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    Quote Originally Posted by ianlfc View Post
    That night seems a lifetime away for me personally.
    Quote Originally Posted by teesred View Post
    Me too Ian. Five years is a long time.
    Fucks sake Istanbul is 20 years next year. Twenty fucking years man. My eldest son will be 19.
    To think I didn't even have kids seems a lifetime ago.
    Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teesred View Post
    I know it's probably been posted before but it's a truly mental stat that the team that started the CL final in 2019, the team we would probably choose as our best 11 in the Klopp era started together only once!
    Ali,Trent,VvD,Matip,Robbo
    Gini,Fab,Hendo
    Mo,Bobby,Mane.
    What an 11. What a night. I'd turn the clock back in a heartbeat.
    We won the game - had the big break but played a bit of a stinker on the night tees.

    Watch that game and imagine the team in white is us and the team in Red is Real…

    I stick by my assessment that we were very fortunate to be playing Spurs.

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    Alisson

    Trent Matip Van Dijk Robertson

    Anyother Henderson Wijnaldum

    Salah Bobby Mane

    Was our best for me, best we’ve played under Jürgen that run of games That side would have walked the league this season

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    Fabinho was and still is a key reason we won what we did. Didn't win a major before or since under Klopp. Henderson - honestly - and most of Europe knows it - replace him with a better mid - and we win more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steveo View Post
    Fabinho was and still is a key reason we won what we did. Didn't win a major before or since under Klopp. Henderson - honestly - and most of Europe knows it - replace him with a better mid - and we win more.
    I still think Henderson is the reason we didn't get caught out as much when Trent went forward. Without him, we may not have won as much...

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    That's fine I am sure many reds would say the same. I see it differently. I see a player who ultimately helped shorten the careers of Mane - Bobby and Mo.. His lack of ability to beat a man - any man - keep hold of the ball when needed and not treat it like a hot potato - passing the buck sideways again and again.. imo led to more hard miles for other far more key players in our success.

    Once Gini went - in fact once it was clear his contract wasn't being sorted - that midfield was lacking the gymnastics to cope with that technical deficiency that I highlight with Hendo. We won 2 majors & Hendo was a part of it for sure - he lifted his game to its absolute max - but for me a better player in there and we do it without breaking the squad so badly.. We also do it agin a couple of times.

    I take Fabinho over Hendo any day of the week

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steveo View Post
    We won the game - had the big break but played a bit of a stinker on the night tees.

    Watch that game and imagine the team in white is us and the team in Red is Real…

    I stick by my assessment that we were very fortunate to be playing Spurs.
    Playing Spurs must've been the good karma to the bad of Ramos Shithousing on Salah and Karius the year before.

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    Oh yes..
    Ramos was a shithouse alright - see the final v Juve too.. That's who he was.

    We've had some of that in recent history too - Masch and then Luis too - similar levels of Shithousery from them 2 so we know it when we see it..

    I am just glad we didn't face a Spanish or Italian side - that more tense kind of game - you need to have more controlled play - and that midfield would have been a worry. Even then - v the Spuds without that early penalty I am certain things would have been different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steveo View Post
    That's fine I am sure many reds would say the same. I see it differently. I see a player who ultimately helped shorten the careers of Mane - Bobby and Mo.. His lack of ability to beat a man - any man - keep hold of the ball when needed and not treat it like a hot potato - passing the buck sideways again and again.. imo led to more hard miles for other far more key players in our success.

    Once Gini went - in fact once it was clear his contract wasn't being sorted - that midfield was lacking the gymnastics to cope with that technical deficiency that I highlight with Hendo. We won 2 majors & Hendo was a part of it for sure - he lifted his game to its absolute max - but for me a better player in there and we do it without breaking the squad so badly.. We also do it agin a couple of times.

    I take Fabinho over Hendo any day of the week
    That was his role. As it was for all of the midfielders, they were all workmenlike grafters. If you have both fullbacks bombing forward then the midfield have to be able to cover.

    He'll be this generation's Ronnie Whelan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jozza800 View Post
    That was his role. As it was for all of the midfielders, they were all workmenlike grafters. If you have both fullbacks bombing forward then the midfield have to be able to cover.

    He'll be this generation's Ronnie Whelan.
    VOTE JOCKY tae fix this fiasco.

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