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Post by Don't call me James on Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:48 pm

Mostly due to Milner and Clyne, who are far away the top 2 offensive fullbacks in the league in terms of production and chance creation. I can't find the picture that was on MOTD a few weeks back but it's insane how much more offensive production they give than other fullbacks.

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Post by Nishankly on Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:16 pm

@Don't call me James wrote:Mostly due to Milner and Clyne, who are far away the top 2 offensive fullbacks in the league in terms of production and chance creation. I can't find the picture that was on MOTD a few weeks back but it's insane how much more offensive production they give than other fullbacks.


I put a photo up during the start of the season 5 games in i think, Milner was 1st in most of the offensive as well as the defensive contributions. lol
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Post by footyfan01 on Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:37 pm

I liked what Milner did this season, pretty good! Clyne was always decent.

I also think Pool's 3 man midfield is adding a lot of defensive steel & shielding the defense well when they don't have Ozil type player to carry (in defensive duties I mean)

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Post by Art Morte on Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:03 pm

Our defence this season is a mystery. We are not defensively that good; yet the stats show - as does watching the matches - that we are not allowing our opponents that many chances. The rare occasions when we've come under sustained pressure, we've looked defensively fragile. But we can go through games without ever coming under sustained pressure. It's a real conundrum for armchair analysts such as all of GL. We appear defensively good, yet the credit for that may lie completely elsewhere than our defenders. Makes for interesting observations at least as the season goes on.
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Post by Hapless_Hans on Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:31 pm

@Art Morte wrote:Our defence this season is a mystery. We are not defensively that good; yet the stats show - as does watching the matches - that we are not allowing our opponents that many chances. The rare occasions when we've come under sustained pressure, we've looked defensively fragile. But we can go through games without ever coming under sustained pressure. It's a real conundrum for armchair analysts such as all of GL. We appear defensively good, yet the credit for that may lie completely elsewhere than our defenders. Makes for interesting observations at least as the season goes on.


It's called control.

I know it's a foreign concept for many PL pundits, but by actually controlling a game via team-tactical behaviour you can stifle your opponents attacks via team work all over the pitch.
One simple way is having possession, but there's nothing PL pundits understand less than the merits of possession Laughing

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Post by Art Morte on Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:38 pm

@Hapless_Hans wrote:
@Art Morte wrote:Our defence this season is a mystery. We are not defensively that good; yet the stats show - as does watching the matches - that we are not allowing our opponents that many chances. The rare occasions when we've come under sustained pressure, we've looked defensively fragile. But we can go through games without ever coming under sustained pressure. It's a real conundrum for armchair analysts such as all of GL. We appear defensively good, yet the credit for that may lie completely elsewhere than our defenders. Makes for interesting observations at least as the season goes on.


It's called control.

I know it's a foreign concept for many PL pundits, but by actually controlling a game via team-tactical behaviour you can stifle your opponents attacks via team work all over the pitch.
One simple way is having possession, but there's nothing PL pundits understand less than the merits of possession Laughing


I've read and understood your comment, but thinking about it, I think it's really the Matip effect, combined with the imminent-arrival-of-van-dijk effect.
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Post by Hapless_Hans on Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:39 pm

Probably.

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Post by Unique on Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:48 pm

the reason Liverpool have been good at the back for the last run of games is because all the teams we have played in that run have put 10 men behind the ball. lets see how we defend when we start playing teams that attack us. but there is no doubt matip has made a big difference to us.

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Post by Don't call me James on Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:59 pm

Absolutely unbelievable.

Today proved he's the best CB in the league. Might just be the best player. What an impact.

Without him this team just falls apart. Klopp has done a lot of good things but the defense is all Matip.

Some of you idiots must be feeling silly right now for refusing to believe me.

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Post by Arquitescu on Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:02 pm

While normally I support McAgger's views as he is my long time ally as well, Matip while missed, this comes down to a classic case of confirmation bias.

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Post by Kaladin on Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:04 pm

James is right, can't believe some of the clowns here, remember when everyone fapped on Otamendi beginning of the season? These are the same people that rate Kos (and used to rate Djourou, i should add) and Spurs' trash backline

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Post by Kaladin on Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:05 pm

@Arquitescu wrote:While normally I support McAgger's views as he is my long time ally as well, Matip while missed, this comes down to a classic case of confirmation bias.


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Post by Doc on Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:12 pm

In these troubling times, I always ask myself what would RedO have to say.

Closest is RG but he is an Arsenal fan nowadays. Anyway, one match isn't really a real indicator but McAgger is starting to form a good argument. Watch this space.

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Post by Sri on Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:12 pm

That dig at RG ffs
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Post by Firenze on Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:13 pm

I don't think it's that Matip is elite, but that the depth at CB is disgusting

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Post by Don't call me James on Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:16 pm

@Arquitescu wrote:While normally I support McAgger's views as he is my long time ally as well, Matip while missed, this comes down to a classic case of confirmation bias.


Who are you?

Your opinion doesn't matter. New posters mean less than dirt to me.

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Post by RealGunner on Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:22 pm

@Doc wrote:In these troubling times, I always ask myself what would RedO have to say.

Closest is RG but he is an Arsenal fan nowadays. Anyway, one match isn't really a real indicator but McAgger is starting to form a good argument. Watch this space.


Hi Doc

What do you want me to talk about?

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Post by Arquitescu on Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:23 pm

@Don't call me James wrote:
@Arquitescu wrote:While normally I support McAgger's views as he is my long time ally as well, Matip while missed, this comes down to a classic case of confirmation bias.


Who are you?

Your opinion doesn't matter. New posters mean less than dirt to me.


Try that again, McAgger. Short memory.

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Post by El Gunner on Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:24 pm

Have you guys ever stopped to think that he might just be Liverpool's best CB and player, thus holding their defence together when he plays, and not entirely the best CB and player in the league?

Btw, for how long is he injured?

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Post by Doc on Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:31 pm

I have but the inherent need to disagree with Hames is really strong. Also, just one match, we need more matches to really say whether or not he is as important as Hames is making him out to be.

Also.
Dear RG
Liverpool just blew a 3-1 to Bournmouth so they are in a crisis obviously. Arsenal is no longer need of your assistance, Liverpool does. Forget the ranger life and become the King you are meant to be. You're the captain now.

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Post by Sri on Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:34 pm

lol
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Post by RealGunner on Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:40 pm

@Doc wrote:
Also.
Dear RG
Liverpool just blew a 3-1 to Bournmouth so they are in a crisis obviously. Arsenal is no longer need of your assistance, Liverpool does. Forget the ranger life and become the King you are meant to be. You're the captain now.

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Dear Doc

Thanks for the reply. It was greatly appreciated. Unfortunately, due to the sensitive nature of this event, I may not be able to offer much of an assistance and therefore I will have to inform you that I have nothing to say. Nothing to say. I am sorry to say but I have nothing to say.

Hope I was able to assist you appropriately.

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Post by Unique on Sun Dec 04, 2016 5:04 pm

Reminds me of the time Liverpool were in a title race and were 3-0 up v palace.

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Post by Don't call me James on Sun Dec 04, 2016 5:45 pm

@Doc wrote:Anyway, one match isn't really a real indicator but McAgger is starting to form a good argument.


It's not one match though.

With Matip - 11 games, conceded 9 goals - DWWWWDWWWDW

Without Matip - 3 games, conceded 9 goals - WLL

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Post by Abramovich on Sun Dec 04, 2016 5:59 pm

@Unique wrote:Reminds me of the time Liverpool were in a title race and were 3-0 up v palace.


You still are in the race.
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Post by Vlad the Impaler on Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:30 pm

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