we learned anything from the Rodgers era, context means everything but losing sucks. If we were playing someone else this weekend, perhaps Klopp would have gone stronger. As it stands, losing sucks but we’ve got a six-pointer against the plastic shits over the weekend. A wise man once said, “This Means More.” And that one means more-er than this one.
Ben Johnson -2/10
Sorry but your ratings are as bad as your jokes.
How come you don’t rate Klopp? He picked the fucking team for this match knowing full well that Chelsea have a seasoned squad of champions even in their second string of mugs.
We haven’t beaten Chelsea at home for what 8/9 years now? They just know how to fucking win despite changing managers like you change your socks if you ever do that.
No idea what Klopp is thinking putting on some many from his past group of misfits in key positions who have not had enough games to improve their sharpness and fitness.
So by your definition of the Hendo Out Brigade, you must be in the Albie Out Brigade then?
This mickey mouse cup was a chance to pick up a trophy, but instead more added pressure to win the League and CL.
We better beat Chelsea this weekend or Klopp most likely will be proven right in his interview that everyone overlooked Chelsea as major contenders for the EPL title this season.
You looking for twitter mate.
The “group of misfits” were the better team and should have won . Lost to an outstanding goal from an outstanding player. Shit happens.
And this gentlemen has said it right. We were the better team. We once again got badly mugged off by Kevin ‘who is not our’ Friend… That and a World Class goal…
Oh well best we just take Klopp out, line him up against the wall and have him shot.
BTW.. I am happy to read Ben’s round ups. You know what you are getting before opening them and they make you laugh, something Sash needs to learn to do.
Come the weekend a full strength Reds will take on the Chavs and hopefully this time we get the rub of the green with decisions going our way.
Crap cups, we won this one 8 times… I more interested in the League and the CL.
Next up for Sash, how Klopp should be castigated for not fielding a full strength team in a behind doors game to get people fit.
I must be missing something here. We have a squad of players, who need game time. We are in a 2nd rate cup comp at home and have an opportunity to field said players, who will undoubtedly get called on this season. The back 5 of this team have in fact all played before and all have been internationals at some point, one who played in both the CL & World Cup Finals.
Klopp had a chance to rotate and keep our squad fresh for the PL, which we are leading at the moment. We are also one a key fixture in the CL this season…
So with this all in mind I have to ask… WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU MOANING ABOUT???
I agree with Sash Jonno, this is as much use as a choco Supository. I’ve been away, missed the whole game stuck on the E Coast without access to even post-match info. Started reading this abortion, realised that Jonno was one of the reasons I binned TAW off for TTT in the first place and gave up reading when he started with the Jolene shite. No talent, non-event writer and audio ‘contributions’ on a level with a snarling Jack Russell. Still non the wiser after this bollix mate!
Sturridge is three in three no??
What an annoying game jesus fkn christ. What is it with Chelsea at home ffs? Probably a necessary loss, though, enabling us to win the treble. With a 100% winning record.
Shit snidey piss taking ratings for a load of lads who have had very little game time but have been putting in a shift in training according to Klopp. We will need some of these lads as the season rolls on and they will need us to get behind them.
Amazing how 1 defeat changes the mood. So we now know we are not going unbeaten for the whole season.
Agree mate. This guy takes the piss out of our players to make himself sound clever. I am all for witty comments but personal comments about what the players look like is ridiculous. Players have good games and bad games but taking the piss isn’t funny, just an ego trip – hey, look how amusing I am.
Agreed, I stopped reading halfway down.
Andy Heaton could mix humour with good ratings, I used to look forward to reading.
I’ll be side-stepping the ‘snide’ (perfect description) unfunny match ratings from now on.
Not sure how Matip is being blamed for Lovren being poor last night. The two were as hopeless as each other. No striker gets that time on the ball vs VVD and Gomez.
And Hendo did well?! I’m one of his biggest supporters but he was run rings around by Hazard constantly
Some proper knob head comments in those ratings. Very harsh on Clyne. Fabinho looked off the pace / wasn’t into their lads enough – see why Klopp’s not wanted to throw him in.
Good to see normal service resumed this morning. I imagine 2 months of not being able to lash anyone under a bus has been taking its toll. Still, best its out the way now and everyone can relax.
Was amazed Moreno wasn’t replaced last transfer window. Talking to a mate about our prem chances I said big virg has to play every game and Moreno must never play. He’s a clown. I’d cut him some slack if he at least looked annoyed with himself when he messes up but no not a trace, looks happy as Larry. Get. Rid
Hi Jacko, let’s both be honest with this next bit to realise why Albie is always happy… Both you and me would be deliriously estatic to be playing for Us against the Chavs and getting paid Umpteen Grand a week for the privilage. Me, personally, I’d have the cheesiest grin ever and would have this for years.
That said though, I still have one massive cheesey grin that would get wider, as I would have kicked Hazard so hard, that they’d of still been looking for his legs… Well that’s if I could catch him, as I’d be in the same boat as Hendo and everyone else in the World who just chase shadows with this lad.
TAW, is there anyway we can ban comments from dickheads? Really – what an overreaction. To think it was only 8 nights ago that Hendo left Anfield with World Cup winners and Brazilian superstars thinking “what a midfielder I’ve come up against tonight.” Do people have amnesia ?
Poor old Danny sturridge almost scored a worldie and missed a sitter. Then that fucker hazard comes on and takes control of the game (some player him). Revenge will be sweet.
We brought in a load of players from the 2016-17 squad and, amazingly, played like we did in 2016. The 2018 team can take having a few of the reserves being chucked in but not eight of them all at once. Hopefully we don’t have to do this again.