Manager watch: Jose Mourinho

How do you feel about Mourinho appointment

  • Excited - silverware here we come baby

    Votes: 632 55.8%
  • Meh - will give him a chance and hope he is successful

    Votes: 419 37.0%
  • Horrified - praying for the day he'll fuck off

    Votes: 81 7.2%

  • Total voters
    1,132

shelfboy68

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I think the similarities between us from 2/3yrs ago, to City, and now Liverpool, are quite obvious. The difference being that we just couldn’t get anything over that final hurdle. We could/should have won the league, FA Cup, and if we’d have turned up, the CL too.. I’ve said to my Liverpool supporting friend that our transfer policy and loyalty to certain players, is what took us back steps. Loyalty to guys who were drained from the way we played, and then not seeking proper alternatives to those guys, has left us where we are now.

Liverpool and City have both, in turn, done this too. I don’t think ‘Pool signed anyone in the summer, right? Then the one guy in January. Pep decided to not recruit at CB, instead taking his anchorman out of midfield to play him in defence. Also hasn’t made many signings in what, 3?, windows now. And it’s all caught up with them.

The burn out will come, they will all suffer unless they replace 1st teamers with ready to go replacements. The fact that in those peak years, they have both won stuff, sets them ahead of ourselves, and maybe Klopp will address the situation of replacements in the summer? If he doesn’t, I can’t see how ‘Pool will go on to dominate for another 2 years, I’d give them 1, maximum.
Possibly but Liverpool have a history of winning things it's part of the clubs DNA city on the other hand are recent new comers to this, both though will continue to rack up the silverware which is not something I expect us to do.
 

Ionman34

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What press conference did u watch?
I dont remember him saying that.

in this one:

He clearly states how he wanted Dele to play from the beginning but knew he couldn't get 90 minutes out of him, the same with Ndombele.
He doesn't say anything about not having anyone on the bench...just that we have loads of injuries, which is true.
Maybe you saw a different press conference?



When did he actually do that?
He’s never done it. Some want it to be true though, so interpret what they hear in the way they want to hear it, or just plain make shit up.

Aspiring tabloid journalists.
 

Pochemon94

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he’ll be hoping werner’s finishing is as good when we play them. He just missed a sitter
I've watched a couple of Leipzig games this year and I have to say that Werner isn't the deadliest of finishers but he gets so many chances a game due to the blistering pace they have up front so he will still bag like 1-2 goals a game hahah
 

spursfan77

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I've watched a couple of Leipzig games this year and I have to say that Werner isn't the deadliest of finishers but he gets so many chances a game due to the blistering pace they have up front so he will still bag like 1-2 goals a game hahah
I didn’t think the quality of the game was the best.
 

arunspurs

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I didn’t think the quality of the game was the best.
Bayern were very poor at home, especially 2nd half. Leipzig should have scored 2 or 3.
Mourinho would have learnt a lot, incase if he didnt know about this Leipzig side.

From our CL game point of view, we really need defense to be pacy - IMO, Toby, Sanchez, Tanganga are automatic starters.
 
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TheCheeseRoom

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From our CL game point of view, we really need defense - IMO, Toby, Sanchez, Tanganga are automatic starters.
Think you meant to put pace in there? But agree 100%.

Also very impressed with Upamenco who appears to have everything.
 

spids

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If Liverpool hadn’t bought VVD and Allison as they were building a new stadium and fell short in 2nd / 3rd they’d be in the same boat as us. We have to factor in that the new stadium came at the worst time in terms of us taking that next step.
 

Jamturk

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Bayern were very poor at home, especially 2nd half. Leipzig should have scored 2 or 3.
Mourinho would have learnt a lot, incase if he didnt know about this Leipzig side.

From our CL game point of view, we really need defense to be pacy - IMO, Toby, Sanchez, Tanganga are automatic starters.
Or we can sit deep like against Citeh
 

mpickard2087

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Just my opinion, but I think playing all Bundesliga teams is basically the same proposition and you go about it the same way. Whenever I see games from Germany now all the teams seem to play similarly, absolutely balls out, playing high up the pitch trying to get on the front foot and employ modern, attacking tactics.

If you can do your thing defensively then at the other end you will get chances, lots. We've seen that against Dortmund in recent years, and even both games against Bayern we were given loads of space to play and get at their defence. In the home game we should have had three or four goals before HT.
 

wrd

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Just my opinion, but I think playing all Bundesliga teams is basically the same proposition and you go about it the same way. Whenever I see games from Germany now all the teams seem to play similarly, absolutely balls out, playing high up the pitch trying to get on the front foot and employ modern, attacking tactics.

If you can do your thing defensively then at the other end you will get chances, lots. We've seen that against Dortmund in recent years, and even both games against Bayern we were given loads of space to play and get at their defence. In the home game we should have had three or four goals before HT.
It does feel like the way we've been setting up recently is pretty ideal for German opposition to hit them on the break. We have to be clinical though (when does a team not). I can't see us being opened up the way we were against Bayern.
 

spursfan77

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Just my opinion, but I think playing all Bundesliga teams is basically the same proposition and you go about it the same way. Whenever I see games from Germany now all the teams seem to play similarly, absolutely balls out, playing high up the pitch trying to get on the front foot and employ modern, attacking tactics.

If you can do your thing defensively then at the other end you will get chances, lots. We've seen that against Dortmund in recent years, and even both games against Bayern we were given loads of space to play and get at their defence. In the home game we should have had three or four goals before HT.
I agree. Both teams were playing it short from the goal kicks every time. So you can guarantee we won’t do that.

I was convinced before watching Leipzig today that Kane was going to be a big miss, now I’m even more convinced. He’s so clinical. I think we will miss that big time when we press them into mistakes.
 

Monkey boy

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If Liverpool hadn’t bought VVD and Allison as they were building a new stadium and fell short in 2nd / 3rd they’d be in the same boat as us. We have to factor in that the new stadium came at the worst time in terms of us taking that next step.
but but but Daniel told us that the stadium build wouldn’t effect our transfer policy....
 

idontgetit

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Jose has is not fucking around, gone and got his head shaved to like a hard bastard while everyone else is on holiday :ROFLMAO:
 
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