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Liverpool v Swansea

Postby Hams » Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:17 pm

Liverpool won their last game 3-2 away at Fulham to stay in 4th and in the title race.

Swansea drew their last game 1-1 at Stoke and are 10th in table but still only 4 points above drop zone.

This will of course be another chance for Brendan Rodgers to get one over on his old club the Swans.

Any comments or predictions?
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Postby Pickleman1967 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:46 pm

I'm saying a Liverpool win here, all the way.

Some say (media pundits) that the reason Swansea have struggled this season is due to their involvement with the Europa League. Guess what? They have just had a heavy one against Napoli. The Swans squad is just not deep enough to cope with fighting on two fronts.

Liverpool will be very keen to wash the taste of defeat to Arsenal out of their mouths. Nothing but victory here is required to keep the momentum going - lets not forget Liverpool could still be crowned champions in the tightest Premier League I can remember.

Liverpool 2 Swansea 1.
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Postby Hams » Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:38 pm

Did you know that Daniel Sturridge is the first Liverpool player to score in seven successive Barclays Premier League appearances.

I want to know if Luis Suarez will end his goal drought?!

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Postby Gazza-LFC » Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:12 pm

If every team played with a strong target man then we would be fighting relegation..another game where we struggle to handle the big man up front,this time it's Bony..

Luckily for us we can score at will.
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Postby Pickleman1967 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:03 pm

Jeezy Peeps, Liverpool have been involved in some cracking games this season and here is another one. Liverpool 4 Swansea 3!
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Postby Gazza-LFC » Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:40 pm

We do like our 4-3 results at Anfield lol
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Postby Pickleman1967 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:41 pm

That was a big win for Liverpool, as I fancy our chances against Norwich today. I hope Sherwood will have a look at this game as we have to go to Anfield, and I'm not sure how we are going to fare against Liverpool. I'd take a draw now, anything but another spanking!
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Postby Hams » Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:23 pm

FT

Liverpool 4-3 Swansea
1-0 Sturridge 3'
2-0 Henderson 20'
2-1 Shelvey 23'
2-2 Bony 27'
3-2 Sturridge 36'
3-3 Bony 47' PEN
4-3 Henderson 74'

Any more comments on Liverpool's victory?

How did Suarez play today?
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Postby redpelt » Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:37 pm

Swansea left with nothing ,Liverpool fans left the ground with grave concerns
at the ease a team shorn of Michu and a team who have been less than prolific
managed to score 3 goals... I have complete sympathy for Cissokho who whilst
being less than potent in an offensive sense has been nothing if not solid in his
recent outings in a reds shirt.

Glen Johnson's return was less than triumphant and his sudden inclusion in our
back line seen us concede 3 goals ,I also feel for the CB's who had to cover
the chasm left by Johnson's complete lack of defensive ability.

There's an age old adage that says 'you should never change a winning team'
so I find it bewildering why the manager would sacrifice a back line that's been
performing well at home to include a player who puts our recent cohesiveness
in complete jeopardy.

Skrtel should have been sent off for what was a clear penalty ,it was only a
matter of time before his persistent grappling with opponents would become
subject to censure.

Once again our forward line provides the spade that digs us out of a hole
shovelled by our own hands ....Henderson was rightly man of the match
and his will to win was the catalyst for scraping the victory ,but Rodgers
is making some bizarre decisions lately ,not least the substitution of Agger
over a player that was one tackle away from a red card and one who just
conceded a penalty.

Joe Allen played well against his former employers ,and he gave us an extra
edge going forward ,Suarez looks jaded and with Sturridge in such sumptuous
form its hasn't as of yet had a marked effect on our performance levels ,but
today at Anfield he looked drained, and I've seen so many great players over
the years wear the same frazzled look.

It could have been so much simpler today if we had started with a back four
that was slowly becoming familiar with each other,but we again have to claw
our way to three valuable and what could prove priceless points.

Just for once,could we possibly prevent the more nervous inhabitants of the Kop
(me included )from gnawing away their finger nails in unison at the thought of
another momentary lapse of reason from the occupants of our defence.
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Postby Steely Hill » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:39 pm

redpelt wrote:Skrtel should have been sent off for what was a clear penalty ,it was only a
matter of time before his persistent grappling with opponents would become
subject to censure.


took the words off of my fingertips. he's notorious for it and does it every week. i'm amazed it has taken this long to give away a penalty for his hugging, pulling and grappling. his behavious is more befitting of Robert Huth or Ryan Shawcross than a top defender. certainly, his oafish ways have not gone unnoticed by me but he does usually seem to get very favourable decisions by match officials in terms of avoiding giving away fouls and ducking yellow cards etc.

speaking of oafs, i did cringe at the Shelvey love-in. he was there for, what, a year, and contributed nothing beyond an x-rated tackle in a Merseyside derby? embarrassing.
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Postby redpelt » Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:33 pm

Steely Hill wrote:
redpelt wrote:Skrtel should have been sent off for what was a clear penalty ,it was only a
matter of time before his persistent grappling with opponents would become
subject to censure.


took the words off of my fingertips. he's notorious for it and does it every week. i'm amazed it has taken this long to give away a penalty for his hugging, pulling and grappling. his behavious is more befitting of Robert Huth or Ryan Shawcross than a top defender. certainly, his oafish ways have not gone unnoticed by me but he does usually seem to get very favourable decisions by match officials in terms of avoiding giving away fouls and ducking yellow cards etc.

speaking of oafs, i did cringe at the Shelvey love-in. he was there for, what, a year, and contributed nothing beyond an x-rated tackle in a Merseyside derby? embarrassing.


Indeed its been bandied about and been the subject matter for most discerning
journalists for a fair while now,although its been a cause for consternation in the
Kop for a good few years..Skrtel's approach to defending is almost certainly best
described as 'hands on ' and its something that makes for uncomfortable viewing
week in and week out.

As for the somewhat mawkish reverence shown for Shelvey ,I agree completely lad
it was a almost schmaltzy ...In any case that kind of tribute is usually reserved for
returning heroes ,so if Shelvey, a player that constantly flattered to deceive in his
time at Anfield is to receive such reward, then I am as they say, 'at a loss' to explain.
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